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.
We see by the public papers that for the very fine collection of Australian tree ferns, which formed one the leading attractions of Horticultural Hall, at the Centennial, these gentlemen have had deservedly an award of honor. That those who may not have visited the Exhibition may have an idea of these remarkable trees, we give the accompanying sketch. The reader must imagine the central stem in the picture to be about ten feet high.