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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and Summit,N. J.; Scarborough, N. Y., and various places in the vicinityof Hoboken and Jersey City. From Long Island townshipscome our magnificent carnations. Queens and Flatbush inBrooklyn are great sources of supply, as also are Elmhurstand Newtown. Quite two million dollars is invested in thecountry in carnation culture alone; and new varieties are con-stantly being introduced. The profits are large; a carnationsold wholesale at thirty-eight cents will fetch one dollar inthe palatial establishments of the fashionable florists. Rhinebeck, Poughkeepsie, Highlands, and the Hudson sec-tion generally are most successful with opulent and delicateviolets. There is one house at New Rochelle with two hun-dred and thirty thousand square feet of glass, under which aregrown superb orchids and palms, with ferns, rare green-house plants and garden roses. Altogether the States greatsea of glass is worked by perhaps one thousand fivehundred different establishments, employing quite an armyof men.
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A Corner of a Bermuda Lily Field 148 AMERICAN HOMES AND GARDENS April, 1907
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