Mr. Meehan, the editor of the Gardener's s Monthly, has on his grounds peach trees, the foliage of which is a very rich crimson red. The fruit is not equal to that of some of the best varieties.

The Gardener's Monthly illustrates and describes this new peach with ornamental foliage. An account is given of its origin worthy of the days of Mythology. " The variety was found on the battle field of Fort Donelson, in Kentucky, and the Southern papers tell that a Southern general, wounded to death, sucked the juice of a peach, and threw the stone into the little pool of his blood by the side of him, from which sprang this tree with blood-like leaves." Mr. Berckinans, in the Rural Carolinian thus describes it. "In the early portion of the year, its foliage is of a deep blood-red color, but gradually fades as the weather becomes warmer, when it assumes a dull green appearance. Fruit 'medium, slightly oblong, somewhat flattened; skin white, with a pale red wart, and a few pale red spots or stripes; flesh white, juicy, well-flavored; clingstone; ripens beginning to middle of August. We would class it as very good in flavor, but deficient in size." The Gardener's Monthly says it ripens in Philadelphia the last of September, and that when making second growth in August, the leaves are nearly as brilliant as in spring.

This may prove an acquisition for the lawn.