Sweet Peas Up-to-date: With a Complete Description of All Known Varieties, Including Novelties for 1917

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W. A. Burpee & Company, 1917 - Sweet peas - 100 pages
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Page 41 - Twenty sprays make a nice vase, and the best method of arranging them is to start by putting some grass (cut two inches long) in the mouth of the vase, as this helps to keep the stems in position. Each stem must be put in separately. Let every flower be seen as far as possible and all face one way, with the exception of such varieties as have the back of the standards tinted in coloring other than the ground color of the flower, when the position of such might be judiciously varied. One or two pieces...
Page 42 - Agrostis ncublosa, might with advantage be used. But this should not be overdone, and only if the rules allow of it. " In staging a collection of twelve varieties, they should be stood in three rows, the back rows being tiered eight or nine inches above the other, and arrange the colors so that they do not clash. Even if the show schedule does not ask for it, name each variety with a neat card placed at the base of each vase.
Page 12 - This hedge-row ridge, having been prepared in the fall as suggested, may be harrowed over once or twice, as soon as the frost is out of the ground in early spring. A mode of setting Osage thorn quicks, known as spade-setting, consists in opening a line of slits in the surface soil, at regular distances on the line of the intended hedge, with a long, narrow spade. The spade being thrust down a sufficient depth, is pushed forward from the operator, when an assistant...
Page 6 - THE Sweet Pea has a keel that was meant to seek all shores; it has wings that were meant to fly across all continents; it has a standard which is friendly to all nations; and it has a fragrance like the universal Gospel : yea, a sweet prophecy of welcome everywhere that has been abundantly fulfilled.
Page 16 - Our experiments at FORDHOOK FARMS have shown that Sweet Peas sown in early October made growth about three inches tall before severe weather set in, and that subsequently the plants were frozen out, while seed sown in November and early December just started to germinate before frost, and as there were no top growths to freeze, withstood...
Page 95 - Salisbury, then under the management of Mr. Dodds, who will be remembered in connection with the improvement of the Dahlia and other florists' flowers. He remained here for two years, afterwards serving under Mr. Fleming in the gardens at Trentham, and going thence to Cane Wood, Highgate. In 1854 he was appointed head gardener to the Earl of Radnor at Coleshill, Berks, where during his stay of twenty years he raised many Dahlias, Pelargoniums, and Verbenas, which were for the most part sent out by...
Page 100 - j. expect Sweet Peas to thrive in soil too poor for any other culture, or in a sunless location. They need, as nearly as possible, a free deep loam, moderately rich and freely cultivated.
Page 100 - FVm't g atner tne blooms grudgingly. The more you cut the longer the vine will continue to flower. Remember, when they go to seed Sweet Peas will cease flowering.
Page 94 - At one time there was listed fully twenty varieties, but now only the following are offered by us: PINK CUPID WHITE CUPID MIXED CUPID...
Page 23 - Occasional waterings with a solution of sulphate of iron in water will remedy the trouble, using the iron at the rate of half an ounce to one gallon of water.

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