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.
Among the triumphs of modern garden art is the taking up of old garden flowers, and making them yield to the improving ideas of the florist. Every body knows the common garden pot Marigold; and, pretty and popular as it is, who would suppose that after culture for so many hundred years, anything more could be made of it? Yet here we have a drawing of one sent out by Haage & Schmidt of Erfurt, and which they call "Meteor," which is as "double as a daisy." Besides the double flower it has the novelty of a pale orange stripe down the centre of each straw colored petal. Now that improvement has been started, we shall expect a race of new kinds in this popular garden flower.