The following are excellent fine-foliaged plants for the ordinary system of bedding: -

Centaurea Rigusina, silvery, will stand 10° frost, 1 to 1 foot.

,, gymnocarpa, silvery, ,, 1 to 2 feet, according to age.

Cinerarea maritima, silvery, ,, 1 to 2 feet.

,, acanthafolia, silvery, ,, ,,

Achyrocline Sauudersoni, silvery, ,, ,,

Santolina chamaecyparissus, silvery, hardy, ,,

,, incana, silvery, hardy, 6 to 9 inches.

Dactylis glomerata variegata, variegated, hardy, 1 foot.

Chrysanthemum Sensation, variegated, hardy, 2 feet.

Polemonium caeruleum variegaturn, variegated, hardy, 9 inches to 1 foot.

Pyrethrum Golden Feather, golden, hardy, 6 to 8 inches.

Stachys lanata, silvery, hardy foliage, 4 inches.

Euonymus radicans variegatus, variegated, hardy, height according to age.

Cerastium tomentosum, silvery, hardy, 3 to 4 inches.

Arabia alpina variegata, variegated, hardy, 3 to 4 inches. ,, lucida variegata, golden variegated, 3 inches.

Artemisia argentea, silvery, hardy, 6 to 8 inches.

Ajuga reptaus rubra, dark purple, hardy, very dwarf.

Oxalis corniculata rubra, dark chocolate, hardy, 4 inches.

Alternathera, various, very dwarf, but tender.

Amaranthus melancholicus ruber, dark red, 1 to 2 feet, tender.

Coleus Verschaffeltii, dark crimson, 2 to 3 feet, tender.

,, various sorts, which thrive outdoors for two or three of the warmest months.

Dell's Beet, dark crimson, 9 inches to 1 foot, very effective and hardy.

These are the cream of the more dwarf-foliaged plants for bedding. Of subtropical plants likely to suit your locality, the following are good:-

Aralia papyrif'era, height according to age.

Canrias in variety. *Nicotiana Wiganclioides. *Polymnia grandis. *Salauum robustum. *\Vigandia Caracasana.

Caladium esculentum. Acacia lopbantha. Agave Americana. Chamaerops Fortunii. Cordyline indivisa. Cycas revoluta. Dracaena Australis.

Dracaena Draco. Ficus elastica. Ferdinandia eminens. Phormium tenax. *Rieinus in variety. Seafortbia elegans. Corypha Australis.

These are all hardy enough to be outdoors for four or five months in summer, and can be wintered in a greenhouse. Their height is according to age. Those marked * can be easily raised from seed, and the Cannas can be lifted and kept under the greenhouse stage.