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.
Some doubts as to the value of rings in tree growths as usually understood are lost by experiments in South Wales. The rings counted on a tree known to have been planted eighteen years previously, were found to be thirty-six in number, or two for every year.
The Leadville Herald reports the finding of a veritable glacier within twenty-five miles of the town, in an unfrequented and heretofore un-visited gulch. What must they find next?
One likes to pick up novelties. In the very good book Lang's Cyprus, we find that " When it is desired to hatch the silk worm's eggs, the women of Cyprus wear the cloth upon which the eggs have been laid round their waists, and cause them to hatch by the heat of the body." There was a newspaper story going the rounds not many years ago, that a man had hatched a duck by wearing the egg under his arm for the short space of a month or so.
In Physiographia will be found the true theory of springs, alone worth the cost of" the volume.
As we go to press we have a note from Mr. Barry, in explanation of the points criticised by Mr. Downing, which shall appear next month.
The London Garden states that the late David Landreth was " the chief officer of the agricultural section of the great Philadelphia exposition:" in which are two errors worth correcting. First, it was the International Centennial Exhibition of which Mr. Landreth managed the Agricultural Department, - and secondly, the Mr. Landreth who managed so admirably that department, was Mr. Burnet Landreth, and not Mr. David Landreth whose death we now deplore.
These Nashville nurseries, one of the most famous and thoroughly reliable in the South, will in future be known as the Rosebank Nursery Co., instead of Truett & Morgan. Mr. Morgan retires, but with some new elements, Mr. Truett, Mr. Webber, and the old management remains.
The prize offered by the Massachusetts Horticultural Society, was obtained by Samuel Parsons, Jr.
Among the numerous chapters of especial importance to horticulturists is one on Plum Culture, by Mr. D. W. Kauffman, who by trying Windoe's plan of coal-tar smoking three times a week for six weeks, had 30 bushels of plums from 45 trees.
Transactions of the Iowa Horticultural Society, from J. L. Budd, Ames, Iowa, received with thanks.