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Window gardening : devoted specially to the culture of flowers and ornamental plants for indoor use and parlor decoration . shades, have noticed that the moisture often collects so quickly inside as to actu-ally obstruct or prevent the plant from being seen, and have wondered where thismoisture came from. The answer to this question is simple : From the earth, the plants, by exha-lation, i. e. vefjetable perspiration. But you ask again : Why does it collectso largely f and we reply: Simply because we confine it, and prevent its escapeand evaporation by making our ca-^e airtight. If the case we

Window gardening : devoted specially to the culture of flowers and ornamental plants for indoor use and parlor decoration . shades, have noticed that the moisture often collects so quickly inside as to actu-ally obstruct or prevent the plant from being seen, and have wondered where thismoisture came from. The answer to this question is simple : From the earth, the plants, by exha-lation, i. e. vefjetable perspiration. But you ask again : Why does it collectso largely f and we reply: Simply because we confine it, and prevent its escapeand evaporation by making our ca-^e airtight. If the case we Stock Photo
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Window gardening : devoted specially to the culture of flowers and ornamental plants for indoor use and parlor decoration . shades, have noticed that the moisture often collects so quickly inside as to actu-ally obstruct or prevent the plant from being seen, and have wondered where thismoisture came from. The answer to this question is simple : From the earth, the plants, by exha-lation, i. e. vefjetable perspiration. But you ask again : Why does it collectso largely f and we reply: Simply because we confine it, and prevent its escapeand evaporation by making our ca-^e airtight. If the case were ventilated, its tem-perature would be moderated to correspond with tlie atmosphere of the sitting WnD 0 W GA RD ENING ? 16; room. And this is the very thing we do not want. Our case then should bemade air tight, for the purpose of not only confining this moisture, but of keep-. ing a constant and abundant supply of it, for the plants must have a congenialatmosphere of their own and cannot live without the proper moisture. You cannot expect your ferns or plants to grow nicely in this moist atmosphere 164 WI.YDOW GARDENING if you open the case every few days : It has the same effect as change of climate, or open air exposure to a sick person accustomed only to the air of the house.The confinement of ferns in these close cases has the tendency to make themdelicate, and the sudden opening of the case, with the introduction of the hot, dry, dusty air from the rooms, is against ail reason. It is sufficient to say, there-fore, that when once plantedand closed, the fern case needsno ventilation. Let it live hyitself. Drainage.This point comes up for dis-cussion, and the only answerwe give is to ask another ques-tion : Do plants need diain-age when the water is beingconstantly evaporated andthrown oflF in the open spaceabove the plants . In otherwords, the plants are d

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