Editor of the Horticulturist.-DEAR SIR: In a late number, yon refer to this fine collection, and, after naming some of the principal, inquire "who will be the first to advertise these in America?"

I have a suspicion that many, of these are already amongst us. Of those yon name, I have certainly seen Catalpa Rumpferii in some catalogue, and I have now before me a catalogue of one of your own neighboring nurserymen, that contains Tecoma Thunbergii, and, for a new plant, at the low price of seventy-five cents.

But you will say, why not advertise them? I will tell you, my dear sir, as I have had a little experience in that line myself. Our friends won't buy new plants of us. Believe me, the few of those who care for new plants, do not wish for them through a love for a beautiful rarity so much as for the false pride of possessing something no one else has in the country. If a nurseryman gets it, its charm is gone at once. . Therefore, European nurserymen get whatever patronage is to be bestowed in this line, to our detriment. A respectable Philadelphia nurseryman, and who, in spite of all lack of encouragement, yet for his own gratification, has probably imported more new plants than any other man in the States, once told me that he had given up advertising new plants, as he never got any return for the expense.

If one-half of those who now import new plants direct from Europe, would give us any " chance," you would soon see "what yon should see" in the way of advertising new things.

Soja japonica, or Hispida, the true Soy plant, has been, amongst us for three or four years, having been distributed by Mr. Ernst, and the Cincinnati Horticultural Society, under the name of Japan Pea (not the Japan Pea of last year, distributed by the Patent Office).

Truly yours, An Eastern Nurseryman.