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This book forms a continuation of the subject, and deals in an equally complete manner with compound and special cloths in which two or more series of threads are employed in one or both directions, or which are produced in special methods. There is no separate section on color, but the principles upon which colors are applied to the various classes of cloths are described and illustrated. The volume covers backed cloths, double cloths, and special classes of double cloths, wadded and centre-stitched, figured muslin and damask fabrics, tapestry and upholstery cloths and ingrain carpets, fancy toilets and quilt fabrics, gauze and leno etc.
Frederick Boyle is known as the researcher of plants whose studies are popular all over the world and have been republished a number of times. This book of his is devoted to orchids and describes everything concerning these flowers including their origin, types, conditions for growing and a number of other interesting and useful things which would fascinate all lovers of gardens and flowers.
Originally published in 1921. This volume from the Cornell University Library's print collections was scanned on an APT BookScan and converted to JPG 2000 format by Kirtas Technologies. All titles scanned cover to cover and pages may include marks notations and other marginalia present in the original volume.
A related problem many backyard gardeners have with establishing the winter and overwintered garden is finding enough space for both the summer and winter crops. The nursery bed solves both these problems. Instead of trying to irrigate the entire area that will eventually be occupied by a winter or overwintered crop at maturity, the seedlings are first grown in irrigated nurseries for transplanting in autumn after the rains come back. Were I desperately short of water I'd locate my nursery where it got only morning sun and sow a week or 10 days earlier to compensate for the slower growth. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.