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Title: Plant culture; a working handbook of every day practice for all who grow flowering and ornamental plants in the garden and greenhouse
Year: 1921 (1920s)
Authors: Oliver, George Watson, 1858-1923 Hottes, Alfred Carl, 1891- joint author
Subjects: Gardening Greenhouses
Publisher: New York, A. T. De La Mare co., inc.
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: Sloan Foundation
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ngs by this method just as successfully as any otherplant and have the rooted plants within a few months every whitas good and strong as those plants which cost anywhere from loc.to 50c. per plant. The suggestion is to root the stems of the green-house Roses after they have finished blooming. Propagation by Seeds New varieties are largely raised from seeds ripened from hand-pollinated flowers. In raising plants from seeds, if sown as soon asripe, they germinate very irregularly. Some of the Hybrid Perpet-uals will germinate part of a crop and some of them will flower in twomonths from date of sowing. Other seedlings, germinated at thesame period, will take at least a year to bloom, while other seeds ofthe same batch will lie in the seed pan over a year before vegetating.The reason why the seeds sometimes remain a long time in the soilbefore germinating is owing to their being inclosed by a horny sub-stance. This should be softened before sowing, by allowing the seeds 358 PLANT CULTURE
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Extraordinarily Successful Result of Cross Pollination to remain in boxes of finely sifted sand during the Winter, the boxesto be buried several inches below the surface of the soil out of doors.In removing the seeds from the sand previous to sowing, use a sievewith a small mesh; empty the sand (which is likely to be wet) intothis, and force the sand through the meshes with the aid of a streamof water from the hose. The seeds should then be sown before get-ting dry. Care must be taken to remove them from their Winterquarters before vegetating, which they are apt to do, even when theyare deep in the soil, as soon as the temperature of their surroundingsreaches 40 degrees. Another method of treating Rose seeds, especiallythose which ripen as a result of cross pollination, and one, whichif carefully done results in quick germination, consists of cutting offone end of the achene a little at a time until the seed is partly ex-posed. This can only be done with great care and with the aid of
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