The Magazine of Horticulture, Botany, and All Useful Discoveries and Improvements in Rural Affairs, Volume 3

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Hovey and Company, 1837 - Gardening

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Page 272 - Instead of the thorn shall come up the fir-tree, and instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle-tree: and it shall be to the Lord for a name, for an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.
Page 426 - ... upon the water. Quite in character with the wonderful leaf was the luxuriant flower, consisting of many hundred petals, passing in alternate tints from pure white to rose and pink. The smooth water was covered with the blossoms, and as I rowed from one to the other I always observed something new to admire.
Page 246 - English horticulturists can be produced in this country, and we hope the time is not far distant when we shall not be dependent upon England for new varieties.
Page 61 - ... and come into full bearing; that is, from the state of infancy to maturity; and it is this and other circumstances, by which the inquisitive eye is enabled to form the selection among those appearing likely to become valuable fruits. But from that time the new variety, or selected plant, compared with all the engraftments which may be taken from it, or any of them, these shall shew a most undeviatiug sameness among themselves.
Page 427 - The tree being felled, is cut into lengths of five or six feet. A part of the hard wood is then sliced off, and the workman, coming to the pith, cuts across the longitudinal fibres and the pith together, leaving a part at each end uncut, so that when it is excavated, there remains a trough, into which the pulp is again put, mixed with water, and beaten with a piece of wood. Then the fibres, separated from the pulp, float at top, and the flour subsides.
Page 385 - They vary from yellowish-green through horn color to chestnut, most of them being simply horn-colored. This is perhaps owing to the fact that our species do not infest our gardens and open fields, but are generally confined to forests, sheltered under logs and stones, and are rarely seen abroad except during twilight or on damp and dark days ; indeed, they almost entirely disappear as the forests are cut down, and seem to flee the approach of man.
Page 61 - ... fall into actual decay, a nihility of vegetation the descendants, however young, or in whatever situation they may be, will gradually decline ; and, from that time, it would be imprudent, in point of profit, to attempt propagating that variety from any of them. This is the dogma which must be received. I do not expect a direct assent, neither do I wish it ; for it should be taken witk much reserve ; but it is undoubtedly true.
Page 369 - P^ach number containing eight figures of Plants and Shrubs. In monthly numbers; 4s. colored, 3s. plain. Edited by John Lindley, Ph. D., FRS, LS, and GS Professor of Botany in the University of London. Curtis's Botanical Magazine, or Flower Garden Displayed, containing eight plates. In monthly numbers; 3s.
Page 110 - Mr Hope mentioned a practice common in some parts of Spain, of baking corn to a certain extent, by exposing it to a temperature of 150 or upwards, for the purpose of destroying an insect by which it was liable to be attacked. — Dr Richardson mentioned, that the seeds sold in China for the European market were previously boiled, for the purpose of destroying their vitality, as the jealousy of that people made them anxious to prevent their exportation in a state fitted for germination. Upon sowing...
Page 61 - This is the only rational way as yet introduced of accounting for the loss of the valuable old varieties of fruits. Should a better system be introduced, 1 shall readily adopt it; but this sufficiently answers the purposes of the planter.

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