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Florists' review (microform) (16061699144)


Florists' review (microform) (16061699144)



Title: Florists' review (microform)
Identifier: 5205536_29_2 (find matches)
Year: [1] (s)
Subjects: Floriculture
Publisher: Chicago : Florists' Pub. Co
Contributing Library: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
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30 The Weekly Florists' Review* March 21, 1912. should do with the plants. I have been thinking of taking them up, packing them in boxes and storing them in a light cellar until time to plant them out and use them for cuttings this fall. G. L, E. You could lift the stock plants, plant them in boxes and store them in a cool greenhouse or light cellar; or, better still, you could pot them singly. The latter plan would be much the better, as by using pots of moderate size and keeping the plants a few weeks in a greenhouse they would become nicely established and could then be moved to a coldframe to be gradually hardened off. If you do not care to go to the trouble of potting each off, you can adopt the boxing plan, but if you can spare a place for them in a cool house for a short time it would be a decided advantage. C. W. DISEASED FOLIAQE. Kindly tell me what the white dis- ease is on the edge of the enclosed leaves. Please state also the cause and remedy. A. E. B. The geranium leaf was attacked by a fungoid growth not uncommon at this season. Keep water off the foliage as much as you can, pick off affected leaves, keep the plants well spaced and run them a little drier at the root. A dry and airy atmosphere, with plenty of sun, is what the plants need. On the cyclamen and other leaves I could not detect any disease, but I noticed quite a few white flies on them. You should try to exterminate this pest, or it will speedily ruin much of your stock. Hy- drocyanic acid gas, used as often rec- ommended in The Review, is the only sure remedy for it. Choose a cool night for the operation, and, as this is a dead- ly gas, use the greatest caution when applying it. C. W.
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GERANIUM LEAVES TUEN EED. I should like to know what causes geranium leaves to turn red, like the enclosed sample. " "^ F. D. The most likely causes for the foliage' turning red on geraniums are an inade- quate water supply and lack of food in the soil. Some varieties, however, seem naturally to put on these autumnal foliage tints in winter and it is not always caused by either too little water or lack of feeding. C. W. DAISIES FOR THE GREENHOUSE. • Is there any kind of daisy that can be grown in the greenhouse? C. G. P. The word daisy, as a popular name, is applied more or less to quite a num- ber of plants. The white and yellow marguerites are often called daisies and have the greatest commercial value of any of their class of flowers. Arti- cles dealing on their culture appear from time to time in the columns of The Review. There are now both sin- gle and double forms of marguerites. The little double daisies which flower in spring, and are used in cemeteries and for spring bedding, can be grown in a cold greenhouse with pansies and violets. They are usually carried over, however, in coldframes. The Barber- ton daisy or gerbera and the newer dimorphothecas, also called South Af- rican daisies, are other representatives which are grown commercially in a moderate way; also various forms of Chrysanthemum maximum, commonly known as the Shasta daisy. The mar- guerites, however, are by far the most important from a florist's point of view. C. W. ANNUAL LUPINES FOR FORCING. Can you give us information regard- ing the culture of lupines, stating how they are propagated and grown, the right temperatures and the varieties best suited for forcing? L. C. S. & S. Annual lupines are becoming more popular each year for forcing purposes. Of course, there is not the same de- mand for them as for roses, carnations and some other staples, but they are popular with critical flower buyers. Their culture is not at all difficult. They succeed well with snapdragons and annual larkspurs. A night tem- perature of 45 to 48 degrees is better than 50 to 52 degrees in winter, and during the darkest months I find they do particularly well on raised benches. The early forcing varieties, such as Pink Beauty, Snowdrop and others, are easily flowered for Christmas. Seed should be sown in pots outdoors about August 10 and they should be trans- planted into the benches a. month or five weeks later. Succession batches can be started in pots or may be sown thinly in rows eighteen inches apart in the benches. L. mutabilis, pink and white, are not good midwinter bloomers, but after the end of February are fine. These require considerably more space than the more slender growing, early forcing sorts. After the main stem has been cut the plants break strongly and will furnish quite a number more flowering shoots. These do best in a night temperature of 45 degrees, al- though some growers get good success in a carnation temperature. The annual lupines are always propagated from seeds. C. W. OBITUARY. Michael Lawlor. Michael Lawlor, one of the oldest residents of Flushing, N. Y., died March 13, after a lingering illness from liver trouble. He was born in Ireland sixty- three years ago, and after coming to this country made Flushing his resi- dence. He had lived there for half a century and had been engaged in the florists' business up to ten years ago. Mr. Lawlor is survived by three sons, Gustav, Frank and Frederick, and two daughters, Miss Agnes Lawlor and Mrs. Penning. Binghamton, N. Y.—C. H. Wilbur, who purchased the Oak street green- houses recently, has erected a store and workroom. It is unique in design and adds greatly to the attractiveness of the old stand. He says increasing busi- ness is the result.

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