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.
The writer was just in from puzzling over some " tree labels," just after a rain shower. These labels had been written less than two weeks, and were almost illegible. On the table were some samples of "machine painted labels" from the Penfield Block Company, of Lock-port, and they were there just in time to impress in the most emphatic manner their immense value. It will not be long before the tree seller who does not use these labels will be regarded as a fossil of the most indurated type.