Title: The American home garden
Year: 1860 (1860s)
Authors: Watson, Alexander, gardener. [from old catalog]
Publisher: New York, Harper & brothers
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: Sloan Foundation
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in inexperienced hands the notching will renderit easier to form the tongue properly. Banding tightly withwire, piercing with an awl or knife, girdling a naiTOW space, ormerely twisting the shoot just beyond the bud from which theroots are expected to push, are all resorted to, while someplants, as the grape-vine, root freely if the branches are simplyfastened down and covered lightly with earth. HILL LAYERING. Fig. 84. This is a process often re- sorted to for propagating free-rooting woody plants, as thequince, certain varieties ofthe apple, and some foresttrees. The young shoots areprepared by trimming, as di-rected above for common lay-ering, but may be tongued or not, according to the character ofthe tree, a flattened or dished hill of earth, six or eight incheshigh, being made about them, as shown in the figure. All lay-ers are benefited by being mulched, but hill layers especiallyshould be thus protected and regularly watered, dressing themoccasionally with weak liquid manure.
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AMERICAN HOME garden. 201 For hill layering by simple banking up, see Offshoots, ^p. 203. STOCKS. For the propagation of fruits by grafting or budding, stocksare required, and it is of great importance that they be stockson which the fruit we graft or bud will not only grow, but lastand grow healthfully to matmity. Grafts or buds may some-times grow for a year or two upon very incongruous stocks, asthe peach upon the wild cherry, &c., and the curious may tryto ascertain how far these incongruities, and devices to coun-terfeit them, which are so famous in Chinese and Italian gar-dening, may be pushed. The ancients as well as the modemsamused themselves with such experiments, and have left usthe record of their very useless labors. A different coursemust be pmsued if we seek fruits for use or profit. Stocks should be of kindred species with the graft or budthat is united to them, or at least of the same natural order,as pear and quince, or thorn; plum and peach, &c. Unless for t
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