Gardeners often dispense with the pot, using sphagnum moss and leaf-mould only when propagating indiarubber plants, perpetual carnations, dracaenas, &c.
Carnations, Marguerite: half-hardy, 9 to 12 in., colours various.
Give auriculas and carnations abundance of air, but keep the roots rather dry to prevent damping off.
Layer carnations and pipe pinks in the end of the month.
Saprophytic bacteria can readily make their way down the dead hypha of an invading fungus, or into the punctures made by insects, and Aphides have been credited with the bacterial infection of carnations, though more recent researches by Woods go to show the correctness of his conclusion that Aphides alone are responsible for the carnation disease.