In our account of the April exhibition of the Brooklyn Horticultural Society, we spoke of a Viburnum nitidum, shown by Mr. Menand, as being a " splendid plant." Our artist, Mr. Hochstein, being present, we requested him to make a drawing of it, which we now give to our readers. We applied to Mr. Menand for the age of the plant, telling him of our purpose to "do it up," and his reply rather surprised us: "The knowing ones' would only laugh at you and me if we should say anything about such an old plant." We have a better opinion of them; and we only mention the circumstance to say, that if there are any among the "knowing ones" so ill-mannered, we can promise to keep them "on the grin" till they get tired of it. The plant is an old one, undoubtedly, but such specimens are as rare as the plant is common. We present it as a specimen of skillful and judicious culture, and as such valuable to our young readers as a standard to which they can direct their best efforts. The present specimen is about fifteen years old.

VIBURNUM NITIDUM.

VIBURNUM NITIDUM.

The naked stalk is about four feet high; the whole plant about nine feet high. The head of the plant is over twenty-two feet in circumference, very symmetrically formed, and at the time we saw it was well covered with bloom. The natural size of the leaf and flower is shown in the engraving. The plant is now the property of Charles Durant, Esq., of Brooklyn, having been purchased by him at the close of the exhibition. We commend it to the notice of our young friends as a good example of what can be done, and hereafter we shall tell them how to do it It may probably enlighten some of them a little to say, that the Viburnum nitidum is the shining-leafed Lau-rustinus, a great favorite with the ladies, and deservedly so.