'W. C.," Bay view, Gloucester, Mass., writes : " Will you please be so kind as to inform me what kind of shrubs I can find hardy enough to withstand our extreme peculiar climate, on the north-west side of Cape Ann.

" Such plants as Lilacs, Sy-ringas, Forsythia, Dentzia, Al-thea, Ribes, Guelder Rose, Wie-gelia, Japan Quince; also, the Norway Spruce, Common White Pine, Austrian Pine, all winter kill.

" I think it is more from the effect of the vapor rising from the ocean in extreme cold weather, than from the intense cold, as the above-mentioned plants all thrive when planted either on the south-east side of hills, or anywhere under shelter within two or three hundred feet from the water; but as soon as ever they get tall enough for the north-west blasts to strike them, down they go".

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[It is the salt in the vapor, blown into the plants by the keen sea-breezes, as much as the wind itself, which does the damage. The following list of plants is of such as do not mind a salt atmosphere so much as others, and we should select from it, for experiment, in situations suggested:

Acer campestre, Ailanthus glandulosa, Alnus glutinosa,

Amorpha fruticosa. Azalea viscosa, Berberis vulgaris,

Alnus maritima, Aralia spinosa, Amelanchier botryapium, Betula populifolia, Catalpa bignonioides, Celtis occidentalis, Nyssa multiflora, Populus alba,

" angulata,

" monilifera. Primus Americana,

" chicasa, Quercus nigra,

" obtusiloba,

" tinctoria, Salix alba,

" Busseliana, " vitellina, Tamarisk Africana, " Indica, " tetandra,

Carragana arborescens Cephalanthus occidentalis. Chionanthus Virginica, Clethra alnifolia, Fothergilla alnifolia, Itea Virginica, Myrica cerifera, Prinos verticillata,

" arbutifolia,

" floribunda, Viburnum nudum,

" prunifolium,

Andromeda calyculata, Arctostaphylos uva-ursa, Kalmia angustifolia, Leiophyllum buxifolium, Pinus inops,

" mugho, Prinos glaber, Yucca filamentosa.

- Ed. G. M.l