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9. B. Haageana. Cream and pink.

10. B. Argentea Guttata. Pink.

11. B. Viandii. Pale pink and carmine.

12. B. Scharfrana. Red, pink and white.

Gloire de Lorraine, though a beautiful begonia, does not do well in the house.

LIST OF TWENTY BEST SWEET PEAS.

1. Etta Dyke. White.

2. Dorothy Eckford. White.

3. Elfrida Pearson. Pink.

4. Lady H. Sykes. Pink.
5. Countess Spencer.
6. Evelyn Hemus.

7. Mrs. Routzahn.

8. Dora Breadmore.

Pink.

Pink and cream.

Pink and cream.

Pink and cream.

9. Sutton's Queen. Salmon-pink.

10. Constance Oliver. Salmon-pink.
11. Asta Ohn. Lavender.

12. The Marquise. Mauve.
13. Helen Lewis. Orange-pink.
14. Lord Nelson. Blue.
15. Queen Alexandra. Scarlet.
16. King Edward. Cardinal.
17. Black Knight. Maroon.
18. Aurora Spencer. Striped.
19. Clara Curtiss. Primrose.
20. Geo. Herbert. Rose.

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PROF. MACOUN: As we may not have the necessary time to deal with this report I would recommend that the Convention deal with the 25 names. are a few names, like Gladiolus, Dahlia, and others to pass upon.

W. B. BURGOYNE: Why not accept the recommendation of the Committee? THE PRESIDENT: I agree with Mr. Burgoyne, that, as we have appointed a committee to do this work we should accept their report.

PROF. MACOUN: Butler has written a very good book; it is the finest thing for reference you could imagine.

Moved by W. B. BURGOYNE, seconded by J. P. JAFFRAY, "That we adopt the report of the Nomenclature Committee and that it be accepted as read." Carried.

A MEMBER: I would suggest that the Association secure (before this report is adopted) some of these small books Professor Macoun is using. It is certainly important that we have the correct pronunciation of words and names. This little books is as plain as A. B. C. The pronunciation is given phonetically. The book can be secured from A. G. Delamere & Company, 428 Duane Street, New York.

A MEMBER: Similar plants are sold under different names, and we should get over that difficulty.

PROF. MACOUN: This Association has no trial grounds, and therefore it is impossible for them to present lists of synonyms; we cannot depend on our neighbours, for they are no better off than us, and, therefore, we have to depend on the work of this Nomenclature Committee.

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Moved by MAJOR SNELGROVE, seconded by HY. FOREMAN. That this Association hereby requests its directors to use their utmost endeavour to obtain, as far as practicable, affiliation with this Central Provincial Association of the Horticultural Societies comprised within the respective districts. Carried.

REPORT OF THE NOVELTY COMMITTEE.

PROF. W. T. MACOUN, OTTAWA.

As has been stated in previous years, the Report of the Novelty Committee must, at its best, be very incomplete. There are no funds available from this Association for the purchase of novelties and no trial grounds under the control of the Association where they can be tested. Hence, the plants reported upon are those which the members of the Novelty Committee have chanced to grow during the past year, or have seen in other people's gardens. The Committee has felt that the duties of this Committee also include the bringing into notice of plants of merit which although not strictly novelties are not well known, and it will be noticed that some of the plants mentioned have been introduced for some years. As each member of the Committee has reported on the plants which he thinks are desirable, it has been thought well to keep the notes of each member separate in this Report.

NOTES PY MISS M. E. BLACKLOCK.

The new Hardy Aster "Beauty of Colwall" is a delightful shade of lilac-blue, with flowers larger than those of Novae Angliae (our wild deep purple aster). It comes perfectly double on opening, but as the flower grows older it shows more and more the centre, and the later flowers open only semi-double, therefore, it will disappoint those who admire a flower for its doubleness chiefly.

Aster Feltham Blue is a beautiful single variety with large flowers, the colour being a particularly lovely shade of blue and the centre a clear, clean yellow, which greatly adds to its beauty. A clear yellow centre is all that is needed to make most varieties of the hardy aster perfect, the red purple centres of most of them detracting from the delicate shades of the petals.

Alyssum Saxatile variety Citrinum, is a decided acquisition, being a lovely soft citron yellow, which is an even more charming contrast to the silvery foliage, than that of the golden yellow of the type.

Aconitum Wilsoni, while beautiful, and very graceful in growth, does not come up to A. autumnale variety Fischeri in colour, the latter being a far purer blue; Wilsoni having a decidedly purple tinge to it.

Campanula carpatica variety "China Cup" is very attractive, having large well formed flowers of clear blue. C. carpatica pallida, a paler shade is equally good. Campanula G. F. Wilson (C. carpatica X C. pulla) only four inches high and smothered with dark violet blue flowers, is a little gem.

Campanula Pfitzeri is a good double or semi-double mid-blue, smaller flowered than the double white variety C. p. Moerheimii.

Geum Heldreichii is the most satisfactory variety of Geum tried here, being perfectly hardy, very free flowering, and a brilliant orange-scarlet in colour, large flowers.

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Geranium Lancastriense is a very beautiful little "Crane's Bill," the finely dissected foliage is dainty and attractive. The large, flesh coloured flowers, closely veined with rose, produce the effect of a rich pink colour. The plant is low and spreading, lacking the weediness of most of the family, and it blooms more or lessall summer. Its hardiness has not yet been tested.

Heuchera sanguinea variety "Shirley" is a magnificent variety, the flowers being very large and of a very rich crimson, and it is very free blooming. H. "Pluie de Feu" is also an excellent variety.

Papaver Orientale variety "Jennie Mawson" is the best pink to date. It has large well formed flowers of a delightfully soft shade of pure salmon-pink, with dark blotches at the base of the petals.

P. O. “Mahony," a very dark maroon, is too dark to be pretty like the very dark sweet peas, the texture is too shiny to be rich.

Primula denticulata variety Cashmiriana Superba Seedlings. These delightful little flowers differ in colour and are larger than the type, and remain in perfection a wonderfully long time.

P. denticulata alba of purest white, and P. D. "Ruby," ruby coloured, are very lovely forms of this interesting little Alpine Primrose-all blooming early in May. These are not flowers for the careless gardener, but for the devotee, who knows how to cherish them.

NOTES BY WM. HUNT.

Diascia Barberae: This pretty, dainty, little annual has not hitherto received the notice it deserves. In fact, it has not, to my knowledge, ever been catalogued in Canadian or American seed catalogues, although it was introduced into England some thirty years ago. It grows about one foot in height and from the time it commences to flower in early summer until late in the fall it flowers very profusely. The colour of the flowers is a soft rose, shading lighter with age, a colour not often found among annuals. In shape the flowers are somewhat like a small Columbine. Seed sown in the border out of doors early in May produce plants that will commence flowering in July. For early flowering, seed should be sown indoors early in April and transplanted in the border about the end of May. It is well adapted for an edging plant or for massing. The plants should be planted about six inches apart to give the best effect. The seed grown here was purchased from Messrs. James Veitch & Sons, Seedsmen, Chelsea, London, England. The plant is a native of South Africa. The accompanying photo of a single plant does not do justice to its free flowering habit. Our seedsmen would do well to catalogue this novelty, as it is a decided acquisition to the list of dwarf-growing annuals.

Eschscholtzia Thorburni: (California Poppy). Annual. This variety of these beautiful annuals is a valuable addition to those already in common cultivation. its flowers being of a much deeper and richer colour than any yet introduced. It is difficult to describe its colour as the shadings are so rich and beautiful. J. M. Thorburn & Co., Seedsmen, New York, very aptly describe it as being almost of barbaric colour. The unopened buds on outer side of petals are of the richest, deepest crimson toning down in the inner side to bright flame colour and bronzy molten gold. The flowers are large and freely produced. It is a decided advance on Mandarin, Dainty Queen, and others of recent introduction, as these have from a lack of fixity in colour been rather disappointing. The variety Thorburni grown here for the past two seasons, has kept very true to its original type.

Anchusa italica: (Dropmore variety). Hardy perennial. This is a much

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