I have cultivated them in a light sand, a sandy loam, both of moderate fertility, and in moist rich sand. I prefer the former, because it secures a slower growth and results in the earlier formation of tubers, and of course in a more perfect maturity than either of the others ground. Perhaps it still more resembles wild Buckwheat, though its leaf is larger and a yellower green. The vines often make eight feet in length in a rich and moist soil, though usually four feet is as long as is desirable. In rich soil and moist weather they frequently throw down roots at intervals along the vines, which produce tubers at these points, and so fill the whole soil with tubers. This, however, is not desirable, as these scattering tubers are usually very imperfectly ripened. The tubers almost always stand up lengthwise in the soil, instead of lying horizontally, as in the case of the common Potato.

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Your strong limestone clay will be excellent for all the more important nursery trees. Work it deeply - thoroughly.

Will you please inform me if any varieties of the Calycanthus has wood, leaves, and fruit, sweet-scented? If not, is the Cornelian Cherry (Cornus muscula) so? There is a shrub in the woods here, answering the description of Cornelian Cherry (which is considered to be a native of Europe), but sweet-scented wood and fruit The fruit is an oval scarlet berry, about the size of a Cherry. I would also ask if you are acquainted with a variety of the Tamarack having bright orange flowers, foliage bright pea green, and much longer than the red-flowered variety.

Would it not be serving the end of horticulture, or at least arboriculture, If Michava's American sylva could be published in monthly numbers at two dollars each, so that it might come within the reach of all? Many who would endeavor to pay two dollars a month for such a work, could ill spare twenty-four dollars or forty-flve dollars at once. S. A. G. - Gult, C W.

The Calycanthus has spicy wood, but we suspect that the shrub you refer to is a species of Laurus, perhaps benzoin, closely related to the Sassafras.

WHAT is the value of the Paris or Fontenay Quince stock, found in the late catalogue of ANDER LEROY, as compared with the Angers Quince ? (1)

A Lawrence on Quince, received three years ago, has made very little growth - merely lived indeed - while Paradise d'Aulomne (double-worked), Tyson, Louise Bonne de Jersey, Grey Doyenne, Ac, have grown finely in the same garden. Is the former incorrect, or on the wrong stock, or what can be the matter with it ? B. - Perry County, Ohio. (2)

(1.) We consider the Part's or Fontenay Quince as good a stock for the Pear as the Angers, It does not grow quite so late in the season, but is more hardy.

(2.) Your Lawrence is very likely correct; for, although it succeeds pretty well on the Quince, a single specimen might get stunted, just as trees will occasionally on any stock.

Will you be kind enough to inform me how Raspberries are prorogated by cuttings of the roots? When should these cuttings be taken? How long, and how thick? When and how should they be planted and cultivated? I have looked in vain through all the books and periodicals, to find the details of the operation, and now take the privilege of a subscriber, to ask you. D. Lest Shiblds. - Seacickly Bottom, Alleghany Co,, Penn.

If you will examine the roots of Raspberries, you will find on them numerous buds or eyes; and every piece of root, if but an inch long, having an eye, will make a plant. Besides these conspicuous eyes, there are others in a latent state that will push if the roots are placed in a slight bottom heat. The cuttings may either be planted in pots or boxes of light sandy soil, and placed in a cool green-house, or a mild hot-bed; or they may be planted in the open ground in spring. A little bottom heat will cause may eyes to push that will lie dormant in the open ground.

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An English paper says: "The whole process of cultivating the soil, in England, is undergoing such progressive changes by the introduction of artificial manure, the use of improved implements, and the increasing substitution of steam for manual labor, as to amount to a revolution." A Large Flock. - Mr. McConnell, of Sangamon County, Illinois, has the largest flock of sheep in the United States. It numbers 21,000, and all of the choicest merinoes. Pears - We have on our table some fine pears from our neighbor, P. R. Freas, Esq., Editor of the Germantown Telegraph, which mark his very successful culture. The Beurre Sieulle, a fruit little spoken of at our pomological conventions, is one of the best, a thrifty grower, and produces abundantly - generally more than should be permitted to remain on. A single tree yielded a fall bushel; it is not an early bearer, but, in Mr. Freas's garden, since it commenced, it has invariably borne a full crop every year. It is a very handsome pear, continuing yellow a considerable time before it should be eaten, and it should never be eaten till quite soft. Fruit, of medium size, roundish, flattened. Skin, pale yellow, with a little red on the sunny side. Stalky an inch and a quarter long, set in a cavity. Calyx, closed, basin scarcely at all sunken.

Flesh, buttery, melting, rich, and very good. Ripe in October.

Mr. Freas's Columbia, Vicar of Winkfleld, and Easter Beurre, are highly creditable specimens.