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show their buds, and will require much attention at this early season. Vines in pots may now be brought into the greenhouse, where they will push their buds early, and ripen a good crop of fruit, if properly managed.

Peach Trees in pots may now be brought into the greenhouse or vinery. Figs in pots may be also forced in the same way.

Scions of fruit trees may be cut now, and placed away for use in spring. Insert the lower ends in a box of earth.

FLOWER DEPARTMENT.

Camellias will now be the most brilliant ornaments of the greenhouse, and will continue so until the roses begin to open their blossoms. But to enjoy a good collection of this splendid flower, it is necessary that the plants should be in the most healthy and flourishing condition. They should be well shaped, the foliage deep green, glossy and rich, and the decaying flowers should also be gathered every morning. An occasional syringing should be given on fine days, with perfectly clean water, and with a good supply of moisture at the roots they will continue to flourish and give an abundance of flowers. Attend to the impregnation of the flowers if seeds are wanted.

Japan Lilies should now be carefully repotted, injuring none of the fleshy roots; the offsets should be carefully taken off and placed in small pots. The best soil is peat and leaf mould, with a very small quantity of loana and sand. Place in a cool shady situation till the tops appear above the soil.

Dahlias for very early flowering should be potted this month.

Roses will now be coming forward rapidly, and will need attention. Syringe freely, and keep the earth sufficiently moist without being too wet. Fumigate as often as the green fly appears; and water every 10 or 15 days with weak guano. Repot young plants rooted in August.

Pelargoniums will now be acquiring strength to push their new growth, as soon as they are repotted the last part of the month. Keep them rather dry, and as near the light as possible.

Gloxinias, Gesneras and Achimenes may be potted now, and placed in the warmest part of the house, when they will come forward early.

Azaleas may now begin to have rather more liberal supplies of water.
Cactuses should now be rather sparingly watered.

Fuchsias intended for raising young plants should now be placed in a warm situation, in order to induce them to make shoots for cuttings. Old plants do well headed quite down to the ground; they then throw up a strong straight shoot.

Pansy seed may now be sown to supply young plants for early planting in the borders.

Nemophilas should now have another shift into the next size pots.

Heaths will require attention ; if the pots are full of roots, let the plants be shifted at once; water carefully, and syringe occasionally over the tops.

Verbenas should be repotted now.

TO READERS AND CORRESPONDENTS.

It is a subject of congratulation, that, after a period of twelve years, we are able to commence a New Volume, and present a list of communications fully equal, if not superior, to any number which we have yet published. Our thanks are due to our many kind contributors, who have so crowded us with their favors, that we are obliged to defer a variety of Miscellaneous Intelligence to our next, notwithstanding we have added EIGHT pages to this number. We must also not omit to return our hearty thanks to our numerous friends and correspondents in all parts of the country for the kind expressions which have been tendered to us while about cominencing a new volume. We can only say, that we hope we may continue to merit their confidence and esteem.

If there is any article, to which we should call especial attention, it is that upon the Grape by Mr. Allen: to gentlemen who intend to cultivate this fruit, it is invaluable: but we need not particularize where all are so interesting

Our correspondents who have sent us many questions upon various subjects, must give us their indulgence till the next number, when the ti shall all be fully answered.

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CONTENTS.

ORIGINAL COMMUNICATIONS.

General Subject.

Page Arr. I. Root Grafting the Peach Tree and Rose; Grast.

ing the Pear upon the Apple; the Apricot on the Peach;
new Mode of raising Cucumbers, &c. By M. W. Pbil-
lips, Esq., Log Ilall, Edwards, Miss.,

49

Llorticulture.
Art, II. Results of the Cultivation of the Pear and other

Fruit in the Southern States. By R. Chisholm, Esq.,
Corresponding Secretary of the Beaufort Agricultural
Society,

. 55 ART. III. Observations on Root Pruning. By A. H. Ernst. Cincinnati,

57 ART. IV. Descriptions and Engravings of Select Varieties of Pears. By the Editor,

59 ART. V. Descriptions and Engravings of three New Apples. By the Editor,

70 Art. VI. Descriptive Account of Prince's Paragon Peach. By W. R. Prince, Flushing, L. I.,

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Floricullure.

ART. VII. Floricultural and Botanical Notices of New and

Beautiful Plants, figured in Foreign Periodicals; with
Descriptions of those recently introduced to, or origi-
nated in, American Gardens,

77

Miscellaneous INTELLIGENCE.
Art. I...... Retrospective Criticism, .
Art. II..... Massachusetts Horticultural Society,
Art. III...Answers to Correspondents,
HORTICULTURAL MEMORANDA for February,

80 RI 92 95

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