From Charles W. Garfield, Secretary, Grand Rapids. It is said that fruit growing as a business, and gardening as an art and matter of taste, are progressing faster in Michigan than in any other State, and we fancy such excellent work as that performed by this society, and its labors in offering these annual volumes, have much to do with it. A special feature is, that not only the transactions of the society are given, but such facts from other sources as will be of service to Michigan readers and which may serve horticulture in the State, goes with the volume.