I do not know but that the Monthly has often emough showed the value of dwarfing our standard trees to use them as shrubs; but there is nothing finer for a small lawn or for groups on a large lawn. Among the best for this purpose are the Lindens, especially our common Basswood; the Catalpas, Tulip tree, Beeches and Birches; and among fruit trees the cherries. Of course dwarfed apples and pears are such only by grafting, that is, as they are generally planted. Yet even a dwarfed apple may be made by trimming alone; and made very pretty. The Jonathan grafted on ordinary stock and headed low becomes a marvel of beauty.

But what I intended to speak of was our forest trees cut into shrub forms. I have on my lawns many specimens of Catalpa that are invaluable. They do not exceed 10 feet in height and are in some cases as many feet through and are covered not only with rich foliage but in season with flowers. Most of the magnolias do better cut in this form. The Linden famishes much larger leaves, and will blossom freely when old. I have cut them down when 3 to 5 inches in diameter and in two years secured superb shrubs.

From our enterprising friend, E. Y. Teas, at Dunreith, Ind., I received some golden-leaved and purple-leaved Catalpas of his own cross-breeding. These are a glory of the summer, grown as shrubs. There are many people who long to .grow their childhood pets; but, having no room for large trees, do not comprehend how they can accomplish their desire. Let them grow any old favorite as a bush, and they will enjoy it.

Our wild lands often show us superb specimens of such planting, the result of cattle browsing. Nature thus gives us a hint. Clinton, N. Y.