Dahlia, at last, occupies a position second to no other plant in our gardens, and it is exceedingly gratifying to us 4 J as it bears out our prediction made in 1884 that, “Owing to a dearth of flowers during the summer and early autumn months, a proper development of the possibilities of this beautiful flower would give it a place of honor in every garden. Owing to its free growing habits, freedom from serious disease, and ease of safeguarding from the few insects that attack it, it can and will be universally grown.” It is specially gratifying to us that our prediction of 34 years ago is being realized to the fullest extent.
During this time we have devoted our entire time and energy to aid in the development of the Dahlia, and bring about the present most gratifying results. During this time, regardless of vicissitudes, our keynote has been “Quality” which has resulted in our not only having been the original American Dahlia specialists, but the enviable position of the largest Dahlia growers in the world.
As a large proportion of existing varieties have been originated in other countries, the development was along lines suited to local conditions, there; and, are entirely unsuited to American conditions. This is particularly the case with Dahlias for decorative purposes. We grow the best and most reliable varieties in immense quantities, and as we are not dealers but growers we know that our stock is the best that experience and eternal vigilence can produce.
OUR FARMS embracing 172 acres are located at Williamstown Junction, New Jersey, on the Atlantic City Branch of the Reading R. R., only 17 miles from Chestnut Street Ferries, Philadelphia, and we extend a most cordial invitation to our customers and all interested in Dahlias to visit us and inspect our fields while in bloom, during August, September and October. We have 32 trains daily and 16 trains on Sundays during summer. Time tables will be sent on request.
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