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.
From E. W. Lincoln, Secretary. These are always among the most valuable. Horticultural Proceedings we receive. In the present, are essays on the Apple, by O. B. Hadwen; the Pear, by James Draper; the Strawberry, by W. H. Earle; Garden Vegetables, by Sylvanus Sears; and the annual reports of the Librarian and Secretary. In our last year's notice of the Proceedings, we called attention to the reflections made by the Secretary on the Pomological judges at the Centennial. He thought they might be honest, but were incapable. What we said about that is quoted in this volume, and which the Secretary thinks"concedes everything essential." Dissatisfaction with judges appears, however, to be chronic with the Worcester County Society. The Secretary says of their own judges,"A miracle would be needed to provide you with committees, whose tireless services and adequate knowledge should be at your beck and call, frequently till midnight, without even the poor retainer of rations or the prospect of the most meagre pay.
Nevertheless dissatisfaction exists." The Centennial chickens have evidently gone home to roost.
The London Florist and Pomologist, which, under Mr. Thomas Moore's management, has so long had a successful career, and which gives such admirable colored plates of fruits and flowers, enters on a new series, with a much larger page than before. This will admit of plates of larger things than heretofore - a Californian pear, for instance.