the american flower garden companion

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: any violence, either by severe pruning, disease, blights, unwholesome food or air that is present, acts on their system materially, either directly or indirectly. CHAPTER III. On tlui Propagation of Plant. Art. I. — General Observations. To describe the many methods practised in propagating plants, would far exceed my prescribed limits, and be altogether foreign to this little treatise, which is intended to condense, as much as possible, the most requisite subjects to be known by those who are desirous to become acquainted with the culture of the flower garden. The propagation of plants may be considered strictly belonging to the nursery department, and would require more space than the contents of this book to fully describe ; therefore, the subject has been confined to such methods as could be done with perfect ease by any person interested in the subject. The plan, it will be perceived, is as much as possible condensed into regular methods — and those plants to be operated upon, are designated by their proper character in the Descriptive List of their respective departments, by which much space and repetition is in this place obviated. Of all the different processes in Horticulture, propagation or increase is the most difficult, and consequently requires every attention of the operator. Correctness must be, in all cases, attended to, and a neat and active performance of the subject acted upon must be duly regarded, as in amputution, insertion, and the like principles, that will be requisite in the different operations. Art. 2. — Propagation by Seed. The seed contains all the rudiments of the parent plant in embryo ; and expands its functionary qualities, and is developed into a new plant when the necessary stimulants and nutriments are present either in ...
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