This picture of the residence of one of Mr. Burbank's neighbors at Santa Rosa is introduced as giving a very good illustration of a modest garden that has been made beautiful by use of pinks as border flowers. Such an effect as this may be produced with very small expense, and with a minimum of labor, by selecting any one of a rather large company of border flowers, to meet the conditions of soil and climate of the particular region in which you live. It would be difficult to suggest a way in which a similar expenditure of time and money could insure greater pleasure; and you are benefiting your neighbor and the casual passerby as well as yourself. By making such use as this of even common flowers, you become a public benefactor.
This image is from: Luther Burbank: his methods and discoveries and their practical application. Volume 10 Chapter 9