Greenhouse management for amateurs by William J. MayGreenhouse management for amateurs by William J. May

Greenhouse management for amateurs

byWilliam J. May

Paperback | May 17, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1880 Excerpt: ...kept in a frame or pit with other greenhouse plants, and when brought indoors, placed in a light position where they will bloom in their season. After blooming the supply of water is diminished to ripen the bulbs off somewhat before repotting. In potting only such roots as are dead should be removed, and all young bulbs should be removed, and carefully potted either singly or three or four in a pot, according to their strength..These young bulbs, if carefully grown on, will in the oourse of two or three years make good blooming plants, and although at times they do not appear in large quantities, still, generally speaking, a couple of bulbs of each variety to start with will make a good stock in a few years, and superflucus bulbs are, as a rule, always saleable. Pancratiums may also be treated in the same manner as evergreen amarylliscs, and, as a rule, they do well so treated. The sorts for the purpose named above are P. crassifolium, P.speciosum P. maritimum, and P. Illyricum, the two latter not requiring so much heac as the former. In fact, in some places they are hardy, but in tho majority of cases they do best as cool greenhouse bulbs. They are all white. Pachyphy turn.--This is a succulent plant much used for bedding, and, although we do not intend giving cultural directions for all the succulents here, yet as one or two may be found useful about the house, we select some of them as we proceed. The pachyphytum is really a gem amongst succulents, and it is well worth a place in the greenhouse. The plants, being small, are admirably adapted to stand on the edges of stages, where they are brought conspicucusly before the oye, but if grown for bedding purposes it will be found necessary to have a large variety, for although the plant in question is of muc...
Title:Greenhouse management for amateursFormat:PaperbackDimensions:104 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:May 17, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1236104641

ISBN - 13:9781236104649