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Title: Carnations, picotees, and the wild and garden pinks
Year: 1905 (1900s)
Authors: Cook, E. T. (Ernest Thomas), 1867-1915
Publisher: London, Country Life
Contributing Library: The LuEsther T Mertz Library, the New York Botanical garden
Digitizing Sponsor: The LuEsther T Mertz Library, the New York Botanical garden
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m,so that any excess of moisture can get away quickly.Watering is best done in the morning, and only whenrequired. The plants should have ample room, sothat air can circulate among them. Crowding often 62 CARNATIONS AND PINKS means much evil, and leads to an outbreak of spot.Water is best withheld in damp and foggy weather,but given when the air is dry and keen. Cleanlinessis all-important; and there should be a keen look-out for the mischievous maggot. A northern aspectis considered best for the plants during winter. Tiltthe lights back and front in favourable weather, butkeep them nearly closed when wet and stormy. December The plants are now practically at rest, but theyshould have constant attention from the cultivator—drought, insect attacks, dust, stagnant moisture, orlack of fresh air are all conditions to be guardedagainst. With such necessary attentions the plantsmay be confidently expected to go through the winterin safety, and be in a proper condition for potting inMarch.
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CHAPTER VIII CARNATIONS IN TOWN GARDENSBy H. Thomas THE Carnation is a flower for the town as well asthe country garden. It even seems to relish thesmoke of a large city, and sometimes the plants,the Old Clove as an example, are as full of flowers inthe neighbourhood of London as in the sweeter airof a seaside village, except for an absence of clearnessand freshness in the colouring. A well-knownamateur grower in a southern town, largely popu-lated, says, The Carnation and Picotee will thrivewhile other flowers fail. Of course it is well knownthat a clouded and impure atmosphere dimsthe freshness of the petals of most flowers, butCarnations do not mind the smoke. The followingis the experience of a town gardener with Carnations : The soil of an ordinary town garden can be madesuitable with reasonable cultivation and manuring.When it is sandy or gravelly improvement is more diffi-cult to achieve, but the repeated addition of road scrap-ings, dead leaves, with the garden refuse and annu
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