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But, perhaps, Messrs. Editors, I have written enough of my neighbors' sayings for once, and, as I am not much accustomed to writing for publication, I may have made up these sayings in an erroneous manner - for while I have put them as if my neighbors had been gathered together, and chatting with me, the fact is, they are their sayings as expressed to me only at various times.
This beautiful little plant is a native of California, where it was discovered by Mr. Hartweg, during his mission in search « of new plants for the London Horticultural Society. The plant is of a procumbent habit, like that of N. insignia, and the whole plant is clothed with short spreading hairs. The flowers grow from the axils singly, on stalks longer than the leaves, and are the size of the drawing, whitish in their ground color, and each lobe of the corolla tipped with a large deep-violet botch, which, when perfect, gives the flower a showy and rather peculiar appearance. It blossoms freely, and is in every way worthy of cultivation.
This plant prospers best in a rather shady situation, as they sometimes die when exposed to a hot sun on a dry soil, in consequence of the drying of the slender-collar; though N. maculata is not as liable to receive injury in this way as N. insignia. It is well to make sowings several times during the season.
Native of the Singapore forests, and other places in the vicinity. Blowers in August. Pitchers small and unattractive. - (Ibid., t 5,109).
A beautiful variety of elegant habit, flowers of a shaded carmine, very rich and effective.
We have been aware for some time past that several new and very desirable varieties of'evergreens were being propagated quietly in Geneva, Now York, waiting for a favorable time for introduction. This time seems to have arrived, for no lover of horticulture can have failed to notice the unmistakable evidence of a public desire to plant more ornamental stock, and a greater interest in new and desirable sorts. Several of these new evergreens are now brought to light for the first time, as appears by descriptions just forwarded us by T. C. Maxwell & Bros.
Cocos Weddelliana, though not a new plant, yet it is well worthy of an illustration, being, perhaps, the most elegant of all the smaller palms, of which so many charming species are now to be found in cultivation. Its slender, erect stem is not of rapid growth, but is freely furnished with its graceful arching leaves, made up of innumerable long, narrow pinnae or segments of a rich green color.
In Central Park, New York, is to be 230 feet long and 50 feet wide; a grand Fifth Avenue entrance on Seventy-fourth street. The upper story is to be devoted to botanical plants and flowers, and the domes surmounting each end, one to ferns and the other to camellias.
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