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Title: American homes and gardens
Identifier: americanhomesgar81911newy (find matches)
Year: 1905 (1900s)
Subjects: Architecture, Domestic; Landscape gardening
Publisher: New York : Munn and Co
Contributing Library: Smithsonian Libraries
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The nasturtium climbs by means of its numerous The sweet pea is a tendril climber which un- The tacoma produces a twining stem and leaf-stalks ceasingly seeks support climbing roots The Story of the Climbing Plants By S. Leonard Bastin • O the average plant the great problem of general way all the climbing plants are able to develop existence is that of finding room to grow very quickly—their growth in some cases being astonish- at all. In the evolution of the different ingly rapid. By this means the plant is able to take ad- forms of vegetable life, all kinds of de- vantage with the utmost promptitude of any support which vices have been brought into being to may offer. make certain that a particular race shall Perhaps the most widely adopted method of climbing secure the ascendency in the struggle for is accomplished by means of the twining stem. It is ob- a place. Perhaps no class of plants has been so successful servable in a large number of cases that weak-stemmed in this direction as the large group of species which have plants exhibit a tendency, more or less pronounced, to rise adopted climbing methods to enable them to rise in the on some support. The ability to do so is largely due to a world. Long ago these aggressive vegetables have taken modified scheme of growth which has been called circum-

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Volume v.8(1911)
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