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.
The taste for cut flowers has [somewhat militated against good pot plant culture, on which our elders prided themselves. Sometimes however we cross specimens which make us wish the good old times would come again. Here is a representation of a "crab cactus" which we find in the Deutsche Gartner Zeitung. It is grafted on Pereskia aculeata, and taken from a plant in the garden of J. C. Schmidt at Erfurt, Germany.