Mahlon Moon

This well known nurseryman of Morrisville, Bucks county, Pa., died on the 24th of January, in his 73rd year. He was a genuine lover of flowers, and out of this love grew the nursery business. He has been fortunate in leaving sons who have partaken of his love for these pursuits, and who are worthy representatives of that strict integrity which made dealings with the father so pleasant.

The Swiss Cross

This is the title of a new monthly magazine for young people, who may desire more intelligent reading than the average of young people's magazines supply. It will be published in the interest of the Agazzis Association and edited by H. H. Ballard, and published at 47 Lafayette Place, New York. The following extract will show the useful character of the serial:

A List Of North American Plants

H. M. Patterson, of Oquawka, Ills., has published in book form a list of all the plants known to North America, which will be of great value to botanists and others.

Book Of Plant Descriptions, Or Record Of Plant Analysis

By Geo. A. Groff, Professor of Botany, Lewisburg University, Pa. The book, besides a glossary, is made up of blank forms, to aid young botanists in analyzing plants. Its usefulness and popularity is exemplified by the fact that this is the sixth edition of the work.

Catalogues, Late

De Veer, J. A., Gladiola, Lilies, etc, New York City; Hooper & Co., English Seeds, London, England; Joosten, C. H., New Plants, Azaleas, Camellias, etc, New York City; Lovett, J. T., Guide to Fruit Culture, Little Silver, N. J.; Murdoch, John R. & A., Seeds, Plants, Trees, Pittsburgh, Pa.

The New Type Of Dahlia

Elsewhere a correspondent inquires where the new type of French Dahlia may be had. Mr. Jean Sisley tells us it is offered by the firm of Crozy Aine, of Lyons, France.

Tall Grass

A correspondent of the Country Gentleman notes that as this grass (Panicum san-guinale) is an annual, it may be destroyed by not mowing the lawn after this grass starts to grow, till it has grown up tall and is about to flower. By thus mowing it before it seeds, we may get rid of it.

Perennial Phloxes

These are propagated by cuttings of the flower stems if they are taken off before the flower buds are formed. Indeed all herbaceous plants, including the Hollyhock, can be raised this way.

Culture Of Herbaceous Plants

During a discussion on herbaceous plants before the Massachusetts Horticultural Society, every speaker laid stress on the importance of giving these plants plenty of rich food. Failure to succeed often came from poverty of the soil.