The Garden Guide

Book: Gardening Science - the Vegetable Kingdom
Chapter: Chapter 6: Plant Physiology

The laws of vegetable life

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1046. The laws of vegetable life ought to be familiar to every gardener. He will find these laws beautifully developed in various botanical works ; from which we shall here give an abridgment of such parts as are calculated to be most useful to the cultivator, and such as we hope will induce him to pursue the subject farther by himself. We shall first give a summary of the principal phenomena of vegetation; and next, some remarks relative to the actions of the different parts of plants.