An Encyclopaedia of Gardening, Comprising the Theory and Practice of Horticulture, Floriculture, Arboriculture and Landscape-gardening, Including... a General History of Gardening in All Countries

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Longman, 1822 - 1469 pages
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Contents

PART II
120
CHAP III
134
Of Methods of Study
140
Natural Method of Jussieu
157
CHAP V
164
Decomposite Organs
173
Vegetable Chemistry or primary Principles of Plants
176
Simple Products
193
Process of Nutrition
202
Process of Vegetable Developement
212
Anomalies of Vegetable Developement
218
Changes consequent upon Impregnation
225
Wounds
236
Geographical Distribution of Vegetables
243
Systematic Distribution of Vegetables
249
Origin of Culture as derived from the Study of Vegetables
261
Of the Analysis and constituent Parts of Soils
267
Of the Improvement of Soils
273
Rotation of Crops
280
Of Manures of Mineral Origin
293
Of the specific Application of fermentative and Fossil or Saline
299
Water
308
BOOK III
315
Utensils
327
Miscellaneous Articles used in Gardening
339
Fixed Structures
347
CHAP III
376
Decorative Buildings
393
Of the Improvement of the Mechanical Agents of Gardening
405
operations of Gardening in which Strength is chiefly required in the Operator
407
CHAP II
413
Of carrying Designs into Execution
423
CHAP III
429
Operations of Rearing and Culture
445
Operations for inducing a State of Fruitfulness in barren and
460
Operations of Exotic Culture in Hothouses
468
Operations of Gathering Preserving and Keeping
474
Of the Superintendence and Management of Gardens
480
Of the Beauty and Order of Garden Scenery
486
Extent
492
Water
498
RingFence and Slip
508
Of the Selection and Arrangement of Espaliers and Dwarf
516
Of the General Cultivation and Management of a Kitchen Garden 325
525
Ski T V Pruning and Training
531
299
535
Vermin Insects Diseases and Accidents 337
537
Of Gathering and Storing Orchard Fruits
543
Peachhouse
552
Secr If Of the Culture of the Vinery
593
315
598
Culture of the PeachHouse
614
Of the Culture of the CherryHouse
625
Of the Culture of the Melon
643
Forcing the Strawberry in HotHouses Pits and HotBeds 6 53
653
Forcing Peas 66 l
661
CHAP VIII
673
Leguminous Plants
689
Esculent Roots
696
Spinaceous Plants
711
Asparaginous Plants
724
327
748
Sweet Herbs
750
332
765
Exotic Fruits well known but neglected as such
862
Horticultural Productions which may be expected from a firstrate Kitchen Garden managed in the best Style
889
January the Productions arranged in the Order in which they have been treated in the preceding Chapters
890
March
891
June
892
September 89 3
893
December
894
CHAP II
904
Of Forming the Shrubbery
909
of Planting the Shrubbery
912
CHAP V
919
CHAP VI
930
CHAP VII
935
CHAP VIII
938
Floricultural Catalogue Herbaceous Plants
940
Florists or Select Flowers ib Subsect 1 The Hyacinth 940 Subsect 14 The Dahlia
962
The Tulip 944 Subsect 15 The Auricula
963
The Ranunculus 948 Subsect 16 The Polyanthus
974
The Anemone 952 Subsect 17 The Carnation
976
The Crocus 953 Subsect 18 The Pink 98 5
987
The Iris 957 Subsect 20 The Cardinal Flower ib Subsect 8 The Fritillary 958 Subsect 21 The Pyramidal Bell Sunsect 9 The Lily 959 flower 98 9
990
The Tuberose ib Subsect 24 The Balsam 99 1
992
Border Flowers ib Sunsecr 1 Species and Varieties of perennial fibrous ramose tuberous and creepingrooted Herbaceous BorderFlowers arranged a...
993
Species and Varieties of Bulbousrooted BorderFlowers
1000
Species and Varieties of Biennial BorderFlowers
1003
Species and Varieties of Hardy Annual BorderFlowers
1004
Species and Varieties of HalfHardy Annual Border Flowers
1006
Flowers for particular Purposes
1007
Catalogue of Hardy Trees with showy Flowers
1013
General Catalogue of Shrubs
1022
Selections of Shrubs for particular Purposes
1028
Select GreenHouse Plants
1034
Climbing Green House Plants
1048
Climbing BarkStove Plants
1063
Scitaminous or Reedy Stove Plants
1069
Of the Uses of Trees collectively as Plantations
1075
Of the Classification of Plantations or Assemblages of Trees
1081
CHAr IV
1093
CHAP V
1102
CHAP VI
1114
Of the Formation Culture and Management of a NurseryGarden for
1123
Arboricultural Catalogue 1 134
1134
Softwooded Trees
1145
Of the Principles of Landscape Gardening 1 150
1151
Of the Materials of LandscapeGardening 1 158
1158
Of operating with Water 1 166
1166
Of the accidental Accompaniments to the Materials of Landscape
1174
On laying out Private Gardens or Residences 1 180
1180
Public Gardens
1186
Chap V
1195
Garden Counsellors Artists or Professors 12OI
1201
Commercial Gardens
1212
Public Gardens
1219
Topographical Survey of the British Isles in respect to Gardening
1221
Wales
1247
Ireland
1257
British Works on Gardening
1263
Of the Literature of Gardening in other Countries
1293
BOOK II
1320
Of the Professional Education of Gardeners 1824
1328
Of Economical Education or the general Conduct and Economy
1336
KALEN DARIAL INDEX 1839
1344
GENERAL INDEX 1853
1353
344
1463

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Page 7 - God Almighty first planted a garden; and, indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures. It is the greatest refreshment to the spirits of man; without which buildings and palaces are but gross...
Page 61 - At that moment appeared Kent, painter enough to taste the charms of landscape, bold and opinionative enough to dare and to dictate, and born with a genius to strike out a great system from the twilight of imperfect essays.
Page 296 - ... thought them liable to be injured. But, when I had learned, that bodies on the surface of the earth become, during a still and serene night, colder than the atmosphere, by radiating their heat to the heavens, I perceived immediately a just reason for the practice, which I had before deemed useleu. Being desirous, however, of acquiring some precise information on this subject...
Page 284 - ... situation in which it is kept, is of importance. It should, if possible, be defended from the sun. To preserve it under sheds would be of great use ; or to make the site of a dunghill on the north side of a wall. The floor on which the dung is heaped should, if possible, be paved with flat stones ; and there should be a little inclination from each side towards the centre, in which there should be drains connected with a small well, furnished with a pump, by which any fluid matter may be collected...
Page 286 - When lime, whether freshly burnt or slacked, is mixed with any moist fibrous vegetable matter, there is a strong action between the lime and the vegetable matter, and they form a kind of compost together, of which a part is usually soluble in water. By this kind of operation, lime renders matter which was before comparatively inert nutritive...
Page 299 - Snow and ice are bad conductors of heat ; and when the ground is covered with snow, or the surface of the soil or of water is frozen, the roots or bulbs of the plants beneath are protected by the congealed water from the influence of the atmosphere, the temperature of which in northern winters is usually very much below the freezing point ; and this water becomes the first nourishment of the plant in early spring. The expansion of water during its congelation, at which time its volume increases...
Page 263 - And when the leaves are fully developed, the ground is shaded, and any injurious influence, which in the summer might be expected from too great a heat, entirely prevented ; so that the temperature of the surface, when bare and exposed to the rays of the sun, affords at least one indication of the degrees of its fertility; and the thermometer may be sometimes a useful instrument to the purchaser or improver of lands.
Page 275 - The great object in the application of manure should be to make it afford as much soluble matter as possible to the roots of the plant : and that in a slow and gradual manner, so that it may be entirely consumed in forming its sap and organised parts.
Page 223 - In the same manner the flowering has its regular time : the mezereon and snowdrop push forth their flowers in February ; the primrose in the month of March ; the cowslip in April ; the great mass of plants in May and June; many in July, August, and September ; some not till the month of October, as the meadow saffron ; and some not till the approach and arrival of winter, as the laurustinus and arbutus.
Page 94 - ... yet upon the whole be very agreeable. Something of this I have seen in some places, but heard more of it from others who have lived much among the Chineses; a people whose way of thinking seems to lie as wide of ours in Europe, as their country does.

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