" Burt" desires to know if we regard budded peach trees as less hardy than trees which have been suffered to grow up from the stone without budding. As in the case of his asparagus question, we have to say both yes and no. Buds for propagation are often taken from trees which by reason of improper treatment have a low vital power. Such budded trees are not as hardy as an unbudded tree. But if the scion has been taken from a tree which has not been weakened by injudicious treatment, such tree would be as hardy as any seedling, and considerably better for the cultivator in this, that he knows he has just the kind he wants.