The first of these methods was discussed by one of the writers in the Yearbook of the Department for 1896, pp. 89-106, and the second ... About twenty years later Thomas Fairchild, an English gardener, made the first recognized plant hybrid by crossing the carnation with the sweet william. (PI. ... I. Scott. Female Parent. 3. Hybrid. 2. McQowan. 384 YEARBOOK OF THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE.