Gynerium Argenteum

I have seen a plant of this magnificent grass growing on the banks of the Dargle river, which blossomed this season, throwing up 47 stems not less than 20 feet high; the plant measured 9 feet in circumference. Many who came to feast their eyes on the beauties of the Dargle were struck with its picturesque appearance, and were surprised that it had so long escaped the notice of botanists. Many will be desirous to see it next season, for I am sure it will be an object of great curiosity. - T. D. H.t in Gardeners* Chronicle.

H. Beardsley, Ohio

The grafting of the grape vine as described in April, may be done when the sap is in motion. If the root slows a disposition to bleed, grafting cement must be used, so late as the time of letting the fruit; it is successful, if the graft has been kept in a dormant state.

H. S. Bolton

We must refer you to the hand-book on cranberry culture, published in New York.

Habbothamncs Elegans

We must commend this showy and beautiful summer blooming plant, to the attention of our floricultural readers. It is a native of Mexico, and though as yet only kept in green-houses in winter, it is likely to prove hardy at the root if covered with a foot or two of leaves and litter at the approach of winter. Young plants a foot or two high, turned out into a rich deep border, will grow three or four feet high during the summer, and luxuriant growth, and the ends of all the young shoots are loaded with clusters of trumpet or tuber-shaped blossoms, of the finest lake or dark carmine color. Altogether, it may be looked upon as a decided acquisition.

This species of Habrothamnus has only lately been introduced into this country, but it is easily propagated from cuttings, like all the cestracea - to which natural family it belongs. Young plants in pots, may be had of Messrs. Buist, of Philadelphia, and Messrs. Hogg or Thorburn, of New-York.

Habenaria Fimbriata, (Fringed Orchis.)

A little later than the lilies, appears in the same situation, this most beautiful species of the Orchis family. Its dense spike of curiously formed purple flowers, ever renders it interesting.

Leptandra virginica. In the borders of that hedge, now may be seen shooting up, the tall spikes of the Leptandra, covered with its pretty white flowers.

Rudbeckia vacciniata. Accompanying it, or among the wild vegetation on the banks of some stream, is found the Rudbeckia, its tall branching stalks, terminated by its large yellow petals, making a very showy appearance.


The Old Hemisphere.

Habitat #1

The New World.

Habrothamnus Aurantiacus. Regel

' This belongs to a sub-genus of Cestrum, and it is sometimes called Cestrum Aurantiacnm. This elegant species flowered first in the garden of Rurich, about 1850; its origin Guatemala; its color suffices to.distinguish it from the other species of Habrothamnus, and especially EL elegans. It is a valuable addition to our greenhouse shrubs. - Ibid.

* See Frontispiece.