This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V22", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
From 100 to 150 wagon loads of pot flowers are emptied here every morning in the pot-flower season. Callas, Geraniums, Fuchsias. Pansies, Daisies, and Polyanthus, are the most popular. From $5,000 to $6,000 per day is the estimated receipts in this market for flower sales.
Mr. Robert Fortune tells the Gardener's Chronicle, that the culture of the Chrysanthemum has achieved a much higher standard in Europe than in China, - notwithstanding the prevailing impression of the superiority of Chinese gardeners.
A London paper says that "every man's happiness is just in proportion to the pride he takes in his garden".
These are held in New York every Tuesday and Friday, and are by no means confined to surplus stock. New and rare plants are often offered, and bring generally fair prices. About 00,000 pot plants a week are disposed of.
The fine collection of Mr. Geo. Tweddle, of Albany, New York, was sold in New York at public sale on April 30th.
P. says: " On page 87, March number of the Monthly, I notice that Mr. Hovey says that the blue Salvia splendensis truly blue, and that it originated with him, while Mr. Henderson, page 42, Feb. Monthly says that it is " a coarse growing weed-like plant, far from splendid." It may be possible that Mr. Henderson has got the wrong plant. Let us hear from some of your readers. Will some of the readers please give me a description of Salvia Heeri?
Report on new fruits examined during the session of the American Pomological Society at Rochester, N. Y., September 18th and 19th, 1879.
From David Rogers, Wheatland, N. Y. Very large, yellow, resembles Crawford's Late.
From J. H. Ricketts, Newburg, N. Y. Large, white with red cheek, very juicy sub acid, very good.
From George C. Swan, San Diego, California. Specimens very large and of fine appearance, and said to contain 65° of citric acid. The Committee not having any means to test these fruits, can only commend the sender for his interest manifested in the progress of horticultural products.
Ellwanger & Barry's 'Catalogue contains a beautiful colored plate of this variety.
At a recent meeting of the Texas Pomological Society, Mr. Nimon read a very instructive paper upon the subject of peach-budding, giving the results of an experience of fifteen years. Mr. Nimon's report is decidedly in favor of June budding and upon stocks of the present year's growth. He reported having budded last season fourteen hundred stocks dn June, with little if any loss and twenty-five hundred stocks in August with a loss of about 80 per cent.