Being afflicted with deep horticultural propensities, I have, as a matter of course, been led to "try all things, and prove all things," in the true horticultural sense of the quotation. I was exceedingly desirous of obtaining a large quantity of the Pyrus Japonica, for the purpose of using it for a division hedge. I tried various modes of propagation. Firstly, by grafting on the stock and on the root; by layers, which seldom took root; by cuttings of the roots, which method did pretty well. But not being satisfied, I made another experiment, which resulted in complete success.

Having had occasion to move two large plants of the scarlet variety, and one of the white, I the tops of my beautiful bushes lying on the ground, my propensity seized me, and I could not consent to throw away the trimmings without an effort to save them.

So down I sat, on the edge of the border, and after cutting off all the lost year's growth, I placed them in a warm, rich soil; but I confess, without faith , even to the extent of a hundredth part of a grain of "mustard seed."

There I left them, for weal or for woe, exposed to the full blaze of almost a summer's sun. I passed by the spot every day for a week, and each time thought how many fruitless experiments I had made, and this very one likely to be another of them. Several weeks passed away, when I thought I would visit my cuttings, and to my utter astonishment, every one of them had grown, and made nice plants by autumn! This is a horticultural fact.

I have a few now on hand, which I would gladly present for the benefit of some one, who may be even now, as verdant in these matters as I was. previous to my sufferings. Thy sincere friend. E. S. Hillside, Cayuga Co., N. Y., 3d mo., 3d, 1851.

[We thank our fair correspondent for her useful notice, and shall be glad to hear from her again. Her postscript, in which she frankly owns herself "a real live-woman horticulturist," pleases us still more. When American women know their gardens in this way - by actually shaking hands with garden tools, daily - then they will begin to enjoy them in right earnest. Ed.] Camellias in Rooms. - I have tried for two years to bloom Camellias, but without success. I have Elegans, Donkelarii, Variegata, Candi-dissima, Derbyana, Florida, Tricolor, and Im-bricata. During the first year, I had them in my sitting room, enclosed in a glass case, which was aired every day. The room was warmed by a furnace, supplied with air from without the house. The thermometer in the room, ranged from 60° to 70°. In the case, it was much lower. They were frequently syringed above and beneath the leaves, and occasionally wiped with a wet sponge. The second year, they have been kept in a closet, adjoining my counting-room. The closet has a large window looking south, and receives its heat from the counting-room, which is itself heated by steam pipes. The thermometer in the main room ranges from 60° to 70°, and in the closet, will be 10° lower.

The plants were kept back from the window and in the shade. The window is opened for fresh air, whenever the weather will permit - and I have a tub filled with water, warmed by a steam pipe, whenever used for watering the plants, or to make the air of the closet of a proper degree of moisture. The closet is 12 feet by 6, and 11 feet high. During the summer, the plants were kept out of doors, and in the shade. I get buds, which swell and promise, and show the tip of the beautiful petals within, and then become "done brown," drop and perish. What is the matter? Tours, A Floral Enthusiast. Lawrence, Massa-chutetts, March 10, 1851.

[The Camellia is one of the worst plants for close rooms, as it wants a great deal of air, and a very uniform atmosphere, to bloom freely. If you can contrive to ventilate your room or plant-closet so as to have a stream of pure fresh air (warmed of course) pass through it, we think the flowers will open well. Ed.]