First, the old Salix Babylonica, or Weeping Willow, which may stand as the type of this class of trees; albeit we have such graceful things as the Cupressus funebris, the Deodar, the Hemlock Spruce, etc.; even the Birch, in some of its best humors, swells the list, which, if space would permit, might be enlarged with many a goodly candidate.

Who would refuse the Deodar and the Weeping Willow a place contiguous to water scenery ? The latter is so much at home in such a situation, that an ornamental piece of water in a pleasure ground is scarcely considered complete without it. Here previous associations and individual aptitude combine to press this time-honored tree on the notice of all lovers of the graceful.

Having thus given a hasty sketch of character in trees - a subject which, if done justice to, would fill a book - I may now be permitted to point to a few trees or shrubs, which, although possessing much character, may not fall in strictly with any of the classes here assumed.

Conifers in general: it is almost surperfluous to remark that they possess capabilities of giving quite a new tone to British scenery; not that they will by any means cause us to part with our majestic Oaks, our Beeches, etc. On the contrary, they will add power to existing groups of deciduous timber trees, by depth of contrast; and combine, as it were, the freshness of spring with the gloom of winter.

Among these the Deodar seems, by general consent, to occupy the very first place, :nown durable character of its timber. Another capital feature belongs to it: the tower of its leader to resist frost or cutting winds. No person, on first observing its graceful and delicate-looking leader, growing so late in the autumn, could suppose hat it could remain unscathed through a severe winter. It is, moreover, the most anageable Fir I have seen, as to habit; it would be easy to keep it in a dwarf tate for many years. It is thus adapted to rock-work, or other rustic affairs, where endent forms are employed. Next, the regal-looking Araucaria - a tree for palaces. ryptomeria, too, and the Douglas Pine; and then the genera Cephalotaxus, Liboce-tus, Juniperus, Taxodium, Cupressus, etc. What a rich group! Any painter who, y anticipation, could produce a landscape on canvas, such as will be obtained in Britain in some twenty or thirty years hence by the use of these fine things, .would erhaps give a greater impulse to planting than all the advertising of the tradesmen.

The selection of trees and shrubs possessing autumnal tints is by no means an nimportant part of the planter's business. When the gloom of winter threatens - hen the aspect of our gardens becomes totally changed by the general decadence of he floral tribes - then the bounteous hand of Providence, by a gracious compensa-Ion, " lights up " the woodland, the grove, and the shrubbery, by those delightfully arious and ever-changing tints which all who can appreciate the beauties of the land-cape so much admire.

This is a numerous section, and any one who would watch and carefully classify hem would do planters a real service. I may just observe, that the most glorious ints I am acquainted with are those of the Liquidamber, the old yellow Azalea, and am tempted to add, although somewhat out of place, the true West's St Peter's ine. The Oak family are not poor in these things; the old Merry tree is sometimes eautifully tinted; so is the Corylus atropurpureus, the Hippocastanum, and a host of thers, including pure yellows, as the Tulip tree, etc. To these may be added, for heir rich tints, our colored-stemmed shrubs, as some of the Dogwoods. The berried ace may also be glanced at. Foremost, the old Holly, associated in the mind with he Christmas festivities of centuries, and outdoors second to none in the richness of embellishments, or as shelter, whether in the shrubbery, the field, the park, or the rest. Next, the sombre Yew, with its funereal associations, combining massiveness, urability, and hardihood; the Arbutus, Juniper, Leycesteria, Snowberry, Ivy, Mahonia, he Garrya, Euonymus, etc.

The variegated section is by no means meagre or inapt for decorative purposes. faterials also for rock-work, or for imparting a wilderness character, undergrowths nd climbers; and lastly, as a consideration worthy the close attention of every one ngaged in ornamental gardening, our very early spring flowering shrubs or trees, and ur very late ones.

Among the former, I would point to the old snowy Mespilus, the Almond, Ribes, he Corchorus, Chimonanthus, Cydonia japonica, Mezereon, Cornelian Cherry, Weigelia, 'orsythia, etc. Among the latter, the old Althaea frutex, Erica herbacea, Clethra, Arbutus, Escallonias, Laurustine; and lastly, the old Glastonbury Thori egendaryame - and difficult it is to know whether to class this with the old y the new.

Sketchy as the present remarks necessarily are, as applied to a subject having such wide bearings, it may be seen by those unacquainted with our trees and shrubs, how rich England is in materials for decoration, at whatever period of the year, or whatever the style; and I may be allowed to express a hope, that all intent on beautifying their gardens, parks, etc., will take into consideration the propriety of paying a due regard to the habitudes and adaptabilities of trees and shrubs.