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This Society, encouraged by the results of its last exhibition, has determined to hold another some time during the third week in June, the season of roses and strawberries. A liberal prize list has been prepared, a good feeling prevails among the members, and a fine show may therefore be expected. Competition is open to all who choose to enter the lists.
This is a strong grower, a pretty good bearer when well manured and cultivated, of large size and brilliant scarlet color; too soft for transportation, but it is not excelled for the table.
As soon as the editor and publisher of the Gardener'a Monthly heard of our misfortune, they made a prompt tender of their personal services, and all the facilities of their office, for which we tried to thank them in suitable terms. We can only now make a brief record of the act, and place it away in our heart.
In our last "gossip," we gave a short notice of Robert Brown, the great botanist; this recalled to the memory of a friend, the following happy jeu d'esprit, written by a lady on the closing of Dr. Gray's botanical lectures at the Odeon, Boston: -
" Though Flora's bright colors her children adorn, Her apostles are clad in more sober array; In England, they beast nothing better than Avian, In our happy land, nothing brighter than Gray".
I have before spoken of this fine old fruit. It is somewhat variable, owing to position, and cultivation; but with a warm, rich, heavy soil, and good care, it is almost always good; and when good, so very delicious to the taste, in its melting, vinous flavor, that an occasional delinquency may be excused. Yet the largest and finest Brown Beurres I have ever seen, grew on trees in my neighborhood, which stand on a very, heavy, stiff, day loam - bat rich - with no cultivation at all, except what a careless plowing gives them, and what trimming they get by the cattle browsing upon them in winter. There is something queer about that. Possibly it is the best way to treat them; but I cannot make up my mind to serve my own trees so.
Large Twelve Rowed, Ber-gen Red Cone, Striata, Rice, Nonpareil.
We are indebted to Mr. Buchanan, of Astoria, for flowers of his seedling Petunias. Those sent are all very beautiful, and some of them are quite unique, the markings being striking, and quite uncommon. A photograph has been taken of a group of them. If it proves to be successful, our readers may expect to see it Mr. Buchanan is one of our most industrious and successful seedling growers.