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.
(W.) We are pleased that your attention has been drawn to this beautiful shrub. It flowers from July to September, when other bloom is scarce. It thrives best in a peat soil rather moist, but will also grow in deep, moist sand. No fast growing roots should be allowed near it, or they will overpower those of the Stuartia. In general, being a swamp plant, it may hare partial shade. It looks best trained up to a single stem, so as to form a small tree. Both this shrub and the Gordonia are allied to the Camellia.
J. Jay Smith, Esq. - Sir: I notice your remarks with regard to the advertising sheets of the Horticulturist. The advertisements have always been of interest to me as an amateur, and are always read first, to see what is new; and from the first, I have had the advertise. merits bound in the volume, put together in the last part of the volume. I would suggest this, as I do not know of its being practised, except by a few to whom I suggested it.
Fletcher Williams, Norwich, Wayne County, New York, Perdita, in the Winter's Tale, and the Clown, in All's Well that Ends Well, allude to the same name for Rue, the clown making a neat pun upon it. The Rue is by no means a homely shrub, having a profusion of fine dark yellow flowers, constantly renewed. It has been employed for bordering flower beds, and as a garden hedge.