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.
This is one of the best hardy plants to put under the windows on the walls of houses. It is a trailer and needs a trellis or wires to keep it up. It grows in a dense mass, and the flowers open on the slightest taste of warm weather. The season has been rather mild in Germantown, and a beautiful block of it on the house formerly occupied by the late Miss Elizabeth Morris, the well known Botanist, has been in full bloom since Christmas, and has given pleasure to hundreds who have stopped to look at it. It has the good merit of getting along under the roughest treatment; even in the dryest places under trees it will grow and do well.