Title: Popular gardening and fruit growing; An illustrated periodical devoted to horticulture in all its branches
Year: 1885 (1880s)
Publisher: Buffalo, New York Popular gardening publishing company
Contributing Library: UMass Amherst Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: UMass Amherst Libraries
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w sash Sounds the east winds railing strain.And now with a sudden ijatterlng dash Fail slanting sprays of rain.The Locust branches are all asway. And Lilac shrubs bow low;The Almond bushes bend away. And the straggling Rose-vines blow.And plashing now on the fallen leaves And now on the window pane.And dripping now from the mossy eaves Are the crystal tears of rain. —Oood Housekeeping. The Pumpkin. O,—fruit loved of boyhood!—the old days recalling.When Wood-Grapes were purpling and brown Nuts were falling!When wild, ugly faces we carved in Its skin.Glaring out through the dark with a candle within!When we laughed round the Corn-heap, with hearts all in tune.Our chair a broad Pumpkin—our lantern the moon,Telling tales of the fairy who traveled like steamIn a Pumpkin-shell coach, with two rats for her team!—J. O. Whittier. It was autumn, and Incessant Piped the quail from the shocks and sheaves,And like living coals, the Apples Burned among the withering leaves. —Longfellow.
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Plant the Bulbs quickly now. Shallow bins for fruit and Onions. Clear up the garden and beds tidily. At least the Peanut crop is plentiful. The Chrysanthemum is now at the head. No use trying Violets in a warm, close atmos-phere. Winter gardening for most people is windowgardening. TTnfermented Grape juice seems to be a comingtemperance drink. Yon cannot miss it to prune hardy fruit andother trees la November. Leaves are too valuable for mulching andbedding to be left ungathered. Thinning my fruits has paid me five dollarsfor every dollar spent in the work.—PntitOrower. Weare glad to report that Cauliflower seedraised in Washington has again proved entirelyreliable. Someone speaks of the Trumpet Creeper (,Te-coma radicanv) as the Poison Ivy. They are noteven relatives. Talk Bight Out. The Comments depart-ment of this .lournal is for every reader to helpfill. Please offer your practical comments onwhat may appear in these columns from monthto month. The Novelty Trade. To the American
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