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.
Mrs. J. Atzeroth, Brai-dentown, Tampa Bay, Florida, has two coffee trees which have stood out and grown well, and for the first time borne berries this season. The gentleman who, a couple of years ago, offered we do not know how many dollars for a pound of American berries had better prepare the cash.
How easy it is to raise " new " varieties of fruit is seen by a circular before us in which nine are named and described, all having originated with one person. These new varieties are said to excel the many named varieties now on his place " in every respect".
California apple growers are alarmed at the spread of the Codling moth. Those who gather up fallen fruit, and scrape and wash the bark report good results even where the neighbors are a little dilatory in following their good example.
And now the daily papers are getting excited over the supply of quinine, and there will soon be an application to nurserymen for trees to plant quinine orchards in Vermont. The one who wrote that he was about to plant a forest of Eucalyptus somewhere up there, but was " advised to get the opinion of the Gardener's Monthly, though not a subscriber," will no doubt want some.
This variety raised by Mr. Samuel Miller, of Bluffton, Mo., holds its own as against Wilson's Albany, its nearest competitor. It has many warm friends.
This continues popular at the South. It has fallen off in the estimation of Northern growers, after a quarter of a century of praise.
A correspondent of the Country Gentleman, says that cuttings of tomatoes taken in the Fall will root, and notes that plants kept over Winter will give tomatoes two weeks earlier than the best encouraged seedling plants of Spring.
The seedlings mentioned in letter of M. B. B., Painesville, Ohio, did not come to hand.
A writer in Nature, says that bees which feed on the Passion Flower become stupefied; and this accords somewhat with our observations. They do not become actually stupefied, but they are so enthused that they will often remain a couple of hours at work on one flower.