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Your Plants Plain and Practical Directions for the Treatment of Tender and Hardy Plants in the House and in the Garden   By:

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YOUR PLANTS.

PLAIN AND PRACTICAL DIRECTIONS FOR THE TREATMENT OF TENDER AND HARDY PLANTS IN THE HOUSE AND IN THE GARDEN.

BY JAMES SHEEHAN.

NEW YORK: ORANGE JUDD COMPANY, 1919

Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1884, by the ORANGE JUDD COMPANY, In the Office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington.

CONTENTS.

PAGE.

CHAPTER I. How to Make a Lawn 7

CHAPTER II. Soil for Potting Artificial Fertilizers 10

CHAPTER III. Selecting and Sowing Seeds 12

CHAPTER IV. Making and Planting Flower Beds 14

CHAPTER V. Watering Plants Is Cold Water Injurious? 16

CHAPTER VI. Atmosphere and Temperature. Insects 19

CHAPTER VII. Wintering Plants in Cellars 21

CHAPTER VIII. The Law of Color in Flowers 22

CHAPTER IX. The Relation of Plants to Health 23

CHAPTER X. Layering 25

CHAPTER XI. Propagation of Plants from Cuttings 26

CHAPTER XII. Grafting 29

CHAPTER XIII. Hanging Baskets, Wardian Cases and Jardinieres 31

CHAPTER XIV. Aquatics Water Lilies 35

CHAPTER XV. Hardy Climbing Vines. Ivies 37

CHAPTER XVI. Annual Flowering Plants Pansy Culture 39

CHAPTER XVII. Fall or Holland Bulbs 42

CHAPTER XVIII. Tropical Bulbs. Tuberoses 44

CHAPTER XIX. Roses, Cultivation, and Propagating 46

CHAPTER XX. Japan and other Lilies. Calla Lilies 50

CHAPTER XXI. Geraniums, the Best Twelve Sorts 53

CHAPTER XXII. Azaleas; How to Cultivate Them 53

CHAPTER XXIII. Camellias. Orange and Lemon Trees 55

CHAPTER XXIV. Fuchsias, Training and Management 57

CHAPTER XXV. Cactuses Night Blooming Cereus. Rex Begonias 59

CHAPTER XXVI. Rockeries How to Make Them 62

CHAPTER XXVII. Budding 64

CHAPTER XXVIII. Pruning 68

CHAPTER XXIX. Miscellaneous Notes 72

CHAPTER XXX. Sentiment and Language of Flowers 76

INTRODUCTION.

In the winter of the year 1880, while the author was in attendance upon a large horticultural meeting in a neighboring city, which was attended by nearly all the leading florists and nurserymen in Western New York, the idea of writing this work was first suggested to him.

An intelligent lady, present at that meeting, widely known for her skill and success as an amateur florist, in conversation with the writer made the following remarks: "I have in my library at least a dozen different works on floriculture, some of them costly, all of which I have read over and over again, often having to pore over a large volume of almost useless matter, in order to find information on some points I was looking for... Continue reading book >>




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