Saturday, 18 April 2009

Pennsylvania Horticultural Society 1848

May 16th 1848

The stated monthly meeting was held on Tuesday evening May 16, 1S43. The President in the chair. The exhibition was very handsome; among the great variety of plants were a number new or rarely seen, of which were a specimen of a green Rose, Doryanthes excelsa, in full flower, shown in R. Buist's collection. Azalea variegata, presenting one mass of flowers enveloping completely the entire plant, a most beautiful sight ; also a number of fine seedling Azaleas shown by Peler McKenzie. A fine specimen of Habrothamnus elegans, Rhododendron sp. etc- by James Bisset, gardener to James Dundas. A collection of choice Roses, Paul Joseph, Louis Bonaparte, &c., by William Mall. Several tables of Pelargonia, and collections of Tulips Also Indigenous Plants by Robert Kilvingion — specimens of Double flowered Lily of the Valley by Mrs G. Billmeyer. of German-town.

The Horticulturist and journal of rural art and rural taste.
Edited by A.J. Downing
Vol. II July 1847-June 1848
p. 575

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