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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es bud, and the grass blades sprout.We are safe In the kindly earth, and warm-In the upper world there Is sleet and storm.Oh wait for the robins true, clear note,For the sound of a drifting wing afloat;For the laughter bright of an April showerTo call and wake you sweet Crocus flower.But brave-heart Crocus said never a word.Nor paused to listen for note of bird.Or laugh of rain-drop … In rough green vestAnd golden bonnet, herself she dressedBy the light of a glow-worms friendly spark.And softly crept up the stairway dark.Out through the portal of frozen moldInto the wide world, bleak and cold.But somehow, a sunbeam found the placeWhere the snow made room for her lifted face.—Madeline S. Bridges in Ladies Home Journal. Spring, sang the poet, budding Spring. Alas! the boughs were bare:He was himself the one green thing, For Ice lay everywhere. Hail, Spring, with breezes soft and sweet! The spring returned his hall;There came a shower of snow and sleet Upon a wintry gale. —Century.
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Plenty of air is what plants want now.These are house and yard cleaning days.As an insect destroyer in the hot-bed, the toadis ahead. April gardening with us is mostly hot-bedgardening. A good Idea—to use rubber bands for bunchingAsparagus. Layering hard-wooded plants may now be pro-ceeded with. For Hollyhock plants that will bloom this year,sow seed in the house now. The good gardeners test—testing all gardenseeds before planting them. Fhloz Drummondi varieties usually come trueto name when raised from seed. Average Crops Unprofiiable. The productionof average or poor truit is easily overdone. For earth worms slake a pound of fresh limein two gallons of water, and water the soil occa-sionally With it. Bhnbarb stalks contain much water. The ad-vice to use them only alter they have wiltedlooks reasonable. Annnal flowers we want just as early as possi-ble. So we sow the hardy sorts this month it theweather permits. Male Asparagus plants produce larger shootsand more of them than fem
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