The Gardeners' Chronicle notes that the great fancy for bedding plants, which in England ran wild about a quarter of a century ago, is dying out, chiefly on account of its expensiveness; and left chiefly to parks and public gardens, where the uncultivated tastes of the masses get what the masses are willing to pay for. It says that better effects are obtained by the use of hardy flowers than were ever obtained by geraniums, coleus, and such like plants, that require expensive warmth through winter to bring them on.