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.
Every intelligent person knows of the Gardener's Chronicle, so long edited by Dr. Lindley. Dr. L. was such a distinguished botanist and so thoroughly versed in the theory of horticulture, that it was barely thought possible that his place could be fully supplied. But the editorship fell to the joint work of Dr. Maxwell T. Masters, and Thomas Moore and the Chronicle, became another illustration of the fact that the world does not stand still when even the greatest leave it. Under the joint editorship of the gentleman named, the Gardener's Chronicle was never more valuable than it is to-day. But Mr. Moore has now passed his threescore, having been born at Stoke-next-Guilford in England on the 29th of May, 1821; needs some cutting off of labor, and so retires from this charge. He is still in the position occupied by the celebrated Miller, director of the Apothecaries Garden at Chelsea. Though the author of " Handbook of British Ferns," and other works, much that he has done is like the editing of the Gardener's Chronicle, work which does not tell before the world, though often greatly more useful than that which shows.
The standard reference book, "Treasury of Botany," is indebted for a good part of it to his pen, as also is the Botany and Horticulture of the Encyclopxdia Brittanica. Mr. Moore still continues to edit the Florist and Po-mologist, and in many ways less imperative though no less useful, his pen will continue its valuable work.
On his retirement from the Chronicle his many admirers presented him with a silver pitcher and a purse of $1,500.