Title: American homes and gardens
Year: 1905 (1900s)
Subjects: Architecture, Domestic Landscape gardening
Publisher: New York : Munn and Co
Contributing Library: Smithsonian Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: Biodiversity Heritage Library
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Wiring a Rose to Prevent It from Opening Freeing a Chrysanthemum from Injured Petals n8 AMERICAN HOMES AND GARDENS March, 1907 Some of the most desirable flowers, from the florists pointof view at any rate, have been provided with only veryweak stems, and sometimes with scarcely any stem at all.The beautiful Marechal Niel rose can scarcely hold up itshead, while the fragrant white tuberose blooms by the timethey have been gathered from the central stalk have notmore than a fraction of an inch of stem. Such flowers couldnever take their place in decorative schemes in the condition
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Removing Imperfect Petals from a Carnation in which Nature has given them to us. But your flower doc-tor can easily get over such trifling difficulties as these. Withmetal thread the weak stems are strengthened, often in sucha way that it is impossible to detect the supports, and theblossoms without stems are provided with ones made ofstout wire. All this is done so cleverly that by the time theflower takes its place on the dinner table, or in the bridalbouquet, no one can say that the bloom has received any at-tention from the hands of man at all. It has been held that to attempt to give scent to the roseis an undertaking which is altogether ridiculous. Never-theless the flower doctor does not view the matter at all inthis light. It is a sad fact that many of our modern strainsof one time fragrant flowers are more and more woefullylacking in sweetness. Some of the most lovely varieties ofroses, the finest kinds of violets, are almost scentless. Thiswill never do for the florist; buye
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