Impatiens balsamina. - There has been a great improvement made in the Balsam family. They are now divided into early, late, dwarf, tall, and Camellia-flowering. This last section contains about one dozen beautiful varieties, very large, double, and perfect in shape, and resemble roses, or medium sized Camellias; the colors are very brilliant, viz., scarlet, crimson, violet, purple, rose, white, yellowish white, purple spotted, scarlet spotted, rose spotted, red striped, purple striped, variously striped and mottled, etc. To raise Balsams in perfection, the seed should be sown in hot-beds, in April, and transplanted to the garden in June; care should be taken to give plenty of room to each plant, for when crowded together they will not develop themselves to perfection. Two feet distance between the plants is not too far. Single or semi-double plants should be pulled up as soon as the flowers show themselves. Old seed is considered better than new. Seed is produced in very small quantities on the full double sorts.