This section is from the book "The Gardener V1", by William Thomson. Also available from Amazon: The New Organic Grower: A Master's Manual of Tools and Techniques for the Home and Market Gardener.
Comprising descriptions of upwards of eleven hundred species and varieties, with instructions for their cultivation, etc. By Benjamin Samuel Williams. Second edition, enlarged, illustrated, and revised. Published by the Author.
This is a great improvement on the first edition of this work, excellent as that was. Mr Williams's name is guarantee sufficient for the judicious selection of plants and their culture, for he is well known as one of the best plantsmen of the day. Everything connected with the successful culture of these plants is here plainly and minutely detailed. Plant-houses, cisterns, glazing, heating, hybridising, potting, propagating, soils, etc, are ably handled, and we heartily commend the work as an excellent companion to the author's excellent Orchid book, both of which books should be possessed by all who are interested in hothouse plants.
We have received: - A General System of Botany, Descriptive and Analytical. By Emm Le Maout & J. Decaisne. With 5500 engravings. Translated from the original by Mrs Hooker, and arranged by J. D. Hooker, C.B., etc, etc. A splendid volume, to which we will refer on another occasion.