A well-kept greenhouse or conservatory, heated to a moderate and pleasant degree, also affords a delightful winter resort, and enables fresh air and gentle exercise to be taken, even by invalids and delicate persons, who would otherwise be unable to pass the house-doors in severe weather. There is nothing more truly healthful than the smell of the fresh earth, the perfume of ?owers, and the exhalations of active vegetation, while the moderately - heated conservatory or plant-house enables us to enjoy the climate of Italy or the South of France only just outside our own doors! Con stantly working in high temperatures is doubtless enervating in some degree, if not really injurious; but these are only necessary in the case of a comparatively few subjects, or for certain purposes, and a pleasant and moderate temperature of about 60 degs. Fahr. Is quite sufficient for the great majority of ?owering and foliage plants, fruits, etc.; at any rate during the seasons of winter and spring.
Again, how pleasant it is to be able to cut a handful of fresh and fragrant blossoms, a bunch or two of grapes, a few tomatoes, or the like, direct from the plants in one's own greenhouse! Such truly home-grown produce is really superior, as a rule, to anything of the kind bought in a shop, being, for one thing so much fresher, while quality and ?avour may and should be studied by the private or amateur gardener to a much greater extent than is possible by the trade or market grower, Whose chief aim is quantity, almost irrespective of any other consideration, mere appearance, however, excepted.
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Publisher - Forgotten Books
Language - English
Author(s) - B. C. Ravenscroft
Published Date - August 26 2019
ISBN - 9780265591468
Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 1.7 cm
Page Count - 260
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