Twigs trimmed from the fruit trees rather late in the season had quite large buds on them, and we experi-mented with them in this way: A large box was filled with wet sand, and the twigs were stuck in it and the box set in the warmest corner of the yard The buds soon swelled and burst into bloom. We then arranged a smaller box of sand and put the blooming twigs into it, and took it into the house where they remained fresh for several days.-Contributed by A. Louise Culver, Oak land, Cal.