The increasing interest shown by the ladies of our state in floriculture, has suggested to Prof. Wilson an article on that subject, which he asks me to write. And as the floral feature of our greenhouse experiments have been made with a view of ascertaining not only the best varieties of plants for ordinary window gardening, but their treatment as well, we take pleasure in submitting in detail the following plants which are grown by every one and are the most frequently mismanaged.
We found the geranium of course to be the standard all-purpose plant for flowers. Little need be said concerning its treatment, good garden loam containing about one-fourth sand, and the plants given a sunny place in the window, with just water enough to warrant good growth in the garden are all that is necessary for a wealth of flowers the entire winter months.
Carver, Geo. W.
"Our window gardens.,"
Bulletin: Vol. 3
, Article 11.
Available at: https://lib.dr.iastate.edu/bulletin/vol3/iss32/11