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.
"S.M." says: "There is Halesia tetraptera in bloom in the Park, a most beautiful shrub. Why are such beautiful things so rare in our gardens? Mr. Roosevelt, our young assemblyman, carries bills through our State Legislature to correct evils of our city government. Amongst these, one: To have one Park Commissioner instead of three, and if possible to have the Park management out of politics. We expect a better state to come along under this law and a better Park. I shall take information and report to you, for we seem to lack ever so many things and varieties in our Park which ought to be there".