Awallingford, Conn., contributor of the Oneida Circular, seems to have had unusual success in the cultivation of the new "Amaranthus Salicifolius" "Whether there is anything in the situation, soil or climate specially favorable to their development, I cannot say; but I have never seen amaranths with so much beauty; and this willow-leaved amaranth, the Fountain Plant, is the most unique specimen of the whole class. It is said to have been introduced here this season from England, and to have come originally from the Philippine Islands, where it was discovered by the late J. G. Vietch.

"Our plant measures now two feet and three-fourths in hight and two feet and one-half in diameter at the base, and gradually tapers from the ground to the top into an exquisitely formed pyramid. It is still growing vigorously. Viewed in the sunshine from the arbor, while writing, its colors appear to be golden-bronze, deep violet and green. Perhaps a dozen leaves on the plant measure half an inch in width; the others vary from one-fourth to one-eighth of an inch in width, the width being uniform throughout. The lower leaves measure five inches in length, while many of the upper leaves measure thirteen and fourteen inches in length, drooping like spray over the surface, and adding grace and beauty to the whole arrangement.

"Imagine a pyramid of the above named proportions, with tiers of water jets arranged in circles, one above another, each emitting its spray, and you have an idea of this vegetable fountain."

Moses for Ribbon Beds - An exchange recommends the following as best for this purpose: White daily, Louis Phillippe, Hermosa, Agrippina.

Hydrangeas - In planting this spring do not forget some of the prettiest class of flowering shrubs; of late, some beautiful sorts of Hydrangea have attracted attention, and we name a few of the most desirable worthy of notice:

Hydrangea paniculata grandiflora, a highly ornamental shrub, with enormously large dense flower heads, opening pure white, and tinted with rose, in their mature bloom; blooms profusely during the summer months, and is perfectly hardy.

Alatra, a very beautiful plant from Japan, giving large clusters of bluish-pink flowers in great abundance, through the season; the flowers are very persistent, a splendid plant and most probably perfectly hardy.

Stella flore plena, a new double Hydrangea, from Japan, described as magnificent. It was greatly admired at the London (England) flower shows, where it was exhibited in great beauty.

New Double Zonale Geraniums. We see it announced that three new geraniums will be sent out this spring by Jean Sisley, the famous florist of Lyons, France, which appear to be very remarkable. George Sand, having double flowers larger than any single variety known. It is white when grown under glass, and rose tinted in the open air. Francois Pertusati has large double flowers, aurora, edged with white. Carl Vogt has medium sized flowers of a salmon orange of a new shade.

Preserving Cut Flowers - Mr. Fremont, a chemist, in a letter to the French Society Of Horticulture, mentions a way of preserving cut flowers in a state of freshness. It is to dissolve sal-ammonia, or chlorhydrate of ammonia (obtainable of any druggist), with the water in which the stems are put, in the proportion of five grains to a pint and a half of water. In this way, it is said, they will often keep fresh for a fortnight.