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.
Germantown, settled even before Philadelphia was, though finally swallowed up by her younger sister, still retains in its old-fashioned gardens many grand specimens of old-fashioned flowers, which the oldfashioned people from the land of the Rhine were so fond of planting. Some of these have been, particularly fine this year. Let the folks in newer spots imagine Snowballs twenty feet high and as much broad, or Mock Oranges of the same size, with thousands of flowers, and they will have some idea of how June looks in old-fashioned Germantown.