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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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November 1910 
            VIA WIRELESS 
     1BY OltIl POET- LAU. U'ATIE. 
'The Wiireless is busy at far Sturgeon hay 
And the news as it comes in this unusual 
Would make you sit up and listen and 
'its Blingham he slings 'em until the car's 
of ('berries and berries, It don't tell the 
But Bingham   he slings 'era at a dollar 
      and a half. 
Now  lawrence and Binghain and llateh 
      and one Coe 
All have a large share In the deal you 
      must know 
And they hoard tp the profits in sln old 
      can or sock 
For they think that the banks are not 
      founded on rock 
lIut their cherries and berries, it makes 
      them to Iau((gh 
Anad Ilinghan he, slings 'eran at it dollar 
      and a half. 
T'he poor fellows who c-an'( get anl eighty 
      or more 
1-p near tile north pole otn Michigan short' 
Mu(ast sill  ( stand ti1e frosts and droughts, 
      IutIders anud, 
Thlly've boughtI  t ilt 'tlitllt  and  own  all 
      the land. 
l'Ih'lir  cherries  and  trrilcs,  it  don't  make 
      u18 lania ll. 
IIt Iingihaln  lie  siigs  'einl at  it (dollr  and 
      a half 
IBayflehl was boomsled when winter was 
THwy plhantedl balnatnas I think, I'm  not 
'Their cherries tnd berries dried up, 'twits a 
      frigit ; 
illt tie worth wasn't madenli'  it  a  day  or 
      hy Knight, 
.\tld el'rrit's and berries would make a 
      Nt o)urse laugh 
If Bingham  would sling 'eta at a dollar 
      and a half. 
Nw ('cranellcl lie heilrd itt SYnne sort of 
W\hat carloads'tthey raised at far Sturgeon 
Ilow they never had frosts to shorten 
      their crop, 
Where insects don't trouble nor apples 
      don't drop. 
So he ssys, "I'll go up there-" I don't 
      believe half, 
'Th'ey say Bingham slings 'ern at a dollar 
      and a half. 
And since he returned front that great 
      ftr northern land 
T'tie state papers announce from itls Italian 
'ITllat itnP htlf was not told (they're so 
      modest up there), 
'ITliat the wonderful crops Just results from 
      the Air; 
that their cherries and hlrri's, 'twould 
      make a man laugh 
'To see Bingham  sling 'ea't 1 at a dolltr 
      and a half. 
  The above touctting iballald was in- 
  t)ired  by reports of tite enorntous 
  -rlps of cherries at Stttrgeon  Bay 
II1d the fabdlotts prices received. The 
,uthor, whose ntodesty is one of his 
, hiefest ctarms, begs to remain tl- 
nown for the present. If the pres- 
ttre is sufficient, however, we will 
dlisclose his name in the December 
number.                         Ell. 
  Have we an artist in our family of 
tourteen hutndred? We need an ap- 
I ropriate design for the front page 
of HoRTICULTURE, something a little 
't'ttvr than   any  other publication 
puts out. Th'lte editor will receive and 
file ttll copies forwarded and present 
sate tIl 't comtttittee to be appointed 
by the president of our Society. The 
design shouhl not he' over 31tx7f/' 
  It is now time to lle thinking seri- 
ouIsly of winter protection for small 
fruits.  For strawberries, the usual 
co'vering of straw is good. In mild 
loeations, a layer (If straw not less 
than four incheos tiick sldt le all- 
Il1iel. Itt ttt(ir(  severe'  loc'ations  this 
shoul lie ictretaseld to six inchtes. Itt 
some years almost antt   c'overing will 
dol,; but winters that arf' hard on 
strawhe.rric's. "and which injure and 
kill them inot, witch not heavily cov- 
(r'ed, are suflthiently freqtuent to ttake 
it wortlh whiie to be well prepare(]. 
  It is important to lhve the straw 
free front weed seeds. Mlarsh hiay is 
, n ideal covering for small patches, 
when it is avaihdlle. It is b(tter than 
st raw.  Manure should not be used 
unless it is very light, because it is 
liabl' to settle down and smtother 
the plants. The covering sltould be 
applied as soon as the ground is 
frozen hard enough to holdil up a 
wagon.    Sometimes a part of it is 
put on even before thits time. 
  Raspbelrries "tnd  blacklberries are 
nearly always sufficiently benefited, 
by laying theta d(owt attd covering 
with earth, to mnake the expense and 
trouble more than pay.      The work 
is done by bending the canes to the 
north and covering them with earth. 
If the canes are large and stiff, and 
growing in hills, the best way is to 
dig t forkful or two of earth away 
from   in front of the plant before 
bending over. It is more eonvenient 
to begin at tle north end of the row. 
The entire cane solllld 1e coveredI 
with earth. 
  This work may lIe dhone any time 
after the leaves fall, and before the 
ground freezes up. It catt not be done 
while there is frost in the canes, for 
they will snap off. The only prun- 
ing necessary before laying down is 
to remove the oll canes and some of 
tie new ones, if they are too numer- 
otts. Leave just enough of the new 
canes to bear a good crop the follow- 
ing y,'ar. If they are planted in hills, 
antl the ctans ire large, stocky anti 
wIIll-ilertIt(ltd, about four to six new 
ca'its in it hill will be sufficient. 
I[orse powetr timy iie used in covering 
the 'at's, lby first laying them down 
by hand and colvering the tips with 
enouigh eartht to thold them in place, 
and then plowing at furrow against 
the canes frott each'll side.  A man 
shiould then follow with It sltrie, and 
compllete thie covering inl spots inissedI 
by the plow. 
  lCurrants nee(1 little prXotection ex- 
cept, frontm (Jeepl snows, which somne- 
t11ies 1rleak down the bratlthes wheVI 
settling it thil spring. ]tushits ((iy ill 
lprolt'cte'd front sil'h injury by simply 
tying them itltgether, wirr ligXht rope 
or  binlldifg-twiliV,  tighltly'  ,TIO gh  I (, 
('ober tle' itl) straight, so thalt the, 
snow I -lll 11W bi n stc'lerl'ln  llown antlt 
break  tleto.        A. It. [(Olll.l,:lt. 
         l iniasrtl Inrirc,'.rity Ftarlv. 
  1 have an obljet lehsso~n in my or- 
c'hard what strawluerrits will ,1lo t,> 
cherry trees and( currant bushes. I 
,)in dAmi' with strawberries in +in or- 
c'lifrt. An orchardl shold~lt be given 
to trles attl all other crops kept oit 
if you wanittt the best results with 
tret's.                      \V. K. 
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Lake City,               Minnesota 
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Adapted for the Northwest 
  We offer a complete line of Fruit, 
    Shade and Ornamental stock. 
       Varieties that will suit 
            your needs. 
    Berry Plants. Grape Vines 
    Aspara gus.    Rhubarb. 
    in  the   Leading  Sorts. 
  Garden and Commercial Orchard 
  Planters will do well to write to us. 
  Prices consistent with Quality. 
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--      Pardeeville, Wis. 
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