This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V18", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
We have from Mr. Henderson the article on Mushrooms desired, and hope to be able to give it in our next.
Proceedings of the Western New York Horticultural Society, January, 1876 - from R. C. Reynolds, secretary, Rochester, New York. This is the earliest in the field, most of these documents not appearing till near a year after the time of meeting. We notice that Mr. J. J. Thomas corrects the published report of his remarks on the Wild Goose Plum. He does not regard it as of high quality, and says it is coarse in texture, but values it because it will make a good market fruit.
Transactions of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society, for 1875 - from E. W. Buswell, secretary. Part II. The Massachusetts Society is now the most prosperous one in the United States, and is doing excellent service to horticulture. Its annual volumes of transactions are among the most interesting of this class of literature, and are full of matter that must of itself make the members feel that in their connection with the Society they are receiving the full value of their annual dues. The Society has a good herbarium for reference, and one of the best horticultural libraries in the world. A catalogue of the ferns in the herbarium is given in this volume. The Flora Danica was purchased for the library last year at an expense of $600. The prize essay on the Culture of Cauliflower and Cabbage, by Mr. W. H. White, is given in full in the volume. Another awarded to Mr. James Cruik-shanks in Landscape Gardening also appears. The third prize essay is awarded to Mr. D. D. Slade, and is on Principles of Landscape Gardening as applied to Small Estates, a department of gardening that needs a good deal of looking after just now. The reports of the various committees are very interesting.
Mr. J. G. Barker is chairman of the Floral committee; Harvey Davis on Fruits, and C. N. Brackett on Vegetables.