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buff yellows, and heavy brick-coloured reds, are all bad. · The seventh is continuous blooming, a character that stamps a value upon many otherwise only moderately estimated Annuals ; some are short-lived, in flower, and out again in an incredibly short time. Others continue growing and blooming as long as the frost does not interfere. The old yellow Lupin, and also the old blue, are soon out of bloom. The Larkspur, beautiful as it is, soon flowers out its spike, and there is an end of it, while the Coreopsis keeps blooming until the frost cuts it off.

The eighth, and it is a good property applied to any plant, no matter what,-a fine perfume. It carries through as a favourite many a plant that would be altogether rejected but for its odour. What claim, for instance, would the Mignonette have ? It has neither colour nor form to recommend it; but as a perfumed plant it stands first. The sweet pea is devoid of bright colour. The purple, the blue, the pink, and the brown, that may be found in its different varieties, are all dull alike, there is not a bright colour to be found among them.

We would mention many other points that are desirable in Annuals, but some day we may take the principal favourites singly, and say what should be tried for in each of them. At present we only recommend those who save seed from Annuals, to bear the leading points in mind, taking away as soon as they are seen all those which are the farthest from the qualities we have pointed out ; discarding those with narrow,

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thin, notched, and ragged petals, marking those with broad, thick, smooth ones, because the rejection of the worst will improve all the seed. By the marking of the best, that the seed may be saved separately, the general crop may be sold, and the marked ones kept for your own service. This operation repeated a few years, would greatly improve any subject. So, also, when colour is an object, the brightest may be marked, and the seed saved, it will repay any one for his trouble.

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GLENNY'S CULTURE OF CARNATIONS. Published in Part Xx. of the Horticultural Magazine. Price 1s.

GLENNY'S CULTURE OF SWEET WILLIAMS. Published in Part XXI. of the Horticultural Magazine. Price 18.

GLENNY'S CULTURE OF ANEMONIES. Published in Part XXV. of the Horticultural Magazine. Price 18.

GLENNY'S CULTURE OF CALCEOLARIAS. Published in Part XXVII. of the Horticultural Magazine. Price 1s.

GLENNY'S CULTURE OF THE RANUNCULUS. Published in Part XXVIII. of the Horticultural Magazine. Price 1s.

GLENNY'S CULTURE OF THE POLYANTHUS.

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GLENNY'S CULTURE OF THE IRIS. Published in Part XIV. of the Horticultural Magazine. Price 1s.

GLENNY'S CULTURE OF THE AMARYLLIS. Published in Part IX. of the Horticultural Magazine. Price Is.

GLENNY'S CULTURE OF HARDY HEATHS. Published in Part XIV. of the Horticultural Magazine. Price Is.

GLENNY'S CULTURE OF THE AURICULA. Published in Part XVII. of the Horticultural Magazine, Price 18.

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GLENNY'S CULTURE OF THE TULIP. Published in Part XXIX. of the Horticultural Magazine. Price 1s.

GLENNY'S CULTURE OF THE HYACINTH. Published in Part XXIX. of the Horticultural Magazine. Price 1s.

GLENNY'S CULTURE OF THE GLADIOLUS.

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GLENNY'S CULTURE OF THE PINK.

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