Transactions of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society

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Page 105 - It shall be the duty of the county board of horticultural commissioners in each county, whenever it shall deem it necessary, to cause an inspection to be made of any orchards, or nursery, or trees, plants, vegetables, vines, or fruits, or any fruitpacking house, storeroom, salesroom, or any other place or articles in their jurisdiction, and if found...
Page 49 - Th' autumnal bulb, till pale, declining days ? The GOD of SEASONS ; whose pervading power Controls the sun, or sheds the fleecy shower : He bids each flower His quickening word obey, Or to each lingering bloom enjoins delay.
Page 46 - The friends thou hast, and their adoption tried, Grapple them to thy soul with hoops of steel ; But do not dull thy palm with entertainment Of each new-hatch'd, unfledg'd comrade.
Page 179 - He who makes two blades of grass grow where one grew before is the benefactor of mankind ; but he who obscurely worked to find the laws of such growth is the intellectual superior as well as the greater benefactor of the two.
Page 26 - Society -were unanimously presented to the retiring President for the able and impartial manner in which he had performed the duties of his office for the last three years.
Page 63 - Report, approved by the Finance Committee, which was accepted and referred to the Committee on Publication. The following-named persons were appointed by the President a Committee on School Gardens and Children's Herbariums for the year 1896 : Henry L. Clapp, Chairman, Mrs. Henrietta LT Wolcott, Mrs. PD Richards, George E. Davenport, Miss Katharine W. Huston, William P. Rich, WEC Rich. It was moved that the President appoint a Committee of three to prepare a memorial of the late Charles M. Atkinson....
Page 25 - A little difference exists between the dry and wet seasons ; but generally the dry season, which lasts from July to December, is varied with showers, and the wet, from January to June, with sunny days. It results from this, that the periodical phenomena of plants and animals do not take place at about the same time in all species, or in the individuals of any given species, as they do in temperate countries.
Page 212 - Damon, and it was voted that a committee of three be appointed by the Chair to prepare a memorial. The Chair appointed as that Committee Benjamin G.
Page 24 - First, the cool sea-breeze, which commenced to blow about ten o'clock, and which had increased in force with the increasing power of the sun, would flag and finally die away. The heat and electric tension of the atmosphere would then become almost insupportable. Languor and uneasiness would seize on every one; even the denizens of the forest betraying it by their motions. White clouds would appear in the east and gather into cumuli, with an increasing blackness along their lower portions.
Page 187 - Whereof the ewe bites not, whose pastime 'tis To make these midnight mushrooms." The rings in which this mushroom grows widen from year to year and have been observed three hundred feet in diameter. This is a summer mushroom, extending sometimes into the early autumn. Very...

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