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Gardening in California; Landscape and Flower (Paperback) Loot Price: R379
Discovery Miles 3 790
Gardening in California; Landscape and Flower (Paperback): John McLaren
Gardening in California; Landscape and Flower (Paperback): John McLaren

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Gardening in California; Landscape and Flower (Paperback)

John McLaren

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1909 Excerpt: ...of Succulents should be planted in the dryest and best-sheltered portions of the garden. They should be watered very sparingly during only very dry weather, and even then only when the plants show signs of flagging or wilting. The soil best suited for most of them is a dry, rocky, well-drained, loose, light loam such as is used in rockeries, for growing in which most of the Succulents are admirably adapted. Agave (Century Plant). This common inhabitant of our gardens is one of the most stately and characteristic of our California garden landscape plants, its massive fleshy foliage, when full-grown, making a fine effect in the sub-tropical gardens, and being excellent for large vase-work in front of buildings or the decoration of terrace walks, etc. It is a very slow grower, not attaining its full growth until fifteen or twenty years old, when (and not until then) it sends up its tall column-like flower-scape to the height of from thirtyfive to forty feet, or more, with a diameter of stem of over six inches at the base. The flower-scape makes a growth of six inches every twenty-four hours, drawing its sustenance seemingly from the thick large fleshy leaves. As the flower-stalk grows in height, the leaves gradually become thin and flabby until the flower-scape attains its full height, when the leaves are completely drained of all sap and flesh and become shriveled, lifeless pieces of fibre, all the life and sap having been taken up and used by the plant in forming its wonderful flower-stalk. After perfecting the flower, and ripening its seeds, the whole plant dies to the ground and is succeeded by a colony of suckers which form about the roots of the old plant. These should be taken up late in the Fall and planted in nursery rows about a foot or eighteen inch...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: May 2012
Authors: John McLaren
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 5mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 98
ISBN-13: 978-1-236-41074-0
Barcode: 9781236410740
Categories: Promotions
Books > Health, Home & Family > Gardening
Books > Gardening > General
Books > Health, Home & Family > Gardening > General
LSN: 1-236-41074-2

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