Title: Plant culture; a working handbook of every day practice for all who grow flowering and ornamental plants in the garden and greenhouse
Year: 1921 (1920s)
Authors: Oliver, George Watson, 1858-1923 Hottes, Alfred Carl, 1891- joint author
Subjects: Gardening Greenhouses
Publisher: New York, A. T. De La Mare co., inc.
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: Sloan Foundation
Click here to view book online to see this illustration in context in a browseable online version of this book.
Text Appearing Before Image:
keep too wet. Afterbeing tied small enough, so that the fingers can easily close on it,stand the plant back in its place and see that the moss does notsuffer for want of water, because should this happen the tender tipsof the roots will be lost and the process of rooting will to a certainextent have to be begun again. As soon as the roots show through the moss the plants should bepotted, but not potted in the ordinary way. Many pots are brokentrying to get plants out of them, but in this case we will have tobreak pots to get the plants in. Thumb pots are quite large enoughfor the first shift; and these must be broken into two pieces length-wise. One-half of one pot and one-half of another will not do, asthe pieces must fit closely, therefore break as many pieces as arewanted, and lay the pieces one on top of the other before beginningthe operation of potting. Supports must also be supplied, consistingof two sticks, one on each side, and reaching to the mossed part of I02 PLANT CULTURE
Text Appearing After Image:
Croton punctata in 2M-» 3- and 43/^-in. pots Good all around plant, very tough and enduring. Useful forfilling in for Christmas baskets. GREENHOUSE AND CONSERVATORY PLANTS 103 the stem. On one of the sticks, just about where the middle of thepot will reach, twist a piece of wire, then clasp the moss with thetwo pieces of pot, twist the wire firmly around these and then onto the other stick. This will keep the pot in position until the timeto sever the top from the plant. This condition will be indicatedby the roots appearing through the bottoms of the pots. If the topsare not of the largest size they can be cut off and placed in a closeframe for a few days before potting on; if, instead, they are large, afurther application of material to the mossed part will be necessary.For this purpose 3-inch pots will have to be used, and the materialshould be fibrous peat, sand and loam, mixed. When the roots show,the tops may be cut off. Stand the pots inside of others of the samesize in the fr
Note About Images
Please note that these images are extracted from scanned page images that may have been digitally enhanced for readability – coloration and appearance of these illustrations may not perfectly resemble the original work.
Tagged: , bookid:plantculturework01oliv , bookyear:1921 , bookdecade:1920 , bookcentury:1900 , bookauthor:Oliver__George_Watson__1858_1923 , bookauthor:Hottes__Alfred_Carl__1891__joint_author , booksubject:Gardening , booksubject:Greenhouses , bookpublisher:New_York__A__T__De_La_Mare_co___inc_ , bookcontributor:The_Library_of_Congress , booksponsor:Sloan_Foundation , bookleafnumber:105 , bookcollection:library_of_congress , bookcollection:biodiversity , bookcollection:fedlink , BHL Collection , BHL Consortium