IT is difficult for beginners in the gentle art of gardening to realize how much time and patience are required to make success. It is equally difficult at first for them to understand that flowers to bloom in late Summer and early Autumn must be planted, if not the year before, certainly in very early Spring, and that the Spring garden must be prepared in the Fall.

There is no busier time in the garden than September and October, and no more delightful season for the gardener's work. After the first two weeks of September excessive heat does not return, and at any hour of the day it is a delight to be out-of-doors.

Everthing accomplished in these Autumn months is so much gained for the following.