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.
Our contributors are rallying in force. The splendid articles we make space for this month, are but part of more on hand yet to come. For the coining year, we aim to make the Horticulturist more practical and interesting than ever. Ask questions and we will answer them.
We are indebted to the author for a copy of the new edition of this work, which, we regret to say, we have not yet found time to examine, except to see that it contains much new matter. We shall allude to it again. It may be had of C. M. Saxton, 25 Park Row, New York. Price 50 cents.
We learn that Mr. Bright has in press a new edition of his work on the grape, which will contain some forty pages of additional matter, developing some new views on his favorite subject. We shall look for it with much interest It will be for sale by Saxton & Barker, 25 Park Row, New York.
One of the good effects of the recent successful exhibition' of the Brooklyn Horticultural Society has been the inauguration of a Horticultural Society at New Brighton, Staten Island. For this we are mainly indebted to the exertions of Mr. Ripley, and a few others whose names we can not recall. In about two weeks from the time the subject was started, a very interesting exhibition was held, which passed off pleasantly and successfully. We went down and helped them in a small measure, but were compelled to leave before the close. Messrs. Ripley, Chorlton, Egan, Decker, and others, took a prominent part in the exhibition, at the close of which officers were elected, and the New Brighton Horticultural Society took its place among the institutions of the day. As soon as we can procure an official list, we shall give a list of the prizes, officers, etc., and the details of the exhibition.
A society under this name was organized in London, on the 10th of July last. Our friend Thos. Rivers, Esq., presided on the occasion. Its name and purposes are announced as follows:
"1. That a Society shall be established, to be called the British Pomologies! Society.
"2. That the Society shall have for its object the promotion generally of Fruit Culture in the British dominions. That it shall especially direct attention to the production of new varieties of Fruit, examining and reporting on their merits, and endeavoring to classify the Fruits of Great Britain, the European continent, and America".
A pretty wide field that, friend RiveRs. Ton sometimes accuse us on this side the water of being somewhat extravagant in our enterprizes, but we have never ventured on any thing like this. "Great Britain, the European continent, and America"! Go ahead.
The broad-leaved or long-leaved Japan yew is not hardy in all parts of the North-tern and Middle States when fully exposed; but there are many locations in almost every place of any considerable extent where groups of shrub evergreens are wanted, and where considerable shelter may be afforded; in all such, and in some ections, as around New York, southern New Jersey, and on south and west, it is a very desirable variety to plant. The tree is erect, compact, with a rich dark green broad leaf, distinct and beautiful. There are a number of varieties, but the japonica and taxifolia are probably the hardiest. Any good loamy soil suits it.