Fortune'* Double Yellow is a dull buff, with a tinge of purple; flowers small, semi-double, and loose; about as hardy as a Tea Rose - at the best, it falls far below expectation. We see the Philadelphia Florist has republished Van Houtte's plate from the Flora des Serres. During the past season, its reputation has somewhat recovered by a more skillful and successful culture. The flowers are produced on wood of the previous year's growth, and therefore the shoots, instead of being cut back, must be preserved and merely thinned out, as is done with the Persian Yellow, Banksias, and others of similar habits of flowering.

The Augusta, originated from seed by the Hon. James Mathews, of Coshocton, Ohio, and sent out last spring by Messrs. Thorp, Smith, Hanohett & Co., of Syracuse, has flowered finely in our own grounds. It is in habit similar to Solfatare; the flowers a pale yellow, rather deeper than Solfatare, and more fragrant; the center petals are small, which very much lessens the fullness and perfection of the flower; it grows and blooms freely, and is altogether a desirable variety, but will not prove to be, as some seem to expect, a "hardy climbing yellow Rose." It belongs to the same class as Chromatella, Solfatare, and Lamarqus, and will prove to he about as hardy as these.

Paul's Victoria, announced some two years ago as a superb "White La proves to be a large and very beautiful Rose of a pale flesh color, with a rosy tint center, resembling Souvenir de la Malmaison; this is as near as it comes to white. The habit is rigorous; foliage large and luxuriant; the best, no doubt, of its color.

Caroline de Sausal resembles the preceding very much, and is nearly as good.

Robert Burns, described as "a climbing perpetual," has nothing remarkable in color, being a bright carmine, with a shade of purple; a vigorous grower; will make a fine pillar Rose.

Coup de Hebe and Charles Duval are two first-rate Hybrid Bourbon Roses; both of a deep pink; large and full, like La Reine; both are successful show varieties.

Paul Ricant, another of the same class of a brilliant crimson, coming nearly up in color to Geant des Battailles.

Madam Lamar iciere - fleshy pink, and of the most perfect form.

Baron Hallez - rosy crimson.

Madam Trudeaux - light crimson.

Madam Fremion - rosy carmine.

The three lost approach one another in color, and all are fine.

Madam Pepin, Gen. Negrier, and Sydonie, are charming varieties of a rosy blush, very delicate, and very sweet. The seven last named are Remontant, or "Hybrid Perpetual".

New Roses #1

The English "Florist, Fruitist," etc, for October, gives a colored drawing of the new hybrid perpetual Rose "Duchess of Norfolk," which was originated by MARCOTTIN, of Paris, and is to be sent out by Messrs. Wood & SoN, well known English Rose growers. They offer it now for half a guinea a plant. The flower is described as "a bright crimson, with a shade of pink on the under side of the petal." A strong grower, remarkably free from thorns, with large, handsome, glaucous foliage, and blooms freely. Messrs. Wood & SON characterize it "a brilliant colored climbing Hybrid Perpetual Rose" The term climbing is merely an exaggeration of its vigorous growth. Mr. Rivers says, in the same number of the Florist, "it will probably form a nice Pillar Rose." "Robert Burns" was introduced in the same way as "climbing Hybrid Perpetual," but was found to be merely a free-growing sort that made long shoots. The public are greatly imposed upon by exaggerated descriptions of new things. Advertising new plants and flowers has got to be nearly or quite as bad as advertising quack medicines.

The evil is a growing one in this country, and it would be well if some effective check could be given it at once; this, however, we are inclined to regard as an impossibility.

New Roses #2

James Pentland, of Green Mount Garden, Baltimore, has introduced, this spring, two new roses, for which he claims the following characteristics: "The Beauty of Green Mount is decidedly one of the most distinct and desirable acquisitions; it is a noisette, of rich, brilliant carmine color, very large and double (flowering in large clusters), and a very free bloomer, quite as free as the Hermosa, and of robust habit." "The Woodland Margaret is very large, pure white, and double, free blooming, with a lilac fragrance; blooms freely in the house;" both are now offered for sale for the first time.

New Rose #3

At the London Exhibition, Messrs. Standiah and Noble, Bagshot, sent twelve blooms of a new hybrid perpetual rose, named Victor Trouillard, being of the rich deep shade of color of the old Tuscany, but, like Giant des Batailles, from which it was raised, the color soon fades. It is very dissimilar to existing varieties, particularly of the hybrid perpetual class.

New Rose #4

The new rose, Dr. Kane, promises to rival the Salfaterre. Specimens of the bloom have been forwarded us by Mr. Pentland, of Baltimore, which we have not seen rivalled in this climate. It is to be brought out next season, and will, we are confident, become an immense favorite.

The Prospects of Fruit were probably never better than at the present time. The pear and cherry-trees, as a correspondent remarks, " are a perfect spectacle".