Every Lady Her Own Flower Gardener

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S. Babcock, 1844 - 142 páginas
 

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Página 73 - Then," said the rose, with deepened glow, " On me another grace bestow." The spirit paused, in silent thought, — What grace was there that flower had not ? 'Twas but a moment, — o'er the rose A veil of moss the angel throws, And robed in nature's simplest weed. Could there a flower that rose exceed ? The Rose.
Página 111 - ... 1st. Want of proper light and air, — is perhaps the most essential point of any to be considered ; for however well all other requisites are attended to, a deficiency in either of these, will cause the plants to grow weak and sickly. Let them always be placed as near the light as they can conveniently stand, and receive as much air as can be admitted, when the weather will allow...
Página 129 - Evergreens.) that evergreens may be transplanted with much greater safety in mild weather in autumn or winter, than at any other period of the year. Herbaceous plants may, in general, be transplanted at any season, when they are not in flower or coming into flower; but the safest time for perennials is in autumn, after they have ripened their seeds and are going into a dormant state. Biennial and annual plants are best transplanted when quite young, or after they have obtained their second or third...
Página 137 - The central organ of the flower, whose base becomes the pericarp and seed. 5. Pericarp. — The covering of the seed, whether pod, shell, bag, or pulpy substance. 6. Seed. — The essential part, containing the rudiment of a new plant.
Página 10 - Ask for what end the heavenly bodies shine, Earth for whose use? Pride answers, "Tis for mine: For me kind nature wakes her genial power, Suckles each herb, and spreads out every flower; Annual for me, the grape, the rose renew The juice nectareous, and the balmy dew; For me, the mine a thousand treasures brings ; For me, health gushes from a thousand springs ; Seas roll to waft me, suns to light me rise; My footstool earth, my canopy the skies.
Página 136 - November are for the most part warm, and rainy, then January and February are likely to be frosty and cold, except after a very dry summer.
Página 126 - ... of protecting them from cold. Of course the after treatment of every plant in a pot must depend on its nature ; all that it is necessary at present to treat of, is the manner of planting. Transplanting plants which have already been grown in pots, is either effected by removing the ball or mass of earth containing the roots entire, or by gently breaking the ball in pieces, and stretching the roots out on every side. When the ball is not broken, the operation is called shifting. Plants are often...
Página 112 - The best plan is, to always allow the soil in the pot to have the appearance of dry ness, (but never sufficient to make the plant flag,) before a supply of water is given, which should then be pretty copious; but always empty it out of the pan or feeder in which the pot stands, as soon as the soil is properly drained. The water used for the purpose; ought always to be made about the same temperature as the room in which the plants grow, — never use it fresh from the pump, — either let it stand...
Página 135 - If the south wind begins to blow for two or three days, the north wind will blow suddenly after it : but if the north wind blows for the same number of days, the south will not rise till after the east has blown a while. Whatever wind begins to blow in the morning, usually continues longer than that which rises in the evening.
Página 73 - The angel of the flowers one day Beneath a rose tree sleeping lay ; That spirit to whose charge is given To bathe young buds in dews from heaven.

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