A Bed of Scotch Buttercups
These are commonplace flowers, hardy and thrifty, such as grow in countless gardens. But Mr. Burbank has selected the best seeds from the few superior plants in similar beds for several seasons, and although no spectacular result has been obtained, there is a general betterment that is suggestive of future possibilities-perhaps not to be realized until hybridizing experiments supplement the experiments in pure selection.
This image is from: Luther Burbank: his methods and discoveries and their practical application. Volume 9 Chapter 1