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.
My neighbor, Dr. Wolcott, grows lots of chrysanthemums, and this year for comparison's sake, grew some in pots and others planted out, but otherwise alongside of one another, and with equal care. The planted-out ones were lifted and potted early in September, and at flowering time as compared with those kept in pots all summer, were vastly superior, - larger, bushier, and more copiously budded. The evidence is strongly in favor of planting out.
Perennial fall flowering have of late been greatly improved, and ought to be found in every garden. I will mention a few which are yet in bloom late in November: Soeur Melanie, snow white, small, but beautiful; Gaillardia, gold orange; Mirabelle, dark red; Uranus rosa; Madame Chevreil, violet with white; General Pourcet, carmine red. All these are pompon sorts.
" B.," Natick, Mass., writes: "I notice in the Gardener's Monthly for August, a paragraph on the Blue Chrysanthemums, and I think you stated that some had been introduced into this country. Can you give me the address of any one having them so that I may get some? By so doing you will confer a favor."
[They have not been introduced yet or some one would advertise them in our columns. - Ed. G. M.]