Towards the end of the month many of the main stock of chrysanthemums will be ready for the final potting.
Propagate chrysanthemums in cool-house or vinery under hand lights or frames.
But chrysanthemums, peonies, roses and so forth, are treated as special shows, and are removed or hidden when out of bloom.
The collar, which may be granted with the order or later, is composed of four members repeated, two gold chrysanthemums, one with green leaves, the other surrounded by a wreath of palm, and two elaborate arabesque designs.
Transfer chrysanthemums to sheltered positions out of doors, and provide means of protecting them from frost and cutting winds.
Cuttings of border chrysanthemums may now be dibbled in a warm spot out of doors.
Continue the final potting of chrysanthemums as the plants become ready.
Layer the tops of chrysanthemums, to obtain dwarf flowering plants.
Continue the propagation of herbaceous plants, taking off the layers of carnations, picotees, pansies and chrysanthemums, by the end of the month; choice carnations and picotees may be potted and wintered in cold frames if the season is wet and ungenial.
The last of the pot chrysanthemums should be housed by the end of the first week.
Continue the forcing of roses, hyacinths, &c. Houses containing large-flowered Japanese chrysanthemums will require to be kept dry, airy and moderately warm to prevent " damping-off " of petals.
Cut down plants of chrysanthemums, which should be placed in a cool pit, near the glass, in order to afford hard sturdy cuttings in February.
The rich-toned, soft plumage of birds or the magnificent blending of colors in a bunch of peonies or chrysanthemums cannot be obtained with absolute fidelity on the ribbed surface of velvet.
Notable among the flora are roses, japonicas, hibiscus shrubs of various species, poinsettias, tea olives, crepe myrtle, jasmines, magnolias, camellias, oleanders, chrysanthemums, geraniums and plumbagos.