This section is from "The Horticulturist, And Journal Of Rural Art And Rural Taste", by P. Barry, A. J. Downing, J. Jay Smith, Peter B. Mead, F. W. Woodward, Henry T. Williams. Also available from Amazon: Horticulturist and Journal of Rural Art and Rural Taste.
From Geo. Leslie, Toronto, C. W., seedling Cinerarias. Beauty of Toronto - white center, purple edge. Blue Bonnet (Kennedy) - dark blue, large, but a loose, open, imperfect flower; the color alone is good. Lesliana - white center and crimson on edge; good color, but the petals are narrow and shape very poor. Canada West (Kennedy) - white, with a light edging of lilac; delicate and pretty, but wanting character and distinctness. In the collection of unnamed seedlings examined last month, there were some half a dozen better than any of the present lot.
Seedling Calceolaries - all pretty, but none of them remarkable. No. 1 is large and colors good; but among hundreds of seedlings which we have seen in bloom this spring, we have found no new colors nor combinations. Deep or light yellow, or cream, with a light or heavy marbling of light red, dark red or maroon. The various combinations of these colors, however, are very interesting.
We are indebted to J. J. H. Gregory, the extensive seed grower and dealer of Mar-blehead, Mass., for a collection of garden seeds, many of them varieties of late introduction. They will all receive the best of care, and we hope to give a good report of them next fall.
Also to Messrs. Washburn & Co., Boston, for a package of seed of the new Russian sunflower.
Our thanks are due to John Saul, Esq., of Washington, D. C, for a fine collection of the new Zonale and Nosegay Geraniums; also varieties with variegated leaves, among which "Mrs. Pollock," with splendid foliage of green, crimson, and yellow; Golden Nugget, with bright yellow leaves of large size; and Scepter d'Or, with golden, yellow leaves, marked with a bronze red zone, are the most worthy of notice. We shall report upon them all in the fall.
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John Edgerton, Esq., of Vinewood Nursery, Coal Creek, Iowa, sends us tomato seeds, which he describes as having spotted markings, and therefore a curiosity. They are in our amateur friend's hands, and will be duly reported upon.
We are indebted to J. S. Downer, Esq., of Fairview, Todd County, Ky., for seeds of the Downer water-melon. In speaking of it, Mr. D. says he received the variety thirty-two years since from Louisiana, and has since kept it pure. It has a remarkably thin rind, a rich and sweet flesh, and weighing fifty pounds and upward each. We have passed the seed into careful hands, and hope in due time to hear how it succeeds at the North.
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Our thanks are due to F. P. Vergon, of Delaware, Ohio, for a box of Delaware grapes, ripe and fine, and received in good condition September 10th. Also to E. J. Keeley, Esq., Paramus, N. J., for fine specimens of Concord and Delaware grapes.
By reference to a notice in our advertising columns, it will be seen that the firm of G. E. & F. W. Woodward is dissolved by mutual consent. F. W. Woodward, who has had the charge of the editorial and publishing department of the Horticulturist, will continue the same, as well as the publication of Agricultural and Horticultural books, and the business of the late firm, at 37 Park Row.
G. E. Woodward will practice his profession as Architect and Civil Engineer, and will publish the Architectural books of the late firm at 191 Broadway, N. York
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Also to Peter Henderson, Esq., of 67 Nassau Street, for like favors.