The Florist, Fruitist, and Garden Miscellany, Volume 12

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"Florist" office, 1859 - Floriculture

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Page 187 - Yet mark'd I where the bolt of Cupid fell: It fell upon a little western flower, — • Before, milk-white, now purple with love's wound, — And maidens call it love-in-idleness.
Page 23 - LANG hae thought, my youthfu' friend, A something to have sent you, Tho' it should serve nae ither end Than just a kind memento ; But how the subject theme may gang, Let time and chance determine ; Perhaps, it may turn out a sang, Perhaps, turn out a sermon.
Page 185 - Lay her i' the earth : And from her fair and unpolluted flesh May violets spring .! I tell thee, churlish priest, A ministering angel shall my sister be, When thou liest howling.
Page 274 - WE are the sweet Flowers, Born of sunny showers, Think, whene'er you see us, what our beauty saith : Utterance mute and bright Of some unknown delight, We fill the air with pleasure, by our simple breath : All who see us, love us ; We befit all places ; Unto sorrow we give smiles ; and unto graces, graces.
Page 155 - ... dung, which will help to meet the great demand on the soil while the plants are in bloom, and by increasing the porosity of the soil, will prevent water from stagnating in the pans in the early stages of their growth. Too much care cannot be exercised in watering when the plants are in their infancy ; if the morning's sunshine catch a leaf in a moist state, either from...
Page 157 - ... will easily be discovered, for there are generally a few of the small fibres left on the under side of the roots, which will prove a guide to the inexperienced. When the roots are all planted, carefully draw the earth over them with the back of a rake, and be sure they are all safely covered. The time of planting for an early bloom, is about the middle of September. These will flower at the beginning of April, and will continue in flower for three weeks and upwards. If the season be...
Page 157 - If the season be favorable for a second course of bloom, a plantation should be made near the middle of October, or towards the latter end. These will succeed the former; and if some roots be kept in reserve, and be planted in January or February, taking the opportunity of fine weather in either month, as it may happen, they will succeed the second plantation, and thus afford a continuance of flowers for nearly two months.—(Id.) ART. II. Domestic Notices. GLAZING SASHES WITHOUT PUTTY.—Dear Sir.—In...
Page 155 - A. coccinea and species of a similar habit; twics for A. grandiflora, longiflora, and those of a like semi-bushy habit, whilst the straggling nature of A. pedunculata requires three or four pinchings to form a dwarf bushy plant. Let staking be proceeded with early; for if the shoots once get out of order, half their number will be disjointed in raising them to their proper position. The stakes should be left at least nine inches above the plant to tack the stems to, in their upward flowering progress.—(Gardeners
Page 156 - ... receive the roots. This is a most important point, and should be particularly attended to ; for if the soil is foul, a failure will surely be the consequence. It is far better to defer planting for a week, or even a fortnight, than risk planting in impure soil. When the latter is in proper condition for use, it should be levelled, and about five or six inches being thrown off the top, add a layer of decomposed cow-manure, of about four inches, and stir the latter in with the sweetened soil four...
Page 157 - ... top, add a layer of decomposed .cow-manure, of about four inches, and stir the latter in with the sweetened •soil four or five inches in depth. This done, cover it with the soil thrown • off, and leave it to settle for a day or two, when it may be raked. Draw off the large stones and coarser parts of the soil, and reduce the bed to an even surface, ready for planting; first marking it out in rows, about five or six inches distance each way. Proceed by planting the roots two inches deep, taking...

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