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Image from page 176 of “Rose gardening; how to manage roses and enjoy them” (1922)
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Title: Rose gardening; how to manage roses and enjoy them
Year: 1922 (1920s)
Authors: Hampden, Mary. [from old catalog]
Subjects: Rose culture. [from old catalog]
Publisher: New York, C. Scribner’s sons
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
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part of this bough,just where it would crack if pressed, at the bend, is given aslit, quite half way through it, lengthwise. A dexterous twist or two with the fingers widens theslit; damp sand is rubbed into the aperture, and the wholeis pegged down, just at that place, into some very sandy soil.The pegs should be miniature crooks, of wood, or wire;large-sized hair-pins can be used, but wooden crooks arebetter. They should be long enough to be thrust ratherdeeply into the ground, or else thaws, rains, and winds, mayuplift them, and ruin all the work. The layers must be kept watered in dry weather. When a layer is seen to be rooted, the branch should becut away, between the layer and the parent tree, quite closeto the former, which can then be lifted, and should show anice tuft of roots. The old growth above the layer should be shortened onehalf. In the following spring the layered tree is treatedas a newly planted climber, viz., pruned down within threeor four eyes of the ground. 160

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DUCHESS OF WELLINGTON .Yelloiu) HUGH DICKSON {Crhiison CHAPTER XXVIIISUPPORTING ROSES Flinging thy boughs to every breeze.Prodigal of thy arts to please. THE ingenious mind can invent hundreds of fashions ofsupporting roses, non-cUmbers, semi-chmbers, and ram-pant chmbers. The use of chains slung between pillarshas been ridiculed, and some critics have waxed indignantat this idea of associating iron links with the dainty flower.To my mind, that incongruous blend provides the romance,the pathos, the poesy ; just as the rugged ruined towersgive charm, by contrast, to the waving wallflowers, snap-dragons, and toadflax, and pendulous dancing harebells thatsubsist in their crevices. Only let the pillars be of slim iron too, very tall, and thechains painted to match, then a beautiful effect is certain.The way to appreciate it best is to visit the spot at sunsettime, and stand between those swaying garlands, to see themagainst a roseate sky, all massed, as they will be, with blossomsof ever

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