Dear Sir: - The "Vicomtess de Cazes " is certainly a most magnificent rose, and almost constant in bloom. It does well planted out in the summer, and the best protection you can give any rose in the winter is simply to throw a cedar bush upon it, and cut the young wood down in the fall; you may depend that is the great secret of preserving tender roses in the winter: and the best soil you can grow roses in is a strong rich loam. Roses will not do any good in a light soil, rest assured; for an experience of twenty years has proved to me (after many experiments) that roses will grow better in rich virgin clay, than in a garden that has been under cultivation. The best plan for you to do would be to dig a hole, say two feet, or eighteen inches square, or round, as suits best; get some sod, cut thin, from an old common, and mix it about one-half or one third with rotten cow-manure, without sand, and my word for it your roses will grow and bloom, and fully repay you for any extra trouble. Many of our gardeners here (and most persons) wonder how it is I have such splendid blooms upon my roses, and the only remark I make to them is that they don't get the right kind of soil for them.

I always have two large heaps ready for use, and I have never used a pound of peat since I have been in the business, and I could show some of as well grown plants (that gardeners in general 'think wont grow without peat) as you would wish to see. I shall say no more upon that subject, as you will think me an egotist; but some people think me crazy upon roses. They are my favorites. Yours truly, G. P.

Columbus, Georgia.

So far as the winters are concerned, I prefer our own to those of the North. Should those wings which you solicit as a bird of passage ever come to you, I think you will find many a pleasant resting-place familiar with your labors, even in this exclusive kingdom of old king cotton.

I think I could show you even now a sight which in its native grace transcends the highest effort of foreign horticulture. I have introduced the Yellow Jasmines very freely into my lawns, training them in masses on low trellisses. The effect at this present moment is indescribable. A "Geyser," with emerald waters and golden spray, is the nearest I can come to it. Not a cataract, but a softly falling fountain of blossoms. The buds and blossoms could, I am sure, be counted by millions, and all Paris could not change their arrangement for the better.

Time would fail me to tell you of all the verdure and fragrance which are now heralding the spring with us.

Pears from New Jersey, set out last fall, are in bloom. Peaches, ditto. Prunus Chicasa loading the air with fragrance. Gardens under full headway. Woschitoes, ditto!

By all means keep up the pear-fight! We must raise them if only for the excitement. I am much pleased with Field's book. Sorry that Mr. Allen should rub him so hard; but let the troth prevail. Among so much humbug a mere mistake is a refreshment, and a naked truth beyond all price.

Good luck to Mr. Allen who writes and the Horticulturist that prints the truth as they Bee it!

Columbus Go., Georgia, Feb. 19. 1869.

Mr. Editor: - Will you ask your learned readers "Why spring is the most dangerous season to walk abroad?" If they cannot tell, just give the following good and sufficient reasons:

Because the brooks are all brawling, the leaves are all shooting, and the bidl-rush-is in the meadow!

P. S. - Why is the sewing machine the greatest invention of the age 1 Because it saves all needles (s) trouble! M.

Roses #1

TAs George Peabody rose, Mr. Buist says in his new catalogue, promises to be a leading feature amongst Bourbon roses; it originated with Mr. Pentland, of Baltimore. A beautiful bloom of this rose ornaments our "table" as we close.

"To grow roses in perfection," says Mr. 1)., "they must have a rich, generous soil, with a dry sub-soil, and in nature friable in all weathers; a very liberal supply of decomposed manure when they are most dormant, well forked in amongst their roots, and when in a growing state, frequent (once a week) waterings with weak manure water: rich waterings, however, may be dispensed with if the ground is deep and enriched every season".

"Hybrid perpetual roses," Mr. B. continues, "are the par excellence of the whole tribe. If we were to be confined to any group, we would prefer this for its luxuriant green foliage, strong growth, all shades of color from white to purple crimson, rich and grateful odor, and great hardihood; they can be kept by culture as dwarfs, pillars, or standards; they can be pruned to within a foot of the ground, or thinned out and made into pillars; they are adapted to cover walls or fences, trellis work or arbors. Where is there a blush rose to compare with Caroline de Sansai, or a pink like Auguste Mie, and dark crimsons like Lord Raglan or Prince Leon, light crimsons like Jules Margottin and Madam Fremion, and such scarlets as General Jacqueminot and Giant of the Battle? Indeed, there is no other section of the rose so rich and constant in beauty: they are for the million, and can be grown in all climates and in all soils where there is sufficient stimulant to promote great growth.

The Roses #2

A whole prairie of the finest roses, say ten acres, greets the eye as you pass down , Ellwanger & Barry's long walks; what will some of your readers say to a stock of three or four hundred thousand, and the demand annually exceeding the supply! Their Mobs roses, Salet, etc, are here in abundance.