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 third annual meeting was held in Chicago on September 6th. The meeting being called when everybody is at home at local shows or fruit gathering, was not well attended. It was decided not to have the next meeting till January, when it will be held in New Orleans.
This is regarded in England as one of the best of the Tea Roses for winter flowering. It is rose-pink in color.
Colonel M. P. Wilder has a Cedar of Lebanon on his grounds at Dorchester, near Boston, which is probably the only living specimen in New England.
M. Jean Sisley says in the Revue Horticole, that this variety, which was withdrawn from the trade last year, as our readers will remember, in order to test its reported relationship with Pearl, is to be brought out in France the approaching season.
Again we may call our readers' attention to this dwarf shrub - quite unique in the autumn by its numerous violet berries. Besides, it is a pretty bush and the July flowers, though small, are attractive.
Mr. Maries says in the Garden: " Narcissi are slit down the sides in three or four places, are grown in saucers of gravel and water, and I have never seen finer flowers. The Chinaman calls it the 'New Year Flower;' the more spikes on a single bulb the better his chance of success during the year, or, as he says, 'plenty flower, plenty pigen.'"
This is a striped rose, raised as a sport from another, and like all sports of this character is liable to become self-colored at times. This tendency to reversion is an objection ; but where it continues to maintain its character it is much prized. When in the bud it is very beautiful.
Improved Fox Gloves are among the latest of European floral popularities.
Mr. Charles Freundsays: "The oak-leaved Mountain Ash, which your correspondent, Mr. Robert Douglas, speaks of, is a seedling and originated with a then well-known nurseryman, Mr. P. H. Gump-per, of Stuttgart, Germany. It flowered first about 1854. Mr. Gumpper had it lithographed, flower and leaf, and published in several of the leading horticultural journals. About that time Mr. G. sent a number of young trees to the Messrs. Ellwanger & Barry, of Rochester, N. Y".
Graperies are becoming more common in the West than they were, notwithstanding the old-time fear that the improve-ment in the native grape would in time render the culture of the foreign under glass superfluous. At Adrian, Michigan, Mr. Sigler grows them very successfully; white Hamburg and Tokay doing very well with him.