In the Old World an enormous number of pot plants are grown and sold for window or small conservatory culture, of some popular flowers; there are sometimes florists who grow only the one kind. One who deals almost exclusively in Mignonette, and consequently excels in its culture, grows the plants in the following way according to the Gardeners Chronicle:

" For some years this fragrant favorite has been grown here in a way that, taking into account the small pots in which it is grown (in 48's) I have not before seen equalled, either for the size and vigor of the plants, or the profusion of flowers they carry. The first sowing is made in July, the plants from which are in flower early in March, successional sowings being made so as to keep up a supply through the summer. Of the first sowings one plant is grown in a pot; from the spring sowing, several together. The variety grown is a selection from the French sort - Matchet- and which Mr. Ward considers unequalled for pot culture, both for the robust habit of the plants, and the length and substance of the flower spikes, those on the plants selected for seed frequently reaching a length of 18 inches: it is a red-flowered variety. After the plants are housed in autumn they are stood in single rows on shelves that run along over the paths down the centre of the houses; here, close to the glass, they keep short and stocky. The plants from the early sowings are stopped once, and the side shoots are all tied out horizontally, so as to secure well furnished bottoms.

About 6,000 pots are grown".

It may be remarked here, that the English fob low the old plan of naming their flower pots according to the number of pots that can be made out of a bushel of clay. They can get forty eight flower pots out of this measure, 4 inches wide at the top. Instead of calling it a 4 inch pot, they go as 48's.