This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V18", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
The box edgings in the garden of Washington at Mount Vernon are still in a healthy condition, though over one hundred years old. They are well kept and cared for. The estate was named Mount Vernon by Washington, out of respect to Admiral Vernon, a distinguished officer, who commanded the West India squadron of the English fleet.