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Native Plans of Wisconsin Suitable for Cultivation (Paperback) Loot Price: R326
Discovery Miles 3 260
Native Plans of Wisconsin Suitable for Cultivation (Paperback): William Toole

Native Plans of Wisconsin Suitable for Cultivation (Paperback)

William Toole

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Loot Price R326 Discovery Miles 3 260

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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. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ... DOMESTICATING OUR NATIVE FLOWERS Why should we plant our native wild flowers in our gardens when they may be had for the gathering from our roadsides, our woodlands and marshes? We may wish to do so for reasons of sentiment, and also because of their intrinsic beauty. These beauties of our wild lands are free to the finder, but yearly they become more scarce. The green groves have passed away from many a hillside; field crops now grow where we used to gather the wild phlox and the painted cup, and farther apart are the wild ladyslipper or moccasin flower. Less frequently than formerly can we gather armfuls of our Turk's cap lily. I do not know just where to go in Sauk county to find the side saddle flower of the Pitcher plant; also several of the orchid family, as Pogonia, Calipogon and the showy orchis. The trailing arbutus plant is becoming so rare here one should keep secret the knowledge of the few plants that are left. Pleasant recollections of trips to woods and fields for nature study or for enjoyment of the surroundings, bring to us longing for the beauties we have discovered in outof-the-way places. We associate in our minds certain species with special surroundings or conditions, and we at first thought that wild plants would succeed only under such circumstances to which it seemed as though they were wonted. With closer observation we note that many wild plants succeed in their native way under widely varying conditions. For instance, here in Sauk county we expect to find the prairie phlox in open brush lands where the soil is lighter than what we would call sandy loam. In my collection of this phlox the choicest varieties which I have of the species were gathered in a marsh south of Madison. We find the wood phlox here only in the...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: July 2012
First published: July 2012
Authors: William Toole
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 1mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 18
ISBN-13: 978-1-154-51635-7
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-154-51635-0
Barcode: 9781154516357

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