Wisconsin State Horticultural Society / Annual report of the Wisconsin State Horticultural Society for the year ending July 1, 1923
Vol. LIII (1923)
Toole, William, Sr.
Variations in native trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants, pp. 87-94 PDF (2.0 MB)
WISCONSIN HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY 87 society. The point I want to emphasize here is that the Horticultural Department is ready and willing and anxious to have you bring your problems to it, so that we may help you in any capacity we can. Not only that, but we are even ready to go a step further and to say that if there are things going on in the Horticultural Department which do not meet your approval, or about which you have some questions, we are very glad to have you come to us with those criticisms, with your suggestions, because we feel, and we want you to feel, that the Horticulture Department is merely a servant of the horticulturists of the state, that we are there to serve you in whatever capacity we can serve you best and so far as possible, follow out your suggestions. In a neighboring state they have put into operation an idea which I think in a way is a very commendable idea. It is that the Horticultural Society has seen fit to organize within itself a committee whose function it is to get in touch with the men of the college and experiment station to take up and discuss and try to work out methods of meeting their particular problems. I think that undoubtedly that methiod could probably well be followed out in Wisconsin. I do not know that I have fairly put up to you the relation of the Horticultural Department to the fruit grower, or the relation of the fruit grower to the Horticultural Department, but I have tried to make you see that you have a responsibility in helping to do the workwhich the fruit growers of the state are asking us to do. I thank you. VARIATIONS IN NATIVE TREES, SHRUBS AND HERBACEOUS PLANTS WILLIAM TOOLE, SR. The plant breeder is interested in any tendency of vegetation to vary, because that is the foundation of his dependence, in efforts to originate, or, as some express it, to create new varieties. The lover of nature delights in observing and comparing the various forms and coloring which nature offers for our admiration in the vegetable kingdom. Propagators and dealers are interested in whatever is new or novel, that they may attract buyers, and the I I I 1 I I N I ;
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