Mr. Editor, - I am so delighted with a new case, combining the Wardian and Waltonian plans, that I send you the result. The frame is about five feet long, by thirty-two inches wide; as wide as will enter a common door. The woodwork, of black walnut, is six inches deep, and lined with zinc up to the sash, which fits tightly down to the frame. The glass is 30x32, two plates on a side, and one on each end. The roof slants up from all sides at an angle of about 145°, and meets a smaller plate which covers the center. The sash is strong, and of black walnut. A dais one third the width of the case runs lengthwise through the centre as high as the wood work; that is, six inches. This also is covered with zinc. The bottom of the case under this dais has a hole six inches in diameter, over which a small tin boiler fits into a rim. The rim is to prevent any leakage upon the floor. It is soldered on around the hole. The boiler holds about a gallon, and is connected by a tube with the outside. All this is concealed by the dais, except a small hole, to which I attach a bent tunnel when necessary to connect with the tube, and thus fill the boiler. Remove the funnel, and you only observe a small orifice. The whole may then be warmed by a lamp set under the boiler.

This will not be necessary, except on very cold nights or very damp days. The case is raised on turned legs as high as the window seat, so as to obtain full light. Hooks are attached to the roof frame, on which small shelves or hanging baskets may be suspended. The bottom is filled with sawdust on each side the dais, into which the pots are plunged.

The case stands so that each end is exposed to a south window. A west window also looks directly at one end. Those three windows give an abundance of light and sun. The sun will raise the temperature quickly to 80°. Without artificial heat, the thermometer suspended within seldom sinks below 50°, except damp days. Each end is a door, by which the heat and moisture may be modified. I will tell you what plants the case contains, and then the effect on each. A Calathea zebrina; several Fuchsias, among which Madame Cornelison, Sir Colin Campbell, Rose of Castile, Schiller, Lord Elcho, Governor General, do best; Caladium tricolor; Begonias Splendida Argenta, Roi Leopold, Madame Alward, Madame Stuart Low, Queen of England, Manicata, Humboldtii, Coy's Victoria, Splendida, Ricinafolia, etc.; Cissus discolor; Diefenbachia picta; Far-fugium grande; Heliotropes; Camellias in variety; Salvia splendens; winter flowering Carnations, Cinerarias, Stocks, Pelargoniums, etc.

The Begonias are plunged where the sun will not often touch them; so with other plants that love the shade. At the ends, where I can easily air them, and they will receive more light, are placed the Pelargoniums, Camellias, Fuchsias. The case affords a rare chance for propagating by cuttings, for germinating tropical seeds, etc. The Fuchsias needed acclimating; but all the other plants took to the case readily. The Fuchsias are now in fine order. Madame C. is in gorgeous bloom. Cuttings apt to damp off, placed by one of the doors, and not often supplied with water, work well. I apply water mostly to the plunging medium, the sawdust The sun lifts it, and after lining the glass with moisture, feeds the leaves gently, and distributes the water by a natural plan. However, I attend to it that water lovers shall have their full feast; and others tinctured with hydrophobia can set near the door, and not receive even the average supply. Verbenas will not thrive in such a case with even extra care. The India Rubber Plant adds a rich green to the collection, and by cutting back can be kept within bounds. Cannas also thrive well. The capacity of such a case is beyond expectations; but the plants must be arranged so that the leaves shall not touch each other more than can be avoided.

A skillful arrangement will enable one to stow in a very numerous collection.

The beauty of the case can not be exaggerated. Its refreshing colors in winter are delightful. You can thus raise Camellias and other plants, and bloom them, while in a common sitting room they lose their buds. The case is a little world by itself. Up goes the moisture to meet the sun; but, stopped by the glass, comes down in a miniature rain storm. Dust, that chokes the delicate creatures in an open room, is here debarred. If kept wholly closed, no water need be put in the case oftener than once a month; but this is not advisable. The case had better be aired; then a little too much moisture may work irreparable mischief. I prefer to let the case at times lose quite a large portion of its water, and then refresh; but never have a draft running through. All decaying leaves should be at once removed, as they are both poisonous and unclean. One rotting Begonia leaf may spread contagion to several.

The cost of the case was about thirty-five dollars. One with smaller panes of glass, having always the length of the case about double the width, could be built for a very much less sum, and be more convenient in most rooms. Mine is set on heavy castors, but can not be readily moved for fear of strain on the glass; a smaller case would obviate this difficulty where it is desired to move the case. It would detract from the beauty, but add to the safety, to have each pane of glass half the width, and more sash. Of course the old plan of planting permanently in these cases is not advisable. Better by far for taste and convenience set in pots. Begonia leaves root readily set on a swinging shelf. Winter flowering bulbs do finely. Ferns fairly revel in the moist purity.

The beauty and freshness of foliage are not the least of the recommendations, but above all things the neatness attendant on confining our room plants to an in-closure is most desirable. The care of their culture is much lessened. No one who loves plants, and realizes their refining power in a family, should be without such a case. It would furnish a minister with illustrations from Nature, and almost make a poet of any one. There is no other way of visiting the tropics, and yet.

It still in one's study. Brazil, Mexico, the Cape, and India here mingle their Fragrance and combine their loveliness. It lifts one's thoughts as well as his heart to the Deviser and Source of Beauty as well as Truth.

"For the dear God who made us, He made and loveth all".

[Your style would have discovered your stains, if you had not told us; for o one but a delighted enthusiast could write in such a happy vein. We wish here were more like you who would put their pens to paper, and lay open to thers the sources of their enjoyment. The leaven of selfishness is so thoroughly ermeating, that many men, even after they have thrown off the "old man" and ut on the "new," still remain unaccountably selfish even in their pleasures. We love a man who has a soul big enough to share his joys with his fellow-man. We believe, however, that there is something in a true love of flowers that neu-tralizes the selfishness of man's nature; and hence "An Enthusiast," and others like him, when they discover some new source of pleasure, straightway invite their neighbors to share it with them, while it is still fresh. In this spirit "An En-nusiast" has written of his Waltonian case, and we thank him for it in behalf of our readers. They can not fail to be benefited by it. Those who grow parlor plants, and have not a Waltonian case, should not fail to get one, however small, it be only to grow a few ferns in. They will find it a source of pleasure as aried as it is inexhaustible.

The information given by "An Enthusiast" will enable them to construct a very good one, if they can not purchase one ready lade, which is not easy, except in a few of our large cities. We will state here, or the information of our readers, and in answer to inquiries, that Mr. C. B. Miller, of New York, keeps on hand a variety of styles and sizes of the Walton-m case. There are some features about the one described above which we like very much, and we can imagine how very beautiful it must look filled with such choice assortment of plants. The advantages of the Waltonian case are well escribed; the beautiful effect of the plants grown in it can not well be exaggera-ed. Do by all means let us hear from you again soon. - ED].