To accompany the nymphaeas and ne-lumbiums in the artificial lake or water garden, and of smaller growth, you can have the following:

Eichhornia crassipes major: Often called the water hyacinth. They spread rapidly and float without the roots being in any soil. Some of them must be removed to tubs of water in the greenhouse during winter to furnish a supply for the following season. This curious little aquatic is also known as Pontederia.

Limnanthemum : In appearance a miniature water lily with a pretty white flower.

LlMnocharis Humboldtii: Yellow, poppy-like flowers. Good for the margins of ponds, but inclined to become a weed.

Papyrus (or Cyperus) alternifol-ius: This is well known and much cultivated in our greenhouses. It also makes a good aquatic for small ponds.

Papyrus antiquorum: The papyrus of the ancients, from which they made their writing paper. It is sometimes called the Egyptian bulrush. It has long, straight stems growing seven or eight feet high and is very striking in appearance. Both this and alternifolius must be removed to the greenhouse before danger of frost.

Acorus Japonicus: The variegated sweet flag.

Pontederia peltandra "Virginica : Greenish, calla-like flowers; hardy.

Calla palustris: A native, hardy plant.

Perhaps none of the above is of commercial value, except the nymphaeas, but if asked to stock a lily pond those noted will be found among the best, easily obtainable and good, free growers.