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.
2. Do not place orange next to yellow, or blue next to violet.
8. White relieves any color, but do not place it next to yellow.
4. Orange goes well with blue, and yellow with violet.
5. Rose color and purple always go well together.
Hardy Herbaceous Annuals - The Agriculturist remarks that those of this class, with variegated foliage, are rare. None that we have seen equals the variegated Comfrey, Symphytum peregrinum. It is bright and pleasing from early spring until late autumn, and never shows any signs of deterioration.
Ornamental Gourds - Two of the very best are thus recommended by The Rural New Yorker: "Momardica balsamina and Byronopsis erythrocarpa. The latter is certainly the most delicate and aristocratic little gourd in existence."
Of Knitting, Netting, or some other useful branch of ladies' work is given in every number.
We have received from Mr. D.M.Dewey, of Rochester, a list of colored plates of fruits and flowers, etc, which embraces a great variety at low prices; the plates themselves we have not seen, but they may be viewed at the publication office, where specimens have been deposited for examination.
A very beautiful pear, size, color, and form of Louise Bonne de Jersey, but with brighter tinge on the sunny side. Quality, very good. Ripe in August.
The fugitive property of some colors is well known, and in no way better exemplified than as they naturally exist in lowers. The fame anting from a common sulphur match, which is, in fact, sulphuric acid, will change purple and crimson colors to pink. The blue, in combination with red, is readily discharged; indeed, a pink or purple flower might be completely bleached by holding it in the fames of sulphur. Thus roses and dahlias have been made to assume a variegated and very novel appearance. Bright pink stripes and veins may be produced on the dark purple petals of pansies, and other dark-colored flowers, with a camel-hair pencil and oil of vitriol, to yield rather a pleasing effect. Such lines should not be drawn to the edge of the petal, or a little injury will soon be evident; nor should they be strong or near together, as they quickly spread - Maund's Auchariurs.
At the Farmer's Club, N. T., a letter was read from James Smith, Pittsford, N. T., who bought, two years ago, fifty cents worth of Colossal Asparagus seed, and transplanted it in the spring of 1870. "He is now cutting from it for the table, liberally, every day. He urges that Mr. Bruen's advice that a farmer grow his own roots from seed, is good, unless he can get them very near at hand. He failed twice by purchasing roots. Mr. Bruen said he had not found Con over's Colossal to do any better, nor produce any larger growth, than a bed of his common sort. Dr. Trimble said it should not be judged by a single year's trial. So, also, said Mr. Lyman, who found that the first year's growth was not strong, but it, thereafter, grew stronger".