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PREFACE.

The Thirteenth Volume of the Magazine has been enlarg.
ed by the addition of one hundred pages more than any
previous volume; and the following Table of Contents will
show the very great variety of information which it contains
in every department of Horticulture, especially on the culti-
vation of fruits, and descriptions of new and fine varieties.

C. M. H.
Boston, December 25, 1847.

CONTENTS.

ORIGINAL COMMUNICATIONS.

. 349

GENERAL SUBJECT.

On the Transplantation of the Coniferous

Forest Trees, (Pines, &c.,) of New Eng-
A Retrospective View of the Progress of land to the Southern States. By Dr. A.

Horticulture in the United States, dur- Mitchell, Portland, Me. In a letter to

ing the year 1846. By the Editor, 1 the Hon. H. A. S. Dearborn. Commu-

Taste in Horticulture and in Designs. By nicated by Gen. Dearborn,

Observer,

14 On the Importance of the Cultivation of

Observations upon the Potato Roc. By

the Oak, and other valuable Timber

22 Trees; with Observations on the Pre-

Zinc Labels for Trees. By

servation of Ship Timber, and the Pro-

Cambridge,

26 cess of Decay in Wood. By A. Mitchell,

A Comparative Notice of the Hog and M. D., Portland. In a letter to the Hon.

Jerusalem Artichokes, with a descrip-

H. A.S. Dearborn. Communicated by

tive account of the growth, habit and Gen. Dearborn,

385

use of the former variety. By Dr. M. On the Study and Pursuits of Botany.

A. Ward, Athens, Ga., .

30 By A. Mitchell, M. D. In a letter io

A Leaf from the History of Pomology in the Hon. H. A. S. Dearborn. Commu-

the Past. By T. S. Hamrickhouse,

nicated by Gen. Dearborn,

433

Coshocton, Ohio,

97

Instance of Effect of Boiling Water

on

Seeds. By X.,

100

HORTICULTURE.

Horticulture of the Past, as compared

with the Present. By T. S. Hunirick- Descriptive Account of Thirty-two Va-

house, Coshocton, Ohio,

. 145 rieties of the Grape, fruited in 1846.

On the Cultivation of the Arrow Root in

By J. F. Allen, Esq., Salem, Mass.

the United States, as an article of com-

With Remarks upon their general qual-

merce. By Dr. A. Mitchell, of Port- ities, &c.,

43

land, Me. In a letter to Hon. H. A. S. Root Grafting the Peach Tree and Rose ;

Dearborn. Communicated by Gen. Grafting the Pear upon the Apple; the

Dearborn,

193 Apricot on the Peach ; New Mode of

Guano, and'its application to Fruit Trees.

Raising Cucumbers, &c. By M. W.

the Editor,

241 Phillips, Esq., Log Hall, Edwards, Miss. 49

List of Tropical Plants which may be ac- Results of the cultivation of the Pear

climated in the Southern States. By and other Fruit in the Southern States.

Dr. A. Mitchell. In a letter to Hon.

By R. Chisholm, Esq., Corresponding

H. A. S. Dearborn. Communicated by Secretary of the Beaufort Agricultural

Gen. Dearborn,

289 Society,

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159

Observations on Root Pruning. By A. of the Vines, Temperature, &c.

H. Ernst, Cincinnati,

57 the Editor,

293

Descriptions and Engravings of Select Root Grafting Apple Trees. By a Flush-

Varieties of Pears. By the Editor,-

ing Propagator,

312

1. Van Assene, Henkel, Elizabeth (Van The strawberry Question. By the Editor, 347

Mons,) Coter, Doyenné d'Eté, Doy- May's Victoria Currant, with an Engray-

enné Boussock,

59

of the Fruit. By the Editor, . 392

2. Swan's Orange, Dallas, Calhoun, Mc Descriptions and Engravings of select v&-

Laughlin, Ropes, Pennsylvania, 243 rieties of Cherries. By the Editor, 394
3. Figue de Naples, Forelle, Ananas, Notice of Three New Varieties of Fruit.

Bezi de la Motle, Belle et Bonne, By Herman Wendell, M. D., Albany, N.
Thompson's,

337 Y. With Descriptions and Engravings.
4. Knight's (R. 1.) Seedling, Johonnot, By the Editor,

443
Winship's Seedling, Henrietta, Lee's Notice of two seedling Peaches. By s.
Seedling, Hanners,

481 T. Jones, Esq., Staten Island, N. Y.

Descriptions and Engravings of Select

With Descriptions of the Fruit. By

Varieties of Apples. By the Editor,--

the Editor,

447

1. Twenty Ounce, Northern Spy, Red Wendell's Moutled Bigarreau Cherry;

Canada,

70 with an Engraving of the Fruit. By

2. Early Joe, Fall Jennetting, Mars- Dr. Herman Wendell, Academy Park,
ton's Red Winter,

Albany, N. Y.,

494
3. Hawley, Melon, št. Lawrence,

535 Descriptions and Engravings of select va-
Descriptive Account of Prince's Paragon rieties of Plums. By the Editor,

529
Peach. By W. R. Prince, Flushing, L.I., 76 The Virgoulouse, or White Doyenné Pear.
Additional Remarks on the Northern Spy By S. D. P., New Haven, Coun.,

533

Apple. By J. H. Watts, Esq., Roch-

ester, N. Y.,

104

Some Accouni of the Cooper Apple and

FLORICULTURE.

its History. By T. S. Humrickhouse, . 105

Notice of some new Seedling Fruits of On the Cultivation of the Pelargonium,

the West, with a Description and En- with a Description of several new and

graving of the American White Winter fine Seedlings. By Edward Beck; Esq.,

Calville Apple. By A. Fahnestock, Worton Cottage, Isleworth, near Lon-

Lancaster, Ohio,

108 don,

34

Pomological Notices; or Notices respect- Floricultural and Botanical Notices of

ing New and Superior Fruits, worthy New and Beautiful Plants, figured in
of general cultivation. Notices of sey- Foreign Periodicals; with Descriptions
eral new Apples, Peaches and Grapes. of those recently introduced to, or orig.

By the Editor,

112. 448 inaled in, American Gardens, 77. 215. 315.

Remarks and General Hints on some few

378. 401. 495.510

varieties of the Pear. By S. Walker, Hydrangea jarómca, its Cultivation, with

Roxbury, Mass.,

118 an Engraving of the Plant. By the

George the IVth Peach. By W.R. Prince,

122

Flushing, L. I.,

120 on the cultivation and Treatinent of

Mr. Knight's seedling Pears. By the Edi-

Cape Heaihs, (Ericas.) By Jolin Cod.

tor,

150 ness, Gardener to Mr. J. L. L. F. War-

A Way to keep a Record of the Place of

ren, Brighton,

167

every Tree in an Orchard, by which La- Notice of some of the Mosses or New

bels are dispensed with. By T. S. Hum-

England. By William Oakes, Ipswich,

rickhouse, Coshocton, Ohio,

156 Mass.,

171

A Brief Account of three varieties of Ap- On the Propagation of stove and Green-

ples. By Asahel Foote, Esq., Williams- house Exotics; in a series of letters.

town, Mass.,

163 By Jumes Kennedy, Gardener to S. T.

Explanations in reference to two or three Jones, Staten Island, N. Y.

Western Apples ; with a Note npon a Letter I. Propagation by Seeds,

210

new variety called the Butter Sweet.

II. Propagation by Cuttings,

By T. S. Humrickhouse, Coshocton,

II. Propagation by Offsetts,

Ohio,

195

IV. Propagation by Layers, .

356

Some Account of the Oswego Buerré, or

V. Propagation by Inarching, . 357

Reid's Seedling Pear. By the Editor,. 198 VI. Propagation by Root Division 400

Some Remarks upon the Cooper Apple,

VII. Propagation by Leaves, .

and its Identity with other sorts. By

VIII. Propagation by Suckers,

452

A. II. Ernst, ('incinnati, Ohio,

200 IX. Propagation by Plant Division 452

The Currant, its Cultivation, &c. By J. Descriptions of eight new seedling Ver.

II. Watts, Rochester, N. Y.,

202

benas. By the Editor,

213

On the Cultivation and Treatment of the Notice of some of the Plants of New
Peach Tree in Cold Houses. By Tho- England. By William Oakes,

.

• 259
. 313

401

.

217
mas B. Cowan, Gardener to Dr. Dur- Some Account of the beautiful new shruh,
fee, Fall River, Mass.,

204 Spirm'a prunifolia, var. flore pleno, with
Notice of a new' Seedling Apple. By A. a Drawing of the same. Cominunicat-
Fahnestock, Lancaster, Ohio,

256 ed by M. Louis Van Houtte, Belgium, . 257

A Way to keep a Record of the Place of The Green-house and Conservatory in

every Tree in an Orchard, -with or

Summer,

263

without Labels. By M. W. Phillips, Descriptions of eight new varieties of

Edwards, Miss.,

291 Prairie Roses. By the Editor,

353

On the Cultivation and Treatment of the Garden Notes. By Dr. M. A. Ward,

Grape Vine in the Green-honse or Con-

Athens, Ga., .

492

servatory ; with a Diary of the Progress Notes on Gardons and Nurseries, :

• 436

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GENERAL NOTICES.

Pruning Pear Trees, 514; Pruning, 546;

Cultivation of Annual Flowers, 185; Pruning

Pruning the Vine, 547; Tagetes pinnata,

547.

the Pear Tree, 186 ; Destruction of Insects

by Hot Water, 226; The cultivation of the

Calceolaria as an Annual, 228; The culti-

FOREIGN NOTICES.

vation of the Dahlia, 229; Scarlet Pelargo- England.-Exhibition of the London Horti-

niums for winter blooming plants, 279; Root cultural Society, 419; Dahlius und Dahlia

Pruning Trees, 280; Culture of the Chinese Exhibitions for 1847, 547.

Primrose, 281; "Thinning Annual Plauts, 283; France.-Exhibition of the Royal Horticul-

Pot Culture of the Vine, 283; Root Pruning Tural Society of Paris, 508.

and Management of the Pear Tree, 318; Pro- Belgium.-Exhibition of the Agricultural and

pagation of Gloxinias, 323; Chrysanthe- Horticultural Society of Brussels, 550.

mums, 323; Carnations, Picotees and Pinks

--their Propagation, 325 ; Treatment of

DOMESTIC NOTICES.

Azaleas, 326; Exposing Green-house Plants Splendid Plantation of Pear Trees, 130; Re-
in Summer, 326; Cultivation of Aloysia marks on the Hog Artichoke, 130; Wm. S.
citriodora, 327; The Heartsease or Pansy, Sullivant, Esq., 130; Pleasant Experiment
327 ; Scarlet Pelargoniums for winter flow- with Andrómeda calyculata, 131; The Win-
ering, 327; Culture of Asparagus in Ger- ter in Georgia, 132, Horticulture in Ohio,
many, 361; Cultivating the Pine Apple in 132; Maine Pomological Society, 132; Gen-
the open air in England, 363; Window

esee Valley Horticultural Society, 133; Steu-
Flo 366; Propagation of Plants for benville Horticultural Society, Ohio, 133;
next season, 411; Pruning the Banksian Helianthus divaricatus and giganteus, 133;
Rose, 413; Replacement of Branches in New Grape in Ohio, 133; Muskeet Grass,
Fruit Trees, 413; Autumn Pruning Fruit 133; Decan's Superb Grape, 133; Scharges
Trees, 413, Culture of Vines in Pots, 414; Henling Grape, 133 ; Pittsburg Horticultu-
Cultivation of Tea China Roses, 416; Vine ral Society, Pa., 187; Pimeléa speciábilis,
Borders, 418; The Cultivation of the Cur. 187; Philips Sweeting Apple, 187; Supposed
rant and production of new varieties, 453 ; Influence of the Scion upon the Stock, 187;
Scarlet Pelargoniums, 456 ; Pruning Fruit Colmar d'Aremberg Pear, 188; Grosse Cal-
Trees, 457; Bottoin Heat, 458; Preparation ebasse Pear, 188; Beurré Langelier Pear,
of large shrubs for removal, 459; Preparing 188; Downing's Mammoth Rhubarb, 188;
for Winter, 460 ; Spring Bulbs, 502 ; Bulbs New Horticultural Societies, lE8; Horti-
in Pots, 503; Glazing, 505; Management of cultural Society in Montreal, C. W., 188;
Hawthorn Hedges, 505 ; Flower Forcing, Tom Thumb Geranium, 188; The Ameri-
506 ; Cultivation of Raspberries, 506 ; Cul- can Agricultural Association, 234 ; Liberal
ture of Tomatoes in the open air, 507; Burnt Donation to the Mass. Horticultural Soci-
Earth for Roses, and the mode of prepara- ety, 235; Osage Orange, 235; Exhibition
tion, 510; Proper Manure for Roses, 511; of the Mass. Horticultural Society, 235 ;
Moss Roses suitable for Pillar Roses, 512; Cultivation of the Fig and new varieties of
Bones as Manure, and their lise in the cul- the Pear, 236; Growth of Trees in the
ture of Pelargoniums, 512; Root Pruning Southern States, 237; Weather in Pennsyl-
Fruit Trees, 513; Experiment on Root vania, 328; Cultivating the l'each Tree, 328;

New Horticultural Societies, 329; The 142; Premiums on Camellias and Chinese
American White Winter Calville Apple, Primroses, 142; Exhibitions, 189; Pre-
329; Reid's Seedling Pear, 329 ; Hovey's miums on Azaleas and Plants, 189; Exhi-

Seedling Strawberry, 366 ; Premiums for bitions, 238; Exhibitions, 285; Premiums

new varieties of Strawberries and Rasp- for Pelargoniums and other plants, 285.

berries, 367 ; Burr's Seedling Strawberries, 287; Exhibitions, 331; Premiums for Plants,

367; Pistillate Strawberry Plants not pro- &c., 331, 332; Premiums for Roses, &c., 334;

ductive, 369 ; Two new Seedling Cherries, Lyman Fund, 377; Exhibitions, 378; Pre-

369; Albany and Rensellaer Horticultural miums for Prairie Roses, &c., 378; Exbibi-

Society, 369 ; Seeds of Grapes, 374; Cin- tions, 424 ; Mr. Beck's Prizes for Pelargon-

cinnati Horticultural Society, 374; Horti- jums, 424; Premiums for Plants, &c., 425;

cultural Exhibitions of the American In- Exhibitions, 462; Premiuins for Plants, &c.,

stitute, 375; The Nineteenth Annual Exhi- 463 ; Nineteenth Annual Exhibition, 466;

bition of the Mass. Horticultural Society, Premiums awarded at, 476; Exhibitions, 520;

375; Springfield Horticultural Society, 420; Ollicers elected for 1848, 521; Dahlia Exhi-

Wendell's Mottled Bigarreau Cherry, 422; bition, and Premiums for, 522; Exhibitions,

Seedling Peaches, 422; New Seedling Cher- 561.

ries, 422; The Colmar d'Aremberg Pear,

422; Houghton's Seedling Gooseberry, 422 ;

RETROSPECTIVE CRITICISM.

Exhibitions of Horticultural Societies, 423; Modesty, 80; Van Zandt's Superb Peach, 81;
Liberal Prizes for Pelargoniums, 423; Coe's

Richards's Beurré Pear, 526; The Fruits of

Transparent Cherry, 423; Richards's Beur-

America, 526.

ré Pear, 461; Fruit Convention in the West,

462; Rockingham Horticultural Society, ANSWERS TO CORRESPONDENTS.

Portsmouth, N. H., 462; Horticultural Ex-

hibitions, 462; Colmar d'Aremberg Pear, Polmaise Heating, 92 ; Achimenes picta, 92 ;

515; Rhode Island Horticultural Society,

Scarlet Pelargoniums, 92; Japan Lilies, 92;

515; The Boston Pine Strawberry, 515;

The best varieties of Apples, Pears, Cher-

ries and Plums, 93; Mildew on Grapes, 93;

First Annual Exhibition of the Albany and
Rensellaer Horticultural Society, 516 ; Ses-

Plants, 93; Raising Grape Vines from Seeds,

bania vesicaria, 554 ; New Grasses, 554;

94 ; Root Pruning, 142; Strawberries, 142;

Dahlias, 143; Cinerarias, 143; Pelargoniums,

Weather in Georgia,-New Dahlias, 554;

143.

Roses and Seedling Chrysanthemums, 555;

Rhode Island Horticultural Society, 555 ;

OBITUARY NOTICES.

Cleaveland Horticultural Society,559; Pears

in the Southern States, 561.

Death of M, Soulange Bodin, 190; Mr. S. Gir.

ling, 190; Death of R. Arthur, Esq., 190 ;

MASSACHUSETTS HORTICULTURAL Society.

Death of the Hon. and Rev. W. Herbert,

330; Death of Capt. Jona. Winship, 430;

Appropriation for 1847, 81; Exhibitions, 81;
Report of the Committee on Flowers,

Death of Henry Waggaman Edwards, 478 ;
awarding premiums for 1846, 82; Report of

Mr. James Wentworth, 527.

the Committee on Fruits, awarding pre-

miums for 1846, 85; Report of the Com-

HORTICULTURAL MEMORANDA.

mittee on Vegetables, awarding premiums January, 47; February, 95; March, 143; April,

for 1846, 88; Report of the Finance Com- 191: May, 239; June, 287; July, 335 ; Au-

mittee, 90; Prospective Premiums, 91; List gust, 383 ; September, 431; October, 479 ;

of Premiums for 1847, 134; Exhibitions, November, 527; December, 563.

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