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.
Since the discovery that double Chinese Primroses could be •obtained readily from seed, great improvements have been made therein. The Florid and Pomologist gives a colored plate of a beautiful peach blossom variety called Miss Eva Fish, the flowers of which are an inch and three-quarters across. In our own country, there is much improvement going on, notably by Mr. John Saul, of Washington, and Mr. Edwin Lonsdale, of Germantown. In England there are long lists of named kinds as of Dahlias and Geraniums.