We all like brief, pithy paragraphs, telling a great deal in a few words. Here is a good specimen from the pen of Captain Franklin Howland, who does the "Farm and Home" column of the New Bedford Evening News:

" See that these beautiful objects have suitable care from day to day. Water them, keep off the vermin, wash them once a week or so, and occasionally give them a little guano in the water that is applied. Let them have all the sunlight possible, for most plants do not do well in the shade. Home is made beautiful by beautiful plants, and children as well as others are made the better by their cultivation and care.