The question as to whether we should have an Exhibition then came up. All but one here in favor of having it, and after a discussion it was voted that we should hold it Sept 2nd. It was then decided by a vote of 12 to 9 that the September meeting should be dropped because it would conflict with the Exhibition and the Rockville Fair.
The president requested that the meeting to be held at Rockland in October should be on Saturday. There was no objection.
1.st Is it too early to sow Kale? Sowe the middle of August.
2nd Has any one found a way to make the seckel pear stay on the tree? Shake [or? unclear] pick part off.
3rd What has been the experience with Crescent seedling straw berries? No experience
4th Is it too late to plant Celery? no.
5th Is it too soon to plant Pansy seed for spring blooming? It is too soon
6th Will it do to cut off the ends of limbs of young pear trees instead of pulling? They will be Trimmed in the Spring any how
7th When is the proper time to transplant Rose bushes? Early in the Spring.
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8th It is right to pick pears before fully ripe for home use? Yes and keep in a dark closet.
We then proceeded to walk through the gardens and admire the flowers of which some splendid Sapano roses were particularly noticable, the sec retary, pro. tem. did not suceed in reaching the vegetable garden and consequently cannot describe it. In spite of inclement weather the meeting was a very pleasant one. Adjourned to meet at Rockland in October.
Annie Brooke Sec