A new and very striking variety, with noble racemes of large flowers of pure white finely spotted with light rose and purple: extra.

Cereus Bonplandii

A large, high-flowering Cereus. Flowers which have lately expanded here measured twenty inches in diameter. It is a most attractive thing when in bloom, but remains in perfection only a few hours.

Cereus Lemairii (Lemaire's Cereus)

This is a native, probably, of Antigua. It is night-blooming and fragrant. Flower very large, being one foot long and nine inches across. The petals are white, and calyx yellow. It requires a stove, and blooms in June. (Botanical Magazine, t 4814).

A Chameleon Plant

A puzzle, says Land and Water, for horticulturists has been forwarded by the French Bishop of Canton to the Jardin d'Acclimatation in Paris, in the shape of a plant which is a conspicuous specimen of the wonderful art possessed by the Chinese of leading nature astray. Not content with improving on the human foot, and producing pollard oaks, apparently of hoary antiquity, in China bowls, they have succeeded in growing a plant which changes color three times a day.

Champion Moss Curled Parsley

THIs is a new variety, imported from England, and represented to be a very fine sort of curled parsley; by some described as being the perfection of a parsley far garnishing purposes, and not to be surpassed. 8

Champion Of England

Three to four feet. Vines strong; sets full. Pods large; eight to ten peas in each one of the very best.


Br. Brinckle': Fine on quince onseilier de La Cont. Mr. Wilder: A very good pear. Mr. Cabot: deserves to be advanced. Mr. Walker: Not sufficiently known; let it be where it is for the present.


The Southern Horticulturist is now changed from magazine to quarto form, its name to Swazey's Southern Gardener, and its price to two dollars per year.

Change By Cultivation

At the late meeting of the British Association, Dr. Lankester laid before the Society a report by Prof. Buckman "On the Growth of Plants," in which it was stated that the author was continuing his experiments on the influence of cultivation in altering the specific character of plants. Several instances were given in which the character of a plant was so much changed by culture as to lead to the supposition that certain forms which had hitherto been regarded as distinct species were only varieties.

Change Of Firm

The firm of Henderson & Fleming has been dissolved, and a new one has been formed of Peter Henderson & Co., admitting as partners, his son, Alfred Henderson and William Carson. The new location is at 35 Courtlandt street, New York. The younger members of the firm start under excellent auspices, having so excellent and well known a pilot at their front as Peter Henderson. The new location is very convenient to visitors from New Jersey; and, in fact, easily reached from all. parts of the city.

Change Of Firm #1

C. L. Allen has retired from the seed business of the firm of G. L. Allen & Go., located at 76 Fulton street, Brooklyn, N. Y., and is now engaged only as a grower of bulbs, plants, and seeds upon his farm, at Queens, L. I.

He is succeeded by Moses S. Beach & Son, who still continue the firm name of of C. L. Allen & Co., at the same place in Brooklyn.