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.
In sending anything for name, plants should either be sent so as to preserve them entirely in a fresh state, - or else perfectly pressed and dry, - and they should be complete in flower and foliage. Fragments may, by dint of much time and labor, be determined, but an editor has not that time. Here is a lot of Texan plants, - some fifty species perhaps, small tops of an inch or so, rolled up fresh, and put into a newspaper wrapper. They are rotten, and are reluctantly gone to the rubbish basket.