The Magazine of Horticulture, Botany, and All Useful Discoveries and Improvements in Rural Affairs

Front Cover
Hovey and Company, 1851 - Gardening

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.


Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page 195 - ... lightness of its whole appearance. Its branches at first keep close to the trunk, and form acute angles with it : but as they begin to lengthen, they generally take an easy sweep ; and the looseness of the leaves corresponding with the lightness of the spray, the whole forms an elegant depending foliage. Nothing can have a better effect than an old ash hanging from the corner of a wood, and bringing off the heaviness of the other foliage with its loose pendent branches.
Page 33 - Webster, it was Voted, That a committee of five be appointed to consider the whole subject of library accommodations and to report at the next meeting. The following Committee was then appointed by the President : Francis Blake, William R. Ware, A. Lawrence Rotch, Eliot C. Clarke, Charles P. Bowditch. On the motion of the Recording Secretary, it was Voted, To meet on adjournment...
Page 28 - A PRACTICAL TREATISE ON THE CONSTRUCTION, HEATING AND Ventilation of Hothouses, including Conservatories, Greenhouses, Graperies and other kinds of Horticultural Structures ; with Practical Directions for their Management, in regard to Light, Heat and Air. Illustrated with numerous engravings. By PB LEUCHARS, Garden Architect.
Page 367 - A TREATISE, INTENDED TO EXPLAIN AND ILLUSTRATE THE PHYSIology of Fruit Trees, the Theory and Practice of all Operations connected with the Propagation, Transplanting, Pruning and Training of Orchard and Garden Trees, as Standards, Dwarfs, Pyramids, Espalier, &c.
Page 482 - Virginia, where, after two years' private study, he went to England for holy orders, which he received at the hands of the Bishop of London. Returning to the New World, he became curate to Mr. Scott, and on the death of the latter...
Page 370 - ... and soon recover their balance. This remedy is more especially applied to espalier trees. " (4.) Remove from the vigorous parts the superfluous shoots as early in the season as possible, and from the feeble parts as late as possible. The fewer the number of young shoots there are on a branch, the fewer there are of leaves, and consequently the less is the sap attracted there. Hence, in leaving the young shoots on the feeble part, their leaves attract the sap there, and induce a vigorous growth.
Page 148 - I have dwelt the longer on the oak, as it is confessedly both the most picturesque tree in itself, and the most accommodating in composition. It refuses no subject either in natural or in artificial landscape. It is suited to the grandest, and may with propriety be introduced into the most pastoral. It adds new dignity to the ruined tower and Gothic arch : by stretching its wild mossgrown branches athwart their ivied walls, it gives them a kind of majesty coeval with itself; at the same time, its...
Page 149 - ... durable, good for heavy wagons, plows, railroad ties, fence posts, ship' timber, furniture, and finishing the interior of houses. Swamp White Oak (Leona): As much of my timber is so nearly like that of White Oak, and often passes for it, I will say as a tree, " I am beautiful in every stage of my growth ; at first, light, slender, delicate and waving ; at last, broad, massive, and grand, but always graceful.
Page 230 - Pseony is pulled to pieces, and each of the finger-like rootlets forms a stock upon which the Moutan is destined to be grafted. Having thrown a large number of these rootlets upon the potting bench, the scions are then brought from the plants which it is desirable to increase.
Page 194 - In short so useful and profitable is this tree, next to the oak, that every prudent lord of a manor should employ one acre of ground with ash to every twenty acres of other land, since in as many years it would be worth more than the land itself...

Bibliographic information