A correspondent at Savannah, under date of January 30th, says: " Roses usually in bloom through the winter; from last of August to first of January, no rain here. Since the last of November, until within a week, the weather has been the coldest ever known here continuously. Yet, now spring seems to have come to stay, as we are having showers.and vegetation generally is starting. Violets, Narcissi, Camellias, etc., are opening, and the Jessamine (Gelsi-mium sempervirens) is showing the yellow buds. Irish potatoes planting and hardy seeds being sown.

" From all I have heard this is a remarkably poor place for horticulture, though the greatest abundance of the finest fruits and flowers can be grown, with little care; yet no good market".

[Our correspondent by his last remark, speaks of course of commercial gardening, and fruit and vegetable growing for market. For horticulture as a means of pleasurable recreation, his own letter is enough to make us ice-bound northerners envy the people of Savannah. Here we have spring no sooner on us than we are rushed into summer; in that latitude it would seem that springtime might last half the year. And from the commercial aspect, it is not easy to see why profitable gardening might not be followed. Our own impression is that in these localities too much attention is given to looking for northern or distant markets, and too little to developing local trade. Wherever markets are far away the chief profits go to transportation companies. - Ed. G. M].