Title: Garden and forest; a journal of horticulture, landscape art and forestry
Year: 1888 (1880s)
Authors: Sargent, Charles Sprague, 1841-1927
Subjects: Botany Gardening Forests and forestry
Publisher: New York : The garden and forest publishing co.
Contributing Library: Smithsonian Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: Biodiversity Heritage Library
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bers of this genus are readily increasedby cuttings from the young growth, but for conservatory deco-ration old plants that have been cut back are preferable, asthey usually produce a better crop of flowers, although theyrequire some stimulating with liquid manure to develop theirbest form. Begonia incarnata.—This is a very useful species of thisuseful genus, and is specially adapted for pot-grown speci-mens for winter flowers. It is possibly better known as 5,insignis, and bears a profusion of large light pink flowersduring the whole winter. The color of this Begonia is a verypleasing one. A few plants of it dotted about a conserv-atory are extremely effective, and it is a beautiful plant forany indoor decoration. B. Froebeli is another remarkablyhandsome species, but is not quite so easy to manage as thepreceding. It has large cordate light green leaves that aremore or less covered with dark hairs, which are more notice-able on the young foliage. The flower-spikes are quite strong
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Fig. 92.—The Korner Oak, near Carlsbad.—See page 586. manner of the Cannas, but possessing the additional advan-tage of being very fragrant. Under favorable conditions theplant will attain a height of six to seven feet, and soon forms alarge clump of growths. H. Gardnerianum is another hand-some member of this family, of somewhat smaller growththan the preceding, and with light yellow flowers. This spe-cies is somewhat more hardy than H. coronarium, and may beused to advantage out-of-doors in the summer. It is propa-gated by division of the roots, which is most satisfactorily per-formed in the spring. Cestrums.—These rather old-fashioned greenhouse shrubsare seldom seen now, though quite useful for cool-house deco-ration, and not to be despised as cut flowers. C. elegans is oneof the best, and, in common with its fellows, has simple leavesof more or less lanceolate outline. Its growth is rapid, so thatit needs to be pinched occasionally in order to make a shapelyplant. The flowe
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