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.
A Detroit, Mich, correspondent, under date of September 21st, says: " The Annual Fair of the Michigan State Pomological Society closed here last evening. It was held in connection with that of the State Agricultural Society. Our awards of premiums in pomology and floriculture amount to $700. The exhibit of fruits was very fine in all the departments. The Peaches, Plums and Pears were especially noticeable for the very large size and great beauty of many of the specimens".
The Maryland Horticultural Society. By the full report of the proceedings in the American Farmer it appears that the Annual Exhibition was an eminently successful affair. Most of the articles exhibited seem to have been Perns, Palms, or variegated leaf plants; the only flowering plants among them appearing to be China Asters and Orchids from our excellent correspondent, Captain Snow. In cut flowers, and designs formed of them, the competition seems to have been heavy. Among the fruits there were eighteen different exhibitors.