This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V20", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
This sometimes, but not often fruits under cultivation. Mr. Amnion Burr, of Dallas, Texas, has had one to seed. It is like most of the asclepiadaceae in form. The flowers are well known for their singular appearance, which obtains for them the name of "Toad flowers, " and for their foetid smell, which attracts flies as dead bodies do. The flower is always well worth a study from its arrangements which are so constructed as to catch insects under some circumstances.
The Varieties to Raise, General Management and Diseases - By Dr. Thomas Pollard, Commissioner of Agriculture of Virginia. - We have received under this name, what seems to be a comprehensive treatment of the subject. In 77 pp., pamphlet form.
The merit of noting the distinction between the two forms of Catalpa appears to be due primarily to Mr. Suel Poster, of Muscatine, Iowa.
Nurserymen complain that people do not visit their grounds as formerly, but the Norfolk Daily Ledger says: " That large numbers make daily calls on the beautiful nursery grounds of Mr. Daniel Barker of that place".
This, and not B. J. Smith, should be the name connected with a recent interesting note on the Dwarf June-Berry from Cambridge, Mass.
J. J. S., asks after this plant. It promises to be a gem. Its leaves are beautiful, and its flowers are said to bloom in masses, so that the side of a house looks like a mass of snow-balls. It has true climbing branches which throw out little rootlets, fastening to any thing as do those of Ampelopsis Veitchii. It is very slow of propagation but we hope soon to be able to send it out.
C. Pinks asks: "Will some one be kind enough to inform me through the columns of the Monthly what is the difference between Carnations Peter Henderson, Boule de Neige, Peerless, White Perfection, and Edwardsii, and oblige]?"
It is said to be earlier and better than Concord and Hartford, and to be one of the twenty-five hundred seedlings raised by Mr. Moore, of Concord, where also the Concord originated.
From J. Zimmerman, Lancaster, Pa.; on the 10th of October, came to hand some excellent Peaches. They were medium in size, freestone, and of a rich juicy flavor.
From Mr. Renders, gardener to E. Beneson, Esq., of Chestnut Hill, we have a bunch of remarkably fine Black Morocco Grapes. It is remarkable as being thoroughly ripened in a cold grapery, which is unusual. The individual berries were uniform in size, and mostly about three and three-quarter inches round. It was an instance of excellent skill in treatment, winch we are always glad to note.