. The American florist : a weekly journal for the trade. Floriculture; Florists. '9r3- The America n Fl oris t. Oiled paper is also useful for pro- tecting: stock in frames or to keep the cold out ot the houses that are get- ting open. If anyone is interested in this subject, we will be pleased to supply instructions in detail for the construction of an inexpensive home- made machine for applying the oil, with illustration, inquiry to be made to Till, AMERICAN FLORIST to this ef- fect. All benches to be used for cuttings should be thoroughly cleaned and given a coat of whitewash before they ar

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. The American florist : a weekly journal for the trade. Floriculture; Florists. '9r3- The America n Fl oris t. Oiled paper is also useful for pro- tecting: stock in frames or to keep the cold out ot the houses that are get- ting open. If anyone is interested in this subject, we will be pleased to supply instructions in detail for the construction of an inexpensive home- made machine for applying the oil, with illustration, inquiry to be made to Till, AMERICAN FLORIST to this ef- fect. All benches to be used for cuttings should be thoroughly cleaned and given a coat of whitewash before they ar
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. The American florist : a weekly journal for the trade. Floriculture; Florists. '9r3- The America n Fl oris t. Oiled paper is also useful for pro- tecting: stock in frames or to keep the cold out ot the houses that are get- ting open. If anyone is interested in this subject, we will be pleased to supply instructions in detail for the construction of an inexpensive home- made machine for applying the oil, with illustration, inquiry to be made to Till, AMERICAN FLORIST to this ef- fect. All benches to be used for cuttings should be thoroughly cleaned and given a coat of whitewash before they are filled with sand. It is advisable to have the bottom of cutting benches so arranged as to afford ample drain- age, to prevent stagnation, which is very apt to occur where there are im- purities in the sand or water. The cracks between the boards may be calked with either moss or excel- sior to prevent the sand from wash- ing through, or gravel or coal ashes may be placed at the bottom for this purpose. The quality of sand varies greatly in different localities, but this is not important, provided it is fairly .lean. AVe prefer a sand that is mod- erately coarse as it keeps sweet long- er. Benches 4 inches deep should be filled level and, after being thorough- ly watered, tamped down until firm, when they will be ready to receive the cuttings. y Elmer D. Smith. Easter Plants. Paper road January fi. mi.T. Iiy Julius Luck. before the Montreal Gardeners ami Florists' Club. After Christmas and New Tear's commercial greenhouses are fairly empty, and after a business like the one this season they are generally a deplorable sight. Naturally the first thought in restocking them turns to Faster plants. Lilies always will take first place. To have them in on time they should be potted as soon as re- ceived. Of all the different varieties lilium giganteum (the black stemmed variety) appears to be the best for Easter. Lilium Harrisii has been im- proved some of late years, but it is a lon

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