The American Florist takes especial pains to inform " Mr. Meehan" that in the vicinity of New York there are villages in which reside florists who raise flowers for the New York market. The information so kindly offered might be reciprocated by the Gardeners' Monthly informing " Mr. Vaughan, Mr. Thorpe, or the gentlemanly clerk who prepared the aforesaid item," that there are also villages in the vicinity of Boston, Philadelphia and Baltimore, though possibly not near Chicago, in which reside florists who do just that same thing.