Club Minutes: Horticultural Society, 1880-1891

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282 H/7/1891-3-

From Falling Green, snap beans peas 2 kinds squashes, beets, cucumbers 2 kinds onions, potatoes and flowers

The Cedars, corn, squash Ripe tomatoes potatoes, and flowers, and the petunias, the most beautiful we have sun

White Hall, corn, squashes, beets, potatoespeas, beans, pie plant, lettuce, cabbage, Rokl Rabi, grapes, Apples, pears plums and flowers

Rock Spring, cabbage, cauiflower beets potatoes and flowers.

Tanglewood, onions, beets, salsify potatoes, squash, cabbage, grapes peaches and flowers

Longwood onions, beets, carrots potatoes, beets, squashes and flowers.

Cloverley, cabbage, corn, lettuce, tomatoes onions, beets, radishes, peas salsify and beans.

Rockland, cabbage lettuce, potatoes beets, peas, beans, onions, squashes and flowers

Avalon, corn cabbage squashes & flowers

Norwood, corn 4ft high, squashes peas, beans, onions, beets, potatoes, lettuce parsley, cucumbers. The 5th planting of peas from seeds of the 1st planting 2 kinds of pears currents and raspberries

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H/7/1891 -4/ 283 Brooke Grove, Rioe tomatoes corn squashes, beans, onions, potatoes, carrots, salsify and flowers.

Riverton squashes - potatoes cucumbers apples, raspberries and flowers

Riverside, flowers.

We had a satisfactory walk in the garden, which was in good order Our host plants beans, one in a place five inches apart, and each plant is like a little tree and loaded with pods. The rose bushes were very thrifty and all plants looked well. a weed in this garden, was pointed out as a chriosity. It was so lovely.

Adjourned to meet at Avalon

Readers for next meeting M. E. Gilpin and Samuel Hopkins

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284 H/8/1891 -1Avalon August 4th 1891 Assembled at the usual hour. Absent Alloway, Hermon, Longwood, Rock Spring Stanmore and Norwood, Our guests Mrs. Lawrence Stabler of Alexandria Mrs Thurston (ne Kidd) Mrs Haviland, Anna Gipin Miss Fowler Elizabeth and Mariana Stabler. The minutes were read and approved

The Reader, 1st Mary E. Gilpin read an article on "pruning for fruit."

2nd Reader Samuel Hopkins, apologised for having nothing and was excused

The work suggested for this month Keep the weeds down - sow onion seeds for sets: Sow broad and thick, The readers for next meeting A. G. Thomas and Mary Brooke

The specimens were excellent in variety and in quality. From Rockland came flowers, tomatoes 4 kinds including Henderson "400." corn potatoes, cabbage, squashed, Kohl Rabi, Lima beans, celery apples and pears: from Brooke Grove Flowers parsnips, salsify, carrots, tomatoes and pears; from Riverton tomatoes, corn dwarg Lima beans and flowers. From Riverside flower

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H/8/1891 -2- 285 From White Hall 5 kinds of apples, 3 kinds plums, 3 kinds of peaches, pears and flowers: Edgewood, Flowers Lima beans potaotes corn and apples: from Fair Hill Tomatoes and Lima beans: from Falling Green flowers, head of cabbage, 2 kinds of squashes, tomatoes, onions corn and potatoes. The Cedars, flowers, tomatoes, egg-plant and Lima beans: Tangelwood flowers, apples, tomatoes and Lima beans and from Cloverley a large head of cabbage, Lima beans, potatoes, salsify & cantelupes

Questions 1st Why do the tops of salsify die at this time of the year? Cause unknown. deep culture recommended

2 Have the members found fruit driers satisfactory? They have given great satisfction and cost about $3.50

3 How raise spinach? Sow in rows very early in the spring or in September for winter use

4 Should Chrysanthemums be allowed to have the roots come out of the pot? No - re-pot often

5 Has any one noticed that fruit trees near a meat house do well? Several instances were given of remarkably fine and abundant fruit on trees so situated Salt is recommended for quince trees and salt and ashes or lye for peach trees

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286 H/8/1891 -36 What is the earthiest tomato this year? The conqueror. The Ruby and the Matchless are excellent the Matchless for general use in the favorite with some

7 Can lilies of the valley be transplanteed in the fall? Yes

88 Will golden Arbor Vitar thicken up if trimmed? No one had experimented with it, but some evergreens are improved by pruning

9 Does the Cinnamon vine or Yam ever become troublesome? Very troublsome and some of our members think the florists who are sending be informed of the fact.

Charles F. Kirk planted his Lima beans in chickens like corn, and after several workings with a horse, poles were put in and four tied together at the top.

Some complain of failure with cucumbers and at many places egg-plants failed

Will cucumbers planted now come in time for pickles? Yes

In our walk we found the garden in th[e?] height of luxuriance tomatoes abundant and all as it Should be in a well - kept garden

The Flower garden was full

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