Fig. 40. How to Exhibit Roses. I. Stands And Boxes

A, Dean Hole's box - lath system for tubes instead of holes: a, back (7 inches deep); b, front (5 inches deep); c, laths (3/4 inch in depth and 1 7/8 inch in width); d, crosspiece of wood (one at each end and another in the centre, fixed 2 inches below the surface of the box); e, upper and lower laths fixed -1/8 inch within the box; f, interstices 1 1/4 inches in width for the tubes; g, other interstices 11/4inches wide; h, space 11/4 inches deep between the laths and the upper edge of the box for receiving moss; i, edge.

B, a section of Dean Hole's Rose box with laths for tubes in steps: j, front (5 inches deep); k, back (7 inches deep); l, crosspiece to support the laths (one piece at each end and another in the middle); m, laths; n, tubes; o, 1/8-inch interstices; p, 1 1/4-inch interstices. Lid: q, front (8 inches in depth); r, back (6 inches in depth); s, beading 1/2 inch from the bottom of the lid.

C, section of Dean Hole's Rose box with laths on an incline: t, clear space below the laths; u, covering of brown paper, the sheets two deep and cut to fit the box; v, space for filling with moss.

D, a show box as usually supplied by horticultural sundriesmen, made of beat yellow deal, dovetailed, painted green, and fitted with iron corners and water tubes at prices, about (each): For twelve blooms, 17s. 6d.; for eighteen blooms, 23s. 6d.; for twenty-four blooms, 28s. 6d,

E, a show box fitted with two show boards.

F, a show board or stand for twelve blooms.