Cannas are now probably the-most popular, as the most showy, of all flowering plants for ornamental gardening. Some of the older sorts, such as F. Vaughan, Madame Crozy, Alphonse Bouvier and Queen Charlotte, are still among the best for bedding purposes, but some of the newer sorts are promising. Italia, Austria and Burbank grow vigorously and are six to seven feet’ high and of proportionate spread. The flowers, however, lack the substance necessary to stand our hot midsummer suns and bleach out badly. At present, with cooler weather, they are superb, and more attractive than any other sorts. Probably tinder glass they would do well. Captain Drujon is a good yellow in the way of Florence Vaughan, the spots on the petals’being lighter in color. Souvenir d’Antoine Crozy is good. Papa’Canna, while not a specially attractive color, is a free bloomer.. Beautt Poit6vine is one of the best reds we have grown.’ Eldorado still holds its own as a yellow. Madame de Montefiore is also good. Charles Henderson, F. R,. Pierson, Columbia,’General de Miribel and Gloire de Montet are all superior, and should be in every collection. Cannas are excellent winter-blooming plants, and we pot up at least one of each variety. These are kept quite dry for about two months after watering, and when the Chrysanthemum season is past they are placed on a side bench in a house with a minimum temperature of fifty degrees.