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.
Mr. J. B. Garber, of Columbia, Pa., says that in his locality, last winter, where every species of vine, tree, and shrub suffered severely from frost and cold, some trees brought from the South lived uninjured. The Magnolia Macrophylla, the Salisburia adiantifolia and the Virgilea lutea, were not in the least affected. Of Arbor Vitaes, the Japan lived, while the Chinese died.
The following are reported among the best of hardy white Perpetuals: Madame Rivers, Madame Alfred de Rouiremont, Madame Vidot. Baronne de Maynard, and Madame Freeman.
The seeds of the barberry, strawberry tree (euonymous), and many others, yet hang upon the bush. They may be gathered; and if you have a piece of ground that has been dug the past fall, sow them on top even of the frozen ground, provided you can procure peat muck, or rotten leaf mold from the woods, to cover them three or four inches deep. In the spring, take off about one-half of the muck or mold, and as a general thing, your seeds will come forward into strong plants before the close of the season.
A Runner Bean, from Lorraine, remarkable for its pale color; and the pods being entirely destitute of any lining, they are exceedingly tender and excellent when cooked. Its pale color renders it unattractive, but when known it will be esteemed for private gardens, though not suitable for market purposes.- Ibid. p. 281.
Early Peas - Essex Champion, Warner's Early Emperor, Warner's Early Conqueror, Early Bedalean, Early Railway, and Early Wonder may be considered identical. Warner's Early Emperor is stronger and taller than the Early Kent; not quite so early, but a few days earlier than the Early May. Danecroft Rival, Danecroft Early Green, Fames' Conservative Green Marrow, and the Transparent Pea are the same. - Ibid. p. 282.
This giant of the monthlies continues to grow in public favor. The January number is a capital one, with a rich and varied table of contents, in which all may find something suited to their tastes. It should find its way into every family, and so should the Horticulturist; and to farther this happy consummation, we win send both magazines for the exceedingly low sum of $3 75 per annum. That, we think, ought to do it.
The June number is quite equal to its predecessors. Contents: A Summer in New England - One year ago - Ancient Monuments in the United States - Insects belonging to the Cotton Plant - The Century Plant - Sullivan's Island, a Ballad of South Carolina - Froth - The First Overland Trip to California - " He was always such a Fool" - Lovell the Widower - "Miserable Man that I am"-Only Words - Monthly Record of Current Events - Literary Notices - Editor's Table, etc.
At the annual meeting of the Hartford Co. Horticultural Society, held on the 12th of April, 1856, the following officers were elected for the ensuing year, vis: President - William W. Turner. Vice-Presidents - JOHN M. Niles, John S. Butler, Henry W. Perry, Hartford; Henry Mygatt, Farmlngton; Charles L. Porter, East Hartford; Noah W. Stanley, Now Britain; Norman Porter, Berlin; E. A. Holcomb, Granby; Salmon Lyman, Manchester; S. D. Case, Canton H. A. Grant, Enfield. Recording Secretary - Daniel 8. Dewey, Hartford. Corresponding Secretary - Thomas R. Dutton, Hartford. Treasurer - -P. D. Stillman. Auditor - H. S. Bidwell. Standing Committee - Wm. F. Tuttle, H. W. Perry, and Edward Goodridge.