This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V24", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
By Prof. George G. Groff, Lewisburg, Pa.
This is a cheap book of blanks, which are arranged as charts for students of botany. The student examines a plant, and fills in the blank spaces what he finds in the examination. They are capital aids in botanical studies.
The Secretary, Dr. W. J. Beal, with that prompt energy for which he is noted, deserves much credit for the completion of his task so early in the season. Mr. Barry's work in preparing the catalogue has been onerous and is deserving of all praise. Besides being one of the most prompt in appearance, it is one of the most valuable of the series.
It is very interesting to note by this "programme" in what estimation the Camellia is still held in Italy. There are ten different classes or sections for them, with from two to three premiums (all medals) in each. In fact there are twenty-five premiums for Camellias alone.
Mr. Halliday believes the Duke of Connaught will supersede Jacqueminot; it is more double, far more fioriferous; its flower is large, of a fine bright red, and its buds long and well-shaped. For forcing, or out-door cultivation, it is a great acquisition. The Pearl is another of this class, not so large a rose, but of a beautiful flesh tint, admirably adapted for winter bouquets. The French rose known as Perle des Jardins being probably referred to.
"C," Boston, Mass, says: "I send yon by mail a copy of the Boston Traveller, wherein a notice is inserted of certain floral designs originated by me. If you would make some comment in your journal about the same, I would be most thankful to you".
[This Boston Traveller wandered in a wrong direction. It did not come before us. We refer to the note to say the editor regards it as his duty to the readers to keep them informed of anything novel, at all times. - Ed. G. M].
So much interest has been developed in the matter of steam heating for greenhouses, that we have been led to defer some valuable papers on other subjects from esteemed correspondents, which will, however, soon appear.
E. C. Hames writes: "I send by this mail a new Carnation ; a sport from the well-known variety named ' Beauty.' In color it resembles Firebrand, but is not so in tense or glaring. I send also one of Beauty, showing the difference".
[And we may add that it is far superior to the original. - Ed. G. M].