The Single Dahlia

Beautiful as this is, it has not succeeded in dethroning the old double kind, which seems to be more popular than ever.

Gladiolus Gandavensis

There has been no certainty to whom we owe this, the parent of the beautiful gladiolas we all so much admire. A correspondent has traced it to a certainty to Dean Herbert, the famous raiser of Amaryllids. Dr. Herbert never saw his hybrid flower. It was named by Van Houtte, gandavensis, who seems to have been the first to see it flower in that part of the world.

A Yellow Water Lily

A true Yellow Nymphaea, different from N. flava re-discovered by Mrs. Treat in Florida, has been raised by chance in a French florist's establishment. It is called the Canary-flowered water lily.

Large Flowering

Puritan, John Kirby. Earl of Radnor, Defiance,

Maid of Essex, Bird of Passage, Chang, Alonzo,

Incomparable, Mrs. Strawbridge, Hercules, Mary Keynes.

Small Flowering


Gold Pheasant,

Capt. Nemo,


Dr. Webb, William Buchner, Liliput Gem, Theo. Heymann,

Ida Fisher,

Little Arthur, Pearl d' Or, Venus.

Fine Verbenas

Mr. D. K, Herr, Lancaster, Pa., sends samples of a large number of seedling verbenas, that are particularly large and fine. They were planted three by eight, filling a long three feet wide border.

The verbena has been singularly successful in most places this year, showing no trace so far as we have seen of the disease that so disheartened cultivators a few years ago.

It is a pleasure to note that these beautiful old-timers are giving us so much pleasure again.

Nemastylis Cozlestina

In reference to this beautiful blue flower of the Iris family, a correspondent says the flowers are two inches and sometimes three inches in diameter. The inner course of petals are only an inch across the flower; but the purple sepals are really a part of the flower, and make it two inches over. We should be glad to know whether Florida has any common name for this pretty wild flower.

Variegated American Elder - Sambucus Canadensis

Mr. John F. Clark, Maud P. O., Bucks Co., Pa., says: "I discovered a beautiful form of variegated elder, recently, growing along the roadside about one mile from here. The plant was exposed to full sunlight, and seemed perfectly healthy. The foliage was beautifully mottled with yellow and white. As the elders are easily grown from both hard and soft wood, I took several of them home, which I hope to raise".