A Peony Manual; Giving Up-To-Date Information Regarding These Beautiful Flowers. Showing: How to Raise from Seed, How to Increase by Divisions, How

May 5, 2014|
A Peony Manual; Giving Up-To-Date Information Regarding These Beautiful Flowers. Showing: How to Raise from Seed, How to Increase by Divisions, How by Charles Simmons Harrison
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...yet goes east. In the west we cannot raise the flowers above mentioned. They will have nothing to do with us. They are aristocratic easterners that will die before they will live with us. I thought our hot suns and drying winds too much, so I got 1,000 of the hardiest kinds I could hear of, and put them under a screen. Kalmias, azalias, rhododendrons, all dead in a year, despite the tenderest care. Do you wonder that we love a flower that will step in and take their places, one that never grumbles nor pines, and is never homesick, that is more fragrant and lovely than the best of them? I have attended some of the most famous flower shows of the east, and here in Nebraska we can raise as fine peonies as anywhere on earth. We plant roses, and they kill down and dwindle away, but the peony stays by us. Millions are needed for our western states. Billions are needed for the Dakotas, Minnesota and Manitoba, where they do as well as in England. When the finest flowers on earth are fitted for such a vast empire, and they will grow and thrive where other things will not, you can depend on them. Talk about ginseng for profit! Go to raising peonies. This is work for ladies. Already many are going into it. There is much less care and expense than in raising chickens, though as light work the two go together. The hen is mightier than the sword. She seems insignificant, yet her produce and progeny every year are greater than the output of all the gold mines, and the more eggs and chickens you raise, the higher they get. The two enterprises are in woman's realm. Mrs. Pleas, of Indiana, has raised some fine new sorts. One she sold for $100, and another for $150, besides having thousands of dollars' worth of enjoyment from her floral friends. When you...
Title:A Peony Manual; Giving Up-To-Date Information Regarding These Beautiful Flowers. Showing: How to Ra...Format:PaperbackProduct dimensions:30 pages, 9.69 X 7.44 X 0.06 inShipping dimensions:30 pages, 9.69 X 7.44 X 0.06 inPublished:May 5, 2014Language:English

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ISBN - 13:9781231133064

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