Too often, as we have traveled over the country this summer, have we witnessed a fine house, good buildings, and fences, but the roadside outside of the fence line containing more or less rubbish, evidently the gatherings and prunings of the garden and lawn trees. Sometimes the street or roadway is clear of this; but while the grass is clipped inside the fence, the outside is left to grow long and rank, with more or less coarse weeds, presenting just that appearance to the man's grounds that the finding of a heap of dirt under the lounge would to the housewife, and giving him in our view no claim to a better name than would be applied to such a housewife.

Our horticultural readers should each and all strive to make the outward appearance of their grounds clean, neat, and tasteful, first by keeping away all rubbish from the street, next by frequent mowing and destruction of weeds, and lastly by planting and caring for shade trees and flowering shrubs, giving themselves pleasure and attracting notice from every passer-by; and again, as an example to those of their neighbors who, not being readers, or not having learned to move out of their original tracks, continue to make brush piles, keep hog pens, and grow thistles, mullein, etc., in front of their houses.