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.
A society has recently been chartered in Richmond, Virginia, for the study of natural science. The charter authorizes the society to hold property to the amount of $25,000. Membership is ten dollars each. This will probably prove an eminent body.
It flourishes in Australia where there is little rain, and is a favorite with cattle. Botanically it is called Pentzia virgata. It is a composite plant, and closely allied to the chrysanthemum.
At the suggestion of the late Miss Nillson, a mulberry (which we believe she herself intended at some time to plant) has been set near the beautiful statue of Shakespeare in Tower Grove Park. By the kind invitation of the park controller, two specimens of Abies Nordmanniana were planted on the 19th of November on the same grounds, one by Mr. Hoole an English gentleman visiting this country, the other by the editor of this magazine.
A firm in England advertise that they are "bouquetists to the Queen and the members of the Royal family." It is to be hoped their tastes are equal to the honor. The writer of this once saw a sign board in Richmond, near London, that the proprietor was "Purveyor of asses milk" to the same Royal personages.
We always expect to hear of burnt greenhouses after every extra cold spell of weather, but so far only the loss of the fine range of Judge Packer, at Mauch Chunk, has been heard of.
This admirable volume may be had by public libraries at the same price as furnished to members; and for a trifle more - three dollars - it will be sold to anybody. Apply to R. Manning, Secretary, Boston.
From T. L. Kinsey, Sec, Savannah. This interesting volume adds to its usual value, by a catalogue of fruits adapted to the State.
The Botanical Index, by Mr. L. B. Case, of Richmond, Indiana, started as a trade catalogue, but it has taken such high rank as a serial by reason of its accurate and original papers on flowers, that the best magazines need not blush to receive it as a brother. It is published quarterly at the nominal price of 50 cents a year.
B. inquires: - "Are the Eulalias (Japonica and Zebrina) hardy? And the same with regard to, Arundo donax variegata, and Hydrangeas Thomas Hogg and Stellata proli-fera?"
[They have been in past mild winters, hardy in these parts, - Thomas Hogg dying to the ground and not flowering in consequence - but we must wait till this winter is over before we say more about them. - Ed. G. M.]