I intend to make trial of Carex novae-anglse and of other of the more grass-like of the upland carices and sedges in place of lawn grass. On our light South Jersey sands the merest touch of drought plays havoc with the lawns. Yet in ranging the pine woods I often find delicious footing on a carpet of golden-green Carex, even in midsummer. Of course it will be needful to propagate by transplanting the sods; for most of the smaller sedges are sparing in the production of seed.

Was there ever such a year for rose-bugs? If one might improve a little upon Herrick, we would sing - " Gather ye rose-bugs while ye may".

The Fernery, Merchantville, N. J.