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.
In our notice of this fruit, it was stated that eight berries, in receipt at our office, made an ounce. A correspondent tells us that he saw some weighed of which four made an ounce.
A Berlin, Conn., correspondent says he has been trying experiments with the ordinary class of potato sets, and with sets allowed to become quite green by exposure to the air before cutting, and finds a great gain by using the latter.
This rare fern, Stru-thiopteris Germanica, is said by the newspapers to have been found near Quakertown, Bucks County, Pa., by Professor Porter. This is much further south than it has ever been discovered before.
Our best thanks are due to the many bodies which have sent us complimentary tickets to fairs and other pleasant gatherings the past season.
This well known horticulturist, of Detroit, has experienced a severe affliction in the loss of his two sons - Robert, aged 21, and Edward K., 23 - by drowning in the Detroit river on or about August 24th, for the bodies were not found till almost unrecognizable. They had come on from the South to avoid the yellow fever.
Mr. Williamson's book, "Fern Etchings," in which forty-five native ferns are figured, has just appeared, and proves to be a very beautiful and valuable work. The price is $7.50 - by no means high for pictures of all our Eastern Ferns.
This is a small monthly serial devoted to Entomology, edited by Prof. A. R. Grote, of Buffalo, N. Y., at $2.00 a year. Besides descriptions of new insects and other matters of a strictly scientific character, it has a department devoted to "Fruit and Farm," in which the habits of insects are practically considered.
The late period in the month, and the pressure of numerous exhibitions all occuring at the same time, prevents a full notice of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society's annual exhibition. We can only say that the exhibitors and the exhibits were nearly the same as those at the State Fair which opened the week before, and of which we give a brief notice. It was on the whole a successful exhibition.
These for the first time in its existence, were opened to the public on admission tickets, on the first week of September last. They were crowded.
Among the recent losses to arboriculture is the famous magnolia at Laurel Hill Cemetery, which for a number of years past has been one of the tree-lover's delights. It was sheltered on the windward side by other trees, the growth of which would have killed it in any event. These had to be taken away, but this simple exposure was too much for it. There was once some half dozen very large trees about Philadelphia, but we believe all are gone now.