Borage is a useful plant for bees and produces much honey. The Scillas or Squills once bought, and planted from two to four inches beneath the soil in Autumn, will multiply rapidly year by year. No better use of a small sum can be made. There are some three dozen specimens of various and effective colors. The Laburnum, L. vulgare, is poisonous, both seeds and juice. A few seeds eaten by children will soon cause death. Hard-shelled almonds come to perfection in the climate of Philadelphia; the Pecan nut does not always, though one in Ger-mantown matures every year.