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We could more frequently refer to the value of the Calendar of Operations than we do, to express our high estimation of its value, but it is bo evidently appreciated, that this is unnecessary. It occupies so much of a limited space, that in all probability, it cannot be repeated in our columns, at least so much in extenso. Thus the volume of 1856 will be one of reference, and the numbers should be, as they probably are, generally carefully preserved. We know of no more valuable instruction in the same space.
We ask attention to the Calendar of Operations in the present number.
The Calendar of Operations, a new feature of the Horticulturist commenced with the last volume, is always considered of interest by the gardener and amateur, as reminding both employer and employed of duties in prospect for the coming month, but no Calendar can be sufficiently extensive to embrace all the operations required for each season. In a work like this, which must be cheap to insure its circulation, and therefore limited in its pages, and where every useless word is to be stricken out, a monthly resums of any great length would be improper. We shall, however, endeavor to give such hints as we-deem important, studying brevity rather than difuseness, and dealing more in principles than detail.
We add, by the kindness and knowledge of R. Buchanan, Esq., of Cincinnati, a Calendar of the operations in the vineyard, which is not only a new feature, but a most valuable one. Coming as it does from the vicinage of the vineyards, and penned by one of the most intelligent and observant of the cultivators of the vine, and an esteemed writer upon it, we feel much pleased in presenting such results to our readers.
The Illinois State horticulturel Society has organized in the right spirit, and discussions on fruit have been held at Decatur - E. S. Hull, President, J. E. Starr, Recording Secretary. This Society will be extremely useful, and we shall be pleased to receive its.
We are now in regular receipt of this well-printed and well-edited monthly. It gives a good indication of the progress of Horticulture in California, and we hope is being generously supported.
The amount of California fruit shipped East last year to Utah, Colorado, Chicago, etc., was 2,000 tons.
This has passed into the hands of John H. Garmany & Co., of San Francisco. Mr. F. A. Miller still retains his editorial connection with it. It has always seemed to us to be well edited, and deserving equal rank with any other horticultural journal in the country. Is devoted mainly to Flowers, Tree-planting, and Ornamental Gardening on the Pacific coast. Its success is much greater than we supposed such a journal was capable of attaining in that State.