A friend writes us that recently, at the gardens of Messrs. Ellwanger & Barry, Rochester, N. Y., he saw a seedling mountain ash of their growing, with leaves of a silknowledge of farming may have been, although it would be strange if a boy brought up as Scott was in :the south of Scotland could have been ignorant of farming. On the whole we are satisfied that the criticism which we have quoted is one "of which no apt farmer could have been guilty."

* Strong, in his work on Grape Culture, quotes Haraszthy's translation without acknowledgment, and foils into the error of stating the potash at 1.291 per cent. Authors that copy at second-hand are very apt to fall into mistakes of this kind.

Very character on their edges and occasionally mottled over and through them, a novelty of great beauty and attraction* Messrs. Ellwanger & Barry have been long known as propagators of rare and choice trees, and as originators of many new ones'. During the past two years, we believe Mr. Ellwanger passed most of his time in the gardens of the Old Country, examining and purchasing everything desirable. We wish he would write us a little account of the many new things he saw and procured, especially those trees of variegated and . colored fohage.