The plants on this page (as before, transcript follows), with a few exceptions, are readily available to today’s gardener.
NOTICE.—It may be well to state here that young Palms do not resemble the illustration given, as they do not show their character leaves until the second year, so that when you get your Palm plants and see long, narrow leaves instead of the character leaves; as shown in the illustrations, do not think that the wrong kind has been sent you.
A Great Bargain. Four Choice Palms, Our Selection, for 50 Cents.
Latania Barbonica[sic].—The well known Fan Palm. This is one of the most exquisitely graceful among Palms. Its wide-spreading, gracefully arching leaves are elegant and effective for apartment decoration. It is considered the handsomest and most valuable of all the Palms. Price, 25 cents each; fine large plants, $1.00 to $2.00 each.
Kentia Fostoriana[sic].—This is one of the finest pot plants imaginable, and the easiest to grow of any of the Palm family. Being almost hardy, it is not injured by slight changes in temperature, and its stiff, glossy leaves enable it to stand the dry, hot air of the living room without injury. The leaves are a deep, glossy-green, fan-shaped, split deeply into segments. This is, without exception, the most hardy of its class. Very graceful for table decoration. Scarcely equalled. Price, 50 cents each; strong plants, $1.00 to $2.00 each.
These Pansy Plants are unrivaled. Besides all the leading kinds of commerce, it contains plants of the Giant, Bugnot, Cassier and Trimardeau, with flowers measuring, when full grown, three inches in diameter, and such beautiful colors as gold-bronze, silver-edged, marbled, mahogany, spotted, claret-red, and many others. Our International Pansy Plants will produce for you, as they have for others, a Pansy bed which shall be the wonder of the neighborhood and the joy of the owner. Price, 5 cents each; 50 cents per dozen. Per hundred, $2.50, postpaid.
CALLA ETHIOPICA (Egyptian Lily)
This is the well-known Egyptian Lily, or Lily of the Nile, with large white flowers, broad foliage, and it will prosper under very adverse circumstances. If you want large Callas send to us, as we are headquarters for them. We have three sizes. Prices, small plants; to bloom next Winter, 10 cts. Each; strong, blooming bulbs, 25 cents each; extra strong bulbs, that will produce a dozen blooms, 50 cents each.
CALLA RICHARDIA. (Spotted Calla.)
A plant with beautiful spotted leaves. It flowers abundantly during the Summer months, when planted out in the open border. The flowers are shaped like those of a Calla, and are pure white, shaded with violet inside. Keep dry in Winter, and start in the Spring, like a Dahlia. The plant belongs to the same order as Calla Ethiopica. Price, blooming bulbs, 15 cents each; large bulbs, to produce an abundance of bloom, 25 cents each.
New Hydrangea, Stellata Fimbriata.—This is a beautiful Hyrdrangea, with bright pink flowers. Each individual blossom is beautifully fringed. Nothing else like it in the Hydrangea family. Price, 20 cents each.
New Hydrangea, Sapphire.—Everybody has wanted a blue Hydrangea, and at last we have it. Any Hydrangea flower will come blue when iron filings are placed in the soil, but this one is blue of itself, and is a wonderful novelty. Price, 25 cents each.
New Hydrangea, Monstrosa.—This is a new plant of the greatest merit. Color of bloom intense rose, shaded white, borne in clusters over eighteen inches in diameter. The flowers of Monstrosa are twice the size of any other Hydrangea, quite small plants bearing bloom of the most enormous size and of very lasting quality, often staying on the bush for a month. This plant is one of the finest novelties on our list. Price, 20 cents each.
New Hydrangea, Red-branched.—(Ramis Pictus.) A valuable addition to the list of Hydrangeas, with dark-red branches that brighten to a clear crimson color as they near the flower trusses. The plant is of robust habit, and produces freely immense heads of deep rose-colored flowers. A novelty of sterling merit that is sure to become very popular. This is by all odds the prettiest Hydrangea. Price, 10 cents each.
New Japanese Hydrangea, Paniculata Grandiflora.—A new, very striking and elegant hardy flowering shrub, suitable for lawns, recently introduced from Japan. The flowers are pure white, afterwards changing to pink, and are borne in immense pyramidal trusses more than a foot long and nearly as much in diameter. It blooms in mid-Summer, and remains in bloom two or three months. It creates a great sensation wherever seen. Is scarce and difficult to obtain. The plant is of busy and compact growth, attains a height of three to four feet, and is perfectly hardy in all parts of the country. Needs no protection of any kind. Price, young plants, 15 cents each; extra strong two-year-old plants for immediate effect, 30 cents each.
Otaksa.—This is the old-fashioned pink variety known by everybody. Price, 10 cents each.
Thomas Hogg.—A pure white variety, with trusses of flowers measuring fifteen inches in diameter. The plants, when full grown, attain a height and width of six feet. Perfectly hardy. One of the finest plants for cemeteries. Price, 10 cents each.
SPECIAL OFFER — The entire set of seven Hydrangeas for 80 cents.