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.
The editor has been off pulling weeds and tasting fruits about Saratoga, Lake George, the Adirondacks, Rochester and elsewhere. When he gets back on the first of October, and sees how good this number is, he will no doubt want to go again.
The forty-eight annual exhibition will be held in New York, from September 17th, to November 22d. The premiums for fruits, flowers, etc.. are very liberal, and copies of the schedule may be had of John W. Chambers, secretary, New York.
This meets in Rochester, September 15th, and will close just about the time the Pomological Society begins. Mr. Jonathan Periam, editor of the Prairie Farmer is secretary.
The Western Michigan Agricultural and Industrial Society, will hold its first annual exhibition at Grand Rapids, on September 22d and 27th.
The Journal of Roses says that Rosa polyantha, a species recently introduced into France from Japan, is likely to prove an excellent stock for grafting roses on. But we doubt whether it will be for us any better than the common Prairie Rose for this purpose. Rosa polyantha is said to be very sweet-scented, and will probably be worth introducing for its own merits.
The Boston papers speak in high praise of the Boston Public Garden, which, under Mr. Doogue's management, are said to be very beautiful indeed.
The delightful fragrance of the flowers of the Paulownia has obtained for them the name of "Vanilla trees." The English papers complain of thus robbing the Vanilla of its name; but it must be borne in mind that the "Vanilla" did not come by its name honestly. According to DeCandolle, the Heliotrope is the "original" Vanilla.
The grounds of this great institution have recently been completed from plans made and executed under the direction of Mr. Chas. H. Miller, the consulting landscape gardener of Fairmount Park. The newspapers of that region speak in the highest terms of the beauty of those grounds, as improved by Mr. Miller.
There is a tendency in the Tuberose to produce plants with single flowers, to the annoyance of the lovers of the real double Tuberose. But of late the single flowered form has been in demand for its earliness. It is in the Philadelphia market two weeks before the double, and brings good prices.