A Rochester correspondent says: " Do you know why it is that in the South, California, and South-west, Paeonias so generally fail to bloom - the buds blasting? We have constant complaint. Is it the heat and drouth? I have been asked scores of times to-write an article on the subject, but know too-little, although I have paid some attention to the-matter in my travels."

[The answer to Florida Camellias, doubtless-applies here also. - Ed. G. M.]