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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

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in the All American Rose Selection 
for the floribunda type; introduced 
  Ideal, bushy plants just about hide 
themselveĀ§ under clusters of large vel- 
vety bloolms of deepest scarlet, the 
fragrant petals surrounding a glowing 
mass of golden stamens. In the rose 
bed or in the border it furnishes a 
continuous display of color from June 
unti frost. Plants are of medium 
ntight with good habit of growth; fol- 
iage glossy green with attractive new 
growth. The floribunda type is noted 
for relative hardiness, disease resist- 
anct and continuous bloom; plants are 
sturdy and are excellent specimens as 
well as pleasing in mass planting for 
color effect. 
  Glossy Chokeberry 
  Having many features that recom- 
mend it for numerous situations the 
Aronia melanocarpa is not used to the 
extent that its beauty, easy growth 
and   hardiness warrant.   Excellent 
where a good showing of flowers, foli- 
age and fruit is desired. Besides its 
use as a specimen it is fine in border 
plantings combining well with ever- 
greens as well as other shrubs. This 
shrub is often recommended for road- 
side plantings and is satisfactory in 
Wisconsin as to climatic conditions and 
  Usually growing to medium height 
the Glossy Chokeberry is covered with 
clusters of white flowers, tinged with 
pink, in early spring. An attractive 
feature in autumn is the red berries, 
ripening in September and persisting 
late into winter. The berries together 
with the dense, clean foliage, which 
turns yellow and red in the autumn, 
present vivid color in the autumn 
  A useful ground cover, edging to 
flower beds and borders and as border 
for evergreen plantings. Growing to 
about 8 inches in height it forms a 
dense carpet; individual plants spread 
to about 18 inches; may be trimmed 
or left natural. Growth is compact; 
does well in sun and light shade; any 
well drained  soil satisfactory; the 
trailing branches root at the nodes. 
Hardy as it withstands temperatures 
20 degrees below zero. Foliage of good 
color; leaves relatively small, narrow- 
oblong in shape. Flowers are reddish 
but inconspicuous. The evergreen fol- 
iage holds its color in winter not being 
subject to burning. 
  Asiatic Sweetleaf. 
  "A plant so hardy and so beautiful 
is deserving of a place in every gar- 
den" is the comment of Mr. E. H. 
Wilson of the Arnold Arboretum in 
his writings. Mr. Wood writes, "A 
plant that has good form, foliage, flow- 
ers and fruits; should be used as often 
as possible." 
  Sweetleaf is a striking and handsome 
plant that will arouse considerable at- 
tention and comment from those who 
see it. It has a compact, rounded 
habit of growth, and its spreading 
branches bear bright green leaves; 
seldom grows over 10 ft. and is well 
adapted  to  border plantings. The 
month of May finds this shrub com- 
pletely covered with a blanket of 
creamy-white flowers borne in clus- 
ters two to three inches long. The ber- 
ries are a clear sapphire blue and re- 
main on the branches long after the 
leaves have fallen. This unusual col- 
or in a shrub makes an excellent addi- 
tion to any planting. 
  Large, showy clusters of trumpet- 
shaped flowers; the fragrance of this 
variety is most pleasing. The outside 
of the petals is flame-coral, and the in- 
side a creamy golden yellow. The fol- 
iage is dark blue-green of good sub- 
stance and adds to the charm of the 
vine. Beautiful, hardy and versatile, 
it is a plant that may be used in many 
gardens. Without shearing Goldflame 
will climb a trellis as the other Loni- 
cera vines, if pruned or sheared it may 
be grown as specimen shrub or can be 
trained as a hedge. Blooming freely 
from spring until frost the plant al- 
ways carries some flowers; as a cut- 
flower this variety is superior to many 
of the Honeysuckles, the foliage also 
being attractive. 
A CARD from Mrs. R. E. Kar- 
     tack  of Baraboo, formerly 
Recording Secretary - Treasurer 
of the Wisconsin Garden Club 
Federation, states that she is en- 
joying a trip to the Hawaiian 
Islands. She says, "It is lovely 
here in this place of almost per- 
petual   sunshine   and   balmy 
breezes. The time passes all too 
  It is interesting to note that 
the  postcard   reached   Madison 
from Honolulu in just 9 days. 
A LFRED HOTTES has again 
     come to the aid of garden- 
ers. He has just finished the 1940 
edition   of "Gardening Guide" 
published by Better Homes and 
Gardens, Des Moines, Iowa, and 
sells for 50c. It is a book of 194 
pages, packed full of practical 
information. We highly recom- 
mend it for every garden club 
member as a real guide and help 
in solving gardening problems. 
  The book covers such interest- 
ing topics as Planning the Gar- 
den, with diagrams; How     to 
plant; How to make lawns; Foun- 
dation planting plans; Garden 
Lighting; Garden soils; Seed sow- 
ing; How to prune; Varieties of 
flowers for the garden; Shrubs, 
evergreens, and vines; Garden ac- 
cessories; and a discussion of spe- 
cial plants such as begonias, lilies 
delphinium, peonies, phlox, etc. 
It closes with 18 pages on "What 
to do Each Month." 
  The Newer and Improved 
    Varieties as well as the 
        Standard Kinds 
      Complete line of 
      Nursery Stock 
      Trees, Shrubs, Roses, 
  Evergreens and Perennials 
        in all varieties 
 Fruit Trees and Small Fruits 
     Fruit Farm & Nurseries 
March, 1940 

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