"Ignoramus," Philadelphia, says: " I am in search of information in your line, and do not hesitate to lay my wants before you. I have moved to a house that has got a good yard to it, something that I have never had before, although I've longed for it so much. Now I want a garden, and come to you for advice as to how to lay out my plot, and as to what to plant. No vegetables. Size, 20.5 x 11.9. Please to assist me in my troubles and I will be ever so thankful".

[Those who do not know the blessings they possess in a few acres of ground around their dwellings, may imagine the pleasure it would give one brought up in a large city, who, like this correspondent, can feel so happy over a bit of ground not larger than a good sized parlor would occupy. No one could tell definitely how to make the most of a little place like this, without seeing it, and knowing something of the tastes of the owner. Something green all the year is desirable, and yet something that will not take much room, and for this a bush or so of the mahonia, yew, or Euony-mus japonicus would be very desirable. A narrow walk through the middle, edged with box, or with conch-shells, if the four or five feet borders are to be filled with flowers. On the neighboring fences or walls, hybrid perpetual roses or noisettes might be trained. In some of the more shady nooks, periwinkle might be planted. If the garden is somewhat shaded, and a hydrant and hose at hand, it would be an excellent place for a rock work and ferns, should the owner incline to that class of plants, - or if it is sunny, a rock work for hardy cactuses, sedums and other succulents would be desirable.

As a rule, more pleasure will be derived from some specialty of this kind in a small place, than in gathering up anything that comes first. - Ed. G. M].