Morchellia Esculenta

This is the name of the plant sent to us by A. B. C, Lebanon, Pa. It is an edible fungus, and highly prized in some parts of the world.

Purple Anemone Nemorosa

In botanical works it is noted that this pretty species of wind-flower, so well known for its white or rosy flowers in the woods of the Atlantic States, sometimes has purple flowers in Oregon. Mrs F. E. B. treats us to a pretty dried specimen of this color found at La Center, Washington Territory.

The Business Of James Vice

The four sons of Mr. Vick have arranged to continue the business of their father and under their father's name. They have the good wishes of the whole community.

The Ladies Floral Cabinet

We learned at Rochester that this very beautiful monthly publication has again changed hands. C. L. Allen has become the editor, and the many who know of his intelligent love of plants and flowers, and his excellent editorial abilities, will look for a wide field of usefulness by his connection with the magazine.

Rose Baroness Rothschild

This was the great sensation among the roses exhibited at the June meeting of the Germantown Horticultural Society. It was a sort of salmon pink in color, four inches across, and as "double as a rose".

Datura Arborea

In a garden in Pittsburg recently we saw a plant of Datura arborea, which must have been eight feet high, and it had what seemed to be hundreds of its large trumpet-shaped, sweet white flowers. The plant does not stand frost, but it is very easily preserved during the winter in a cellar. It is related to the common Jamestown or "Jimson" weed, which is well known as a troublesome annual in cultivated ground.

Protection To Orchards

Mr. Yeomans, of Walworth, N. Y., attributes much of his great success in orcharding to the employment of shelter belts of evergreens and other trees.

Grape Hot

What is the matter with the grape in Kentucky this season ? We hear sad accounts of the rot. Only Ives and Norton seem to have escaped.

Some Large Strawberries

Strawberries, kind not named, raised by Dr. Alpaugh, of High Bridge, New Jersey, were exhibited in Philadelphia, they measuring ten and a-half inches round and weighing over three ounces each.

Mccracken Blackberry

This was found in a wood at Fulton, Illinois. It is claimed for it that though not a large fruit, it succeeds in places where the larger fruited kinds fail, and that it is an early ripener and of good quality.

Churchman's Superb Raspberry

This new candidate for popular favor commenced ripening on the grounds of Mr. John Churchman, of Burlington, N. J., on the 30th of June. From accounts we hear of it, we believe it to be a very fine variety.