By the side of a road leading from near the top of the elevator of the Genesee Falls Hotel down to the river's edge, I saw for the first time, a year ago, the shrubby, deciduous-leaved Shepherdia Canadensis.

Growing to a height of six feet, this vegetable - to use a word frequently employed by Michaux - has rusty scaled branches, and leaves with a similar under-surfacing, the latter being green above and in shape elliptical or ovate.

The Shepherdia is a native. Its natural hedge height and foliage, somewhat privet-like in outline, might suggest its use for enclosing an ornamental piece of ground. Trimming would be unnecessary, unless lowness or a greater density were desirable. On a lawn devoted to plants with blotched and unusually colored leaves, or as a central object in a circular or oval bed of sedums or rich flowered herbs, it would play an effective part.

Some of our indigeni - to coin a word - are so backward that they require to be introduced over and over again before they feel well at ease amongst conspicuous strangers. This dweller on the borders has evidently not yet had its first call to come out and make the acquaintance of the public. Rochester, July 6, 1886.

[The Shepherdias have been in some request in gardens, chiefly for the beautiful berries they bear. Unfortunately, the male and female flowers are on separate plants, - dioecious - so people seldom get berry-bearing plants. But, as our correspondent well notes, they deserve cultivation for the pretty foliage alone. - Ed. G. M].