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Dwarf Pears

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A Standard Péar wants good and eareful tixatiiiüut, a Ihvarf Fear wants tho lest oï ea,e. Jlany, particulurly peopie along in lifo, will not put out Standard Pe ars beoause they are .a good whilo in coming iuto bearing, and will not plant Dwarfs, they fail with them. So they go without the best of fruits. This is useless. I believc that the. principal great failure in Dwarf Pears is caused by a want of knowledge of pruning. The system reeommeuded in this article I know ia atteuded with suceess. Let us for a moment cur.sider tho nature of what we have uuder consideraron, its capability and .its pecuüiuities The Pear is made a Dwarf by being budded on the Quince root ; the Augers Quince being used most for this pui-pose, beeause of its being a rapid growing kind. We all know that the Quince is a slow and small grower, partaking more of the form of a large busb. than a tree. While on the other hand the Pear is naturally a large and rapid grower. Here are presented two natures, whioh we wish to combine and make subservient to each other, in antagonistical relations to each other. The Pear wants to grow to bo a large tree. The Quince root objects, and wants to grow a stnall tpee. It is evident that in aome way the Quince root and Pear tree must accominodate each other - their different patures must be reconciled. How is this to be done ? I)evelop in the Quince root its fullest capaeily to nourish the Pear tree. Do tbis by keeping the ground mulched, enriching the soil, and by liberal cultwation. The roota of the quince tree neither extend deep nor wide BS feed liberally by top-dressing. Next, so proportion the tree to the root that the root will not become exhausted in supplying the tree with sap This is to be done by constant reduction of the limbs of tree year by year. Coinmence with the tree when it oomes from the nursery. So prune it thut it will be broad at the ground .and narro w at the top. Cut the limbs back to two or three buds, and each succeeding spring cut back two thirds of the previous yoar's growth. By this system the tree is kept within the bounds of the power of root to supply nourishment to the tree. The result is, that a uniform, vigorous. healthy growth is On the other hand if the Pear is allowed to have its own way, it will at the beginning make a faster growth than the root can afford. The tree become3 exhausted and diseased, and then ''Pwarf Pears are a failure." Once for all, plant below the plaoe of buddiug, prune severeliunü the tree has beooine firmly established. - T. T. 8. in Horticultnrist. %rLT By scattering chloride of lime on a plank in a stable, all kinds of flies, but more espocially biting flies, may be quictcly got rid of. áprinkling beds of vegetables with even a wcak solution of this salt effeetually preserves them from the attack of slugs, caterpillars, butterflies, raordellas, etc. It has tho same effect when sprmkled on the foliage of fruit trees. A paste of one part of chloride and one half part of lard, placed ia a narrow band round the trun k of a tree, prevenís inseets from creeping up it. It has been noticed that rats and mice quit places in whioh a certain quantity of chloride has been spread. The Batti.k of LfiMS- The battle of life, is by far tbe greater uumber of cases, raust necessarily be fought up hill, and to win it without a struggle, were perhaps, to win it without honor. If their wero no difficulties, there would bc no success ; if there wero nothing to struggle for, there would be nothiug to be aehioved. Difficulties may intimídate tho weak, but they act only as a stimulus to men of pluck and resolution. All ex - perienee of lifo, indeed, iorvea to prove that tho impedimenta thrown in the way of human advaacement, may, for the most part, be overeóme by sleudy, good oonduot, honest zoal, aetivity, perseverunoe, and above all, by i determined réfsolufion to, surmount difiSoulties, and stand up maufully against misfortune.- SelfIMp. íST" A married lady, who was in the habit of epending most of her time in the society of her neighbors, liapponed ono day to be suddenly taken ill, and sent her Iiusband in great baste for a physician. Tho husband ran a short distance, but soou returniug, oxclaimed : " My dear, where shall I find you when l get back ?"


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