Lawn Grass For Louisiana

Mr. William Saunders of the Agricultural Department tells Popular Gardening that he is sure Blue grass-Poa pratensis, will make a good lawn grass for Louisiana.

Pogogyne Nudiuscula

This very pretty low California plant is the subject of a nice colored plate in Gartenflora. It looks in the garden border something as would Melissa pativina, well known to lovers of good herbaceous plants. The pistil is clothed with hair, which suggested to Professor Asa Gray the name of Pogogyne, which very likely those who prefer English to Latin names may render "Bearded Lady".

Manetti Rose Stocks

Over a quarter of a century ago, the Manetti was the great stock on which to graft roses in America. Almost every rose was grafted on it. At that time the English grafted them on the Dog Rose, or Brier as they termed them. There came revulsion in America. No one would buy a rose grafted on this stock. England took hold, as we discarded them, and millions were grafted on Manettis there. Now they are beginning to discard as we did, and are going back to the Brier again.

Arctic Poppy

In the icy regions, and up among the snow at the mountain tops in lower latitudes there is a pretty perennial species of poppy with pale yellow flowers, known as Papaver nudicaule, which aids in giving the brilliant color famous to Arctic vegetation. This has been brought under cultivation, and made to give some pretty variations to the florist. There is one with flowers of pure white, another orange-scarlet, and the original light yellow.

Michaelmas Daisies

Under this head the Asters of North American woods are very much grown in English gardens, and are highly appreciated.

Plant For Tree Shade

There is often found difficulty in getting any thing to grow under the shade, especially the shade of pine trees. The common Periwinkle, Vinca minor, just delights there. It also does well in the sun-light and is often used to plant in cemeteries on graves. To cemetery people in the eastern United States, it is known as myrtle; of course, the Italian myrtle and the crape myrtle, as well as many other "myrtles," belong to wholly different families.

The Japan Lotus

Nelumbium nuciferum seems raised to the rank of a florists' flower in Japan. Their catalogues give the names of some twenty varieties.


The section of the " Daffodil " family that once were popularly known as Hoop- Petticoat Narcissus, belong to an old genus called Corbularia; and it is becoming quite fashionable to write or speak of them as Corbularias.