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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me of which 26 months fromplanting are six feet high, not one was two feetin height when planted, while the White Pineand Spruce were but 15 inches high at that time.These are also growing in large masses consist-ing usually of from five to twenty plants of akind. Taken collectively they present an ap-pearance of surprising strength. We have be-fore in these notes spoken of the handsome aspect of the groups on our grounds composedof fine evergreens. Decidcous Trees. Notwithstanding suchtrees as the Lindens (shown on the left-handchart) the Pin Oak and the American Elm, haveon our grounds made a very fine growth, yet itmust be admitted, that in the nature of things,it would take some time to obtain strong affectswere planters to rely solely upon this class. Didflowering shrubs grow no faster than suchtrees as the Elm (they grow very much fasterfor some years after planting) they would stillbe superior for early effects, because admittingby nature of close planting in beds in a way that
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Trees and Shrubs 26 Months f mm Planting. Dotted Squares Represent ihy i feet. Would not suit large trees. But we show sometrees of much more rapid growth, in their earlyyears, than the kinds named, and these can beused freely, for quick effects, even though it becalculated to cut them away in time. The threekinds prominent tor rapid growth on the chartsare Canadian Poplar, Bird Cherry and RoyalWillow, although this number might be greatlyincreased by other Poplars and Willows, besidesthe Soft Maples, Ailauthus, Pawlonia, etc., allamong very rapid growers. By planting suchsorts somewhat close i n good soil, they wiU pro-duce astonishing cUeets by the second or earlyin the third year from setting. The hardy climbers such as Ampelopsises,Woodbines, Actinidias, etc., must also be includ-ed among growths for securing early affects. Treatment. The impulse of many as theystudy these charts ot remarkable 26 month de-velopments will be to say Oh yes high manur-ing and free summer watering wil
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