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THE LADIES' BOOK OF USEFUL INFORMATION. Preface
CONTENTS
PERSONAL BEAUTY-1
PERSONAL BEAUTY-2
PERSONAL BEAUTY-3
PERSONAL BEAUTY-4
PERSONAL BEAUTY-5
PERSONAL BEAUTY-6
PERSONAL BEAUTY-7
TREATING OF MISCELLANEOUS MATTERS-1
MARRIAGE-1
MARRIAGE-2
MARRIAGE-3
LOVE AND MARRIAGE-1
WHEN TO MARRY-HOW TO SELECT A PARTNER ON RIGHT PRINCIPLES
SEXUAL INTERCOURSE-ITS LAWS AND CONDITIONS-ITS USE AND ABUSE
MARRIAGE
PREGNANCY-LABOR-PARTURITION-1
PREGNANCY-LABOR-PARTURITION-2
MENSTRUATION
COLLECTION OF VALUABLE MEDICAL COMPOUNDS
THINGS FOR THE SICK ROOM
THINGS CURIOUS AND USEFUL
HOME DECORATION
FLORAL
HOW TO DO YOUR OWN STAMPING AND MAKE YOUR OWN PATTERNS. BRONZE WORK
CHAPTER 18
INDEX
HARRIS's LIST OF COVENT-GARDEN LADIES. INTRODUCTION
HARRIS's LIST OF COVENT-GARDEN LADIES-1
HARRIS's LIST OF COVENT-GARDEN LADIES-2
HARRIS's LIST OF COVENT-GARDEN LADIES-3
HARRIS's LIST OF COVENT-GARDEN LADIES-4
HARRIS's LIST OF COVENT-GARDEN LADIES-5
HARRIS's LIST OF COVENT-GARDEN LADIES-6
HARRIS's LIST OF COVENT-GARDEN LADIES-7
HARRIS's LIST OF COVENT-GARDEN LADIES-8

 

 

 

CHAPTER XIV. 

 

FLORAL. 

 

 

HOW TO CARE FOR HOUSE PLANTS. 

 

Plants that require a high or low temperature or a very moist 

atmosphere and plants that bloom only in summer are undesirable. 

Procure fresh sandy loam, with an equal mixture of well-rotted turf, 

leaf mold, and cow-yard manure, with a small quantity of soot. In 

repotting plants use one size larger than they were grown in. 

Hard-burned or glazed pots prevent the circulation of air. Secure 

drainage by broken crockery and pebbles laid in the bottom of the pot. 

An abundance of light is important, and when this cannot be given it 

is useless to attempt the culture of flowering plants. If possible 

they should have the morning sun, as one hour of sunshine then is 

worth two in the afternoon. Fresh air is also essential, but cold, 

chilling drafts should be avoided. Water from one to three times a 

week with soft, lukewarm water, draining off all not absorbed by the 

earth. 

 

 

DO NOT PERMIT 

 

water to stand in the saucers, as the only plant thriving under such 

treatment is the calla lily; and even for these it is not necessary, 

unless while blooming. Dust is a great obstacle to the growth of 

plants. A good showering will generally remove it, but all the 

smooth-faced plants (such as camellias, ivies, etc.) should be 

carefully sponged so as to keep the foliage clean and healthy. 

 

 

PLANTS SUCCEED BEST 

 

in an even temperature, ranging from sixty to seventy degrees during 

the day and from ten to twelve degrees lower at night. If troubled 

with insects, put them under a box or barrel and smoke from thirty to 

sixty minutes with tobacco leaves. 

 

 

FOR THE RED SPIDER 

 

the best remedy is to lay the plants on the side and sprinkle well or 

shower. Repeat if necessary. If manures are used, give in a liquid 

form. 

 

Some of the plants most suitable for parlor culture are: Pelargoniums, 

geraniums, fuchsias, palms, begonias, monthly roses, camellias, 

azaleas, oranges, lemons, Chinese and English primroses, abutilons, 

narcissus, heliotrope, petunias, and the gorgeous flowering plant, 

_Poinsettia pulcherrima_. Camellias and azaleas require a cooler 

temperature than most plants, and the Poinsettia a higher temperature. 

Do not sprinkle the foliage of the camellia while the flower buds are 

swelling or it will cause them to droop, nor sprinkle them in the 

sunshine. They should have a temperature of about forty degrees and 

more shade. By following these rules, healthy flowering plants will be 

the result. 

 

A good way 

 

 

TO START SLIPS 

 

is to partly break off the slip (but do not entirely sever it from the 

parent stock), leaving it hanging for ten or twelve days; then remove 

and plant in a box of half sand and half leaf mold and it will be well 


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