"E.," New York City, says': " Many gardeners of New York desire your views as to the formation of a gardeners' society in this city. Be kind enough to let us know through your next issue what you think of it and how it may be done".

[In Europe societies for mutual improvement are common among gardeners. Gardeners are more settled there than here, and social ties, once formed, are rarely broken. In our country they are more migratory, and it is very difficult to devise any plan that will fit in with the circumstances. Intelligent gardeners can seldom get the recognition in society which their merits entitle them to, because of the great number of uneducated men who go as "gardeners," and the general public have no way of distinguishing the genuine from the spurious sort.

It has always seemed to us chat in our country some society could be formed which would at least cover this want. Only those known to be worthy of association, from their acknowledged horticultural abilities, should be admitted to membership, and the seal of such a society would help many a worthy young man along in his struggle for position in a strange neighborhood. - Ed. G. M].