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green-house; color of flowers, orange scarlet. The tem

perature of the house to bloom it well, should be kept

about fifty degrees; a slight watering of liquid manure should occasionally be given. It does not succeed well with us in the open border; our summers are too short, and the plants are apt to be nipped by the frost just as they are fully set with flower buds; it strikes freely from cuttings, and produces seed sparingly. Most of our fine, new varieties are probably hybrids between this and the following.

TROPÆOLUM PULCHERRIMUM,

Like the last, a rampant

grower; color of flowers, bright yellow, with starry. rays of orange scarlet at the base of the petal; a free flowerer in the green-house, Culture like the last.

TROPÆOLUM SMITHII. A brilliant red variety, a native of the high mountains of Columbia; treat as T. majus; will bloom well in the open border.

TROPÆOLUM RANDII. A very fine seedling of Mr. Joseph Breck's; a very vigorous grower; the writer has, in one summer, had one side of a large green-house covered by a small plant. This variety has the desirable property of blooming equally well as a border plant in the summer and in the green-house in winter. The color of the flower is brilliant yellow; the base of each petal marked with a round black spot; the flowers are often veined with purplish

red, sometimes very deeply, and, from a large plant, often

dozens of blossoms, all of different shades, may be gathered; this is particularly the case in the green-house; in the border, the colors are more constant. This is probably from its abundant flowers and free habit, the most popular variety of its color, among gardeners for bouquet purposes, and, though of comparatively recent introduction, is very widely disseminated. Propagated by cuttings; produces seed sparingly.

TROPÆOLUM PERIGRINUM, ADUNCUM, cr CANARIENSE,

commonly known as canary-bird flower. A very lovely and popular variety; grows about ten feet high, and blooms well if the soil is not too rich. It is commonly cultivated as a summer border plaạt, but will bloom well in the greenhouse. To this end, plants should be struck during the summer, and grown with plenty of light and air ; let the

soil be loam, and well rotted manure, with a little sand;

do not give the roots too much pot room, and water occasionally with liquid manure. Plants may also be raised from seed, but they flower less freely than those struck from cuttings. This lovely variety is too well known to need description

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We have been thus diffuse in treating of this plant,

because it is the best climbing window plant we have.

Give it sun, and it will be a mass of bloom all winter. A

pretty way is to train it up the side and across the window

on strings. Do not, however, give it a very large pot, or it

will all run to leaves. It should also have a sandy soil.

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All Eden bright,
With these, her holy offspring, creations of the light;
As though some gentle angel, commissioned love to bear,
Had wandered o'er the greensward, and left her footprints

there,

CHAPTER IV.

PLANTS FOR WINDOW GARDENING, CONTINUED.

ROSES.

CHINA ROSE: History.- Description. - Soil.- Pruning. - Watering. - Varieties. TEA ROSE: History. Culture. -- Varieties, BOURBON ROSES : History.- Culture. - Varieties. PINKS: Indian Pink. Carnation --- Difference between Carnation and Picotee.- Classes. - Soil. - Potting. -- Care of Flowers. - Culture out of doors. - Prop

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agation.- Layers. --- Pipings. -- List of Carnations and Picotees. FUCHSIAS : History, Growth. How to direct it. -- Wintering. - Soil. Varieties.

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N continuing our list of plants adapt

ed for window. gardening, we come to the queen of flowers, the Rose.

A book, rather than a portion of

a chapter, should be devoted to this flower; but as our space is limited, we must { with a word, dismiss the large divisions of

June, Hardy or Hybrid Perpetuals, Pro

vence, Damask, Galic, Moss, Climbing, Austrian, Noisette, and Banksian Roses, each of which would require a separate treatise, and confine ourselves to the China,

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Bourbon, and Tea families.

Many of the others are of great value for the greenhouse, some being, in our climate, purely green-house

roses, and others being invaluable for forcing; but none

succeed with parlor culture, though many are well known in the garden, and may claim more than a passing mention when we come to the concluding portion of our book, the Flower Garden and Shrubbery.

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