Punch,  32 (1857), 220.

A Jolly Gardner's Garden



News-Commentary, Drollery


Horticulture, Agriculture, Narcotics

    Discusses a report in the Glasgow Mail of an 'old gentleman' who is experimenting on 'irrigating garden plants with whiskey'. Notes that the outcome of the experiment is not reported but anticipates that whisky will produce 'the effect of seediness' in the vegetable economy as in the animal economy. Playing on a similarity between the effects of alcohol on humans and the features of plants, expects that plants might not be able to 'grow straight' and might be 'seized with a shakiness'.

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