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.
Wherever these can be looked down on from an elevation they have a beautiful effect in gardening, and it will long be before they get unpopular. The Italian Bulletin of Horticulture gives a sketch of one popular in Italy last summer, and as the plants employed do well in our country, and are easily obtained, we reproduce it here.
The plants employed were: 1. Achyranthes Verschaffeltii. 2. Santolina argentea, though with us Artemisia stellaris, or any low growing grey plant would do as well. 3. Alternanthera spathu-lata. 4. Alternanthera versicolor. 5. Alternanthera amabilis. 6. Golden Feverfew.