Fine specimens of this apple, known in Ohio, where it originated, with another kind we do not know, have been sent us by Mr. James S. Lippincott, of Haddon Lodge, near Haddonfield N. J. The Stanley's Early may safely be added to any catalogue as "exoellent." Mr. L.'s complimentary letter is appreciated.

Auburn, N. Y. Mr. Jay Smith: Will you please confer a invar on numerous readers of your publication, by giving, in your next number a description of the manner of making cold frames, to be used for the purpose of preserving cabbage, cauliflower, and other plants, through the winter? And also; whether you think that tomato and pepper plants could be preserved in the same way - that is, in sold frames?

Truly, WM. A. Bartlefer.

A few boards, nailed together, of any required length, and about five feet wide, will make a convenient frame, the back being about eighteen inches high, and the front nine. Shutters to cover them may be of half-inch boards, nailed together so as to be about three feet wide. They may be kept entirely covered in frosty weather, lifting or taking them off on fine days. The sides of the frame may be hotter protected with a bank of soil*. Tomatoes and peppers cannot be preserved in cold frames.


J. Jay Surra: Please answer the following inquiries. Allow me to say, that your magazine is a rery welcome visitor here. Though my conservation was slightly disturbed by the change of editors, I was soon perfectly satisfied.

What are the relative merits of the Manetti, Michigan, and Boursstt Roses as stocks, on which to bud the Hybrid Perpetuals? (1).

Would it do to take cuttings, in November or December, from strong Manetti stocks, budded this fall? (2).

Is it a good practice, in-light soils or any soil, to earth-up young trees in the beds - say in November, so as to cover the bud during winter? (3).

Where can Mr. Coxe's book on Fruits be Obtained, and at what price? (4).

Very respectfully, R. J. Black.

(1.) They all make good stocks. We prefer them in the order named; besides, the Manetti is more easily raised.

(2.) Cuttings will do well as late as November, but better in October.

(3.) Yes.

(4) Coze's book on Fruits can only be obtained at second-hand book-stores, suctions, etc. It is out of print.

The Massachusetts Horticultural Society held an exhibition at Music Hall,, the middle of last month, which gave great satisfaction to its numerous attendants, and a large amount of prizes was distributed; one of forty dollars, to Miss Ellen M. Harris, for the best floral design. . The evening exhibitions were highly successful; the galleries crowded by ladies looking at the fruits and flowers, and listening to the Germania Band. Admiration seams to have been the order of the day from all who witnessed this display of a most enterprising and knowing Society.