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 trade in flowers and plants assumes extraordinary proportions at Paris. The rents of the stalls in the various flower markets amount to 100, 000fr., so that it may be imagined that no small number of Geraniums, Pansies, and pots of Mignonette must be sold before any profit is made. The market of the Cite comes first on the list, with 40, 000fr. of rent; that of the Madeleine, 16, 000fr.; that of St. Sulpice, 2, 700fr.; and those of the Place Clichy and Place Voltaire, 500fr. The annual commerce in room plants is calculated at more than a million of francs.
The secretaries of the many horticultural societies in the country, which have kindly sent complimentary admission tickets to the editor, will please accept his best thanks.