The American Naturalist

The American Naturalist, one of the leading exponents of American scientific progress, which has already proved its necessity by a twenty years of existence, has changed publishers, and is now issued by J. B. Lippincott Co., of Philadelphia. It is not only an exponent of American advance in scientific knowledge, but is held in high esteem all the world over. The subscription price is $4.00 per annum.

Pasadena, California

A correspondent writes in raptures of Pasadena in Southern California. It is a paradise - angels and all. He found Cedars of Lebanon and Deodar Cedars, 20 to 25 feet high, and the great Sequoia and the Redwood, 15 to 20 feet high, all under successful cultivation. Of Dr. Carr's grounds but 8 years planted, the highest admiration is expressed.

Swamp Trees In Dry Ground

The Sweet Gum, Red Maple, Deciduous Cypress and other trees usually found in swamps, grow better on dry garden ground than in their native localities, but do not produce perfect seed as readily.

Pinus Excelsa

The Bhotan Pine seems as hardy as the common White Pine, and is very beautiful. There are a number of mature trees in the vicinity. They are still regarded as among rare trees in nurseries.

The Cotoneasters

These are closely allied to the Hawthorn and, like them, have very beautiful berries - unfortunately they are subject to a disease similar to the fire-blight in the pear, and plants die away too readily to make the class popular.

The Oriental Spruce

This does not grow near so fast or so tall as the Norway. It has short dark leaves. The male flowers are rosy pink, which seem all the brighter for its dark foliage. It is one of the hardiest of all the spruces, and an admirable small evergreen where space is limited.

Cedrela Sinensis

This tree, as rapid growing and with foliage and habit much like an Ai-lanthus, stands our climate as well, and will probably become popular.

Hawthorn Trees

Wherever the different species of Crataegus will thrive, there are few things more beautiful. One of the grandest sights to our mind, on the grounds of Ellwanger & Barry at Rochester, is a fine tree of the scarlet fruited Hawthorn. It bears fruits as large as cherries, which are very good to eat.

Evergreen Cypresses

The Monterey Cypress is not hardy in the northern portion of the Atlantic States - but the Lawson Cypress and the Yellow Cypress or Nootka Sound Cypress as it is generally called - are mostly hardy and are particularly beautiful things to plant.