G. C. Thorbubn's New Plants

We noticed the spring Catalogue for 1856, issued by Mr. G. C. Thorburn, of Newark, N. J., lately, and had the pleasure of unpacking a box of his varieties, the. other day, which promise to add lustre of no common kind to our summer greenhouse and bedding-out plants.

Among them we notice, with particular favor: -


A delicate and distinct variety of a beautiful creamy white blotched with carmine: extra.

The Gallop

In galloping, the horse adopts three different methods of using its organs of locomotion, which are distinguished by the number and the order in which the feet reach the ground.

Galphimia Glauca

Sent first from Mexico by Mr. Hartweg in 1837.

A beautiful shrub, easily kept in the form of a bush. The leaves are a deep bluish-green, ovate, obtuse, glaucous on the under side, and furnished with a pair of glands on the edge near the base. The flowers, which are golden yellow, appear in- close terminal racemes, between three and four inches long in strong plants. Each has five distinct petals, with almost exactly the form of a trowel.

It is a very desirable species, as it flowers during the latter part of the autumn. - Horticultural Society's Journal.

Ganargua Raspberry

Knowing that you like to hear about all new things that promise well, I write you about the so-called "Hybrid Raspberry Ganargua." I called at the farm of the introducer yesterday, and saw two acres set last season - they are bearing two-thirds of a crop this season, and from one picking earlier than the Thornless - fully as large as Miami, of good fair quality for a red berry - firm and fully equal to or superior in productiveness to our best Black Caps - very strong grower and as they propagate from the tips, it promises to be a profitable and popular market berry. J. B. Jones.

The Gaper

We make the following extract of a letter from a correspondent of the Patent Office, dated Washita parish, Louisiana, giving a short account of the culture of this product in Louisiana. - Washington Union.

"Among other valuable plants of Europe which I have attempted to introduce into this State is the caper, (capparis spinosa.) From some roots which I obtained from Marseilles, I raised two crops of buds (capers) equal to any I had ever seen in Italy. I lost the plants by frost, being absent during the winter, when proper care should have been taken to cover the roots with earth. I would remark, that three years ago I received some caper seed from Naples, which did not germinate, owing, as I think, to packing them in air tight vessels".

* See Nttttaft North American Sylva, vol. 3.

Garden Chairs

AT first glance the chairs in the accompanying illustration seem to be carelessly placed around a small centre table, as though left for a moment by the occupants ; yet on close examination it will be seen they are all securely fastened to the pedestal of the table, and all really are joined together to form one piece of furniture. This style of garden chair was exhibited in Paris, France, and at Oxford, England, last year, and is known as the Triclininium.