Hardy annuals which may be had in bloom every month of the year by making three sowings, one in January, the next in May and the third in August or early in September. A spot in the open ground will suit them, and, when the young plants are a few inches high, they should be planted where they are to flower, or the seeds may be sown, about one-eighth of an inch deep, where they are to bloom, and thinned to one foot apart. At the time of thinning, give the surface of the ground a mulch of half an inch of well-rotted manure; this will encourage their growth and produce larger and finer flowers.