W.M. G.,Niles, Mich., says:"Will you please inform me how you treat thumb pot plants on hot days to keep them from wilting. Watering morning and evening is not sufficient, and it is said that we must not water when the sun shines, neither must we let them wilt, and the same difficulty arises when plants are plunged out of doors".

[The objection against water when the sun shines on the plants is a purely theoretical one, and appears only in the writings of those who have had but little actual experience. You may take our advice, and water whenever the plants need it. The only plan beyond this is in your case to partially shade the plants from the full sun. - Ed. G. M].