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 was a good winter to test the point made by Professor Sargent, that Abies Menziesii of Colorado is much better adapted to endure Eastern Winters than Abies Menziesii of the Pacific coast. We examined recently some specimens in Germantown that had been through the Winter side by side, and found all of the Pacific plants with their leaves off, while the Colorado specimens had not a leaf injured. The Colorado form is known in nurseries as Abies Menziesii Parryana. It is besides much more beautiful in its habit; though from its slower and more compact growth, less adapted to timber culture. Europeans, who are planting our trees exclusively, will find the Pacific forms best suited to their purposes.