This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V22", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
Among the deaths of the month we regret to record that of Mr. Alex. Burnett, the well-known florist of Reading, Pa., which occurred on the second of March, of cancer in the throat, in his 65th year. Mr. B. was for many years head gardener to H. Pratt Mc-Kean,Esq.,one of the best situations about Philadelphia. At Reading he had charge of the Chas. Evan's Cemetery, as well as being in the Florist business. His thorough knowledge of Horticulture, and courteous manners made him well known and influential in horticultural affairs about Reading, and he will be greatly missed in that community.