Croton And Senasqua Grapes

At Canandaigua Lake the Croton has been attacked with mildew and rot. The Senasqua is, however, perfectly healthy and a strong grower.


Why for thousands of years have we crowned the Warrior with laurels, the Poet with Ivy, the Citizen with Mural emblems, and the Husbandman with nothing; why are his achievements without record and his name without honor, and his only reward that which is to be found in the words of the then stern Juvenal, "Laudater et alget!" translated by Gilford - "For virtue starves on universal praise".


This is next to be done, by trampling the grape with the naked foot. It is said to be a better way than to use a large mill, for the reason the mill will crush the seed; but the seeds are not easily crushed, and a properly made grape-mill need not bruise them in the least. At a well-managed wine-house, that of Messrs. Averons Brothers, in "Paulhiac," they put the grapes to ferment, with no further crushing than what is given them in the process of stemming, which experience has satisfied those gentlemen is all that is needed.

Cryptomeria Japonica Nana - Dwarf Japan Cedar

This appears to be nothing more than a variety of the above. It grows no higher than a bush, and is reported as very pretty.

Cryptomeria, Japan Cedar

A new tree of very distinct habit, from the mountains of Japan; it delights in moist, rich soils; of pyramidal form, with drooping branchlets; perfectly hardy, and grows rapidly, two to four feet in a season: if planted in a poor soil, the foliage has a brown, stunted appearance".

As regards the Cryptomeria, we have doubts in recommending it even as far north as Philadelphia, and we would make the same remark regarding Deodara; it has, in some favored situations, stood well in our neighborhood, but, generally speaking, it has proved a failure; there may be, and probably is, much in what Mr. Buist says regarding a moist, rich soil for the Cryptomeria, and situation and aspect will have much to do with it, probably. Our native Cedars were everywhere extremely injured by the winter of 1855, and we must not abandon these two beautiful Evergreens without further trial. Cupressus funebris has not proved hardy with us, and the others require further trial.

The Crystal Palace Plants

The watering of the plants is a task of great nicety, ensconced as they are among miscellaneous articles, and articles ill fitted to bear wet or soil, while that of watering the 824 swinging flower baskets is a task of some peril. The upright fire-escape-like ladders, self sustained, are nervous tottering things for a man to find himself projected upon at fifty feet from the ground, with the additional weight of a heavy vessel of water. Strong heads, therefore, prefer climbing along the girders themselves. Indeed the ladder has more than once threatened to raise a rebellion, and ought not to be insisted on. In order to case-harden the statues liberal coatings of paint are bestowed on them, and any accidental share in the syringe-bath is immediately removed by a tender system of shampoon-ing." - Quarterly Review.