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Burbank, Luther, 1849-1926 / Luther Burbank: his methods and discoveries and their practical application
(1914)

[Luther Burbank -- the bearing of his work on human life -- on improving the human plant],   pp. [202]-246 PDF (10.0 MB)


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A Bed of English Primroses or "Cowslips"
This bed of flowers grew last season beside Mr. Bur-
bank'a greenhouse at Santa Rosa. It shows how Mr. Burbank,
even when not working for a specific end, delights in getting a num-
ber of variations before him. He inspected these flowers daily during
'heir time of blossoming, and made selections among them; and
though at the time he had no very specific purpose in so doing,
it is more than likely that interesting results will
come of the primrose experiments before these
flowers are banished to make room
for some other claimants
of space.


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