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“Je voudrais échauffer tout l'univers de mon gout pour les jardins. Il me semble
qu'il est impossible qu’un méchant puisse l'avoir. Il n'est point de vertus que je ne
suppose à celui que aime à parler et à faire des jardins. Péres de famille, inspirez
la jardiomanie à vos enfans.”—Prince De Ligne.

VOL. XIII.,

1847.
(vol. II., NEW SERIES.)

EDITED BY C. M. HOVEY.

BOSTON:

PUBLISHED BY HOVEY AND CO, MERCHANTS ROW.

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.

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 Slates, dur- Mitchell, Portland, Me. In a letter to

ing the year 1846. By the Editor, 1 the Hon. H. A. 8. Dearborn. Cominu-
Tasie in Horticulture and in Designs. By picated by Gen. Dearborn,

349

Observer,

14 On the Importance of the Cultivation of

Observations upon the Potalo Rot. By

the Oak, and other valuable Timber

J. 8. B., Wesi Scituate, Mass 3. owen,

22 Trees; with Observations on the Pre-

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 to

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 l'resent. By T. S. Humrick- Descriptive Account of Thirty-two Va-

house, Coshocion, Ohio,

145 rieties of the Grape, fruited in 1846.

On the Cultivation of the Arrow Root in Ry 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 Treen.

Raising Cucumbers, &c. By M. W.

By 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,

55

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

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,-

312
1. Van Assene, Henkel, Elizabeth (Van The Strawberry Question. By ile Editor, 347

Mons.) Coter, Doyenné d'Eté, Doy- May's Victoria Currant, with an Engrav.
enné Boussock,

59 ing of the Fruit. By the Editor, : 392

2. Swan's Orange, Dallas, Calhoun, Mc Descriptions and Engravings of select va

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 Motte, Belle et Bonne, By Herman Wendell, M. D., Albany, N.

Thompson's,

337 Y. With Descriptions and Engravings.

4. Knight's (R! 1.) Seedling, Johonrot;

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 Motiled '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,

159
Albany, N. Y.,

494
3. Hawley, Melon, St. Lawrence,' 535 Descriptions and Engravings of select va-
Descriptive Account of Prince's Paragon rieries 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, Conn., .

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

ester, N. Y.,

104

Some Account of the Cooper Apple and

FLORICULTURE.

its History. By T. 8. 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 sev-

Foreign Periodicals; with Descriptions

eral new Apples, Peaches and Grapes. of those recently introduced to, or orig-

By the Editor,

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

Remarks and General Hints on some few

358. 401. 495.510

varieties of the Pear. By 8. Walker, Hydrangea japónica, its Cultivatiou, with

Roxbury, Mass.,

118 an Engraving of the Plaut. By the

George the IVth Peach. By w.r. Prince,

Editor,

122

Flushing, L. I.,

120 On the 'Cultivation and Treatment of

Mr. Knight's seedling Pears. By the Edi- Cape Heaths, (Ericas.) By Jolin Cad-

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 Oreliard, 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, Coshocion, Ohio,

156

Mass.,

171

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

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

town, Mass.,

163 By James Kennedy, Gardener to S. T.

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

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

210

new variety called the Butter Sweet.

II. Propagation by Cuttings,

259

By T. S. Humrickhouse, Coshocton,

Ill. Propagation by Olselts,

313

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, · 401

and its Identity with other sorts. By

VIII. Propagation by Suckers, 452

A. II. Ernst, Cincinnati, Ohio,

200 IX. Propagation by Plant Division 452

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

H. 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 blouses. By Tho-

England. By William Oakes,

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

204 Spirae'n prunifólia, var. flore pleno, with
Notice of a new Seedling Apple. By A. a Drawing of the sume. Communicat.
Fahnestock, Lancaster, Ohio,

256 ed by M. Louis Van Houtte, Belgium, . 257
A Way to keep a Record of the Place of The Green-louse and Conservatory in
every Tree in an Orchard, with or Summer,

263

withont Labels. By M. W. Phillips, Descriptions of eight new varieties of

Edwards, Miss.,

Prairie Roses. By the Editor,

353

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

Grape Vine in the Green-house or Con-

Athens, Ga.,

492

servatory, with a Diary of the Progress Notes on Gardens and Nurseries,

436

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GENERAL NOTICES.

Pruning Pear Trees, 514; Pruning, 546;

Cultivation of Annual Flowers, 185; Pruning

Pruning the Vine, 517; Tagetes pinnata,

547.

the Pear Tree, 186; Destruction of Insects

by Hot Water, 226; The cultivation of the

FOREIGN NOTICES.

Calceolaria as an Annual, 228; The culti-

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

piums for winter blooming plants, 279; Root cultural Society, 419; Dahlias and Dahlia

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

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

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

and Management of the Penr 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 Fog Artichoke, 130; Win. S.
citriodora, 327; The Heartsease or Pansy, Sullivant, Esq., 130; Pleasant Experiment
327 ; Scarlet Pelargoniums for winter flow- with Andrómeda calyculata, 13); 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 Horticnltural Society, 133; Steu-
Flowers, 366; Propagation of Plants for benville Horricultural Society, Ohio, 133;
next season, 411; Pruning the Banksian llelianthus divaricatus and giganteus, 193;
Rose, 413; Replacement of Branches in New Grape in Ohio, 133; Muskect 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 ; Pitisburg Horticultu-
Cultivation of Tea China Roses, 416; Vine ral Society, Pa., 187; Pinielea speciábilis,
Borders, 418; The Cultivation of the Cur. 127; 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'Arenberg Pear, 188; Grosse Cal-
Trees, 457; Bottom Heat, 458; Preparation ebasse Pear, 188; Beurré Langelier Pear,
of large shrubs for removal, 159; Preparing 188; Downing's Mammoth Rhubarb, 188
for Winter, 460 ; Spring Bulbs, 502 ; Bulbs New Horticultural Societies, 168; Horti-
in Pots, 503; Glazing, 505; Manageinent 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, 231; Liberal
ture of Tomatoes in the open air, 507; Burnt Donation to the Mass. Horticulural 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. Horticul:ural Society, 235 ;
Moss Roses suitable for Pillar Roses, 512; Cultivation of the Fig and new varieties of
Bones as Manure, and their use 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 Rool vania, 323; Cultivating the Peuch Tree, 28;

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