Progress Of Horticulture

The best and most flourishing nurserymen, are those who endeavor to increase public taste among the people with whom they live, Rochester is much favored in this respect. Before us are three able articles in daily papers of that city on various topics of general horticultural interest, from P. Barry. H. E. Ellwanger, and W. S. Little. They tell of public gardening, fruit culture for small gardens, and shrubs for small places.


This distinguished botanist, whose decease occurred on the 28th of June, 1876, forms the subject of a memoir, with portrait, in the Popular Science Monthly, for March.

Mr. James Taplin

This gentlemen so long known as superintendent to Mr. Geo. Such, South Amboy, X. J., has decided to cast his own bread on the waters, and has taken the property advertised in our last magazine. It is remarkable by the way, that scarcely any nursery property advertised for sale or to rent in the Gardener's Monthly, during the twenty years of its existence, failed to find the man that was wanted, and the publisher feels himself a happy medium in consequence.

Mr. Mansfield Milton

Our estimable correspondent has purchased an established florist's business, at Youngstown, Ohio, where he will soon personally remove, and attend to it. We are quite sure that the readers of the Gardener's Monthly, who have so often profited by his intelligent pen, will wish him every success.

Honors To A Horticulturist

The Government of Belgium, has voted 8,000 francs to the fund for a memorial to the late Louis Yon Houtte, the distinguished nurseryman.

Kentucky Horticultural Society Proceedings

From J. Decker, Secretary. This eminently alive society has issued its volume of Proceedings for 1879, which contains numerous essays of special interest to Kentucky Horticulturists. Mr. Thos. S. Kennedy, of Louisville, is President for the present year.

The Art Of Propagation - By J. Jenkins

Nurserymen are often at their wits end for time to answer the numerous letters, and questions put to them about propagating common nursery plants. Mr. Jenkins has put all he would say in print, and any one can get it for half a dollar. It is a good idea.

Flora Of The Miama Valley, Ohio - By A. P. Morgan

We are indebted to some unknown friend for a copy of this little work. These local catalogues are of very great value to the Editor, and are always thankfully received.

How We Saved The Old Farm - Loring Publisher, Boston, Mass

A very pretty story for boys; indeed even when advanced beyond boyhood years, the reader will by no means be sorry for reading it. Almost every thing supposed to have been done in an emergency, could have been actually done, and the influence of such reading on young characters is very good.