This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V23", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
A correspondent who has kindly communicated some valuable knowledge of flowers to the Gardener's Monthly, repeatedly receives application for his "catalogue of prices." It is a poor compliment to a writer for the Gardener's Monthly to suppose that he is pecuniarily interested in the matter he is writing about. Once in a while there may be some one successful enough to "grind a little axe" under the guise of communicating information, in spite of editorial watchfulness. The honorable man uses the advertising columns when he desires to advertise. At any rate if he does not always remember this, it is a poor compliment to him to suppose that he has forgotten it.