The only peculiarity we have seen in them, the past season, was the very novel one that they gave no blossoms above the line where they were protected by snow in that severest change in winter. The blossom buds above this line appear to have been destroyed, yet the wood remained healthy, and the growth and foliage of this summer are beautifully luxuriant.

From the foregoing remarks, it will be truly inferred that our prospects of fruit this fall are very limited. As we have said, all fruit trees that have leaved out, came on slowly and were late. So with the blossoms, they were shown in stinted quantities and of a sickly quality, much later than usual. Apple trees were not in bloom until June, and the quantity will be small and quality bad.

Opinions are at variance as to the time when the foundation of this sickly state of things was laid; many have expressed the opinion, that the cold term early in March was the fruitful cause of this unfruitfulness. It may have been a cause; but, to our mind, the chief and leading one lay in the sudden change of temperature in midwinter, from the mildness of an autumn's day to the severe cold of almost arctic winter. We felt and remarked then, that the change was rapid enough and extreme enough to try the forest trees among the mountains, much more the more delicate plants in gardens and orchards. How could it be otherwise, with the temperature high enough to induce the opening of buds, with no frost in the ground to impede the labor of the roots and rootlets, with every pore of trunk and branch open, ready to perform its function, and in one short winter's day to change all this moisture and fibre into icy hardness?

But the loss of many trees and a year's fruit will not, we fear, be the only bad result of this winter's calamity. The desponding and faint-hearted will no doubt say, "It's no use trying; fruit trees won't do nothing; they may as well give it up." Not so; there are enough pear and apple trees left to form a bow of hope, and the cherry and peach can soon be brought into bearing. There have, perhaps, been such winters and such discouragements before, and it may be long before another such occurs. Set out two trees for all that are lost. Success will yet attend fruit culture.

[The disasters of the past winter have no doubt been great and discouraging enough here; but in Europe they have been infinitely greater, and for two or three months past English horticultural journals have devoted a large portion of their. space to accounts of the' losses. They are wise enough to profit by such things; we ought to be equally so. It is weak and cowardly to give it up because of a single defeat. We may not have another such winter in fifty years; and we have already learned enough to protect us from many of its casualties. There should, therefore, be no hesitancy in repairing our losses at once. It is interesting and important to know, however, what is, and what is not hardy. - Ed].