APPLE TREES AS DWARF BUSHES.
A VERY large proportion of the readers of The Journal of Horticulture are also the owners of small gardens, and to such a few practical details of the culture of the Apple tree as a dwarf hush may be useful. The instructions may seem tedious to those who know ” all about it,” but to those but little acquainted with the culture of fruit trees this does not seem so clear. A friend of my own, a retired tradesman, who does all the light work in his garden, has under my direction taken to the summer management of his Vines and fruit trees. On one occasion after I had clearly explained the pinch- ing and training of the Vines, and shown him how easy it was, he said, “Yes, it seems easy to you, but to me it is very ditficult.” So in our writings, if we wrote only for trained gardeners we might take a good deal for granted ; but in writing for the uninitiated even minute details are important.
- Publication date 1861
- Topics Horticulture
- Publisher London : George W. Johnson and Robert Hogg
- Collection americana
- Digitizing sponsor The LuEsther T Mertz Library, the New York Botanical Garden
- Contributor New York Botanical Garden, LuEsther T. Mertz Library
- Language English
- Volume 1873, February-June
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