A short treatise on horticulture: embracing descriptions of a great variety of fruit and ornamental trees and shrubs, grape vines, bulbous flowers, greenhouse trees and plants, &., nearly all of which are at present comprised in the collection of the Linnaean botanic garden, at Flushing, near New York. With directions for their culture, management, &.

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Σελίδα 157 - Hyacinths and other bulbs intended for glasses, should be placed in them about the middle of November, the glasses being previously filled with pure water, so that the bottom of the bulb may just touch the water ; then place them for the first ten days in a dark room to promote the shooting of the roots ; after which expose them to the light and sun as much as possible. They will blow, however, without any sun ; but the colours of the flowers will be inferior.
Σελίδα 156 - Water that has been filtered through a rich compost is very useful. The proper time to take up bulbous roots is in about a month after blooming, when the foliage has a yellowish, decayed appearance. Cut off the stem and foliage within an inch of the bulb, leaving the fibrous roots attached to it. After they are...
Σελίδα 4 - At the time of planting, let the holes be dug somewhat larger than is sufficient to admit the roots in their natural position, and of sufficient depth to allow of a foot of rich and well pulverized mould to be thrown in before the trees are planted.
Σελίδα 15 - As soon as a tree is discovered to possess the characteristics of the disease, which is generally known by the leaves putting on a sickly, yellow appearance — but of which the premature ripening of the fruit is decisive proof— it should be marked, so as to be removed the ensuing autumn, which must be done without fail, for if left again to bloom, it would impart the disease to many others in its vicinity ; care is also necessary in its removal to take out all the roots of the diseased tree, especially...
Σελίδα 5 - ... well rotted manure should be dug in around each tree, and every spring the bodies of the apple, pear, plum, and cherry trees, and others that it is particularly desirable to promote the growth of, should be brushed over with common soft soap, undiluted.
Σελίδα 50 - Tokay essence, is generally in very small quantity, and very highly prized. The grapes are then put into a vat, and trampled with the bare feet, no greater pressure being permitted. To the squeezed mass is next added an equal quantity of good wine, which is allowed to stand for twenty-four hours, and is then strained.
Σελίδα 128 - Both sorts are unfit for the basket makers use, being very brittle ; on which account this species gained the appellation of Crack Willow. 12. ROSE WILLOW. This is of much lower growth than the former. The body of the tree is covered with a rough, yellow bark. The branches are upright, tough, and of a reddish colour. The leaves are...

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