This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V18", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
The first volume is now ready, and may be had for $6 of Mr. Sereno Watson, Cambridge, Mass. The proceeds are to bring out the second and concluding volume.
A circular announces that Mr. Williams, formerly editor of the Horticulturist, will soon have a Pacific guide book ready for the press.
One of the neatest of trellises for training strong growing vines on, we saw last summer in the yard of Mr. Isaac Burk, of Philadelphia, made of Rattan.
So far as we know this has quite disappeared from our vicinity during the past few years, through the operations of a fungus that destroys the leaves. If any of our friends have any this summer with diseased leaves, we should be glad of some specimens for examination.
We were astonished recently to meet with a specimen of this popular greenhouse leaf plant which had stood the severe winter unharmed.
The head-quarters of the Jockey club, at New Orleans, was a private residence before the war, and is one of the most beautiful and tasteful buildings in the vicinity of the city. The gardens are very elaborate. The main path to the garden is lined by two long rows of orange trees, forming a beautiful avenue.
This is becoming rather common now, but there are few things more beautiful as a leaf plant. It does well in windows, and is very tractable in many respects.
One of the best methods of restoring to health sickly Camellias, is to cut them in severely, and plant in the open ground. They will push into new growth of an excellent character. They must be put into pots again in September. They can be set out in the full sun.
An admirable and exhaustive paper appears in the recently published transactions of the Albany Institute of New York, by Professor Peck on the Black Spruce. Not only are its botanical relations considered, but its history as a timber tree, and its position in American Forestry are very fully treated of.
English writers, and they are followed by some in this country, speak of this as the "Black Italian Poplar." There are two very distinct species. Both are cultivated in leading American nurseries.
We found an article on our table, simply signed "W. H. Bailey," and having Mr. Bailey, of Providence, in our mind, so made it. It will appear from the following note that it was not that Mr. Bailey:
" I regretted to see that you printed over my article in the Monthly my address as Providence, R. I. Now, though I feel every confidence in all the works of Providence, I am satisfied I must work out my own salvacion here at Plattsburgh, N. Y., where I am growing plants and seeds. I mention this matter, as many of my friends and customers may notice the address given and think that I have changed my location. If the same could be corrected in your next issue I would esteem it a favor. Very truly yours,
W. H. Bailey."