The Ladies' Flower-Garden of Ornamental Greenhouse Plants (Classic Reprint)

The Ladies' Flower-Garden of Ornamental Greenhouse Plants (Classic Reprint)

Author: Mrs. Jane Loudon

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 0282991131

Category: Science

Page: 398

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Excerpt from The Ladies' Flower-Garden of Ornamental Greenhouse Plants Greenhouse plants are now also planted out much more commonly in the open air than they used to be, and for this purpose cuttings are made in autumn, and struck by plunging them into a hotbed; and the plants thus raised are kept during the winter in what is called a cold pit, and they are planted out in May or J une. A cold pit is formed by making an excavation in the ground about two feet deep, and lining it with brick. Ou this is set a frame with glass lights, like that used for a hotbed, and the plants which are put in it are kept as dry as possible. Air is given every mild day between ten and three o'clock; and the glass lights are covered with mats every evening between four and five, when it appears at all likely to freeze. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

The Ladies' Flower-garden of Ornamental Greenhouse Plants

The Ladies' Flower-garden of Ornamental Greenhouse Plants

Author: Mrs Jane (Webb) Loudon

Publisher: Legare Street Press

ISBN: 1013695739


Page: 418

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The Loudons and the Gardening Press

The Loudons and the Gardening Press

Author: Sarah Dewis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317025092

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 294

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Through close readings of individual serials and books and archival work on the publication history of the Gardener’s Magazine (1826-44) Sarah Dewis examines the significant contributions John and Jane Webb Loudon made to the gardening press and democratic discourse. Vilified during their lifetimes by some sections of the press, the Loudons were key players in the democratization of print media and the development of the printed image. Both offered women readers a cultural alternative to the predominantly literary and classical culture of the educated English elite. In addition, they were innovatory in emphasizing the value of scientific knowledge and the acquisition of taste as a means of eroding class difference. As well as the Gardener’s Magazine, Dewis focuses on the lavish eight-volume Arboretum et Fruticetum Britannicum (1838), an encyclopaedia of trees and shrubs, and On the Laying Out, Planting, and Managing of Cemeteries (1843), arguing that John Loudon was a radical activist who reconfigured gardens in the public sphere as a landscape of enlightenment and as a means of social cohesion. Her book is important in placing the Loudons’ publications in the context of the history of the book, media history, garden history, urban social history, history of education, nineteenth-century radicalism and women’s journalism.