This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V24", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
"F. N. J." asks: "What is your own opinion of the best blue carpet bedder, after all the discussion there has been on the subject ?"
[We do not think just what is needed has yet been suggested. It is to be remembered that the question was for a plant that would not grow more than a few inches high, - something that would do for the blue in a flag. We think Lobelia, as at first suggested, is the best, but it must be continually nipped back ; for if left to seed it will die out before the season is over.
The next best thing seems to be some of the dwarf varieties of Eupatorium. - Ed. G. M].