The publisher would like to remind the reader that the colored plate he has. been giving annually for some years, is not part of the original plan of the Gardener's Monthly, but is his annual present to the subscribers for the many favors done him, chiefly in the way of getting new subscribers. Some may think the money spent on this plate could be spent more advantageously in " pushing " for new subscribers in some other way. It is a pleasure to him to feel that the very existence of the Magazine, has been solely on the good will of its friends, who often show their appreciation by enclosing a new name with their own subscription.