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.
Those of us who can remember the enormous amount of time garden labels took when made by pocket knives, have reason to be thankful to those who have set their ingenuity to work on machinery for the purpose. It was a vast step in advance even to make them, so as to entirely supersede the clumsy hand-made things. Those who have followed our advertising columns closely must have noted another great march forward in having these machine-made labels already painted. These seem small matters perhaps to some, but those who know regard these inventions as great blessings, and the inventors among the great benefactors of the age.