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. Wm. A. Bock, North Cambridge, Mass., writes: I send by this mail sample of flowers of a seedling carnation which I have raised. I have tested it now two years and find it to be a very profuse bloomer, and of very dwarf habit. Enclosed please find postal card for reply. I would like to have your opinion as to whether it is really a new pink or an old one reproduced.
[We have never seen a variety like this. It is a pretty rosy pink in color, and deeply fringed around the edges. Every flower shows that the great value of a Winter blooming carnation depends on habit, more than on the individual flower. All we can say from the flower alone is that it promises to be a valuable variety. - Ed. G. M].