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 recent writer well observes: " There is nothing too common, or betokening stinginess or poverty, in having the oldest or simplest plant well grown and bloomed in a pot; everybody loves to see them. Look at the hanging plants in the Crystal Palace, and say if you ever saw so many of the very commonest plants put together before. Not one of them but the poorest man in the next village might have in his window, and yet everybody admires them. It is only that fashion requires the rich to have more costly plants, but surely there is no reason why you and I should not have them, or that we should be so foolish as to hanker after guinea plants, which are not a bit the better for being dearer".
Iteeofrifos Committee - "Wm. Baker, T. M. Cooley, and D. Wadsworth. On Shade Trees - M. John. son, Chairman; 1st Ward, a W. Hill; 2d Ward, J. W. Kelsey; 8d Ward, J. W. Scott; 4th Ward, W. H. Peabody. On Fruits - T. M. Cooley, Mrs. A. C. Harris, Mrs. Wadsworth, Chas. E. Perigo, Geo. W. Scott, and Darwin Gardner. On Vegetables - J. W. Brown, Mrs. H. Bennett, Mrs. M. L. Collins, Chas. Williams, and H. Buetenik. On Roees - Wm. Baker, Mrs. M. Johnson, Mrs. E. Bliss, Mrs. C. E. Perigo, Miss Mary Mott. On Out Flowers - Bernard Araoldt, Mrs. M. R. Waite, Mrs. Thos. Dunlap, Miss Elizabeth Blssell, Mrs. N. Allen. On Greenhouse Plants - F. Hansen, Mrs. L. Blssell, Mrs. E. Haskell, Mr. Brand, T. C. Everts. On Miscellaneous Articles - Mrs. J. B. Williams, Mrs. John Fitch, Mrs. A B. Walbrldge, Mrs. W. W. Williams, Mrs. Piatt.
I am delighted with the number of the Horticulturist just received. It seems to me it never was so attractive, and full of good things as now. Shall not try to do without it again. Mrs. Dr. E. B. Holmes.
I congratulate you on the groat improvement made in the Horticulturist, in both matter and style. It must be entirely satisfactory to the most fastidious. Success to you! P. Barry.
Rochester, N. Y. February 20, 1874.
A Miniature Rose..
I send you a flower bud of my new dwarf rose, Maiden Queen of Lilliput. The bush is 2 1\4 inches high, by 2 1/2 broad. Quito double and perpetual. The bud sent is full size, and expanded would be less by half, than any variety I know. How can I propagate it? W. A. Whitfield.
Shieldsboro Bay, St, Louis, Miss.
The London Gardener acknowledges the receipt of last volume of the proceedings of the American Pomological Society, with this high compliment: "It is by far the most useful and well-stored thing of the kind we have ever seen. It is in every way worthy of the country which is destined to become the greatest fruit growing region of the earth, and contains a mass of matter of great practical value to American fruit growers, and in a lesser degree to ourselves. The paper and printing are of a character superior to what we usually meet with in the best works published in this country."