The rose never wearies us, we enjoy every mention of it, and though not a new beauty, yet its beauty never wears out. Read what The American Rural Home says about planting Rose-beds:

The rose likes a virgin soil, and the nearer the composition of our rose-beds approximates to that, the greater will our success be likely to be. Hence decayed sods, and leaf-mould from the woods when it has been sweetened by the sun, are good fertilizers.

The old-fashioned way of scattering roses about the lawn is not the best way. Their culture, thus isolated, is apt to be neglected, and grass works in and chokes them; besides the effect is not equal to where they are grouped in a round, or oblong bed, highest in the center.

Suppose that we decide to plant a bed of Hybrid Perpetuals. In the center we would want a white rose, or a cluster of white roses, according to the size of the bed. Madame Alfred de Rougemont is one of the finest whites. Portland Blanche is another fine one. Next we could have a row of flesh color and light pink. Caroline de Sansal is one of the finest of the former, and Sydonie of the latter. Auguste Mie - rosy pink, would pretty nearly correspond with this shade. The next row should be still deeper, rose or deep rose. Of this shade, we have Barronne Prevost, Victor Verdier, and Madam Victor Verdier. In the next row we could have rosy crimson, rosy lilac, rosy carmine and vermilion. Among those of these shades, Anne de Diesbach, General Washington, John Hopper, L. Reine, Mad. Fremion, Maurice Bernardin and William Griffith, rank the highest. On the outside we could have the deepest shades, as deep red, crimson, and velvety. -Dr. Arnal, Francoise Arago, Giant of Battles, General Jacqueminot, Jules Margottin, Pius the Ninth, Prince Camille de Rohan, and Triomphe de l'Exposition would fill the outer ring.

We do not say that this order should be strictly adhered to, but we think the highest effect would be produced by having white in the center, and gradually shading deeper to the circumference. All that we have named are first-class roses, and our readers may be assured that in selecting from them they will get no inferior rose.