This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V23", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
There seems to be a strange misconception about these terms. Last month we had to score a few bad. marks against our young pupil of the Press Now it is the Public Ledger, which says:
"Is it because of Professor Rothrock's lectures on Botany every Saturday afternoon at the Horticultural Building in the Park, or because of some other kindling influence, that we see little flower merchants, and big ones too, on the streets with bunches of wild flowers for sale? How beautiful the daisy looks in these little bouquets; and if the daisy was only an exotic with a ponderous Greek name what prices people would pay for it."
Now it so happens that the daisy is " only an exotic," though it certainly has become wild and can its "Greek name," Chrysanthemum leucanthemum, be any more " ponderous."