It is not generally known that Cyclamens will flower the first year from seed. With some remarkably beautiful flowers came the following note from Mr. D. Barker, of Norfolk, Va. :

"By this day's mail I forwarded to your address a box of Cyclamen bloom, Cyclamen Per-sicum. They are from plants the seed of which was sown June, 1877, and Feb., 1878. On one plant, the rosy white, there is by actual count upwards of seventy perfect flowers, and while the individual flowers are not as large as gigan-tium, the plants are much more profuse in flowering. The Mimulus' are from an improved strain of my brother's, in Europe. The size and color speak for themselves." [These Mimulus' were truly beautiful. - Ed. G. M].