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Page 160 - the summer of 1829 he had placed the chrysalis of a moth in some mould in a glass bottle covered with a lid, in order to obtain a perfect specimen of the insect. After a time a speck or two of vegetation appeared on the surface of the mould, and turned out to be a Fern, and a Grass. The
Page 160 - which have not since, there or elsewhere, been surpassed; and ultimately as Treasurer. In the memory of those that knew him, Mr. Ward will live as a type of a genial, upright, and most amiable man, an accomplished practitioner, and an enthusiastic lover of nature in all its aspects.
Page 160 - is easily kept clean, harbours no insects, and stands a great amount of wear and tear. The double or folding doors are the best for such structures, because, if large plants have to be moved in and out, they afford greater space than the doors in ordinary use.
Page 160 - be laid in the ground, passing from the outside under the foundation to the inside of the house, and rising under the heating pipes, by which means fresh sweet air may be admitted, even in severe weather if necessary, without detriment to the plants.
Page 98 - (Verschaffeltii x Veitchii): leaves deep chocolate purple in the centre, somewhat mottled and of a pale bronzy tint towards the edge, which has a broadish band of green broken through with purplish bronzy reticulations. The broader mottled green and bronze margin brings this near to C. Veitchii, to which it is, however, far superior in beauty. C.
Page 98 - (Verschaffeltii x Gibsoni) : leaves green, pinnately marked along the principal veins with bars of dark purple, which sometimes coalesce, the rest of the surface showing through from beneath the purple reticulations, which are also evenly and strongly marked on the under surface. A more evenly and more fully
Page 143 - No imperfect fruit should be stored with that which is sound, and every more or less decayed specimen should be immediately removed. 7. If placed on shelves, the fruit should not lie more than two deep, and no straw should be used. 8. Where especially clear and beautiful specimens are wanted, they may
Page 98 - have been produced range in two series, the one having plane crenated leaves, as in C. Veitchii, and the other having inciso-dentate frilled leaves, as in C. Verschaffeltii. The following selected kinds have been recently offered for sale by auction, and
Page 160 - situation, and the plants continued to grow and maintain a healthy appearance. On reflecting upon the matter, he found that in the bottle the conditions necessary to the life of the plants, as air, light, moisture, were maintained, and the deleterious influences to a great extent excluded. This "Case
Page 143 - packed carefully in dry bran, or in layers of perfectly dry cotton-wool, either in closed boxes, or in large garden pots. Scentless saw-dust will answer the same purpose, but pine saw-dust is apt to communicate an unpleasant taste. 9. With care early apples may be kept till Christmas, while many kinds may be preserved in perfection to a second year.