"Great Helianthus climbs the upland lawn, And bows in homage to the rising dawn;

Imbibes with eagle eye the golden ray, And watches as it moves the orb of day."

Helianthus annuas. - Garden Sun-flower. - This lordly plant is too well known to need any description. A plantatiop of them, in some locations, will do very well; but they are great exhausters of the soil.

The Double Dwarf Sun-flower is more desirable : the tubular florets of the disk being changed into ligular ones, like those in the ray; from three to six feet high.