Title: Gardening indoors and under glass; a practical guide to the planting, care and propagation of house plants, and to the construction and management of hotbed, cold-frame and small greenhouse
Year: 1912 (1910s)
Authors: Rockwell, F. F. (Frederick Frye), 1884-
Subjects: House plants Cold-frames Greenhouses
Publisher: New York, McBride, Nast & Company
Contributing Library: The LuEsther T Mertz Library, the New York Botanical Garden
Digitizing Sponsor: The LuEsther T Mertz Library, the New York Botanical Garden
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cene shifter, everyonce in so often rolling the piano around to theother side of the room, and moving the bookcase orchanging the big Boston fern over to the otherwindow, so it can be seen from the dining-room?If the plants are to be kept in pots — and on thewhole this will generally be the more satisfactorymethod — several shelves of light, smooth woodof a convenient width (six to twelve inches) shouldbe firmly placed, by means of the common ironbrackets, in each window to be used. It will help,both in keeping the pots in place and in preventingmuddy water from dripping down to the floor ortable below, if a thin, narrow strip of wood isnailed to each edge of these shelves, extending aninch or two above them. A couple of coats of out-side paint will also add to the looks and to the lifeof these shelves and further tend to prevent any an-noying drip from draining pots. Such a shelf willbe still further improved by being covered an inchor two deep with coarse gravel or fine pebbles.
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If possible it is well to have the house plants in a place where the moisture and temperature can be regulated for them alone
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