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.
We have from a correspondent a mass of paper and string appearing like a dishcloth which had been wrung out previously to being put up to dry. Among the debris we found pieces of what appeared to have been originally pansies. Judging by numerous illustrations like this the art of sending flowers by mail is not well understood. We are sorry, as it always gives us pleasure to join with our friends in the pleasure of their successes.
Some very pretty pansies on our table come from some unknown correspondent in Michigan; and there are leaves of some Trades-cantia, apparently from Texas.