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Identifier: americanfloristw35amer Title: The American florist : a weekly journal for the trade Year: 1885 (1880s) Authors: American Florists Company Subjects: Floriculture Florists Publisher: Chicago : American Florist Company Contributing Library: UMass Amherst Libraries Digitizing Sponsor: Boston Library Consortium Member Libraries View Book Page: Book Viewer About This Book: Catalog Entry View All Images: All Images From Book Click here to view book online to see this illustration in context in a browseable online version of this book. Text Appearing Before Image: ted. Valentine is a fine shade ofpink, quite a new tint, and the petalshave a beautifully clean edge. Judgingby its appearance it should ship welland it is extremely free. Jessica is a fine variegated varietyafter the style of Patten but a more re-fined flower. The color of the stripestoo is deeper, and its habit and flower-ing qualities are of the best. SkyRocket is a pretty red seedling, butrather on the small side compared withthose already named. The popular En-chantress is largely grown here, 25,000of this and the rose pink sport havingbeen benched this year. Large numbersof Daybreak and White Lawson,Bountiful, Lieutenant Peary, Cardinal,Prosperity and other popular marketkinds are grown and in common with allthe stock here are in e.xcellent culturalshape. A look into the propagatinghouse revealed a grand lot of cuttings,some rooted, others partly rooted andmany just inserted. Mr. Pyfer saysthere are 400,000 in this house, and wetook his word for it, not having timeto count them. Text Appearing After Image: A. T. Pyfer. Manager Chicago Carnation Co. The propagating bench bottoms are ofbrick resting on T iron supports, andlarge houses are being cleared of plantsto make room for the cuttings, for whichorders are pouring in. There are 1,250,-000 square feet of glass in all, in 20finely constructed modern houses. Thecellars and office buildings, sheds andother structures are large and commodi-ous, well adapted to the handling of alarge volume of business. Both steamand hot water are used, the latter beingprovided by several large Kroeschellboilers and the steam by two Atlas boil-ers of 100 h. p. each. Morehead steamtraps are used. A large retail business is done in afine store on the road to Joliet whereexcellent flowers of all these choicekinds were noted as well as a large stockof palms and pot plants. For the retailtrade several houses of roses are grownin the leading commercial varieties,American Beauty, Uncle John, Bride,Bridesmaid, Mme. Chatenay, Perle, Golden Gate, and Richmond being Note About Images Please note that these images are extracted from scanned page images that may have been digitally enhanced for readability - coloration and appearance of these illustrations may not perfectly resemble the original work.


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