This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V20", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
By Isaac Tillinghast, Factoryville, Pa. Published by the author. This is a neatly bound little book of about 100 pages, which expresses its full measure of usefulness in its full title. We have seen few works of its class likely to be more useful to those it is intended to serve.
By Edward Morren Liege, Belgium. This, which is a list of botanists, botanic gardens and nurseries throughout the world, has been found so useful that the fifth edition is here called for.
This well known and useful society seems in a prosperous condition. Its last report tells us that "during no preceding year have our meetings been so uniformly well attended as during the one just closing, and at no former time have our discussions been participated in by a larger number of people, imparting thereby unusual interest to our proceedings, both verbal and printed".
This is the common name of the Coltsfoot, which it appears is now grown for winter flowers in England.
The Japan Primrose, Primula japonica, introduced some years ago by Mr. Win. Bull through Mr. Fortune, has hitherto resisted all attempts to break it up into varieties. Now a rosy crimson is figured in the Belgian Horticultural Review. Two pretty varieties, one a mottled, of Primula cortusoides, are also figured.
This, Campanula , speculum of old authors, has been produced in Europe with double flowers. It is said they come true from seed.
Mr. John Saul has issued a plate of this variety, which originated in his own establishment. The writer of this had the opportunity of seeing the best of the new ones, in the leading establishments of England, last year - some of which are not sent out yet - and he can say that Mr. John Saul's is equal to the best of any of these prospective new ones.
We have used lime on our apple orchards for a, number of years, and consider it beneficial in moderate quantities, say twenty bushels to the acre. We have an old orchard that has borne heavy crops for several years, that we have limed wth good results.
I have fruited this apple on two trees, one a seedling tree grafted at the crown with the Chenengo, the other top grafted on a young tree. Both have borne three or four years. Fruit of good size. Tree an early and profuse bearer. Fruit rots before ripening, and must be gathered before it colors, as it specks before it ripens. Not worth cultivating where there are so many better apples.