Wisconsin Farmer and Northwestern Cultivator Volume 8

Wisconsin Farmer and Northwestern Cultivator Volume 8

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1856 edition. Excerpt: ...but this opinion is now mostly abandoned. so are little children nearest to God. The following extract, from the recently published volume of Transactions of the Illinois Stabe Agricultural Society, from the pen of J. O. Baavrou, Esq., strikes us as particularly sound and practical in its character, and seasonable at this time for the lovers of evergreens, in Wisconsin as well as Illinois. We commend it to the careful perusal of those who would add this most beautiful of all contrasting ornaments to their landscape scenery. His recommendation of native varieties in the main, in preference to those of foreign growth and doubtful hardihood, is in exact accordance with our own judgment and experience. Then, again, the peculiar and delicate character of evergreens under removal and domestication, should fully admonish all not to throw away their money upon uncertain trees, at uncertain seasons of the year, and in uncertain hands, when the only probable certainty is that they will die out on your hands. Our own advice to all who can is to cultivate evergreens, by all means, but to do it in the right way, and in no other: "DEAR D0c'roR----In looking for a subject with which to comply with your invitation to write an article for your forthcoming vol. of Transactions, I could think of none more likely to be of use to the cultivators of the soil oi' your beautiful prairie State, than that of successfully removing evergreens to it, wherel know they appear more in place, and are more attractive than anywhere else perhaps. Our native species have proved not only more hardy, but more attractive I-hall ll mlljnrity of tho.-"c introduced from foreign lands. My own experience being principally with tl.ese, l shall embody the results of my...show more

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  • Paperback | 278 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 499g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236811860
  • 9781236811868