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.
The increased attention given to orchid culture in the United States renders any information about them particularly desirable. Some of them are particularly handsome, and many of these have in addition a delightful fragrance of the genus Cymbidium. One species, C. aloifolium, is not uncommon in American collections, where it is highly appreciated for its delicious fragrance, though the dull brown flowers are not showy. In this species, C. eburneum, we have one which not only has the same odoriferous trait of character, but also large waxy white flowers. It has been introduced through the efforts of Mr. William Bull, of Chelsea, near London, England, and will, we think, become an universal favorite. See cut.