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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 197

      The Christmas Rose 
  This spring will be the time to 
  plant Helleborus Niger - the 
Christmas Rose, so you may have 
its beautiful white flowers from 
November through February. It 
likes a sheltered spot, shaded 
from the hot sun in the summer, 
but likes sunshine in winter when 
it blooms. It likes a rich soil. 
  To brighten your garden late 
in the season, plant the dwarf as 
well as tall growing Hardy As- 
ters. The newer varieties are 
very much improved. 
         Hardy Mums 
  Do not forget to make your se- 
lection of Hardy   Chrysanthe- 
mums also, if you desire plenty 
of bloom this fall. They appre- 
ciate plenty of water when buds 
start-also fertilizer. We are ad- 
vised to divide our plants-and 
it's a very good plan. But-I like 
to leave a few large plants un- 
disturbed, they really make a 
grand show the second year. 
  Do you know seedlings from 
weedlings? One firm   puts out 
flower seeds in packets with 
small pen and ink sketches, which 
make the identification of the 
true seedlings a simple task. 
  Chrysanthemum    f I o w e r e d 
American Beauty Marigolds give 
you the same show in the gar- 
den as do the older varieties- 
but are much more graceful, 
they really look like a Chrysan- 
  If you have been having 
trouble growing  Snapdragon- 
Ask for the rust proof varieties. 
  The tree or bush Balsams are 
a great improvement over the 
old fashioned sorts. The flowers, 
very large and very double, can 
be used for very charming and 
unusual table decorations. 
  "Can I lead a good Christian 
life in New York City on $15 a 
week?" a young man once asked 
Dr. S. Parkes Cadman. 
  "My   boy," was the    reply, 
"that's all you can do." 
     (Continued from Page 195) 
to combat any thrips that may be 
resident thereon, it was found 
that from 37 to 69 per cent of 
the chemical was removed from 
a 1 to 1,000 solution, in the pres- 
ence of temperatures of 60' and 
70' F., respectively, when the 
gladiolus corms, encased in buir- 
lap bags, were immersed in the 
liquid for a period of 17 hours. 
  "No significant differences 
couhld be detected between the re- 
stilts obtained at the two solution 
  "Attempts to use the solutions 
for a second bath of corms, by 
recharging with  approxinmately 
one-half the original quantity of 
the chemical, by weight, resulted 
in the production of solutions of 
varying strength which could not 
be relied upon to kill gladiolus 
thrips on the corms. 
  "It was concluded, therefore, 
that to obtain a satisfactory re- 
action from the mercuric chlo- 
ride treatment a fresh solution 
should be prepared for each batch 
of corms to be treated." 
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