Fan Bouquets

The fan style of bouquets that once was popular, is now again competing with the mushroom style that now almost universally prevails. It commends itself to some florists as costing less than the mushroom, as less flowers are employed; and more sales result.

Raphia Vanifera

This is one of the most beautiful of all palms. It has a clean solid stem, rising to a considerable height, with a large tuft of leaves at the apex, each leaf much larger than the trunk, divided up into an immense number of narrow, and comparatively short pinnules. They may be likened to immense quill feathers. To say that it is a palm with a huge feathery appearance, is just the thing.

Australian Acacias

For those who have conservatories or houses free from frost, there is nothing more desirable than the Australian Acacias. They take some room, growing usually from 3 to 30 feet - but they all bloom young, and even the largest may be kept low by training. They bloom from Christmas to March or April.

Fuller's Rose Beetle

The larva or grub of Aramigus Fulleri, which makes such havoc among the rose roots in forcing houses, is believed to be a native of Montana, and came to us, like the potato beetle, by railroad, as soon as the country was opened up.

Orange Trees

It is often supposed that an orange tree in a tub in northern gardens is to be considered a mere matter of curiosity, or at most of floral love. But those who take care get good fruit. Nahum Stetson, of Bridgewater, Mass., produces them of such fine quality that the Massachusetts Horticultural Society awarded him a silver medal for some in February.

Camellias And Roses

Camellias love to grow in partial shade, and in our country, do best in greenhouses that have a northern slope. In the old world, a famous grower has them in a span-roofed house, but the glass is shaded from the plants by Marechal Niel roses, trained under the glass. It is said this combination is very profitable to the grower.

W. F. Bennett Rose

French rose-growers do not seem to be willing to concede that this rose will, in any way, supersede General Jacqueminot.

" F. B.," Philadelphia: This is not a seedling in the ordinary sense of the word in which the raiser had to guess at the origin, but as we understand an actual cross made with forethought and manipulation by Mr. Henry Bennett, between Xavier Olibo and The President.