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The Florida agriculturist. [volume] (DeLand, Fla.) 1878-1911, January 17, 1906, Image 14

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L Y2 THE FLORIDA AGRICULTURIST
Palm Trees in Florida FloridaBiologically Floridaj FloridaThe
The h j e Fruits r r rUlts Flowers r rl lowers and andPalms an d Biologically B 10 I oglca II y speaking spea k mg the tepa h palm I m trees are among the t h e highest h Ig h est of 0 f the theplant t theplant h e eplant
plant creations They are likewise the most beautiful and aesthetic of ofplants ofPalms ofPalms
Palms of State StateHENEVER plants A fine palm adds more value v lue to the selling price I rice of a place than thanany thanany thanany
our
any other single tree not excepting the fruit bearing ones Of course coursewe coursewe coursewe
we should not expect a grove of palm trees to sell for the same price as asa asa asa
a grove of grapefruit trees A reasonable number of palm trees however howeverdistributed hoveverWHENEVER howeverHENEVER
HENEVER we think of Florida we naturally think of the thecharms distributed at the Ie proper locations 10catJpns about the home place adds immensely immenselyto immenselycharms immenselycharms
charms of its fruits and flowers Visions of banks of roses rosesfestoons to the desirability of the location In fact very few palms come tq their theirgrandest theirfestoons theirfestoons
WHENEVER festoons of yellow jessamine wonderful growths and bloom of ofbegonia grandest stature before twentyfive to fifty years of of age They however howevershow h howeverbegonia wever weverbegonia
off well at four five old and at ten fifteen fifteenyears fifteenand fifteenand
begonia and allamanda great trees of hibiscus and oleander oleanderand show remarkably or years or
and more than all the flowers of the orange lemon and lime limeEvery years of age they will cause many a passerby to wish that he owned that thattree thatEvery thatEvery
month of the some flowers are in bloom and there is no noexcuse treeexcuse tree treeexcuse
Every for the flower lover year to fail to have his hearts desire From roses rosespansies The difficulty heretofore experienced d in planting palm trees has been beenthat beenpansies beenpansies
pansies excuse and violets in winter to camellias gardenias mahonias magnolias magnoliasand that we have not known just what to select nor how to set them out after afterthey afterand
they have been selected We Weare
and an almost endless list during L L u are apt aptL
spring spring and summer keeps the flower flowergarden flowergarden flowergarden
garden a constant source of delightMany delight delightMany delightMany
Many flowers which are considered considerednot
not at home in Florida are grown with withsuccess withsuccess withsuccess
success in DeLand Note the chrys chrysanthemums chrysanthemums chrysanthemums ¬
anthemums grown prpwn by Mrs S B Wil Wilson Wilson Wilson ¬
son corner Minnesota and Clara ave avenues avenues avenues ¬
nues and the violets pansies and andother andother andother
other northern flowers on the lawn lawnof lawnQf lawnof
of Mr Zeigler near Stetson Hardly Hardlya
a lawn but that has its quota of flowers flow flowers flowers ¬
ers DeLeon should always be held heldin heldin heldin
in happy memory because of the ap appropriate appropriate appropriate ¬
propriate name name he gave our beautiful beautifulState beautifulState beautifulState
State StateAnd StateAnd StateAnd
And then the fruits We can grow growevery growevery growevery
every fruit grown in the North Tem Temperate Temperate Temperate ¬
perate zone except currants goose gooseberries gooseberries gooseberries ¬
berries cherries cranberries and ap apples apples apples ¬
ples Some succeed in growing a fewapples few fewapples fewapples
apples but not profitably In place placeof
of the currant we have the pomegran pomegranates pomegranates pomegranates
ates and for jelly the Jamaica sorrel sorrelwhich sorrelwhich sorrelwhich
which seems a substitute for both cur currant currant currant ¬
rant and jelly and cranberries Wehave We Wehave Wehave
have also jellies from the lemon or orange orange orange ¬
ange and grapefruit and guava The Theiruava Thepuava TheQuava
iruava makes the best jelly at less cost costIt costIt costIt
It has been a commercial product for fora
a century or more mostly from the theWest theWest theWest
West Indies but Florida is now turn turning turninf turning ¬
ing out a very superior article which whichis
is commanding high prices pricesThe pricesThe pricesThe
The orange will no doubt always be beconsidered beconsidered beconsidered
considered the queen of fruits and has hasso hasso hasso
so many uses both for kitchen and anddessert anddessert anddessert
dessert that the demand will go on onsteadily onsteadily onsteadily
steadily increasing increasingThe
The grapefruit is very little known knownamong knownamon knownamong
among amon our northern friends but is israpidly israpidly israpidly
rapidly gaining in favor and the de demand demand demand ¬
mand is rapidly increasing It has no nosuperior nosuperior nosuperior
superior as a tonic and stimulant to tothe tothe tothe
the digestive tract and it makes a amarmalade amarmalade amarmalade
marmalade far superior to the famous famousDundee famousDundee famousDundee
Dundee marmalade generally made madefrom madefrom madefrom
from bittersweet oranges orangesIt
It has also been combined with asuperior a asuperior asuperior
superior grape wine and is used medi medicinally medicinally medicinally ¬
cinally Those who first make ac acquaintance acQuaintance acquaintance ¬
quaintance with it should procure per perfertlv
fertlv rine rown in Flor
ida and eat only > the e pulp lp avoiding I Ithe + rs a
fact factIE factblending factblending
curtain lecture the
preach a on
the white If ripe the theblending
rag or part
CHRYSANTHEMUMS AT THE THEciple HOME IE OF MRS S B WILSON that we do not appreciate our native nativedecorative nativeciple nativeciple
blending of acid and bitter prin
sugar We Wehave Wesngar Wesugar
decorative sufficiently
plants
ciple is perfect and no addition of ofsugar
sugar is desirable There is a small grapefruit known as Aurantium which whichis have in our flora many specimens which make the handsomest of decorative decorativespecimens decorativeis
is eatable before Christmas but the large varieties weighing about thirty thirtyounces I specimens but simply overlook them and cast about us for something that thathas thatounces thatounces
I has been imported from distant and little known lands I see that illustrated illustratedconstantly illustratedfollowing illustratedfollowing
ounces each are not very good until January isth i tit and from then to the thefollowing
following August It is found that they keep even better than oranges in incold i constantly at my own home where many native decorative plants grow in inprofusion incold incold
cold caves or ordinary cellars cellarsThe i profusion and our visitors pass these by without any particular attention attentionor attentionThe attentionThe
The storage Japan persimmon is another fruit slowly making its way into public publicfavor or commendatory remarklIrs remark Mrs P H Rolfs of Miami Fla before the theFlorida thefavor thefavor
favor It is sure to become a very profitable fruit in the vicinity of DeLand DeLandCHRYSANTHEMUMS I Florida State Horticultural Society
treat a tree very as we wewould wewould wewould
would a jardiniere of ferns that is isstickinc issticking issticking
sticking it in some house corner where whereit
it can get only a peep of sunlight sunlightnow suniightnow sunlightnow
now and then The palms about which whichI
I wish to speak later are such ascan as ascan ascan
can stand the full glare of the sun sunwithout sunwithout sunwithout
without injury they can be left out outin outin outin
in the most tempestuous winds that thatwe thatwe thatwe
we have they can stand months of ofneglect ofneglect ofneglect
neglect and come out smiling fromthis from fromthis fromthis
this course of treatment Like every everyother everyother everyother
other cultivated specimen they take takevery takevery takevery
very good naturedly nature dIy to kind treat treatment treatment treatment ¬
ment They differ from most trees treesin treesin treesin
in that the position of their leaves leavespermits leavespermits leavespermits
permits the free circulation of air airand airand airand
and the broad leaved fan palms afford afforda
a good and cool shade shadeWith shadeWith shadeWith
With all these good qualities they theyhave theyhave theyhave
have the still further excellent ones onesof onesof onesof
of being remarkably free from fungus fungusand fungusand fungusand
and insect attacks In addition to tothis tothis tothis
this they do not harbor that most mostannoying mostannoying mostannoying
annoying pest with which we have to todeal todeal todeal
deal at times the Florida mosquito mosquitoIn
In setting out these trees due regard regardshould regardshould regardshould
should be had for the landscape ef effect effect effect ¬
fect One of these trees when once onceset onceset onceset
set out is almost never transplanted transplantedNot
Not that they are so exceedingly dif difficult difficult difficult ¬
ficult to transplant but their beauty beautybeing beautybeing beautybeing
being once realized they are so valued valuedthat valuedthat valuedthat
that no one has the courage to hazardthe hazard hazardthe hazardthe
the chance of losing a fine specimen specimenIf
If the trees are planted with a view viewof viewof viewof
of avenue setting they should be beplaced beplaced beplaced
placed far enough back from the road roadto roadto
to allow a full development of theleaves the theleaves theleaves
leaves without the necessity of cut cutting cutting cutting ¬
ting back For planting about the thedooryard thedooryard thedooryard
dooryard or open lawn due regard regardshould regardshould regardshould
should be had for the point of view viewso
so that when these have grown to be betall betall betall
tall trees the view may not be ob obstructed obstructed obstructed ¬
structed The contour of a piece of ofland ofland ofland
land should also be had in mind and andthe andthe andthe
the general character of the trees and andother andother andother
other ornamentals about the dooryard dooryardCabbage dooryardCabbage dooryardCabbage
Cabbage Palmetto Sabal Palmetto PalmettoI
I mention this one first because it is isa isa isa
a native And here I may be per
A DELAND PEACH ORCHARD JAPANESE PERSIMMON KAKI

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