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Cranefield, Frederic (ed.) / Wisconsin horticulture
Vol. I (September 1910/August 1911)

Wisconsin horticulture, vol. 1, no. 2: October, 1910,   pp. [1]-16 PDF (7.6 MB)

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fall and  get a little of this sun- 
shine-"your share." 
  But to return   to our subject- 
tulips.  Here is one method.    We 
give it for what it is worth; it has 
proved very satisfactory with us. 
  In the first place we order our 
bulbs from some reliable seed house, 
buying mixed unnamed colors, half 
early and the other half late bloom- 
ing sorts. We prefer all single sorts. 
  Get your bulbs in September if 
you can, but they can be planted 
up to the first of November with 
excellent results provided you cover 
the bed well with coarse manure or 
marsh hay so as to keep out the 
frost, so the bulbs can become well 
rooted  before the ground  becomes 
frozen. Put it on four or five inches 
deep. The only thing to be feared 
with this deep covering is the mice, 
fQr sometimes they get in under the 
covering and dig up the bulbs and 
eat them. 
  Get the bed well spaded up and 
a lot of well rotted manure worked 
into the soil; have it rounding up to 
the center so it is at least five or 
six inches higher at the center than 
the surrounding surface. Set four or 
five early bulbs in the center, then 
set a row of late bulbs four inches 
apart in a circular ring around the 
early ones. Then six inches from 
this plant a ring of early ones four 
inches apart in the ring. Then an- 
other circle of late ones and so on 
until your bed is full. By     this 
method you will extend the bloom- 
ing season of your bed twice as long, 
for when the early varieties are go- 
ing the later sorts will begin to 
  We have found that in ordinary 
soil two to three inches below the 
soil is deep enough to plant them. 
And in all cases the beds should be 
covered with leaves or other rubbish 
over winter to check too advanced a 
growth in the early spring. 
  (Entire crop sold to Calender & 
Vanderhoof Minneapolis, at $1.521/2 
per case.) 
A. W. lawrence, 5 acres, 13 
    yrs. old, 274:3 cases ....$4183 07 
Average per acre .......... 836 61 
Individual trees (12 cases). 18 30 
A. L. Hatch, 7 acres, 13 yrs. 
    old, 2350 cases. ...... ..3583 75 
Average per acre ........... 511 96 
ITndividual trees (Hi cases)..  16 77 
W. I. Lawrence, 31,' acres, 
    13 yrs. old, 1306 cases. . 1991 (65 
Average per acre ........... 569 04 
Individual trees (10 cases).. 15 25 
1). E. Bingham, 1577 cases 
    from 525 trees, 8 yrs. 
         300 trees, 5 yrs. 
         50 trees, 12 yrs... 2404 92 
Individual 8 yr. trees (4 
    cases) ................   G. 10 
PLANT BULBS NOW This way pleas: 
             PLA T B LBSNOW                           for High Grade 
                                                      Bulbs at Low 
                       FOR                            Grade Prices. 
SPRING               BLOOMING                         SHE.G, Iso, 
Boost the 
We Need 
the Money. 
Send names of people who 
ought to be members and 
we will send each a copy 
Beauty Spots in Spring. 
Now is the time to purchase and plant groups 
of the different bulbs, such as Tulips, Hya- 
cinths, Narcissus, Squills, Crocus, etc. The 
adornment of our homes can be accom- 
plished at little cost and should be looked 
upon as a necessity rather than a luxury. 
To help transform our earth to Eden just 
start a little flower planting this fall and you 
can rest assured that others will emulate the 
following year. Its a low priced hobby, but 
an interesting one to the individual and also 
the community.          : 
J. E. MATTHEWSON & SON, E2h       aorth 
A perfectly simple way to double 
the membership; each member se- 
cure one new member.   No patent 
on this. :  :  :  :  :   :  :  : 
    Last month we made you a wonderful offer on PEONIES with the result that
    SCORES of readers of Horticulture took us up and are now setting out
in their 
    gardens our charming peony collection worth $5.00 to any lover of this
noble flower 
If you haven't ordered this collection do so to-day 
    This month we call your attention to our DOLLAR COLLECTION of new and
    rare Lilacs. For years we have been growing a lot of the best double
and single 
    Lilacs. ON THEIR OWN ROOTS and we have found them perfectly hardy 
    and exquisitely beautiful. We want every lover of the good old Lilac
to try one of 
    these collections. For ONE DOLLAR we will ship by freight or express
    following five named sorts two to three feet, all blooming size: 
MADAM LEMOINE-The most beautiful double white variety. 
  LAMARK-Very large blooms, double, charming rosy lilac. 
  LOUISE VAN HOUTTEI-Very double compact blooms silvery lilac, most beautiful.
     CHARLES Xth--Single, enormous blooms, purplish red, fine for cutting.
       SOUV-De LUDWIG SPAETH-Single, a most remarkable lilac, dark purple.
          elegant blooms, 10 to 12 inches long. 
Wisconsin, Nurseries, Union Grove, Wisconsin 
October 1010 

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