Brambleton Gardens, Norfolk, Va

Since Mr. Barker's death, these promising nurseries are being continued with Mr. B. Reynolds as superintendent. The collection is rich in orchids as well as other rare plants.

The Ladies' Floral Cabinet

We note that this pretty and useful magazine has passed from the hands of Henry T. Williams to those of Adams & Bishop, New York.

Case's Botanical Index

This little quarterly, published at fifty cents a year, at Richmond, Indiana, is surely worth more than its subscription price to any one interested in horticultural botany. The January number has an illustrated chapter on the celebrated water lily of the Amazon. - Victoria regia.

Floricultural Progress

E., Philadel-phia, wonders with some reason where progress will be in twenty years from now. He refers to a visit he paid recently to Mr. Dreer's new Coleuses, and compares the number of beautiful forms with the few of former years, and asks "what next?"

The Horticultural Hall, Philadelphia

This fine building, in which the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society had but a very small pecuniary interest, in comparison with the whole cost, has changed hands. It brought $75,300. It will make no difference, we presume, to the Horticultural Society in the way of its exhibitions, library, etc., which will probably all go on as formerly there.

The Polyanthus

There are few more beautiful plants in the early spring than the old-fashioned Polyanthus, in its numerous varieties; but though hardy enough through the winter, they are liable to suffer through the heats of summer. In partially shaded rich garden borders they continue many years.

Abies Mariesh - A New Japan Fir

The Gardeners Chronicle figures and describes a new species from Japan, having the general appearance of Nordmann's Silver Fir, and named in honor of Messrs. Veitch's collector in Japan. It is from Mount Nikko, at an elevation between 3500 and 7000 feet.

Planting The Partridge Berry

People often plant this in gardens for the sake of its beautiful red berries, but fail to get any under cultivation. The reason is that the plant is dioecious. The plants should be selected when in flower, and the two forms, - the long stamened and the long styled - and both set in one mass together.

Aristolochia Sipho

There are few climbing vines that will give the noble appearance the old "Dutchman's Pipe" will. There is a smaller-leaved species, the- Aristolochia tomentosa, which is also pretty, - but if you cut its roots it will never forgive. Indeed the more the roots are cut the more it spreads, till in time the grower is inclined to believe in the old idea, that at times there may be too much of a good thing.