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 Chicago meeting was very successful. Over a hundred of the best firms were represented. T S.Hubbard presided, and responded in a good address to the welcome of Chicago through Edgar Sanders. Tree peddlers came in for special attention. General diffusion of knowledge was noted as the only practicable remedy. In regard to making better terms with railroads for transporting nursery products, nothing seems to have been done. The reports of the quantity of stock on hand were pretty much as usual, no one reporting that there was any special overstock. Mr. Albaugh, of Tadmore, Ohio, was elected President for next year, and Dayton, Ohio, as the place of meeting. Among the cultural papers, the Phylloxera, shade for fruit trees, propagating, stocks and scions, and similar topics.
The meeting was well received by the Chicago brethren, and rides round the beautiful parks and other hospitalities generously provided.