There is no better method of acquiring the knowledge of how best to set up Pansies and Violas for show, than by visiting an exhibition and observing how the work is done by prize-winning growers. Pansies are generally exhibited on flat trays made for the purpose. Sometimes six, sometimes twelve, and occasionally twenty-four blooms are asked for in a competition. The flowers are inserted in the trays so that they assume an almost horizontal position, and their points or qualities can easily be seen by the judges. In some districts the bloom is first fitted into a paper collar, and held in position by a small pin being passed through the stem behind the collar. This makes the staging easier, but the practice is condemned by many lovers of these flowers. Violas are usually set up in flat sprays of six or nine blooms, but at some shows, notably at the Wolverhampton Floral Fête, they are splendidly arranged in wide-mouthed dwarf jars. In staging there is much room for an exhibitor to show his taste and skill, and it often happens that a clever stager gains points over a less capable one who has better flowers. Flowers intended for exhibition should be large, well formed, well marked, of good substance, fresh and clean. The names should be legibly written (or printed) on small neat labels.