National Geographic : 1934 Nov
Photograph byGabriel Moulin ACRES OF CHRYSANTHEMUMS AWAIT CUTTING FOR THE MARKET Japanese rank first as growers of outdoor flowers in southern California, though with hothouse crops Americans and north Europeans are most successful. Some 200 gardeners cultivate about 1,500 acres of flower beds. Parent plants are often imported, some few from the Tropics. For aprize orchid parent as much as$500 has been paid. Southern California also abounds in amateur gardeners.