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 splendid plant of this lovely Dendrobe is at present flowering in the collection of B. E. Bliss, Esq., of this place. It is but a small specimen, comparatively, yet has 70 large flowers on, all well expanded. A more lovely object can scarcely be conceived, and such is its beauty that, when better known, we are* sure no collection of hothouse plants, however small, will be considered complete without it. Most truly yours, Springfield, Mass., Feb. 10,1858. Daniel Barker.
Jas. Cartwright, who exhibited an uncommonly vigorous plant of Dendrobium Nobile, said it was grown in the shade among roses. It had an abundant shower bath four or five times a day, which was the whole secret of its vigor. It was kept growing till October. If it had been dried off in August, the flowers would have been much more abundant.
These would seem to be a good article, and are offered at a moderate price.
Geo. F. Needham's Descriptive Catalogue of Annual, Biennial, and Perennial Flower Seeds, embracing the choicest American, English, French, and German varieties. Buffalo, N. Y. - A small but choice catalogue.
Along the dry banks of the stream, this may be found producing a spike of white flowers. Its root is large, white, and pungent.
The Cedrus Deodara has not proved sufficiently hardy at Philadelphia and north of it, to be any longer a tree to plant in quantities. in consequence, now is a good time for southern planters to lay in a supply. We saw at the Parson's nurseries large numbers which it was said would be sold a bargain. They are injured at the top, but would soon recuperate in a genial atmosphere.
THIs is a new seat for Park or Lawn use now quite popular in England, and really quite pretty. The awning is supported by the iron frame work which is firmly fastened to the arms and book of the chair. A little pulley winds up or lets down the awning at convenience. The seat is best made of fine native wood, and neatly varnished. In this way the natural veins or markings of the timber are brought out. If made of iron, either paint, or grain it in imitation of timber, or use some light pleasant paint, but do not use green. There should be some color to contrast agreeably with the greenness of the surrounding grass and foliage. One illustration represents the seat uncovered; the other covered. Both are exceedingly pretty.
Buttle Stat wit* Canopy.
We have had the pleasure of receiving from Monsieur Lb Rot, of Angers, the following descriptions of valuable new fruits, which we take pleasure in presenting to our readers. M. Lb Rot enjoys a well earned reputation as one of the most distinguished French ably known in the United States. They embrace, among other things, a "School of Pears," where all varieties of merit are tested before being propagated in the nurseries - a feature which is now being adopted to a considerable extent in this country.
Doyenes du Cornies d'Angers