Excerpt from The Gardeners' Chronicle, Vol. 23: A Weekly Illustrated Journal of Horticulture and Allied Subjects; January to June, 1898 IT is interesting to turn over our notes of the new plants of the year that is past, as, in doing so many facts become evident which were only suspected at the time from cursory observation. On the present occasion, the most striking fact gleaned from a study of the records of last year is, that the hybridist, who of late years has been plodding on with increasing confidence, may be said to have at last fairly over-reached the importer, for in every department of gar dening, the majority of the novelties are home-made productions, and the outcome of the skill and perseverance of the gardener himself. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com 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.