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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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WISCONSIN  HORTICULTURE2 
TO GARDEN CLUB PROGRAM 
          CHAIRMEN 
D   ID  you notice the list of 
     lantern slides on gardening 
topics available free of charge 
to any Wisconsin garden club 
affiliated with the Horticultural 
Society, as listed on page 165 of 
the February issue of Wisconsin 
Horticulture ? 
  We also suggest to program 
chairmen that they send for a 
copy of the slides and motion pic- 
ture films available from  the 
Conservation Commission, State 
Capitol, Madison. The Bureau of 
Visual   Instruction, University 
Extension, Madison, Wisconsin, 
also has a list of slides and films. 
Good   programs can      be built 
around these pictures. 
  It might be well for garden 
club presidents to send the names 
of their program chairmen to the 
office of the Horticultural Soci- 
ety early in the year so that we 
can send them sources of pro- 
gram material. In spite of having 
published the list of slides twice 
in Wisconsin Horticulture, -Oc- 
tober and February issues-pro- 
gram   chairmen still write us, 
"Where can we get slides?' 
FUCHSIA SCARLET BEAUTY 
A NEW herbaceous-shrub type 
     of fuchsia is available this 
year. It is said to have sufficient 
hardiness to withstand our north- 
ern winters. 
  Fuchsia Scarlet Beauty was 
originated by  Mr. George C. 
Lodge of northern Ohio. After 
experimenting for years, he final- 
ly succeeded in finding a single 
plant which survived the most 
severe winters in his locality. 
  The plant will attain a height 
of two feet and it blooms con- 
tinuously from June until frost. 
  The plant freezes to the ground 
each winter after the manner of 
the Butterfly Bush. In the spring 
it comes up from the eye which 
forms below the surface of the 
ground. 
  MILWAUKEE GARDEN CLUB 
  MEETINGS WELL ATTENDED 
ORE than 400 garden club members 
     have attended the series of meetings 
the first two weeks in February at which 
the program was furnished by the Wis- 
consin Horticultural Society. Secretary 
H. J. Rahmlow presented the following 
program: 
  1. A motion picture illustrating trans- 
planting and division of perennials; re- 
pairing the lawn, and pruning shrubs 
and evergreens. 
  2. New things in horticulture. 
  3. Colored slides illustrating new va- 
rieties of annuals and perennials with 
a discussion of their value for our 
gardens. 
  This program is being given this year 
by the Horticultural Society to practi- 
cally all garden clubs in the state where 
dates can be arranged without conflict. 
          March Meetings 
  During the first week in March meet- 
  ings were held at the Racine, Lake Gen- 
eva, Lake Geneva Gardeners Association, 
Elkhorn, Zenda, La Belle, and Menom- 
once Falls Garden Club. In many cases 
nearby garden  clubs were invited to 
attend. During  the second week  in 
March meetings will be held as fol- 
lows: March 11, Fond du    Lac and 
Brandon. Fond du Lac Library, 2 p. in., 
Evening, meeting in Plymouth; Tuesday, 
March 12, Manitowoc Fruit Growers 1 p. 
in.; Evening, Manitowoc Garden Club; 
Wednesday, March 13, Kohler and She- 
boygan Garden Clubs; evening, Cedar- 
burg, City hall, 7:30 p. in. 
  Monday, April 1, Ripon Garden Clubs 
  at 2 p. in.; evening, Oshkosh Horticul- 
tural Society; Tuesday, April 2, evening 
meeting Menasha and Neenah Garden 
Clubs; Wednesday, April 3, Iola Garden 
Club meeting with the Scandinavia and 
Waupaca garden clubs at 2 p. m.; 
Thursday, April 4, Winneconne  and 
Omro at Winneconne at 2 p. in.; evening 
Oakfield. 
  Monday, April 8, Oconto Falls 2 p. m.; 
evening meeting, Green Bay; Tuesday, 
April 9, Marinette Garden Club, 7:30 p. 
m. 
  Dates for following meetings will be 
announced in our next issue. 
GARDEN CLUBS NOT LISTED 
        IN DIRECTORY 
T HE following garden clubs 
    are members, but officers for 
1940 were not sent in: Cambridge 
and Lake Ripley; Elm Grove; 
Hawthorne; Kaukauna; Country- 
side; Violet, North Prairie; Ce- 
resco,  Ripon;   and   Waukesha 
County. 
       NEW BOOKS FOR 
          GARDENERS 
Available From the Traveling Library 
    By Jennie Schrage, Librarian 
T HE following garden books have 
   been acquired during the past year 
by the Traveling Library Department, 
State Office Building, Madison, and 
may be borrowed through your local 
library, if you have one, or direct by 
mail if there is no public library in 
your community. The books are loaned 
for periods of three weeks. 
  The Indoor Garden, Abbott 
  Chemical Gardening for the Ama- 
    teur, Connors & Tiedjens 
  Hardy Chrysanthemums, Cumming 
  What to do with Herbs, Dennis 
  Gardening as a Hobby, Edminister 
  The World Was My Garden, Fair- 
    child 
  Fun With Flowers, Ferguson and 
    Sheldon 
  Flower Shows and How to Stage 
    Them, Fisher 
  Designs for Living  Out-of-Doors, 
    Goldsmith 
  American Highways and Roadsides, 
    Gubbels 
  The Spirit of the Garden, Hutcheson 
  Growing Plants Without Soil, Matlin 
  Gardening in the Shade, Morse 
  Garden Planning and Building, Ort- 
    loff and Raymore 
  Alpine Flowers, Schroeter 
  The Sniall Garden, Storm 
  eFruit Crops, Talbert and Murneek 
  Lilies for American Gardens, Slate 
  The Garden Dictionary, Taylor 
  The Vegetable Growing   Business, 
    Watts 
  Withii. My Garden Walls, Whitman 
  Garden in Color, Wilder 
  Hedges, Screens and Windbreaks, 
    Wy~nai 
  The following are less practically 
concerned with the garden, perhaps, 
but will be of interest to garden lov- 
ers : 
  Partner of Nature, Burbank 
  The Gardener's Travel Book, Far- 
  rington 
  Rustic Construction, Hunt 
  Book of the Broadleaf Trees, Lamb 
  The Orchid Hunters, MacDonald 
  Birds in the Garden and How to 
  Attract Them, McKenny 
  A Book of Wild Flowers, McKenny 
  Earth's Green Mantle, Manghiam 
  Suwanee   River;  Strange  Green 
  Land, Matschat 
  Sundials, Mayall 
  Edible Wild Plants, Medsger 
  Poisonous Plants of the   United 
  States, Muenschen 
  Green Grows the City, Nichols 
  Flowering Earth, Peattie 
  Stories and  Legends  of Garden 
  Flowers, Quinn. 
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