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.
In reply to the article published in your last number about "P. H." Carnation, would say that if the flower of the carnation, "P. H." is cut at the proper time and handled correctly afterwards, it will keep five days and longer in a salable condition. We maintain every point we mentioned in our circular issued two years ago. For trial, etc, we expressed flowers to New York; had the same box with contents expressed back to us, the flowers being on the road five days, and still they looked well, and could be used.
We further claim that this carnation does even better in Eastern States and brings a heavier crop than here, owing to difference in climate. This is our experience.