This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V21", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
Much skill and money have been expended on the cranberry. Will some one inform the public what is the southern limit of the culture of this valuable fruit. Like the cotton belt, it is said to have its limit. Cotton will not succeed beyond a given latitude North, and the cranberry no doubt has a similar line for success Southward. A late eminent medical practitioner spent much time and money on a plantation intended to extend to one hundred acres. He left special directions for officers, and what should be done with the profits. When these arrived at $500,000 per annum, etc., etc. But it is now said that the farm is just south of the cranberry line, in Southern New Jersey. Where is that limit?
Great injury was done to the evergreens last winter. Even the Siberian Arbor Vitae succumbed utterly. Who can explain the cause or causes? Don't all speak at once.
The sale of Lady Nevill's plants at Dangstein, England, was remarkable in many respects, showing, as it did, the extent to which private growers give attention. With one or two exceptions onty (including Kew Gardens), it was the largest and most varied in England. Among its treasures were a thousand orchids, more than a thousand stove ferns, and about two hundred of the carnivorous plants, including fine specimens of Darlingtonia Californica. There were also masses of the more rare and beautiful filmy ferns. The sale lasted five days. If any of our readers possesses a priced catalogue, the editor would much enjoy a sight of it.