This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V29", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
The May Meeting generally makes a specialty of wild flowers. On this occasion Mr. Edward Gellet exhibited 120 species all collected by him in the vicinity of Germantown. These were all named, and it shows what a prolific locality it must be when so many native flowers can be found in bloom at one time. Mr. Gellet is a young artisan, and is employed all day at his trade. He believes if he had the time at his disposal he could have found double the number. Messrs. Joseph Meehan and George Redles had also collections, the items of course being much as in the first premium set.
Among the rare things exhibited was a plant of a Taxocarpus, a white flowered plant allied to Rogiera, which filled the atmosphere of the hall with its delightful perfume. It was from Mr. Daniel Curtin a well known florist.