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THE

AMERICAN

GARDENER'S MAGAZINE,

AND

REGISTER

OF

USEFUL DISCOVERIES AND IMPROVEMENTS IN HORTICULTURE

AND RURAL AFFAIRS.

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By C. M. HOVEY AND P. B. HOVEY, JR.

BOSTON:

PUBLISHED BY HOVEY & CO., CORNHILL.

1836.

BOSTON: Printed by MANNING & FISHER,

No. 8 Congress St.

PREFACE.

In the Second Volume of the American Gardener's Magazine, an additional quantity of information will be found, for which we refer the reader to the table of contents. For this we are indebted to the continued kindness of our correspondents: our own experience as conductors has also enabled us to add more interest to the work.

In this Volume, agreeably to our intentions as stated at the close of the first, we have commenced giving plans of green-houses of various sizes: two have already appeared, from which designs, we have the gratification to learn, one or two have already been built, and others contemplated for erection the ensuing season. Other plans will be forthcoming in the next and succeeding Volumes, which will finally embrace the most beautiful structures in this vicinity. We have it also in our power to say, that, if we are enabled, by an increasing circulation, ground plans of some of the best arranged gardens will also appear in the third Volume. The method of heating by hot water, as detailed in connexion with the plans of the green-houses, and the method invented by Mr. Hogg, in this Volume, will be a sufficient guide to those who are erecting stoves or green-houses, in fitting up such apparatuses.

Of the various papers in the second Volume, which we may recommend as particularly interesting, are those on the cultivation of Strawberries, on the employment of Vases in garden scenery, on the cultivation of some of the Cacti, on the pink and carnation, and the remarks on the genus Oxalis. Our own articles on the forcing of the Cucumber, on growing Peaches in pots, the Calendar of plants, and the remarks on the Pæony, will, we hope, be of some value to the practical as well as the amateur gardener. The paper on the classification and arrangement of Peas, with their numerous synonymes, taken from a foreign work, is of great value.

Among the improvements we may mention the indication of the generic and specific names of plants, as whether classic, aboriginal, commemorative, or composed. Though this may be anticipating a more general knowledge of Botany, we believe they will be found to render the names of plants more familiar. We have also adopted what we think a decided improvement in the index: instead of a general one, we have given a list of all the plants mentioned in this Volume, with, in most instances, their synonymes corrected; from which a reference can be made with great facility. For this improvement, we are indebted, in part, to the 11th Volume of Loudon's Magazine.

In addition to the above improvements in this Volume, in the next will occasionally appear an article, headed Pomological Notices: these notices will contain accounts of all the new varieties of fruits introduced, more particularly of the fine kinds of pears, raised by the venerable and celebrated Professor Van Mons, of Belgium. Those varieties which already exist in our gardens, under different names, which may be noticed, will have their synonymes carefully and correctly given. To aid us in the perfection of this article, we shall be assisted by several eminent pomologists. Notices of all new vegetables, worthy of cultivation, will also appear.

The Floricultural notices will, as heretofore, embrace every thing new and interesting.

With the close of this Volume, Mr. P. B. Hovey, jr., retires from the editorial department. On this account, however, our Magazine will not be rendered less interesting: he will continue to assist by frequent contributions. With the same zeal in the pursuit of horticulture which has heretofore animated us, we shall endeavor to make the Magazine what it has ever been our desire to, a periodical worthy of the support of all amateurs and lovers of gardening. With the increasing taste for the science, which we are vain enough to believe our Magazine has been eminently useful in spreading, we anticipate a corresponding increase in its circulation: our efforts will be directed to the diffusion of such information as will continue to create a love of horticulture and botany. To our friends who have so liberally contributed to its pages, we again offer our warmest thanks.

C. M. H.,

P. B. H., JR. Boston, November 18th, 1836.

CONTENTS.

ORIGINAL COMMUNICATIONS.

. 201

GENERAL SUBJECT.

tion and Forcing of the Cucumber: taken

from Horticultural Memoranda, and exSome Account of a Green-house erected the hibiting the State of their Progress from past Summer in the Garden of Mr. S.

January until September. By the ConSweetser, Cambridgeport ; accompanied ductors,

81. 121 with Engravings illustrating the same, Results of the culture of some of the New and the Method of Heating by Hot Water. Varieties of Strawberries, recently introBy the Conductors,

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duced into this Country, with the MeDescriptive notice or the Osage Orange

thod adopted. By the Hon. E. Vose, 89 (Maclùra anrantiaca). By T. S. P., 9 On the Cultivation of Asparagus. By S. On the neglected State of Cottage Gardens,

Pond,

134 with Hints for their Improvement. By Observations on the culture of the Plum, R. Murray,

53 with some Remarks upon the insects inDescriptive Notice of J. w. Knevels, Ësq's:

festing that Tree. By Messrs. C. & A.J. Collection of Exotic Plants at Newburgh, Downing, Botanic Garden and Nursery, N. Y. By A. J. D., .

96
Newburgh, N. Y.

161 Some Hints on the Importance of improving on the Cultivation of ine Pium, with some Cottage Gardens. By an old Florist, 129

Remarks upon Grasting on Peach Stocks. Notice of some of the Epipbyle, and Parasi By S. Pond,

207 tic Plants of the United States, with Re on the Cultivation and Management of marks on their Physiological Characters. Peach Trees in Pots. By the Conductors, 241 By John Lewis Russell, Prof. Bot. &c.. to Some Remarks on the Cultivation of Liina the Mass. Hort. soc., 165 Beans. By the Conductors,

401 Some Account of the Camellia House and Culture of the Pie Plant, or Rhubarb ! Rheum

Stove, accompanied with Engravings, pónticum). By Edward Sayers, Newark, lately erected at Hawthorn Grove, Dor:

New Jersey.

444 chester, the Residence of M. P. Wilder,

Esq. By the Conductors,
Rural scenery : The Thatched Cottage. By

FLORICULTURE.
Junius,

210 Descriptive Notice of Mr. Hogg's new Me:

On the Management of Plants in Rooms. thod of Heating by Hot Water. By A. J.

By Robert Murray, Gardener to the Hon. Downing, Botanic Garden and Nursery, Theodore Lyman, Jr., Waltham,

11 Newburgh, N. Y.

248 Beautiful Plants growing wild in the Vi. Remarks on the fitness of the different

cinity of Boston. By E. B. Kenrick, Styles of Architecture for the Construc.

Watertown,

14. 55. 131. 171 tion of Country Residences, and on the Observations on the Camellia, and its VaEmployment of Vases in Garden Scenery. rieties, with some Account of its Introduc. By A. J. Downing, Botanic Garden and tion into Great Britain and this Country. Nursery, Newburgh, N. Y. 28! By M. P. Wilder,

18. 93 On the Use of the Osage Orange, (Maclura Notices of new and beautiful Plants figured

aurantìaca), as Food for Silk-worms. By in the London Floricultural and Botanical T. S. P., Beaverdam, Va.

321 Magazines; with some Account of those On the Preservation of Plants, Fruits, &c., which it would be desirable to introduce

against Ants. By M. Emilien de Wael, into our Gardens, 22. 59. 102. 137. 174. 217 of Antwerp

407

255. 293. 338. 414 Programme of'a Prize of one thousand Francs

Observations on the Dahlia, its Species and offered by the Royal Horticultural Society Varieties. By John Lewis Russell, Proof Paris, with che view of obtaining, by fessor of Botany and Vegetable Physiolmeans of a repetition of the Experiments ogy to the Massachusetts Horticultural of Van Mons, and also by any other Society,

41 Method pursued with Seeds, the Improve On the Propagation and Management of the ment of the varieties of Apples and Pears. Erythrina Crisli galli. By Japhet,

51 Translated by A. J. D.,

• 446 On the necessary Treatment of Euphorbia

Poinsettii. By P. Q., Philadelphia, 58

On the Cultivation of some of the most se. HORTICULTURE.

lect Biennial and Perennial plants, with

some Remarks upon their Beauty. By S. On the Forcing of the Strawberry. By E. Walker,

127. 167 Sayers, Newark, New Jersey,

47 On the Cultivation of several of ihe most On the Construction of Brick Pits for early Beautiful Species and Varieties of Cactus

forcing; to which is added the Cultiva and Cereus. By J, W, Russell, 170. 252, 324

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