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.
It is not gener-erally known that good flowering plants can be had in one year. Mr. Daniel Barker sends some nice photographs on one of which there appears dozens of flowers, and which would not be thought mean even for a specimen plant for exhibition. With it comes the following explanation : " I enclose photographs of two Cyclamen Persecum, the seeds of which were sown July, 1877. The smaller one had upwards of seventy expanded flowers at one time; the larger one not so floriferous as the former, but much larger flower, equal to Persicum grandiflorum. I enclose a flower of the larger one; by measurement you will find that we are not far behind our English friends in size of flowers".