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Pansies, Violas And Violets | by William Cuthbertson, J.P.



One of the first flowers children learn to love is the Pansy, and the love thus early acquired is preserved to the end of life. To what shall the preference be attributed? Is it to the modest habit of the flower, its sweet fragrance, its rich velvety texture, or its easy culture and adaptability?

TitlePansies, Violas And Violets
AuthorWilliam Cuthbertson, J.P.
PublisherBallantyne, Hanson and Co.
Year1910
Copyright1910, William Cuthbertson, J.P.
AmazonPansies, violas & violets
-Preface To Pansies, Violas And Violets
The title to this volume will not be likely to confuse the amateur, for, in speaking of the plants, he is accustomed to use the names in the senses they are now employed. At the same time, for reasons...
-Pansies, Violas And Violets - Introduction
The pretty Pansies then I'll tie, Like stones some chain enchasing, The next to them their near ally The purple Violet placing. One of the first flowers children learn to love is the Pansy, and ...
-Chapter 1. History And Development Of The Pansy
A little Western flower Before milk-white; now purple with love's wound. The development of the present magnificent strains of Pansies from the Wildlings of nature has taken nearly one hundred yea...
-The Rise Of The Fancy Pansy
Professor V. B. Wittrock, of Stockholm, wrote as follows in the Gardeners' Chronicle for June 13, 1896: In the early thirties the English Pansy was introduced into France, and was cultivated there by...
-Chapter 2. The History Of Violas
When we come to speak of the development of the modern Viola we are on surer ground than in the case of the Pansy. One reason for this is that a great deal of the work has been done within living memo...
-A Few Notes On Violas Or Tufted Pansies
In 1874 I took pollen from a garden Pansy named Blue King, a bedding variety then in fashion, and applied it to the pistil of Viola cornuta, a Pyrenean species. There was a podful of seed, which prod...
-Chapter 3. Growing Pansies And Violas From Seed
There are divine things well envelop'd, I swear to you there are divine things more beautiful than words can tell. The raising of seedlings of any plant is always interesting, because it is from s...
-When To Plant The Pansies And Violas Seeds
Pansies and Violas are so amenable to cultivation that, given careful treatment, they can be sown at any time with a fair prospect of success, but, to obtain the best results, they should be sown in A...
-Chapter 4. Cultivation Of Pansies And Violas From Cuttings
Nature does require Her time of preservation. An enthusiastic Pansy grower used to say that the same laws held good in the plant world as in the animal world, and there is far more in the old gentl...
-Chapter 5. Cultivation Of Pansies And Violas - Flowers For Exhibition And Other Purposes
Are not Pansies emblems meet for thoughts? The pure, the chequer'd-gay and deep by turns: A line for every mood, the bright things wear In their soft velvet coat. The cultivation of the choicest...
-How To Stage Pansies And Violas For Show
There is no better method of acquiring the knowledge of how best to set up Pansies and Violas for show, than by visiting an exhibition and observing how the work is done by prize-winning growers. Pans...
-Pansies And Violas In A Greenhouse In Spring
On a previous page reference was made to the old custom of growing Pansies in pots in frames. To those who wish to get a great amount of beauty and pleasure with comparatively little trouble, the grow...
-Violas For Bedding And Massing
These are sometimes wanted in very large quantities, and there are the three methods of obtaining them - from seed, from cuttings, and from division of the old plants. How to obtain a stock by either ...
-Chapter 6. Pansies And Violas For Table Decoration
Jove's own floweret where three colours meet. If Pansies and Violas are to be grown specially for this purpose, varieties should be selected which produce flowers with long stems and are clear and ...
-Raising New Varieties Of Pansies And Violas
Pansy and Viola flowers are so frequently visited by insects that they never produce seed true to variety if grown in mixed beds or in proximity to other varieties. It is nevertheless the case that se...
-Chapter 7. Types Of Fancy Or Decorative Pansies
There's Pansies, that's for thoughts. The following selection includes fifty of the best, named varieties. All are good growers and capable of producing large and beautiful flowers on long stems: -...
-Show Or Old English Pansies
The selection given below includes thirty-six named varieties representative of the different classes and sections: Dark Selfs Alex. Black. Allan Stewart. J. T. Howard. Leslie Melville. Wm. Fult...
-Chapter 8. The Hardiest Violas
Daughter of Spring's pure virgin light, That bringest unto me More joys than Autumn's splendours bright Of grove and sky and sea. In the summer of 1907 the present writer arranged to carry out a...
-The Best Violas Of The Summer Of 1909
At the end of the flowering season of 1908 the old growths were cut away and the beds were top-dressed with a little old manure. After passing through the winter of 1908-9, the following varieties wer...
-The Best Violas Of The Summer Of 1910
In the autumn of 1909 the surviving plants were treated again as they were in 1908. In the spring of 1910 the following varieties, after having stood undisturbed for three winters in the same place, g...
-Chapter 9. Fifty Varieties Of Violas
He saw her charming, but he saw not half The charms her downcast modesty conceal'd. The fifty Violas enumerated below are large-flowered and mostly long-stemmed varieties suitable for exhibition; ...
-Chapter 10. The Sweet Violet (By The Editor)
Violets dim But sweeter than the lids of Juno's eyes Or Cytherea's breath! Notwithstanding the attractions of other sections of Violas, they are surpassed by the matchless perfume of the Sweet Viol...
-Violet Culture Out-Of-Doors
The first things to consider are aspect and soil. In most localities in Britain, but not all, the plants succeed best in a north or north-west position - at any rate during the summer months, because ...
-Cultivation Of Violets In Frames
Assuming this method of cultivation is adopted for the purpose of supplying blooms in winter, the transplantation to the frames should be carried out in September. Plants cultivated as already describ...
-Violet Culture At Windsor
In the Royal Gardens at Windsor, as many as 3000 Violet plants are cultivated in frames with exceptional success. The method of propagation practised there is by cuttings taken in September. The follo...
-Culture Of Violets In Pots
Having said so much about the cultivation of Violets in the open ground and in frames, brief reference may be made to yet a third method by which plants are cultivated for supplying blooms in winter. ...
-Variety In Sweet Violets
In common with most garden plants, the Sweet Violet has responded very liberally to man's desire for variety. Under cultivation the modest little flower has given forth variation after variation, and ...
-Violets With Double Flowers
De Parme. - This is of pale lavender - purple, and specially suited for frame culture. It flowers earlier than Neapolitan. King of Violets. - This flower lacks refinement, and should only be cultivat...
- Violets With Single Flowers
Amiral Avellan. - A very old variety, but still grown for its very sweetly scented reddish-coloured flowers. Argentceflora. - This flower is white, tinged with pink, of small size, but possessing str...
-Pests Of Pansies And Violets
To mention pests, undoubtedly one of the worst is Red Spider. Out-of-doors, it is most prevalent when the plants are cultivated in hungry, dry soils exposed to sun shine, or so placed that the plants ...
-Fungus Diseases Of Violets
As a general rule it is the frame-grown plants that suffer most from fungus diseases, but those growing out-of-doors are not immune from attacks. An instance has just come to the writer's notice of tw...
-Chapter 11. The Genus Viola - Some Of The Principal Species
The Viola family is a large one, consisting of about 200 species, the greater number being spread over the northern temperate regions, while thirty are found in South America, two in South Africa, and...
-Chapter 12. Calendar Of Planting Operations
January If the beds where the Pansies and Violas are to be planted in spring were not prepared in the autumn, they should be prepared this month. The ground ought to be trenched and enriched with wel...









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