Bamboos and other plants of feathery character are generally considered to have a feminine type of beauty. But beauty is, of course, wholly subjective and therefore it would be absurd to follow such considerations far. I will, therefore, merely give a list of hardy plants with pinnate leaves, in order to show that we have plenty that fit our own climate, without importing plants from the tropics for summer use in gardens.

COMMON NAME

NURSERY NAME

Ash

Fraxinus

Hickory

Hicoria

Japan varnish tree

Kcelreuteria

Mountain ash

Sorbus

Sumach

Rhus

Tamarisk

Tamarix

COMMON NAME

NURSERY NAME

Tree of heaven

Ailanthus

Walnut, butternut

Juglans

Trumpet creeper

Tecoma

Bleeding heart

Dicentra

Feathered columbine

Thalictrum

Fraxinella

Dictamnus

Hardy gloxinia

Incarvillea

Jacob's ladder

Polemonium

Oriental poppy

Papaver

Peony

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Paeonia

Roses, especially R. rugosa, multiflora Wichuraiana and their improved varieties.

Cut Leaved Effects

Closely allied to pinnate beauty is the cut-leaved type of which cosmos and marigold are familiar examples. I shall mention only a few examples that give soft, misty effects and require less care than annuals.

COMMON NAME

NURSERY NAME

Milfoils

Achillea

Pyrethrums

Chrysanthemum coccineum

Giant fennel

Ferula

Tamarisk

Tamarix

Thunberg's spirea

Spirea Thunbergii

It is needless to pursue these analogies, but there is one great misconception about plants with highly coloured foliage that should be corrected.