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.
A correspondent of the London Journal of Horticulture remarks : "One of the most attractive and original bouquets that I have seen for some time I recently noticed in the grand row of Covent Garden Market. It was composed of Marechal Niel rose buds and half-expanded blooms, the Yellow Marguerite (Chrysanthemum Etoile d'Or) and a large rich purple self Pansy. These were arranged informally with fronds of Adiantum cuneatum and A. gracillimum. The simplicity and freedom of the design and the contrast of the colors rendered the bouquet by far the most beautiful, to my mind, of all in the market".