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.
The city garden of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Lord, of New York City, is thus spoken of in a daily paper:
"The extensive rear yard had been completely transformed into a perfect haven of delight; all that wealth could command and art contrive had been lavished on that open space of fifty by one hundred feet, and the whole most thoroughly concealed from the rude gaze of the neighbors by natural arbor vines of all kinds. The interior of this enchanting retreat was prolific of exotics, tropical fruit, plants and flowers in endless variety, and here and there were fountains of the richest perfumery in full spray; and flitting about the place were unnumbered feathered songsters from every clime, that vied with each other in sustaining an almost unbroken stream of melody. It was, indeed, a paradise of odors, music and flowers".