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.
Dr. Gray, and a party of geologists and botanists, were encamped on Mount Washington, pursuing their interesting studies. At the Glen House, July the 10th, snow was visible on some of the higher peaks; while the citizens of New York were groaning with the hottest night, the visitors and guides were glad to cower over a good fire in a wood stove. It is not within our compass to enter upon the description of these mountain scenes, and we must proceed, still on the Grand Trunk Railway, to.
Heads well, leaves whitish yellow, curled and cut on the edges, crisp, and good flavored. Best for summer, as it stands the heat well.
This tree grows naturally on the banks of rivers, and in moist, deep soil, flourishing in almost any situation, but never attaining a very large size. It is a picturesque tree, the points of light from its white trunk producing a brilliant effect in the midst of its soft, but glittering foliage, hanging, as we often see it, over some mountain stream, or sweeping up with a graceful curve from the side of its steep trunk.
A' new variety of the Salvia Splendent has been originated by II. E. Chitty, of Paterson, N. J., with white flowers only, and dwarf growing habit, known as the Salvia Splendent Compact a Alba. At the last fall exhibition of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society, in Boston, September 16th to 20th, it received high commendation.
Considered to be one of the best white tea-scented roses in cultivation. It is entirely free from mildew, and is exceedingly valuable for what is so much wanted - white rosebuds during the summer and winter months.
"Does twice as well top-grafted as on root graft." Says, "This kind wants to be top-worked about five feet from the ground." Says also, that " the fruit scabs badly, even grown in this way."
Concerning the scabbing of this apple, Mr. Henry Walton, nurseryman, at Malvern Station, Mills county, writes us: "So far as I know, the White Winter Pearmain, grown on prairie soil in this county, does not scale, but where grown on timber soil is almost worthless. Is this the case elsewhere in the State? I should like the observations of others on this point.
"I have seen some apple trees planted ten years ago, did well until two years ago, when they began to die in the top. The extreme ends of the limbs died the first year. Last year the disease extended down to the body, and in some cases the body went also. Is this the blight?" you needn't call it any thing else.