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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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$2,500. "A manl with this capital 
and a family that is a help ought to 
do well." 
   After discussing inl detail equip- 
 irent for the beginner, crops and 
 Marketing Mr. l)avis concluded as 
 follows: 
   "1 would advise every maan to try 
 gardening if lie intends putting his 
 whole soul into tile work and has a 
 genuine love for that particular kind 
 of work. If he has not there is little 
 Ilse to try." 
   Mr. Ernest Go(zenbach of Sheboy- 
 gan was there; it is getting to be a 
 habit with him to attend horticultural 
 meetings and soon it will be impos- 
 sible to keel) him  away from    our 
 conventions.  Mr.   Gonzenbaeh    i s 
 President of air interurban railway, 
 of a light and lpower eornpany and a 
 few more of tile indlustries that make 
 of Slheboygan such a humming, buzz- 
 irg little city. Mr. Gonzenbach is 
 irrodst',--al out railways, etc., but iot 
 ahout gardening, farming and fruit 
 growing for lie is now a farmer, the 
 virus is in his blood and no matter 
 how deeply lie may be involved in 
 the city's business the grip of the 
 soil will hold him and ir e is "one of 
 us" for all time. All this is per- 
 sonal but for that matter so was the 
 paper on "Advantages tie ()ountry 
 Offei's to the City-bred Man." It was 
 a picture of possibilities but drawn 
 by a business man who can bring to 
 farming that which it needs most of 
 all today, business training; it was 
 more, it was i cOilnrion senscr view 
 emphasized by a strong personality 
 cutting through tlre shallow varnish 
 and veneer of the mniddle class city 
 dweller. Our readers will have the 
 paper entire in aun early issue. 
   The Back to the Land session was 
closed by a clear, business-like talk 
by Prof. J. G. Moore, who outlined 
the courses offered to \vouhl-be hor- 
ticulturists by the State University. 
Prof. Moore enlmphasized the state- 
ment of a writer in a popular maga- 
zine that the University of Wiscon- 
sin "teaches everything everywhere." 
For the young man who aims to be 
a scientist the four-year course is 
waiting as soon as lie graduates from 
the high school. If he wants a two 
year practical course with enough of 
the scientific to make I good mixture 
SCONSIN  HORTICULTURE 
he need not wait for high school 
graduation. If either of these seenm 
too long there is the ever popular 
Short Course of fourteen weeks which 
may Ite followed the next winter by 
fourteen weeks of advanced work. 
To meet the needs of the very needy 
a ten days' midwinter course is of- 
fered. This would seemn to be enough 
for anybody. 
   The Gardening Sessiom     was not 
 less interesting than usual. Flowers 
 from Frost to Frost and Best Varie- 
 ties of Vegetables for the Amateur 
 were topics ably presented by two del- 
 egates of the Lake Geneva Garden- 
 ers' Association. Our Lake Geneva 
 brethren tire not always in    close 
 touch with the conlmereial end of 
 orr business nor do they pretend tI 
 le but when it comes to the best in 
 flowers and vegetables and the way ti 
 grow them we stand ready to listen 
 to these gardeners who have been 
 train((e] from chitdhoood in the firl(, 
 art of producing only the best oft 
 everything. 
   Mr. E. II. Nilhs of the White Elii 
 Nursery Co., of Ocononrowoc spoke 
 understandingly and from experience 
 ablut "Making (Country 1lomes At- 
 tractive." This is Mr. Niles' long 
 suit, niakinrg lomes attractive, and 
 a fer listening to him wI were sat- 
 isfied that tire pdarting of trees, 
 shrubs and flowers for best effects 
 even oil SO limit(]ed air area ais ii farin 
 yar I involves a knowleldge of land- 
 scapre art. 
 At 4:30 1). M . as per schedrlule Pris- 
 iderit Toole giuided tire crowd down 
 to the lake front where Prof. J. (l. 
 Milward  was waiting    with  spray 
 punip loaded to the nozzle, harrels 
 of Bordeaux, tubs of lead arserati 
 ani other paraphernalia and impedi- 
 reirtia too ,rnrmerous to rmrentitorn, ,ilit 
 forgetting it blue jenrs suit.  M iI- 
 ward wore the jeans and we tire sus- 
 picious that it was less for protec- 
 tion than for the purpose of getting 
 close to the farmers. At any rate 
 lie does all of that and from what 
 we know    of "Jimmie"    Milward's 
 field work tdroughout the state we 
 are led to believe that there is no one 
 else out at the College who has done 
 more to inspire confidence in the 
splendid work being done for tie 
October 1910 
farmers through tire Extension De- 
partment. 
   The first great task encountered 
 by the College is to convince the 
 farmers and fruit growers thqt the 
 scientific fellows, the hook-farmers 
 really know anything and to many 
 of them it is a revelation to meet a 
 real live "Professor" and find that he 
 walks on his two feet and not Oer 
 stilts, speaks iin the language of the 
 farm and-wears jeamns. 
   Mr. Milward's talk was clear and 
 concise, the very A B C of tire art, 
 (very step in tire making of Bor- 
 deaux illustrated-and explaired. 
   The evening program consisted of 
excellent nlusie hy it local quartette 
and Illt( annual illustrated lecture by 
1"rof. Elsmn. We mIust adopt Prof. 
Elsoluri, legally. We  have enjoyed 
theise snappy   illustrated talks for 
three sieasors  i w o", anld a suirmein 
iIeetinig would not he( Complete with- 
out  oiirr. 
               Exhibits 
  The exhibits in all lin-s were more 
extensive than any one anticipated. 
A fair shiwing of apples, 4"3 plates 
in all, ii very good display of garden 
flowers and some splendid exhibits of 
vegetables.  M. Jorgensen, gardener 
for ,John llI)upeC ard P. 1. (Cserny, 
gareiner for  Mrs. If. II. Shufeldt, 
each exhibited clhice vegetables and 
flowers. It adrlilion to these tire 
Lake GeIneva Garileners brought along 
a vegetabld show that for variety and 
quality could not ire excelled; every- 
thing in tire catalogs from  Aspara- 
gus to Turnips was there, including 
Swiss (Chard, 0kra, Kohl Rabi, Arti- 
choke, Broccoli, Endive, Leek, besides 
the regrular kinds. This display wag 
not entirii for preniiunIIs, just a 
compliment froii   tie Lake (Genevw 
delegat ion. 
         Among Those Present 
  Among the officers all were pires- 
cut except Nourse and Moyle of the 
Executive   Committee. From     Mil- 
waukee, C. B. Whitnall, Dr. Bab- 
cock, Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Dunning, 
Mrs. Richardson, C. D. MacGilfrey 
and unility others riot members. 
  N. A Rasmussen and A. Christen- 
sen of Oshkosh, Ii. 0. Cooper of 
Montello, eight delegates from Lake 
Geneva, (leo. .1. Kellogg and wife 


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