The effort of Mr. Stur-tevant, of Bordentown, New Jersey, to introduce the culture of water lilies and aquatic plants generally, deserves all the encouragement any of us can give. Few but those who have enjoyed the sight can fully appreciate the pleasure which an open air tank of these beautiful flowers affords. Mr. S. has now issued for free distribution a. descriptive catalogue of his collection, and which will do much to extend the public knowledge of this interesting tribe of plants.