Title: Garden and forest; a journal of horticulture, landscape art and forestry
Year: 1888 (1880s)
Authors: Sargent, Charles Sprague, 1841-1927
Subjects: Botany Gardening Forests and forestry
Publisher: New York : The Garden and forest publishing co.
Contributing Library: Smithsonian Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: Biodiversity Heritage Library
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e does not appear to be any reason why it shouldnot, this exhibition ought to prove an important event inhorticulture, and even in agriculture, for there are signsnow of the cultivation of fruit being taken in hand byfarmers. Sir James Whitehead has almost promised onbehalf of the corporation the use, free of charge, of a siteon the Thames embankment for the exhibition, which willbe extended over a period of about ten days. It is antici-pated that the foreign section of this exhibition will be aprominent feature, and among foreign growers of fruits forthe English market the United States occupies a very prom-inent place. No such exhibition has been held in Englandsince 1866, when a great show of fruit was held in Londonand was so successful that after paying all expenses therewas sufficient profit to purchase the Lindley Library forthe Royal Horticultural Society and to present £1,000 tothe Gardeners Benevolent Institution. I forward you a copy of a leaflet which is being distributed
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Fig. 87.—A Pond in Southern Illinois, covered with the Water Chinquapin (Nt .—See page 556. to arouse some interest in this horrible plague. If the vis-itation of last year is annually repeated it must in timemake all refined horticulture impossible in the vicinity ofLondon. That the number of fogs experienced in Londonis annually increasing is shown by the statement that whilebetween 1870 and 1875 the number recorded for the threemonths December, January and February was ninety-three, the number for a similar period ending last year hadincreased to 156. Dr. Russell does not write hopefully ofthe possibility of getting rid of this winter plague. Hesays as long as coal is burnt we shall have dense fogs, andit does not appear probable that a substitute will be foundfor coal. Fruit.—Arrangements are being made to hold a greatNational and International Exhibition of Fruit in Londonin October, 1892. It is expected that all the English socie-ties interested in the cultivation of fruit
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