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.
It does not follow that because a gardener or a botanist has to deal with hard facts, and always be scrupulously accurate, they may not also have a vivid imagination. The late Dr. Berthold Seeman, distinguished as a botanist, in a letter to the writer just before his fatal trip to Nicaragua, spoke of the welcome income his plays were bringing him, and which would enable him to publish his "Flora of the Fejee Islands," though the English government should fail, as he then feared, in its expected aid towards its appearance. Now we have an English gardener who has produced another play, called the "Virtuous Gardener," which is having a "magnificent success" as the advertisements say, in the London theatres.