Parsons on the Rose: A Treatise on the Propagation, Culture, and History of the Rose

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Orange Judd, 1883 - 236 páginas

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Página 145 - ... yellowish hue. They then leave the rose-bushes, some of them slowly creeping down the stem, and others rolling up and dropping off, especially when the bushes are shaken by the wind. Having reached the ground, they burrow to the depth of an inch or more in the earth, where each one makes for itself a * small oval cell, of grains of earth, cemented with a little gummy silk. Having finished their transformations, and turned to flies, within their cells, they come out of the ground early in August,...
Página 178 - Noyou, who lived at the end of the fifteenth, and beginning of the sixteenth century, during the reign of Clovis.
Página 149 - ... means appointed by the Author of Nature to keep the insect tribes in check. When they have issued from their subterranean retreats, and have congregated upon our vines, trees, and other vegetable productions, in the complete enjoyment of their propensities, we must unite our efforts to seize and crush the invaders. They must indeed be crushed, scalded, or burned, to deprive them of life, for they are not affected by any of the applications usually found destructive to other insects. Experience...
Página 80 - I was struck with the appearance of two rose-trees, full fourteen feet high, laden with thousands of flowers, in every degree of expansion, and of a bloom and delicacy of scent that imbued the whole atmosphere with the most exquisite perfume.
Página 79 - Ghazeepoor is celebrated throughout India for the wholesomeness of its air, and the beauty and extent of its rose-gardens.
Página 148 - Scarabaeians, when not eating, they lie upon the side, with the body curved so that the head and tail are nearly in contact ; they move with difficulty on a level surface, and are continually falling over on one side or the other. They attain their full size in the autumn, being then nearly three quarters of an inch long, and about an eighth of an inch in diameter.
Página 39 - Monsieur Perichon, a proprietor at Saint Benoist, in the isle, in planting one of these hedges, found amongst his young plants one very different from the others in its shoots and foliage. This induced him to plant it in his garden. It flowered the following year; and, as he anticipated...
Página 144 - The females do not fly much, and may be seen, during most of the day, resting on the leaves ; and, when touched, they draw up their legs, and fall to the ground. The males are more active, fly from one rose-bush to another, and hover around their sluggish partners. The latter, when about to lay their eggs, turn a little on one side, unsheathe their saws, and thrust them obliquely into the skin of the leaf, depositing, in each incision thus made, a single egg. The young begin to hatch in ten days...
Página 137 - To exemplify this, we will suppose that a climbing Moss Rose with red or crimson flowers is wished for : the flowers of the Blush Ayrshire, which bears seed abundantly, may be selected, and, before expansion, the anthers removed; the following morning, or as soon after the operation as these flowers open, they should be...

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