Image from page 21 of “Horsford’s descriptive catalogue of hardy ornamentals herbaceous plants bulbs ferns shrubs and vines” (1894)

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Image from page 21 of “Horsford’s descriptive catalogue of hardy ornamentals herbaceous plants bulbs ferns shrubs and vines” (1894)
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Title: Horsford’s descriptive catalogue of hardy ornamentals herbaceous plants bulbs ferns shrubs and vines
Year: 1894 (1890s)
Authors: F.H. Horsford (Firm) Henry G. Gilbert Nursery and Seed Trade Catalog Collection
Subjects: Nursery stock Catalogs Flowers Seeds Catalogs Orchids Catalogs Bulbs (Plants) Catalogs Horticulture Vermont
Publisher: Charlotte, Vt. : F.H. Horsford
Contributing Library: U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Library
Digitizing Sponsor: U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Library

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t to allow the bulbs to be exposed to the air or light any great lengthof time ; the outside scales of such exposed bulbs wither, which greatly diminishes their strength. Itis, therefore, generally better to obtain bulbs fresh from the nursery, which, if packed immediatelyafter lifting in damp sphagnum moss, will stand a journey of 8 or 12 days, and arrive in the mostperfect condition. Care should be taken to plant such as quickly as possible after their arrival, andthey should not be unpacked until after the soil is prepared for them. Lilies often do much better thesecond or third year after planting. They seem to require time to establish themselves. There aresome species that may be planted with success in the spring—especially dormant bulbs, wintered ina cool cellar—but the proper time to plant all species, I believe, is as soon as they are well ripenedin late summer or autumn. Such early-blooming species as L. candidum or L. tehuifolium will F. H. Horsford, Charlotte, Vermont

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Lilium auratum. LILIUM, continued. give better results, I believe, when planted during the latterportion of August than at any other season, while later bloom-ing kinds, like L. speciosiayi, would not be ripe, and should notbe set until the last of October or in November, or perhaps inearly spring. Most species need a good depth of soil over thebulbs ; six inches is perhaps an average depth, some requiringconsiderable more than this and a few a little less. Beforeplanting, the soil should be worked to a gocd depth belowwhere the bulbs are to be placed.L. auratum (Golden-rayed Lily of Japan). Flowers white,with a central band of yellow and numerous deep purple spots.Summer. Plant 2 to 4 feet high, with not rarely 20 flowersper plant. 8 to 12 inches wide when fully expanded ; veryfragrant A splendid, grand species, of which there aremany varieties in cultivation. I have a fine stock of this Lily. First size,10 to 11 inches in circumference, fine bulbs, 15 cts. each, .35 perdozen ; bec

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Image from page 308 of “Taming New Guinea;” (1922)
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Title: Taming New Guinea;
Year: 1922 (1920s)
Authors: Monckton, C. A. W. (Charles Arthur Whitmore), 1872-1936
Subjects: Papuans Papua New Guinea
Publisher: New York : Dodd, Mead and Co.
Contributing Library: University of California Libraries
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saloon, where the watchmanwas indulging in his second drink. The men are getting verysleepy, sir, will you be long ? I left at once ; a shapelessbundle of sail at the bottom of the boat containing a large fatsheep, with its mouth securely tied, showed how successful theraid had been. Captain Harvey had a happy Irish knack of leading me intocrime ; from sheep stealing he led me later into body snatching,a still more heinous offence. Time had elapsed ; Oelrichs wasmy Assistant R.M., when the Merrie England one day appeared,and after I had completed my work in the Governors cabin andwas leaving, Harvey waylaid me and wiled me into his cabin ;where, after producing vessels of strong waters and cigars, hemysteriously whispered, Monckton, I want you to do me avery great favour. Well, what is it ? I asked. Do youwant me to let you down lightly if you come before me in myofficial capacity, or what ? Well, the fact is, said Harvey, I am under great obligations to a doctor in Brisbane, who has

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THE MERRIE ENGLAND ATCAIE NELSON RESIDENT MAGISTRATE 235 been most good to my family; he has an ethnological turn ofmind, and hankers for the skull and skeleton of a New Guineamountaineer, a Doriri for choice. Do you expect me, asenior officer of the Service, apart from my judicial position, togo out, shoot and stuff a Doriri for your medical scientificfriend ? I asked in surprise ; if so, I must tell you that Idraw the line at homicide, even of Doriri. Dont be a fool,said Harvey, I am serious ; you can buy me a skeleton some-where, I dont care how old or decayed. I cant, I said ; such a request on my part would, in the first instance, start allsorts of yarns of sorcery ; and secondly, since one trader boughtup a lot of skulls and grew orchids in them like flower pots,afterwards selling them in Europe as sacred or devil orchidsworshipped by Papuans, and another chap cleaned out a lot ofcaves of skeletons and sold them to make bone dust for manure,there has been an Ordinance prohibitin

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