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.
The steamship Southerner, Capt Foster, has arrived at this port from Charleston. Among her freight, which consisted principally of Cotton and Rice, were one hundred barrels of Green Peas, consigned to fruit dealers in New York. The price of Peas at Charleston is $5.50 per barrel, while they are sold here at from $7 to $8 per bushel New Potatoes will probably be brought from Charleston in two or three weeks - New York paper.
Eighteen inches to two feet. Short pods. Productive. Not extra early.
The credit for this should have been given to Seth Boyden, of Newark, N. J. Our October article had one too many varieties in its list. The Green Prolific Strawberry is one of our favorite varieties, grows finely on sandy soil, and we have never heard of an instance where it failed to yield a crop. Sometimes its flavor is quite sour, but when well ripened, it has sub-acidity very agreeable. It is one of the most creditable of the Boyden seedling, and, with the Agriculturist, and No. 30, he might well feel proud of having introduced some new and worthy fruits in the horticultural world.
In the Cottage Gardener additional testimony is given in favor of fresh turf for camellias. The writer says he places it on the flue and dries it just sufficiently to kill insects, but not to dry or char the soil.
The origin of this name is said by Notes and Queries to be as follows: "The plum was brought into England about the middle of the last century, by the Rev. John Gage, a Roman Catholic priest, connected with a Monastery near Fontainebleau, France. The laws of that time against Roman Catholic priests were so severe, that Mr. Gage lived abroad, but frequently visited his brother Sir Thomas Gage, of Hengrave Hall, near Cold-ham, in the county of Suffolk, 5th baronet. In one of these visits he brought over from the garden of the Monastery, grafts of the fruit which were cultivated in the garden at Hengrave Hall, and soon were spread through-out England. This story is vouched for to absolute accuracy.
We have added still another associate In our editorial departments - Mr. James Taplin, of South Amboy, N. J. - one whom we consider the most skilled of American gardeners, and who has been, for several years past, manager of the greenhouses of Geo. Such, Esq., at South Amboy, N. J. We believe this department (which we will commence in our February No.) will be found the very best of any similar department in the United States; and we propose to continue adding other features as excellent, until the name of The Horticulturist shall shine in letters of gold for its reputation and excellence of literary contributions.
Aponogeton distachyon and A. monoslachyon, small plants. Calla Aethiopica, tall plant. Polygonum amphibium, nine inches. Villarsia nympkoides, six inches. V. laminosa, nine inches. Hydropeltis purpurea, six inches.