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.
When this plant was introduced a few years ago, it was supposed that it would soon become popular. But of late it has been neglected, evidently from a want of knowledge in regard to the treatment it requires. While on a visit to Mrs. H. Ingersoll, the writer saw it doing remarkably well in her wild garden, placed in the woods. Judging from this, it appears that the plant requires a moist and partially shady place.
It is strange that such beautiful plants as Hypericums are not cultivated more extensively; they are easily grown and are admirably suited to our climate. The species named above is an exceedingly beautiful one. We are led to speak of this from having received from a correspondent a flower of this species to name. The flower measured over two inches in diameter. They bear our Summer suns very well indeed.
Acceording to a London paper there has been produced a nearly white variety of this beautiful Lily. It has been named Lilium auratum virginalis.
The American Agriculturist notices the existence of a white variety of Wistaria frutescens, the American Wistaria, which is not regularly in the nursery trade. The white Chinese Wistaria is. It makes a capital addition to the beauty of the common purple kind. The two growing together is a pretty sight. This white growing with the American purple would also make a very agreeable picture.
"A Lover of the Shrubs". Boston.
The names of your plants are, No. 1, Spiraea callosa; No. 2, Spiraea Billardi.
T. M. P., An Old Subscriber, Kingston-, R. I- Your Honeysuckle is the Belgian Monthly, a variety of Lonicera Periclymenum, the Honeysuckle of the poets, and of the Old World.
Mr. Downing writes that he did not intend to convey a positive opinion that the Burns and the Alexander were the same, but only that he had been informed that they were the same.
A Massachusetts correspondent informs us that the largest and best berries ever seen at the meetings of Massachusetts, were there recently, of this variety. One kind, probably the Belle de Fonte-nay, has been doing duty for this sterling kind on some occasions.
On the 26th of July we received from C. W. Westbrook & Co., Wilson, N. C, a specimen of the above named Peach. It is quite a good sized Peach for an early one, but is under the middle size of late Peaches. It has a beautiful color, somewhat like a golden Apricot, is free-stoned, and has a very good sub-acid flavor. It is the earliest yellow Peach we know, and on the whole is a variety of good promise.