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1890 VICTORIAN Home Florist Book Flowers Window + Landscape Gardening Ferneries

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Seller: mybestbooks (2,330) 100%, Location: Clinton, Washington, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 232153665490 MYBESTBOOKS... 1890 VICTORIAN Home Florist Book Flowers Window + Landscape Gardening Ferneries Illus ~ Floriculture Ornamental Plants Flower Beds RARE * Here you will find authentic period information on landscaping your Victorian Home and Floriculture for the inside also. Do you have your Ferneries yet or have you seen the latest in Victorian Window Boxes? Or – maybe you are more interested in the what to decorate your Parlor with or what beauty should adorn your Conservatory or Greenhouse . . . OR that special Flower Bed Design? * ~ 1890 Edition ~ 319 pgs Antique Treasure ~ 126 Years Old!! (The Original Vintage Book – not a reprint, CD or reproduction) (Please see end of write-up for full physical + condition description) This treasure contains beautiful engravings and over 300 pages that gave the Victorian lady all the information she needed to adorn her home with plants and flowers – inside and out! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Ready to learn the recommended varieties of all the plants in vogue in the Victorian home? There is so much more than Ferns and Palms! Guidelines for would-be gardeners, especially interesting for the lengthy lists of rose varietals, as well as the instructions on home ' ferneries' and on the construction of garden and landscape paths acceptable for horse-drawn carriages. In addition to roses, numerous other flowering plants are described in detail, accompanied by illustrations (full-page in many cases) and lists of popular varieties. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~ Do you know the Choice of Plants and Designs for the Victorian Flower Arrangements? Don’t forget the directions, plans and care for your Conservatory . . . Do you have your choices yet for your Ferneries or Wardian Case ! ~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~ This was one of the first Victorian Floriculture guides specifically written for the American market. ”It has been only about 20 years since a general manifestation of interest in Floriculture, by the masses of people, has been apparent, but from a perceptible awakening, about that time, there has been a continual and rapid increase, until now, when we find nearly everybody devoting more or less attention to the culture of flowers . . .” “What is felt to be the greatest need of the day in the further promotion of Floriculture, is the more general dissemination of correct knowledge concerning the kinds of plants and flowers most suitable for the American cultivator, and also regarding their culture . . .” And thus – this book fulfilled that need! ~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~ The author also wrote other books on the subject as: Landscape Gardening: A Collection of Plans Illustrating the Improvement of Home Grounds, Town Lots, Real Estate Subdivisions, Public Square AND Ornamental gardening for Americans. A treatise on beautifying homes, rural districts, towns, and cemeteries ~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~ There is a detailed list of subjects presented as an “Index” but no Table of Contents. So, here is my take on the major topics: Introduction Landscape Gardening Propagation Hanging Baskets And Garden Vases Plant Culture In And About The House The Amateur’s Conservatory Roses Description Of Ornamental And Flowering Plants With Cultural Directions ~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~ In the LANDSCAPE GARDENING section you will topics as: ~ Designs for Flower Beds ~ Planning the Work ~ The Lawn ~ The House ~ Things To Be Avoided ~ Tree Planting ~ Shrubs ~ Walks and Drives ~ Open Air Floriculture ~ Ribbon Gardening Flower Beds for Constant Cutting ~ Mixed Beds ~ Designs for Flower Beds on the Lawn and much more! There are lots of DETAILS here – detailed construction information, measurements and specific plant species instructions etc. ~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~ There is a lengthy section just devoted to ROSES which were so popular during that time and still ARE for that matter! Going over each of the varieties in detail – you will find coverage of Hybrid Perpetual Roses ~ Summer Roses ~ Climbing Roses ~ Moss Roses ~ Tender Roses ~ Hybrid Tea Roses ~ Polyantha Roses ~ Bourbon Roses ~ Chinese or Bengal Roses ~ Ever Blooming Tea Roses ~ Noisette or Ever-Blooming Climbers ~ and more! ~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~ Of course, there are the BASICS also in the beginning discussions that cover things as: ~ Propagation ~ Soil ~ Transplanting ~ Starting Seeds ~ Cold Frames ~ Bulbs ~ Watering ~ Fertilizing ~ Insects and all the normal things you would expect! ~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~ And the last section is the DESCRIPTION OF ORNAMENTAL AND FLOWERING PLANTS WITH CULTURAL DIRECTIONS. This section covers Annuals ~ Biennials ~ Perennials ~ It goes through alphabetically and discusses each type of plant with the varieties and specific variations of each and their requirements and cultivation. Lots of detailed beautiful engravings in this section. ~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~ AND – the last thing I want to point out is a section in the back. The Floricultural Operations Of The Year Arranged By Weeks. Here you will get a DETAILED plan on what to do for your plants and garden every week of the year! What more could you ask for?? ~~~~~~~~~~~~ OK - There you have the overview! Below you will see LOTS more examples of the text and illustrations as well as the Index . A MUST-HAVE useful addition to your collection!! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The INDEX follows the Book Details section *********************************************** Book Details & Condition DETAILS: Original green cloth hardcover with decorated front cover - gold gilt on spine and embossed decoration on front cover, decorated endpapers; published by Chas. A. Reeser, Seedsman and Florist, Springfield, Ohio in 1890, 5 1/2” x 8”, 319 pages. CONDITION: Book is in very good condition – tightly bound ~ clean and crisp inside with no marks or writing ~ inside pages ar very lightly age toned ~ The outside covers have normal minor wear and tear – the gold gilt is excellent – there is rubbing on the corners, and spine edges ~ there is some spurious scuffing on the back cover ~ An excellent copy of this 126 year old treasure! A fabulous addition to your collection!! International bidders welcome. See below for shipping and payment details. 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I accept multiple payments over time if you need it – just ask! • MORE BIDDING? – If you are bidding on more of my items - you can wait to pay all at once. Return Policy •Returns should rarely be necessary – No one gives you more information and photos of your item than me! •If a problem comes up, let me know – I am a FAIR person. Questions ? •Please E-mail me with any questions you have and you will receive a SPEEDY response! •Just click on the “Ask Seller A Question” button at the top of the page. Condition: Excellent condition - please see auction write-up for full details., Subject: Home & Garden, Original/Facsimile: Original, Binding: Hardcover, Year Printed: 1890

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