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.
At the annual dinner of the Borough of Hackney Chrysanthemum Society on the 6th inst. one of the members produced a batch of seedling Japanese Chrysanthemums. The seedlings were pretty, and not without indications of promise, but necessarily small, and requiring another year's trial. Seedling raising has been termed the poetry of gardening, and those who find pleasure in doing this can add the Japanese Chrysanthemum to other subjects. For greenhouses and conservatory decoration the Japanese varieties are of great value, and the trade growers of Chrysanthemums say that the demand for Japanese varieties is largely in excess of the incurved flowers. As a white Chrysanthemum to grow for cutting from, the Japanese variety Elaine is unsurpassed. - Gardener's Chronicle.