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MEEHANS' MONTHLY.

A Magazine of Horticulture, Botany

and kindred subjects.

CONDUCTED BY

THOMAS MEEHAN,

FORMERLY EDITOR OF THE GARDENERS' MONTHLY," AND AUTHOR OF THE NATIVE FLOWERS AND
FERNS OF THE UNITED STATES." VICE-PRESIDENT OF THE ACADEMY OF NATURAL
SCIENCES OF PHILADELPHIA, BOTANIST TO THE PENNSYLVANIA

STATE BOARD OF AGRICULTURE, ETC.

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Preface to Volume IX.

UST WHY a completed volume should be expected to

be given a preface, has never been demonstrated.

Everyone knows that it is not begun till the work is finished. It is like as if we should say “Good-bye” when we meet a friend, or, “How is your health ?” when we part. It is, however, more appropriate in a work on flowers, than elsewhere, for the introduction to a flower's beauty is by the expansion of its petals, when the vigorous growth ends.

And so in this preface we commend our work to the good will and admiration of the reader,-hoping to have many more pleasures of a similar task in the years to come.

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Anemone patens....

31
Aquatic gardening.

135
Banana flower.

13
Beech, cut-leaved.

105
Browallia speciosa major.

184
Cherry, Napoleon Bigarreau....

157
Chrysanthemum, Golden Shower..

137
Clematis Davidiana....

76
Clematis paniculata...

167
Conservatory of C. W. Henry, Esq..
Corylopsis spicata.....

I 22
Fungus, a vicious....

149
Gaillardia grandiflora compacta.

449
Geranium, Hall Caine..

171
Grape fruit.......

47
Hydrangea paniculata....

75
Iris, Japanese.

92
Kentia Belmoreana..

25
Linden, white-lea ved..

169
Lotus, the Magnolia .......

73
Maple, Japanese blood-leaved..

I 21
Michauxia campanuloides...

109
Middlesex Reservation, Mass., a scene in ........ 57
Moccasin flower.......

88
Myosotis alpestris robusta grandiflora alba...... II

Oak, Live...
Pæonies, clumps of herbaceous.
Palmetto, Spanish.....
Palmetto, the Scrub or Saw..
Pear, Anjou.......
Pecans.......
Pepper, Mikado....
Pinc-apple, a Florida..
Plan for a long, narrow plot...
Plan for a hardy flower garden.
Rhus Toxicodendron....
Rhus venenata......
Rose garden, an arched.
Rose garden, a portico..
Saunders, William...
Silene colorata...
Snowflake, the Summer.
Strawberry, Wm. Beit..
Vaccinium corymbosum..
Viburnum plicatum.....
Wissahickon winter scene, a......
Yew tree of Germantown, the old...
Yucca alcifolia variegata......
Zamia integrifolia....

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POEMS.

A March Day in Italy..
An Autumn Dirge.....
An Autumn Walk..
An Autumn Wood.
A Peach Tree with "The Yellows''.
Autumn....
A Winter Scene in England.
Departure of the Daffodil..
Grandmother's Garden....
Forest Song...
Hiawatha on the Prairie.
Joy Forever.....
Looking for Spring.
Nature's Preaching.
Nature's Tranquility.
October.....
Sunrise
Spring's Greeting

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Sweet Peas..
The Active Worker...
The Boulder Fern..
The Explorer....
The Garden in Old Age......
The Garden in Winter....
The Gentian by the Brook.
The Gladness of Spring..
The Gladsonie Suushine.
The Good Gardener....
The Humble-Bee.....
The Lesson of Life..
The Mountain Ash.
The Mountain Saxifrage..
The Violet Queen.....
The Wild Columbine...
The Wind in the Evergreens.
Winter's Approach....

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