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TO READERS AND CORRESPONDENTS.

The variety of information in the present number we commend to the attention of our readers. The article on the Cultivation of the Peach is seasonable, and just to the point. Mr. Cowan's long practice at Col. Perkins's celebrated peach-houses, from his boyhood up, during a series of years, when he had the charge of the houses under his father, gave him the opportunity of a good practice, and his advice may be safely followed. The interesting Review of Mr. Emerson's Report on Trees and Shrubs has been concluded; and the Miscellaneous Intelligence is replete with valuable information, especially the remarks on the Culture of the Dahlia, and on Root-Pruning Trees.

Our thanks are due to Henry Rice, Esq., Dr. H. Wendell, of Albany, N. Y., Rev. A. R. Pope, Kingston, Mass., and G. Greene, Esq., Norwich, Conn., for scions of various fruits.

IT We would call attention to our prospectus of the Fruits of America, the first number of which appeared simultaneously with this Magazine.

SAXTON & Miles are no longer our agents in New York,

James Hogg, Seedsman, Broadway, will act as our Agent in New York.

Received - Manuscript communications from A. H. Ernst, R. Chisholm, T. B. Cowan, T. S. Humrickhouse, D. H. Wendell, E. Beck, Gen. Dearborn, J. Kennedy, J. H. Watts, R.

Payments for the Magazine, from April 1, to May 1, 1847 : Henry Lyons, sub. vol. 13, $3 00 Samuel Jordan, vol. 12, $3 00 J. C. Holmes, vol. 13, . 3 00 J. A. Tainter, vol. 13, 3 00 N. J. Becar, vols. 11 & 12, 6 00 J. P. Wetherell, vols. 11 S. A. Gustine, vols. 9 and

and 12,

6 00 10,

6 00/C, M. Keller, vol. 13,. 3 00

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AGENTS FOR THE Magazine.-C. C. Little & Brown, Otis, Broaders & Co, and Jordan & Co. Boston. F. Putnam, Salem, G. H. Carleton & Co, Lowell. Geo. C. Daniels, Providence, R. I. J. F. Shores & Son, Portsmouth, N. H. Dr. E. W. Bull, Hartford, Conn. J. M. Thorburn & Co., New York. D. Landreth & Munns, and R. Buist, Philadelphia. R. Sinclair, Jr. & Co. Baltimore. J. F. Callan, Washington, D. C. J. R. Cotting, Milledgeville, Ga. C. M, Dewey, Rochester, N. Y.

PROSPECTUS

OF THE

THIRTEENTH VOLUME

(New Series—Vol. III.)

OF THE

MAGAZINE OF HORTICULTURE,

EDITED BY C. M. HOVEY.

Published in monthly octavo numbers.-At $3 per year in advance.

A few complete sets, in 12 Volumes, may be had, half bound.

THE THIRD VOLUME of the New Series of the Magazine, (13th of the entire work,) commenced January 1, 1847.

It will be the object of the Magazine to continue to record all the discoveries and improvements in the art of Gardening-progressive as it must be-and to disseminate widely all new or improved modes of cultivation. In POMOLOGY, the same descriptions and engravings of fruits and brief notices of all new or little known varieties, as they are yearly introduced-will form its PRINCIPAL and attractive feature. In this department the Editor will have the assistance of the most experienced Pomologists in New England. Already a larger number of NEW FRUITS have been described in the Magazine, than in any other work extant. The entire experience of the late Mr. Manning, extending over a space of quarter of a century, will be found in the several volumes. The very large and extensive collection of pears and other fruits in New England affords facilities for descriptions of fruits unequalled in other sections of the country

But we need not recapitulate all the various subjects which have filled the pages of the Magazine, as a reference to any volume will be the best evidence of what has been accomplished. Neither will our readers wish us to make any new promises of what we intend to offer in the coming volume. Already have we added many pages to the present one; and we may here say, that the number will be increased hereafter, so as to enable us to better accommodate our many and kind correspondents, in every part of the country. Our FOREIGN CORRESPONDENCE, we are happy to state, has been extended, and our facilities for obtaining the earliest information of new fruits, flowers, and trees, greatly increased. LANDSCAPE GARDENING AND ARBORICULTURE will continue to receive particular attention; and notices and descriptions of select trees and shrubs, for the guidance of gentlemen forming suburban residences, will be occasionally given, as well as engravings of some of the more rare kinds. In Rural Architecture we shall offer designs of select villas, specimens of which have appeared in previous volumes. An IMPORTANT FEATURE has been added to the Miscellaneous Department, by which a page or two in each number will be devoted to correspondents and readers who may be desirous of asking any questions relative to any department of Gardening.

The Monthly CALENDAR OF HORTICULTURAL OPERATIONS will also be more full and complete.

The first number of the New Volume was issued on the first of January, 1847. It will be printed in the same superior style, on the finest paper, and will be embellished by an increased number of engravings, forining a volume of nearly 600 pages, at $3 a year in advance.

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CONTENTS

ORIGINAL COMMUNICATIONS.

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General Subject.

Page. Art. I. Guano, and its Application to Fruit Trees. By the Editor,

241 Horticulture. ART. II. Descriptions and Engravings of Select Varieties of Pears. By the Editor,

243 Art. III. Notice of a New Seedling Apple.

By A. Fahnestock, Lancaster, Ohio,

256 Floriculture ART. IV. Some Account of the Beautiful New Shrub Spiræ'a

prunifolia, var, fore pleno, with a Drawing of the Same.
Communicated by M. Louis Van Houtte, Belgium,

257 Art. V. On the Propagation of Stove and Ġreenhouse Exotics : in a Series of Letters.

By James Kennedy, Gardener to S. T. Jones, Staten Island, New York, ·

259 Art. VI. The Greenhouse and Conservatory in Summer,

263 Reviews. Art. I. The Fruits of America, containing a Selection of

all the choicest Varieties cultivated in the United States.
By C. M. Hovey, Editor of the Magazine of Horticul.
ture.
In Octavo and Quarto Numbers

every

alternate month ; with four splendid colored plates, and eight

pages of letter-press. Boston. 1847,
ART. II. A Dictionary of Modern Gardening. By George

William Johnson, Esq., Fellow of the Horticultural So.
ciety of India, &c. : with One Hundred and Eighty Wood
Cuts. Edited, with numerous Additions, by David Lan-
dreth, of Philadelphia. 1 Vol. 12mo. pp. 635. Philadel-

phia. 1847,
ART. III. The Journal of the Horticultural Society of Lon-

don. In Quarterly Numbers Bro. Eighty pages each, 276 ART. IV. A Brief Compend of American Agriculture. By

R. L. Allen. 12mo. pp. 437. 2d Edition. New York.
1847, .

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MISCELLANEOUS INTELLIGENCE.
Art. I.......General Notices,
ART. II....Massachusetts Horticultural Society,
HORTICULTURAL MEMORANDA for June,

279 294 287

SPLENDID NEW WORK ON FRUIT.

THE

FRUITS OF AMERICA,

BY C. M. HOVEY,

EDITOR OF THE MAGAZINE OF HORTICULTURE.

CONTAINING RICHLY COLORED ENGRAVINGS,

ACCOMPANIED WITII THE WOOD AND FOLIAGE, OF ALL THE CHOICEST

FRUITS CULTIVATED IN THE UNITED STATES.

From Paintings from Nature, made expressly for this Worth,

BY W. SHARP,

CHROMOLITHED AND RETOUCHED UNDER HIS DIRECTION.

THE LETTER PRESS TO CONTAIN A FULL DESCRIPTION OF THE FRUITS, THE HABIT
OF GROWTH OF THE TREES, COLOR OF THE WOOD, AND FORM OF THE
LEAVES : THE SYNONYMS UNDER WHICH EACH VARIETY IS KNOWN,
THE ORIGIN AND PERIOD OF INTRODUCTION, AND ALL OTHER

PARTICULARS OF IMPORTANCE TO THE POMOLOGIST.

The Work will appear in Royal Octavo Numbers, (uniform with Audubon's Birds of America,) and will contain four plates each, with Eight Pages of letter-press, on the finest paper, and in beautiful type ; the Original Paintings executed by that distinguished artist, W. Sharp, chromolithed and retouched under his eye. The text will give all the Synonyms under which each variety is known, its origin, when to be ascertained, its period of introduction, with an accurate description of the Habit of the Tree, Wood, Leaves, Flowers, and Fruit, the Period of Ripening, and all other particulars worthy of note. The whole, with a few exceptions in the early numbers, from Specimen Trees in the extensive collection of the Author, where their comparative merits, in the same soil and locality, can be correctly estimated.

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