Massachusetts Apples

The Baldwin, Roxbury Russet and Hubbartson Nonesuch, are among the most profitable Massachusetts Apples.

Seckel Pear

A correspondent of the London Journal of Horticulture notes that Dr. Hosack, the noted New York botanist, in a lecture before the New York Horticultural Society in 1819, re marks that "the Syckle Pear has been some time in cultivation, and has all the characteristics of a new variety".

Quince Culture

At the Gettysburg meeting of the Pennsylvania State Horticultural Association, it came out in the discussion that Quince of almost all fruits was greedy for manure. It is useless to attempt to get profitable Quince crops from poor ground.

Sulphur For Fungus

We often have letters about fungus attacks. It should be generally known that powdered sulphur - *' flour of sulphur " - is generally successful in destroying all of these minute vegetable organisms.

End Of A Historic Elm

"The Parson's Elm," the largest and handsomest tree in Enfield, Connecticut, dating back beyond the memory of living man, was laid low last year by its owner to get thirty-five cords of fire-wood out of it.

Though one cannot dispute the right of an owner to do what he likes with his own, it is to be regretted that these monuments of the past should one by one disappear.

Barren Gingko Trees

Professor G. G. Groff, Lewisburgh, Pa., says : "We have two large Gingko trees in Lewisburgh, but they have not yet blossomed. I think they are about twenty years old, and say twenty-five feet high".


The Country Gentleman correctly notes that the name of this peach is in one word and not in two, as in the incorrect Old Mixon. We are all of us liable to fall into bad habits for want of thought. For instance, most of us say "fungoid plants" and all sorts of things "fungoid," when we actually mean a fungus and not something like one. For this correction we are indebted to the kindness of Prof. C. V. Riley.

The Hallidays Of Baltimore

The elder Halliday was, in the height of his strength, one of the foremost in giving Baltimore its great reputation as a centre of floriculture. It must be a great pleasure in his old days to find his son working with such great energy in the path he himself so much loves. The business of young Mr. Halliday is growing to be something enormous, and his name in connection with flowers already taking a world-wide range.