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

Wisconsin horticulture, vol. 1, no. 3: November, 1910,   pp. [1]-16 PDF (7.5 MB)


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WISCONSIN HORTICULTURE 
         OUR FAMILY CIRCLE 
   News, Notes, Gossip and Social 
               Events. 
      NOTES FROM PENNSYLVANIA. 
   "I am just in receipt of your paper, 
 the WISCONSIN HIORTICULTURE, and 
 have read every word of it. It is a 
 crispy little paper. I have spent five 
 weeks at Pittsburg and Connellsville, 
 Pa., and  other places in southern 
 Pennsylvania. The northwestern part 
 was visited last spring with the same 
 heavy snow that we had and fruit 
 of all kinds is as scarce as in south 
 ern Wisconsin but in the southeast- 
 ern part there is a good crop. At one 
 place they can't sell their fruit for 
 enough to pay expenses of gather- 
 ing it and are giving it away. I went 
 into one orchard np in the mount- 
 ains two miles above Fort lill, an 
 old Indian fort of olden tinies, and 
 saw and measured some red and black 
 cherry trees set sixty-five years ago 
 that measured five feet through the 
 trunk four feet from the ground the 
 top spread forty-five feet and they 
 must have been from forty to fifty feet 
 high amd sound and healthy, and 
 apple trees set the same time two and 
 a half feet and the top must have 
 a spread of thirty feet and healthy 
 with a good crop of fruit. But they 
 were all badly neglected; never been 
 ýprayed and not pruned for eighteen 
 years and still had a good load of nice 
 large fruit. At Pittsburg where I 
 -pent the most of my time they were 
 holding their Expositieln for Sel- 
 tember and October and they had 
 fruit from all over the United States, 
 or almost. They had their red apples 
 there from Hood River country as 
 Usual. It was bright and red and 
 next to their exhibit, was the exhibit 
 from Roanoke. Virginia, and their 
 fruit was larger an11d better flavor 
 ,han the ITood River fruit. It was 
 lrisp and juicy and of No. I flavor, 
.f such quality that they can't get, 
in a dry country where they have to 
;rrigate. You have got to have rain 
And dew to give flavor and juice to 
fruit. If I was going to leave good 
,ld Wisconsin to raise fruit I would 
'o to Roanoke, Virginia. The Hood 
River land boomers are the ones who 
,re making the money and there are 
rekers that will bite at their bait 
and find their mistake when it is too 
late. I know     what I am    talking 
about. Wisconsin is good enough and 
Langlade County is one of the ban- 
ner counties of the state. Come and 
convince yourself." 
             Yours truly, 
   Antigo, Wis.      tI. F. MARS1. 
   Mr. Marsh has lived in Wisconsin 
 nearly half a century and ought to 
 know. 
     BETTER THAN THE BULLETINS 
   Such a publication as this will, to 
 my mind, create more interest in the 
 field of horticulture than the books 
 and  pamphlets issued   at different 
 times, as there will likely be a variety 
 of topics fronm month to nionth, while 
 pamphlets are confined to but one 
 subject. Thell, too, there are tin ad- 
 vertisernents. It often happens one 
 wants to buy soimething in the ior- 
 ticultural line tlnt has no guide to re- 
 liable concerns. 
   I sincerely trust. the paper is in the 
 field to stay andi hope the time is not 
 far distant when we can boast of an 
 official nionthly organ of thirty-two 
 pages, touching upon every topic re- 
 lating ti plant life. 
   Wishing the new paper the liest of 
 success, I remain, 
               Sincerely yours, 
        One of the Family of 1400. 
      THE HOLLANDERS ARE HERE 
   I would like to suggest that when- 
ever and wherever we can we should 
urge the planting of Dutch bulbs 
both for indoor and outdoor decora- 
tion.  I have had some experience 
along this line and believe that the 
practice should be more generally fol- 
lowed. Last February I had twenty- 
six hyacinths in full bloom   in our 
ilining room windows and they were 
the wonder of the neighborhood for 
weeks. Now is the time to get at it. 
                             A. B. 
     COUNTY FAIR EXHIBITS POOR 
  As an indication of     how   hard 
southern Wisconsin was hit by the 
spring frosts, Walworth County Fair, 
the largest in the state, exhibited this 
year only six plates of apples. 
                            m.M. 
  Dane County Fair had two plates, 
both Wolf River. 
           WEDDING BELLS 
   Married: -"Arthur J. Jorgensen, 
 Junior Partner of Lake View Nurs- 
 ery, has lately been married to Mabel 
 Larson. Parties wishing to congratu- 
 late the young couple can do so by 
 addressing A. J. Jorgenson, Poysippi, 
 Wis." 
   This is the kind of news we want. 
 Not only is it news but good news. 
 We hasten to extend our congratula- 
 tions to this young couple, wishing 
 them (ienturies of happiness. We send 
 you greeting Arthur ,J. and wife and 
 we think our best wish is this: when 
 these short honeymoon (lays are over, 
 when ten, twenty, forty years have 
 passed, nmay you ble good friends and 
 lovers still. Nothing else mantters 
 much. 
   Married. Iliuhard-Moore.   At the 
 residence of the bride's parents at 
 Shlophird, Mdichigan, October 15, Miss 
 Josephine  Ilibbard; Mr. Jas. G. 
 Moori. 
   We are not very clever at writing 
 nuarriage notices and the above may 
 niit be in proper form but the main 
 fact is loere,-Prof. Moore is mar- 
 ried, and that is the choicest hit of 
 news that has reached us this month. 
 Prof. Moore is too happy and pre- 
 occupied to talk much but this we 
 heard after much asking; the oll, 
 yet ever new and delightful story; 
 a boyhood friend at Sheplhard, the 
 home of both, long years at college, 
 winning a way in the world, a girl 
 waiting back at the old home. Prof. 
 Muoore's friends, and that means all 
 who know him, will be delighted on 
 hearing the news. We know it. 
    THE APPLE CONSUMERS LEAGUE 
  We earnestly reeominiend everyone 
of our readers to join Itis Brother- 
hood at once. No application blanks 
needed, no fees, dues or assessments; 
has no officers or executive commit- 
tee, no definite location. A lodge 
ileeting  is called( ewvry time  two 
menmbers imect. There ire no obliga- 
tions but one, viz., to call for apples 
in  some forin, baked apple, apple 
sauce, apple pie, any ohl kind of ap- 
pie (lope so that it be apple, at every 
neoal when at a hotel or other public 
eating place. Try it and notice what 
happens. 
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November 1910 


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