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 had an opportunity to examine this beautiful orchard recently. It embraces pears, dwarf and standard, cherries, apples, and other fruits. The trees stand on ridges ploughed up before planting, after the manner so well known to those who have seen the late M. L. Dunlap's orchards, at Champaign, Ills. The orchards have been now many years in green grass - not " neglected grass," but occasionally top-dressed. Mr. G'. is proud of his successful orchards, and no one who visits but must envy him. A very successful Honey Locust hedge surrounds the property. The few hours spent in Mr. Zimmerman's grounds, and the per sonal acquaintance of the members of his excellent family, are among the pleasant recollections of the Editor's hurried trip to Buffalo.