The Popular Roses

For cut flowers with florists, Bennett, American Beauty and Mermet continue very popular this season.

Iron Greenhouses

Mr. Falconer, in a note to American Florist, tells that Mr. DeForrest, at Madison, one of the largest rose growers in America, proposes to build all his houses of iron in future.

Paper Flower Pots

This is the latest invention, according to the Evergreen. A great advantage over the ordinary pot is claimed for them in this that they will not break when plants are shipped in them. On the other hand it is claimed that the want of porosity is against them as compared with the clay pottery in use.

New English Roses

We have had lists of the best French roses of recent introduction. It is claimed for two new English Hybrid Perpetuals - Grand Mogul and Silver Queen - that they also are of very high character. They are seedlings from Paul & Son.

Leptosyne Maritima

This pretty California annual obtained much favor as a florists' cut flower in Philadelphia last winter, having been introduced chiefly by Lonsdale & Burton. It is one of the "Daisy" class, as it is becoming fashionable to call all compound flowers used by florists. Plants for winter flowering must be sown about mid-summer.

A New Kalanchloe - K. Carnea

In many windows and old greenhouses, a plant is commonly found that roots easily from the leaves. These are somewhat fleshy, and root where they fall. We never heard any common name for it, but it was known to gardeners as Bryophyllum calycinum. A closely allied plant has been introduced from South Africa by Messrs. Veitch & Sons, which has been named as above. The habit is much the same as the old favorite, and it has in addition, fragrance and pink flowers.

Primula Obconica

This new species, introduced from China by Veitch & Son, through Mr. Maries in 1880, and already noticed by a correspondent of the Monthly, is increasing in popularity, and promises to be as widely known as the famous Chinese Primrose of the olden time. It is a much stronger grower, and produces an immense number more of flowers.

Destroying Thrips

The Country Gentleman remarks that the Editor of the Gardeners' Monthly permitted a correspondent to "misspell badly the name of this insect." We are obliged to our friend for the correction. It shows how, when a bad habit is acquired, it is difficult to break from it. There is no singular to thrips, any more than to scissors. It is a thrips or the thrips, one or more, as in " a scissors" or "many scissors".