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.
Flowers large, deep blue, very sweet scented, foot stalks long, rather stout, blooms well up above the foliage, hardy. Is a seedling from the Czar, but has the leaf of the Devoniensis, a good grower, flowers freely, and described by English horticultural authorities as delightfully fragrant - the " queen among violets."
The only thing valuable in " New Violets " we have yet had; in color it is much darker than the well-known Neapolitan Violet, double its size, equally fragrant, and, in its prolific flowering, will in a year or two rival, if not entirely supplant, the old Neapolitan. A few of them offered the bouquet makers this winter have been much admired.
The sweetbrier makes a highly ornamental hedge. It ought to be more common here.
The Cembrian or Swiss Stone Pine is a very compact and somewhat slow-growing variety, resembling the white pine, except that its foliage is shorter and more stiff. It is well suited to the foreground of groups of that variety, and for positions requiring, a tree of less size. It is perfectly hardy, and really very handsome.
Light pink; very large and full; fine in autumn.
In your October number, you ask in an editorial note, "Why is it that the English and Belgian Pomologists do not accept our name of Beurrc d'Aremberg for the pear that the French call Glout Morcean, and our Orpheline d'Engheira?" and you go on with some further remarks. There is, I think, some misconception or misplacement of words in your article, and if you will state the question anew, I will reply to it; as it is a matter that ought long ago to have been rectified by the party in error. Tours respectfully, Wm. R. Prince.
Our correspondent has misunderstood the question in the letter we published from Andre Leroy, to be our own. There appears to have been a typographical omission in his question. It should read, "Why is it that the English and Belgian Pomologists do not accept our name of Beurre d'Aremberg for the pear that the first call Glout Morceau? And Orpheline d'Engheim, for the pear called by them the Beurre d'Aremberg?"
At the late British Pomological Society, Mr. Veitch exhibited specimens of the Syrian Peach - the type of a new race of peaches, as the Stanwick is among Nectarines. It has a small kernel. The flesh separates freely from the stone, is very melting and sweet, and has a remarkably fine and rich flavor.
As a companion piece to the watering-pot in the last number, we copy an English invention on the plan of a syringe and suction pipe, with a convenient spout to use in the greenhouse, by which the water is discharged without splashing, in a continuous stream. Various descriptions of spouts may be employed for the upper or under parts of leaves. It can be used as a watering-pot.