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

Wisconsin horticulture, vol. 30, no. 6: February, 1940,   pp. [145]-176


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WISCONSIN  HORTICULTURE 
terial. She asks that you con- 
tinue to send her questions and 
suggestions   about your   pro- 
grams. 
   Don't forget to listen to the 
 splendid broadcasts which Mrs. 
 R. H. Malisch has arranged over 
 WTMJ. See January Horticul- 
 ture for schedule. 
 PLAN FOR THE STATE FAIR 
        FLOWER SHOW 
 W ITH our gardens carefully 
      tucked in for the winter; 
 with the holidays safely over; 
 with a short breathing spell in 
 which to remember last year's 
 flower pictures, both good and 
 bad, we look forward eagerly to 
 the new catalogs which are be- 
 ginning to appear in each day's 
 mail. (I've had so many the post- 
 man too will be glad when spring 
 comes.) 
 Of course all of us look first 
 for the gay new annuals and the 
 "something different" perennials. 
 Rust - resistant  snapdragons; 
 sweet peas "larger than ever;" 
 petunias so ruffled they look 
 double to our covetous eyes; 
 scarlet zinnias the size of young 
 sunflowers; stocks with florets 
 resembling gardenias - if we 
 only had room for all of them! 
 We hope each garden club will 
 plan to try some of these newest 
 varieties as well as those of past 
 year's instructions. Much inter- 
 est was shown in this class at 
 the last year's State Fair Flower 
 Show, and we are planning a 
 more extensive classification in 
 this year's schedule. 
 So read all the glowing de- 
 scriptions, select those that ap- 
 peal most (even if yotu have to 
pull straws for the final choice), 
and plan to represent your club 
at the next State Fair Flower 
Show. 
  PLAN-PLANT-EXHIBIT. 
  Mrs. W. F. Roecker, Chair- 
man, State Fair Flower Show. 
   SPRING FLOWER SHOW 
     WISCONSIN GARDEN 
     CLUB FEDERATION 
         May 17, 18, 19 
 By Dr. Carl Schwendener, Chn. 
 W E are going to have a state 
      flower show-it was so or- 
 dered by the Executive Board. 
 Our president very much desires 
 it, and we have been talking 
 about it for quite a few years, so 
 why not do so. It will bring 
 members from different parts of 
 the state in closer contact. By all 
 working for one project, we will 
 bring different ideas to one cen- 
 tral location where we can all 
 get them and have lots of fun 
 doing it. 
           The Place 
  Here is good news! Wauwa- 
tosa has just completed a Field 
House, which is almost designed 
for our purpose, and the Park 
Board has given us the use of it 
for our show, for a nominal 
charge to cover any expenses 
they may have in granting us 
the use of this building. It is one 
story high with an arched ceil- 
ing, good lighting with windows 
that lend themselves for our lit- 
tle gardens and terrace gardens. 
You can drive up to it to unload. 
There is parking space for all 
the cars and it is easy to get to 
from out of town. We could not 
get the Electric Company Build- 
ing as they are remodelling it 
and the Auditorium is too expen- 
sive. 
  The date is May 17, 18, and 19, 
and we can start on the 16th to 
set up our show. The schedule 
and floor plans are already being 
worked on and will be sent to 
you as soon as possible. 
  The schedule will call for win- 
dow   gardens, terrace gardens 
with potted plants, spring gar- 
dens, door yard gardens, shadow 
boxes, still life with screen back- 
ground, terrariums and flower 
arrangements, so you can start 
thinking about putting on an ex- 
hibit. 
ASHLAND CLUB APPRE- 
   CIATES LANTERN SLIDE 
           LECTURE 
 A LETTER from Prof. New- 
     ton Bobb, Northland Col- 
 lege, Ashland, who had charge of 
 showing the lantern slides loaned 
 the Ashland Garden Club by the 
 Wisconsin Horticultural Society 
 for their January meeting, writes 
 as follows: 
   "The lantern slides and lecture 
 you sent us were given at our 
 meeting. You asked for sugges- 
 tions for improving the lecture 
 and pictures, but there is not 
 much I can give you. As far as 
 I can see, it is a very fine piece 
 of work. The questions asked in 
 the lectures add much to the 
 meeting  since they stimulated 
 thought and discussion." 
 The Society is glad to know 
 that the slides and lecture are of 
 help to our member clubs. 
 NATIONAL WILDLIFE RES- 
      TORATION WEEK 
          March 17-23 
T HE National Wildlife Feder- 
   ation announces the third an- 
nual National Wildlife Restora- 
tion Week to be held March 17 
through 23. 
  In every corner of our great 
land, men, women and children 
will rededicate themselves to the 
struggle to preserve and restore 
our country's natural resources. 
  Wildlife Poster Stamps com- 
memorating the 3rd observance 
of National Wildlife Restoration 
Week are issued this year in 
sheets of 100, four blocks of 25 
stamps, each block having a dif- 
ferent key stamp, 100 stamps 
selling for $1.00. The 24 stamps 
include 10 upland game and song 
birds, 5 mammals, 4 fish, 3 wild- 
flowers, and 2 trees. A new al- 
bum of 72 pages will sell for 50c. 
  The Wildlife stamps are being 
sent to the various chairmen of 
organizations cooperating with 
the movement, and will be sold 
by all garden clubs in Wisconsin. 
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February, 1940 


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