The old adage that, " where there is a will, there is a way," experience has repeatedly convinced me admits of exemplification, in few pursuits to a greater extent, than in that of gardening. Being passionately fond of everything like a fruit or a flower, the contrivances that I resorted to frequently in early life to indulge my inclinations in these particulars, before I had the conveniences for their cultivation which subsequently were at my disposal, have satisfied me, that the true enjoyment of a taste for horticulture, may be had with a little reflection and ingenuity, at a far less cost than the world in general suppose to be indispensible for its gratification.

My object in this paper in alluding to this subject, is to induce a recurrence to it by others; in order that many of them who may not happen to care about tomatoes, may by reading my observations, be led to experiment upon the application of simple means within their reach, to the growth of other things, whether fruit or flowers, which, from want of reflection on the subject, they may at present suppose those means to be wholly inadequate to effect, when, in reality, it is only the idea, which they have need of to enable them to apply them profitably.

My house is in the midst of the city of New-York, near Union Park; and surrounded therefore by other houses. My yard at the back of it, is possibly some thirty feet by twenty, with narrow borders round it, and grass in the centre. The white boards which form the fence round it, and the glare of the summer sun upon them, are not agreeable to my eye; and in the spring of the year I was debating with myself how I could cover them most expeditiously. How, of all things, tomatoes came into my head I know not, but the notion struck me that tomatoes would do very well against the white boards and would at least afford something green to look upon, which would at all events be an improvement upon the then existing state of things. This was about the middle of May, when tomato plants should be ready for planting out; however, I got some seed and sowed it in a pot, which I put in a green-house, and my plants in a few days made their :appearance. However, in the last week of May, I accidentally met with some tomato plants, and being impatient I bought a few, for a shilling a dozen, and planted them out against the fence at the distance of about three feet apart.

I should mention that the earth in the borders was of the commonest description, little better than sand and rubbish; and I therefore put about half a hat full of half decayed stable manure at the roots of each plant as I put it in. The plants made little progress for a fortnight, when they commenced growing rapidly. They were about a foot high, and not very strong plants, and I placed them about six inches deep in the ground.

As soon as they had made a growth a foot long, I drove small nails in the fence at distances two feet apart, and- taking a long piece of string, and commencing at one end of the yard, I passed it over the plants about three inches below their tops, winding the string round each nail as I came to it; and by this means the plants were in five minutes secured against the boards. In another week or ten days, so rapid was their growth, it became necessary to perform this operation of string tying again, at a greater height; and by-end-bye the same thing was repeated more than once, until the tomatoes reached the top of the fence, to which they then formed, as they at this moment continue to do, a a beautiful verdant frieze, as though they were planted on the top of it; whilst the whole way up the fence is covered by the foliage, with which the stems of the plants are well furnished from the ground; and till the frost arrives my eyes are saved from the white-washy appearance which during the summer months is to me particularly disagreeable. So far as regards ornament. But this is not all.

Tomatoes are very good things, at least I think so; and judging by the quantities which I see in the markets here, my taste in that particular appears to be participated in, by a very numerous body of my fellow citizens. Now from my yard fences, for many weeks past, my table has- been liberally supplied with tomatoes, and the plants are still covered with them, as fine in size and in flavor as I ever tasted, notwithstanding they have been grown thus carelessly in a city house yard. The fence is from seven to eight feet high, and as of course the different sides of the yard present different aspects, the fruit has taken a greater or less time to ripen, according to the quantity of sun; and as this has applied equally to the earliest produced • on the plants, as well as to the succeeding crops, there has been a continued succession of tomatoes ripening throughout the summer.

Let any one ask himself, is not this worth the trouble? What is the trouble, the planting two or three dozen plants which does not take one hour, and the tying them up against the fence three or four times during the season, which does not take one hour altogether. And what is the expense? Six pennyworth of seed if you raise the plant yourself; or two or three shillings worth if you do not want that trouble. Many families pay more than that every week for tomatoes; when on the above plan they may supply themselves throughout the season. If half the people in New York act upon these suggestions they will grow more tomatoes than are now brought into their markets all the year.

I should mention that although I planted out the purchased plants, Iput out by way of experiment, half a dozen of those I sowed in May, when they were six inches high or so, and although they were some weeks later than the others, I am now gathering equally good fruit from them.

There is no reason whatever why the yards, (for they cannot with much propriety be dignified with the name of garden plots,) in many of our cities should not be made available either for ornament or usefulness. Amongst flowers,* the numerous climbing plants would any of them take off the naked appearance they now almost uniformly present, and amongst vegetables any of the running beans would be better than doing nothing with them. But taking into account the red spider and some other equally "kind friends," who take an interest in gardening pursuits, I doubt whether my tomato idea will not be be found as good a one as many others; that they will succeed I can from experience testify. An Amateur.