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.
Mr. John Charlton, Rochester, N. Y., sends a plant of a grape vine, with the following account of it: " It is a large showy white grape, of fair quality, good constitution, a great cropper and entirely hardy".
A Cowly County correspondent inquires how these two trees will thrive in that State. We cannot recall any instance from personal observation, but have seen them thriving admirably across the line in Missouri. There have been a great many of these and other trees sent to Kansas during the past fifteen years, and any information about any of these introduced trees will be very acceptable.
The lectures on Arboriculture and Kindred Sciences, by Prof. J. T. Rothrock, have been unusually well attended this season. They will be continued every Saturday at 4 o'clock, in the Conservatory in Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, till the first week in August.
Borers are destructive to logs. It is said that if the timber is cut in spring after sap commences to flow and the bark will readily peel, the borers will not trouble them. Perhaps so, but how about the quality of the timber?
In the Forestry Annual Mr. Suel Foster speaks of comparative trials with the "hardy " and the iltender" kinds at Muscatine, and finds that the one flowers three weeks before the other kind. But as we have to take it for granted that the tender kind has to be preserved in a greenhouse during the Winter or otherwise protected, there will naturally be some difference in the time of flowering.
We learn from a California paper that a contract has been let by the Yosemite Commissioners to bore a hole in a stump in the Tuolumne grove of big trees, so that the stages can pass through. The stump is thirty-three feet in diameter, and the hole will be twelve feet wide by ten feet high, and was to be completed by June 10th.
According to the Breslauer Gewerbe Zeitung, the natural colors of flowers and plants intended for herbaria may be preserved by dipping them from time to time in a boiling solution of eight grains of salicylic acid in three-quarters of a pint of water, afterwards carefully drying them between sheets of blotting-paper.
Mrs. L. A. Mill-ington sends from Michigan, a piece of Galium triflorum, which is as fragrant as new-mown hay. So far as we know it has not been recorded that this plant possesses fragrance when dried.