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 publisher once in a while drops into the Editor's box items he thinks may be of interest to his department, and among others he finds just now the following from "W. H. 0.," Geneseo, N. Y., "Please discontinue the Gardener's Monthly. It is a splendid magazine, but too high-toned for an ordinary cultivator".
At the end of every year, every periodical has some discontinuances among many new accessions ; but it is not often that there is a discontinuance for fear the subscriber will learn too much. The Colorado friend, referred to in our last, would not subscribe because papers like ours are "not high-toned enough," - written by novices who did not know enough for him. We should be glad to please all parties certainly, but amid so many contradictory desires, it is safest to assume that most persons are striving to learn more than they already know, and that there is no reason why even an "ordinary" cultivator should rank below his neighbors in ordinary intelligence. The true aim of the Gardener's Monthly is rather to elevate the horticulturist, and it is a real pleasure to us to find wherever we meet one who really loves his garden, that he or she is generally one who, for intelligence, is ranked far above the average.