If our summer heats do not permit some of the gardening enjoyments of England, it vouchsafes us others which are denied to them. It favors the maturity of some trees for which the cool summers of England are inadequate. Mr. Edward Meehan, the father of the writer of these lines, has recently flowered the Paulownia in England, and the event is made quite noteworthy by the Gardener's Chronicle. Americans have enjoyed its delicious fragrance for 20 years. It is a pity so sweet a thing has so ungainly a habit.