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Wisconsin State Horticultural Society / The Wisconsin horticulturist: issued monthly, under the management of the Wisconsin State Horticultural Society for the purpose of disseminating the horticultural information collected through the agency of the society
Vol. I, No. 5 (July 1896)

A lesson in budding,   pp. 29-31 PDF (586.3 KB)

Page 29

the po5)pilaizityv of this resort inclrease that the hotel was found
inadequate for the increasing number of guests. and last year
another large hotel was erected near it called The Annex.
The two hotel buildings and ten adjacent cottages provide
ample accommodation for 250 guests.  The cuisine depart-
inent is under the supervision of a competent and skillfuI
chef, and on the tables of the beautiful dining rooms are
found everv luxury of the season. Only the best trained at-
tendants ale employed and the *suininer guest" is sure of re-
eeiving all of the delicate little courtesies that go so far to-
wardls mnaking one's sojourn so chlarnming, and delightful.
Prices for board and rooIis are low wilienm one considers the
advantages and comforts afforded.
Our meetings wvere held on the spacious porch of the Annex
and it seemed a fitting place indeed for horticulturists to meet
and plan howv to advance the interests of horticulture in Wis-
consin, and wve watched with reluctance the hour for adjourn-
nment draw near wvhen wve must close one of the most interest-
ing and profitable ineetings wve ever held.
Our illustration shows a lesson in budding nursery trees,
as given to the second Aear students in the Short Course in
A.griculture, at the UniversitY of Wisconsin. Readers of the
Horticulturist wvho desire to become ac(luainted  vith this
method of propagating trees and shrubs, and who are unable
to attend the "Short Course," maya gain some useful hints by
studying this picture carefully.
Budding is usually performed toward the latter end of sumn-
mier whlen growth is beginning to decline, but before it has
so far declined as to prevent the bark of young trees fronm
separating readily from the wood. The buds are taken from
young shoots of the current season's growth, only those that
are hard and plump being selected. It is customary to cut
the shoots containing the buds,--bud-sticks" as they are
called,-on the same day they are to be inserted, and to pre-

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