This is the subject of a paper by M. Charles Joly, before the French National Society of Horticulture. He does not undervalue the "piano" education which so many ladies receive, but believes that if practical matters, such as thorough horticultural knowledge were added, it would often be a better aid in misfortune, than the more elegant branches which are alone taught. He would have horticultural societies offer such premiums as would encourage practical horticultural studies among young ladies.