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.
Nothing gives us more pleasure than to see or hear of the increase or prosperity of first-class Southern nurseries, for there is no part of the Union which has so many facilities for the best specimens of gardening as the Southern States. There are already quite a number of excellent fruit nurseries, and some, especially that of Mr. Berckmans, of Augusta, have quite a high reputation for general nursery supplies. We hear from a friend who has recently visited the Rosebank Nurseries near Nashville, that these also are taking a high stand in this superior line. As they are the oldest nurseries in the South it is quite a pleasure to know that they are also up among the leaders in the new order of things.