Six choice wild flowers and ferns:

These plants should not be taken from the wild even for garden purposes. If ordered from dealers, be sure they are nursery-grown, not collected. All native orchids, especially Lady'sslippers, Cypripedium spp. Arbutus, Trailing, Epigæa re pens. Fringed Gentian, Genliana crinita. Hartford Fern, Lygodium palmatum. Laurel, Giant, Rhododendron maximum. Walking Fern, Camptosorus rhizophyllus.

Six wild flowers of easy cultivation that bloom in early spring: Bloodroot, Sangutnaria Canadensis. Everlasting, Antennaria plantaginifolia. Hepatica triloba.

Squirrel Corn, Dicentra Canadensis. Spring Beauty, Claytonia Virginica. Wind-flower, Anemone nemorosa.

Six robust-growing plants of the class which the beginner should start with: Artichoke, Jerusalem, Helianihus tuberosus. Elder, common, Sambucus Canadensis. Joe-Pye-weed, Eupatorium purpureum. Poppy, Plume, Bocconia cordata. Rudbeckia laciniata. Teasel, Fuller's, Dipsacus fullonum.

Six wild flowers that are easily grown from seed: Bloodroot, Sanguinaria Canadensis. Cardinal Flower, Lobelia cardinalis. Columbine, Aquilegia Canadensis. Cone-flower, Rudbeckia hirta. Aster, New England, Aster Novæ Anglo:. Sunflower, Graceful, Helianthus orgyalis.

Six hardy exotic perennials that are easily raised from seed and are suitable for the wild garden:

Aquilegia atropurpurea.

Larkspur, Delphinium formosum.

Poppy, Iceland, Papaver nudicaule.

Rock-cress, Arabis albida.

Rocket, Sweet, Hesferis matronalis.

Snapdragon, Antirrhinum majus.

Six wild flowers that will bloom in April or earlier: Anemone nemorosa (wind flower).

Everlasting, Antennaria plantaginifolia. Spring Beauty, Claytonia virginica. Hepatica triloba.

Sanguinaria Canadensis, bloodroot. Squirrel Corn, Dicentra Canadensis.

Six wild flowers that bloom in May: Everlasting, Antennaria plantaginifolia. Columbine, Aquilegia Canadensis. Jack-in-the-Pulpit, Ariscema triphvllum. Sweet-william, wild, Phlox maculata. Wake Robin, Trillium grandtflorum. Yellow Water Crowfoot, Ranunculus multi fidus.

Six wild flowers that bloom in June: Common Elder, Sambucus Canadensis. Coneflower, Rudbeckia hirta. Fragrant Balm, Monarda didyma. Great Solomon's Seal Polygonatum giganteum. Shooting-star, Dodecatheon Meadia. Tall Buttercup, Ranunculus acris.

Six wild flowers that bloom in July: Adam's Needle, Yucca filamentosa. Bouncing Bet, Saponaria officinalis. Butterweed, Erigeron Canadensis. Cone-flower, Rudbeckia speciosa. Monkey-flower Mimulus tigrinus. Purple Cone-flower, Echinacea purpurea. Virgin's Bower, Clematis Virginiana.

Six wild flowers that bloom in August: Buttonbush, Cephalanthus occidentalis.

Cone-flower, Rudbeckia laciniata. Elecampane, Inula Helenium. Fuller's Teasel, Dipsacus fullonum. Great Lobelia, Lobelia syphilitica. Joe-Pye-weed, Eupatorium purpureum.

Six wild flowers that bloom in September: Blazing-star, Liairis squarrosa. Boneset, Eupatorium perfoliatum. Cardinal Flower, Lobelia cardinalis. Cone-flower, Rudbeckia triloba. Poppy, Plume, Bocconia cor data. Trumpet-creeper, Tecoma radicans.

Six wild flowers that bloom in October: Daisy Fleabane, Erigeron strigosus. Golden Aster, Chrysopsis graminifolia. Goldenrod (Solidago spp.). Starwort, Aster spp. Sunflower, Heliantnus Swamp-flower, Helianthus angustifolius. Witch-hazel, Hatnamelis.

Six attractive wild flowers, in bark, berries, etc., from November to spring:

Celastrus scandens.

Laurel, Giant Holly, Ilex. Rhododendron maximum.

Red-branched Dogwood (Cornus stoloni-fera).

Spindle Tree (Euonymus).

Thorns, Cratæegus, various red-fruited spp.

ROSES (For lists, See Chapter XVIII (Roses. I. Where Shall We Plant Roses?))