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.
C. F., Rye, N. Y., writes: " Enclosed I send you a variety of Arborvitae, which originated with me as a seedling. It is perfectly hardy, free grower; it stands about two and a-half feet high; four years old. Do you think it is worth introducing, or are similar varieties in market? Please answer in the Monthly, if you think it worth it".
[This is a very beautiful variety; but we would not say from a specimen in a letter how far it differs from George Peabody, and other kinds. In an Arborvitae, habit is often as distinct as the peculiarities of foliage. - Ed. G. M].