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.
We were agreeably surprised, a few days ago, by finding the Ladies' Floral Cabinet on our table. Not being in sight for so many years, it had passed out of mind. The one before us has a nice illustration of the room garden of Mrs. Clara R. Sweetzer, of Pea-body, Mass., which we notice particularly to comment on the wisdom of the lady in the selection of honeysuckles, ivy, and such hardy plants to grow over the pretty wire frames that flank and arch over her windows. Most persons fail with room flowers, because they choose tender things that require much light or heat, or otherwise great care. There are many things which are nearly hardy, evergreen, and in many ways interesting, that would make a room look beautiful in winter; and the lady has shown excellent judgment in the selection, as the picture of her pretty room fully proves.