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.
Those who visited the grounds around Horticultural Hall in Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, last year, must have been struck with the singular beauty of the tree Lantanas, that is to say, plants trained up on one stem to a height of four or five feet, and then suffered to form a head. Of course such things look formal; but a garden is essentially a work of art, and it is by the judicious employment of these artificial looking things, that true garden art consists.
There are numberless plants which have a striking effect when trained in this way. The Lemon Verbena is especially adapted to this sort of culture, and any one who once possesses a plant so trained will never want to part with it. The Gardening Illustrated tells us that in England standards are sometimes made of the Fuchsia, and we fancy such plants must be very beautiful. Here is an illustration of one. The pendulous flowers must show well when so trained.