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.
An English gentleman spending a few weeks near Philadelphia, recently, expressed himself particularly pleased with the suburban gardening, which he said reminded him more of England than anything he had seen in the United States. Germantown, West Philadelphia, and Ridley Park especially, commended themselves to his good taste. The last named is a comparatively new district, but is fast growing in popular estimation. It was designed as a suburb of Philadelphia by the late Robert Morris Copeland, and is a very pleasant spot.