Our common plan of scattering specimen plants all over a lawn is hopelessly bad, and the right thing is to make irregular borders along the sides and at the back of a lot. However, two or three beds of specimen plants may be used on a small place, and strikingly beautiful pictures can be made by planting the tallest growing bulbs. A dozen or two bulbs of the old-fashioned tiger lily, planted in a separate bed, near a projection of the hardy border, may grow as high as a man and present a very stately and showy picture. Lilium Henryi is the only other lily I can recommend for this purpose.
The other bulbs used for bold clumps on the lawn are not so spectacular, because they grow only three to four feet high. Still they are very satisfactory. They are here named in the order of their bloom: Bleeding heart, peonies, lemon lily, madonna lily, summer hyacinth, Japan iris, and Lilium speciosum. These are more permanent that the golden banded lily, hardier than montbretias and the torch lily, and more fitting than the crown imperial.