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Ornamental Plants

In this section are brought together instructions on the growing of plants commonly found about home grounds and in window-gardens as seem to demand somewhat special or particular treatment or about which the novice is likely to ask; and of course these instructions must be brief.

It may be repeated here that a person cannot expect to grow a plant satisfactorily until he learns the natural time of the plant to grow and to bloom. Many persons handle their begonias, cacti, and azaleas as if they should be active the whole year round.

The key to the situation is water: at what part of the year to withhold and at what part to apply is one of the very first things to learn.