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.
Now that it is found, by a little adaptation of the soil to the roots, that the Rhododendron can be grown as easily as a cabbage in our gardens, the Kalmia is also making its appearance as a garden plant. It conies into bloom just as the Rhododendron is leaving us, thus prolonging the season. The large Kalmia, K. lati-folia, is here chiefly referred to, though the dwarfer K. angustifolia is also very beautiful. To prolong it still further, the Rhododendron maximum, the mountain laurel of the Northern States, follows the Kalmia, but we seldom see it under culture.