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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d for use for they have nogreat lasting qualities. One of our leadingBoston florists who has raised these flowers,writes me I am a little in doubt abouttheir value as cut flowers. Those I had lastwinter did not come up to my hopes andexpectations in keeping qualities, being in-clined to hang and droop their heads toomuch. As pot-plants they will give muchbetter satisfaction. The demand at firstwill be limited and grow slowly, still it is aflower that it will pay to grow as a desirablevariety. A New York florist writes me: There is no doubt that H. Nigra Max, andthe larger-flowered varieties of H. Nigrawould be profitable for cut flowers if largeestablished plants were planted out in a coolgreenhouse or a well-protected cold frame. The great difficulty, however, lies in thefirst cost of this large plant, and second,that as a rule a florist wants to get immedi-ate returns for his investment and wUl notwait for four or flve years or until his plantsbecome large enough to produce an abun-
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GROUP OF WHITE PHLOXES. Re-engraved from Gardening lUuetrated. should be planted out firmly and for thisreason I prefer them in cold frames. As theLenten Roses are a pot-plant, they may beplanted outside in a cold frame in summerand brought indoors in the winter, or ifthey are wanted for late, kept out in theframe till they show signs of flowering andthen brought indoors. They all prefer a well-drained loamy soilwith a loose surface and somewhat shadyplace in summer. A frame up against anorth or northeasterly facing wall of abuilding is a good place for them. Or givethem under a raised lath or brush shadingsuch as it used over forest tree seed beds. Imulch the ground about them with halfwilted leaves and finely chopped sphagnum,and this keeps it cool and loose and moistall the season. About the Hardy Phloxes. CHARLES L, EVANS, TIOGA CO., PA. I quite agree with the position PopularGardeninc; takes that if we are to have anational flower, let it by all means be thePhlox. It is remarkabl
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