Japan Quince (Pyrus Japonica)

This beautiful plant grows very readily from cuttings, and forms a superb hedge. Mr. Reid exhibits about four hundred feet of it in the highest perfection, a portion of it well grown about four feet high; it forms not only one of the most beautiful flowering hedges, (there being very few hedge plants that flower when cut,) but it is also one of the most valuable and close defences of any plant yet tried. Interspersed with a few running roses, such as the Multiflora or Prairie, it will produce the most ornamental of screens. No one who has not seen it can properly estimate its great value.

Beech, Hornbeam, and Hawthorn hedges may also be seen at Mr. Reid's in a highly ornamental state, and each of these plants is deserving of attention. The French employ them, as well as the Elm with great effect.

The Japanese Apple

A correspondent writes The Tribune as follows: The Pyrus Malus floribunda is a very beautiful shrub when in bloom, and is covered with an extraordinary profusion of flowers. It has been flourishing in this country for the past two years, giving entire satisfaction in every way. All such additions to our list of hardy shrubs, combining all the requisites for general cultivation, should receive the notice that their merits deserve. A strong plant in the writer's collection, now just going out of bloom, has been one of the chief points of attraction to all visitors for the past two or three weeks.

The Japanese Privet

A correspondent of the Gardener's Chronicle asks the question why do we not more often see the Japanese privet, Ligustrum Japonicum, planted in our shrubberies? "It is, in my opinion, one of the most useful shrubs in cultivation, for it will do well either nailed against a wall as a climber, or planted among other shrubs, and will make itself at home in any situation. It has also the advantage of being an evergreen, and of having very pretty foliage, while the growth of the tree is compact and shapely. It ought to be planted in every shrubbery border."

The Jardin Dee Plantes, Paris

This garden has become since the war the most fashionable resort in Paris. A large collection of new and rare shrubs has just been imported from Algeria, and are now being arranged in the great Conservatory. Two new reading rooms are to be added, one of these to contain a complete scientific library.

Jas. P. Merriam

There is no Muscat Catawba. The advertisement was a swindle, and we trust not successful. There is a new grape, the Muscat Hamburgh, of which we shall have something to say soon. Olive. In the winter. See our former notice.

Member of the Workingman's Institution of New Harmony, Indiana. - All the plants named should be employed as bushes or shrubs. See a notice in another column in regard to trimming all such.

The Java Coffee Pot

We have now given this a fair trial, and find it to be a really good thing.; it is a considerable economy, too, and we are content with it.

Jbriggs' Colored Chromo

Sent us by Briggs& Bro., Rochester, N. Y., contains forty-three varieties of flowers. Some of them exquisitely colored. Really a fine and desirable colored plate. The new Floral Catalogue of this firm contains 112 pages of closely printed matter, and is embellished with over 400 illustrations entirely new. It is not generally known that this firm does the largest business of vegetable seeds in packets for country stores, in the entire United States. Their business is very profitable.