Talks about Flowers M.D. Wellcome

ISBN: 9781151191984

Published: February 7th 2012

Paperback

112 pages


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Talks about Flowers  by  M.D. Wellcome

Talks about Flowers by M.D. Wellcome
February 7th 2012 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 112 pages | ISBN: 9781151191984 | 3.35 Mb

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1881 Excerpt: ... Posthumous glories, angel-likeMoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher.

Not indexed. Not illustrated.1881 Excerpt: ... Posthumous glories, angel-like collection, Upraised from seed or bulb interred in earth, Ye are to me a type of resurrection And second birth. 2jfT was my intention to devote this entire article Pill t0 Ornamental Foliage Plants, but I think Q ifl I will have a prelude, and my prelude may have no more connection with my talk proper than Mr. Cooks preludes do with his lecture proper, and I think that frequently the first is the most interesting and important- and from the fact that in the published reports much more space is afforded to the prelude than the lecture, I opine that others are of the same opinion.

The Topic of the Hour, whatever may be the question just then stirring the public mind, is usually chosen as the preface. The topic of the hour to-day has been a bit of a sermon from the text, And to every seed its own body, and the lesson embodied was that of Faith.

The preaching came from a package of gladiolus bulbs, just received, and it run on this wise: Here are these dry bulbs, separately wrapped and labeled. They look alike in color, and very nearly alike in form- some are rather more cone shaped than others. One is larger and more flat. But there is nothing in form nor size to show that they will not develop precisely the same form and color of flower. I know that they will all reveal the leaf, habit of growth, bud and bloom that distinguishes this species of plant from all others, because I know (M) that these are gladiolus bulbs, and every seed hath its own body.

A gladiolus bulb never yet produced a dahlia. A tigridia or shellflower bulb, though greatly resembling some gladiolus bulbs, and its form of leaf is very similar, yet it never produces a bud nor blossom like the gladiolus. The tigridia hath its own body, ...



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