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.
An Knglish gardener writes on this subject that, "just as the buds were swelling, he pulled up an old rose bush, cut off some of the strongest roots and grafted them with La Reine and other good sorts, potted them in small pots, leaving a couple of buds above the soil, and placed the pots in a close cold pit. All, or mostly all, are now nice flowering plants, and the pots full of roots. I am not aware that this successful mode of propagating is at all generally practised. Every cutting of new roses might thus be grafted, and with a better chance of success, apparently, than making cuttings".
A. correspondent of the Maine Farmer states that " our orchards near the sea shore are never troubled by the borer, unless they are already in the young trees when we purchase them of the nursery agents. Whether our practice of mulching the trees with rock weed, or they do not relish the sea air, prevents their location and depredations with us, I am unable to decide,"
(J. S. S.)
Place around every tree, early in Spring, a small quantity of slacked lime or ashes; let them form a mound round the collar of the tree where the beetle deposits her eggs. Where they have already gained an entrance, the best mode of destruction is that recommended by Professor Harris - a flexible wire inserted into the holes. Another remedy is washing the trees early in June, with a solution of potash in water - say a pound to the gallon. Mr. Downing recommended making fires in the orchard in the night, in the month of June, when the beetle comes forth to lay her eggs. They fly to the fire, and are thus destroyed.
(B. M. P., McDonough, N. Y.) THE English Walnut may be grafted on the Butternut or Black Walnut.
The following are the officers of the Rome Horticultural Society, recently elected:
President - Alvah Mudge.
Vice-President - Eton Comstock.
Secretary - C. P. Grosvenor.
Treasuaer - J. A. Dudley.
Trustees - J. Stryker, HerveyBrayton, Jay Hathaway, Benjamin Leonard, Edward Huntington.
No report of this great event could reach us in time for this number. We shall notice it in our next.
I suppose you have heard of the Boston Pear; those who gave five dollars apiece for these trees undoubtedly have. Well, it is nothing more than the "Pinneo," a seedling which originated in the eastern part of this State a hundred years since. I have compared the fruit and trees of the Boston and Pinneo together, and am satisfied of their identity; and so are many others here, who saw them both last September. I gave an account of the origin of the Pinneo to the editor of the Homestead, which he tells me he sent to you. I hear from Boston that Mr. Hovey has promised to give a statement when he procured the scions.