The Fern Garden; How To Make, Keep, And Enjoy It Or, Fern Culture Made Easy

Paperback | May 21, 2012

byShirley Hibberd

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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. 1869 Excerpt: ...Asplenium pumilum, Asplenium pinnatifidum, Blechnum intermedium, Campyloneurum csespitosum, Diplazium plantagineum, Davallia decora, Elaphoglossum brevipes, Gymnopteris quercifolia, Goniopteris scolopendrioides, Lomaria lanceolata, Nothochlsena vestita, Nothochlsena tenera, Pleopeltis stigmatica, Doodia caudata. CHAPTER X. THE ART OP MULTIPLYING FERNS. JHERE are two modes of increasing ferns--by division and by spores. Both plans are easy enough up to a certain point, but we need not trouble ourselves about the point at which serious difficulty commences, for in truth no beginner should be troubled on that score. I will suppose you have a large plant of the common Male fern (Lastrea filix mas) or of the common Hartstongue (Scolopendrium vulgare), and you wish to make more of it at once. The best time to operate is when the fronds are just rising in the spring, but it may be done at any time if proper care be taken. We take the plant out of its pot, or lift it out of the ground by means of a fork or trowel, and lay it on a board or table. Probably at a glance you will discover that a number of distinct crowns, each with a tuft of roots attached, may be easily removed from the outside by the use of a strong sharp knife. Separate such offsets, carefully disentangle their roots from the mass, and at once pot them in very small pots in the sort of mixture already advised for use in growing pot ferns in Chapter VI. Prepare the pots by putting in them plenty of small crocks for drainage, over them a thin wisp of dry moss, or a bit of fibre torn from the peat, then put the little plant in its place and fill in round the roots and press moderately firm. If this is done in spring before the fronds have unrolled, you may be content to give a little water and put them ...

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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. 1869 Excerpt: ...Asplenium pumilum, Asplenium pinnatifidum, Blechnum intermedium, Campyloneurum csespitosum, Diplazium plantagineum, Davallia dec...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:30 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.06 inPublished:May 21, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217931111

ISBN - 13:9780217931113

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