Red Roses If I Love You, Yellow If I Don't: The Secret Language of Flowers

Written by Sherri Allen

Flowers have been given a special significance for centuries. They have long been treasured for their scent and their beauty. Perhaps nobody has esteemed flowers, however, as highly asrepparttar people ofrepparttar 113371 Victorian age. For them, flowers were so important they even used them to convey secret messages. Using flowers, gentlemen and ladies became more courageous in expressing their feelings. Asrepparttar 113372 English poet Thomas Hood so eloquently stated, "Sweet flowers alone can say what passion fears revealing."

Here are some special flowers andrepparttar 113373 sentiments assigned to them in floriography,repparttar 113374 floral language ofrepparttar 113375 Victorian era.

Aster: Symbol of Love, Daintiness Azalea:First Love Camellia (Pink): Longing For You Camellia (Red): You're a Flame in My Heart Camellia (White): You're Adorable Carnation (Pink): I'll Never Forget You Carnation (Red): My Heart Aches For You Carnation (Solid): Yes Carnation (Striped): No, Refusal, Sorry I Can't Be with You, Wish I Could Be with You Carnation (White): Innocence, Pure Love Carnation (Yellow): You Have Disappointed Me, Rejection Chrysanthemum (Red): I Love You Chrysanthemum (Yellow): Slighted Love Daffodil: Unequalled Love, You'rerepparttar 113376 Only One

Planting Or Transplanting A Tree

Written by Paul Curran

In planting or transplanting a tree, and in building on a lot where you wish to preserverepparttar trees,repparttar 113370 gardener's chief consideration must be to protectrepparttar 113371 root structure ofrepparttar 113372 tree. The big roots nearrepparttar 113373 stem anchorrepparttar 113374 tree torepparttar 113375 ground, while repparttar 113376 fine root hairs atrepparttar 113377 ends ofrepparttar 113378 rootlets absorbrepparttar 113379 water fromrepparttar 113380 soil.

In planting trees, their mature height and spread must be considered before a selection is made. Tempting as arerepparttar 113381 nursery catalogs, it is necessary to choose carefully, especially onrepparttar 113382 average lot, because crowding spoilsrepparttar 113383 growth and appearance of trees, particularly specimen trees.

In general, it is wisest and most economical to plant young trees. Planting a mature tree is difficult and, if done professionally, costly. If, however, a mature tree is badly needed for a terrace or for screening, it may well justifyrepparttar 113384 expense. What you are buying isrepparttar 113385 time it takes a smaller tree to mature.

Today you can plant trees when in full leaf withrepparttar 113386 aid of new wilt-proof sprays that sealrepparttar 113387 leaves against moisture loss untilrepparttar 113388 roots are established. This, however, costs money and entails greater risks than buying your tree and planting it in early spring(repparttar 113389 best time) or late fall or winter.

If you are planting a tree over 6 feet tall, it will suffer less setback if moved with a bur-lapped root ball. The soil preparation described inrepparttar 113390 previous chapter is helpful for most tree and shrub planting. But sincerepparttar 113391 root system must have fertile soil when it is planted, special steps must be taken.

Dig a hole 2 feet deep and at least 1 foot wider each way than repparttar 113392 full spread ofrepparttar 113393 roots. The bottom ofrepparttar 113394 hole should be broken up with a pitchfork and thoroughly mixed with peat, leaf mold, loam, etc. Manure should be used sparingly and only onrepparttar 113395 top ofrepparttar 113396 hole as it burnsrepparttar 113397 roots.

The deeper you can cultivate your hole,repparttar 113398 better for your tree. Once it is planted, you can cultivate around it but not underrepparttar 113399 roots. If you strike a subsoil of building rubble or clay, which you are very apt to find anywhere near a house and in which a tree cannot grow, this subsoil must be removed and good soil, or better still, garden humus, substituted for it.

If you are planting a seedling that is not balled and burlapped, you will want to protect it by "heeling in" a vacant flower bed where it may be kept before planting as long as dormant. This means laying it on its side and coveringrepparttar 113400 roots with good soil. When you take it fromrepparttar 113401 soil, give it a mud bath or "puddle" it.

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