of a walnut and flowers
Falling Green, squash, radishes potatoes size of a wallnut, beets fit for use and onions
Stanmore strawberries, cherries, oni -ons tomatoes size of a walnut, peas beets and Roses
Alloway Sharpless strawberries
Sharon Pres. Wilder strawberries peonies and other flowers.
Longwood Strawberries, beets, potatoes, lettuce, radishes, cabbage and string beans
Maple Grove string beans in flower
North Fulford a head of lettuce that had lived out all winter.
Kate Janney, rought canteleups in bloom, potatoes size of a hickory nut tomatoes size of Turkey egg, beets cabbage corn in tassel and Pansies
The gentlemen reported the garden in its usual good order. Rea's corn beans and potatoes were in flourishing condition; the first planting of peas not only up, but gone. Our host showed us an interesting experiment he is trying in a new method of raising canteleups & water melons. He had taken sods of grass and placed them in his hot bed and in this sod had plant -ed the seeds; when the plants have
attained their 3rd leaves he cuts the sods into squares and plants in hills in the open air, by this method he defeats the bugs.
Adjourned after a pleasant and full meeting in spite of the threatening weather, to meet at Alloway July 5th, 1881.
Mary L. Moore Assist Sec.
Alloway July 5th 1881
Mercury at noon 91°
According to appointment the Horticultural met at Alloway. The number of members present proved most positively that they cared not for heat. As guest we had Patty Stabler, Misses Rebecca and Mary Miller, Mrs. Osburn & daughter, Miss Gill, Misses Mary and Lizzie Smith Sadie Lea Eliza Bentley Mr. John Miller & daughter, Mrs Hal Farquhar, Mrs Reese and daughter Carrie Taylor Mrs. Darlington Miss Nesbit, Mrs. Nesbit, Ben. Miller and Miss Jean Fawcett
Henry Miller not present so continued as reader for next meet ing. Frances Stabler also appointed Hannah Stabler not being present Patty Stabler read in her place "A few plain truths for a few plain people" Also a short article on the "Cooly Creamer". Questions next in order
1 What is the best thing to do with a Lemon tree, bearing small Lemons, that is in a box too small for it? Top trees water and leave alone
2 What is the best time to plant raspberries If planted in the fall they will bear
next Spring but it is risky. better plant in the spring.
3 What to do with a Lemon tree in a flourishing condition, that has only borne one Lemon? Give it a bucket of strong soap suds every week.
4 What to do with rats? Set a mink trap and get good rat cats.
We then adjourned to the garden, which we found in good order; the flower garden was especially beautiful.
The specimen table showed from Rockland potatoes, a ripe tomatoe, squash, and a waiter of flowers
Falling Green squash, beets, beans, onions, potatoes, peas cucumbers & flowers
Hermon squash, tomatoes, potatoes, cabbage, beans beets, fuchsia & Roses
Sharon 3 exhibits of flowers
Avalon flowers, hollyhocks & Raspberries
White Hall flowers
Longwood squash, beets, onions, cucumbers, peas, potatoes, raspberries, & apples
Brooke Grove squash, tomatoes, onions and flowers
Adjourned after an exceedingly pleasant meeting, to meet at Hermon in Aug.
M.L. Moore Ass. Sec
11/8/1887 -1Hermon Aug 5 1881
Mercury at noon. 86°
Our Society met at the usual hour. Every family was represented several members and our guests were, Mrs & Miss Darlington, Mrs Coleman Mary W. Kirk, Charles F. Kirk Charles Hartshorne and Janie Smith. The specimens were very fine and abundant. From
Longwood, were corn, cymblins, cucumbers okra tomatoes, beans (snap) Lima beans apples, pears, onions, cabbage, beets, potatoes, peppers and flowers. 12 varieties of vegetables.
Rock Spring, cymblins, beets, potatoes, eggplants, beans, cabbages, Lima beans, tomatoes, peppers, corn, 10 varieties.
Olney, corn, tomatoes potatoes, carrots, peppers. 60 on one plant, and flowers
Falling Green, beets, 3 squashes joined a la Siamese and flowers.
Sharon, 4 kinds of apples and flowers.
Avalon, Lima beans, tomatoes and flowers.
Rockland, corn cymblins eggplant cabbage tomatoes, potatoes and flowers.
Fulford, tomatoes, Lima beans, corn 4 kinds of potatoes
White Hall, tomatoes, apples, pears, and flowers.