My only food consisted of vegetable milk from the plants
which gave so bounteously of this priceless fluid.
We have traditions among us of the enjoyments of our predecessors, as they rioted in the fertility of their cis-atlantic field; a happy company of thriving and luxuriant plants
And gladly will I undertake it," cried again the rich tones of the young lady, as she bent towards the magnificent plant
and opened her arms as if to embrace it.
Presently the leader of the plant
men charged the little party, and his method of attack was as remarkable as it was effective, and by its very strangeness was the more potent, since in the science of the green warriors there was no defence for this singular manner of attack, the like of which it soon was evident to me they were as unfamiliar with as they were with the monstrosities which confronted them.
A flower would be pink one second, white the next, then blue or yellow; and it was the same way when they came to the plants
, which had broad leaves and grew close to the ground.
Why, they are not trees at all," said Scraps; "they are just monstrous plants
When we look to the individuals of the same variety or sub-variety of our older cultivated plants
and animals, one of the first points which strikes us, is, that they generally differ much more from each other, than do the individuals of any one species or variety in a state of nature.
This further experience also I gained: I said to myself, I will not plant
beans and corn with so much industry another summer, but such seeds, if the seed is not lost, as sincerity, truth, simplicity, faith, innocence, and the like, and see if they will not grow in this soil, even with less toil and manurance, and sustain me, for surely it has not been exhausted for these crops.
There stood fine hyacinths under glass bells, and there stood strong-stemmed peonies; there grew water plants
, some so fresh, others half sick, the water-snakes lay down on them, and black crabs pinched their stalks.
I think it was he they called Will Atkins), "Come, Jack, let's go and have t'other brush with them; we'll demolish their castle, I'll warrant you; they shall plant
no colony in our dominions.
In the midst of this inextricable mass of plants
and sea weed, I noticed some charming pink halcyons and actiniae, with their long tentacles trailing after them, and medusae, green, red, and blue.
So it must be with the man who builds a house or plants
from the southern parts of America will be given by Dr.
I don't think he knows much about gardening, but he can at least dig and water, and some of the things he sows come up, and some of the plants
grow, besides which he is the most unflaggingly industrious person I ever saw, and has the great merit of never appearing to take the faintest interest in what we do in the garden.
I saw large plants
of aloes, but did not understand them.