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Página 14 - One thing I warn thee: bow no knee to gold; Less innocent it makes the guileless tongue, It turns the feelings prematurely old; And they who keep their best affections young, Best love the Beautiful!
Página 90 - Bring flowers to the shrine where we kneel in prayer, They are nature's offering, their place is there ! They speak of hope to the fainting heart, With a voice of promise they come and part, They sleep in dust through the wintry hours, They break forth in glory — bring flowers, bright flowers ! THE CRUSADER'S RETURN. ALAS ! the mother that him bare, If she had been in presence there, In his wan cheeks and sunburnt hair, She had not known her child.
Página 40 - C. hedera folium, very large, rosy purple, a splendid variety. All these bloom from October to January. Bright gems of earth, In which perchance we see What Eden was, what Paradise may be.
Página 55 - The qualities of a first-class verbena, as laid down by florists, are : roundness of flower, without indenture, notch, or serrature ; petals thick, flat, bright and smooth ; the plant should be compact, with short, strong joints, either distinctly of a shrubby habit, or a close, ground creeper or climber ; the trusses of bloom, compact, standing out from the foliage, the flowers meeting, but not crowding each other; the foliage should be short, broad, bright, and enough to hide the stalk ; in the...
Página 83 - When the shoots round each plant have made five or six joints, or pairs of leaves, choose a dull, cloudy day on which to perform the work, or if the plants are in pots, under an elevated awning, they may be layered in any weather. Commence by trimming off the leaves from the bottom of a shoot, leaving the two uppermost on and entire. Trim off the lower leaves on every shoot before layering one, because when a layer is tongued it is easily broken off. When this is done, take hold of the shoot, turn...
Página 78 - Soil for Culture in Pots. Get the turf from an upland pasture ; take off about three inches thick, and keep it in a heap for a year, to cause the grass roots to decay and mellow the soil ; chop it, and turn it over four or five times during the year ; it will be in finer condition for use. During this, the...