This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V23", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
Read Senecio pulcher instead of " pulched," as printed on page 166.
It seems but as yesterday that Denver was a desert waste. But the evidences of high civilization crowd before us. Here is Mrs. Witter's Catalogue of the "Denver Floral Gardens" - "floral ornaments and designs of the choicest flowers" being among the specialties. It is not much over ten years ago when the writer of this was regarded as over-nice in his adornments, because of the appearance of his "biled shirt."
The paragraph recently inserted in the Gardener's Monthly was discussed at a recent meeting of the Montgomery County, 0., Horticultural Society. The conclusion seemed to be that the State law is broad enough to cover the whole ground, and all that is lacking, is simply the necessary nerve to enforce it, which the unofficial citizen can do if he wants to.
This differs from the last in the arrangement of the branches and leaves, which are disposed in a flat frond-like manner, bearing some resemblance to that beautiful Chilian shrub Azara microphylla. It is also of much smaller growth than C. buxifolia, being in that respect intermediate between that species and the following.
This is altogether a charming little shrub, very suitable for rockwork, a character that is also shared by a still smaller variety, viz., C. microphylla thymifolia, while in C. microphylla congesta we have quite a creeping plant, attaining at most a height of a few inches, yet covering a good-sized space of ground. There are many others named as belonging to this section of Cotoneasters in catalogues, but they are not sufficiently distinct to deserve attention. - Garden.
Miss M. M. B. R., Washington, N. C., sends a collection of flowers. The petals had all fallen, but were fresh, and with the blue, white, yellow and other shades, showed how pretty had been the mixture. The Columbine hybridizes readily, and many pretty forms may be obtained. Sometimes new forms come from garden seed without any aid from the human hand, and it is believed from crossing the species through insect aid.
J. P., College Hill, 0. The specimen sent is Halesia tetraptera, generally called the Snow-drop tree, and sometimes Silver-bell tree. It is one of our most beautiful large shrubs or dwarf trees, and is much appreciated for its early flowering character.