Popular Flowers (volume 3); Their Propagation, Cultivation And General Treatment In All Seasons

Paperback | February 6, 2012

byRobert Tyas

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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.1854 Excerpt: ... THE CHINESE AZALEA. This beautiful native of the East is deservedly one of the greatest favourites in the greenhouse and conservatory during the period of its blooming. It is in fact one of their most ornamental denizens from the end of January to the beginning of July. It was first imported into England in 1808, and several new species have since been added to our collections, and by hybridization a large number of varieties of exquisite beauty have been brought into cultivation. The abundance of their flowers is a feature in the habit of these plants which renders them exceedingly attractive, and wins the admiration of all who love the rich exotics which enterprise has obtained for us. To those who take delight in the cultivation of flowers, and are happy in the possession of a small stove and greenhouse, there is nothing in the cultivation of this fine genus which need discourage the amateur from undertaking their management. A failure in some cases only stimulates to renewed exertions, and the final reward is the possession of beautiful flowering plants. Pbopagation.--There are four modes of propagating the Azalea, namely, by seed, to procure new varieties, by cuttings, and by grafting and inarching. By Seed.--The seed of the Indian Azalea is ripe in February, and should be sown about the beginning of March. Furnish the pots with good drainage, and fill them, to within half an inch of the top, with a mixture of peat earth and silver sand, in which the latter should be most abundant. Press down the surface with the bottom of another pot, to make it firm and even; water it slightly; then sow the seeds, which are very small, regularly and also thinly upon the surface. Let them be gently pressed down so as to become fixed, and scatter over them a little pea...

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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.1854 Excerpt: ... THE CHINESE AZALEA. This beautiful native of the East is deservedly one of the greatest favourites in the greenhouse and conserv...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217787193

ISBN - 13:9780217787192

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