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The craftsman
Volume XXVII, Number 5 (February 1915)

Our friends, the plants: how we can grow them and what they can do for us,   pp. 498-507 PDF (3.3 MB)


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TI7E BELL-SHAPED GLOXINIA,
A POT OF WHICH IS SEEN
BELOW, MAKES AN EXCELLENT
NOUSE PLANT, AND WELL
REPAYS BY ITS FRIENDLY
BEAUTY THE LITTLE CARE
NEEDED FOR ITS CULTIVATION:
IT GIVES A CURIOUSLY RICH
EFFECT IN BOTH FORM AND
COLOR, AND A SIN(iLE PACKAGE
OF MIXED SEEDS WVILE BRING
A SURPRISING ARRAY OF
LUXURIANT BLOSSOMS AND
VELVETY LEAVES INTO ONE'S
HOME.
                                                       THE CYCLAMEN, SHOWN
ABOVE, IS
                                                       A VERY DECORATIVE
FLOWER FOR THE
                                                       HOME: IT IS DESCENDED
FROM
                                                       WILD FLOWERS WHICH
THE COUN-
                                                       TRY CHILDREN CALL
"SHOOTING
                                                       STARS" BECAUSE
THEY BLOSSOM SO
                                                       QUICKLY AFTER THE
ARRIVAL OF
                                                       THE SPRING SUN, AND
BECAUSE
                                                       TilEY SEEM TO SHOOT
TO EARTH
                                                       LIKE A ROCKET WITH
A TRAIL OF
                                                       SPLENDOR BEHIND THEM:
"MADCAP
                                                       VIOLETS" IS ANOTHER
OF THEIR
                                                       FANCIFUL NAMES: THE
CULTIVATED
                                                       VARIETY RANGES IN
COLOR FROM
                                                       PURE WHITE, THROUGH
PINK, ROSE,
                                                       MAGENTA AND CERISE
TO DEEPEST
                                                       REDS, WHICH FORM A
RICH CON-
                                                       TRAST AGAINST THE
BEAUTIFULLY
                                                       VEINED LEAVES.
.UV_ plns by Aathan R. Graves.


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