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.
Mr. D. D. T. Moore, well known as the very successful originator and for many years the editor of Moore's Rural New Yorker, is now at the head of a new venture, with the title above. It is of a very high class in its aims, and yet at the popular price of fifteen cents per month. In looking through the first number we were glad to note a tribute to Mr.F.J. Scott's "Suburban Home Grounds." We have regarded this as one of the finest works on landscape gardening ever issued in any country, and are surprised that Messrs. Appleton should suffer it to be comparatively dead on their shelves. A portrait and sketch of the home of Bryant will be welcome to the lovers of this beautiful poet, and from which we extract the following, which will have a special interest for our readers:
" Mr. Bryant took more interest in arboriculture and gardening than in farming; hence the place contains a large collection of rare and beautiful trees, both deciduous and evergreen, such as are not generally seen on more elaborately laid-out places. He considered that a country place was made for enjoyment and not for show; hence Cedar-Mere was but little known beyond his own immediate circle of acquaintance. It is a great pity that so many are not of his discerning taste in such matters; if they were the love of rural life would greatly increase among us, much to the benefit, both physical and mental, of those who, as he did, have to lead a life of excitement and energetic application to business in our crowded cities. The recreation and relief from care which Cedar-Mere and Cumminsfton afforded him no doubt prolonged his life and enabled him to sustain his remarkable physical and mental vigor".