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Your Plants (Plain and Practical Directions for the Treatment of Tender and Hardy Plants in the House and in the Garden)

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Originally published 1919, c1884.: Access to the digital version of this title and other related titles can be found on CHLA (Core Historic Literature of Agriculture) at http://chla.library.cornell.edu, an electronic collection of core historical materials on US agriculture and rural life published from the mid-19th to the mid-20th century. A full list of Cornell Universit ...more
Paperback, 88 pages
Published March 1st 2009 by IndyPublish.com (first published January 1st 1919)
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Valerie Valentine
This book proves that plant advice changes from decade to decade. People used to think houseplants were suffocating and thus dangerous to have, whereas we now know they produce oxygen...

The book had no illustrations (but I read it as an ebook), so it would be difficult to use the instructions for grafting, which he claims is a piece of cake for anyone.

He disparaged the use of botanical names as pretentious and then proceeded to confuse the same plant, narcissus, daffodil and jonquil, in the sill
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James Sheehan was born in New York City and grew up there in a four-room railroad apartment
with his five brothers and sisters.

He started working at the age of twelve, shining shoes at a local shoe-repair shop. At fourteen,
he had a newspaper round. He worked at a local delicatessen, an antique store where he stripped
and delivered furniture, as a construction worker during the summers, a short-orde
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