Journal of the Royal Horticultural Society of London, Volume 22

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Vols. for 1869-1952 include Extracts from the proceedings of the Royal Horticultural Society.

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Página 153 - And because the breath of flowers is far sweeter in the air (where it comes and goes like the warbling of music) than in the hand, therefore nothing is more fit for that delight, than to know what be the flowers and plants that do best perfume the air.
Página 171 - Piesse's Art of Perfumery, and Methods of Obtaining the Odours of Plants : With Instructions for the Manufacture of Perfumes for the Handkerchief, Scented Powders, Odorous Vinegars, Dentifrices, Pomatums, Cosme'tiques, Perfumed Soap, &c.
Página 39 - Jos6 is but a five-days' journey from New York. Cars which shall be. in fact, travelling-hotels, will speed on an unbroken line from the Mississippi to the Pacific. Tltcn, let me purchase a few acres on the lowest slope of these mountains, overlooking the valley, and with a distant gleam of the bay: let me build a cottage, embowered in acacia and eucalyptus, and the tall spires of the Italian cypress: let me leave home when the Christmas holidays are over, and enjoy the balmy Januaries and Februaries,...
Página 134 - Farewell, dear flowers ; sweetly your time ye spent, Fit, while ye lived, for smell or ornament, And after death for cures. I follow straight, without complaints or grief ; Since, if my scent be good, I care not if It be as short as yours.
Página 5 - Nature and constrained the courses of the seasons. In gardens bright with foliage and resplendent with flowers, there is spring in its freshness and beauty, while, in orchards teeming with fruits, and in vineyards purple with ripening grapes, summer and autumn vie for supremacy. And so, with changing beauty and ceaseless fruition, pass the seasons of this favored clime.
Página 19 - Tis pleasant, through the loopholes of retreat, To peep at such a world ; to see the stir Of the great Babel, and not feel the crowd ; To hear the roar she sends through all her gates At a safe distance, where the dying sound Falls a soft murmur on the uninjured ear.
Página ii - Council wish to express, in their own name and in that of the Fellows of the Society, their great indebtedness to all who have so kindly contributed, either by the exhibition of plants, fruits, flowers, or vegetables, or by the reading of papers, to the success of the fortnightly Meetings in the Drill Hall. They are glad to find by the increased and...
Página 171 - The Art of Perfumery, and the Methods of Obtaining the Odours of Plants ; the Growth and general Flower Farm System of Raising Fragrant Herbs ; with Instructions for the Manufacture of Perfumes &c.
Página 315 - Burr's New Pine, and a seedling of my own, not yet fully tested, I have also caused to bear continuously. I plant seven rows of the pistillate, and one row of the hermaphrodite, two feet apart each way. The first season I let the runners fill the ground ; in the fall, go through the grounds with hoes, thinning out to eight or ten inches, leaving the vines to decay just where they are cut up. I then cover the whole bed with partially decomposed leaves from the woods or swamps.
Página 315 - I would prefer new land for the beds, with a stream of water running through them, as water, being an indispensable requisite, should be in the vicinity. It is now well known throughout the Southern States that for many years I have cultivated the strawberry extensively, and have had from my beds a constant succession of fruit six months in the year, and frequently have it ten. While I am now writing, (December 24,) one of my beds, of an acre, is loaded with ripe fruit, specimens of which I have...

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