Mr. J. B. Garber, Columbia, Pa., says : " Your Texas correspondent is right as to the value, as a tying material, of the Yuccas - page 259. For many years I have been using the leaves of the Yucca filamentosa to tie up the young shoots of grape vines, dahlias, tomatoes, and any other plants requiring to be tied to stakes or trellis, and I would not know of any substitute so strong and convenient. The variety Yucca gloriosa is not sufficiently hardy to stand our clime, but the filamentosa answers every purpose".