cyli'ndricum (cylindrical). 4. Red. May.
cymbifo'lium (boat - leaved) . 1. Yellow.
cymbifo'rme (boat- shaped). l. Yellow.
decu'mbens (lying-down). 1. Pale red.
deci'piens (deceiving). 1. Pale yellow.
defle'xum (bent-down). 1. Pink. August.
defolia'tum (leafless). 2. July. 1820.
deltoi'deum (delta -leaved). l. Pink. May.
denticula'tum (small-toothed). $. Yellow.
candidi'ssimum (whitest). 4-
glau'cum (milky -green). 4.
di/o'rme (irregular). . Yellow. August.
dilata'tum (dilated). 3. White. July.
diminu'tum (diminished), i. Red. April.
~ caulicula'tum (small-stemmed,.
i. Red. April. 1789-
dioersifo'littm (various-leaved). 1. Pale
yellow. June. J726.
a'tro-vi'rens (dark-green). 1.
Pale yellow. August.
brevifo'lium (short-leaved). I.
Pale yellow. August.
Pale yellow. August. 1/2(5.
Pale yellow. August.
du'bium (doubtful). 1. Pale yellow. Au-
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31. echina'tum (hedgehog). 1. Yellow. Au- f M. horixonta'le (horizontal-tertitfd). 2. Straw.
gust. 17/4. July. 179''-
a'lbum (white). 5. White. Au- hy'bridum (hybrid). $. Yellow.
gust. J774. | i'mbricans (imbricating). 2. Pink. July.
elonga'tuut (elongated-tuberous). 1. Pale i 1818.
yellow. May. 1/93. imbrwa'tum (imbricated). 3. White. July.
fusifo'rme (fusiform). 1. Pale ; 1792.
yellow. May. 1793. j me'dium (intermediate). 3.
mi'nus' (smaller). 1. Pale yel- j White. July.
low. May. 1793. ! vi'ride (green). 3. White. July.
emargina'tum (notch-y/owered). 2. Pink. ! incequa'le (unequal-ea^ared). 1. Orange.
July. 1732. July. 1716.
ermi'num (ermine), &. Yellow. May. 1824. inco'mptum (un trimmed). . White. July.
expa'nsum (expanded-leaved) . %. Pale yel- j 1819.
low. July. 1705. ! inclau'dens (encompassed). I.J. Pink. June.
falca'tum (sickle-feawd). 1. Pink. July, j 1805.
1727. inconspi'cuum (inconspicuous). . Red.
falcifo'rme (sickle-shaped). l. Pink. July. July. 1823.
1805. I incu'rvum (curled-in). l. Pink. July. 1802.
densifo'lium (dense-leaved). l.
fastigia'tum (peaked). l. White. August.
refle'xum (bent-back). l. White.
fell' num (cat). ^. Yellow. September.
fibulifo'rme (button-shaped). $. 1795.
ficifo'rme (Fig-like). \. July. 1819.
dila'tans (spreading-Aee/ed), 1^.
pa'llidus (paler). l. Pink.
ro'seum (rosy). l. Pink. June.
fi'ssum (cleft-/eat>ed). $. 1776-
flu'vum (yellow). i Yellow. August.
fie'xile (pliant). 14. Pink. August. 1820.
fiexlfo'lium (pliant-leaved). 1^, Pink. Oc-
lae'te-vi'rens (lively- green). !.
Pink. October. 1818.
Jtexuo'mm (zig-zag). U. White. July.
folio' sum (leafy). 3. Pink. September.
forfica'tum (scissor -leaved). l. Pink.
~formo'sum (beautiful). 1. Crimson. Au-
fra'gruns (fragrant). . Yellow.
fu'lvum (tawny). 2. Tawny. July. 1820.
infle'xum (bent-in). 1. Pink. June. 1819-
". Pink. Sep- i insti'tium (grafted). 1. Purple. Septem-
Ha'vo-cro'ceum (yellow and saffron) .
1. Yellow. September. 1816.
mi'nus (smaller), 'i. Yellow. Sep-
a'lbum (white). $. Pink. July. 1824.
ju'nceum (Rush-/eaed). 1. Pink. Sep-
la've (smooth-white-wooded). l. August.
lanceola'tum (spear-head- teamed). 2- White.
ro'seum (rosy). ^. Pink. May.
la' turn (bro&d-tongued).
gladia'tum (;<r^e-swordcd). 2. Pink. jg \g
J , ul .v- 1 7.92. I _ Kneola'twm (small-lined).
glauci'num (milky-green). 1^. Pink. July, i 18ig.
cra'ssum (thick - leaved}.
Icpta'lcon (slender), li. Pink. August,
glomera'tum (clustered) .
gra'cile (slender). l. Red. September. !
graci'lius (slenderer). 1. Red. 1
grandiflo'nun (large-flowered;, ^. Yellow.
granifo'rme (grain - shaped), i. Yellow.
lau've (smooth). 4. July. 1819.
mi'nus (smaller), i. July. 1819.
ni'tens (shining). 4. August.
lingiitffo'rme (tongue-shaped;. \. Yellow.
assu'rgens (rising). \* Yellow.
prostra'tum (lying -flat). 4.
rufe'scens (reddish). ^. Yellow.
^. Yellow. 1820.
Hatvo'rthii (Haworth's). 1. Brown. March. longispi'milum (long - spined). 1. Pale
1793. yellow. September. 1820.
heterope'talum (various-petaled). 2. Pink, j lo'ngum (long-tongued). $ Yellow. Sep-
June. 1/94. tember. 1725.
licterophy' Hum (various-leavcd). $. Yellow, i .. . angu'stius (narrower). -^. Yellow.
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;/. lo'ngum atto'llens (elevating).
decli've (sloping). |. Yellow. Sep-
depre'ssum (depressed). J. Yellow.
purpura'scens (purplish). J. Yel-
low. September. 18 19.
unco! turn (hooked). f. Yellow.
conge' stum (crowded),
J. White. July.
1. Pale yellow.
lu'cidum (shining). . Yellow. September.
luna'tum (crescent- leaved). 1. Pink. July.
lupi'num (wolf). 4. Yellow.
lute'olum (yellowish). . Pale yellow. June-
lu'teum (yellow). 1 J. Pale yellow. June.
macula' turn (spotted-stalked). l. Scarlet.
magnipuncta'tum (large -dotted). ?. Yel-
uncia'le (inch-flowered). $.
mar gina' turn (wAiYe-edged). 1. White.
mu'ximum (largest-moon-teawed). l. Pink.
me'dium (intermediate). ^. Yellow. June.
mi'cans (glittering). 1$. Scarlet. 1704.
microphy'llum (small-leaved). ^. Pink.
mi'nimum (smallest). |. Pale yellow. Oc-
minu'tum (minute). ;; Pink. October.
monilifo'rme (bracelet-shaped). J.
mucrona'tum (spine - pointed) . *
mucronifo'rme (sword-shaped). 1.
multiflo'rum (many -flowered). 3. White.
mi'nus (smaller). 3. White.
ni'tens (shining). 3.
pa'tens (spreading). 3. White.
murica'tum (point-coveted-delta-leaved), 14.
Pink. May. 1731.
mi'nus (less). lj. Pink. May.
muri'num (mouse). . Yellow. September.
musculi'num (little - mouse). &. Yellow.
mustelli'num (weasel), i. Yellow. June.
muta'bile (changeable). l. Pink. August.
ni'tidum (bright). 2. Yellow. August. 1790.
M. no'bile (noble). -J. Yellow. July. 1822.
noctiflo'rum (night-flowering). 2. White.
ela'tum (tall). 3. Scarlet.
2. Straw. July. 1732.
nodiflo'rum (knot-flowered). 1. September.
nucifo'rme (nut-shaped). !. 1790.
obcone'llum (small- conical). &. White.
obcorde'llum (small-reversed-egg-shaped). .
White. June. 1776.
obll'quum (twisted). 1. Purple. August.
obsubula'tum (small-awl-shaped). 1. White.
obtu'sum (blunt-cZ<n>e). 3- Pale red.
octophy'llum (eight-leaved). i. Yellow.
longiu'sculum (rather - longer -
leaved). $. Yellow. November. 1774.
ro'seum (rosy). . Red. No-
parviflo'rum (small-flowered). 3. Purple.
parvifo'lium (small-leaved). . White.
pa'tulum (spreading) . l. Pink. October.
perfolia'tum (leaf-stem-pierced). 1. Purple.
monaca 'nthum (one - spined}.
1 . Purple. July.
pervi'ride (very-green). . Red. February.
- pisifo'rme (Pea-shaped). . White. 1796.
potya'nthon (many-flowered). 1. Pink.
polypJiy'llum (many - leaved) . 2. Pink.
pratpi'ngue (very-fat). . Yellow. Sep-
procu'mbens (lying-down). 1. Pale yellow.
produ'ctum (prolonged - calyxed) . 1 . Rose .
pube'scens (downy). J. Red. February.
pugionifo'rme (dagger -formed). 1. Pale
yellow. August. 1714.
bie'nne (biennial). 1. Pale
yellow. August. 1714.
ca'rneum (flesh - coloured).
1. Pink. August. 1714.
purpu'reum (purple). 1.
Purple. August. 1714
pulche'llum (pretty). *. Pink.
revolu'tum (rolled - back). ^.
pulverule'ntum (powdery). . Pink. May.
puncta'tum (dotted- aw l-leaved), $. Red.
purpu'reo-a'lbum (purplish- white). ^. White.
pustula'tum (blistered). 3. Yellow. Au-
pygmtE'ttm (pygmy). 4-
18 5 -
. quadri'fidum (four-cleft), . Yellow. No-
radio,' turn (rayed). . Red. September.
ramulo'sum (branchy). J. Yellow. June.
re'ctum (straight), f . White. July. 1819.
relaxa'tum (relaxed). 1. Pink. July. 1815.
retrofle'xum (bent-back). 4. Pink. July.
ri'gidum (stiff). l. White. August.
robu'stum (robust), . Yellow. 1795-
ro'seum (rosy), f . Pink. July. 1795.
a'lbum (white- flowering). j}. White.
linea're(nartovr-leaved), 2. White.
roste'llum (little-beaked). , White, pink.
rostra' turn (beaked). . Yellow. April.
Sa'lmii (Salm's). f . Yellow. October. 1818.
angustifo'lium (narrow - leaved). 1.
Yellow. October. 1823.
semicrucia'tum (half - crossed). 1.
Yellow. October. 1818.
salma'nium (salmon-coloured). 3. White.
sca'brum (rough). 1$. Pink. July. 1731.
purpu'reum (purple). 1. Purple.
scalpra'tum (#raz-knife-shaped). 4- Yel- j
low. September. 1714.
scapi'gerum (scape-bearing). 4- Yellow.
semicyli'ndricum (half-cylindric). f . Yel-
low. June. 1732.
serra'tum (saw-keeled). 2. Pink. June.
specio'sum (shewy). 14. Scarlet. July.
specta'bile (striking). 1. Crimson. June.
spinifo'rme (thorn-shaped). 1. Pink. Sep-
subadu'ncum (rather - hooked). 1 .
spino'sum (thorny). 14. Pink. July. 1714.
spinuli'ferum (spinule-bearing). 1. Pale
yellow. August. 1794.
sple'ndens (shining). 1A. White. July.
stella' turn (st&Tty-bearded). . Pink. Sep-
stelli'gerum (star-bearing). 3. Pink. Sep-
stipula'ceum (stipuled). 14. Pink. May.
stri'ctum (erect). 3. Yellow. 1795.
subcompre'ssum (sub - compressed). 14.
Purple. July. 1823.
mi'nus (smaller). 1. Pur-
ple, July. 1823.
subglobo'sum (sub-globular). 1. Red. Au-
sulca'tum (furrowed). 3. White. August.
surre'ctum (very-erect). 1. Yellow. October.
brevifo'lium (short - leaved). j|.
Yellow. October. 1819-
M. taun'num (bull's- Aorw). $. Yellow. Oc-
tene'llum (dRlicate-perfoliate). l. White.
te'nue (slender). 1. 18ig.
tenuiflo'rum (slender-flowered). 2. Pink.
tenuifo'lium (slender-leaved). 1. Scarlet.
ere'ctum (erect). 14. Scarlet.
teretifo'lium (round-leaved). 4. Pink. June.
j teretiu'sculum (rather-rounder). 4- Pink.
testa'ceum (tile- coloured). 3. Orange. Au-
I testicula're (testicular). i. White. October.
| tigri'num (tiger). \. Yellow. October. 1790.
j tricolo'rum (three-coloured). 1. Yellow,
red. October. 1794.
| tortuo'sum (twisted-leaved). 4. Pale yellow.
i truncate' Hum |(small- truncated) . 4. Pale
yellow. July. 1795.
tubero'sum (tuberous-rooted). 3. Orange.
mi'nus (smaller). 14. Orange.
tumi'dulum (rather - swollen.) 3. Pink.
mi'nus (smaller). 3. Pink.
j umbella'tum (umbelled). 3. White. July.
ano'malum (anomalous). 3.
umbelliflo'rum (umbel-flowered). 1$. Au-
vagina'tum (sheathed). i. White. July.
parmflo'rum (small-flowered). l.
uaria'bile (variable). 1^. Yellow. July. 1/96.
laEvi'us (smoother). 14. Yellow.
va'rians (varying). 14. Pale yellow. July.
verrucula'tum (small- warted). !. Yellow.
Cando'llii (De CandoUe's). 1^.
versi' color (changeable - coloured). Pink.
villo'sum (shaggy). 1. July. 1759-
viola'ceum (violet). 2. Purple. July. 1820.
j vi'rens (upright-green) . A. Pink. June.
| vi'ride (green-perfoliate), 1. Pale purple.
vulpi'num (fox). 5. Yellow. September.
ME'SPILUS. Medlar. (From mesos,
half, and pilos, a ball ; referring to the
shape of the medlar fruit. Nat. ord.,
Appleworts [Pomace*]. Linn., 1'2-Ico-
Hardy deciduous trees, with white flowers.
By seeds, which germinate the second season,
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after being sown when the fruit is ripe; by
layers, and uncertainly by cuttings, but chiefly
by grafting or budding on the Hawthorn, &c. ;
good rich loamy soil. See Medlar.
J/. Germa'nica (German. Common]. 12. June.
- diffu'sa (spreading). 12. June.
- - stri'cta (upright). 12. June.
- sylve'stris (wood). Europe.
loba'ta (lobed-tertfed). 15. May.
ME'SUA. (Named after Mcsue, an
Arabian botanist. Nat. ord., Guttifers
[Clusiacese]. Linn., \Q-Monadelphia
r i -Dodccandrla. Allied to Calophyllum.)
The sweet-scented flowers of Mesua ferrea
are sold in all the Indian bazaars, by the name
of Nagksur, and are as much esteemed as orange
flowers are with us. Stove evergreen tree.
Seeds in a hotbed in March ; cuttings of half-
ripened shoots, in sand, under a bell-glass, in
May, and with a little bottom-heat ; loam and
peat. Winter temp., 50 to 60; summer, 60
M.fe'rrea (Iron-wooded}. 40. White. July.
East Indies. 1837.
METALA'SIA. (From meta, a change,
and lasios, hairy; referring to the older
leaves losing their downy covering.
Nat. ord., Composites [Asteracese] . Linn.,
W-Syngenesia 2-Superflua. Allied to
Greenhouse evergreens from Cape of Good
Hope, and with white flowers, except where
otherwise stated. Cuttings in spring, in sandy
peat ; sandy peat, loam, and charcoal nodules,
to keep the soil open. Winter temp., 40 to 48.
Jf. au'rea (golden). Yellow. June. 1816.
dive'rgens (widely-parted). 2. July. 1816.
fastigia'ta (peaked). 3. June. 1812.
mucrona'ta (pointed). 2. June. 1824.
murica't a (point-covered). 2. June. 1824.
phylicoi'des (Phylica-like). June. 1816.
pu'ngens (stinging). June. 1815.
seriphioi'des (Seriphium-like). 3. Yellow.
METROSIDE'ROS. (From tnetra, heart-
wood, and sideros, iron ; referring to
the hardness of the wood. Nat. ord.,
Myrtleblooms [Myrtacesc]. Linn., 1^-
Icosandria I-Monoyynia. Allied to Cal-
Greenhouse evergreens. Cuttings of small
young side shoots, in April, in sand, under a
bell-glass, in a close pit or frame, but without
heat ; peat and loam, equal proportions, with a
little white sand and sifted broken crocks.
Winter temp., 35 to 45. Most of them should
be tried on a conservative wall.
M. angustifo'lius (narrow -leaved). 20. Yellow.
Cape of Good Hope. 1787-
a'sperut (rough). Cape of Good Hope. 1824.
M. capita 1 tus (headed). 5. Pink. Cape of
Good Hope. 1824.
corifo'iius (Cons-leaved;. 4. White. New
gloinuli'ferm (hezped-Jiowered). 15. Yel-
low, green. May. New South Wales.
: robu'sta (robust). 80. Scarlet. June. New
i ve'rus (true. Iron wood). 20. Yellow,
green. April. East Indies. 1819.
MEXICAN LILY. Hippea'strum re'gium.
MEXICAN POPPY. Argcmo'nc.
MEXICAN TEA. Psora'ka Mexica'na.
MEXICAN THISTLE. Erythrohe'na.
MEXICAN TIGER FLOWER. Tiyri'dia
MICE. Various plans have been sug-
gested to preserve peas and beans
I when sown from the ravages of mice.
| We believe we have tided them all.
; Dipping the seeds in oil, and then roll-
i ing them in powdered resin ; putting
i small pieces of furze in the drills and
; over the rows after the seed has been
; sown, but before covering with the
I earth were both partially successful,
i but the mode attended with the most
' complete safety, has always been that
of covering the surface of the soil over
the rows, to the depth of full an inch,
and six inches Avide, with finely sifted
coal-ashes. The mice will not scratch
; through this, and it has the additional
advantage, by its black colour absorb-
1 ing the solar heat, of promoting the
! early vegetation of the crop.
MEZX'R&OK. Da'phne Mcze' rcuni.
MICHAELMAS DAISY. A'stcr.
MICIIAU'XIA. (Named after A. Mi
j chaux, a French botanist. Nat. ord.,
i Bcllwurts [Campanulacea'l. Linn., 8-
; Octandrial-Monor/ynia. Allied to Cam*
Hardy biennials. Seeds in the open border ;
in damp situations they arc apt to fog off in
winter ; a dry elevated situation is the best
remedy, even there, in very severe weather, an
evergreen branch stuck beside them will be an
M. campanuloi 1 des (Campanula-like). 4. Pale
red. July. Levant. 178/.
deru'ndra (ten-stamened). ;i. Light blue.
July. Persia. 1829.
leemga'ta (smooth-slammed}. 3. White.
July. Persia. 1827.
MIC^E'LIA. (Named after J\ -/. Afi-
chefi, an Italian botanist. Nat. ord.,
Maijnoliads [Magnoliacea}]. Linn., 13-
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Stove evergreen tree. Cuttings of half-
ripened shoots, in summer, in sand, under a
lass, and in heat ; sandy loam and leaf-mould.
Winter temp., 48 to 60; summer, 60 to 85.
.V. Ckampa'ca (Champaca). 20. Yellow. East
MICO'NIA. (Named after D. Micon, \
a Spanish botanist. Nat. ord., Mclas- '
tomads [Melastomacese]. Linn., 10- ;
Decandria 1-Monogynia. Allied to
Stove evergreens, with white flowers, unless
otherwise specified. Cuttings of half-ripened j
shoots, in sandy soil, under a bell-glass, and in
heat ; sandy peat and loam, with a few bits of !
cow-dung and charcoal. Winter temp., 48 to l
60 ; summer, 60 to 85.
M. Acinode'ndron (Acinodendron). 6. Purple.
ungusta'ta (narrow). 5. Trinidad. 1820.
~- grundifo'lia (large-leaved). 20. Trinidad.
impetiola'ris (stalkless-leaved). 4. West
Iceviga'ta (smooth). 6. West Indies. 1815.
longifo'lia (long-leaved). 4. Guiana. 1817.
purpura'scens (purplish-iem'ed). 4. Guiana.
nibe'scens (ruddy). 6. South America. 1818.
tenuifo'lia (fine-leaved). 6. South America.
tetra'ndfa (four - stamened) . 2. Jamaica.
trine' rvia (three-nerved). 4. July. Ja-
MICKA'NTHEMUM. ( From mikros,
small, and anthos, a flower. Nat. ord.,
F'ujivorts [Scrophulariaceae]. Linn., 2-
Evergreen perennial. Cuttings under a hand-
light ; division of the plant in spring ; sandy
peat, and a little loam ; requires a pit, or a dry
sheltered place in winter.
M. orbicula'tum (round-leaved). |. White.
May. Carolina. 1826.
MICEOLE'PIA. (From mikros, small,
and lepls, a scale ; the appearance of
the spore or seed-cases. Nat. ord.,
Ferns [Polypodiacese], Linn., 24- dryp-
Stove Ferns, with brown spores. See Ferns, j
Jl/. ala'ta (winged). April. Jamaica.
crista'ta (crested). April. Isle of Luzon.
pinna'ta (leafleted). May. Isle of Luzon.
rhornboi'dea (diamond- shaped). April. New I
tricho' strica (hairy-spiked). April. Samaria. ,
MICKOLI'CIA. (From mikros, small, j
and alikia, stature ; dAvarf plants. Nat. j
ord., Mdastomads [Melastomacese].
Linn., lQ-f)ccandria l-Monogynia. Al- !
lied to Khexia.)
Stove plants, with purple flowers, in June.
Seeds, divisions in spring, and cuttings of small
young shoots of recurva, under a bell-glass, in
heat ; sandy peat, with pieces of charcoal, and
a few nbry lumps of loam. Winter temp., 55
to 60 ; summer, 60 to 85.
M. biva'lis (two-valved). . Trinidad. 1822.
brevifo'lia (short-leaved). 1. Guiana. 1825.
recu'rva (curled-back). 1. Trinidad. 1820.
MICROLO'MA. (From, mikros, small,
and loma, a fringe ; flowers fringed.
Xat. ord., Asclepiads [ Asclepiadacese] .
Linn., "i-Pentandria. \-Monogynia. Al-
lied to Asclepias.)
Greenhouse evergreen twiners, from the Cape
of Good Hope. Stiff little shoots, but young,
as cuttings, in sand, under a bell-glass, in a,
close pit, in May; sandy loam, a little fibry
peat, and dried leaf-mould. Winter temp., 40
M. linea're (narrow-leaved). 3
sagitta' turn (arrow-/eawerf).
MICKOME'EIA. (From mikros, . small,
and mem, a part ; referring to the
flowers. Nat. ord., Labiates [Lamia-
cere] . Linn., l-Didynamia l-Gymno-
spcnnin. Allied to Melissa.)
Evergreen shrubs, with purple blossoms, ex-
cept where otherwise specified. Cuttings, under
hand-lights, in sandy soil, in a shady place, in
May ; common garden light soil, a high shel-
tered position, or the protection of a cold pit in
M. approximu'tu (close- leaved). June. Medi-
Auxtra'lis (southern). New South Wales.
Grte'ca (Grecian), jj. June. Greece. 1/59.
densiflo'ra (thickly-flowered), June.
South Europe. 1822.
Julia'na (St. Julian's). . Pale red. July.
> hirsu'ta (hairy). June. Sicily.
marifo'lia, (Cat-Thyme-leaved). 1. Blue.
oboiia'ta (reversed - egg - leaved) . 2. July.
Tcneri'ffa (Teneriffe). 1. May. TenerifFe.
va'ria (various). July. Canaries. 1806.
MICROPE'RA. (From mikros, small,
and pera, a pouch ; the pouch-like la-
bellum or lip. Nat. ord., Orchids [Or-
chidacese]. Linn., 20-Gynaiidria \-Mo-
namlna. Allied to Saccolabium. )
Stove orchids. The ground species requiring
to be grown in loose open soil in a pot, the
others in a shallow basket, or on a moss-
covered block of wpod. Winter temp., 55
summer, 60 to 85,
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TKRRESTIAL OR GROUND.
M. Ba'nksii (Banks's). New Zealand.
me'dia (middle-sixed) . 2. Pale green, white.
King George's Sound. 1823.
parvifto'ra (small-flowered). 1. Pale green,
white. September. PortJackson. 1828.
3/. pa'llida (pale). Pale yellow. Sylket.
MIONONETTE. Resc'da odora'ta.
Soil. Light loam, well drained, and
manured with leaf-mould.
Sowiny in the open ground from the
end of April to the beginning of July,
will produce a sure succession of
blooms through the year. If allowed
to seed and the soil suits it, mignonette
will continue to propagate itself. If not
allowed to ripen its seed, the same
plants will bloom for two or more sea-
sons, being a perennial in its native
For Pot- Culture and the production
of flowers to succeed those of the open
ground plants, and to bloom in winter,
sow once in August, and again in Sep-
tember. The soil as above, well
drained, and pressed into five - inch
pots ; cover the seed a fourth of an
inch. Thin the seedlings to three in
a pot. Water sparingly. When mig-
nonette is deficient of perfume, it is
because the temperature is too low.
Tree Mignonette. About the end of
April is the best time to sow seeds for
this purpose ; and as the little tree of
mignonette will be expected to last in
good health for half a dozen years at
least, lay a good foundation to begin
with. A good rich compost of rich
mellow loam and one-third very rotten
cow-dung, with a little sand ; and to
keep this from getting too close, a
handful of dry lime mortar added to
each pot of six -inch diameter, and so
in proportion for larger or smaller
pots ; the mortar to be in lumps of the
size of peas. Bones, charcoal, or even
powdered crocks, would answer the
same purpose, only the mignonette is
so much sweeter from the lime rubbish
or dry mortar. Cow-dung being very
liable to turn sour, the mortar is a bet-
ter corrector of this than even the
charcoal. Take as many :i-inch pots
as you want plants ; drain them with
pieces of mortar, and over that a little
! of the roughest of your compost; till