Dr. A. C. Williams

A postal card with the above signature, addressed to the " Editor of the Gardener's Monthly" would have received immediate attention if the post office and full address had been given. People often complain of discourtesy, or blame the post office, when it is their own fault.

Illinois State Horticultural Society, 1878

From 0. B. Galusha, Secretary. One of the most admirable features of this beautifully bound volume, is the complete index, - not merely a "table of contents" or list of titles of the chapters, which is all most of the " proceedings of societies" give.

The Ohio Journal Of Floriculture

This is a new addition to a very useful class of floral works of which we have now some half dozen, and which convey a great deal of very useful information in a cheap form.

The Nootka Sound Cypress. Byh.W. Sargent, Wodenethe, Fishkill-On-Hudson

In reply to a question as to the size and hardihood of this tree, in your March issue, I have two fine specimens perfectly hardy and never in the slightest degree injured by the worst weather. No. 1, 21 feet high, 18 feet in circumference; No. 2, 14 feet high, 22 feet in circumference, about 7 1/2 feet in diameter in its widest part.

Bad Effects Of The Mild Winter

It is hard to please poor human nature. Now while so many are thankful that the winter has been so mild, there are others who have discovered that the potatoes left in the ground last fall when the crop was dug, have not been killed as usual, and a fearful crop of potato " weeds" is anticipated.

Rose Culture In America

Dingee & Conard of West Grove, Chester County, are said to be the most extensive cultivators of roses in the country. They have forty-six greenhouses, the smallest of which is not less than 100 feet in length, all devoted to the propagation and cultivation of roses. These gentlemen received last month fifty large dry-goods boxes, filled with pamphlets and catalogues for distribution. The postage on these catalogues alone last year cost this firm $2,700.

A Beautiful Striped Rose

E. A. B., Northampton, Mass., says: "I send you by mail to-day, two rosebuds from the same plant, (Louis Phillip) growing in my rose border. I have some half dozen of the variegated ones. Is it worth propagating, or is it a common thing for the Louis Philip to sport in this way".

[We believe a striped Louis Philip is wholly new. The white lines are very pure, and the effect beautiful. - Ed. G. M].

Apples And Pears On The Potomac

Mr. D. S. Curtiss is preparing a small work on apple and pear culture in the Potomac region, and would be glad of such special information as any one may have. Address him Washington, D. C.