. Cyclopedia of American horticulture, comprising suggestions for cultivation of horticultural plants, descriptions of the species of fruits, vegetables, flowers, and ornamental plants sold in the United States and Canada, together with geographical and biographical sketches. Gardening. 970. Tying with wire. The first movement. should be thoroughly annealed, so tliat it can l.)e easily bent and give no springy reaction after being worked. This wire is also useful in tying thorny shrubs to a trellis when a mittened hand is necessary to iiohl the branches in place while the other Iiand makes the

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. Cyclopedia of American horticulture, comprising suggestions for cultivation of horticultural plants, descriptions of the species of fruits, vegetables, flowers, and ornamental plants sold in the United States and Canada, together with geographical and biographical sketches. Gardening. 970. Tying with wire. The first movement. should be thoroughly annealed, so tliat it can l.)e easily bent and give no springy reaction after being worked. This wire is also useful in tying thorny shrubs to a trellis when a mittened hand is necessary to iiohl the branches in place while the other Iiand makes the
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. Cyclopedia of American horticulture, comprising suggestions for cultivation of horticultural plants, descriptions of the species of fruits, vegetables, flowers, and ornamental plants sold in the United States and Canada, together with geographical and biographical sketches. Gardening. 970. Tying with wire. The first movement. should be thoroughly annealed, so tliat it can l.)e easily bent and give no springy reaction after being worked. This wire is also useful in tying thorny shrubs to a trellis when a mittened hand is necessary to iiohl the branches in place while the other Iiand makes the tie. To recommend varieties is a difficult and personal. 971. The second movement. profitable to plant. For the past few years many have wished that all their Concords were Niagara, for the reason that the yield of the latter has been good and the crop brought at least ten dollars per ton more when sold in l>ulk. Perhaps this condition is only temporary. The Catawba is of excellent fiavor; it is latest to ripen and an excellent variety for storage. When placed in good cel- lars, and an even low temperature is maintained, but not low enough to freeze, this variety will keep in good shipping condition until the last of March and first of April. Those are standard commercial varieties in New York and Ohio. Worden is excellent for a near-by mar- ket, biit does not stand long journeys well. Blany fruits are better picked before fully ripe, of whicli the pear is a conspicuous example. Grapes have not tliat characteristic, for no maturing development goes on after the fruit is harvested. As soon as the full ripening period has been reached, the clusters should be gathered by carefully cutting and placing in trays which hold from 25 to 35 pounds. The care in handling should almost equal that taken with eggs. After picking, the fruit should be placed in a fruit house built upon the principle of an ice house, but so arranged as to give free access to the cooling night air, and to be

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