Several species of ferns are among the leading articles of our decorative stuff. It must depend upon how elaborate and expensive the decoration is whether you can use the very choicest ferns. Sometimes at the bottom of a mirror a bank of Adiantum Farleyense is made as a background to a display of orchids, and what could be finer? Adiantum cuneatum, besides its great usefulness in supplying cut fronds, is many times used as a fringe or bank, and if the fronds are well matured will keep pretty well, but if young growth they will soon shrivel up in a warm, dry room.