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.
The proceedings of the New York Horticultural Society says that Messrs. Hal-lock & Thorpe, of Queens, Long Island, N. Y., exhibited " Double and single Pelargoniums, (by which we understand bedding geraniums), showing superior culture and the touch of a masterly hand, which have never been equaled in New York".
This description approaches what we have long contended Horticultural Societies should furnish for their exhibitors. There can be little doubt if this justice were regularly done, exhibitors would be numerous. It would be an improvement if a little fuller description of the "superior culture" were given. People in distant parts would be interested in knowing how near their own specimens of culture came near to those of a " masterly hand".