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Seite 269 - Carnation, as well as the formation of the flower, which should not be less than two inches and a half in diameter ; the petals should be large, broad, and substantial, and have very fine fringed or serrated edges, free from large, coarse, deep notches or indentures : in short, they approach nearest to perfection when the fringe on the edge is so fine as scarcely to be discernible...
Seite 201 - The stem should be strong, tall, and straight ; not less than thirty, nor more than forty-five inches high. The flower should be at least three inches in diameter, and the petals well formed, neither so many as to appear crowded, nor so few as to appear thin. The lower or outer circle of petals, commonly called the...
Seite 48 - If you choose your own bulbs, look for weight as well as size ; be sure also that the base of the bulb is sound. 2. Use the single kinds only, because they are earlier, hardier, and generally preferable for glasses. 3. Set the bulb in the glass so that the lower end is almost but not quite in contact with the water.
Seite 355 - Toads are also kept in vineyards, where they devour during the night millions of insects that escape the pursuit of nocturnal birds, and might commit incalculable havoc on the buds and young shoots of the vine. In Paris toads are an article of merchandise.
Seite 269 - ... of white in the centre, perfectly free from any tinge or spot. The eye should consist of a bright, or dark rich crimson, or purple, resembling velvet : but the...
Seite 201 - ... these should rise perpendicularly about half an inch above the calyx, and then turn off gracefully in a horizontal direction supporting the interior petals...
Seite 202 - ... without notch, fringe, or indenture. The calyx should be at least an inch in length, sufficiently strong at the top, to keep the base of the petals in a close and circular body. The...
Seite 230 - NAOMI. • Fruit. — Size, large to very large ; form, roundish, slightly conical, or obtuse conical ; hairs, long ; grains, large ; color, bright, rich red ; flesh, firm and sprightly, rich and delicious ; canes, strong, with numerous lateral branches when fruiting, brown, smooth, occasional inconspicuous spines; leaves, broad, lanceolate, very productive and hardy. The Naomi is to the public a comparatively new variety, but observation of it for about twelve years, during which it has been grown...
Seite 269 - The stem should be strong and erect, and not less than twelve inches high; the calyx smallerand shorter than the carnation, but nearly similar in proportion, as well as in the formation of the flower, which should not be less than two inches and a half in diameter. The petals should be large, broad and substantial, and...