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Image from page 22 of “Garden and forest; a journal of horticulture, landscape art and forestry” (1888)

Image from page 22 of “Garden and forest; a journal of horticulture, landscape art and forestry” (1888)

Identifier: gardenforestjour41891sarg
Title: Garden and forest; a journal of horticulture, landscape art and forestry
Year: 1888 (1880s)
Authors: Sargent, Charles Sprague, 1841-1927
Subjects: Botany Gardening Forests and forestry
Publisher: New York : The garden and forest publishing co.
Contributing Library: Smithsonian Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: Biodiversity Heritage Library

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iscovered that it is at home even in a late vinerywhere the foliage was moderately thin and the air admittedliberally. To develop fine specimens they should never haveinsufficient root room from the time heads or cuttings arerooted. Pot them from time to time, until they are placedinto ten-inch pots, if large, well developed plants are needed.This size is none too large, although the plant can effectivelybe used for decoration in any size down to two-inch pots. Wehave found it succeed admirably when potted firmly in acompost of fibry loam, sand and one-seventh of decayedmanure. It has been said that this Dracsena cannot be propagatedrapidly enough for general purposes of decoration, and thisis true if one system, and a general one, only is practiced.After taking off the head, which sometimes flowers after theplants have been root-bound and checked to wait for sideshoots, which are produced one by one at intervals of time, istoo slow. A quicker way is to cut up the stem into lengths of

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Fig. 2.—The White Oak {Quercus alba) in Summer.—See page 2. below fifty degrees. Although it will bear for a long timeshady positions in rooms and in the conservatory, it does muchbetter and lasts longer where a fairly light position can beaccorded it. Highly colored specimens are handsome, butpoorly colored ones are ordinary in appearance, and in thiscondition the plant has not much to recommend it. Successin having the plants a good color or the reverse depends solelyupon the treatment they receive. Many have been unsuccess-ful in this respect through growing the plant in too warm atemperature. In a close stove the plant either becomes greenor a sickly yellow, and is destitute of those beautiful markingswhich render it so conspicuous. Plants that are in this condi-tion will, if removed to a lower temperature, soon developcolored leaves. An intermediate temperature appears to suitit best, although it does not grow so rapidly as under stovetreatment. This does not matter materiall

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Tagged: , bookid:gardenforestjour41891sarg , bookyear:1888 , bookdecade:1880 , bookcentury:1800 , bookauthor:Sargent__Charles_Sprague__1841_1927 , booksubject:Botany , booksubject:Gardening , booksubject:Forests_and_forestry , bookpublisher:New_York___The_Garden_and_forest_publishing_co_ , bookcontributor:Smithsonian_Libraries , booksponsor:Biodiversity_Heritage_Library , bookleafnumber:22 , bookcollection:biodiversity , BHL Collection , BHL Consortium

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