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Guide To Hardy Fruits And Ornamentals | by Thomas Joseph Dwyer



The author has been constantly associated in every conceivable way with the hardy fruits and ornamentals for over thirty years. He has thought, talked and written about them daily during that period; moreover, he has lived in their midst all this time, has handled and cared for them from the bud and scion to the fruit and flower. For some time past he has longed for an opportunity to tell the story that follows.

TitleGuide To Hardy Fruits And Ornamentals
AuthorDwyer, Thomas Joseph
PublisherT. J. Dwyer & Son, Cornwall, N. Y.
Year1903

Dedicated
to her
who was all Love and Devotion,
"Mother".

-Introductory
The author has been constantly associated in every conceivable way with the hardy fruits and ornamentals for over thirty years. He has thought, talked and written about them daily during that period; ...
-Tree Fruits | Preparation Of The Soil
Land that has been previously cropped with fruits, grains or vegetables is admirably adapted to the planting of the Apple and other Tree Fruits; also land that is in sod can, with proper and persisten...
-Tree Fruits | Holding Stock Over
It sometimes happens that parties are not ready to plant their trees, plants and vines as soon as received. When this is the case, the stock should be heeled in the ground; this is done by making a ...
-Tree Fruits | How To Plant
Where the conditions are right and suitable you can make deep furrows singly or crosswise of the field with the use of the team and soil plow which will save considerable labor in the digging of the h...
-Tree Fruits | When To Plant
Plant your trees in the Spring as early as possible -- the earlier the better after you can get your ground in proper condition for tilling or preparing the soil. You cannot do this work too early, bu...
-Tree Fruits | Cultivation
We wish we were able to show clearly and plainly in this little work the absolute necessity of doing this important task at the right time and...
-Tree Fruits | After Pruning
This must be attended to annually with unfailing regularity; it is absolutely indispensable to success. There is no iron-clad rule that can be applied intelligently to all kinds of tree fruits, or in ...
-Tree Fruits | Other Spraying Formulas
The separate sprays hereafter named are to be used for many purposes. When their use is necessary on any of the trees, plants, vines or shrubs they will be referred to, and we will name the heading th...
-Tree Fruits | Formula For San Jose Scale
The San Jose Scale is a deadly fruit tree pest, minute in size inconspicuous in color, and remarkably prolific. It often escapes notice until it is present in dangerous numbers. This insect attacks tr...
-Tree Fruits | Thinning The Fruit
A quarter of a century ago this was practically unknown and practiced by very few fruit growers, either amateurs or professionals. Today it is considered one of the paramount and first requirements to...
-Tree Fruits | The Use Of Clover
We want to advise the use of the Clovers as enrichers of the soil. We have found nothing so valuable to bring up worn out lands. Where one has an impoverished piece of ground that is needed for fru...
-The Apple | Suitable Soils
This King of the Tree Fruits will grow and, with proper care and cultivation, give good results on a variety of soils and in various climates. Most any kind of farm land that will produce a good cro...
-The Apple | Suitable Situations And Exposures
Most any other situation or exposure except those objectionable ones referred to above will be desirable for the apple orchard. We prefer the northern exposure, but believe when other conditions are e...
-The Apple | Summer Varieties For Commercial Purposes.
* Early Harvest...
-The Apple | Summer Varieties For Home Use
From the preceding list the Red Astrachan, Yellow Transparent, Early Harvest and Sops of Wine are the best for the private garden. ...
-The Apple | Autumn Varieties For Commercial Purposes
* Alexander...
-The Apple | For Home Use
Of the foregoing autumn varieties we recommend for home use Fall Pippin, Gravenstein, Maiden's Blush, Fameuse (or Snow), Bismarck, Porter, Autumn Sweet Bough, Catshead....
-The Apple | Winter Varieties For Commercial Purposes.
* Baldwin
-The Apple | Winter Varieties For Home Use
From the preceding list of twenty-six Winter Varieties we select the sorts hereafter named as the most desirable for the home use. Baldwin, Grimes' Golden, Newtown Pippin, Winesap, Spitzenberg (Esopus...
-The Apple | Dwarf Apples
These should be planted in the same way as the Standard Varieties, except that they can be planted eight or ten feet apart, then they can be set in any odd corner of the. garden. They are of course mo...
-The Apple | Crab Apples
These should be pruned, planted and cared for in the same way as the standard apples, however, as they are not near as strong and vigorous. Twenty-five feet is far enough to set them apart. They are o...
-The Pear
Probably no fruit has grown as much in importance for several years as the Pear. It is now considered quite as necessary a fruit as the apple; it is right that it should be so, too, for it is a grand,...
-The Pear | Proper Distances To Plant Pears
Twenty feet apart each way, is the right distance for the Standard Pear Trees. They are often planted in the orchard in connection with the small fruits like strawberries currants, gooseberries, raspb...
-The Pear | Summer Varieties Of Pears.
* Osband's Summer...
-The Pear | Autumn Varieties Of Pears.
* Worden Seckel...
-The Pear | Winter Varieties Of Pears.
* Beurre Clairgeau...
-The Pear | Dwarf Pears
These should be planted eight to ten feet apart, and deep enough to cover the union of the stock and scion. The trees: should be started with the branches one foot from the ground. They need to have t...
-Peach Trees
No single family of fruits of the tree, bush and vine has grown in importance for the last ten years like the Peach. It is the fact that during this period the consumption of all fruits has increased ...
-The Peach | Varieties Of Peaches
There is an almost endless assortment of Peaches; our aim is to reduce the list as far as possible to cover the entire season for fruit and make what we consider the best selection for commercial orch...
-Apricot Trees
Where this fruit can be grown, in some few favored localities and in some especially sheltered warm gardens it is a great success and an interesting valuable fruit, coming into bearing a short time af...
-Apricot Trees | European Varieties Of Apricots.
* Acme
-Apricot Trees | Russian Varieties Of Apricots
Russian Varieties Of Apricots are valuable acquisitions and are quite distinct from the European varieties. Their leading characteristics, are extreme hardiness, early bearing, productiveness, and fre...
-Plum Trees
The ground should be prepared for these, the same as for the other fruit trees, such as Apples and Pears, and as fully explained in the opening chapter of this book. The Plum is very important, valuab...
-Plum Trees | Plums -- Japan Varieties
This comparatively new family has revolutionized plum growing for some years past. They are in many essential ways different and preferable to our European sorts. The trees are hardier and will endure...
-Plum Trees |Japan Plums -- Leading Varieties
* America
-Plum Trees | Plums For Profit
The author has for several years fruited many varieties of the Japan Plums in a large way, having several hundred trees under cultivation. They have been a satisfactory and profitable crop at all time...
-Plum Trees | European Plums
These should, like the Japan sorts, be planted twenty feet apart and should be treated in the same way. Under similar conditions they are not as vigorous growers as the Japs and, of course, do not nee...
-Nectarines
This is a very valuable and interesting fruit, but like the Apricot, it requires some special warm, sheltered place and thorough tillage in order to thrive and produce fruit; then it will give astonis...
-Cherry Trees
Most any kind of land is suitable for the Cherry, excepting ground that is excessively moist or where water remains on the surface any great length of time after a rain storm. It should be remembered,...
-Cherry Trees | The Heart And Bigarreau Cherries
These are commonly called sweet cherries, and are large, vigorous growers and make a magnificent tree with large, open, spreading heads. They are ornamental and the foliage remains on the trees the gr...
-Varieties Of Cherries: Heart And Bigarreau
One of the things that we have reason to be grateful for in horticulture is the rather limited list of varieties of cherries as compared with other fruits. The disseminators of new fruits have not bee...
-Varieties Of Cherries: Duke And Morrello Cherries
These should be planted fifteen feet apart, and should be treated much the same as the Heart and Bigarreau. The trees are not near as large as the last mentioned family and can be planted closer toget...
-Quince Trees
This is a very valuable fruit and profitable when well grown and cared for. It is of late years being planted quite extensively. The Quince succeeds on most any kind of land, over a wide territory, an...
-The Mulberry
This tree is not extensively grown and cultivated for its fruit, which is not popular with the classes, probably because we have such a quantity of fruit at its season of ripening that is richer and o...
-Nuts
Nut tree planting has become very popular of late. We have been importing annually over two million dollars worth of nuts that we have learned of late years can be grown just as easily in our own coun...
-Nuts | Chestnuts
* Paragon
-Nuts | Pecans
* Pecan
-Nuts | Hickory Nuts.
* Shellbark...
-Nuts | Walnuts
Japan Walnut (Sieboldiana)...
-The Strawberry
Queen of the Small Fruits. My life has been more closely associated with the Strawberry than with any other fruit. At this period and after a protracted and uninterrupted experience of thirty-five y...
-Varieties Of Strawberries
We have in the past twenty-five years fruited many hundreds of varieties of strawberries. For one reason or another nearly all of them have been discarded. It will probably surprise some of our hortic...
-The Cost To Get An Acre Of Strawberries In Bearing
We have been asked this question so often, and as it is so generally discussed, the writer has thought best to give his readers at least an approximate idea. While the cost will vary somewhat under di...
-Raspberries
Any land that will grow a crop of grain or vegetables will do for Raspberries. There are four families of these, namely: The Reds, The Blacks, The Pinks, and The Yellows, all requiring the sam...
-Raspberries | Red Varieties.
* Cuthbert
-Raspberries | Black Varieties
* Cumberland...
-Raspberries | Pink Varieties
* Cardinal
-Raspberries | Yellow Varieties
* Caroline
-Dewberry
Plant the same as the Blackberry....
-Dwarf Juneberry
Plant in rows four feet apart and cultivate and prune the same as for the Currant. A very desirable fruit that we consider a valuable acquisition to the garden fruits; the bushes resemble the Currant ...
-Japanese Wineberry
Plant and cultivate the same as Raspberries. ...
-Blackberries
The writer has cultivated this fruit in a large way for several years, harvesting many thousand quarts during the fruiting season. They have always sold to good advantage, the price ranging from ten t...
-Currants
There is perhaps no other specie of the small fruit family, with the possible exception of the Strawberry, that is so generally adaptable to our varied conditions of soil and climates as the Currant a...
-Red Varieties Of Currants.
* Cherry
-White Varieties Of Currants
* White Dutch...
-Black Varieties Of Currants
* Black Champion...
-Gooseberries
This is quite a desirable and valuable fruit and used for many purposes by the housewife, and a few bushes should be in every well provided home garden. We know some few fruit growers who grow this fr...
-American Varieties Of Gooseberries.
* Downing
-English Varieties Of Gooseberries
This family of Gooseberries: are much more susceptible to mildew than the American sorts, they are, however, fine, large fruit of high quality and command the highest market prices....
-Hardy Grapes
Within a radius of twenty miles of the writer's home the grape is cultivated very extensively, perhaps more largely than in any other section of the country. The growers here in this fruit growing re...
-Varieties Of Grapes
There is a large and extended list of varieties of grapes. We will, however, as with the other fruits, cut down this list as far as possible, naming only those that are especially valuable over a wide...
-Black Varieties of Grapes.
* Bacchus
-Red Varieties Of Grapes
* Agawam (Roger's No. 15.)...
-White Varieties Of Grapes
* Duchess
-Asparagus
This is one of the choicest and most desirable of all the fruits and vegetables, and one of the simplest to grow. A bed once established will, with proper care, last for fifteen to twenty years withou...
-Varieties Of Asparagus
The writer has had considerable experience in growing the Asparagus and experimenting with the different varieties. His belief is that on the whole the success or failure of this vegetable is as we wi...
-Rhubarb -- Pie Plant
This is a grateful vegetable and the first in the spring to remind us of the good things that are to follow, it is one of the easiest vegetables grown. It can be successfully produced in most any corn...
-Varieties Of Rhubarb.
* Early Scarlet...
-Ornamental Trees Plants And Vines
In order to successfully beautify our home grounds we should begin with the primary considerations and allow the details to come along naturally. Therefore, it is my intention to impress my readers in...
-The Best Ornamental Flowering Trees
Although there are many other flowering trees in cultivation, I have from personal observation selected the following as the most desirable from many points of view, requiring no special treatment, al...
-Weeping Deciduous Trees
The following are the most valuable and ornamental of the Weeping Trees and should have a place on every lawn. They are almost indispensable to the landscape gardener, possessing a character of their ...
-Japan Maples
The Japan Maples are so distinct in size, foliage and growth from the other maples and ornamental trees that we place them in a group by themselves. They are an exceedingly beautiful and interesting ...
-For Street Planting
We must consider the location in which we are going to plant. There are many shade trees that will thrive and do well on the home grounds, but when employed for street planting are complete failures. ...
-Hardy Ornamental Flowering Shrubs
We are all fully aware of the necessity of flowering shrubs in the beautification of the rural home grounds and the great quantities of species of this family we have to select from. having made a car...
-The Euonymus
The Euonymus are indispensable in the decoration of the lawn on account of their varied colored flowers and fruit, also the peculiar form and growth of bark which is characteristic of each variety. Th...
-Hedging Plants.
* How to Plant...
-Evergreen Hedging Trees
The three species that follow below are the best of all the evergreens for Hedges. They should be planted in single rows, in trenches four feet in width and fifteen inches deep; the trees should be t...
-Rhododendrons
This is universally acknowledged to be the finest and most showy hardy evergreen plant grown. The broad evergreen foliage, with its glossy richness would alone entitle it to the first rank, but when i...
-The Hardy Border
There is perhaps nothing so beautiful and valuable in the landscape and nothing so easily and cheaply obtained as a border of ornamental shrubs. Be your place large or small, there is always an opport...
-Evergreen Trees
Evergreen trees produce an effect in ornamental planting not to be obtained in any other way. It is inexpressible how much they add to the beauty and comfort of a country residence at all seasons of ...
-Dwarf Evergreens
Why They Should be Grown on Home Grounds. ...
-Best Varieties Of Dwarf Evergreens For General Planting
* Thuya Globosa (Globe Headed Arbor Vitae)....
-Hardy Hybrid Perpetual Roses
It is almost impossible to complete the adornment of the lawn without planting a bed of the Hardy Hybrid Perpetuals. Blooming as they do at intervals from June to September adds materially to their gr...
-Best Rose Varieties For General Planting.
* Baroness Rothschild...
-Tea And Hybrid Tea Roses
This class of roses can be wintered safely. All that is necessary is to give them the same protection as the Hardy Hybrids....
-Rambler Roses
This is the most remarkable group of Roses introduced for many years. They are varieties of extraordinary value, notably the Crimson and Yellow Ramblers. Among climbing roses these are most beautiful ...
-Hardy Running Or Climbing Roses
When it is desired to cover walls, unsightly buildings, etc., with roses, none will be found to do this work so efficiently as this class of rose....
-Tree Roses
These beautiful novelties are without question the most pleasure and beautiful of anything ever offered in the rose line. There is nothing in the history of floriculture that is more beautiful than th...
-Tree Roses | Wichurajana Roses
This most distinct and hardy rose has been found to be one of the most useful roses, from its being essentially unique in its manner of growth and in its general appearance. Its habit of growth is one...
-Tree Roses | Rugosa Roses
These handsome Ramonas or Rugosa Roses still maintain the prestige to which their admirable qualities entitle them. They are rapid growers of neat, uniform, compact and sturdy habit, attaining a heigh...
-Hardy Creeping Vines
We cannot successfully adorn the home grounds without employing some specie. s of this family. They can be used to advantage for so many purposes. The varieties we describe require no special soil and...
-Hardy Creeping Vines | Honeysuckle
This is one of the grandest, most cheerful and interesting of the family of climbing vines. If we we're restricted to but one flowering plant or vine we should select the Honeysuckle. It begins bloomi...
-Hardy Creeping Vines | Clematis
* Jackmanni...
-Hardy Creeping Vines | Wistaria
This is one of the most popular of our hardy vines, growing very rapidly, climbing to a height of 50 feet or more. When in bloom it is truly magnificent. It flowers in early Spring resembling in size ...
-Hardy Creeping Vines | Akebia Quinata
A perfectly hardy, fast growing Japan vine, with magnificent foliage, producing flowers in large clusters of chocolate purple color; possessing a most delicious perfume; unsurpassed for covering trell...
-Hardy Creeping Vines | Bignonia Or Trumpet Flower
* Tecoma Radicans (American Climbing Trumpet Vine)....
-Hardy Creeping Vines | Aristolochia.
* Aristolochia Sipho (Dutchman's Pipe)...









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