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.
Mrs. S. S. T., Alexander, Ark., writes:"Herein Arkansas almost every thing of the tree and shrub kind grows from cuttings put into the ground in Feb-ruary, but the inhabitants do not generally avail themselves of the fact, and indeed many are not aware of it. I know of whole orchards of apples, pears, peaches, plums, etc, now in bearing which were started from cuttings a foot or eighteen inches long. We removed here a year since, and have found Arkansas a country of such wonderful capabilities as to constantly stimulate us to improve its peculiar advantages".