_List of annuals suitable for bedding (that is, for "mass effects" of

color)._

A list of this kind is necessarily both incomplete and imperfect, because good new varieties are frequently appearing, and the taste of the gardener must be consulted. Any plants may be used, broadly speaking, for bedding; but the following list (given in terms of trade names) suggests some of the best subjects to use when beds of solid, strong color are desired.

Adonis aestivalis; autumnalis. Ageratum Mexicanum; Mexicanum, Dwarf. Bartonia aurea. Cacalia. Calendula officinalis, in several forms; pluvialis; Pongei; sulphurea, fl. pl.; suffruticosa. Calliopsis bicolor marmorata; cardaminefolia; elegans picta. Callirrho involucrata; pedata; pedata nana. Centaurea Americana; Cyanus, Victoria Dwarf Compact; Cyanus minor; suaveolens. China asters. Chrysanthemum Burridgeanum; carinatum; coronarium; tricolor. Convolvulus minor; tricolor. Cosmidium Burridgeanum. Delphinium, single; double. Dianthus, Double White Half Dwarf Margaret; Dwarf Perpetual; Caryophyllus semperflorens; Chinensis, double; dentosus hybridus; Heddewigii; imperialis; laciniatus, Salmon Queen; plumarius; superbus, dwarf fl. pl.; picotee. Elsholtzia cristata. Eschscholtzia Californica; crocea; Mandarin; tenuifolia (Fig. 249). Gaillardia picta; picta Lorenziana. Gilia achilleaefolia; capitata; laciniata; linifolia; nivalis; tricolor. Godetia Whitneyi; grandiflora maculata; rubicunda splendens. Hibiscus Africanus; Golden Bowl. Iberis affinis; amara; coronaria; umbellata. Impatiens or balsam. Lavatera alba; trimestris. Linum grandiflorum. Madia elegans. Malope grandiflora. Matricaria eximia plena. Matthiola or stock, in many forms; Wallflower-leaved; bicornis. Nigella, or Love-in-a-mist. oenothera Drummondii; Lamarckiana; rosea tetraptera. Papaver or poppy, of many kinds; cardinale; glaucum; umbrosum. Petunia, bedding kinds. Phlox Drummondii, in many varieties. Portulaca (Fig. 243). Salvia farinacea; Horminum; splendens. Schizanthus papilionaceus; pinnatus. Silene Armeria; pendula. Tagetes, or marigold, in many forms; erecta; patula; signata. Tropaeolum, Dwarf. Verbena auriculaeflora; Italica striata; hybrida; caerulea; Golden-leaved. Viscaria Coeli-rosa; elegans picta; oculata. Zinnia, Dwarf; elegans alba; Tom Thumb; Haageana; coccinea plena (Fig. 247).

[Illustration: XI. The back yard, with summer house, and gardens beyond.]