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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as the wound made by separating is apt tobe slow in heahng, and the riper the tubers when the work is donethe greater the success. They keep well in damp moss, on the floorof a warm house. If they are starved tubers, that is, of the Pearshaped form, there is little fear of decay setting in, for then thereare no wounds to heal as in the case of detached tubers. They maybe then kept dry, but warm. Probably the safest plan, and the onewhich I adopt, is to put each kind in a pot of sand and sink in awarm tank. Raising Hardy Kinds from Seeds. N. pygmcea seeds veryfreely, in fact, every flower may be depended upon to ripen a cap-sule; but if there is an overflow to the pond the seeds are very apt toget lost, as they float on the surface after being liberated from thecapsule. If gathered before this takes place, and the pulpy materialremoved from around them, they may be thrown in a part of thepond where they are likely to germinate. N. caroliniana, N. tu- WATER PLANTS—WATERSIDE PLANTS 413
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Victoria Regia berosa, N. odorata and one or two of its varieties sat seeds freely,but as they increase so easily from rhizomes there is little need ofraising seedlings. Marliacs hybrids are evidently sterile, althoughthe pollen in those tested is good. Some of these hybrids do not per-mit of division of the root stocks, and the probable reason why theycannot be propagated in this country is, one of the parents of thehybrids being so difficult to grow here it is unavailable for the pur-pose of pollination. N. lutea and N. mexicana seed somewhatsparingly, but both kinds have two methods of resting during Win-ter, so that raising plants from seed is not necessary. When seed issown, however, it is best kept dry until wanted for sowing. On firstappearance the young seedlings resemble small blades of grass,usually of a dark color; they may be allowed to make a few smallleaves before being pricked off. When they make leaves about aninch or more in diameter each seedHng should be put into a
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