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 New York Times says that the money expended in New York for flowers exceeds $2,000,000 annually, and $3,000,-000 more for plants, etc.; but we suspect that this is only a guess, and not the result of any carefully kept figures. In this amount is included $400 invested by "an excellent amateur florist of thirty years standing" in blue roses, spotted roses, black roses, and such other "novelties" that seem to be a flourishing success on Broadway.