"Sheffield, England, for cutlery," Darby Road, West Philadelphia, say I, for flowers. Happening to be in the latter neighborhood recently, I called on Mr. Wm. Colflesh, 57th and Darby Road. This gentleman has six or seven large greenhouses, some of which are 215 feet long and about 20 feet wide - all well stocked with every kind of plant that is worth growing for flowers. Two or three of the largest houses are devoted to roses, of all the leading varieties, growing on raised tables, in about six inches of soil. This method of growing roses seems to be adopted by all leading florists to-day. They get all the buds out of them they can the first season, throw them away, and propagate fresh every year. There are also thousands of carnations grown at this place, some of which are novelties in this class of plants. Two of these took my especial attention for size of flowers, notably Buttercup and Sunrise. The former is of a rich golden yellow, streaked with carmine; vigorous habit, and very floriferous. The flowers are large, full, and very double, some three inches in diameter.

The latter is also a vigorous grower, color, light buff flaked with red, - flowers large and very fragrant, does not burst, and is good for pot culture.

Thousands of the old fayorite chrysanthemums were to be seen here in all shapes, forms and sizes, and of as many colors as Joseph's coat. Chrysanthemums have come to stay, as everybody wants them. They were seen to perfection at the Philadelphia show in November. After leaving this place, on my way home, I came by Messrs. Craig Bros.' large establishment, 49th and Market. This is an immense place, probably about twenty or thirty greenhouses. The first thing noticed was a placard, " No visitors allowed on Sunday," a very good rule. I was shown through one greenhouse, recently built. It is about 220 feet long, all filled with roses, mostly Pearls, which looked remarkably vigorous and healthy. This house is heated by steam. Not having had any experience in steam heating, I cannot offer an opinion, but the advantages seem to favor it. I think hot water is the best for private places; in fact, I do not know of any private gentleman introducing steam in this part of the world. I know of several greenhouses being built in this neighborhood of late, by private parties, and they are all heated with hot water.

Mr. Percival Roberts is now building a large one at his country place in Montgomery County. It is about 80 feet long, and to be used for a general collection of plants.

I may mention here that most of the new greenhouses in this section are being heated with Myers & Co's New Improved Patent Return Flue Boilers, which give great satisfaction. I have been using one of them for the last three years, and can highly recommend it for doing all it was intended to do. I have before me a hundred references from different parties, speaking as to the good qualities of this firm's boilers.

Pencoyd, Montgomery Co., Pa.