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.
Mr. Harkett writes:
"I send you to-day a plant of my new Lantana, which I think you will find a valuable plant for bedding, especially where exposed to the sun, where few variegated plants can succeed. I also enclose a few remarks in regard to training trees and fruit bushes to walls for late crops, which may be both valuable and interesting to some of your readers in the large Eastern cities, where walls abound that can be made to do service.
" In regard to the Lantana, the leaves get a little green when they are shaded too much or get old, but while growing, exposed to the sun, it is excellent, and I think will prove the most valuable addition to the class yet obtained. I have also a very fine scarlet Geranium of dwarf habit and very free bloomer that holds its petals well and produces large flowers and trusses which is fully equal in quality to the latest imported varieties, although flowers are not as large as Kienzie or quite as perfect, but better bloomer and has larger trusses."
The Lantana Did Not Come To Hand
Ed. G. M.l fruit and Vegetable Hardening.