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Rahmlow, H. J. (ed.) / Wisconsin horticulture
Vol. XXX (September 1939/July-August 1940)

Wisconsin horticulture, vol. 30, no. 7: March, 1940,   pp. [177]-208

Page 199

    Tuesday, April 2nd, 1940 
Milwaukee Gas Light Company 
  Auditorium-426 E. Wiscon- 
       sin Ave., Milwaukee 
9 a.m.-Staging a successful flow- 
  er show. Mrs. Chester Thomas, 
9:30 to 12 M.-Selection and 
  growing of plant material for 
  exhibition purposes. Maud R. 
  Jacobs, Kentucky. 
1 p.m.-A few things exhibitors 
  should know about color. Emma 
  Schipper, Milwaukee. 
1:30 p.m.-Judging flower show 
  exhibits. Maud R. Jacobs. 
3:00-3:30 p.m.-Judging artistic 
  arrangements. Mrs. J. Martin 
  Johnson, Ripon. 
  Admission: 50c for the entire 
  Miss Maud Jacobs is a nation- 
ally known lecturer and author of 
several garden books. 
  All members are urged to at- 
T HE Ravenswood Garden Club 
   announces that Alfred Hottes 
of Better Homes and Gardens, 
Des Moines, Iowa, will lecture at 
the Wauwatosa Woman's Club 
on Monday evening, April 1st, 
under the sponsorship of the 
Ravenswood Club. Admission will 
l)e 50c. 
T HE Kenosha County Garden 
   Club invites all garden club 
members to attend their meet- 
ing on the evening of April 3rd 
it, the Lecture Room of the Ke- 
nosha Historical and Art Mu- 
seum. Mr. Alfred Hottes of Bet- 
tcr Homes and Gardens will be 
the speaker. His topic will be 
"The Garden's Answer to Our 
Quest for Happiness." The lec- 
ture will be free. 
   Mrs. Chester Thomas, Chairman 
 W  HAT is a Garden Center? is 
     very likely to be a question in 
 your minds. 
 It is a place where gardeners or 
 those who want to become gardeners 
 can go to get facts and information 
 concerning and relating to any and 
 every phase of gardening. 
 Such a place should have a refer- 
 ence library, which would consist of 
 books, periodicals, magazine articles, 
 garden club papers, which would fur- 
 nish such information and knowledge 
 to gardeners. 
 At the height of the planting season 
 a person who is well informed in the 
 art of gardening should be in attend- 
 ance to give first hand information 
 and advice. 
 It should be a meeting place where 
 everyone-non-members  as well as 
 members of garden clubs can come for 
 information and inspiration. 
 School children could be interested 
 in the Center and taught to use it to 
 learn about conservation of plants, 
 birds and beauty spots. 
 As the Garden Center chairman, it 
 is my ambition to establish one or 
 more Garden Centers in each district 
 in the state. 
 It is not necessary to have an elab- 
 orate set-up. You can start with a 
 table in a library or department store, 
 having a question box, a bulletin board, 
 reference books 'and magazines, with 
 members of your club in charge. 
 Garden Centers can be established 
 in different ways-sometimes by a 
 single club, sometimes by a group of 
 clubs in adjacent communities work- 
 ing together. 
 Garden clubs could be of great as- 
 sistance to the Garden Center by fur- 
 nishing copies of their papers written 
 by club members. 
 If each garden club would give a 
 book or a year's subscription to a 
 magazine, think what a good library 
 could be built up in a short time for 
 the Garden Center. For more infor- 
 mation about Garden Centers, write 
 Mrs. Chester Thomas, 2579 Downer 
 Avenue, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 
 "Dear Mr. Editor: Will you 
 please read the enclosed short 
 story carefully and return it to 
 me with your candid criticism as 
 soon as possible, as I have other 
 irons in the fire." 
 "Dear Sir: Remove irons and 
insert short story." 
  I will appreciate suggestions at any 
time from junior workers throughout the 
state. Write me if I can be of help 
to you. 
  The following are a few suggestions 
for our junior garden club meetings. 
  1. A short meeting is always advis- 
able because children's interest is held 
for only a short time, on one subject. 
Meetings should be for not more than 
one-half hour. 
  2. A child remembers what he sees 
longer than the things he hears. There- 
fore use pictures whenever possible. The 
motion picture film, "Once Upon a Time" 
from the Bureau of Visual Instruction, 
University of Wisconsin, Madison, is 
good. Also films and slides from the 
Conservation Department, State Capitol, 
  3. Children are interested in Indian 
lore. Any  public library has books 
on this subject. 
  4. Make scrap books during the meet- 
ing. A picture to represent each lesson 
may be of help. 
  I would suggest the following sub- 
ject for March, which is Wild Life 
month. Show the new Wild Life. stamps 
and explain their purpose, and urge 
children to buy them. Let the children 
name and discuss the animals and birds 
pictured on the stamps. 
  5. Use old seed catalogs and have 
trembers pick out flowers that they 
know. Then point out some they should 
know. Encourage them to select flowers 
they should grow, and purchase the seed. 
  The Children's Flower Mission, 5700 
Detroit Avenue, Cleveland, has penny 
packets of seeds. 
  Let us hear from you. 
  Mrs. Max J. Schmitt, 1912 N. 84th 
Street, Wauwatosa, Junior Chairman. 
  See list of plants recommended 
for trial on page 200. 
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