Some day I propose to buy a New England farm with a sphagnum bog on it, just for the pleasure of growing hardy orchids and pitcher plants. Not that I care to study their insectivorous habits very deeply but I enjoy them socially. They are such strange, unique creatures that at first they seem to defy all the laws of man and botany. But our Northern side saddle flower (Sarracenia purpurea) has a certain wild beauty both in leaf and flower, and the Southern (S.flava) is undoubtedly the tallest and showiest of all. Fortunately, it has proved hardy in a sphagnum bog garden as far north as Massachusetts. English-bog gardens all have the purple pitcher plant, but they do not seem to know about the yellow one.