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(1) Greenhouses: Their Construction and Equipment (2) Vegetable Forcing (3) Modern Propagation of Tree Fruits

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(1) BY the skilful use of glass and artificial heat, gardeners have succeeded in the cultivation of tropical plants in temperate countries. Greenhouse gardening is comparatively modern, for although the Romans, before the time of Christ, knew how to force fruit and vegetables, they applied only hot manure for the purpose, and it was not until the early part of the eighteenth century that glass structures artificially heated were used for the cultivation of tender plants. (Since then, however, the evolution of the greenhouse has been rapid. There are now glass structures, acres in extent, so cleverly made that the cultivation of plants in them is as successful as in the open with the most favourable weather conditions. The market gardeners of England have in the last fifty years made great progress in the art of glasshouse gardening, and in the United States, where the sun affords in winter more heat and light than it does here, huge structures are erected for the forcing of flowers and vegetables.

(1) Greenhouses: Their Construction and Equipment.

By W. J. Wright. Pp. xvi + 269. (New York: Orange Judd Company; London: Kegan Paul and Co., Ltd., 1917.) Price 1.60 dollars net.

(2) Vegetable Forcing.

By Ralph L. Watts. Pp. xiv + 431. (New York: Orange Judd Company, 1917.) Price 2 dollars net.

(3) Modern Propagation of Tree Fruits.

By Prof. B. S. Brown. Pp. xi + 174. (New York: John Wiley and Sons, Inc.; London: Chapman and Hall, Ltd., 1916.) Price 6s. net.

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