Protection To Farms

Very well said by Mr. Charles Downing; but, for my part, I prefer a farm where tree protection comes by nature. For those who have pitched their homes on the wide Western prairies, his suggestions are valuable. I could talk somewhat on that subject myself, but Mr. Downing has said quite enough to set ten thousand tree planters at work for the next twenty years.

Provence

In this class is that old favorite, the Cabbage Provence, still one of the best. Even Mr. Rivers says, that "No rose is more fragrant and beautiful." If it were but a Perpetual!

Dometille Becar is a large, very double rose, of a bright pink, with sometimes lighter stripes.

Reine de Provence is also a quite large, and very good rose; pink, approaching to lilac.

Provtdence (R. I.) Horticultural Society

We are glad to learn that our friends in Providence have a live and active Horticultural Society. They recently held an exhibition, and a friend just from Providence informs us that the display of fruits and flowers was highly creditable, especially the Fuchsias, Roses, and Strawberries, the tables containing specimens of each of great merit Messrs. Jolls, Hogg, and others, are mentioned as among the principal exhibitors. We would suggest that our Providence friends "go ahead" and get up conversational meetings, and thus enlarge their sphere of usefulness. We shall very gladly publish all their good sayings, if sent to us.

Pruning And Cultivation

From what I can gather of the writer whose report I am condensing, no summer pruning is performed; but as soon as the vintage is concluded, the vines then having a mass of shoots are pruned on the single cane spur renewal system. Any failures are made up by layering a long shoot at the point desired to renew, and from these layers they gather a crop the following year. Trenches between the vines are cut, and twice the ground is thrown up around the vines and loosened. The hoeing is done with a two - pronged hoe, similar to that used by the Germans in this country, the laborers working in gangs of about twenty, each upon a terrace, and all under the eye of an overseer.

Pruning And Management Of The Peach-Tree. Section IV. - Theoretical Explanation Of The Various Operations Of Pruning

59. The tree being planted as before directed, the next care is to regulate it every year by pruning, so as to cause it to produce shoots proper for training, according to the intended form. But before entering into the details of the operations that a tree requires, from the time of being planted to that of its death, it is highly necessary to explain the general principles, the application of which frequently occurs, and which, once explained, will not require to be repeated when I detail the successive manual operations. We shall commence by describing the instruments that are used.

Pruning And Thinning

ED. Western Horticulturist - In the June number of The Horticulturist, I noticed an able article on "pruning and thinning." If I had dictated that article it could not have met my view upon the subject of the pruning man more fully. The article is just what might be expected from the source from which it emanated, I am satisfied as to the good results of properly pruning fruit trees. I have a nurseryman's catalogue before me, in which he facetiously denounces pruning a " propensity to whittle." I am always glad to read a well written and sensible article on any subject concerning fruit growing; I say ditto to every line of your article, its teachings are in accordance with my own experience of many years. Cedar Rapids, Iowa. T. Paddington.