This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V21", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
J. C. C., Burlington, N. J., writes that he has a new raspberry, a seedling which he has tested four or five years, and which he is now satisfied is worthy of being better known.
Specimens of this sent us by Mr. Foster prove it to be a very good berry and to have a good habit of growth.. A great number have been sent out at high prices and high recommendations no better than this. In these fruits, however, it is hard to form a correct estimate of character, as this depends so much on contingencies.
S. F. T., Saratoga Springs, N. Y., writes : "Average temperature for May 67°, with three frosts at the end".
It is a pleasure to note that Prof. E. W. Hilgard in the California Horticulturist takes ground against the miserable weedy concerns once known as " Botanic Gardens," and makes a convincing plea for the combination of beauty with science in these establishments.
Among the plants collected by Dr. Bessels on his Polar voyage we noted as among the most northern of the plants he collected a small dwarf Poppy, Papaver nudicaule and a minature Dandelion. The Poppy has been found beyond the eighty-third parallel of latitude, and is believed to be the most northern species hitherto found. It has yellow flowers, and is quite large and showy for so small a plant.
It is a pleasing task to transfer to Notes and Queries the following well expressed thoughts from a late Saturday Review:
This gentleman whose horticultural taste is not far behind his literary reputation, and whose beautiful grounds at Glen-cove, afford a fine specimen of good gardening, has gone for a brief period of rest and recreation on a visit to Europe. Our readers have had the benefit of occasional notes from his experience, and may hope for further favors on his return.
Death has been particularly busy among European botanists and horticulturists lately. Among the recently deceased is Noel Humphreys, well known as a horticultural artist. Many of the illustrations in the works of the Loudons were from his pencil. He was seventy-two at the time of his death.