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- n. Plural form of floriculturist.
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Frequently they become experienced floriculturists, and at the flower shows that occur annually in several of the Cornish towns they often carry off the prizes.
There are many hard men of business, who are obliged to spend the greater part of the day in their London offices, and who find their best relaxation in amateur gardening; those who grow vegetables, regarding their peas, beans, potatoes, and celery with as much affection as is felt by floriculturists for their roses or tulips.
Only two plants are on record among the floriculturists as having bloomed in New York State.
So it is with carnations and pinks, which occasionally vary by layering, and of which some kinds are so uncertain in character that they are called by floriculturists "catch-flowers."
Whilst the object primarily aimed at by the State is the education of native gardeners and floriculturists, other results may be confidently expected.
And floriculturists in Himachal Pradesh will keep laughing their way to the bank, especially around Valentine's Day.
Carnations and pinks (_D. caryophyllus_, &c.) occasionally vary by layers; and some kinds are so little certain in character that they are called by floriculturists "catch-flowers." [