We commence our eighth annual volume with the feeling of a novice new to his work. We direct the same pen, and the same page convej^s our teachings to those who read ; but the readers are not all of the olden time : and to all these new friends we feel as if we were starting on a fresh trial for their approval of our efforts to entertain and instruct them. Yet much that we say in these chapters cannot be new. The soil and conditions that grew the best Cabbage last year, will very likely produce the largest and sweetest heads in this ; and the Roses and the Violets which we tanglit how best to exhibit their beauty or deliver up their sweetness last year, may perhaps have this year not much to improve in these particulars. But this must not deter us from our task, — as the child wlao plays with its buttercups and dandelions, we must weave our materials over and over again. It may be the same buds and blossoms, and the fairy chain may be of the same length ; but in the rearrangement of the material we hope to improve with each new experiment, so that we may reject what has become bruised by bad usage, and turn more towai’ds the light such as before were badly seen.
- Publication date 1859
- Topics Gardening, Horticulture
- Publisher Philadelphia [Pa. : s.n
- Collection umass_amherst_libraries; blc; americana
- Digitizing sponsor Boston Library Consortium Member Libraries
- Contributor UMass Amherst Libraries
- Language English
- Volume v.8 1866
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