. The American florist : a weekly journal for the trade. Floriculture; Florists. VIEW IN EAST ROCK PARK NEW HAVEN, CONN. clay is worked through it usually becomes firm enough after two or three waterings without any other method being resorted to. Every grower must therefore use his own judgment in this respect with the material he has to work on, guarding against a too light soil, which will cause a rapid, long jointed growth at the expense of robustness. The plants should be given full sunlight with all ventilation possible, and on bright days pay partic- ular attention to syringing to keep

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. The American florist : a weekly journal for the trade. Floriculture; Florists. VIEW IN EAST ROCK PARK NEW HAVEN, CONN. clay is worked through it usually becomes firm enough after two or three waterings without any other method being resorted to. Every grower must therefore use his own judgment in this respect with the material he has to work on, guarding against a too light soil, which will cause a rapid, long jointed growth at the expense of robustness. The plants should be given full sunlight with all ventilation possible, and on bright days pay partic- ular attention to syringing to keep
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. The American florist : a weekly journal for the trade. Floriculture; Florists. VIEW IN EAST ROCK PARK NEW HAVEN, CONN. clay is worked through it usually becomes firm enough after two or three waterings without any other method being resorted to. Every grower must therefore use his own judgment in this respect with the material he has to work on, guarding against a too light soil, which will cause a rapid, long jointed growth at the expense of robustness. The plants should be given full sunlight with all ventilation possible, and on bright days pay partic- ular attention to syringing to keep down thrip and spider, and so far as possible leaving the watering of the soil as an operation to receive attention by itself as it should. Also on very hot days it will be found beneficial to spray the sides of the house underneath the benches and the walks so as to moisten the atmos- phere. These points, together with keep- ing the plants topped back as they require it will form the routine of the work in caring for the indoor grown plants for a few weeks yet and must not be neglected to insure success with this method of culture. As the season is drawing to a close so far as the blooming plants in the benches are concerned and doubtless most of our plans are drawn for the coming season's work, is it not well to figure up what some of the varieties are doing now or have been doing from a blooming stand- point for the last three months. We are surprised at the fine showing that Enchantress is making at this time as we rather expected this would fade out in the hot weather. But as we now have them under a heavy shading they are certainly fine for this season and the plants are full of buds and bloom. Gov. Wolcott is also making a fine showing, and as we find ample use for white car- nations right along we are very well pleased with this variety in spite of its fault of splitting badly in winter. Mrs. Lawson is now down to the ordinary standard. The stems are getting too short a