Bomb years since we had a bed or border, in which we grew annuals, encircled with sedum album ; and recently reading an article in the Cottage Gardener upon the use of sedums as edging plants, our mind was recalled to our former practice, and connected therewith we write to advocate their use to a greater extent than has been commonly practiced. An edging plant should be hardy, and such are nearly all the sedums; it should be of close, compact growth, and always green, which is the case with the sedums. In our case, we remember that the last year we made a part of our edging with sedum Sieboldii, which, as it flowered later and its flowers were more conspicuous, attracted greater notice than the common sort. A change of position caused our loss of the sedum edge; and our next planting of them was in delicate points and foreground of rock-work, where we have also found them a very desirable plant. The great number of varieties now in cultivation give the grower a fine chance to give variety to the edge of beds in a flower-garden, and at the same time retain unity.

In copying the descriptions and remarks of the writer in the Cottage Gardener we will add to his list recommended the following as desirable varieties, to be selected from the numbers catalogued: album Sieboldii, and three varieties of telephium.