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.
"E. W.," New Albany, Ind., says: "With this mail I send you a box containing a bulb of Lilium candidum with flower-stem bearing a good sized bulb at the top, and also a piece of stem from another bulb of same kind forming axillary bulblets. By cutting up the stem and placing the pieces in mellow dirt, the axillary bulblets develop and root, I find. Is this not a singular freak for this species? From a lot of several hundred seedlings of Dianthus Chinensis alba flore pleno, raised from seed I saved from plants of last summer, I obtained one of apparently very dwarf and floriferous character. While other seedling plants of same group have grown twelve to fourteen inches high and scarcely in bloom either, this one is a very compact plant but six inches high, crowned with eight double pure white flowers, and a great number of buds. Some of the side shoots rise scarcely two and a half inches above the soil in the pot with full sized flowers".
[Lilies have been propagated in this way. The Dianthus should prove a very desirable novelty. - Ed. G. M].