The Gardeners and Florists Dictionary, Or a Complete System of Horticulture: ... To which is Added, A Catalogue of Curious Trees, Plants and Fruits, ... In Two Volumes. By Philip Miller ...

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Сторінка 7 - Water only for the Subject to which Plants owe their Increafe. Were it Water only, there would be no need of Manures, or of tranfplanting them from. Place to Place. The Rain falls in all Places alike, in this Field and in that indifferently...
Сторінка 2 - Water that alcends out of the Earth through the Bodies of Plants, we cannot be far to feek for the Caufe why they are more numerous in the Air, and we find a greater quantity of Odors exhaling from Vegetables, in warm* humid Seafons, than in any other whatever.
Сторінка 4 - I conceive, the action of the sun's beams upon the air and water, as he passes every day over the oceans, considered together with the nature of the soil and situation of the adjoining continents. I say, therefore, first, that according to the laws of...
Сторінка 3 - Mat* ter that is mix'd with the Water, afcends up with it into the Plant, is, becaufe all of it •cannot. The mineral Matter is a great deal of it, not only grofs and ponderous, but fcabrous and inflexible } and fb not difpofed to enter the Pores of the Roots.
Сторінка 8 - Fain, than one more feeble and remifs ever poffibly can. The Water of one Spring may flow forth with an higher Charge of this Matter, than that of another ; this depending partly upon the quicknefs of the Ebullition of the Water, and partly upon the Quantity of that Matter latent in the Strata, through which the Fluid pafles, and the greater or lefs laxity of thofe Strata. For the lame Reafon, the Water of one River may abound with it more than that of another.
Сторінка 4 - Trade-winds; which, if the whole Surface of the Globe were Sea, would undoubtedly blow all round the World, as they are found to do in the Atlantick. and eSEthiopick.
Сторінка 8 - Heat muft needs hurry up 2 larger Quantity of that Matter along with the humid Vapours that form Rain, than one more feeble and remifs ever poffibly can. The Water of one Spring may flow forth with an higher Charge of this Matter, than that of another : This depending partly upon the Quicknefs of the Ebullition of the Water ; " and partly upon the Quantity of that Matter, latent in the Strata thro...
Сторінка 4 - Indications, as we fhall fee by and by, that every kind of Vegetable requires a peculiar and fpecifick Matter for its Formation and Nourifhment. Yea, each Part of the fame Vegetable does fo, and there are very many and different Ingredients go to the Compofition of the fame individual Plant.
Сторінка 8 - Air, in a fhort time diUblves and crumbles all to pieces ; and much more will clodded Earth or Clay, which is not of near fb compact and fblid a Conftitution as Stone is. The fame way likewife is Lime ferviceable in this Affair. The, Husbandmen fay of it, that it does not fatten, but only mellows the Ground : By which they mean, that it does not contain any thing in it felf that is of the fame Nature with the vegetable...
Сторінка 16 - ... water plants, they may be disposed into classes, and the several tribes ranged in their proper order, which would be of use to such as read lectures on plants, and for want of this is the occasion that water plants are so little known. The most proper season for disposing and removing them is as soon as they are out of flower, and the leaves begin to decay, which is about the beginning of September. The stems or branches of them should then be cut off near the root; and their roots should be...

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