18. Gaultheria Shallon And G. Procumbens

Small shrubs, with handsome flowers, succeeded by numerous edible, black berries. A kind of bread has been made of the berries of the first species, in California. They are not easily grown in common garden soil, but in a bed of sandy peat or vegetable soil, in a moist, shaded, or cool situation, they are very pretty objects. Propagated by dividing the roots.

19. Ilex. The Holly

The beautiful evergreen foliage of the American Holly has less to do with its enviable reputation than its bright, waxy, scarlet berries, which remain all the fall and winter till spring. Though it occasionally forms a tree of no mean dimensions, its general character is that of a strong shrub. It is rather difficult to raise, though very tractable when it has once attained a few feet in height. The berries grow best sown in moist, sandy, vegetable soil. If allowed to become dry before germinating, and after having been a short time in the ground, they will remain a long time without growing. The I Dahoon is a deciduous species, native of the Southern States, not hardy, 1 believe, north of Philadelphia, but of great beauty where it will grow. It has long spikes of rich, scarlet berries, of the same size and shape as those of the common Holly. There are several other species belonging to this section, but none of them of mnch value, being so entirely eclipsed by the two named. Modern botanists have included the old genus Prinos under the Hollies. I. (Prinos) verticellatus is to the North what the' Dahoon Holly is to the South. Its common name, Black Alder, is unfortunate, as there is a real Alder of that name; and to confound such a beautiful plant with another with which it has nothing in common, reduces its respectability.

Before the leaves ripen, it assumes its bright red color, and as the birds do not seem partial to it, it retains its beauty most of the winter. It will grow in any soil or situation, but a moist, rich locality best suits. It grows very readily from seeds sown as soon as ripe, or properly preserved for spring sowing. P. ambiguue, I have no doubt, is a mere variety of the other. P. glaber is a handsome, small, evergreen, with leaves like those of Kalmia latifolia, and small, shining, black berries. It is readily propagated by dividing its running roots, but it will only do well in a sandy, vegetable soil.

20. Leycesteria Formosa

In this part of the world, this plant usually gets killed to the ground, bat shoots up again vigorously in spring, and, towards fall, bears a profusion of its very singular berries. It is of very easy culture, and thongh its berries cannot be by any means styled beautiful, they generally please by their appearance.

21. Ligustrurn Vulgare. Privet

Common as this shrub is, I am very partial to it. It has an Oriental appearance denied to most other plants; its pure white flowers, in dense clusters, diffuse an odor which to me is very grateful; its jet black berries seemingly produced with such ease, and without the great effort it seems to cost many plants to bear their fruit; and then, the patience it exhibits, and the contentment it shows with its lot, whether favored with good, rich soil, in a desirable situation, or left to fight its way in any stony, gravelly soil - all endear it to me. There it grows so readily, that a branch stuck in by mere chance, will produce a plant at any season. There are many varieties, but the fruit of all is alike.

22. Lonicera. The Upright Honeysuckles

L. xylosteum, the Fly Honeysuckle, is a highly ornamental shrub, growing about ten feet high, and producing, in July or August, a profusion of bright red berries, resembling large red currants.. It is of the easiest culture, growing in any soil, and either in sunshine or shade. It may be raised from seed, but is usually propagated from cuttings taken off in the winter, and planted early in the spring. L. Tartarica, the Tartarian Honeysuckle, is similar, in general appearance, to the last, but the leaves are smooth, and the berries are of a pale amber color. L. Ledebourii, the Californian Upright Honeysuckle, has golden berries, but I have not noticed, them in quantities sufficient to make much show.

23. Magnolia Umbrella, Or Tripetela

Rather a large tree than a shrub, but it has a tendency to throw up suckers or offsets, and form a thick bush. The color of the fruit varies very much in different plants, some individuals' bearing pale, nearly white fruit, while others present a rich crimson. In the latter state, it is very ornamental. Efforts should be made to propagate these scarlet fruited varieties, which can readily be done by grafting on the other strong growing kinds. Magnolia tripetela is of the easiest culture, growing well in any light, rich soil. Magnolia glauca, the Swamp Laurel, though the fruit is of the same green color as the leaves, is very handsome when the deep scarlet seeds appear as the seed-vessels burst open. It does best in a moist, rich soil, though it will succeed in quite dry situations, if not in absolute clay. Magnolias do not transplant well in the fall of the year, unless very early - say September. If the roots are kept from drying, and they are well watered at planting, they will succeed better in April or May than at any other period of the. year.

24. Mitchella Repens. The Partridge Berry

A well known, small, creeping plant, with evergreen leaves, and small crimson, holly-like berries, bearing them at all seasons, and chiefly through the winter. It only succeeds in shady places, growing around the bases of large trees, or creeping over rotten roots. There are few things handsomer of its class.

25. Mylocaryum Liguetrinum. The Buckwheat-Tree

I am now describing a shrub of which I know nothing practically. I can only say that it is one of the most beautiful of our native shrubs, grows naturally in Georgia and Florida, has been in cultivation by old Bartram, and found hardy in his time (although the " oldest; inhabitant" says they never had such winters as we have now a days) at Philadelphia, and that he who reintroduces it, will deserve well of his brethren.

26. Rhamnue. The Buckthorns

R. catharticus, the common Buckthorn, so very popular in some parts as a hedge plant, is well known in that capacity, bat few are aware of its highly ornamental appearance when suffered to grow as a specimen bush on the lawn. Its berries commence to ripen in September, and continue in succession till October. Birds are very fond of them, and take good care of their share. It is of the easiest culture, thriving anywhere, but in no situation so well as one that is fully exposed. Seeds grow very readily sown in either fail or spring. The R. Caroliniensis, Carolina Buckthorn, is a still handsomer species; the berries are larger, and more numerous, at first red, then changing to a shining black, remaining on till Christmas. (To be continued).