Gardening in California, Landscape and Flower

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A.M. Robertson, 1914 - Gardening - 399 pages

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Page 311 - ... improved races would be very much circumscribed; and the art of horticulture, in this respect, would be one of the greatest uncertainty. The usual mode of increasing plants, that mode which has been more especially provided by Nature, is by seeds; but, while seeds increase the species without error, the peculiarities of varieties can rarely be perpetuated in the same manner. In order to secure the multiplication of a variety, with all its qualities unaltered, it is necessary that portions should...
Page 207 - First place one piece of broken potsherd over the hole in the bottom of the pot, then fill...
Page 239 - The seeds should be shaded until they germinate, and, when the seedlings are large enough to be handled, they should be transplanted to three inches apart, and placed where they are to bloom, early in October.
Page 264 - Phlox subulata, are very useful for covering rock-work and for forming front lines in mixed borders. The annual Phlox Drummondii is one of our most beautiful Summer-blooming plants. This species and its many varieties are suitable for filling flower-beds or for forming a groundcovering among taller-stemmed subjects. They (Phlox Drummondii) are raised from seeds sown in February in a warm hotbed, a little bottom-heat being of great assistance to their free germination in pots or boxes in light sandy...
Page 259 - Chiccory are long and tapering, it should be cultivated in rich, mellow soil, thoroughly stirred, either by the plough or spade, to the depth of ten or twelve inches. The seed should be sown in April or May, in drills fifteen inches apart, and three-fourths of an inch deep. When the young plants are two or three inches high, thin them to eight inches apart in the rows ; and, during the summer, cultivate frequently, to keep the soil light, and the growing crop free from weeds.
Page 48 - It must be carefully kept in view, when planting, that the roots should be placed as nearly as possible in the same position as they were before they were removed from their previous location.

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