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.
A Nevada correspondent writes: "In a spring number of Mr. Vick's magazine he suggested that children should cultivate some wild flowers of their vicinity. One of my little ones selected Mimulus Lewisii, and it grew and flourished for him. He had a border of blue lobelias round it. Every one admired it. Another little one tried an orchid Habenaria leucostachys. After moving it about daily for over a week it grew and flowered well, with the flower stalks tied up where they had bent down by withering during their frequent removals."