To form well-furnished and finished beds of roses, procure such kinds as Souvenir de Anseleme, Sombrieule, Amie Vibert, Glorie de Rosamene and Fellenberg, and plant them so that the stems may be readily pegged down to the surface of the ground. Roses, as procured from greenhouses, are generally tall, slender, and destitute of low side branches, and when planted out, require an amount of support from stakes that sadly mars the beauty of the plants, and do not harmonize well with the general neatness of the flower-garden. To remedy this defect, let the plants be laid down horizontally, and the stems separated and pegged close dowt whole plant will set up a new crop of shoots and flowers, and preserve such a uniformny of growth as will render it a rival in this respect to the verbena. When treated in this way, flowers are produced in masses; although to procure the greatest uniformity, kinds of similar habit should be selected. We cannot imagine any feature that would be more interesting than a small geometrical arrangement of beds, each planted with a distinct variety of rose, and managed as above.

Roses laid so near the ground will be much less likely to be destroyed by severe winters, and if necessary, they can be covered with great facility.

Roses #1

Roses vary much according to the character of the season. A Rose which is indifferent this year, and which you feel inclined to discard, astonishes you next year by its beauty; while on the other hand, one that you have thought highly of proves to be worthless on further trial. Thus, last year I had Louise Odier poor and thin in the extreme, very little better than the Celine; my idea was at one time to discard it: however, I let it alone, and this year it has been very beautiful, full, and brilliant in colour. Had I measured, on the other hand, my old friend G6ant by his performances this year I should have pronounced him but a poor leader, for the intense heat completely took away all his brilliant colour; and, again, I have grown for some two or three years Leon des Combats, but I never saw in it anything remarkable; whereas this year it has been especially beautiful. I do not think this is sufficiently borne in mind by amateurs; they do not wait to prove their flowers, and pronounce them worthless, when another season would perhaps make them alter their opinion.

Roses #2

THE admirers of the rose, and who is not? will now be looking about for additions to their stocks, or replacing those whose lives from any cause have been lost, to time lists of the newer kinds have appeared in these pages, and. as they become more plenty they will be introduced. To-day, we confine ourselves to the practical, to a list of such as all can procure; and we call to our aid Mr. Buist's new catalogue, as containing an experienced person's views of the best kinds accessible to all. We take it from his "Almanac and Gardener's Manual, 1859." He introduces it thus: "The rose forms the chief source of attraction; - with the different classes, viz.: Hybrid Perpetual, or Remontant, Hybrid China, Provence, Damask, Moss, Perpetual Moss, Prairie, etc.; all of which are hardy; and the Tea, Bourbon, Noisette, Bengal, and other classes, many of which withstand our winters - an endless variety may be commanded. A few beds of these on the lawn produce a profusion of flowers daily, during the season .from May to November; - June and September are however the great rose months.

In June, we have the Hybrid China, Multiflora, or June roses; the Hybrid Perpetual Mosses, and Provence, as well as the tender Teas, Bengals, Noisettes, and climbing varieties, forming an array of distinct sorts sufficient to satisfy the most dissimilar tastes. All these may be secured by a little foresight and and attention; full directions are given in our ' Hose Manual,' last edition, and a select list is here appended.