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Image from page 334 of “The Annals of Horticulture and Year-Book of Information on Practical Gardening” (1850)

Identifier: annalsofhorticul1850unse
Title: The Annals of Horticulture and Year-Book of Information on Practical Gardening
Year: 1850 (1850s)
Subjects: Horticulture–Periodicals Gardening–Periodicals Fruit-culture–Periodicals Floriculture–Periodicals.
Publisher: London: Houlston and Stoneman
Contributing Library: Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, McLean Library
Digitizing Sponsor: LYRASIS Members and Sloan Foundation

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umference. It isplentiful throughout a great part of NorthAmerica, from Canada to Virginia and Caro-lina, occupying very important sites in thescenery of the country. It fringes the stu-pendous cataract of Niagara, and is found ingreat abundance by the Hudson, and therapids of the Potomac, Such situations indi- HARDY CONIFEROUS PLANTS. 315 cate, what is already very generally known,its love for a free, deep, moist soil. Indeed,it is one of those trees which might be suc-cessfully introduced in wet boggy places inthis country, where no outlet can be foundfor the superfluous moisture. In Britain, ithas long been one of the chief trees in shrub-beries ; and in such of the older gardens asretain their ancient features, specimens arefrequently met with thirty feet, forty feet,and even fifty feet in height. In England itforms a connecting link between shrubs andtrees, and is very useful in this respect inthe formation of pleasure grounds. It is alsoa very desirable plant in the formation of

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Thuja orientalis stricta. fences, where shelter, without strength orrigidity, is required. In this shape, it is fre-quently planted by nurserymen for the pro-tection of half-hardy herbaceous and bulbous -rooted plants. As a timber tree, it is of noaccount in this country, though in Canada itis sometimes used, along with stronger wood,in the framework of houses. As a picturesqueobject, it is also of no importance, though itmay be sometimes seen assuming a gracefulpendent habit. It is remarkably easy to propagate—whichis done by seeds, cuttings, and layering. Theseeds are ripe in this country in the latterend of September, or in the first week ofOctober. As soon as the cones are gathered,they should be spread in an upper airy cham-ber, or loft, for a month, when they will be-come brittle and break to pieces on being rubbed with the feet. The seeds may thenbe extracted by sifting, and kept in a dryplace till the first week in May, when theymay be sown in a north aspect in finely rakedl

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