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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. 6 (August 1896)

Brown, Amy J.
Summer care of the chrysanthemum,   p. 21 PDF (186.6 KB)

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Am.y J. Brown (Orange Judd Farmer, Illinois).
Wlheni the Shoots of the young plants have attained a height
of six to eight inches nip off the tip. It vill bear no malice
and will shortly send out three or four new shoots from the
tolp. When these in turn are four or five inches long, nip
again. This done about four times should give a strong,
stocky planlt, quite uiilike the tall, scraggly growth of the un-
watched chrysantlhemtuin.
IDo not pinch after August 1 except to take off weak or su-
perfluous shoots, still lkeeping the. bush synmmetrical. A lib-
ernl addition of bone dust will help matters now, and if yon
call get sonie dried and pulverized sheep manure to be used
as a liquid fertilizer after the buds begin to form, you will
have done all required in that line. Mlake the tea weak and
use moderately. The chrIyIvsantheinumn has an almost unlim-
ited capacity for water if the drainage is perfect. In drouth
they should have all they can drink and in intense heat the
shade of even all old sheet, stretched above them, will be grate-
fully rcx arded. In dainp, hot vealther, es'pecially if crowded,
a tine mildewv or mealiness sometimes appears on the leaves.
Flour of sulphur,. applied promptly and liberally. will restore
their ralnk greenness.  Dust in the morning bv handfuls.
Again, all at once and nothing first, a tiny black aphis mlay
cover the tips of the shoots. For a dozen plants 'Persian in-
sect poV(ler wvill rout themn; 1-4 of a pound gives a cheap vic-
torv. but for a large collection tobacco tea, or kerosene emnul-
sioni. Imade wveak at first to' test, will be preferable. Whale
oil soaap-slids too. are valuable.
Prof Cloff has been spending his well earned vacation at the
newv fruit farm near Sturgeon Bay.
The great yield of early apples in the western states has
i  ooided the marlkets to such an extent that prices have rilled

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