Pleasant Talk About Fruits, Flowers and Farming
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Pleasant Talk About Fruits, Flowers and Farming

By Henry Ward Beecher
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  • PLEASANT TALK
  • FRUITS, FLOWERS AND FARMING.
    • HENRY WARD BEECHER.
      • PREFATORY.
      • PREFACE
        • TO THE FIRST EDITION.
      • CONTENTS.
      • LATE PAPERS.
      • I.
        • POLITICAL ECONOMY OF THE APPLE.
      • II.
        • A FEW FLOWERS EASILY RAISED.
      • III.
        • FLOWER-FARMING.
      • IV.
        • A LETTER FROM THE FARM.
      • V.
        • THE COST OF FLOWERS.
      • VI.
        • HAYING.
      • VII.
        • THE VALUE OF ROBINS.
      • VIII.
        • SOUNDS OF TREES.
      • IX.
        • UNVEILED NONSENSE.
      • X.
        • NATURAL ORDER OF FLOWERS.
      • XI.
        • ROSES.
      • XII.
        • CHESTNUTS.
      • XIII.
        • GREEN PEAS.
      • XIV.
        • HENS.
      • XV.
        • FARMING.
      • XVI.
        • GARDENING UNDER DIFFICULTIES.
      • XVII.
        • CORN.
      • XVIII.
        • DANDELIONS.
      • XIX.
        • HOW TO BEAUTIFY HOMES.
      • XX.
        • BIRCH AND ASPEN.
      • XXI.
        • AUTUMN.
      • XXII.
        • PLANT TREES!
      • XXIII.
        • FAREWELL TO “SUMMER REST.”
      • PLEASANT TALK
        • FRUIT, FLOWERS AND FARMING.
        • PRELIMINARY.
      • ALMANAC FOR THE YEAR.
      • EDUCATED FARMERS.
      • AN ACRE OF WORDS ABOUT AKER.
      • FARMERS’ LIBRARY.
      • NINE MISTAKES.
      • AGRICULTURAL SOCIETIES.
      • SHIFTLESS TRICKS.
      • ELECTRO-CULTURE.
      • SINGLE-CROP FARMING.
      • IMPROVED BREEDS OF HOGS AND CATTLE.
      • ABSORBENT QUALITIES OF FLOUR.
      • PORTRAIT OF AN ANTI-BOOK-FARMER.
      • GOOD BREEDS OF COWS.
      • CUTTING AND CURING GRASS.
      • COUNTRY AND CITY.
      • LIME UPON WHEAT.
      • CULTURE OF HOPS.
      • WHITE CLOVER.
      • PLOWING CORN.
      • CLEAN OUT YOUR CELLARS.
      • WHEN IS HAYING OVER?
      • LAYING DOWN LAND TO GRASS.
      • THEORY OF MANURE.
      • FODDER FOR CATTLE.
      • THE SCIENCE OF BAD BUTTER.
      • CINCINNATI, THE QUEEN CITY.
      • CARE OF ANIMALS IN WINTER.
      • WINTER NIGHTS FOR READING.
      • FEATHERS.
      • NAIL UP YOUR BUGS.
      • ASHES AND THEIR USE.
      • HARD TIMES.
      • ACCLIMATING A PLOW.
      • SCOUR YOUR PLOWS BRIGHT!
      • PLOW TILL IT IS DRY, AND PLOW TILL IT IS WET.
      • STIRRING THE SOIL.
      • SUBSOIL PLOWING.
      • FIRE-BLIGHT AND WINTER KILLING.
      • WINTER TALK.
      • “SHUT YOUR MOUTH.”
      • SPRING WORK ON THE FARM.
      • SPRING WORK IN THE GARDEN.
      • FALL WORK IN THE GARDEN.
      • GUARDING CHERRY-TREES FROM COLD.
      • SHADE-TREES.
      • A PLEA FOR HEALTH AND FLORICULTURE.
      • KEEPING YOUNG PIGS IN WINTER.
      • SWEET POTATOES.
      • MANAGEMENT OF BOTTOM-LANDS.
      • CULTIVATION OF WHEAT.
      • PRACTICAL USE OF LEAVES.
      • SPRING WORK FOR PUBLIC-SPIRITED MEN.
      • FARMERS AND FARMING SCENES IN THE WEST.
      • ORNAMENTAL SHRUBS.
      • GARDEN WORK FOR AUGUST.
      • PULLING OFF POTATO BLOSSOMS.
      • BLADING AND TOPPING CORN.
      • MAPLE-SUGAR.
      • GEOLOGICAL DEFINITIONS.
      • DRAINING WET LANDS.
      • O DEAR! SHALL WE EVER BE DONE LYING?
      • CARE OF STOCK IN WINTER.
      • DEEP PLANTING.
      • CORN AND MILLET FOR FODDER.
      • SEED SAVING.
      • RHUBARB.
      • PEAS.
      • PLANT SHADE-TREES.
      • HOT-BEDS.
      • ORIGINAL RECIPES.
      • COOKING VEGETABLES.
      • FARMERS, TAKE A HINT.
      • MIXING PAINT, AND LAYING IT ON.
      • GARDEN WEEDS.
      • LUCERNE.
      • FAMILY GOVERNMENT.
      • CATALOGUE OF FLOWERS, SEEDS, AND FRUITS.
      • GARDEN SEEDS.
      • FARMERS’ GARDENS.
      • EARLY DAYS OF SPRING.
      • PARLOR FLOWERS.
      • A SALT RECIPE.
      • CULTURE OF CELERY.
      • CULTURE OF PIE-PLANT.
      • SUN-FLOWER SEED.
      • APRIL GARDEN-WORK.
      • GETTING POOR ON RICH LAND AND RICH ON POOR LAND.
      • GETTING READY FOR WINTER.
      • ESCULENT VEGETABLES.
      • FIELD ROOT CROPS.
      • CULTIVATION OF FRUIT-TREES.
      • A LIST OF CHOICE FRUITS.
      • THE NURSERY BUSINESS.
      • THE BREEDING OF FRUITS.
      • PRUNING ORCHARDS.
      • SLITTING THE BARK OF TREES.
      • DOWNING’s FRUIT AND FRUIT-TREES OF AMERICA.
      • LETTER FROM A. J. DOWNING.
      • ATTENTION TO ORCHARDS.
      • WINE AND HORTICULTURE.
      • DO VARIETIES OF FRUIT RUN OUT?
      • THE STRAWBERRY CONTROVERSY.
      • STRAWBERRIES.
      • RASPBERRIES, STRAWBERRIES, GOOSEBERRIES AND CURRANTS.
      • SPRING WORK IN THE ORCHARD.
      • MIRACLES IN FRUITS.
      • PROTECTING THE ROOTS OF FRUIT-TREES.
      • PRUNING GRAPE VINES.
      • MILDEW ON GRAPES.
      • HOW TO OBTAIN GRAPE VINES.
      • AUTUMNAL MANAGEMENT OF FRUIT-TREES.
      • PEARS GRAFTED UPON THE APPLE STOCK.
      • SEEDLINGS FROM BUDDED PEACHES.
      • CARE OF PEACH-TREES.
      • RENOVATING PEACH-TREES.
      • AN APOLOGUE OR APPLE-LOGUE.
      • SELECT LIST OF APPLES.
      • ORIGIN OF SOME VARIETIES OF FRUIT.
      • THE QUINCE.
      • CUTTING AND KEEPING GRAFTS.
      • FROST-BLIGHT.
      • SEEDLING FRUITS.
      • TIME FOR PRUNING.
      • PLUMS AND THEIR ENEMIES.
      • ROOT GRAFTING.
      • BLIGHT AND INSECTS.
      • APPLES FOR HOGS.
      • THE FLOWER GARDEN.
      • PREPARATION OF SEED FOR SOWING.
      • SOWING FLOWER SEEDS—TRANSPLANTING.
      • PARLOR PLANTS AND FLOWERS IN WINTER.
      • PARLOR FLOWERS AND PLANTS IN WINTER.—(Art. 2.)
      • PROTECTING PLANTS IN WINTER.
      • TO PRESERVE DAHLIA ROOTS.
      • HEDGES.
      • WATERING TREES, ETC.
      • LABELS FOR TREES.
      • TRANSPLANTING EVERGREENS.
      • FLOWERS, LADIES, AND ANGELS.
      • HORTICULTURAL CURIOSITIES.
      • THE CORN CROP.
      • POTATO CROP.
      • POTTING GARDEN PLANTS FOR WINTER USE.
      • MARY HOWITT’S USE OF FLOWERS.
      • WHAT ARE FLOWERS GOOD FOR?
      • THE BLIGHT IN THE PEAR-TREE.[18]
        • ITS CAUSE AND A REMEDY FOR IT.
      • PROGRESS OF HORTICULTURE IN INDIANA.[21]
      • BROWNE’S AMERICAN POULTRY YARD.[22]
      • REFLECTIONS ON THE CLOSE OF THE YEAR.[23]
        • THE END.
        • Transcriber’s Note:
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