I purpose giving a few notes on plants that bloom between the time when frost generally puts an end to flowers outdoors, and when plants that bloom in summer and early autumn have done their work, and the time when what are generally known as spring-flowering things come in. This is a very important period of the year, for while nowadays the demand does not slacken, the supply becomes more limited in both variety and quantity; consequently the gardener cannot despise the very commonest subject that can aid him in meeting the demands made upon him for blooms at this season.