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Identifier: horticulturetext01davi
Title: Horticulture, a text book for high schools and normals, including plant propagation;
Year: 1922 (1920s)
Authors: Davis, Kary Cadmus, 1867-1936
Subjects: Gardening. [from old catalog] Vegetable gardening. [from old catalog] Fruit culture. [from old catalog]
Publisher: Philadelphia, London, J.B. Lippincott company
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: Sloan Foundation

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21.—The beautiful Pulsatilla is divided easily. part. Keep a bud and some root with each bulbs, if cut in sections or crosswise, will form small bulbs alongthe cut surfaces. These may be separated and grown to full size.(Fig. 24.) In the commercial propagation of hyacinth bulbs the strongestbulbs are selected. The bulbs are cut across or are hollowed out,or are cut deeply as if to make sections. They are then dried andstored through the summer and then put into sandy loam. One 36 PROPAGATION BY UNDERGROUND PARTS season is sufficient for the formation of numerous bulblets whichstart at the cut places. These are separated and planted in spe-cially prepared beds. They are here given good care and allowedto grow to full flowering strength, which may require from three tosix years. The bulbs grown by this method are propagated in large quan-tities in Holland, where the weather is moist, the soil favorable,and the winters not severe. Similar favorable conditions are found Fig. 22. Fig 23.

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Fig. 22.—Gold seal (Hydrastis) is multiplied by tearing the roots apart and keeping crownbuds on each part. Fig. 23.—The old bulb of the bulbous buttercup will die and leave the young plantsseparated. This method of propagation my be hastened by separating the young bulbsfrom the old. on the Pacific coast of Washington; and in recent years the bulb-growing industry has greatly increased in the region of Bellinghamand elsewhere. Bulblets are small bulbs formed above ground. On plants ofthe onion family they are near the top of the stems like a flowercluster. On tiger lilies they are in the angles of the leaves alongthe stems. If separated from the parent plant and placed in thesoil, they produce new plants. PROPAGATION BY TRUE ROOTS 37 Tubers are used for propagation of all plants which yield them.The most common examples of tuber-formmg plants are the Irishpotato and the Jerusalem artichoke. A tuber is a fleshy portion of the underground stem, bearing*ejes or true buds arranged in

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