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The craftsman
Volume XXVII, Number 5 (February 1915)

Indoor gardening: how to keep summer the year round,   pp. 520-529 PDF (3.5 MB)


Page 527


INDOOR GARDENING
hybrida ragionierii, a new race of freesia, free flowering, unusua
shade of coloring, long stemmed, capable of strong forcing and which
does not require a very high temperature.
   The dark-foliaged spireas, with their wonderful feathery sprays
of flowers, bloom profusely during February and March and under
careful forcing can be had during the Christmas holidays. There is a
delightful soft pink Queen Alexandra, deep carmine rose Rubens,
feathery pure white, fragrant Japonica, and astilboides floribunda,
a white plumed variety with rich bronze foliage. Spirea also has
its dwarf form suitable for greenhouse arrangement when a tier effect
is desired.
NOTHER branch of indoor gardening which can be pursued
      with great profit and delight is the fruits and vegetables; both
      apple and pear tree can be grown in a pot to a height of from
six to eight feet; peaches, nectarines and cherries also are capable of
luscious development in glasshouses, especially if great headroom be
given them so that they can be assured of plenty of fresh air and light
and sun. They can be grown espalier-wise, following the contour
of the greenhouse almost as perfectly as though they were vines.
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