This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V26", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
Jonathan Primrose: No.2. Jasminum nudiflorum, the extra early Japan Jasmine, and not the " Carolina Jasmine," which is Gelsemium nitidum.
No. 1. Genista Canadensis, a very beautiful winter flowering plant of easy culture.
No. 3. A leaf only - apparently of Inga pulcher-rima - a plant nearly allied to the Acacia, as our correspondent suggests.
"J. B.," Allegheny, Pa., writes: "I enclose samples of shrubs. Will you please name for me in September number of Gardeners' Monthly? No. 6 blooms in June and July double aster-like flowers of about size and:olor (a little deeper) of a dandelion. No. 7 has a very handsome deep rose-colored bloom, similar in appearance to No. 4. I also enclose a flower growing wild in our neighborhood; is it indigenous? It is very free and showy and worthy of cultivation. I also send a freak from Cornelia Cook rose, taken from an apparently healthy plant in field. Are these fascicled buds (such I presume they are termed) due to a check in growth of plant, or is it caused by excessive vigor? Have seen somewhat similar cases among fuchsias and dahlias. Is it at all probable that the buds would have developed further, say by forming flower stalks, etc., as noted in case of geraniums in July number of Monthly? The latter occurrence I have noticed very frequently among single geraniums, particularly Master Christine. Please excuse number of questions".
[1, Spiraea tomentosa; 3, S. salicifolia; 4, S. ulmaria, double; 5, S. callosa; 7, apparently leaf of S. sorbifolia. The little flower is Sida spinosa. 6 appears to be a fragment of the leaf of a Cor-chorus. The rose is very curious - a number of well-formed buds being mixed up among the petals of another. - Ed. G. M].