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.
Mr. C. M. Hovey, in a remarkably interesting supplement to Mr. Ellwanger's history of American Roses, says that Cornelia Koch is the correct orthography of this rose. It is pronounced Cook, and hence is often written erroneously Cornelia Cook. It was raised by Mr. Koch, florist of Baltimore, about 1857, from Devoniensis.
The Sunflower as a single specimen is too coarse to be beautiful, but a dozen seeds sown in one spot make a bunch which is not over coarse, and if not sown till the middle of May, will give a mass of moderate sized flowers in the autumn that any lover of an attractive autumn garden will be proud of.
Mr. W. F. Heins, Paterson, New Jersey, sends a photograph of a Silver Variegated Ailanthus. It will be pretty if constant.
There are few more useful garden ornaments than the Virginia Creeper. We are reminded by a note from a correspondent, that like all things else, it varies from seed, and, if observers would look closely at wild forms, some good varieties worthy of culture might be discovered.
S., Danville, Pa, writes: " Will you inform me through the magazine, whether salt is practically available for destroying grass on the sides of roads and in the paths, etc.?"
[Salt is a very good thing for destroying weeds on walks, noting that the drainage does not overflow and destroy plants near by. - Ed. G. M].
I have read Mr. Pearsons' account of his Mare-schal Niel Rose in the Gardener's Monthly. It was very good. I have a Mareschal Niel Rose growing in a greenhouse, where I raise my bedding plants. It is 45 feet long, and the roof is wired, the same as a grapery, and the Mareschal Neil trained on to it; it covers the entire roof. I have at several times cut three hundred roses off it at one time and over four thousand in one year.
The newspapers describing the President's western trip, all refer to the remarkably beautiful floral decorations of the parlors of the Walker House, in which the President was received by the citizens of Salt Lake City. The Salt Lake Herald says these beautiful decorations were under the direction of Mr. John Reading, florist, of that city.
"Rosy Posey," referring to the article of W. E. Meehan, on cut flowers, suggests a doubt as to this variety being a hybrid tea.