y were exhibited than of any other, it is said, either because it was so popular, or because the season favored its growth.
This seedling peach tree came up about 1857 and the apple about 1860.
The fruit of the latter is of good size, yellow with a handsome red cheek.
At the time when these fruits were so prominently before the public Medford was also well represented at the exhibition of our State Horticultural Society by the following—Mrs. Caroline B. Chase, Mrs. Elsey Joyce, Mrs. Ellen M. Gill and Francis Theiler.
The ladies were genuine lovers of flowers and enthusiastic and successful growers.
Fifty years ago they were prize winners at the weekly exhibitions of the society and were known for their skillful arrangement of floral designs.
The last, at an advanced age, is still
At the time of writing this, May, 1914. enjoying the cultivation of flowers, and her zeal is undiminished.
Mr. Theiler had the German love for flowers and was the first trade florist here, carry