The new Japanese hop which was introduced last season, proved with me, a capital thing for covering summer-houses, poles, and lattice-work screens with foliage. Planted in good soil, it makes an exceedingly rapid growth, and quickly covers a large space with its bright green foliage. Although well acquainted with all the plants of scandent habit suitable for growing in the open, I do not know of one that can equal it, taking robust habit and effective appearance into consideration. The leaves of the Japanese .hop are not unlike those of the common hop, with which we are all familiar, but they are rather more deeply cut. It was very strongly recommended to me last year, and as the seed was comparatively inexpensive, I purchased two packets, one of which was sown in heat under glass and the other in the open. The plants raised in the border made a very satisfactory growth, but they did not attain to such dimensions as those raised with the assistance of artificial heat. The seed was sown in pots in the usual way, and the plants were put singly in three-inch pots, and had the protection of a frame until the end of May. They were then planted out, the soil having previously received a liberal dressing of manure from an-old hotbed.

The scientific name of the Japanese hop is Humulus Japonicus." - F. W. in Garden.

[We believe this is-an annual, and it should be a popular vine in American gardens, where Japan plants usually do so well, and rapid growth for shade often desirable. Have any of our readers any experience with it? - Ed. G. M].