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.
Two of the largest consignments of orchids that have probably ever beeh made, have recently been received by Mr. William Bull, and it must be gratifying to orchid cultivators to know that their condition on arrival was very satisfactory. The number of plants in the two consignments, is estimated, fabulously as it may appear, at about 2,000,000. The greater number of them came from Assam, and certainly the plants now that they are unpacked, present a perfectly astounding sight. Some of the pieces sent as they were pulled from the trees, put the usual run of "bedded-out" specimens quite in the shade, so extraordinarily fine is their growth. - Gardeners' Chronicle.