You speak of this lily in your last number, and remark that with the exception of L. Parkmani, nothing has been done in the improvement of this superb lily. Did you ever read the Magazine of Hert'culture? If not, please turn to the volumes for 1866-67 (vols, xxxii, p. 242, and xxxiii, p. 24S).

As this lily is now in splendid bloom, it occurred to us that it would be better to refresh your memory by this reference than to say in plain words - you must have been living in the woods. Respectfully yours,

C. M. Hovey.

Boston, July 4, 1876.