For avenue planting, those two near relatives, the cucumber tree (Magnolia acuminata) and the tulip tree (Liriodendron tulipifera), combine many excellent qualities. They are rapid growers, beautiful in foliage or flower, of perfect form; hardy, excepting in the extreme North, not particular about soil or situation, and comparatively free from insects and diseases. They are readily grown from seeds, gathered and sown at once in the autumn, or, as some prefer, preserved moist until spring. When two years old, they are generally sufficiently large to plant out with a protection, or if intended for the street, they may be cultivated in nursery rows for three or four years, until they are tall enough to be beyond the reach of animals. A long line of either of these trees forms a magnificent sight when in bloom, and for shade, combined with beauty, will satisfy the most fastidious. One of the greatest mistakes in street planting is the selection of an improper kind - for instance, a first-class tree, such as we have named, for a narrow street, and a small, slow-growing species for a wide avenue.

Each are equally out of place, and never look appropriate, no matter how handsome the individual specimens may be.- N. Y. Tribune.

Raman Hyacinths are among the newly imported plants displayed in greenhouses. They are natives of France, are both white and blue, and very fragrant.