Of all shapes of beds, the circle is preferable to decorate as ribbon bed. If there is any such in the center of a crosswalk, or other central place, it should be chosen. Fig. 4 represents a bed twenty feet in diameter, for which we will propose a choice as follows :

Set I

The center 1, Canna glauca; 2, C, War-czewiczii; 3, C, discolor; 4, Perilla nankinensis; 5, Calceolaria hy-brida; (shrubby). 6, Achyranthus Verschafteltii; 7, Centaurea can -didissima; and 8, Altenanthera amoena.

Set II

1, Eucalyptus globulus; 2, Canna zebrina; 3, Abutilon striatum; 4, Dactylis glomerata fol. var.; 5, Coleus Verschaffeltii; 6, Centaurea gymnocarpa;* 7,Cuphea platycentra; and 8, Geranium Happy Thought.


1, Nereum Oleander; 2, Salvia splendens; 3, Salvia splendens; 4, Amaranthus melancholicus; 5, Vinca rosea; 6, Cineraria maritima; 7, Chamaepeuce cassabonae; and 8, Pyrethrum parthenifoliem aureum.

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Fig. 4.

*This beautiful plant has, wheresoever I have seen it in this country, shown a disposition to rot during the summer, and it is therefore risky to use it in a ribbon bed, where if only a few spoil, the whole effect is lost, but perhaps does better in other localities.

Set IV

1, Cannabis gigantea; 2, Canna Marechal vaillant; 3, Zea japonica fol. var; 4, Salvia coccinea; 5, Centaurea gymnocarpa; 6,. Geranium General Grant; 7, Achyranthus Gil-sonii; and 8, Lobelia speciosa.

Set V

1, Ricinus sanguineus; some of this genus grow almost too large, especially communis, and are rather too rough for foliage-beds, single specimens in a sheltered situation are good;. or may be put in occasional openings in the shrubberies. 2, Nereum Oleander; 3, Salvia patens; 4, Salvia patens; 5, Achyranthus Lin-denii; 0, Salvia candidissima; 7, Alteranthera versicolor; and 8, Cerastium tomentosum.

Set VI

Gynerium argenteum; 2, Lantana; 3, Lantana; 4, Coleus Emperor Napoleon; 5, Cineraria maritima; 6, Coleus Queen Victoria; 7, Ageratum album nanum; and 8, Alteranthera spathulata.


1, Solanum"Warscewiczii; 2, Cala-dium esculentum; 3, Amaranthus melancholicus:

4, Cineraria maritima; 5, Achyranthus Verschafteltii; 6, Geranium Mrs. Pollock; 7, Cuphea platycenta; and 8, Lonicera aureo reticulata to be pegged down on the border.


1, Arundo donax variegata; 2, Canna discolor; 3, C, tricolor; 4, Achyranthes Lindenii; 5, Vinca alba; 6, Geranium Luicus; 7, Glaucium corniculatum; and 8, Tropaeolum star of fire.

Set IX

1, Arundinaria falcata; 2 Salvia splendens alba; 3 Salvia splendens alba; 4. Coleus refulgens; 5, Artemisia Stelleriana; 6,. Chamapeuce cassabonae; 7, Santolina incana :: and 8, Altenanthera paronychioides.

Set X

1, Zea gigantea; 2, Solanum pur-pureaum; 3, Solanum purpurea; 4, Abutilon vex-illarium variegatum; 5, Coleus Verschaffeltii; 6, Geranium Mountain of Snow; 7, Altenanthera versicolor; and 8, Caprosma Baueriana, etc., etc. The whole to be kept in a pyramidal shape-by trimming, and not allowing the leaves of either riband to interfere with the other.

Fig.5, a Terrace border, and a scale of an eighth of an inch to two feet, may be decorated as follows: 1, Lobelia speciosa, bordered by Pyrethrum parthenifolium aureum; 2, Lobelia Paxtoniana, bordered by Altenanthera versicolor; 3, Coleus Queen Victoria, bordered by Ageratum Mexicanum nanum and Santolina incana; 4, Coleus Verschafteltii, bordered by Centaurea candidissima and Althenanthera spathulata, etc, in different sets according to supply of plants; 5, is graveled paths, and 6 a two feet wide sod border.

Fig. 6, a ten feet wide border on the edge of a large shrubbery. 1. Phalaris arundinacea; 2, Perilla Nankinensis; 3, Geranium Chun der Sen; 4, G. Lass O'Gowrie; 5, G. Crimson King; 6, G. Golden Fleece; 7, Coleus Emperor Napoleon; 8, Pyrethrum parthenifolium aureum; 9, Lobelia Blue Stone; 10, Mesembryanthemum cordifolium var.; and 11, Echeveria secunda.

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Fig. 5.

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Fig. 6.