Wheat Cultivation

Prof. Mapes, in a recent address at the Indiana State Fair, stated that the wheat crops of Ohio had fallen from 85 to 15 bushels per acre. This statement is denied to be true by the editor of the Ohio Farmer. He asserts that the average amount of wheat raised per acre in Ohio is now greater than ever it was, and he gives statistics to prove his assertion.

Where The Bulbs Are Sold

It may be asked here, where do these bulbs go? for the production is immense. Mr. Allen says he ships them all over the world, and in confirmation, in part, of this fact he has just filled an order from London amounting to $1,000 gold. Immense quantities of the bulbs are also sold at retail throughout the country. The gladiolus is easily cultivated and requires but little space. Indeed, they will stand crowding, and the more bulbs there are in a plot the better they appear when in flower.

To supply the demand for bulbs, which is constantly increasing, there is one plantation connected with this nursery containing fifty-two acres of gladiolus, tuberoses, lilies and other bulbous plants, which are grown for their bulbs alone.

While Bellflower Or Ortley

Mr. Ernst and others from southern Ohio approve it highly; and all agree that it is a good Apple, and adapted to most parts of the State. Recommended with several dissents.

White Doyenne, Or Virgalieu

This world-renowned pear ft is not necessary here to discuss. It grows all over western New-York, where the blight does not kill it, in its fullest perfection, with an occasional exception of spotting and cracking. It cannot be too widely cultivated, where its fruit grows perfect.

The White Grape Currant

A good fruit, no doubt; but, in the long run, scarce equal to the White Dutch, under the best cultivation. This latter fruit, in its long bunch, fine size, transparent berry, and delicacy of flavor, coupled with its exceeding hardiness, stands yet without a rival, as a housekeeping currant, among the white ones. By the way, why is it that almost everybody stows away these excellent, useful fruits thickly under their fences, where they can get scarcely any sun or flavor, when by planting them in open grounds, six feet apart, and giving them good cultivation, they are among the choicest fruits of the season, and, in eating for six or eight weeks?

White Ivy-Leaved Pelargonium

When allowed to scramble freely over the surface of the soil, with an invisible peg here and there, this is one of the prettiest bedding plants we have. Its short petioles contrast admirably with the long flower stems, giving the blossoms a charming effect. It is of good habit, and produces abundance of flowers, the latter being so well set off by the stout, glossy, horse-shoe foliage, that I think it can not possibly fail to please those who may be induced to grow it - W. Browne, in Gardeners' Chronicle.

White Lilac

Mdlle Legraye, florist of Liege, has succeeded in raising a new variety of white lilac which is described in the Brlgique Horticole as being exceedingly fine, the flowers being of large size, good substance, and of the purest white color, with anthers of a golden yellow, and arranged in large well furnished clusters. The jury at the International Exhibition at Maestricht, awarded the plant a first prize, and also* bestowed upon it the title of Heine des Pays-Bas (Queen of the Netherlands).