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.
With a box of remarkably beautiful flowers, we have the following note from Mr. Roderick Campbell, of the Forest Hill Cemetery, Utica, X. Y. If the publication of this note shall lead to an increased culture of this beautiful flower, it will do good to flower culture:
"I have forwarded to your address, by mail, two boxes of Calceolaria flowers, from seed sown last Sept., 1877. The plants are grown in 6 and 8-inch pots, and number 260 plants; the smallest plants average 18 inches through at the top, and the largest 26 inches at the top, and about 18 inches high, one mass of flowers, and just as you see them. I should be pleased to know what you think of them. They are arranged around the large conservatory, and make a splendid show".