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.
This is the name of the plant sent to us by A. B. C, Lebanon, Pa. It is an edible fungus, and highly prized in some parts of the world.
In botanical works it is noted that this pretty species of wind-flower, so well known for its white or rosy flowers in the woods of the Atlantic States, sometimes has purple flowers in Oregon. Mrs F. E. B. treats us to a pretty dried specimen of this color found at La Center, Washington Territory.
The four sons of Mr. Vick have arranged to continue the business of their father and under their father's name. They have the good wishes of the whole community.
We learned at Rochester that this very beautiful monthly publication has again changed hands. C. L. Allen has become the editor, and the many who know of his intelligent love of plants and flowers, and his excellent editorial abilities, will look for a wide field of usefulness by his connection with the magazine.
This was the great sensation among the roses exhibited at the June meeting of the Germantown Horticultural Society. It was a sort of salmon pink in color, four inches across, and as "double as a rose".
In a garden in Pittsburg recently we saw a plant of Datura arborea, which must have been eight feet high, and it had what seemed to be hundreds of its large trumpet-shaped, sweet white flowers. The plant does not stand frost, but it is very easily preserved during the winter in a cellar. It is related to the common Jamestown or "Jimson" weed, which is well known as a troublesome annual in cultivated ground.
Mr. Yeomans, of Walworth, N. Y., attributes much of his great success in orcharding to the employment of shelter belts of evergreens and other trees.
This was found in a wood at Fulton, Illinois. It is claimed for it that though not a large fruit, it succeeds in places where the larger fruited kinds fail, and that it is an early ripener and of good quality.
This new candidate for popular favor commenced ripening on the grounds of Mr. John Churchman, of Burlington, N. J., on the 30th of June. From accounts we hear of it, we believe it to be a very fine variety.