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.
Catalogue des Onions, de Fleurs, et Fraisiers qui se trouvent -ones Vilmorin-Andrieux et Cie. Paris, 1857.
Catalogue des Graines, de Fleurs, ditto, do.
The Lawton, or New Rochelle Blackberry, its Origin, History, Characteristics, and Culture. New York: Drew & French, 85 Broadway, N. Y.
Illustrated Annual Register of Rural Affairs for 1858. No. 4. Albany: Luther Tucker & Son. A very good manual for housekeepers in the country, and illustrated, the title • enumerating "one hundred and thirty engravings.11
Catalogue of Fruit and Ornamental Trees, cultivated and for sale at Schenectady, N. Y., by C. Reagles & Son. 25th edition. Rich in fruit.
Descriptive Catalogue of Fruit and Ornamental Trees and Greenhouse Plants, for sale by Thorp, Smith & Hanchett, Syracuse, N. Y. This is one of the best catalogues we have ever examined; the firm from which it comes takes its place among the first cultivators of the country. We should say, from a perusal of the catalogue, that it was reliable.
Catalogue of Fruit and Ornamental Trees and Plants, cultivated and for sale at the Lebanon Nurseries, Pittsburg, Pa., by Blackstone and Ammon. We are glad to see so good a list from our own State.
Catalogue abridged of M. Kelly and Co.'s Trees and Plants, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Robert Buist's Catalogue of Select Fruits, Philadelphia. A great and valuable list.
Catalogue of Fruit and Ornamental Trees, etc., cultivated at the Fruitland Nurseries, Augusta, Ga., by Dr. Redmond. An excellent selection. *
A Descriptive Catalogue of Fruit and Ornamental Trees, Deciduous and Evergreen Trees and Shrubs, Rosea, etc., cultivated and for sale at Forest Nursery, near Elkton, Todd County, Ky., by J. S. Downer & Son. If we are to judge by this catalogue, Kentucky possesses almost everything we have on the Atlantic coast.
Supplement to the Descriptive Catalogue of Andr6 Leroy's Nurseries, Angers, France, 1857.
Descriptive Catalogue of Fruit and Ornamental Trees, &o., for sale by Edwin Allen, at the New Brunswick Nurseries, N. J., for 1857-8.
Etablissement de Horticulture de Pele, Rue de Louroine, Paris. Choix de Plantes nouvelle ou rare, 1857*
The Illustrated Annual Register of Rural Aflairs for 1868. Albany: Luther Tucker & Son. Excellent as usual, and deserving a large circulation. Aa compared with the silly old almanacs, made merely to sell old rags, it is an astonishing advance. The publishers have also combined the Annual Register for the three previous years into one volume, which makes a most portly and valuable publication, full of cuts and facts.
Mr. Joseph Harris, of the Genesee Farmer, also issues this year another of his Rural Annual, quite as excellent as the former, and promising to become a permanent favorite; it shows great industry in the editor's department. See advertisement.
Descriptive Catalogue of Fruits, cultivated and for sale by John R. Stanford, at Pomona. Hall Nursery, Clarkesville, Habersham County, Georgia, which State promises to be one of our best fruit gardens. Mr. Stanford's catalogue deserves attention.
Mr. Kelly & Co.'s Abridged Catalogue of Trees and Plants, for the autumn of 1867 and spring of 1858. Cincinnati, Ohio.
Complete Set of the Catalogues of A. Frost & Co., Rochester, N. T., containing most articles known to the trade. These make quite an octavo volume, and are additional evidence of the industry and intelligence in horticultural matters that are accumulating daily around us.
Descriptive Catalogue of Fruits, cultivated and for sale at the Mount Hope Nurseries, Rochester, N. Y. Ellwanger & Barry, Proprietors.
Descriptive Catalogue of Hardy Ornamental Trees, Shrubs, Roses, etc. Ellwanger & Barry, Rochester, N. Y.
Special Select Catalogue of Extra Large Fruit-Trees in a bearing state, and of Ornamental Trees and Shrubs, etc. W. R. Prince & Co., Flushing, near New York.
Catalogue of Fruit and Ornamental Trees, etc, cultivated and for sale by Peters, Harnden & Co., Atlanta, Ga. This is one of the oldest established nurseries in the South, and there has been added to it lately upwards of 200 acres, embracing extensive orchards and vine-ymrda for testing fruits.
The Cincinnati Cemetery, of Spring Grove. Report for 1857. A very handsome octavo volume, with excellent illustrations of tasteful monuments. We see in it the hands of two of our valued friends, R. Buchanan and A. H. Ernst, Esq*., to the latter of whom we are Indebted for the work.
I>r. John A. Warder, President of the Cincinnati Horticultural Society, announces a book on fruits in preparation.
Annual Report of the Managers of the Chester County Agricultural Society, West Chester, Pa., with the oration amply interspersed with poetical quotations.
A Descriptive Catalogue of Fruit and Ornamental Trees, Deciduous and Evergreen Trees and Shrubs, Roses, Dahlias, and Flowering Plants, Camellia Japonicas, Azaleas, and other Greenhouse Plants, cultivated and for sale at the Forest Nursery, near Eikton, Todd County, Ky. By J. S. Downer & Son, 1857. Kentucky possesses a soil and climate well adapted to make it a garden, and we are glad to know that it has, in Mr. Downer and his son, most useful, practical, and honest nurserymen, who are distributing with success every variety of trees and ornamental shrubbery which can be procured in America and abroad. Our letters frequently mention the Messrs. Downer with the highest approval. One of our promised pleasures is a revisit to the gardens and farms of Kentucky. Some of Mr. Downer's friends have greatly misunderstood a notice of his former catalogue, which has been explained to him to his entire satisfaction.
Catalogue of Fruit and Ornamental Trees, Evergreens, Flowering Shrubs and Plants, Roses, etc., at the Morris Nurseries. Cultivated and for sale by J. S. Darlington & Co., Westchester, Pa., one of the establishments in which Pennsylvania justly takes a pride.
Mr. Baumann, of Bollwiller, in the Upper Rhine, has issued a Catalogue in English, of the plants he has for sale. It is rich in fruit trees cultivated on the continent of North Europe, in a bad climate, and it has the reputation of the sorts being correctly named.
Catalogue of Fruits and Ornamental Trees, Evergreens, etc. etc., cultivated and for sale at the Hopewell Nurseries, near Fredericksburg, Va. Henry R. Robey, proprietor. This catalogue contains a most valuable list of apples of Southern origin, and will, we trust, receive attention from our numerous Southern readers.
Catalogue of the Gilead Nursery, near Cardington, Monroe County, Ohio. W. B. Lipsey, proprietor. An excellent list.
Brldgeman's Descriptive Catalogue, No. 4. Fruit and Ornamental Trees, Shrubs, Vines, etc, for sale at Nos. 876 and 878 Broadway, New York. Nursery and Greenhouses, Astoria, N. T. This is a very carefully prepared and accurate list of the best ornamental and fruit-trees, well deserving the attention of planters, gardeners, etc. At the establishment of the Messrs. Bridgeman, every desirable article in their line may be obtained.
A. Frost & Co.'s Descriptive Catalogue of Fruits, cultivated and sold at the Genesee Valley Nurseries, Rochester, N. Y. An ample list of a great assortment, every way worthy of attention. We are pleased to see these gentlemen's remarks on dwarf pear-trees, which they recommend for the garden and for amateurs only. They admit that much dissatisfao-tion has arisen from want of care in their cultivation, and a selection of varieties not suited to the quince stock. When the mania raged the most, too little attention was paid to this matter, and of the millions of trees planted, a large portion have been abandoned. Better information now exists, and amateurs may pat their orders into safe hands like Messrs. Frost & Co, whose large octavo catalogue should be one to keep and refer to. A volume of bound catalogues is an excellent thing to preserve, and we are glad to see our best nurserymen adopting a uniform size, which suits them for such a purpose.
Supplementary list of New Roses, Bedding Plants, etc. Negley & Co., Pittsburg, Pa. All that is new and excellent is here offered for sale.
Supplement et Extrait du Catalogue des Plantes Exotiques cultivees dans les serres de J. Linden, a Bruxelles, 1858.
List of Plants cultivated and sold by Geo. C. Thorburn, Newark, N. J. A most choice collection, including Dahlias, etc. etc. etc.
Thirty-Fifth Annual Report of the Mercantile Library Company of Philadelphia, Jan. 7, 1858. An excellent institution, which is moulding the mind of a large class of our fellow-citisens.
Report of the State Agricultural Society Of California. This arrived too late for notice; it is a very interesting volume, and relates so many marvels of horticulture that we shall make an abstract for the ensuing number.
Biddy and the "Old Dominion," is a pamphlet giving an account of Arthur's "Old Dominion Coffee-Pot," of which many cooks give a good account.
Catalogue of 1857 and 1858 of Fruit and Ornamental Treess Vines, etc, for sale by Isaac Pullen, near Hightstown, N. J. Full and correct.
Premiums and Regulations for the Ninth Annual Fair of the Ohio State Board of Agriculture, to be held at Sandusky the 15th, 16th and 17th of September, 1858. Characterized by the good sense and practical knowledge of our Ohio friends.
Annual Report of the Agricultural Society Of the State of New Jersey. The Jerseymen are determined not to be left behind in the race, and if any State was ever well situated as regards two markets, New Jersey is the one. She has an important mission to fulfil and is actively engaged in doing it.