Window gardening : devoted specially to the culture of flowers and ornamental plants for indoor use and parlor decoration . e dryness,warmth and ventilation. When the cold weather comes on, cover the sashes with straw mats orcarpeting—and bank up the pit with tan or manure—put a good embankmentabout the whole pit. Place the plants in the pit, in the autumn, and let them have as much air aspossible in mild days, covering closely, in cold nights. The chief care is to give fresh air in sufficient quantities, and to protect in se-vere weather from frosts. Roses, Geraniums, Salvias, Fuchsias, Helio

Window gardening : devoted specially to the culture of flowers and ornamental plants for indoor use and parlor decoration . e dryness,warmth and ventilation. When the cold weather comes on, cover the sashes with straw mats orcarpeting—and bank up the pit with tan or manure—put a good embankmentabout the whole pit. Place the plants in the pit, in the autumn, and let them have as much air aspossible in mild days, covering closely, in cold nights. The chief care is to give fresh air in sufficient quantities, and to protect in se-vere weather from frosts. Roses, Geraniums, Salvias, Fuchsias, Helio Stock Photo
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Window gardening : devoted specially to the culture of flowers and ornamental plants for indoor use and parlor decoration . e dryness, warmth and ventilation. When the cold weather comes on, cover the sashes with straw mats orcarpeting—and bank up the pit with tan or manure—put a good embankmentabout the whole pit. Place the plants in the pit, in the autumn, and let them have as much air aspossible in mild days, covering closely, in cold nights. The chief care is to give fresh air in sufficient quantities, and to protect in se-vere weather from frosts. Roses, Geraniums, Salvias, Fuchsias, Heliotropes, etc. can be kept quite safely insuch a pit, and be ready to force in the windows or conservatory by March. 56 WTNBOW GARBENING. When warm days occur the sashes can be uncovered, and the sun allowed toshine through the glass on to the plants, but until February it is better to keepthem in darkness, and not admit fresh air oftener than once in two or threeweeks. Do it when the air is most genial, and raise the sashes only long enoughto inspect the plants, and if very dry give a little water. OHA-P^TER A^III.. Window Pots, Boxes, Jardinieres, and Plant Stands. Glazed pots are not as good to growplants in as the real pottery, on accountof their want of porosity, which is agreat help in watering, evaporation andaeration; likewise their saucers aresometimes fastened to them, and areliable to fill with earth, clog up theoutlets, and are not easily cleaned. The earthen pots are easily cleanedand plants thrive much better in them, than in fancy china or glass ones. Stillthese last are often desirable for roomdecoration, and many very handsomeones are made, which can be used by simply setting the other common pot in- Fig. 21. side, and if there is any vacant space between, it may be filled up with moss. The size of the pot should be in unison with the size of the plant; the most con-venient ones to handle, may measifrom five to seven or eight inches acntop. Yet if any have ext

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