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.
As we go to press the public papers announce the sudden death of Mr. David Fergusson, the well-known proprietor of the Laurel Hill Nurseries, Philadelphia. Mr. Fergusson came to Philadelphia many years ago from Scotland, and was one of that circle which with Buist, Makenzie and others did so much to make the great floricultural reputation of Philadelphia, and there were few Philadelphia nursery florists better known over the whole country, in a quiet way, than Mr. Fergusson. He had been ailing more or less for several years, and was probably in or near his seventieth year, and yet his sudden death will be unexpected and painful to his many friends. He was still actively engaged in the business with his sons at his decease.