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.
Mr. Gk C. Thorburn has exhibited to us this new Cuphea, which promises to be useful as a bedding-out plant. The flowers are twice as long as our old favorite, and one-half is yellow. Mr; T. will introduce it next spring.
"The Concord Grape," says the American Agriculturist, "which caused so much discussion at its introduction some four years ago, is settling down to a place among standard fruits, in northern gardens. No grape was ever introduced with a louder flourish of trumpets, and few were ever assailed with severer criticism. It is gradually winning favor, and appears destined to become popular, where the Isabella will not ripen. A fruit grower in Connecticut recently informed us, that it has done remarkably. well with him, ripened this year by the 1st of September, while the Diana did not mature until the 16th, and the Isabella not until the last of the month. This is valuable testimony to its early maturity. The price has fallen from five dollars to one, and is now within the reach of all who desire it. "We hear of gentlemen who are making large plantations of it".