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.
Mr. George Henderson, Rye, New York, writes that this disease does not occur when cabbage plants are set out on ground where onions have grown the year before. An emulsion of kerosene with common soap and water he also finds a sure protection from the cabbage worm. This was also Professor Riley's statement before the American Pomological Society, who also exhibited a machine for discharging the spray.
A lady writing from Washoe Valley, Nev., says the wormy apple has come into existence there. In localities where the insect has not got much of a foothold, we should think care in collecting the wormy apples before the insects get out to undergo transformation would keep them down. It is just one of those cases when a "stitch in time saves nine".
A correspondent believes that the few catalpas the editor saw in Dakota, growing from the previous spring's planting, could not possibly survive such a winter as we have experienced, and fears it will not be safe to recommend it as a timber tree in that State.
America suffers from forest fires, but other countries have their troubles. The past autumn 10,000 Norway spruces are said to have been destroyed by a hurricane on the Kinmount estate in Scotland.
A young man from New Jersey has recently called my attention to the fact that shore ice (and possibly, also, ground ice) has acted in transporting the oyster. He told me that he has known considerable damage done to the cultivated beds in this way. Lewisburg, Pa.
The Ornithologists' Union, Locust Grove, New York, intend to get observers over the whole United States, from Alaska to Florida, in order to discover all that is known about the migration of American birds. Circulars can be had of C. Hart Merriam, as above. This is a good chance for ornithologists everywhere to make themselves useful.
We have some correspondence about the existence of the true white spruce - Abies nigra we suppose to be the one intended - in Colorado. One correspondent would like to know if Mr. Douglas or others saw the cones and are sure of the species? Mr. Douglas, is a nurseryman of large experience, and only on the fact that even botanists often mistake species of coniferse, we should say he must be right.
The Secretary of the New York Horticultural Society compares the cut flower exhibition, its enormous cost, and the momentary pleasure it gave to the sightseer, with the effect produced on the public mind by the chrysanthemum show, and much to the advantage of the latter.