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Wisconsin State Horticultural Society / Annual report of the Wisconsin State Horticultural Society for the year 1910
Volume XL, Part II (1910)

Tiplady, John
The farm beautiful,   pp. 46-50 PDF (1.2 MB)

Page 46

necessary to grow enough vegetables for any ordinary family.
Perhaps I have said all I need to say on that subject.
The President: As the other fellow is not here to answer, we
will not need to take a great while in discussing it, but still the
subject is open for anyone who wishes to speak on it.
Mr. Kellogg: There is a great deal of truth in Mr. Ingham's
paper, and what Friend Smith says is all fact, there are both
sides to the question, but our friend Daniel Huntley, one of our
former members of this Society who lived at Appleton, had his
garden arranged so that as he went out from work at noon and
out to work in the morning, he went out with his two-horse cul-
tivator right down through his garden, had long rows, which he
cultivated as he went out and as he came back to dinner and
came back at night. He had a garden that did not cost much
and it was worth something.
The farm to be beautiful from a financial point of view must
contain broad areas of well-developed land of growing crops and
healthy herds of cattle and sheep, etc. The success of the farmer
depends upon his ability to produce these conditions and put
them on the market at the best possible price, meet his obliga-
tions, and have enough money and effort left to beautify his
premises from an aesthetic point of view. To accomplish this
he must have some knowledge of the many trees, shrubs, and
vines best adapted for this purpose. How often we see trees,
shrubs and flowers dotted all over the front yard or planted in
straight rows across the premises. Both methods must be dis-
couraged if not abandoned and the plantations arranged with
tasty effect. A pleasant view should not be obstructed by any
trees however beautiful, neither should any objectionable feature
be left in sight of the sitting room windows. The judicious
planting of trees and shrubs will bring about satisfactory re-
sults in either case. Where a quick growth is desired to screen
the out-buildings some of the fined kinds of poplar, willow or
basswood may be used in place of the box elder or soft maple,
both of which have their place in the world but this is not in
the front yard of an up-to-date Wisconsin farmer. I consider

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