Flowers for the Parlor and Garden

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J. E. Tilton, 1863 - Flower gardening - 411 pages
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Page 14 - Ephemeral sages! what instructors hoary For such a world of thought could furnish scope? Each fading calyx a memento mori, Yet fount of hope. Posthumous glories! angel-like collection! Upraised from seed or bulb interred in earth, Ye are to me a type of resurrection, And second birth. Were I in churchless solitudes remaining, Far from all voice of teachers and divines, My soul would find, in flowers of God's ordaining, Priests, sermons, shrines!
Page 307 - THE grass is wet with shining dews, Their silver bells hang on each tree, While opening flower and bursting bud Breathe incense forth unceasingly...
Page 257 - PROSTRATA. A pretty, free-growing plant, with long, slender stems, clothed with roundish leaves, and bearing small, yellow flowers, of no particular beauty; cultivated more for its freedom of growth than for its flowers. Grows in any light, loamy soil. One of the most serviceable trailers is the plant commonly known as German Ivy (Senecio Scandens) ; it is of most rapid growth, with light green leaves, studded with pellucid dots, and never troubled by insects. As a screen for a window, or covering...
Page 7 - Neath cloistered boughs, each floral bell that swingeth And tolls its perfume on the passing air, Makes sabbath in the fields, and ever ringeth A call to prayer. Not to the domes where crumbling arch and column Attest the feebleness of mortal hand, But to that fane, most Catholic and solemn, Which God hath...
Page 233 - He had placed the chrysalis of a moth in some mould in a glass bottle covered with a lid, in order to obtain a perfect specimen of the insect ; after a time a speck or two of vegetation appeared on the surface of the mould, and turned out to be a fern and a grass.
Page 62 - I'll teach thee miracles ! Walk on this heath, And say to the neglected flower, ' Look up, And be thou Beautiful !' If thou hast faith, It will obey thy word.
Page 127 - Carnations are divided into five classes, namely : 1. Scarlet Bizarres; 2. Pink or Crimson Bizarres ; 3. Scarlet Flakes ; 4. Rose Flakes ; 5. Purple Flakes. Bizarre is derived from the French, meaning odd or irregular.
Page 127 - Bizarres ; 3. Scarlet Flakes ; 4. Rose Flakes ; 5. Purple Flakes. Bizarre is derived from the French, meaning odd or irregular. The flowers in these classes have three colors, which are irregularly placed on each petal. Scarlet Bizarres have that color predominating over the purple or crimson ; but the Pink or Crimson Bizarres have more of these colors than the Scarlet. Scarlet Flakes are simple white grounds, with distinct stripes or ribbons of scarlet. Rose and Purple Flakes have these two colors...
Page 7 - the love of flowers is universal. It is an old melody which first attuned in earliest time, in the golden age of legendary lore, has come down to us, growing more mellow and sweeter as it chimed through the centuries, and now as then echoes in the human heart with a music akin to heaven.
Page 133 - ... descends, and press it gently down to the soil. Do the next in the same manner, and so on until every shoot is layered, then cover them all with the sifted mould, about three quarters of an inch deep, and the process is completed ; then give a slight watering, and the layers require no further care, but watering, until they are rooted, which will be in about a month or six weeks.

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