These may be classified into two divisions, the one with perennial and woody stems, the other consisting of annuals, to be raised from seeds every season.

The first of these is of the greatest importance to the landscape gardener, not only in producing beautiful effects in the immediate vicinity of the buildings, but for thickening up masses of foliage on the lawn, and in many instances for imparting numerous rich tints during the autumn months.

Among the moat rampant growers might be mentioned the Wistaria family, a hardy, beautiful class of vines of the easiest cultivation. The Asiatic species, W. Sinensis, is without doubt the most preferable, although not so rapidly increased as is our native species, W. frutescens.

The former shows to great advantage when trained along the summit of a tall fence, or in fact in any situation where it will have sufficient space to develop its beauty.

When in bloom, an old specimen, well cared for, is about as showy an object as one can possibly possess. The long racemes of pale blue pea-shaped flowers are produced in the greatest abundance, and the vine is always pleasing and graceful in growth.

Our American species, the Glycine, is not so strong a grower, has short, dense racemes of purplish flowers, and is very distinct in many respects from the above. It is, however, well worthy of cultivation.

The White Chinese Wistaria is a superb vine, differing from the species only in color, but that is so pure, and so remarkably conspicuous, as to place this variety among the indispensable climbers.

The new double flowering form is said to be a great acquisition, Laving bloomed in this country, around Boston, where it is hardy and entirely satisfactory. If we may be allowed to prophesy a little, we believe this variety will prove to be one of the most popular vines in our list. A new species from Japan has been introduced into our collections under the name of W. mullijuga. It has not bloomed here as yet, but it is un- questionably hardy, and brings a good charac- ter for ornament along with it.

There are several other forms of the Wistaria genus, but none of sufficient interest to! recommend.

To describe the Honeysuckles, seems very much like introducing an intimate friend, so well are they known to every lover of trees and plants, and yet there are a few kinds that are not generally planted, notwithstanding their decided claim to superiority.

For particular situations we wish nothing better than the old Red and Yellow Coral; they are unique in flower, bright in color, and bloom freely. Douglas Honeysuckle is very showy, with its dark crimson flowers. The old Belgian Monthly, with its exceedingly fragrant blossoms, should be planted in situations where the foliage is not likely to be disfigured with mildew. We have nothing better to take its place. The old Evergreen, too, is excellent for covering extensive trellis work, and, in fact, it must have plenty of room, for a tangled mass of twigs and foliage is the reverse of ornamental. The old-fashioned English Woodbine is pretty and deliciously fragrant, but then it blooms but once, and is superseded by better kinds. The New Japan Evergreen Honeysuckle (Lonicera brachy-poda) is valuable for its strong growth and numerous pale, sweet-scented flowers. Its variety, the Golden - veined (aurea-reticulata), has proven to be one of the most popular of its class, as it is used for several purposes in landscape gardening.

It is a rampant grower when once fully established, and in consequence is useful for covering large buildings, etc., and yet it forms a capital plant for vases or for edging flower beds on the lawn.

We once noticed a building covered with this vine in company with the American Ivy, just as the autumnal tints were fully developed - the golden tints of theformer, and the brilliant crimson of the latter contrasted so charmingly, that we doubt if a finer effect could be produced.

Lonicera Halliana is a new species from Japan, and has given universal satisfaction as a hardy, beautiful climber. The flowers are white, and are produced in great abundance. The species and varieties of this genus are almost endless, judging from some of the lists of foreign nurserymen, but the foregoing constitute the cream of the collections.

The Tecoma, or as some still persist in classifying it, the Bignonia or Trumpet flower, embraces a choice list of vines. The best is the Asiatic species T. grandiflora of vigorous growth, with splendid, large blossoms of a pale orange color, pendulous from the tips of the branches. It attaches itself to neighboring objects by means of rootlets. A nearly allied foreign species, the T. Thun-bergij has deep - green, glossy foliage, and flowers similar to the above. Our native vine, T. radicans is valuable for covering unsightly objects - the flowers funnel-formed, scarlet, and very showy. There are numerous varieties from the last named species, all pretty, but not sufficiently distinct.

The Bignonia proper has but one representative here, the B. capreoluta. It climbs by means of tendrils, and produces bright orange-colored blossoms. It is a native of the Southern States, but will succeed as far north as Pennsylvania.

One of the choicest of all hardy climbers is the somewhat recent introduction from Japan - the Akebia quinata. Its growth is reasonably rapid; the foliage arranged in fives, and very neat and pretty; the flowers in clusters, purple in color, and pleasantly fragrant. For twining about the trellis work of a portico, or over a small cottage front, it has no superior.

Well, what about covering a large surface? is the frequent inquiry of novices who are about starting new places. We answer, there is nothing surpasses the American Ivy (Am pelopsis quinquefolia) for the purpose.

All summer long it presents a perfect mass of green verdure, changing in autumn to the most brilliant tint of crimson. Indeed it leads the list of gorgeous colored leaves: and then, too, it is so hardy, and grows so rapidly, that no rival has a chance in the race for superiority. A. Veitchii is a recent introduction, which promises to be exceedingly popular. The foliage is small and neat, and presents the same beautiful color in the autumn as the above.

One of the finest specimens in this country, perhaps, is to be found in the celebrated collection of H. H. Hunnewell, Esq., at Wellesley, near Boston, where this plant completely covers the Lodge at the entrance gate with its pleasing foliage. It is also a capital plant for vases and hanging-baskets, the small size of the foliage and slender twigs making it very appropriate.

There is a native vine not often found in our collections, which is exceedingly ornamental when in fruit - we allude to the Staff - Tree or Climbing Bitter Sweet (Celastrus scandens). In the autumn the plant is abundantly supplied with orange - colored pods, which split open and show the scarlet coated seeds within.

The Grecian Silk Vine (Periploca Graeca) is a valuable climber, reaching to the tops of tall trees when it is allowed to grow at will. The flowers are small, brownish-purple, and arranged in loose clusters.

The common ivy (Hedera) is too well known and appreciated to need any description in this cursory list of vines, but if any additional testimony as to its worth be needed, then we are ready to add our experience in its favor. Some prejudiced gardeners have stated that it ruins the walls to which it clings, by causing excessive dampness and consequent decay. If this be so, some buildings over a century old are examples of very slow decay; for we know of ivy-covered walls that, to all appearances, will last another century, just as readily as they have stood the past one hundred years. The varieties of this genus, and species as well, are so exceedingly numerous, that Shirley Hibberd has considered them worthy of a volume to themselves. The larger portion of the variegated forms are not suited to our climate, but they are handsome plants for filling vases, baskets, etc. They are fond of the shade and moisture, therefore the south side of a building is the poorest position to plant them,

Among old-time flowers, the Jessamine holds a prominent place. What a pity the vine is not more hardy in some of the species, especially J. officinalis - the common White Jessamine of gardens. At the South nothing can surpass the exquisite perfume of its blossoms, nor the pure white color for bouquet purposes. When fully sheltered, it succeeds pretty well as far north as Philadelphia and New York, but an unusually severe winter destroys the entire top. Of late years we have introduced a variety with beautiful variegated foliage, the markings being white, yellow, and pink; and strange to say this foliage never seems to burn with the sun, but if there is any change when fully exposed, the tints are really intensified in depth. It blooms freely, and retains its agreeable odor. Whoever has once possessed a specimen of the Naked-flowering Jessamine (J. nudiflorum), we presume would not like to be without it ever after. It is really the "harbinger of spring," only needing a warm day to put forth its golden yellow blossoms, mostly before winter has past.

It is destitute of the fragrance of the above, but then its welcome presence so very early, makes it exceedingly desirable.

The Shrubby Jessamine (J. fruticans) is not very conspicuous, neither is it a climber, but its long, slender stems are well suited for training against a wall, and then its pretty yellow little flowers show to good advantage.

We desire to call attention to another native vine which is especially valuable for its golden yellow foliage in the autumn, the Green-briar (Smilax rotundifolia). In a clump of crimson foliaged shrubs it is very appropriate. During summer the leaves are very glossy, and the bright green bark and bluish-black berries are quite ornamental.

Having already given our views on the Clematis in the late number of The Horticulturist, it is unnecessary to reiterate them now, but we trust that every lover of flowers will endeavor to find some choice spot where one or more can gladden the eye by their exceeding loveliness.