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.
We cannot do better than refer you to a short article, on pages 131 and 132 of our last volume. It gives some excellent and reliable hints on soil, potting, shifting, temperature, pruning, watering, Ac.
D. B. Williams. Procure the following ten sorts: Double White, Double variegated, Eclipse, Wilderii, Elegans, Duchess of Orleans, Imbricata, Sacco nova, Mrs. Abbey Wilder, Dunlap's Americana. Ton can procure young stocks for inarching of any of the large Camellia growers about New York or Philadelphia.
S. Feast & son inform us that the Camellias, "Feast's Perfection" and "Triumph of Baltimore," were originated by themselves, and that they did not purchase any of this tribe of plana at Dr. Edniondson's sale. Mr. Feast has hopes that he is in possession of a fine perpetual strawberry.
A Diving Bell that is entirely independent of suspension, its movements dependent on the will of those within it, has excited much interest abroad; it is perfectly safe, and capable of lifting enormous weights.
A New Cement of great value has been obtained by melting together, in an iron vessel, two parts, by weight, of common pitch with one part of gutta percha. It forms a homogeneous fluid, which is much more manageable for many useful purposes than gntta peroha alone.
A handsome Chinese variety, with something the character of the old double white; pure ground color, with an occasional streak of pink, the centre well filled.
A very handsome variety of the striped class, with imbricated close flowers; the ground color blush, with stripes and varied markings of pale rose-color, in the way of Alberti or Prince Albert. China.
A curious white imbricated variety, in which the petals are ranged in Beven curving or spiral lines, instead of alternating throughout in the usual way. An Italian variety.
A single-flowered Camellia, the flowers of a rose pink, and small; cultivated as C. euryoides (incorrectly) for many years at Ken.