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.
For a few years I have grown some Desmodiums in the cemetery and at my home. I find them to be entirely hardy; and, as good bloomers, they have few equals. The D. Japonicum is white, and its branches when in bloom are hidden by thousands of snow-white flowers from midsummer till frost. D. penduliflorum is similar but with rich purple flowers. For the corner of a cemetery lot they seem to be well adapted. A cross on my own lot in the cemetery, composed entirely of Yucca filamentosa, is very attractive. It is very large, and has been much admired. At this writing its green outline above the snow makes a desirable contrast to the surrounding desolation. Supt. O. H. Cemetery, Yonngstown, O.