This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V21", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
Mr. D. Barker, Norfolk, Va., writes: "By this day's mail I send you specimens of two flowers, from the beautiful Laelia autumnalis, grown and flowered in an ordinary greenhouse, the night temperature of which is often down to 40° F., some of them, (the white one in particular), have been in flower near seven weeks. These beautiful cool house orchids will one day become the most popular of greenhouse plants".
[With these delightfully sweet and lovely flowers was also a bloom of an Oncidium. We go further than Mr. Barker, and believe that orchids will ere long become popular window plants. Numbers can be kept in rooms all winter, and be hung under trees in the open air and flower freely in summer, as we saw with Cattleya MosSae, And Three Kinds Of Stanhopea Last Summer. Ed. G. M].