In a late number of the Horticutturist, we told all our friends who read that publication (and we regret the want of taste in those who do not) how we took some miserable, starved, sickly, dying, roots of the Pie-plant, and by a little nursing until they got some better, and a liberal supply of good wholesome food, made them the wonder and admiration or all who saw their product How much healthful comfort this little painstaking has given us we can not justly say, but we know that it has been a great deal at a very cheap cost; and every body else can have it, if they please, just as cheap as we da.

There is another plant, seen to be sure in almost every garden spot in the land - sometimes presenting only one or two straggling stalks, as if it were introduced only for variety - and again in small plots, so diminutive in size that its identity is almost lost in its dwarfishness: and yet it is so agreeable to the taste, that every body admires it; and so healthful withal, that every body should be provided with it, and which is equally susceptible of improvement, and in more ways than one amply compensates for all outlays in its cultivation. This is Asparagus, an article once supposed by many to be valueless, unless its flexible stalk was employed to ornament the mirror, or hang up in the best room, to attract the flies in their summer visitation.

We have experimented with this plant for our personal gratification. The success was all we could desire; and if any one will be benefitted by the result, we are happy to give it to him. In the outstart, we spaded the ground, well manured, deeply and thoroughly. The roots - puny, half-starved things - were then set sufficiently deep to protect them from drouth and upheaval by nd it did not take long, when the spring dews and rains were acting upon it - dissolved, and its trength went down to feed the roots of the Asparagus. It did not feed any grass and weeds; if he quantity valuable for Asparagus is given, it is death to them. So we had a very clean patch -the Asparagus, as we wished, monopolizing the whole of it. An improved growth will be the result the first season; and in autumn a good coating of manure should be given, for the protec-on of the plants through the winter, and forked in in spring. Salt or brine from the beef or ork barrel should be again liberally supplied. By following this course, an Asparagus bed may e improved, besides furnishing a goodly supply for cutting through many years; and, for aught re know, be kept in good condition a lifetime.

In spring, after the bed is prepared by forking nd salting, if it is covered with a thin layer of straw, the young shoots will be protected from the firth which often collects upon them in heavy rains; and the earth will be benefitted by being ept moist and open, so that the shoots will spring up more readily.

It is one of the beauties of Asparagus to have it tender. In order to secure this, it must have a uick growth and be often cut We have found, from our experience, that the former result ttends our course of culture, and have no doubt but it will be realized by others who adopt the ame plan. At any rate, it can, without much labor or expense, be tried by any one, on a small scale, and the issue will reveal itself W. Bacon. - Richmond.