W. H. T., Montgomery Co., Pa., writes: " Will you please tell me, if possible, through the Monthly, what is the cause of, and how to prevent my rose bushes from dying? I send you two plants to show you how they look. They are planted in a solid bed on the ground, and have good drainage".

[The edges of the leaves are brown and in many cases all brown and falling off. It was evidently the work of some root fungus which had permeated the whole plant. Examining the roots we find them a whole mass of granules, similar to that resulting from the Phylloxera on the vine. We do not, however, find any trace of insect life in them. We will hold them for further examination and report hereafter. - Ed. G. M].