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.
Prof. C. S. Sargent's report of the garden for 1879 is before us. It is the last report he will make, and it must be gratifying to him that he leaves the position of Director with the garden in such a prosperous condition. There are now 5,901 species growing there, against 2000species when he took possession of the office in 1872. It is pleasant to note how the public aided this garden. During the seven years of Prof. Sargent's Directorship, $13,855 have been contributed by friends to its assistance.