The Garden Guide

Book: History of Garden Design and Gardening
Chapter: Chapter 3: European Gardens (500AD-1850)

Munich Floriculture

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378. Floriculture, in the neighbourhood of Munich, is carried to a far greater extent than will readily be imagined, when the elevated situation and consequent severity of the climate are taken into consideration. The ranunculus, the violet, the hyacinth, and the narcissus are in bloom in the hothouses of the royal gardens throughout the winter; and roses, honeysuckles, lilacs, azaleas, rhododendrons, pinks, tulips, and other shrubs and flowers, are forced as successfully, and come as early into bloom, as in Lon-don. Chrysanthemums, in small pots, and only a few inches high, are cultivated, and forced, so as to be in bloom all the year.