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.
We learn, just as this sheet is going en the press, that our old printer, Mr. Jenkins, has taken rooms at No. 20 North William Street, where he will be glad to see his old friends. We hope none of these will forget him, and that he may find scores of new ones.
Are such as can be found nowhere else. Cooking in all its variety - Confectionery - the Nursery - the Toilet - the Laundry - the Kitchen. Receipts upon all subjects are to be found in the pages of the Lady's Book, we originally started this department, and have peculiar facilities for making it moot perfect. This department alone is worth the price of the Book.
From where we now write, the summer has been one of unusual drought; and having visited many gardens, we find the one where we are now staying with its roses giving daily an abundance of blooms, while many gardens kept in much higher condition have hardly a bloom to show, although in some their collections embrace dozens of varieties to our friend's one. The secret of this continual summer bloom, our friend says, consists simply in the fact that every rose bed should be re-set every year, and a bottom at depth of eight to twelve inches be supplied with fresh turf, or a foot deep of coarse barn-yard manure well chopped as it is put in. He prefers and only uses the turf sod.
In the address delivered by Hon. Marshall P. Wilder, before the recent meeting of the American Porno logical Society, at St. Louis, occurs the following passage, which we most heartily indorse: "Let us hope that our association, whose art is pre-eminently one of the arts of peace, may have a part in this glorious work of thus binding our nation together with indissoluble bonds of brotherhood and love. Let us trust that, with that skilled, intelligent, and instructed labor, which is indispensable in any branch of horticulture, pomology shall make such progress throughout our country, that soon our meetings may be held in the cities of the South; and that, to them, to add to the fruits of Northern climes, men shall come up, like the searchers of the promised land of old, laden with grapes, and pomegranates, and figs".
All efforts to rival us in this have ceased, and we now -stand alone in this department, riving, as we do, many more and infinitely better engravings than are published in any other work.
Of which we give twice or three times as many as any other magazine, are often mistaken for steel. They are so far superior to any others.
That these cause immense injury to garden crops and fruit-trees is so unmistakably true, that it is a great error to allow a poor or indifferent tree to stand in the vicinity of either; fine shade tree is a different affair, and is entitled to respect and indulgence. It is a mere waste of time and money, however, to plant any thing near it and expect the same to grow, for grow it will not. On our own premises two or three successive plantings of pears were sacrificed to a large chestnut, before it was finally condemned to the axe. (This is one of the worst, perhaps, in this respect, for its influence is felt at a long distance.) I was quite grieved over its fall, but its value has since been amply repaid in apples and pears produced where none would grow before.