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.
A small quiet nook nestled among trees, and carpeted with green around. And there a brook should murmur, with a voice of out-door happiness, and a little garden brimming over with flowers should mark the days and weeks and months with bud and blossom; and the worst injuries of time be fallen leaves. And then; health in balm should come about my path, and my mind be as a part of every fragrant thing that shone and grew around me. - Douglas Jerrold.
Q. Duohesse d'Angouleme.
Q. Beurre d'Anjou.
P. Flemish Beauty.
Q. Kirtland's Seckle.
Q. B. Superfin.
Q. B. Diel.
Q. Louise Bonne. q. p, B. Clairgeau. q. Buffum. q. B. Hardy. p. Church. p, Huntington. q. B. Langelier. p. B. Boso. p, Sheldon, p. Heathcott. p. Washington. p. Abbott. p. Ontario.
To which can be added: p. Kingsessing. p. Doyenne Boursoc. p. Onondaga. p. Chancellor.
We have been not a little surprised at the statements made by some of the Western growers of the value of autumn-bearing raspberries. Our own experience has been rather to condemn than praise them; for even if a moderate crop is produced there is no demand for them - they are out of season, and not desirable - will not sell, and our children would rather have peaches or pears - in fact, do not care for the raspberries.
The Logan Grape we have examined this season in connection with the Hartford Prolific, in clay and sandy gravelly soils, and while it colors a little sooner than the Hartford, it does not form as good bunches, nor does it really ripen any earlier, and in quality it is not equal, so that we believe it a variety to be cast aside.
"Fine and hardy top-worked." This variety with me (root grafted) is only half hardy.
Well known and highly approved in all parts of the State, Keeps best and has best flavor at the north, but is largest at the south. Recommended with one dissent.
A point now well settled is, we think, an admirable one for both cultivators and the trade, i. e., the fall is the best time for tree planting. If for no other consideration than that of plenty of time for careful handling, we would esteem it a point well worth gaining. The spring often opens in a hurry, the nurseryman is often caught, and cannot hurry trees off fast enough ; and some one is always behindhand with his order till the last moment, and then growls because his trees are started and putting forth leaves before he gets his order filled. Order early in the fall and plant when you have an abundance of time.
Plow double furrows six feet apart, drop the roots or tips every three or four feet apart, and apply to each hill a good shovelful of manure. No fruit can be expected the next year worthy to be called a crop; even the second year it will be but one-half or two-thirds of a full crop. In the third year the bed will be in prime order for heavy successive crops. If the soil is in a cold climate, it would be well to mulch the plant each winter, and in summer, if dry, do the same when fruit is ripening.