Most of our ornamental ferns are too tender for decorative purposes except that splendid genus, the nephrolepis. N. tuberosa is now superseded for indoor use by N. exaltata and Bostonien-sis. The latter is one of the greatest acquisitions that we have had for decades. Whether in a mass or a large specimen, or in a large hanging basket, it is most ornamental, and receives not the slightest harm from an occasional trip to a party or ballroom. It is in fact a first-class house plant, so it must be valuable as a decorator. And again, although the Boston variety is by no means superseded by anything we have as a variety, the useful Scottii, the glorious Piersoni and the still more graceful Piersoni Elegantissima for a place where a medium size plant is wanted are most exquisite.