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Dingee guide to rose culture - for more than 60 years an authority (1915) (20334605723)

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Title: Dingee guide to rose culture : for more than 60 years an authority
Identifier: dingeeguidetoros19ding_6 (find matches)
Year: 1915 (1910s)
Authors: Dingee & Conard Co; Henry G. Gilbert Nursery and Seed Trade Catalog Collection
Subjects: Nursery stock Catalogs; Roses Catalogs; [booksubjectNurseries_Horticulture_Bulbs_Plants_Seeds_Catalogs Nurseries (Horticulture)
Bulbs (Plants) Seeds Catalogs]; Flowers Seeds Catalogs; Vegetables Seeds Catalogs
Publisher: West Grove, Pa. : The Dingee & Conard Co.
Contributing Library: U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Library
Digitizing Sponsor: U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Library



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Own Root vs. Budded Roses r«n;HEN we first started this business over sixty years ago, foreign-grown if tJ budded and grafted Roses were the only Roses to be had. They mJiM were so unsatisfactory at that time that our Mr. Dingee, the founder * of this business, conceived the idea of growing Roses on their own roots for American homes and gardens. The undertaking was looked upon with about as much favor as was Morse's telegraphic invention. To-day Own Root Roses are just as much an improvement over the ancient system of budding and grafting on wild roots as the railroads are over stage coaches. Some Catalogue Houses, Nurseryman, Seedsmen and Department Stores, who are without the equipment or knowledge of growing Own Root Roses, import great quantities of these cheap budded Roses from Europe, where they are grown in a wet soil, producing a quick, soft growth, and are offered here as heavy specimen or Star size plants. The budding is usually done on wild Manettia Rose stalks by taking a bud from the original plant and inserting it under the bark of the Manettia and binding it thereon, as in Illustration No. 5. The first year the budded Rose makes a rapid, soft growth, probably pro- ' ducing some blooms, but the second year the wild root begins to assert itself and grows with
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tremendous vigor, throw- ing out wild shoots from the roots, thus sapping the life from the top, which usually dies, as in illustration No. 4. Note the shoot from the side with the foliage thereon, which is the wild Rose that will not bloom, or is it ornamental; also note the dead branches of the original Rose budded thereon. This is an actual photograph of a two-year, budded Rose. Anyone who wants Roses and not wild shrubbery should buy only the best or Roses grown on Their Own Roots. Such are The Dingee Roses, known the world over. We sometimes wonder why these budded Roses are offered by some firms: selling them to an unknowing and unsuspecting public, but, as Barnum said, "American people like to be humbugged." We are content to adhere to the principles laid down by the founder of this business, who, notwithstanding the many ridiculous claims put forth by men who were â yet unborn when Mr. Dingee was active in the busi- ness of producing Own Root Roses, now claim to have invented this method of production. OWN ROOT ROSES An own root plant is started by taking a portion of a branch from the mother plant and putting in sand until the roots are formed at the bottom, as illustrated in No. 1. This is what is known as a rooted cutting. Note how the fibrous roots are formed. In Illustration No. 2 we have a first size own root plant grown in pots. No. 3 illustrates a two-year-old plant grown in a 4- or 5-inch pot. Note the many fibrous roots, which soon establish themselves in the soil after planting; also how each shoot or branch is crowned with a bud: how these branches are formed and how the increase in size is made by making new shoots. Compare this photograph with the one of the budded plant (No. 4) and note how different. A budded plant cannot increase in size unless the increase is made on the weak budded branch and then very seldom, but Own Root Roses increase in size each year, unless destroyed, and are permanent, producing finer and better blooms each season. They are the only Roses suitable for the varying climatic conditions of our country, and we cannot emphasize too strongly the importance of knowing the kind of plants you -are getting before placing an order for them. 12

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