"Mrs. L. J. C," Parnassus, Pa., writes: "As you so kindly answered my previous questions, I now make another request. Will you please, as soon as you conveniently can, give some instructions as to the best way of preserving, during the winter, the bulbs of Gladiolus, Bermuda Lilies, Amaryllis (summer bloomers), Dahlias, Hyacinthus Can-dicans, and especially Cannas, which I have never succeeded in keeping. Give directions as to material in which to keep them, temperature, moisture, etc., and by so doing you will probably oblige others beside your constant reader".

[Gladiolas are easily preserved, by drying, and keeping any where in bags, secure from frost. The whole class of Liliumlongiflorum and eximium, to which the variety known as the Harris or Bermuda lily belongs, ought to be potted in the fall, and kept in a cool place as we would a hyacinth. We believe it is or should be hardy, and can be planted as other lilies are, in the open ground before frost comes. Summer flowering Amaryllis are easily kept over winter as dry bulbs, but it is best that they be not kept in a very warm place or they shrivel too much. Pot in Feb. or March.

Dahlias are cut back to the ground as soon as a white frost blackens the leaves, and are kept any where just as one would keep potatoes. Cannas can be kept dry, but rot if in too cool a place. It is best to have them in boxes of dry sand, stored away where the temperature does not fall below 450 or 50°.