American Gardening Volume 15, Nos. 6-29
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1894 Excerpt: ... of compost such as we use for roses, "mums,"etc., we add one bushel of dry, pulverized sheep manure, fifty pounds of pure ground bone, and half a bushel of soot, and mix thor oughly. In pott...
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ng, be careful to have the drainage perfect, or all your labor will be lost, ft will be necessary now to add about three stakes to each plant, and ш tying spread the shoots out a little so as tu give air and light to every leaf; don't use fence posts for stakes, one'-third of an inch square is heavy enough, and these I only use temporarily, expecting to take them out again before the plants come into bloom A reminder about crowding may not be out of place, though I have put emphasis upon this in previous notes, but if yon hope for any success, it is absolutely necessary to give the plants an abundance of room on the bench; don't let them wait a day or two longer after you see they need moving, until so and so is done wh en you will have more time, but do it at once, or you wiL have a good crop of yellow leaves, and likely a batch of spindly plants. Those planted out m the garden, either in beds for early blooming, or for the purpose of lifting in the fall and bringing under glass, must have their share of attention. though it will be small compared with what the pot plants require. Keep the soil loose by frequent hoeings, and have the plants staked and tied before they have a chance to get broken down by wind and storm; if they do not branch naturally, so as to give you a good shapely plant, pinch them betöre they are too tall. If the weather is very dry, don't spare the water, for a chrysanthemum needs and must have an abundance. If those intended for cut blooms under glass are not all planted, lose no time now in having the work done, for there i...