Salisboria Adiantifolia

The Ginkgo or Maidenhair tree is well known in this country, where it grows more rapidly and thriftily than in any part of Britain. This is probably owing to our fine warm summers, which are like those of its native land. Here is one among the many plants which prove that the plants of Northern China will be more at home and do better with us than in England. Whoever plants only a few trees should include this among them. The lamented Mr. Downing had a handsome specimen in his lawn. Native of Northern China and Japan.


The Salpiglossis is a native of Chili, and was introduced into Europe in 1824. It bears a strong resemblance to the Petunia. The genus contains many kinds, differing only in color, and are all funnel-shaped, like the Petunia, but not so broad. In our bed, last year, we numbered about a hundred different varieties, many of them distinct and beautiful. They were sown about the first of May, and early in July were in full bloom, and attracted crowds of admirers. We hare found them to flourish best on a light, dry soil.





The name Salpiglossis, which signifies a tongue in a tube, is supposed to allude to the shape of the stigma, which is plainly seen in the center of the tube-shaped corolla.

Sals At Chiswick

Some of the plants sold here, on Wednesday, realized fair prices, as will be seen by the following account of a few of the lots: Mammillaria globosa, Cirrhifera and Auriceps brought 1l. 6s.; Gasteria conspurcata, a species of Aloe, and Agave filifera, 1 l. 12s.; Polygala Dalmaisiana, 10s.; Theophrasta Jussiaei, 3l. 3s.; Paeonia Moutan salmonea, 3Z. 5s.; P. M. atrosanguinea, 5l.; a variety of P. M. versicolor, 5l. 10s.; and a variety of P. M. atropurpurea, 3l. 10s. The Chinese Tree Paeonies produced, on an average, about 22. each.

Sals Of Fine Blooded Cattle

On referring to our advertising colums, our readers will observe that Mr. Lewis F. Allen, of Black-Rock, is to have a sale of his high bred cattle In August next. This is by far the largest herd of blood stock ever offered in the United States; and from Mr. Allen's long experience in breeding, and good taste in selection, we have no doubt the most fastidious admirers of fine cattle will find something in this herd to meet their tastes, as well as to gratify their demands 4a the dairy qualities of the cows.

No creature can be more ornamental in a park, lawn, or pasture, than a high-bred, beautiful, and useful cow j and no country place of any pretension to character, should be without one or more of them. The sale is to take place in this immediate vicinity, and it will be a rare object of attraction to all who love to look at fine stock, and convenient of ascess to those who wish to purchase.