Title: Popular gardening and fruit growing; An illustrated periodical devoted to horticulture in all its branches
Year: 1885 (1880s)
Publisher: Buffalo, New York Popular gardening publishing company
Contributing Library: UMass Amherst Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: UMass Amherst Libraries
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be made ofthem would be toplant them on largemasses of rock work,giving them a gooddepth of rich, light,and sandy earth, andallowing their shootsto fall over the face ofthe blocks withouttraining or pruning. In making a vinewalk beneath arches,as illustrated, whileit is true that thevarious species andvarieties of Clematisare among the mostuseful of plants for the purpose, there are others about equallydesirable. Among such may be mentionedthe various Ampelopsises, Wistarias, Loni-ceras (Honeysuckles), Dutchmans Pipe,Bitter Sweet, Akebia Quinata, and WildGrapes. A Washington, D. C , Rose Estab-lishment. JOHN W. HAiL. Recently I made a brief visit to the exten-sive Rose and cut flower establishment ofC. Strauss, Bladensburg Road, in the sub-urbs of Washington. This concern haslong been known as one of the heaviestgrowers of cut flowers for the wholesaletrade in this vicinity, but I was indeed sur-prised to find the great extent of their busi-ness in the production of Roses under glass.
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Hints From a Successful Gardener. W. C. JENNINGS, MASS. Canna Seed.—a good way to sproutCanna Seed is to roll it up in a piece ofcloth, place it in a cup or other receptacle,wet thoroughly with hot water and keep ina warm place, care being taken not to cookthe seed. This treatment will cause theouter shell of the seed to crack and enableit to absorb moisture, when it will quick-ly germinate. As the seed varies in thethickness ot its outer covering, some willbe much longer in germinating than others.Examine them frequently and pick outthose that have sprouted, and plant in smallpots, being careful to always keep in awarm place, for if not cared for in this re-spect, there is danger of the plants dying,even after they have commenced growingnicely. There are other kinds ot seeds thatmay be started to advantage in this way. Dr Rose Thorns of large size, makequite good points, that can be driven intosash bars when glazing, and are a very goodsubstitute for the tin points generally used,
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