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 Fuchsia is an excellent plant for window culture, but, unfortunately, does not bloom well in the winter season, when window flowers are the most desirable. Some, however, have a decidedly winter-blooming tendency; and of these, Speciosa, Coccinea major and Speciosissima are, probably, the best.
The love of cut flowers is increasing in England as well as in this country. The floral establishments that make this branch a special line are amongst the most successful of any in horticulture; and they vie with each other in the introduction of new and special features.