A correspondent of the Garden says the flowers make admirable button-hole bouquets and are in great request by those who like to have something out of the common line, and still have that which is handsome and beautiful. By peculiar culture they flower freely and large numbers may be had by the lover of cut flowers. The plant is readily obtained by orchid lovers in America from Central America, and it is becoming not uncommon in our gardens. The correspondent thus tells how he grows it so well:

"My plan is to pot high, place a heavy coating of moss on the top of the soil, and to give weak manure water once or twice a week. I cover the big, white, worm-like roots as they make their appearance through the moss with more of the same material. If the plant is in a large pot the bulbs get proportionately large. Never let the plant want for water at the roots, and give it a gentle dewing over-head after bright days. Shade but moderately while the plant is growing, and do not be afraid of moisture around it; expose it to the sun and a dryer atmosphere afterwards, and give less water, so as to induce rest. If I had to start a bulb just sent me, I should pot it in very rough soil consisting of two parts sandy loam, one part leaf mould - not fine, but rough - one part mushroom manure, some charcoal, and a few inch bones placed in a well-drained pot. I would give but little water until it had started fairly into growth. I would keep the atmosphere moist, but I would not syringe overhead until the foliage was a good size.

If surfaced with moss as stated above it will be found that the plant will grow all the better for it".