Ceanothus (California Lilac) This elegant native of our hillsides deserves more attention from planters than it now receives, few flowering-shrubs equalling it for grouping in large grounds or as single plants in small gardens. Its graceful habit of growth, its deep-green leaves, and its showers of blue or white panicles of sweet-scented blossoms make it effective in any garden. Its culture is very simple as it seems to thrive and bloom in the poorest soils and in all aspects.

Propagate by sowing the seeds one-sixteenth of an inch deep in the open ground in early Spring, and transplanting, where required, the following season.