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CON T ENTS.

ORIGINAL COMMUNICATIONS.

Horticulture.

Page. Art. I. Descriptions and Engravings of Select Varieties of Pears. By the Editor,

481 Art. II. Garden Notes. By Dr. M. A. Ward, Athens, Ga., 492 ART. III. Wendell's Mottled Bigarreau Cherry; with an

Engraving of the Fruit. By Dr. Herman Wendell, Acad.
emy Park, Albany, N. Y.,. .

494

Floriculture.

Art. IV. Floricultural and Botanical Notices of New and

Beautiful Plants figured in Foreign Periodicals; with
Descriptions of those recently introduced to, or originat-
ed in, American Gardens,.

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MISCELLANEOUS INTELLIGENCE.

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Art I........General Notices,
Art. II.....Foreign Notices,
Art. III....Domestic Notices,
Art. IV.... Massachusetts Horticultural Society, .
Art. V..... Retrospective Criticism,
Art. VI....Obituary,.
IIORTICULTURAL MEMORANDA for November,

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Printed by Dutton & Wentworth, No. 37 Congress Si, Bostor.

THE

FRUITS OF AMERICA.

The First Number was issued in April, 1847, and the succeed

ing Nos. will appear on the First of every alternate month.

No. I contained the following varieties of fruits :

BEURRE D'AREMBERG PEAR,
GLOUT MORCEAU PEAR,
Van Mons LEON LE CLERC PEAR,

BALDWIN APPLE.
No. II contained the following :-

VICOMPTE DE Spoelberch PEAR,
WINTER Nelis PEAR,
Sieulle Pear,

NORTHERN SPY APPLE.
No. III will appear in October, and will contain the following :-

Swan's ORANGE Pear,
Sweet MONTMORENCY CHERRY,
Hover's SEEDLING STRAWBERRY,

Boston PINE STRAWBERRY.
No. IV will be issued in December, and will contain the following :-

EARLY CRAWFORD PEACH,
DOYENNE' Boussock PEAR,
RostieZER PEAR,
RED ASTRACHAN APPLE.

TERMS OF SUBSORIPTION: In Royal Octavo, richly colored, at $1 per number, payable on delivery. A limited number of impressions in Imperial quarto, very

highly finished, $2 per number.

BOSTON: PUBLISHED BY C. C. LITTLE AND J. BROWN, 112, WASHINGTON STREET ;

HOVEY & CO., 7, MERCHANTs Row.

NEW YORK:
D. APPLETON & Co., 200 BROADWAY.

PHILADELPHIA:
G. S. APPLETON, CHESTNUT STREET.

LONDON:
WILLIAM SMITH, 113, FLEET STREET,

RARE AND CHOICE VARIETIES OF PEARS.

HOVEY & CO. Respectfully invite the attention of amateur cultivators to their immense collection of Fruit Trees, of all kinds, more particularly pears, embracing every variety to be obtained either in Europe or in this country. Their collection is unequalled, both for extent and variety. Upwards of six hundred specimen trees have been planted out on the borders of the walks, extending a mile, a great many of which are already in bearing, affording a fine opportunity for the inspection of the fruit.

They would particularly invite attention to the following kinds, of which they have a fine stock, with the exception of the very rare sorts, of which the number is limited :

Swan's Orange, (or Onondaga).—The finest and largest autumn pear known. Fine thrifty trees, $2 each.

Beurré Langelier.-A fine melting January pear. Fine trees, of all sizes, $1 to $5 each.

Jersey Gratioli.—One of the richest October pears. $1 each.
Vicompte de Spoelberch.-A new and fine winter pear. $1 each.
Rostiezer. -A delicious variety, ripe in September. $1 each.
Tyson.—A very rich native fruit. . $1 each.
Paradise d'Automne. One of the finest pears. $1 each.
Comtesse de Lunay.—A very beautiful and fine pear. $1 each.
Las Canas.-Of the most delicious character. $1 each.
Coter.—A new and very fine December pear. $1 each.

Grosse Calebasse.- Fruit said to weigh upwards of twenty ounces, and to be eight inches long. Fine trees, $2 each.

Doyenne Boussock.—A very large and delicious October pear. $1 50 each.

St. André.-A new pear from Van Mons, very fine. $1 each.
1482 Van Mons, received by Mr. Manning, a fine pear. $1 each.
135 Van Mons, another from the same source, extra. $1 each.
Louise d'Orleans.-A celebrated new pear. $2 each.
Simon Bouvier.-A new and superior variety. $2 each.

With many others equally new and rare, of which the following are enumerated :De Lepene,

Odette St. Denis,
Rondelet,

Poire Cire,
Hull,

Seigneur,
Caen du France,

Mallot,
Hannas,

Doyenné d'Ete,
Inconnue Van Mons,

Monarch,
292 Van Mons,

Dunmore,
1191 Van Mons,

Poire d'Albret,
Princess Royal,

Belle apres Noel,
Suffolk Thorn,

Boucquia,
Bonne de Malines,

Cross,
Whitfield,

Dundas,
Lawrence,

Lucien le Clerc,
St. Denis,

Triumph de Jodoigne,
Guernsey Beurré,

Beurré de Sterckinan,
Locke,

Elizabeth, (Van Mons).
Episcopal,

Elizabeth, Edwards's).

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