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.
The man who professes to have found the relics of this long lost explorer, asks of the English Government $30,000 for what he has found. Under the advice of Baron Von Mueller, he has been informed that undoubted authenticity alone, will induce the Government to consider the proposal.
Dominy who was for so many years foreman to Veitch, has retired from age. He was the first to raise orchids very well from seeds, and to reduce their hybridization to good practical results. On his retirement a number of orchid growers in England, who had derived pleasure from his beautiful creations among these pretty flowers, made up a purse of over $1,000, which was recently ' presented to him.
John Forrest is the name of the most popular Australian explorer just now. He has recently been elected a Fellow of the London Linnean Society.
Robert Carey, the florist and hot-house grape grower, whose mysterious disappearance led to a paragraph in our magazine recently, is believed to have been murdered and thrown in the Delaware river, where his body was found, partly decomposed, in the early part of March. It adds one more to the numberless mysteries of great cities.
It is said that Col. Colt removed some elm trees four feet in diameter, and at a cost of $1,000 per tree. Do any of our readers know anything of this, and what came of the experiment? Perhaps ten years ago the editor visited these gardens, but had not this exploit brought to his attention.
The writer had to express his surprise in these pages, after a visit to this celebrated Virginia summer resort in 1879, that in so cultured a place gardening should be so wholly ignored. It is a pleasure now to note that the management has become alive to the delinquency, and that the grounds are to be brought up to the floral demands of the age.
"R. B. D.," Edenton, N. C, says : " I send you the first ' quadruple' hyacinth I ever saw, thinking it may be a sight even to you. The Gardener's Monthly is always interesting".
[This spike had the usual double flower in twin sets, and presented a very grand appearance. - Ed. G. M].