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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ushroom, at a cost far belowthat commanded by the real article, and that hisgoods compared favorably with the others insafety from poisoning. The court has justallowed him two months leisure to meditate onthe error of substituting dried Turnips for hon-est Mushrooms. The Hydrangea as a Tree. In adorning notonly the lawn and shrubbery bed but also thegreenhouse, the Hydrangea paniculata can beput to excellent uses. As a bush, none otherpossesses more beauty, but few are aware thatit is unexcelled when grown as a standard. Ifall growth from the start is by projter pruningconfined to one of the strongest stems, and thisbe encouraged to grow straight up, it may thenafter reaching a desirable heightl)e lead to throwout branches and form a head. Thus a standardwill result well fitted to break the monotony oflow plants. In late summer and fall its delight-ful pink blossoms give surprising life to thesombre appearance of the ordinary shrub tied.One feature in favor of this bush above the Rose
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Stunted Pine, orown by Japanese. Pig. 1. as a standard is that growing always on its ownroots, it is more natural than the tree Rose, whichin its best form has some wild species for thestock on which it is budded, a thing often lead-ing to trouble through sproutsspringing up fromsuch wild root. Cause of Hollow Trees. Mr. Galen Wilson ex-plains the cause of hollowness by the theory thatcertain roots of a tree support certain branchesof the same, and also a certain poition of itstrunk. Among other evidences given to showthis as a fact, he tells the following: When alad 1 ijlanted two Pine trees in my fathers lawn,trimming the root growth flat, so they wouldstand alone while setting them. About thirty 1890. POPULAR GARDENING. II years later a wind broke one of them off,and it wa3 rotten in the center. This is an un-usual occurrence, for Pine generally rots first onthe outside. In later years 1 planted a row ofHickories. These always have one main tap-root,which is invariably severed when
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