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.
This is largely grown by Mr. Wills for decorative purposes. The plants, which are chiefly imported ones, are grown in a moist, warm temperature near the glass, and thus treated they make handsome bushy plants loaded with large trusses of snowy blossoms. This white variety appears to flower more freely than the rose-colored kind, and its blossoms in a cut state are much more valuable. - Garden.
This is known to florists as Parlor Ivy; the new one S. macroglossum is known in England as Cape Ivy.
Mr. S. S. Price of Philadelphia, has had wonderful success in growing this plant. His plants have flowered three times this season, and about the end of November he had at one time three hundred blooms open.
We noticed some time ago that from the description in the English papers, this variety must have the merit of novelty over many new forms. By the kindness of the Bellevue Nursery in Paterson 1ST. J., we have the opportunity of giving our readers a representation of the plant itself, which fully bears out the good opinion we formed of it.
At the last meeting of the Germantown Horticultural Society, Messrs. Miller & Hayes exhibited a specimen of this new Cuphea. It proves to be a very good addition to this interesting class of Winter blooming plants.
Besides the novelty of the species, the plant was remarkably well grown, being about eighteen inches every way. It is a strong grower, and will make good specimen plants.
A. A. B.,Coburg, Ont., Canada, says: " I notice a letter in July number of Gar-DENER'S Monthly, from Dr. W. F. C, as to remedy of mealy bug. What proportions of Hellebore and whale oil soap he would mix, he does not say. It would gratify me, and I have no doubt many others,to know the quantities to mix".
Parker Earle, of Cobden, Illinois, has twenty-five acres of Raspberries grown for market purposes. He grows the Turner. It is pronounced a profitable garden.
Dr. Warder thinks this likely to supercede the Wilson's Albany as the standard Strawberry. Mr. Leo Weltz says the crop is generally half gathered by the time the Albany commences to ripen.
A correspondent of the Massachusetts Ploughman, calls attention to an aged Apple tree standing in the town of Weathersfield, Conn. - an English Pearmain-brought from England by Wm. Tryan, and planted on his (then) farm. It measures, one foot from the ground, ten feet and eleven inches in circumference. It yielded fruit, according to tradition for nearly a century before the revolution. It is in a good bearing condition, having borne excellent fruit the past year.