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We all know that any thing which retards in any way the free circulation of the sap, also prevents to a certain extent the formation…
The tree was evidently aged, from the size of its stem. It was about six feet high, the branches came out from the stem in…
The plants are principally kept in large pots arranged in rows along the sides of narrow paved walks, with the houses of the gardeners at…
The dwarfed trees of the Chinese and Japanese have been noticed by every author who has written upon these countries, and all have attempted to…
The Chinese, by their favourite system of dwarfing, contrive to make it, when only a foot and a half or two feet high, have all…
Stunted varieties were generally chosen, particularly if they had the side branches opposite or regular, for much depends upon this; a one-sided tree is of…
Sometimes, as is the case of peach and plum trees, which are often dwarfed, the plants are thrown into a flowering states, and then, as…
Nothing of the kind; they do all these things in their houses and sheds, with common charcoal fires, and a quantity of straw to stop…
Nature generally struggles against this treatment for a while, until her powers seem in a great measure exhausted, when she quietly yields to the power…
Junipers are generally chosen for the latter purpose, as they can be more readily bent into the desired form; the eyes and tongue are added…
As the lower parts of the Japanese houses and shops are open both before and behind, I had peeps of these pretty little gardens as…
When these suckers had formed roots in the open ground, or kind of nursery where they were planted, they were looked over and the best…
There are about a dozen of these gardens, more or less extensive, according to the business or wealth of the proprietor; but they are generally…
A small species of pinus was much prized, and, when dwarfed in the manner of the Chinese, fetched a very high price; it is generally…
These gardens may be called the gardens of the respectable working classes.
No doubt these rocky islands have suggested the idea worked out in gardens, and they have been well imitated.
We are told that the first part of the process is to select the very smallest seeds from the smallest plants, which is not at…
This may be done by grafting, by confining the roots, withholding water, bending the branches, or in a hundred other ways which all proceed upon…
The main stem was then in most cases twisted in a zigzag form, which process checked the flow of the sap, and at the same…
One marked feature of the people, both high and low, is a love for flowers.
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