Greenhouse Climbers

"I grow, for the sake of their foliage, Cissus discolor, Vitis gongyloides and Batatis paniculata. The vitis has a novel, tropical appearance and sends out slender, aerial roots, from five to eight feet long, which droop gracefully amongst the other vegetation. As regards flowering climbers, nothing surpasses stephanotis floribunda (white), Dipladenia amabilis and D. signis (deep rose), Allamanda Hendersonii, and A. grandi/hra, or A . nobilis (yellow).

For windows, a few plants of Tropaeolum Lobbii may be trained on wires or string, near the glass, and will flower freely. Rondeletia speciosa is another valuable winter-flowering stove plant that does well treated as a climber, For potting, use a fresh, open compost of peat, fibrous loam, leaf mould and sand." - The Garden.

A Greenhouse For Everybody

Strange as it seems, while every writer has been informing the public how to make a pit for wintering plants, no one has mentioned a simple contrivance that is within the reach of everybody who lives in a house with a cellar. If the cellar door is opened and an old or new sash is placed in the aperture, a winter pit is made without more ado. Close all the windows of the cellar, and open the cellar door on clear days, closing it on cold nights. If the door faces the south, it will be better than north. In this "pit," lemon and orange-trees, fig-trees, and, in short, rose-bushes, and almost every plant will be safely protected, and often produce flowers and ripen their fruit Remember this paragraph.

The Greenhouse. Greenhouse For April

NO time must now be lost in propagating and potting any plants which may yet be short for planting outside during the month of Hay; for email plants but recently removed from the close, moist air of the propagating house are very unsatisfactory plants to expose to the hot sun and drying winds wo generally experience at that season; and well established plants will not only give a more immediate good effect, but will usually require less attention during the summer.

The Greenhouse. Greenhouse For March

This is one of the most busy months in the year in this department, both in preparing stock for the flower garden and also in repotting and preparing plants for growing and flowering in pots for the remainder of the year.

Greer Houses

A Lady, (Norwich.) From the account you give, we have no doubt your plants suffer from the dry hot-air caused by the flues being heated to a high temperature to keep out frost. You should keep a large tfn vessel filled with water on the hottest part of the flue and if you can contrive to introduce a stream of fresh air from outside and let it pass over a portion of the flues, so as to come into the house warm, you will find the health of the plants amazingly improved by it. A small brick chamber formed around the furnace, connectcd with the open air by a pipe, and with the air of the green house by another pipe, would answer the purpose; - or a tin drum might be formed over the hottest part of the flue into which the outer air may be admitted and passed into the house, when warm. Many plants refuse to expand the flowers property in a green house when there is plenty of light and heat, solely from the want of fresh air.