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Post  dancelala on Thu May 05, 2011 1:01 am

Old Mr. Lee, a nurseryman and gardener, near London, well known fifty or sixty years ago, was one day showing his variegated treasures to a friend, who suddenly turned to him, and declared, * Well, you have not in your collection a prettier flower than I saw this morning at Wapping !'* No ! and pray what was this phoenix like?' 'Why, the plant was elegant, and the flowers hung in rows like tassels from the pendant branches; their colour the richest crimson ; in the centre a fold of deep purple,1 and so forth. Particular directions being demanded and given, Mr. Lee posted off to Wapping, where he at once perceived that the plant was new in this part of the world. He saw and admired. Entering the house, he said, ' My good woman, that is a nice plant. I should like to buy it.''1 could not sell it for any money, for it wasBlackhawks Jersey
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