This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V20", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
A Doylestown, Pa., subscriber says; " I enclose flowers of a thoroughly hardy Gladiolus, which has remained out during the Winter for several years past where originally planted, and, as I understand, without any protection. It now forms a superb clump, and the flowers are certainly very showy. Will you be kind enough to name the variety?"
[This is the Gladiolus communis, not unknown in American collections of hardy herbaceous plants, and well worthy of the interest our correspondent takes in it].