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.
A correspondent calls attention to the many misnamed plants in public gardens as well as private, and gives many instances from the public gardens at Washington, such as Osmanthus ilicifolius for the Cae-lebogyne and many others. It is much to be regretted that more attention is not given to these points. We have rarely seen a public garden where these errors did not exist often to a degree which seemed inexcusable. It probably often arises from the leading one in authority having too much to attend to personally; and much has of necessity to be left to subordinates, who often do not care for much beyond their wages. But it is well that these public places should be reminded of their imperfections, and our correspondents' hints about it may set some of these gardeners to amending their ways.