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.
Prof. Chas. Joly, in the volume of the Journal de la Societe Nation-ale d'Horticulture, pays a liberal compliment to the progress of horticulture in America. He has seen the addresses of 8,000 nursery and seedsmen of America, and regards the successful establishment of a Nurseryman's Association, such as met recently at Dayton, as a mark of horticultural progress well worthy of European admiration. He remarks on the wonderfully active and useful career of our horticultural societies, and shows particularly how much the Massachusetts Society has done for America. Vine culture in the United States is represented truly as having taken a wonderful leap in horticultural progress. He repeats what has been stated before, and seems to give credence to the report that an immense quantity of American wine is sent to France, and there re-shipped to America with French brands, so as to satisfy those who firmly believe only that which comes from abroad can be good for anything. He gives great credit to the governments of those States which encourage science, and especially to those which have appointed State entomologists, whose duty it is to "study all that concerns the parasites of the vegetable kingdom in their several latitudes." Altogether, we have seldom read a more appreciative essay on American gardening than this excellent production of Prof. Joly's pen.