The New Practical Window Gardener : Being Practical Directions for the Cultivation of Flowering and Foliage Plants in Windows and Glazed Cases, and the Arrangement of Plants and Flowers for the Embell Paperback / softback
Part of the Cambridge Library Collection - Botany and Horticulture series
The later nineteenth century saw a dramatic increase in the popularity of domestic gardening and the cultivation of plants and flowers in the home.
Largely a middle-class pursuit, it caught the attention of writers and publishers who recognised and nurtured the growing demand for advice.
This detailed guide first appeared in 1877 and was written for those living in towns and cities who, without substantial gardens, cultivated plants mainly in their windows.
The author, John R. Mollison, intended for it to be 'understood by all', and advises on matters ranging from suitable vases, window boxes, hanging baskets and soil, to watering methods, insect prevention and the labelling of specimens, while also discussing the health-related pros and cons of keeping plants in the home.
Complete with an alphabetical list of suitable species, and illustrated with a host of wood engravings, this attractive resource will interest both gardening enthusiasts and social historians.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 226 pages, 5 Plates, color; 71 Line drawings, unspecified
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press
- Publication Date: 04/07/2013
- Category: Botany & plant sciences
- ISBN: 9781108061704