Desmodium Pendttliflorum

This very beautiful autumn-flowering perennial plant, is now becoming well known in gardens. The American Agriculturist notes that one very often seen under this name is really Lespedeza bicolor.

Barbed Wirje Fences

We have no idea that the barbed iron or wire will ever take the place of good post-and-rail, or a well-made Osage or Honey Locust Fence, wherever these can be easily made. But there are many places in which these cannot be had, and people will want to know all about wire, as well as other substitutes. For these the December American Agriculturist will be welcome, for the whole subject is therein thoroughly discussed.

A Hybrid Fir

Mr. Henry Vilmorin took a tree of Abies Pinsapo and Abies Cephalonica and dusted the male flowers of one over the young cone or female flowers of the other. Only a single perfect seed resulted. This has proved to be a beautiful hybrid which is now eight feet high.

Grafted Coniferae

A writer in an English periodical refers to a prejudice against grafted Coniferse, and shows that where they have not done well it is chiefly because the plants have been kept too long in pots. Where the roots are not suffered to coil they do just as-well as seedlings; and this is our experience.

The Queen Gives A Park

A wealthy gentleman near Manchester, dying without a will, and having no known heirs, the property, under the English laws, went to the Queen. She, in turn, has donated it to the citizens as a public Park forever. It is twenty acres in extent, beautifully designed, and will be known as Newhouse Park.

The Grounds Of Major Freas

Our " Letter," noting the grounds of the editor of the Telegraph, written without his knowledge of our intentions, and after a stroll through by the writer "by himself," needs a slight correction. The gardener, we find, does not do the entire work, but in the spring of the year, in the busy season, is assisted by an extra hand. We were not desired to make the correction, but it is due to the facts that it should be made.


A. B.,says: "Your correspondent, Miss E. Hunter, has evidently misapprehended some points in her otherwise interesting note on Eupatoriums. The plant which she calls Eupatonum, is evidently Cono-clinium, for the blue Eupatorium is a greenhouse plant, sometimes called Ageratum. The Conoclinium has somewhat the look of this Mexican plant, and Miss H. may be excused for coupling them, though it would be unpardonable in a good botanist not to see the distinction.