Mrs. S. E. B., Houston, Texas, writes: "I mailed you to-day a plume of Erianthus Ravenna?, one of fifty that grew upon a plant two years old. I think they dried nearly as fine as the Pampas, but not so graceful a lawn plant".

[The Erianthus, is usually of a light brown, with us. These specimens were as silvery as the Pampas grass, though as our correspondent remarks, it is not quite equal to the Pampas in some respects. It is a noble grass, and its thorough hardiness, is a point over the Pampas, in its favor. - Ed. G. M).