"Put on your brightest, richest dress, Wear all your gems, blest vale of ours !"

"Strew the glad and smiling ground With every flower."

The taste for growing flowers, in beds or vases, has greatly increased within a few years. This mode of disposing flowers in the garden has a very pleasing effect, whether they are grown in figures cut out of the grass, on the lawn, in patches on the borders, or in irregular beds of the parterre.

The varieties best suited for this purpose have been multiplied to a great extent of late years; and, if we might judge from the continued and increasing demand for them from year to year, we may conclude that this mode of planting has become quite popular.