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.
The working of names with leaf plants, in Mosaic beds, or otherwise in flower gardens, is often attempted, but not always with neatness. Some of the government grounds at Ottawa the past season, have been pronounced models of skill in this line. One is a circle touching the points of an eight-rayed star, with the word " of" in the centre. Around this is a wider Circle, with the word " Dominion" over the " of" and " Canada" below. Another represents a beautifully worked rug exhibited on a circle, with the words " Trust and Hope" tastefully arranged on the rug.