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.
A letter from the County of Kent in England, May 1st, says the Hawthorn was then beautifully in blossom, and the weather was beauti fully fine. Here in Philadelphia we have Eng lish weather, though an English traveller just in our office repudiates such an execrable suggestion, Drizzly rain for about two weeks and thermometer not over 50°.
The Hawthorn under our window as we write (May 14th) looks as if it will not open by midsummer, and the lilacs always open on the first of May, are closed yet.