Congress Of Rose Growers

A grand Congress of Rose Growers was convened this summer, at Lyons, France and met with excellent success. New varieties seemed to receive little favor, for out of fifty shown only four wore deemed worthy of recommendation.

Congress Of Rose Growers #1

At the meeting of the Congress of Rose Growers, held this summer, at Lyons, out of fifty seedling roses shown, the following four were selected to be named and certificated:

H. P. Madame Vaugert (Lacharme), a fine large flower of the Victor Verdier race; color, clear salmon flush. A fine rose.

H. P. Captain Christy (Lacharme), light salmon, petals edged with white, a new and fine distinct habited kind.

Tea, Shirley Hibberd (Levet), a small Tea, of the Madam Faleot race, so valuable for florists, light salmon buff, beautiful in the bud.

Tea, Marie Guillet (Guillet fils), a fine white, with large outer petals, which promises to make fine show roses.

Congressional Aid To Forest Tree Culture

Although we have not yet seen the act, yet definite information is now obtained of the fact that our last U. S. Congress passed an act to the effect that any one who will plant and keep in growing order for five years, not less than forty acres of trees, shall be entitled to one hundred and sixty acres of the public domain to which the planted quarter or section belongs. It is said that the act only specifies that the trees shall not be more than eight feet apart.

Connecticut State Fair

We learn that the Eleventh Annual Cattle Show and Fair of the Connecticut State Agricultural Society will be held at Hartford from the 7th to the 10th of October, both inclusive. We hope the people of Hartford will be compelled to make very extensive preparations.

Conover's Colosaal Asparapus

This has now been well introduced into England, and tried with such success, that one gardener writes to the Gardener's Chronicle, they find it *' earlier for use, and also plants of the same age as the Giant are nearly double the size, so that it may be considered a valuable addition," and yet our American scientific horticulturists who insist upon it that it is not a new variety, cannot for their lives tell why it is so much better, or account for its growing in poorer soil, yet attaining double the growth in half the time of the old sorts.

Conseiller De La Cour

Tree very vigorous and an abundant bearer, well adapted for a pyramid, the form which it naturally takes. Fruit - -very large, obovate, usually about, four inches and three-fourths in height, and twelve inches in circumference. Stalk - slender, woody, about three-fourths of an inch or from that to an inch in length. Eye - sunk and open, frequently without any remaining segments of the calyx. Skin - pale green, dotted with russet, with which it is more closely covered near the stalk. Flesh - white, fine, juicy, half-buttery, with abundance of sugary and agreeably perfumed juice. Season- - end of October and November. One of Van Moms' seedlings [and, according to the Annates de Pomologie, it was named from the circumstance of his son being Conseiller a la Cour d'Appel, of Brussels. The tree bore for the first time about 1840].