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.
N. J. R. Sharp-less, Catawissa, writes: "The late wet spell has demonstrated to my satisfaction that strawberries are benefited by frequent rains, while in fruit. Now as I propose to set a bed of them within one hundred feet of a well, and could attach a hose to the pump, and syringe them with cold water from the well in a dry time, would wish to know whether it would be beneficial or not".
[We believe it would. - Ed. G. M].
At the Peach Growers' Meeting, at Milton, Kentucky, it was reported that the peach crop this year in that section would only be one-half of what it has been in other years.
The fruit growers of Kentucky, will pay their men 75 cents per day this season, for picking fruit.
While on a recent trip to Rochester, we saw a barn that the day before had been consumed by fire from lightning. The gable end was still standing, protected, perhaps, by the "lightning conductor, " which still hung from the ruin. Of course it was " defective, " but just how and where it was defective it should be as easy to show before a fire takes place as after.
A circular before us announces a new agricultural paper, by Mr. D. D. T. Moore, founder, and for twenty-five years so favorably known in connection with the Rural New Yorker. It is to be called Moore's Rural Life.
The Washington correspondent of the Cincinnati Commercial, referring to Prof. Henry's funeral, gives the following sketch of Prof. Asa Gray: " The Professor's head is bowed, not by age, but because he has so long looked down in the faces of the tiny flowers; his countenance reflects only the delicacy and purity of the wild birds, with their fresh flush and modest glow." Professor Asa Gray is a native of Oneida County, N. Y.
H. E. N., "Please give in the Gardener's Monthly the proper pronunciation of Fuchsia".
[Fu-she-ah, - but as the accent is on the first syllable, to the ear it will sound almost like Few-shah. - Ed. G. M].
Cheever New-hall, lately deceased, was annually elected chairman of this body for thirty-eight successive years. Col. Wilder has been elected to succeed him. It is wonderful how much Mr. Wilder does. His speech on the recent annual dinner at the club, was as full of vigor as those he delivered fifty years ago.