Mr. J. G. Barker tells the Massachusetts Horticultural Society that the ampelopsis should not be planted with the idea of covering a brick building; for the brick is too smooth for it to cling closely. The essayist spoke of a brick church, the side of which was entirely covered, but it was twice blown down and took many days' labor to replace it. For such places the Ampelopsis Veitchii (sometimes called Japan ivy) comes in; when once started it takes care of itself. Those who have noticed it on Trinity Church, and many residences on the Back Bay, need no description of its beauty. On the gateway of Forest Hills Cemetery it may be seen in unsurpassed beauty, especially in the latter part of September, when its foliage is of such indescribably rich color as to lead a lover of beautiful plants to say that it was worth coming a thousand miles to see.

About three years ago the Ampelopsis Veitchii was planted alternately with English ivy at the base of a ledge, about twenty feet high, the brilliant autumnal color of the former forming a most beautiful contrast with the bright green of the latter. The English ivy should, however, have a few pine boughs tied over it about the last of November, to be removed about the first of April. Many large boulders at Forest Hills are used as memorial stones instead of monuments, having a bronze tablet set in for the inscription, and these stones are covered with Ampelopsis Veitchii.