Paxton's Flower garden, by J. Lindley and J. Paxton, Volume 1

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Page 149 - Epidendra, and a little wavy at the margin. The flowers are fully two inches in diameter, thick and fleshy, dull green, stained with a dirty reddish brown towards the ends of the sepals and petals. The labellum is a pale strawcolour, streaked along the middle with violet.
Page 160 - I -j inch or two inches in length, and is the point of a shoot formed during the bygone summer. Its base is cut in the form of a wedge, and inserted in the crown of the finger-like tuber just noticed.
Page 160 - The flowers are very large, and 'beautifully diversified with tints of orange-scarlet, of pale yellow, and of bright orange, which form a variety of shades according to the age of the blossom.
Page 152 - The flowers which Endlicher happened to examine were pentapetalous, which is not the more usual case ; and he erroneously states the plant to form a large tree, whereas it is commonly a slender shrub, of five or ten feet in height, or at most a small tree. Misled by these discrepancies, and by the differences of the two kinds of flowers, and, it would seem from his description, happening to possess tetrasepalous as well as tetrapetalous flowers, (although there are five sepals in all my Lindheimerian...
Page 160 - ... than to quote at length from a very excellent article by Robert Fortune in the " Gardeners' Chronicle " for February 7, 1880. After pointing out that the tree peony by nature demanded a complete rest at a low temperature, he says : " In China, propagation by suckers and cuttings is completely ignored. In the beginning of October, large quantities of the roots of a herbaceous peony...
Page 160 - Pseony is pulled to pieces, and each of the finger-like rootlets forms a stock upon which the Moutan is destined to be grafted. Having thrown a large number of these rootlets upon the potting bench, the scions are then brought from the plants which it is desirable to increase.
Page 96 - I was now out in the Moutan district daily during the time the different plants were coming into bloom, and secured some most striking and beautiful kinds for the Horticultural Society.
Page 160 - ... the success which attends the system; indeed, it is rare that a graft fails to grow. In about a fortnight the union between the root and the scion is complete, and in the following spring the plants are well established and strong. They frequently bloom the first spring, and are rarely later than the second, when they are dug up and taken to the markets for sale, in the manner I have described.
Page 143 - Ojos, is very abundant in the cultivated parts of Mendoza, where it has the benefit of the water used in irrigation, seeming to be incapable of living on the dry arid lands which are not under cultivation. Along the southern frontier of the province of Mendoza, between the rivers Diamante and Atuel, it is found abundantly with other shrubs in sheltered situations : also among thickets along the western side of the Rio Quarto, near the western boundary of the Pampas ; those plants to be found growing...
Page 48 - Clianthus, will, when its ripe pods are known, prove to be sufficiently difl'erent from the original New Zealand species, to form a distinct genus ; to which, if such should be the case, the generic name Eremocharis may be given, as it is one of the greatest ornaments of the desert regions of the interior of Australia, as well as of the sterile islands of the north-west coast.

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