The ornamental flower garden and shrubbery, coloured figures and descriptions selected from the works of R. Sweet, D. Don etc., to which are added descriptions by an eminent floriculturist

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1852
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Seite 140 - ... of 4,100 feet, being 65° of Fahrenheit's scale. The two found at a lower elevation, were both either growing in the gravelly beds of streams, or immediately on their banks ; the temperature of which was ascertained to be 65°, while that of the air at noon was only about 75°...
Seite 140 - ... that is, they split from the base, rolling the segments towards the apex, while those of the warmer regions split from the apex and roll their segments towards the base. This difference of habit between those of India Proper and the Himalayan forms is well worthy of notice, as it shows, that the affinity which exists between the flora of the latter and that of Europe, is stronger than between it and the Indian, and extends to even this most purely tropical genus. " The innate power which plants...
Seite 55 - ... small portion of the root found in a dead Paeony root, in Box No. 22, from Mr. Fortune's mission in China. The box was sent from Shanghai, and stated to contain a plant of the double Convolvulus, which was supposed to be dead when received at the Garden in June, 1844. This curious plant approaches very nearly to the C. sepium or larger bindweed of our English hedges, from which it differs in having firmer and smaller leaves, much narrower bracts, and a fine pubescence spread over every part....
Seite 111 - The plant was raised in the garden of the Horticultural Society, from seeds collected by Mr. Hartweg on Chimborazo, at an elevation of 13,000 feet above the level of the sea. The flowers smell like those of the Sweet Pea.
Seite 97 - During the growing season an ample supply of water should be given, and the atmosphere kept as moist as possible.
Seite 36 - ... evergreen, the stem and leaves being covered with a bluish bloom. It grows from 3 to 5 ft. high ; the flowers, many in a bunch, are of medium size, violet-blue with darker veins, opening in June and continuing until the end of July. This species is said to have been originally introduced by the cook of HM ship Centurion, commanded by Lord Anson, in 1744, and was cultivated by Philip Miller in the Botanic Garden at Chelsea. In the Fulham Nurseries it stood the winter against a wall. It is a maritime...
Seite 140 - I. noli tangere, in the form and dehiscence of their capsule, that is, they split from the base, rolling the segments towards the apex, while those of the warmer regions split from the apex and roll their segments towards the base. This difference of habit between those of India Proper and the Himalayan forms is well worthy of notice, as it shows, that the affinity which exists between the flora of the latter and that of Europe, is stronger than between it and the Indian, and extends to even this...
Seite 3 - It grows eight to ten feet high, in the north of China, and sheds its leaves in autumn. It then remains dormant, like any deciduous shrubs of Europe, but is remarkable for the number of large prominent buds which are scattered along the young steins produced the summer before.
Seite 140 - Sewalik fossils was prepared and presented by the Court of Directors of the East India Company to the principal museums in Europe. Under the patronage of the Government and of the East India House an illustrated work was also brought out, entitled
Seite 5 - ... Swedish botanist, who once possessed some reputation. DeCandolle might well hint that it was probably an Anemone, as indeed was tolerably apparent from the description of it. It is not only an Anemone, but a most beautiful one, not inferior to the Chinese Chrysanthemum, or even the Anemone coronaria of the East. For its introduction to this country the public is indebted to the Horticultural Society, who received it from Mr. Fortune, in 1844. That indefatigable collector had met with it at Shanghae,...

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