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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avoid the mistakes of the past, andprofit by them by starting your basket-plantsat once. This reminds me that a correspondent hasasked me to give her the names of a few ofthe best hanging plants. Here is a list ofkinds that any amateur ought to be able togrow well: Tradescantia. Saxifraga sarmentosa. Moneywort. German Ivy. (Senecio.) Lysimachia. Sweet Alyssum. Oxalis, pink and yellow. There are other good plants suitable forbasket-use, but the kinds I have named willbe likely to give the best general satisfaction. Hanging plants can only be grown well bygiving them all the water they need. Beingexposed on all sides, and in a stratum of airconsiderable higher in temperature than thatabout the plants on the window-sill, the soilin which they are planted dries out rapidly,and they are likely to suffer from lack of suffi-cient moisture. Some persons tell us theynever have any luck with hanging plants.The reason why, ninety-nine times out of ahundred, is—they dont give them waterenough.
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July, 1907 AMERICAN HOMES AND GARDENS XV11 When you buy TobeyHandmade Furniture You buy of the maker. You buy furniture that carries the guar-antee of a business institution upon which forover fifty years the unquestioning faith ofthe purchasing public has been bestowed. You buy furniture that possesses unsur-passed intrinsic worth and the highestartistic merit. You buy furniture made primarily toserve and secondarily to sell—furniture ofabsolute integrity.
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