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ones to take to Scotty and would carry him to the football games. Last Christmas the boys decided to give him something to remember. He hung his stocking in the hall but, when he opened it, found a lot of rotten potatoes and stuff like that in it; he threw it down and said that he didn't believe the yarn about Santa Claus. But the boys had prepared the real thing downstairs and called him down; saying that Santa Claus had left his presents down there. That boy almost broke his neck coming downstairs, and when he saw all the splendid things there he put his head in his arms and cried, and others felt like crying too. Then they asked him about his previous Christmas, and he said he had an orange and some candy and raisins and nuts, and a puzzle that was not all there. There was a book, too, but it had some leaves out. You know what trouble we have in solving puzzles that are all there, to say nothing of the kind that are incomplete. The true spirit of Christmas is in giving presents that are not spoilt and books that have all their leaves. Scotty is always in the best of spirits, and is growing in stature and wisdom.



I have been asked by the Secretary of the Committee to present the report of this Committee. There was a discussion at the convention some two years ago as to how to pronounce G-L-A-D-I-O-L-U-S. Some pronounced it one way and some another, and it was decided by the Nomenclature Committee that they should take up a few of the words about which there was a difference and discuss them at this meeting, so that no matter how they are pronounced elsewhere they will all be pronounced the same here.

Your Nomenclature Committee begs to submit herewith a list of 25 Horticultural words that are frequently mispronounced in ordinary usage. Each word in the list is given what is believed to be the correct pronunciation. The pronunciation often used, but which is not believed to be the best, is also given for comparison.

There are also submitted the following lists, viz:

13 Best Chrysanthemums suitable for house culture,

12 Best Begonias suitable for house culture.

20 Best Sweet Peas.

Your Committee desires that it should be understood that these and previous lists are not submitted as final lists of the best varieties, but that with the cooperation of the members of the Association the lists should be revised from year to year.

Respectfully submitted,

(Signed) J. CAVERS, Secretary.


Agave a-ga'-ve (a in second syllable as in art), not ag'-ave.

Aloe al'-ō-ē, not alo.

Arbutus ar būt-us, not ar-būt'-us.

Aristolochia: ǎr-is-tol-ō-ki-a, not ǎr-is-tol-ō-chi-a.

Clematis klem'-ă-tis, not klē ́-mă-tis, nor klem-a'-tis.

Cyclamen sik'-la-men, not si'-kla-men.


Cyperus si-pe'-rus, not si ́-per-us.

Dahlia dahl'-i-a (a in first syllable as in art), not day-le a.
Deutzia: dôît-zi-a, not doot-zi-a.

Edelweiss: a'-del-vis, not idle-wise.

Gladiolus: glad ́-1ō-lus, not glad-ïõ ́-lus, nor glad-ï'-o-lus.
Gypsophila gip-sof'-il-a, not gip-so-fila.

Hemerocallis: he-mer-o-kal'-lis, not hem-er-o-kal'-lis.
Hydrangea hi-dran'-je-a (a in second syllable as in
arise), not hi-drān'-je-a, nor hide'-a-range.

Kaiphofia ni-fo'-fi-a, not ni-fŏf'-i-a.

Kochia kok'-i-a, not kō'-shi-a.

Lonicera lon-i-sēr'-a, not lon-is'-er-a.

Nephrolepis ně-fro-lěp'-is, not ne-frol'-ep-is.

Enothera ē-no-the'-ra, not e-noth'-era.

Papaver pa-pa'-ver, not pap'-a ver.
Scabiosa ska-bi-o'-sa, not skab-i-o'-sa.

Schizanthus skiz-an'-thus, not schiz-an'-thus.
Vase: vāze, not vauze, vāce, nor vahze.

Viola: vi-Ŏ-la, not vī-ōl'-a.

Weigelia vi-, or wi-ge'-li-a, not wē-ge'-li-a.


It is a very difficult matter to select twelve from among the many hundreds of varieties of these popular autumn flowers. Indeed, a list of twelve does not give an opportunity to even represent each type with one specimen, so numerous have these become. The almost innumerable colours and shades of each type have also to be considered. The form and habit of growth of the plant must also be considered, plants of a low, growing, bushy habit of growth being decidedly the best for flowering in a window. This of necessity prevents the selection of many of the taller growing, larger flowering type for home culture. The season of flowering has also to be taken into consideration. It would be almost useless to select very late, or even late mid-season flowering varieties, from the fact that chrysanthemums are not really good window or house plants. They do not grow very successfully in the customary dry atmosphere of most dwelling houses, hence the necessity of having varieties that flower early. By selecting early flowering varieties the plants can be grown, and be in bloom almost before they are brought into the house in the autumn. After taking all these "whys" and "wherefores" into consideration, the following list has been selected as being suitable for the amateur's window, as well as being varieties, most of which can be found in almost all seed and plant catalogues.

1. Early Snow. A pure white flower, dwarf grower, free flowering, and early, in bloom October 26.

2. Golden Glow. The earliest yellow of all. Can be had in flower in August, September or October, according to the treatment given it. Usually in flower from September 15th until early October. Golden yellow in colour. One of the best recent introductions.

3. Glory of Pacific. A light-pink flowering variety. Free flowering. In bloom early in October. The photo of the three plants of this variety shows the

effect of disbudding. This variety has to some extent been superseded by the variety Pacific Supreme, the last named being of a deeper pink colour. Pacific Supreme is, however, a week or two later in flowering than Glory of Pacific. Both are good varieties.

4. Nellie Pockett. A variety raised in Australia by Mr. Pockett, who has originated a number of splendid novelties of recent years. The flower is of a rich cream colour, of Japanese type, the petals being beautifully curved and twisted. The flowers are very large and pleasing. A good sturdy growing variety. In flower about the end of October.

5. Pink Ivory. This is one of the best varieties to grow as a specimen plant. It is of dwarf habit, and produces its pretty shell pink blooms, that are almost globular in form, in great profusion. It flowers early in November.

6. F. S. Vallis. A large flowering Japanese variety that produces its pretty lemon-yellow flowers in profusion. When unfolding its centre petals it is very attractive from the manner in which they are curled and interlaced. A favourite variety.

7. Geo. W. Childs. The blooms of the variety are of a bright crimson colour. very distinct. It has been somewhat superseded by varieties of more recent introduction of similar colour, such as L'Africane, and Pockett's Crimson, but these last are not as well suited for pot culture. It is probably the best crimson flowering variety for pot culture grown.

8. Snowdrop. This is one of the double pompon or daisy flowering type. Its flowers which are produced in great numbers are pure white when fully developed. It makes a beautiful appearance as a pot plant.

9. Julia Lagravere. One of the best of the dwarf growing, dark coloured, double pompon varieties, its colour being a rich glowing crimson.

10. Klondike. This variety, as its name suggests, has flowers of deepest golden yellow colour, large for a pompon variety. This and Emo are the two best yellow pompons. Emo has a smaller flower than Klondike, but makes a very showy pot plant.

11. Rosina. A dwarf growing, single flowering variety, very like the popular variety Mizpah in growth, of which it is a seedling. Its blossoms are, however, of a very light shade of rose pink, very dainty and pretty.

12. Miss A. Holden. A single flowering variety having large single flowers of a delicate straw colour. A very pleasing and rare shade of colour.

13. Miss Katherine Simmons. I am tempted to add this variety to the twelve already selected as its large anemone-centred flowers make it one of the best of this type of flowers. The one outer row of petals are quilled, and of a soft pink shade. whilst the anemore centre is of a pale yellow. A very unique and pleasing variety.

NOTE. The pompon and single varieties mentioned require very little, if any, disbudding.


1. Begonia Rubra. Red-pink.

2. B. Dichroa. Orange.

3. B. Erfordia. Pink.

4. B. Gracilis Luminosa. Red.

5. B. Margaritae. Pale pink.

6. B. Metallica. Pink.

7. B. Corallina Lucerna. Bronze-red.

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Plant on left not disbudded, that in centre partially disbudded, the one on right disbudded to single bud.

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