This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V26", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
Quite an interesting event was the flowering of Night Blooming Cereuses on the grounds of Mr. E. S. Nixon, of Germantown, on the evening of June 21 st, sixty flowers being open at one time. Friends from long distances came to see the show. There were several plants - one with nineteen blossoms. The gardener, Mr. John Williams, prides himself on his method of culture. In the fall he keeps them dry till the stems become purple, then he commences watering, and, after a time freely, and occasionally with liquid manure.