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Irises and their relatives are lily-like plants related to the orchid and narcissus families, with whom they share a propensity for large, brightly colored, attractive flowers. Many have longlasting flowers—Iris, Gladiolus, and Freesia are among the most important cut-flower crops in the world. The intricate flowers of the iris family are finely adapted for pollination by a variety of animals, including hummingbirds, sunbirds, beetles, butterflies, moths, wasps, and bees. This intimate connection …
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Excerpt from The Gladiolus for Profit The gladiolus is a plant with long sword-like, pointed leaves from which arises a tall spike closely set with flower buds which open out starting with the lowest one first. The flowers are generally from three to five inches in width and of strong texture. The plant grows out of a bulb (sometimes called a corm) and reproduces itself by means of (l) division of the old bulb into several smaller ones; (2) by means of small offsets about the size of garden peas …
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Excerpt from Park s Floral Magazine, Vol. 55: February, 1919 Gladiolus and many other Spring Planting Bulbs cannot be imported ih to America, from Holland or any oth er foreign country after this spring, unless the present law, which goes into effect July lst., is repealed. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art …
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Excerpt from J. M. Thorburn and Co. S Annual Descriptive Catalogue of Flower Seeds, With Practical Directions for Their Culture and Treatment: Also, a Choice List of Beautiful French Hybrid Gladiolus, and Other Spring Bulbous Roots Cinerarias. - Need nearly the same treatment as Primulas. Frost, and damp, and green fly are their principal enemies, but they are so nearly hardy that artificial heat must be afforded with great caution. Sow in April for plants to bloom in Winter, and in July for a bloom …
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Excerpt from Clark s Hardy Perennial Plants (Pages 1 to 10), Lilies (Page 6), Gladiolus (Pages 11 to 15), Irises (Pages 15 to 20), Oriental Poppies (Page 8), Tulip (Pages 21 and 22), 1929-1930 By the te1m Perennial is meant such plants as may be allowed to remain permanently in the op en ground, whose foliage dies down to or near the ground each autumn and spring forth again with renewed rigor the following spring. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic …
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Excerpt from Gladiolus Bulbs, 1922 This flower has been so much improved in re cent years by the work of plant breeders that we now have all the colors and combinations of colors imaginable. No other flower can be so easily grown nor last so long after being cut, and it has no equal as a cut flower for table decorations. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important …
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Excerpt from Price List of Gladiolus, Dahlias and Hardy Flowers: Grown and for Sale by Engel s Flower Farm All bulbs and plants are first quality, true to name. Should an error occur we will replace with other stock or refund the amount paid for same. Plant orders are filled with plants direct from the field and are in fine growing condition. Terms: Cash with Order or C. O. D. If 25% of the amount of your purchase is sent with the order. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands …
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Excerpt from Gladiolus and Other Flowers Including the Rose: Season 1928 Culture. There is no flower easier to raise than the gladiolus. In the spring the clean, round bulb is placed in the ground and nature and an occasional watering takes care of the rest. Even the production of prize-winning spikes is a sim ple matter and full directions are given with all bulbs we send out. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com …
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Excerpt from Vos Gladiolus, Narcissi, Spiraea, Tulips, Bleeding Hearts During the last two seasons we have turned down many orders for this variety due to the fact that we were sold out on the larger sizes. Our Maine needs no introduction as it is already known to Gladiolus growers everywhere and they all concede that, if not the best, it is one of the very best of all the white varieties ever sold. This vari ety is wonderful as a cut flower as its substance is un equaled by any other variety. About …
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A lovingly photographed tour of internationally renowned writer Umberto Pasti s famous hillside garden in Morocco. Italian writer and horticulturist Umberto Pasti s passion for the wild flora of Tangier and its surrounding region led him to create his world-famous garden, Rohuna, where he has transplanted thousands of plants rescued from construction sites with the aid of men from the village. Planted between two small houses is the Garden of Consolation: a series of rooms and terraces with lush …
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Irises and their relatives are lily-like plants related to the orchid and narcissus families, with whom they share a propensity for large, brightly colored, attractive flowers. Many have longlasting flowers—Iris, Gladiolus, and Freesia are among the most important cut-flower crops in the world. The intricate flowers of the iris family are finely adapted for pollination by a variety of animals, including hummingbirds, sunbirds, beetles, butterflies, moths, wasps, and bees. This intimate connection …
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Table of Contents Introduction Choosing the Right Soil Soil Color and Fertility Humus Preparation of the Soil Best Time for Seed Sowing The Thinning Process Staking Your Annuals Why Mulch? Cultivation and Maintenance Watering your Plants List of Hardy annuals Half Hardy Annuals Annuals Suitable for Cutting Purposes – Annuals for autumn blooming – Half Hardy Annuals for Edging Your Border Knowing More about Biennials Sowing the seeds Preparing the Ground List of Popular Biennials Choosing the …

One look at these fabulous photos and you ll agree: summer bulbs blossom into some of the most fantastic flowers ever seen. Yet most gardening books ignore them in favor of springtime s bounty. Don t assume there s nothing more once the riotous spring bloom of tulips and daffodils fade; here are scores of extravagant bulbs to brighten the summer garden--not only the familiar lily and gladiolus but also exotics such as the South African nerine, the Near Eastern eremurus, and the Asian colocasia. An …

Excerpt from Descriptive Catalogue of a Choice Collection of Vegetable, Agricultural and Flower Seeds, Gladiolus, Lilies, and Other Summer Flowering Bulbs, 1880 The Acme Tomato has met with the approval of truck raisers as well as the amateur, and is destined to be the favorite variety for both the table and shipping. Who does not recognize the richness of the Lima Bean? But unfortunately it is so late in rip cuing that many cannot grow it our Extra Early Lima Bean obviates this difficulty, ripening …
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Excerpt from Amateur Cultivator s Guide to the Flower and Kitchen Garden: Containing a Descriptive List of Two Thousand Varieties of Flower and Vegetable Seeds; Also a List of French Hybrid Gladiolus This must depend much upon the season, as well as the locality. Our Northern springs are so variable, that no definite period can be named. As a general rule, the proper time to commence sowing is about the middle of April, though a few sorts may be planted as soon as the ground can be got ready; and, …
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