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 ofices of The Horticulturist, Ladies' Floral Cabinet, and other pub-lications of Henry T.Williams, were removed, May 1, to No. 46 Beekman street, where correspondents will hereafter please address their favors. The new offices are very convenient, and handsomely fitted up, some of the most tasteful, in this respect, of any in the city.
Those who are behind hand with their planting, may take our word for it, that there is no teaton for removing evergreens, in the ordinary way, like this - ,just as the buds are swelling and the roots pushing out young fibres. There are fifty different opinions about the best time to plant evergreens. The above may be taken as ours, and it is not given without plenty of trials of other modes. We except, of course, moving the trees with a large frozen ball in winter - but one which is only occasionally practiced.
It is an old country teaching, that in pruning grapevines, whether winter or summer, all the tendrils should be removed. We confess to a doubt of the policy, and in our practice have left them alone, to twine and clasp the wires in our vineyard just as they please. We are desirous of hearing from grapemen reasons for removing them upon out-door vineyard vines.
Tools of every description should be put in order this month. A coating of oil on all wood-work, as well as iron, will help to retain their value for another year.
We have received from T. S. Gold, Secretary, this volume, devoted exclusively to the peculiarities of Connecticut agriculture. Its contents relate more specially to the question of manures, and the cure for sterility of soils, and the discussions seem to have brought out some valuable points as to the use of fish guano. Prof. Johnson has also given some very valuable statistics on commercial fertilizers.
To Miss Bartielt, for a case of wax work, artificial fruit, $1. To Mary E. Richardson for a picture frame or embossed leather, Vol. Trans. To Stephen sumrix, for a basket work stand, Vol Trans. To L. D. Stone, for a cage of Java Sparrows, Vol. Trans.
A County Agricultural Society that can display such a list of members, and such endless columns of entries, is in a hopeful state. More than this, our Zanesville friends have added a Horticultural department to their Societv. and the commitee are to meet weeklv during the summer. They are also aiding in the dissemination of useful works, by offering as premiums so many of Dr. Warder's Review and the other Ohio journals. They are otherwise doing good in many ways, and we hope their example will not bo lost on other counties that are yet behind. The following officers were elected for the ensuing year:
Prendent-CORNELIUs SPRINGER. Vice President.-Isaac Dillon. Treasurer._JAMEs L. Cox. Secretary.-JOHN Barnard.
Managers..-Wm. Dennison, of Salem township; Abeam C Howard, of Washington townsnip; James T. Cherry, of Springfield township; Col. D. Peaies, of Salt Creek township; Scammoe Rodman, of Hopewell township.