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German ASTERS.—Premiums to be awarded 2d Saturday in Sept.
For the best display, a premium of

$4 00 For the 2d best,

3 00 For the 3d best,

2 00 BOUQUETS, WREATHS, DESIGNS, &c.

Premiums to be awarded at the Annual Exhibition. Vase BOUQUETS.–For the best pair suitable for the Bradlee Vases 10 00 For the 2d best,

6 00 For the best pair for the Society's Marble Vases,

10 00 For the 2d best,

6 00 PARLOR BOUQUETS.-For the best pair suitable for the parlor, 5 00 For the 2d best,

3 00 For the 3d best,

2 00 HAND BOUQUETS.–For the best pair, a premium of.

3 00 For the 2d best,

2 00 For the 3d best,

1 00 Grass BOUQUETS.-For the best composed of grass,

3 00 For the 2d best,

2 00 BOUQUETS CF INDIGENOUS FLOWERS. For the best, a premium of 3 00 For the 2d,

2 00 Moss Vases, BASKETS OF FLOWERS, or any other neat, appropriate

designs, suitable for the occasion. For the best, a premium of 12 00 For the 2d best,

8 00 For the 3d,

6 00 For the 4th,

. 5 00 WREATHS.-For the best, not less than thirty feet in length, 10 00 For the 2d best,

5 00 For the 3d best,

3 00 DAHLIAS.-Premiums to be awarded fourth Saturday in September.

Division A. PREMIER PRIZE.-Forthe best twelve dissimilar blooms, the Society's Silver Medal,

500 SPECIMEN BLOom.–For the best flower,

3 00 VARIOUS COLORS. For the best yellow, buff or orange; purple

or maroon ; crimson or claret; very dark ; white; edged or
tipped ; scarlet ; pink or rose ; a premium of $ 1 each,

8 00 Division B. CLASS I.-For the best twenty-four dissimilar blooms,

8 00 For the 2d best,

. 5 00 CLASS II.-For the best eighteen dissimilar blooms,

6 00 For the 2d best,

4 00 CLASS III.--For the best twelve dissimilar blooms,

5 00 For the 2d best,

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3 00 CHRYSANTHEMUMS.-Premiums to be awarded Nov. 13th. For the best twelve distinct varieties, in trusses,

3 00 For the 2d best,

2 00

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Herbaceous PERENNIALS.—For the best display through the season, the Society's Silver Medal,

$5 00 For the 2d best, a premium of

4 00 For the 3d best,

3 00 ANNUALS.-For the best display through the season, the Society's Silver Medal,

5 00 For the 2d best display, a premium of .

4 00 For the 3d best,

3 00 INDIGENOUS Plants. For the best display of the season,

3 00 For the 2d best,

2 00 CAMELLIAS.—Premiums to be awarded second Saturday in Feb.

For the best twelve varieties of cut flowers, with foliage, 8 00
For the 2d best,

5 00 Chinese PRIMROSE.-Premiums to be awarded 2d Saturday in Feb. For the best six varieties in pots, a premium of

3 00 For the 2d best,

2 00 Greenhouse Azaleas.—Premiums to be awarded second Saturday

in March.
For the best six varieties in pots,

6 00 For the 2d best,

4 00 PREMIUMS TO BE AWARDED AT THE WEEKLY EXHIBITIONS. For the best six Pot Plants, of different varieties, a premium of

$2 00 For the 2d best do.,

1 00 For the best large Bouquet for vases or parlor, com

posed of flowers gracefully arranged, a premium of 2 00 For the 2d best do.,

1 00 For the best six hand Bouquets,

2 00 For the 2d best do.,

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$650 00 For this purpose, one hundred dollars have been appropriated.

PREMIUMS FOR VEGETABLES. ASPARAGUS.-For the earliest and best, not less than three hunches, 5 00 Beets. For the best, (pure blood beet,) during the season, not less than twelve roots,

5 00 BROCCOLI.-For the best three heads, a premium of

5 00 BEANS.-For the best and earliest peck of string beans,

3 00 For the best and earliest Lima beans, not less than two quarts, 3 00 For the best and earliest variety of shell beans,

4 00 CUCUMBERS.–For the best pair under glass, previous to the first Saturday of June,

5 00 For the 2d best, a premium of .

3 00 For the best and earliest, of open culture, a premium of 3 00 CauliFLOWERS.-For the best and largest, during the season, not less than three heads,

5 00 For the 2d best a premium of

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CORN.- For the best and earliest sweet corn, not less than 12 ears, CABBAGE.-For the best drumhead cabbage, during the season, not less than three heads,

5 00 For the 2d best, a premium of

3 00 For the best Savoy cabbage, during the season, not less than three heads,

3 00 For the 2d best, a premium of

2 00 EGG Plants.—The best display, during the season,

5 00 LETTUCE.—For the best six heads, before the 1st Saturday in July, 3 00 Potatoes.-For the best, new seedling, of superior quality for the table, .

10 00 For the best and earliest peck, previous to Aug. 1,

3 00 Peas.-For the best and earliest peck in June,

3 00 RHUBARB.—For the largest and best, previous to the first Saturday in July, not less than twelve stalks,

5 00 Squashes.-For the best pure Canada squashes, not less than six in number,

5 00 For the greatest variety exhibited during the season,

5 00 TOMATOES.—For the best and earliest, not less than one dozen, 5 00 VEGETABLES.— For the best display and greatest variety at the weekly exhibitions, during the season,

10 00 For the 2d best, a premium of

5 00 For the best display and greatest variety at the ann'l exhibition, 10 00 For the 2d best, a premium of

7 00 For any new variety of vegetables suitable for the table, and worthy of cultivation, other than seedling potatoes,

6 00 CELERY.-For the best and largest blanched, not less than six roots, 5 00 For the 2d best, a premium of

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$150 00 For the Committee to establish premiums, S. WALKER, Chairman. The Rules and Regulations are the same as last season.

Feb. 6th.-An adjourned meeting of the Society was held to-day-the President in thc chair.

A report on a package of seeds, received from Prof. Fischer of the St. Petersburg Botanic Garden, was read by Prof. J. L. Russell, and the seeds were placed in the hands of Prof. Gray of Harvard University, with a request to report upon such as prove worthy of cultivation.

A letter was read from Dr. W. D. Brinkle, of Philadelphia, in regard to the origin and history of the Tyson pear. Dr. Brinkle states that he was first led to this inquiry, after reading our description of this fine variety, which we figured in our last volume (XII. p. 434), and he confirms the account we gave of it.

A letter was read from the Hon. Theodore Lyman, enclosing an order for a copy of Prof. Gray's new work, to be placed in the Library. The thanks of the Society were voted to Mr. Lyman.

The Finance Committee reported that they had purchased twenty-two shares of the stock of the Worcester Rail-road, amounting to $2458 50.

George C. Crowninshield, Boston, and Francis George Theiler, Dorchester, were admitted members.

Adjourned four weeks to March 6th.

Feb. 13th, Ethibited.—Flowers: From the President of the Society Twenty varieties of Camellias, viz., Albertus, Donckelaèrii, tricolor, ochroleuca, Palmer's, Perfection, fimbriàta, imbricata, Floyii, Gilesii, conspicua, eximia, Fòrdii, Wilderi, William IV., Eclipse, élegans, álba plena, Prátti, Colvillii, Chándleri and Duchesse d'Orleans; also, a fine cut specimen of Acacia spectábile, one of the finest of this showy family, and flowers of Chorízema várium.

Messrs. Hovey & Co. exhibited fourteen varieties of Camellias, as follows:-Flòyii, álba plena, Henri Favre, élegans, Vaúxii, Carswelliàna, Landréthii, corallina, tricolor, myrtifòlia, conspicua, Goussònia, Donckelaèrii and Chándlerii ; also six pots of Chinese primroses, two of which were the rare and beautiful double white, with several trusses of flowers on each. From W. Quant, 12 varieties of Camellias, and six pots of Chinese Primroses, among which was a seedling of a peculiar tint of blush, very pretty.

The Premiums for Camellias and Chinese Primroses were awarded today, as follows:

CAMELLIAS.-For the best twelve varieties of cut flowers with foliage, premium to Messrs. Hovey and Co., of $8.

For the second best twelve varieties, to W. Quant, a premium of $5.

A gratuity of $8 was also awarded to the President for a variety of Camellias.

Cuiness PRIMROSES.-For the best six plants, a premium to Wm. Quant,

of $3.

For the next best, a premium to Messrs Hovey & Co., of $2.

Art. III. Answers to Correspondents. Root PRUNING.-A. R. Pope. The best season for performing root pruning is in April. A trench should then be dug about three feet from the trunk of the tree, extending in a circle completely around it: All the rety large roots should then be cut clean off, either with a sharp spade or knife, being careful not to injure the small roots. The trench should then be filled up, and the ground properly manured and cultivated ; the following year, the results of the operation will be perceived, or, if not so decidedly then, the second year ; some trees are so very vigorous, that even cutting off the large roots does not check them at once. We should judge that the peach tree you speak of, however, was not the true kind; perhaps it is a seedling, and that is the cause of its non-productiveness.

STRAWBERRIES.-W. We stated, some time since, that the Black Prince was considered as worthless by the London Horticultural Society; those who cultivate it will find it so, in comparison with better kinds. The Swainstone seedling is also quite unworthy of cultivation ; it is a very high fiavored fruit, but only of medium size, and a poor bearer ; the vines quite tender in winter, and burnt by the sun in summer : in some situations, it may produce half a crop ; but all who cultivate it, will be greatly disappointed if they trust to the statements which have been made in regard to it. It has been cultivated around Boston six years, but we have never yet known a single box offered for sale, or but one box exhibited before the Massachusetts Horticultural Society.

Dahlias, J. P.-Dahlias have been so much improved, that the catalogues do not now contain any really poor varieties : but there is quite a variety of excellence in the many kinds which make up the great number. The following are twelve fine kinds for show flowers :-Admiral Stopford, Antagonist, Duke of York, Cleopatra, Marchioness of Ormonde, Harlequin, Arethusa, Orlando, Punch, Sir E. Antrobus, Beeswing and Standard of Perfection.

CINERARIAS. A Prize Exhibitor.—This beautiful tribe, which has recently been so much improved, is of easy cultivation, either by seeds, cuttings, or offsetts, and excellent articles will be found in our two last volumes on their growth. Raising from seeds, is the way to get new varieties, and if choice seeds are procured fine kinds may be expected. The seeds should be sown immediately, in a pot, placed in a hot-bed, or the green-house, and in spring the plants can be pricked out into the open ground. Taken up and properly potted in the autumn, they will make beautiful plants for exhibition in the spring of 1848.

PELARGONIUMS. C.-Twelve fine pelargoniums, of such kinds as can be obtained of our nurserymen, are as follows :-Sylph, Queen Phillippi, Celestial, Bridegroom, Priory Queen, Jenny Lind, Conservative, Sophia Matilda, Foster's Matilda, King John, Erectum and Medora. Beck's new seedlings are far superior to most of these, but they are yet rare, and none of them for sale in American collections till the next autumn.

HORTICULTURAL MEMORANDA

FOR MARCH.

FRUIT DEPARTMENT.

Grape Vines in the green-house will now have just broken their eyes, and will be pushing forward with vigor ; by the laiter part of this inonth, if they have been properly treated, the shoots will be about ten inches in length, and will show their flower-buds ; syringings should be freely given in all good weather, until the eyes are all broken, and the usual attention given to bending down the shoots, should the upper eyes get the advance of the lower ones : the main object with a good grape-grower, is, to break every eye. Vines in pots, which are now showing fruit, should be moderately supplied with water. A temperature of 45 to 50 deg. at night is ample for this month.

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