. The American florist : a weekly journal for the trade. Floriculture; Florists. 566 The American Florist. Aug. /, be inconsistent in our dealings or to under-value either our services or our goods; such things do not tendto impress people favorably concerning the trade. Having at divers times indulged in the popular pastime of abusing the Puritan rose I desire at this time to take some of it back, inasmuch as I have a plant out- doors that during the past two months has given me a goodly number of fine, pure white blooms. The plant is grow- ing vigorously in a very stiff soil and every shoot

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. The American florist : a weekly journal for the trade. Floriculture; Florists. 566 The American Florist. Aug. /, be inconsistent in our dealings or to under-value either our services or our goods; such things do not tendto impress people favorably concerning the trade. Having at divers times indulged in the popular pastime of abusing the Puritan rose I desire at this time to take some of it back, inasmuch as I have a plant out- doors that during the past two months has given me a goodly number of fine, pure white blooms. The plant is grow- ing vigorously in a very stiff soil and every shoot
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. The American florist : a weekly journal for the trade. Floriculture; Florists. 566 The American Florist. Aug. /, be inconsistent in our dealings or to under-value either our services or our goods; such things do not tendto impress people favorably concerning the trade. Having at divers times indulged in the popular pastime of abusing the Puritan rose I desire at this time to take some of it back, inasmuch as I have a plant out- doors that during the past two months has given me a goodly number of fine, pure white blooms. The plant is grow- ing vigorously in a very stiff soil and every shoot means a flower. I had also an opportunity last week of gratifying a long abiding desire to see the Puritan as grown by Strauss & Co., of Washinj^ton, D. C. In my next letter I hope to give some interesting details concerning this establishment, for the present it will suffice to say that their Puritan house— 150x20 feet—was a treat to me; the plants were perfectly healthy, free from mildew and appeared to be blooming freely enough. S. & Co. think the rose does best in a temperature of 60°, but they are not particularly impressed with its value. I question if many growers will trouble themselves for the future with Puritan. Cornelia Cook is hard to beat as a white rose, when you can get it, and since the method of obtaining it has been so intelligently explained by "Con- necticut"—P. 518. I doubt not that the country will be flooded next season with the magnificent florescence of Cornelia Cook. It is only necessary to "supplant its warring structures by a cymose form of branching," after which "uninter- rupted root activity, young and ever- vigorous foliage, perpetual youth and incessant florescence " is just as easy as rolling ofl' a log. I hope that A. P. M. is properly apjjreciative of the cultural directions dedicated to him by "Connect- icut," if he isn't he ought to be. For my own part I can only say that having been r

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