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Identifier: roseshowtogrowth00barr
Title: Roses, and how to grow them; a manual for growing roses in the garden and under glass ..
Year: 1905 (1900s)
Authors: Barron, Leonard, 1868-1938
Subjects: Roses
Publisher: New York, Doubleday, Page & company
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
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wer,should not be regarded entirely as a barri- 66 ROSES cade to frighten the prospective beginner.The diseases and the insects exist, and theymay at one time or another make an assaulton the rose garden or rose house. They arenot among the essentials of rose culture, but areasonable knowledge of how to identify theone or the other and how to advance againstit is a great aid to success. As a rule, thesepests thrive best when the cultural conditionsunder which the plants are growing are of theworst. It is not true that they are thecreatures of neglect, but they are certainly thefruits of neglect. WHEN TO SPRAY THE GARDEN ROSES AND HOW Dates based on an average season in NewYork [Allow four days difference for everyhundred miles of latitude]. Use the insecticides and fungicides at thefollowing strengths: Sulphide of potassium in a solution of one-half ounce to one gallon of water. Arsenate of lead, five pounds to fifty gallonsof water. Whale-oil soap, one pound to eight gallonsof water.

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A CLOSE VIEW OF THE ALTAI ROSE This excellent shrubbery rose has larger flowers and seems better adaptedto our climate than the Scotch rose, of which it is a botanical variety.Flowers white, about two and a half inches across INSECTS, DISEASES AND SPRAYING 67 Do not use any poisons unless they arereally necessary. Mid-April.—Spray roses and neighbour-ing trees with Bordeaux mixture. Late April.—Just before leaves open. Whale-oil soap. May 10th.—Leaves open. Potassium sul-phide. May 17th.—Potassium sulphide.May 21 st.—Buds set. Whale-oil soap.May 24th.—Potassium sulphide.June 1st.—H.P.s begin to bloom. Potassiumsulphide. June 7th.—H.P.s bloom in quantity. Arse-nate of lead. June 14th.—H.P.s bloom in quantity. Ar-senate of lead. June2ist.—H.P.s bloom in quantity. Whale-oil soap (last application). June 28th.—H.T. and T. in quantity. Arse-nate of lead. July 4th.—H.T. andT.; H.P.s bloom ends.Arsenate of lead. July nth.—H.T. and T. in quantity. Whale-oil soap. Jul

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