dria I-Monoyynia. Allied to Solandra).
Violent narcotic principles pervade this order.
The seeds being the most powerful. Annuals
by seeds in hotbed in March, and either potted
and bloomed in the greenhouse, or transferred
to a rich sheltered border. Evergreen shrubs
by cuttings, any time in spring or summer ; in
light soil, in a little heat, with a hand-light
over them ; rich fibry loam ; do well in a
sheltered border in summer, and may either be
protected there, or removed to a shed or house
where the temperature will not fall below 35 to
40 in winter.
D. a'lba (white-flowered). White. July. East
ceratocau'lon (horn-stalked). 2. White.
August. South America. 1805.
fastuo'sa (proud). 3. Purple. August.
fe'rox (fierce). 3. White. August. China.
frutico'sa (shrubby). White. June. South
Guayaquile'nsis (Guayaquil). 2. White.
August. Guayaquil. 1826.
lee'vis (smooth-fruited). 2. White. July.
Me'tel (Metel). 2. White. July. Asia.
murica'ta (muricated). 2. White. May.
quercifo'lia (Oak-leaved). Lilac. July.
Stramo'nium (Stramonium). 3. White.
fla'va (yellow). Sulphur. Au-
Ta'tula (Tatula). 3. Blue. August. North
D. bi'color (two-coloured-coro2/a). 20. Dark
red. August. Peru. 1833.
ca'ndida (white-stalked). 10. White. Au-
gust. Peru. 1813.
corni'gera (horn -bearing). 10. White. July.
.D. corni'gera flo're-ple'no (double - flowered).
10. White. July. 1846.
floribu'nda (many-flowered). Orange. June.
South America. 1838.
Gardn'eri (Gardner's). White. South Ame-
lu'tea (yellow-flowered). 20. Yellow. Sep.
suave'olens (sweet-scented). 15. White.
August. Peru. 1733.
Wayma'nii (Wayman's). 2. White, purple.
May. South America. 1827.
DAUBENTO'NIA. (Named after M.
Daubenton, a naturalist. Nat. ord.,
Leguminous Plants [Fabaceae]. Linn.,
17-Diadelphia i-Decandria. Allied to
Stove evergreen shrubs. Cuttings of ripened
young shoots, in sand, under a glass, and in
heat ; loam and peat, open and fibry, with a little
sand. Summer temp., 60 to 85 ; winter, 50
D. longifo'lia (long-leaved). 3. Yellow. July.
New Spain. 1820.
puni'cea(red). 3. Vermilion. July. New
Tripetia'na (Mr. Tripet's). Scarlet, orange.
September. Buenos Ayres. 1840.
DAUBE'NYA. (In honour of Dr. Dau-
beny, Professor of Botany in the Uni-
versity of Oxford. Nat. ord., Lilyworts
[Liliacese]. Linn., 6-Hexandria l-Mo-
nogynia. Allied to Massonia.)
Pretty yellow-flowering bulbs from the Cape
of Good Hope, which will succeed in a warm
border in front of a greenhouse, if protected
from frost in winter ; and also in pots in rich
sandy loam, either in a greenhouse or frame,
and to be kept quite dry while at rest ; offsets.
D. au'rea (golden-cowered). . June. 1832.
fu'lva (tawny). . 1836.
DAUC'US. Carrot. (From daucus, a
carrot. Nat. ord., Umbellifers [Api-
aceffi]. Linn., 5-Pentandria 2-Digynia.)
The cultivated species is a white-flowered
hardy biennial, but there are others, biennials
and annuals, mere weeds. Seeds in March or
April; deep, light, well pulverised soil. See
D, caro'ta (common Carrot). 3. June. Britain.
aura'ntia (^ow^-orange). 3. June.
horte'nsis (yellow-garden') . 3. May.
pree'cox (early - horn). 3. June.
DAVA'LLIA. Hare's-foot Fern. (Named
after E. Davali, a Swiss botanist. Nat.
ord., Ferns [Polypodiacese]. Linn.,
2-i- Cryptogam la 1 -Filiccs . )
The rhozomes or creeping stems of this
fern clothed with a light brown down, when
without leaves, look much like a hare's foot.
Greenhouse ferns. Divisions and severing the
roots, and by spores ; peat and loam. Summer
temp., 60 to 90; winter, 45 to 55.
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D. ala'ta (winged). June. East Indies.
canarie'nsis (Canary). 14. June. Canaries.
concavade'nsis (Concavado). 1. Brazil.
du'bia (doubtful). 1. June. New Holland.
e'legam (elegant). 1. June. New Holland.
fla'ccida (feeble). 1. June. New Holland.
fumarioi'des(F\imari&-likc). August. West
gibbero'sa (swollen-roofed). 2. June. New
pentaphy' Ha (five-leaved). April. Singapore.
pyxida't a (box-like) . f. June. New South
ret'usa (abrupt-ended). June. Isle of Luzon.
so'lida (solid). July. Isle of Luzon. 1844.
tenuifo'lia (slender- leaved). July. Isle of
DAVIE'SIA. (Named after the Rev.
H. Davies, a Welch Botanist. Nat.
ord., Leguminous Plants [Fabacere].
Linn., 10-Decandria I-Monoyynia. Al-
lied to Virainaria.)
Greenhouse evergreens from New Holland.
Cuttings of young shoots, rather firm, stumpy
side shoots are best, in sand under a bell-glass ;
seeds sown in a slight hotbed in March ; heat
and loam. Summer temp., 55 to 80; winter,
38 to 45.
C. acicula'ris (needle-leaved). 2. Yellow. June.
ala'ta (winged). 3. Yellow. June. 1818.
ungula't a (sharp-cornered). Yellow. April.
corda'ta(he&rt-leaved). 3. Yellow. June.
corymbo'sa (corymbose). 2. White, red.
genistoi'des (Genista-like). Yellow. May.
incrassa'ta (thick-leaved). 2. Yellow. June.
juniperi'na (Juniper-like). 2. Yellow. May.
ju'ncea (Rush-like). 24. Yellow. July. 1823.
latifo'lia (broad-leaved). 3. Yellow. June.
leptophy'lla (slender-leaved). 2. Yellow.
llne'aris (narrow-teamed). 1. Yellow. July.
longifo'lia (long-leaved). Yellow. May. 1840.
mimosoi'des (Mimosa-like). 2. Yellow. May.
-<- peduncula'ta (/on#-flower-stalked) . Yellow.
physo'des (bladdery). 2. Yellow. May.
pdlyphy'lla (many-leaved). Yellow. May.
pu'ngens (pungent). Yellow. May. 1825.
quadrila' tera (four-sided-/ewerf). Yellow.
racemulo'sa (slightly-racemed). 2. Yellow.
ramulo'sa (branching). Yellow. May. 1842.
squarro'sa (spreading). 2i. Yellow. June.
D. ulici'na (Furze-leaved). 3; Yellow. June.
umbellula'ta (small-umbelled). 2V. Yellow.
virga'ta (twiggy). 2. Tawny. July. 1827.
DAY LILY. Heme-roca'ttis.
DE'OODON. See Ncsa'a.
DECUMA'EIA. (From deciima, a tenth;
referring to the ten valvate divisions of
the calyx, and the ten cells of the cap-
sule or seed pod. Nat. ord., Syrinyas
[Philadelphacese]. Linn., Il-Dodecan-
dria 1-Monoyynia. Allied to Philadel-
Hardy deciduous twiners, with small white
flowers, requiring supports, or to be trained
against a south wall in a dry warm border of
light rich soil. Cuttings under a hand-light, in
a shady place, and in sandy soil in summer.
D. ba'rbara (barbarous). 4. July. Carolina.
prostrn'ta (prostrate). 5. July. North
sarmento'sa (twiegy). 30. July. Carolina.
DELI'MA. (From delimo, to shave or
polish ; referring to the hard asperities
which cover the leaves, and render
them fit for polishing. Nat. ord., J)il-
leniads [Dilleniaceae]. Linn., 18-Poly-
andria I-Monoyynia. Allied to Tetra-
Handsome stove evergreen twiners, with fine
large leaves and yellow flowers, having much
the aspect of small Magnolia flowers. Cuttings
of fine young shoots, in April, in sand, under a
bell-glass, and in bottom-heat ; peat and loam,
both turfy and fibry, with a little silver sand,
pieces of charcoal, and good drainage. Sum-
mer temp., 60 to 85 ; winter, 50 to 55
D. ni'tida (shining-leaved). 10. Trinidad. 1830.
sarmento'sa (twiggy). 10. Ceylon. 1820.
DELTHI'NIUM. Larkspur. (From
dclphln? a dolphin; supposed resem-
blance of the spur to a dolphin's head.
Nat. ord., Crowfoots [Rammculacese].
Linn., IS-Polyandfia '<\-Triyynia.')
Annuals and biennials by seeds, in common
soil, in the open border in March and April ;
perennials, by division of the roots in spring
arid summer, and by seeds in March or April.
HAKDY ANNUALS AND BIENNIALS.
D. Aconi'ti (Aconite-like). 1. Purple. June.
Aja'cis (Ajax). l. Pink. June. Switzer-
flo're-ple'no (double-flowered). 1.
Variegated. June. Europe. 15/3.
ambi'guum (doubtful). Blue. June. Bar-
cardiope'ialum (heart-petalcd), 1. Blue.
June. Pyrenees. 1818.
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D. Conso'lida (uniting. Branched). 2. Blue.
. flo're-ple'no (double-flowered) . 1 .
Variegated. June. England.
divarica'ttim (straggling). Purple. July.
Oliveria'num (Oliver's). l, Blue. June.
South Europe. 1826.
peregri'num (diffuse). 1. Blue. Julv. Italy.
pi'ctum (painted). l. Light blue. June.
South Europe. 1816. Biennial.
pube'scens (downy). 2. Blue. August.
Requie'nii (Requien's). 4. Blue. July.
Majorca. 1824. Biennial.
Staphisa'gria (Stavesacre). 2. Light blue.
July. South Europe. 1596. Biennial.
tenui'ssimum (slenderest-branched). I. Pur-
ple. August. Greece. 1835.
virga'tum (twiggy). 1. Blue. June. Syria.
HARDY HERBACEOUS PERENNIALS.
D. albiflo'rum (white-flowered). 4. White.
July. America. 1823.
Alpi'nnm (Alpine. Bee). 5. Blue. July.
Alta'icum (Altaian). 4. Blue. July.
amee'num (pleasing). 2. Pale blue. July.
azu'reum (azure). 16. Light blue. July.
cheila'nthum (lip-flowered). 2. Dark blue.
May. Siberia. 1819.
Chi'nense (Chinese). 2. Blue. July. China.
crassicau'le (thick-stemmed). Blue. June.
cunea'tum (wedge-leaved). 4. Blue. June.
dasyca'rpum (thick-fruited). 4. Blue. July.
deco'rum (comely). 1$. Blue. June.
dictyoca'rpum (netted-fruited). 4. Blue.
July. Siberia. 1817.
di'scolor (two-coloured). 6. Blue, xvhite.
August. Siberia. 1834.
ela'tum (tall. Common Bee), 6. Blue.
July. Siberia. 1597.
e'leguns (elegant). 1$. Blue. July. North
flo're-ple'no (common double-flow-
ered), l. Blue. July. North
exalta'tum (lofty). 3. Blue, July. North
fi'ssum (cleft). 4. Blue. June. Hungary.
flexuo'sum (zig-zag). 2. Blue. May. Cau-
gra'cile (graceful). Red. July. Spain.
grandiflo'rum (large-flowered). 2. Dark
blue. July. Siberia. 1816.
___ u >ibum (white-flowered). 2.
3. White, June.
D. grandiflo' rum flo're-ple'no (double 6/ae-flow-
ered). 2. Dark blue. June.
pa'llidum (pale blue), 2. Blue.
ru'brum(re&-flowered). 3. Red,
hy'bridum (hybrid). 3. Blue. July. Si-
intermedium (intermediate). Blue. August.
ceerule'scens (downy leaved,
sky-blue). 7. Light blue. July. 1836.
la'xum (loose-spiked). 6. Blue.
leptosta'chyum (slender - spi-
ked). 6. Blue. May. Pyrenees.
-pa'llidum (pale blue). 2. Blue.
- pilosi'ssimum (hairiest). 6.
Blue. July. Siberia.
leaved). 6. Blue. July. Pyrenees.
flowered). 7. Blue.
laxiflo'rum (loose-flowered). 4. Blue. July.
Mensie'sii (Menzies'). 2. Blue. July,
North America. 1826. Tuberous*
mesoleu'cum (white -middled). 3. Blue.
monta'num (mountain). 4. Blue. July.
bracteo'&um (br&cteose) . 8. Blue.
June. South Europe. 1816.
rnoscha'tum (musk-scented). 6. Dark blue.
August. Switzerland. 1834.
ochroleu'cum (yellowish-white). 2. White.
June. Iberia. 1823.
pa'llidum (pale). Pale blue. June. Siberia,
palmati'fidum (hand-like cleft). 3. Blue*
July. Siberia. 1824.
glabe'llum (smoothish). 3.
Blue. June. Siberia. 1817.
penta'gynum (five-styled). 2. Blue. July.
South Europe. 1819.
pseu'do- peregri'num (rather- diffuse). 3.
Red. June. Siberia. 1823.
jmni'ceum (scarlet-flowered). 1. Purple.
July. Siberia. 1/85.
revolu'tum (rolled-back). 6. Pale blue.
Sine'me flo're-ple'no (Chinese double-flow-
ered). Deep blue. June. China.
specio'surn (showy). 4. Blue. July. Cau-
spu'rium (spurious). 4. Blue. August.
trico'rne (three-horned). J. Blue. July.
North America. 1806.
tri'ste (sad). 2. Blue. July. Dahuria. 1819.
Ucra'nicum (Ukraine). Blue. June. Si-
urceola'tum (pitcher-like). 2. Blue, June.
veluti'num (velvety), 4. Blue. July. Italy*
i)illo'sum (long-haired). 4, Blue. July.
Uimi'neum (wand-like), 4. Blue, August.
North America, 1835,
DENDRO'BIUM. (From dcndron, a
tree, and bios, life; referring to the
way these air plants fasten on trees
for support. Nat. ord., Orchids [Or-
chidaceae]. Linn., 20-Gynandria l-Mo-
Stove orchids. Dividing the plant when in a
dormant state; turfy peat, a few broken pot-
sherds, and fastening the plant above the surface
of the pot ; cutting pieces of peeled oak as
long as the diameter of the pot inside at the
rim ; fixing the plant to this wood ; and, after
placing it in the pot, banking up around it with
the suitable compost prevents all danger from
damp owing to the plant sinking. Temp., 60
to 90 when growing, with moisture in the air ;
and when at rest, 55 to 60, and drier.
D. a'mulum (rival). . White, brown. New
acero'sum (pointed- Jeaved). Yellow, pink.
acicula're (neeAle-leaved) . Yellow, pink.
acuminati'ssimum (most pointed). Greenish.
adu'ncum (hooked). 2. Pink. Manilla. 1842.
1. Yellow. April.
ma' jus (larger). White. April.
alpe'stre (rock). White. Himalayas. 1840.
anKE'num (lovely). White, yellow. June.
a'mplum (ample). Straw-coloured. Khoosea.
ano'smum (scentless). l. Purple. June.
a'queum (watery). 1. Greenish. November.
au'reum (golden -./towered). 1. Yellow.
pa'llidum (pale - golden -flowered} .
1. Pale yellow. March. Ceylon. 1836.
uuri'ferum (gold-bearing). Yellow. China.
barba'tum (bearded). Buff. Bombay. 1838.
bicamera'tum (two - chambered) . Yellow,
purple. August. Khoosea. 1837-
biflo'rum (two-flowered). White. Society
breviflo'rum (short-flowered). Green, brown.
ccErule' scens (blueish). 2. Sky-blue. April.
calceolaria (Calceolaria). 2. Orange-pink.
June. East Indies. 1820.
6'/ceo7s(slipper-like). Yellow. India. 1838.
Cambridgea'num (Duke of Cambridge's). 1.
Yellow. Khoosea. 1837.
cu'ndidum (white-flowered}. White. April.
6-ass^//iOt'de.s(Cassytha-like). Yellow. Sep-
tember. Australia. 183Q.
chlo'rops (green-eyed). Buff. Bombay. 1842.
chrysa'nthum (golden-flowered). 1. Yellow.
February. Nepaul. 1828.
chrysoto'xum (golden-arched). 1. Yellow.
March. Indies. 1845.
compression (fiat-stemmed). J. Yellow.
D. crumena'tum (pouch-stemmed). 1. White.
April. Sumatra. 1823.
White. April. Java. 1838.
creta'ceum (chalked) . 1 . Dark, white-
coloured veins. Java. 1846.
crini'ferum (long-haired). Yellowish. Cey-
crispa'tum (curled). White. East Indies.
cuculla'tum (hooded). Straw. India. 1835.
cucume'rinum (Cucumber-like). $. White,
pink. New Holland. 1841.
Cunningha'mii (Cunningham's). White.
New Zealand. 1843.
cu'preum (copper-coloured). 2. Red, buff.
June. East Indies. 1825.
cuspida'tum (spine-pointed). White. Savoy.
Dalhousia'num (Lady Dalhousie's). 3. Pur-
ple, rose. Brazil. 1837.
Devonia'num (Duke of Devonshire's). 1.
White, yellow, pink. May. East In-
densiflo'rum Cthickly-flowered). l. Orange.
June. Nepaul. 182Q.
pa'Uidum (pale). Pale yellow.
di' scalar (two-coloured). 4. Yellow, brown.
October. Java. 1833.
Egerto'nice (Lady Egerton's). Pink, yellow.
elonga'tum (lengthened). l. Yellow, red.
New Holland. 1835.
Farme'rii (Mr. Farmer's). l. Pale straw-
yellow. March. East Indies. 1847-
fimbria'tum (fringed). 2. Yellow. May.
ocula'tum (eyed) . Orange, brown .
flave'scens (yellowish) . Yellow. Java. 1844.
formo'sum (beautiful). White. May. Khoo-
Gibso'nii (Mr. Gibson's). Orange. June.
gluma'ceum (chaffy). Green. Philippines,
Griffithia'num (Griffith's). Yellow. March.
East Indies. 1838.
Hasse'ltii (Hasselt's). Purple. Java. 1844.
heteroca'rpum (various-seeded). Pale yellow.
Heynea'num (Heyne's). White, green.
March. Bombay. 1838.
hymenophy' Hum (membrane-leaved). Green-
ish. May. Java. 1844.
insi'gne (remarkable). Yellowish, green.
Jenki'nsii (Capt. Jenkins's). 1. Yellow.
May. Gualpara. 1838.
ju'nceum (rush-leaved). Green. Singapore.
Kingia'num (Capt. King's). . Pink spot.
February. New Holland. 1843.
Ku'hlii (Kuhl's). 2. Pale purple. Java. 1844.
latifo'lium (broad-leaved). Green. Manilla.
lingucpfo'rme (tongue-leaved). $. Purple.
New South Wales. 1810.
longico'lle (long-necked). Straw, purple.
longi'cornu (long-spurred). 1. White. May.
Macrai'i (Macrae's). Pink. India. 1839-
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D. macra'nthum (large-flowered). 2. Lilac.
macrochi'lum (large-lipped). Rose. Ma-
macrophy'llum (large-leaved). Purple. July.
mesochlo'rum (light-green). White. June.
minu'tum (small). White. March. New
Mirbelia'num (Mirbel's) . Lilac. Guinea.
mi 1 serum (poor). White. March. Philip.
monilifo'rme (bracelet-formed). |. Blue.
April. Japan. 1824.
moscha'tum (musk-scented). Rose, buff.
May. East Indies. 1828.
muta'bile (changeable) . Rose. April. Java.
no' bile (noble), 2. Green, yellow, pink. China.
no'bile Walli'chii (Wallich's noble). Purple,
cream, white. March. East Indies.
nu'dum (naked). Pale, purple. June. Java.
ochrea'tum (yellowish). Yellow, purple.
June. Khoosea. 1836.
ocula'tum (dark-eyed). 2. Orange, blood-
red-spotted. September. Nepaul.
Paxto'ni (Paxton's). Orange, brown. April.
Piera'rdi (Pierard's). 2. Whitish. April.
East Indies. 1815.
latifo'lium (broad-leaved). Purple,
rose, yellow. June. Singapore. 1830.
lute'scens (Pierard's yellowish).
Yellowish. May. India. 1835.
ma' jus (larger). Whitish. April.
pulche'llum (fair). 1. Yellow. April.
purpu'reum (purple). Purple.
March. Ragabosa. 1834.
revolu'tum (rolled-back). Straw. April.
rho'mbmm (diamond-lipped). 1. Pale yellow.
August. Manilla. 1834.
Ru'ckeri (Rucker's). l. Yellow. February.
rugo'sum (rough). 1. Pale yellow. April.
sanguinole'ntum (blood-stained). . Buff,
violet. March. Ceylon. 1842.
schism' nurn (fluted). White. June. New
secu'ndum (side-flowering). Rose, purple.
July. Malacca. 1838.
pu'llidum (pale). Pale purple.
July. Sumatra. 1840.
specio'sum (showy). 1. Yellow, white.
January. New Holland. 1824.
sulca'tum (furrowed). 1, Orange. April.
tauri'num (bull-headed). 5. Yellow, purple,
October. Philippines. 1837.
teretifo'lium (round-leaved). 1. Purple.
July. New Holland. 1823.
tetrago'num (four-angled). 2. Yellow, green.
May. Moreton Bay. 1838.
tranapa'rcns (transparent). Rose. Nepaul.
triadc'nium (three-gland-//yed). 2. White,
lilac. East Indies. 1844.
D. undula'tum (waved). Yellow, brown. March.
vagina'tum (sheathed). Straw, purple. Sin-
veratrifo'lium (Veratrum- leaved). Lilac.
Veitchia'num (Mr. Veitch's). Yellow, white,
cream. Java. 1846.
DENTA'RIA. Toothwort. (From dens t
a tooth; referring to the fanged roots.
Nat. ord., Crucifers [Brassicacese] .
Linn., 15-Tetradynamia. Allied to Car-
Hardy herbaceous perennials. Divisions of
tuberous-like roots ; seeds sown in April ; rich
light soil, in moist shady situations.
D. bulbi'fera (bulb-bearing), l. Purple. April.
dasy'lobu (hairy-lobed). Russia. 1838.
digita'ta (finger-feared). l. Pale purple.
diphy'lla (two-leaved). ^. White, purple.
May. North America.
enneaphy'lla (nine-leaved). 1. Pale yellow.
May. Austria. 1656.
glandulo'sa (glanded). 1. Light purple,
May. Hungary. 1815.
lacinia'ta (jagged). 1. White. May. North
ma'xima (largest). 2. Pale purple, May.
North America. 1823.
pinna'ta (leafleted). 1. Pale purple. May.
polyphy'lla (many-leaved). 1. Purple. May.
quinquefo'lia (five-leaved). 1. Purple. May.
tenuifo'lia (fine-leaved). 1. Light purple.
May. Siberia. 1825.
trifo'lia (three-leaved). 1. White. May.
DESIGN. " Consult the genius of
the place " before you determine upon
your design, is sound advice; for in
gardening, as in all the fine arts, no-
thing is pleasing that is inappropriate.
Mr. Whateley, our best authority on
such subjects, truly says : A plain
simple fieldj unadorned but with the
common rural appendages, is an agree-
able opening; but if it is extremely
small, neither a haystack, nor a cot-
tage, nor a stile, nor a path, nor much
less all of them together, will give it
an air of reality. A harbour on an
artificial lake is but a conceit ; it raises
no idea of refuge or security, for the
lake does not suggest an idea of
danger : it is detached from the large
body of water, and yet is in itself but a
poor inconsiderable basin, vainly affect-
ing to mimic the majesty of the sea.
When imitative characters in garden-
ing are egregiously defective iu any
material circumstance, the truth of the
others exposes and aggravates the
failure. But the art of gardening
aspires to more than imitation ; it can
create original characters, and give ex-
pressions to the several scenes superior
to any they can receive from illusions.
Certain properties, and certain dispo-
sitions of the objects of nature, are
adapted to excite particular ideas and
sensations ; they require no discern-
ment, examination, or discussion, but
are obvious at a glance, and instanta-
neously distinguished by our feelings.
Beauty alone is not so engaging as this
species of character ; the impressions
it makes are more transient and less
interesting ; for it aims only at delight-
ing the eye, but the other affects our
sensibility. An assemblage of the most
elegant forms in the happiest situations
is to a degree indiscriminate, if they
have not been selected and arranged
with a design to produce certain ex-
pressions ; an air of magnificence or
of simplicity, of cheerfulness, tran-
quility, or some other general charac-
ter, ought to pervade the whole ; and
objects pleasing in themselves, if they
contradict that character, should there-
fore be excluded. . Those which are
only indifferent must sometimes make
room for such as are more significant
may occasionally be recommended by
it. Barrenness itself may be an ac-
ceptable circumstance in a spot dedi-
cated to solitude and melancholy.
DESMA'NTHUS. A genus of pea-
flowered plants allied to Mimosa ; said
to be good-looking in their native wilds,
but we never saw a fine Desnianthus
DESMO'NCUS. (From desman, a band,
and oykos, a hook ; the ribs of the
leaves ending in bands at the point,
like tendrils. Nat, ord., Palm* [Pal-
macea-]. Linn., 21-Monoecia Q-Hexan-
dria. Allied to Cocos.)
Stove palms. Seeds in a hotbed; sandy loam.
Summer temp., 60 to 85; winter, 55 to 60.
D. America' nus (American). 6. St. Vincent.
du'biw (doubtful). 6. Trinidad. 1824.
orthaca'ntfms (straight-spined). 6. Brazil.
tia'nthus (many-spincd). 6. Brazil.
I DEI/TZIA. (Named after J. Dcutz,
a sheriff of Amsterdam. Nat. ord.,
SyrliKjus [Philadelphacea. 1 ]. Linn., 10-
Decandria '$-Trigyn ia.)
We believe that Deutzia and Philadelphus
are only different sections of the same genus,
and that some of the species of each will yet
j cross with each other, to prove our position.
' D. scabra grown as a dwarf standard, and
pruned like the black currant, or cutting out the
shoots after flowering, would form a great orna-
ment for a border of select shrubs. It is also
a good subject for spring flowering for the con-
i servatory. Hardy deciduous shrubs. Cuttings