Mr. W. B. West, who has recently been successful in adding the Cm-rant of commerce to the list of fruits for cultivation, has just returned from an extended tour through Europe, in search of improved Figs, Grapes, etc., probably suited to the California climate. He reports that with the single exception of the nurseries of Transon Brothers, in France, he saw very few nurseries in Europe with which many American nurseries would not contrast favorably in all except perhaps very rare hothouse plants.