Before the plants are arranged for winter, the house should be thoroughly cleaned. If not painted (which it should be once in four years at furthest), close it up, and fumigate by burning sulphur (where there are rafter plants, permanently planted, this fumigating cannot be done); this will destroy every vestige of insect or their lame. The Slants should also be carefully cleaned, pots washed, and top dressed with fresh soil. The eating apparatus should also be examined, and any necessary repairs or alterations attended to. Heating by hot water is now much employed in large houses. In small greenhouses, the old furnace and flue system will answer every purpose as well as the most costly apparatus. The plants should be arranged so that the most tender will occupy the warmest position, and those of a more robust nature the coldest. The temperature should be kepi as low as practicable at night, and well ventilated during day. Growth should net be excited at this season. Watering should always be done in the morning, and gradually withhold it from such plants as are approaching a state of rest. Now is the time to prepare plants for the winter, by getting them into a condition so that they will not require excitement either by water or heat.

Cinnerarias, young fuchsias, geraniums, &o., that are growing slowly, should of course not be subjected to checks; they will grow fast enough if set on the front shelf, over the flue. The summer flowering gesneras, gloxinias, achimenes, Ac., should not be neglected immediately after they cease blooming; they require careful waterings until the tubers mature, which will be indicated by the decay of foliage; they require it to be kept perfectly dry and warm during winter, either in the pots in which they were growing, or shake them out of the Boil, and keep them covered in sand.