Introduced by the Messrs. Kreelage &Son, of Haarlem, is not what it i reported to be. The white flowers, produced on a stem three to four feet high, are shaped like the flowers of single hyacinths, but are minus the fine scent of these. I think the H. candicans will not be a valuable acquisition to the garden.

Clematises have made wonderful progress. The large blue ones make a good effect, especially Jackmanii, Prince of Wales, Otto Froebel nigricans, but the finest of all is the Emperatrice Eugenie, the largest white, four to five inches in diameter. This splendid white clematis is a free bloomer until frost sets in, and is quite hardy.