This section is from the book "The Florist And Garden Miscellany". Also see: All New Square Foot Gardening: Grow More in Less Space!.
Under this head we intend to give, from time to time, as opportunity-may offer, some account of such new or recently introduced plants as we consider will prove acquisitions to our readers. Our remarks will relate to the more attractive subjects figured in the leading periodicals of the day, and also to the most beautiful of the new things which come under our own observation. We will begin with:
A beautiful orchid exhibited at the last meeting of the Horticultural Society in Regent Street, from M. de Jonghe, of Brussels. The lip is rather large, bluish lilac, marbled with white; the petals and sepals green, marked with brown. It is, however, not so handsome, to our taste, as Z. Mackayi.
A specimen of this fine orchid was also exhibited at the same meeting, from Mr. Holford's gardener. It is a truly beautiful thing, having large white flowers, spotted with bright brown. There are, however, some inferior nearly spotless varieties of it. We understand it is in the possession of Messrs. Veitch..
Also a beautiful orchid exhibited a short time ago by Messrs. Veitch. It produces long racemes of white blossoms, which are spotted in their centres with bright crimson.
Curtis's Botanical Magazine for December contains:
A handsome yellow-flowered climbing stove-shrub, figured from the nursery of Messrs. Lucombe, Pince, and Co., of Exeter. It was introduced from Brazil, and appears to be most nearly related to A. Schottii.
An erect-growing stove Melastomad, equal in beauty to P. elegans; the flowers being as large, but of a deeper shade of purple. It comes from Brazil.
A beautiful bushy stove-plant, figured from the collection of Messrs. Veitch. It has a good foliage, and pendent salmon-coloured flowers, inclining to purple; the tubes of the blossoms, inside and out, being tawny yellow.
A pretty purple and white Pea-flowered plant, from South Australia. It requires a cool greenhouse, in which it blossoms from June to August. It is figured from the collection of Mr. Ingram, of Southampton.