This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V21", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
An American correspondent of the Garden has been criticising it for its ignorance of American plants, and American things in general. On reading it we feel like saying a good word for the Garden, for it really exhibits much less of this weakness than many of its contemporaries. It is indeed, a matter of surprise that such an immense amount of error about America should find a place in European literature. We could fill a whole page every month with an exhibit of these defects, but refrain because carping and "pecking" is not a favorite pastime with us. Here before us is a leading magazine which tells its readers that the "Magnolia grandiflora in the United States is only found in Florida," and this is but one of a dozen items before us as we write, that we could refer to if so disposed.
We are quite sure if any attache of an American paper were to write of European matters as Europeans write of us, he would have permission to resign within twentv-four hours.