J. S., Baltimore, Md., writes: "In article 'Grafting,' Appleton's Encyclopaedia, reads: "The fine double camellias will not grow from cuttings, but are propagated by grafting upon the single kinds which readily do so.' Is not this wrong? I have a fine double white camellia, and I have always understood that it is growing on its own roots."

[The Encyclopedia is wrong. As a rule double flowering plants are not as vigorous as single flowered kinds of the same species, and it is best to graft the double ones, therefore, on single stocks. But it is an error to say " double camellias will not grow from cuttings." - Ed. G. M.]