Chiswick Exhibition

All our readers who remember the splendors of the Chiswick Horticultural Exhibitions, near London, will regret to hear they have been given up as unprofitable, nay, a serious loss. They will be superseded by the system of enlarged exhibitions in London, as of old. The cheerful music, the gay and well-dressed throng of visitors, the beauty of the gardens, the fruit, and the flowers, united to the pleasures of the promenade in the fresh air (when it did not rain!), were beyond description.

Peter Collinson and Brown, the landscape gardener, were frequently brought together; the first had the newest American trees from our Bartram, which, of course, were in demand by Brown. The latter used to relate a characteristic request to Lord Bute from Peter: - -

"If a hare should chance to stray, Ticket his feet and send this way".

To which his lordship replied: -

"A hare I have found, and ticketed his feet To Peter Collinson, of Gracechurch Street".

Choice Summer Pears

W. G. Barry furnishes the following notes on Summer Pears to the American Rural Home, He advises the cultivation of more very early sorts, as the medium ripening varieties are marketed when prices are very low, a few sorts ripening before the great bulk of fruit, or after it, will bring a much better price.

Choosing Dwarf Pears

In choosing Dwarf Pears, select those that have been budded close to the ground, as when they are replanted, the stocks should be burried an inch below the pear scion, which prevents the attacks of the quince borer. If a long stem has to be buried, the usual consequences of deep planting result, and do as much injury as the quince borer. Also in choosing, select, if possible, plants that have been raised from cuttings, for layered stocks have always a long deep tap-looking root, on which dwarf pears do not do well. If we have to use such dwarf pear trees, better shorten some of the long trunk root before planting. Never plant what appears to be the stem of a tree far beneath the surface, under any circumstances, for disease will be most probably an ultimate consequence. - Gardener's Monthly.

Chorlton's Grape Growers' Guide

Mr. Saxton, of New York, is enriching the literature and practice of gardening and fruit growing, with a collection of hand-books, in many of which he is very happy in his authors. Among the best is "The American Grape Growers' Guide, intended especially for the American Climate."The whole story is here told accurately, no less than scientifically. There seems to be a great deal to learn, but when the subject is once understood, grape growing is a more simple business than would at first appear, and in Mr. Chorlton's work the information may be obtained. It is most particularly devoted to the grape-house, though the vineyard is also treated of. We wish we had space in this number for extracts.

The Christian Lawyer

Being a Portraiture of the Life and Character of William GEORGE Babul Urns. Woe, $1 00.

This is a well-written memoir, and deserves to be generally read. A good holiday gift-book for our legal friends.