Those who have been of late lamenting, that flowering plants have been banished from exhibitions, and nothing but ferns and leaf plants are to be seen in their places, dried their eyes and looked happy at the beautiful display made at the spring exhibition of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society. The huge hall was one mass of flowers. There was much that was wholly new, while, as specimens of good culture, some of the exhibits would have done no discredit to the happy days of yore, the grey heads love to talk about.

Among the matters that may interest our distant readers we may note that Mr. H. A. Dreer demonstrated that the days of named Anemones are numbered. He had seedlings, but a year old, with every imaginable shade of color among them. It was indeed new to our reporter, that so much beauty and variety could be had in a single season from a small paper of Anemone seed. The old-fashioned Primroses, had beautiful displays by several exhibitors. We noted that some varieties had much more of the fascinating primrose scent than others. Polyanthuses are primroses with more than one flower on the common peduncle. But often both forms may be seen on the same plant. Those exhibited by Mr. W. K. Harris, which had the first premium, were grown in 8-inch pots, were chiefly Polyanthuses, and had about 12 strong trusses of flowers to each plant. Mr. H. had also a nice display of the favorite old English daisies. The collections of primroses from Mr. Shaw, gardener to Mr. Clarence Clark, and of Mr. Sykes, gardener to Mrs. Harry Ingersoll, were not far behind the premium set. Hydrangeas are getting popular for pot growing. They make exquisite plants for ornamenting rooms. Mr. August Lutz had some beauties. They were in 8-inch pots and had about 8 large heads to each plant.

Amaryllises are growing also in popularity, and pretty things they are. Mr. Harris had a large number of the varieties of the vittata class in beautiful bloom.

For collections of ornamental plants in pots it was pleasant to note that the taste of the judges is getting back to favor healthy, well-grown plants, rather than monstrous things in tubs, which only elephants can drag comfortably around.

The first premium was given to David Emery, gardener to Mrs. Dissel. It was one of the most meritorious, from a cultivator's point of view, ever seen in the Hall. Few were in over 12-inch pots. The same excellent grower had a collection of Cinerarias. They were about 2 feet high, and had that exact proportion between flowers and leaves which the good cultivator aims at. With too much manure, the mass of leaves is often disproportionate. Rhododendrons and Azaleas made a grand display in the Hall. These were also from the gardens of Mr. Clarence H. Clark, and were fine specimens of growth. One called Limbatum was charming. The flowers were pure white, but with a very narrow edging of dark rose. It is evidently of the Ponticum breed, and therefore not hardy, but just the thing for pot culture. The Azaleas were about 6 feet high by 5 feet wide, perfect cones, showing no evidence of art in training, and therefore more pleasing by the naturalness of their character. One of the plants was of the old Purpurea variety, which, in a specimen like this was quite as effective as many of the rarer kinds would be. The Hyacinths from the collection of Mr. Geo. W. Childs, were much more perfect specimens than those which obtained the medals a month ago.

There was no undue proportion between leaf and flower spike, and the plants were uniform in size and appearance. Mr. Hughes, Mr. Childs' gardener, received great praise from the best gardeners for this handsome exhibit. The same good gardener, had a grand specimen of that good old yellow late winter blooming plant, Cytissus or Genista racemosus. It was about 8 feet high by 6 feet wide. Mr. Davis, gardener to Mr. W. P. Henszey, has some nice specimens of Lilium Harrisii in 10-inch pots, with about seven flowers on each stalk. In pots Mr. Banyard had a large number of plants of his new Carnations, "Quaker City," a white one, and " Robert Craig," crimson. They appeared to be wonderfully floriferous, but are probably not early bloomers. Messrs Craig had a beautiful arrangement of plants suited to decorative purposes, in which the chief point of attraction was the good use made of Asparagus tenuissimus, which was made to do duty in festooning the table containing its companions.

The old Calceolarias which had so much to do with ornamenting our spring greenhouses a quarter century ago, is being revived again. Mr. Gebhard Huster, had a nice collection, and it was hoped that he would continue to give us these good things again every year. It is a strange fact that there were good gardeners there, to whom these Calceolarias was an unknown plant.

A new class of Begonias, with beautiful bronzy peltate leaves, was brought into rotice by Mr. Murtz, gardener to Edmund Smith, Esq. The original species is Begonia gogoensis. Orchids were not as numerous as usual. Among others, a Cattleya purpurata in the collection of Mr. Joyce, gardener to Mrs. Baldwin, though with but two spikes, and three flowers on each spike, was very much admired.

The cut flower specimens, were much as noted in our last, though we do not remember Meteor among the Roses. This appeared to be a Bourbon, and as dark as Gloire des Rosamene, but flowers very double. It was from Mr. C. T. Evans.