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Window Gardening, and a List of Some of the Flowers Found Growing Naturally in the Vicinity of Boston

Excerpt from Window Gardening, and a List of Some of the Flowers Found Growing Naturally in the Vicinity of Boston In offering this manual to the amateur raisers of plants, it seems just to the originators of the suggestion which crystallized into the formation of a special committee of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society, to state the progress by which the idea has grown to be an established fact. In March, 1872, a communication was read by the President before the monthly meeting. In this communication from Rufus Ellis, Henry W. Foote, and Cyrus Bartol, the desire was expressed that the Massachusetts Horticultural Society offer prizes for window gardens, conduct all the business of advertising, awarding prizes, etc.; and whatever money was required would In- furnished by the petitioners. The plan, offered to a body of florists and nursery-men, was deemed impracticable, and on submitting its acceptance for a vote, it was not enthusiastically adopted. A committee was appointed by the Chair. A suitable schedule was prepared and correspondence was held with the clergymen of Boston, presiding over Mission Sunday Schools. Plants were distributed at Easter by charitably disposed persons, and by the churches. The report of the Chairman in December of that year gave the names of those to whom were awarded small prizes (over one hundred children), and the pleasant news of a small sum of money in the treasury. The friends considered the seed well sown. Later years of great indifference in the Society caused them to consider it sown either in fallow ground or too deep to feel the kindly influence of warmth and encouragement. But the time for re-awakening came, just as spring comes to the seed sown in the ground: the ideal seed bad lain still while the husks of ignorance and neglect decayed: the spiritual came out triumphant and friends rallied to the work. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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