This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V22", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
From Louis Gloeckner, Albany, N. Y., with a box of very beautiful Cinerarias, we have the following note: " With this letter you will find box of samples of Cineraria. Three years ago I got a package of seed from Mr. Alfred Bridgeman, of N. Y., who told me it was from the importation from Ben-ary's in Erfurt. I had about twenty-five good plants then, and saved one of each color to get some seed. Out of the whole, I got about two hundred plants, which came out in beautiful colors".
[It is a pleasure to note the interest taken in the improvement of this beautiful class of plants. There are few things more attractive in greenhouses and rooms in the early spring, than a fine Cineraria. - Ed. G. M].