Clapp's Pears

The article on the Past Century of Pomology was made up from the entry book of the Centennial, in which "J. Clapp " is recorded in connection with the seedling Pear. But a correspondent writes it should have been "F. and L. Clapp".

The Red Wood In Australia

While Cali-fornians are hankering after the Eucalyptus, the South Sea Islanders are said to be making extensive, plantations of the Red-Wood, of California, - Taxodiuin, sempervirens.

Ferns In Their Homes And Ours

This is the title of a work announced by Mr. John Robinson, Professor of Botany to the Massachusetts Horticultural Society. The Ferns are to be printed in colors, and the price to be $1.50.

Clifton Park Gardens, Baltimore

Under a lease with the trustees of John Hop-kin's University, the fruit and green-houses of Clifton Park Gardens are to be worked by the gardener, Mr. Fowler, for his own use and benefit. Mr. Fowler is one of the most intelligent gardeners in America, and his numerous friends will wish him every success in his new enterprise.

The New Jersey State Horticultural Society

The New Jersey State Horticultural Society, - intend holding an Exhibition in connection with the Burlington Co. Agricultural Society at Mt. Holly, on the 8th, 9th and 10th of October. The schedule of premiums is quite large, and those desiring information can obtain it from Mr. Jno. T. Lovett, Red Bank, Monmouth Co., N. J., who has sent us a schedule.

A Sense Of Propriety

Botanical Old Gent (in Brighton Gardens) - "Can you tell me my good man, if this plant belongs to the 'Arbutus family?'" Gardener (curtly) - "No, sir, it doan't. It b'longs to the Corporation".

Eulalia Japonic A Zebrina

This promises to be one of the most ornamental of grasses for isolated positions on lawns or for planting in the shrubbery border. In warm, deep, rich sandy soil it grows rapidly, and its leaves become effectively variegated. One of the best specimens we have yet seen is now growing vigorously in Messrs. Laing & Co.'s nursery at Forest Hill, where it has stood the past Winter without any protection whatever, and without sustaining the least injury. - Garden.

Austrian And Scotch Pines

F. M. Ober-lin. A "popular" distinction between these two may be the very dark green of the former and the gray-green of the latter, which are besides shorter. Then the buds and branches are much stouter in the Austrian than in the Scotch Pine.


From Leeds & Co., Richmond, Indiana, we have a box of flowers of very beautiful Pompone Dahlas. Some have despised the the Dahlia of late years, but they are among the largest of Fall flowers, and probably the most critical would admire such handsome forms as those sent by Messrs. Leeds.