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.
Best 2 bunches of Black Hot-house Grapes, E. & G. Marshall, Poughkeepsie. Second best, David Fowlis, gardener to E. Hoyt, Esq. Best 2 bunches of White Hot-house Grapes, James Bogie, gardener to J. C. Henderson, Esq.
Best 3 dishes of Strawberries in variety, Francis Brill, Newark.
Second best, G. W. Baldwin, East Broadway.
Best 2 dishes, Francis Brill, Newark.
Second best, W. A. Burgess, Glen Gove.
Best single dish, G. M. Sibbell.
Best dish of Cherries, John Young.
Second best, G. Marc, Astoria.
Special premiums, (given by the parties whose names first appear).
A. S. Fuller, $5, best quart Strawberries, awarded to A. S. Fuller.
A. S. Fuller, $l0, best new seedling, not before exhibited, Francis Brill.
E. W. Ropes, $5, best collection, not less than 12 varieties, A. S. Fuller.
W. It. Anthony, $5, best hanging basket of Plants, A. C. Chamberlain.
John Williamson, $5, best 2 quarts of Strawberries, in color, decided by doaor, to E. & G. Marshall, Poughkeepsie, for "Jenny Lind".
W. Napier, $5, best collection of Herbaceous plants, not less than 20, A. S. Fuller.
C. H. Van Wagenen, $3, best and most tastefully arranged basket or bouquet of garden flowers by amateurs, Mrs. R. R. Story.
The Committee recommend special premium of $5 to Mr. Win. J. Reddy, gardener to Mrs. W. S. Packer, for a single specimen Orange and Lemon growing and fruited on same tree.
Also, that a special premium be awarded to Mr. A. C. Chamberlain, for his hanging baskets for ornamental flowers and fruit.
Special premium of $3 for a splendid specimen of the Scotch Thistle to Mrs. Henderson, Brooklyn.
Special premium of $5 for hardy trees in pots, to Parsons & Co.
Special premium of $3 for six variegated Fuchsias of great beauty to Mrs. John Humphries.
Special premium of $3 for a Lilium gigantium, to John Gadness, of Flushing.
Special premium of $5 for a Pyramid of Cut Flowers, to Thomas Cavanach.
Special premium of $10 for Plants grown in baskets of moss, to A. C Chamberlain.
Special premium of $3 for basket of Wild Flowers, to Mrs. John Humphries.
Special premium of $3 for 20 varieties of Gloxinias, to Andrew Bridgman.
The Spring Exhibition of the Society was held at the new Academy of Music, a very much better place than its former room. As we could not be present, we condense the following from notes sent us by a friend. The exhibition, we are glad to know, was a very good one for the season, and gave satisfaction to the public The Society is now putting forth its best efforts; and when the public become convinced that it is really a " lire thing," it will not want for encouragement The times, however, are most unpro-pitious. Not having received a list of prizes awarded, we append the list of contributions and leading articles, as sent us.
George Hamlyn, gardener to W, C. Langley, Esq., Bay Ridge, variegated and ornamental foliaged plants, such as Pavetta borbonica, Marantas, Caladinms, variegated Begonias, Sonerilla Margaritiacen, Erionema marmora, Dracena nobilis and terminalis, Tradescantia, Rhopalis, Cro-tons, Dieffenbachia variegata, New Pelargoniums, large plant of Chorozema, Musanda ponderosa, very singular and rare choice collection of Ericas and Azaleas.
Robert Murray, gardener to James Patrick, Esq., State Street, choice Azaleas, Tropoeolum tricolor, basket of cut flowers, Chorozema Henchmanii, Pentstemon intermedia, Boronia tetran-dia, Lechenaultia formosa.
John Eagan, gardener to J. Roch, Esq., Staten Island, stocks and Tropoeolum tricolor.
Geo. Stein, gardener to John T. Martin, Esq., Brooklyn, choice Azaleas, etc.
President J. W. De Grauw, choice Azaleas and miscellaneous plants.
B. C. Townsend, Esq., Bay Ridge, new and rare Caladiums.
John W. Wood, Washington Heights, splendid Stocks.
Louis Menand, Albany, N. Y., large collection of rare and variegated-leaved plants, consisting of the Fan Palm, Marantas, Dracenas, Begonias, Crotons, Golden Arbor Vit®, variegated Yucca and Daisy Ferns of the Golden, Silver, and Tree varieties. Also, the new and rare Tricolor Fern, Sago Palm, Erica, Pimelia, Aphelexis.
John Humphery, corner of De Kalb and Washington Avenues, Washingtonia gigantica, or mammoth Pine of California, Golden Arbor Vita*, Aucuba Japonic*, variegated Holly, very beautiful; variegated Pittosporum, Dracena spectabilis, 2 seedling Camellias, very fine; cut Camellias, choice Azaleas, variagated Begonias, new Fuchsias, American Pitcher Plant in flower, new Pelargonium, Indian Rubber Tree, Wardian Cases, or Parlor Conservatories, basket of Cut Flowers, 2 hand Bouquets, stand of Cut Flowers, stand of Pansies.
Poynter & Foddy, Smith Street, choice Verbenas and Roses.
James Weir, Bay Ridge, choice Roses, basket of Cut Flowers, table Bouquet.
Henry Hudson, Congress Street, hand Bouquets.
D. Sanl, Brooklyn, collection of Rhubarb, Lettuce, and Radishes.
O. Eberhardt, 218 Grand Street, New York, new style of Flower Pots, Hanging Baskets, Fern and Wardian Cases, Bouquet Stands, all made of zinc by a patent process, and beautifully ornamented like china.
Mr. Gordon, of Astoria, a fine general collection of plants.
Mr. Davenport, of Stamford, Conn., tasteful and well made wire baskets.
At a subsequent meeting of the Society, the President read an interesting paper on the Influence of Horticulture, extracts from which we shall give in our next.