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Title: Florists' review [microform]

Identifier: 5205536_37_2

Year: 1912 (1910s)


Subjects: Floriculture

Publisher: Chicago : Florists' Pub. Co

Contributing Library: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

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Mabch 9, 1916.- The Florists' Review Further information concerning the A. C. B. A.' tournament can be obtained from Secretary Tom Grant, of the Chamber of Commerce, 1202 F street, northwest, Washington, D. C. UHL THE UNTJSUAL? No, It's the Editor. Here is a column from the Bepublican of Greenfield, O., sent in hj the Mount Gilead Floral Co. It occupied the full right-hand column of the front page and it's worth reading. Appar- ently it is a manifestation of the edi- tor's great good nature and the facility with which he wields his pen, but it might be the work of the advertising department. Anyway, it's easy to read and worth reading; perhaps even worth using for advertising copy in another country paper afar from Greenfield. CALLA FOLIAGE SCALDED. I am sending you some calla lily leaves which seem to be affected, but I cannot find the cause of the trouble. I have not had any good flowers from these plants, but the foliage looked all right until about two weeks ago. These plants became dried out at one time and I turned the hose on them, and since then they have looked as if scalded. When I put the bulbs in the bed last August I did not cover them as I usually do. Perhaps that had something to do with it. E. H. M.—la. The leaves have every appearance of having been scalded by the sun. I think your plants are probably stand- ing where the sun's rays strike them through some defective glass. A light shade over the glass would remedy the trouble. Give the plants an abundant water supply, feed liberally and they should still give you a good number of flowers. C. W. Huntington, Ind.—George Pastor re- cently suffered a loss by the seepage of illuminating gas from a main broken by sewer diggers. He has brought suit against the sewer digger and also against the gas company. Secaucus, N. J.—The will of August Junge, of Secaucus, who retired from the firm of Komitsch & Junge a year ago and who died February 16, has just been probated. After making twenty- two bequests aggregating $32,000 he <lirected that "all the rest, residue and remainder of my estate I give and be- <iueath to the imperial government of Germany to be used for the benefit of the wounded soldiers and the soldiers' widows and orphans in such manner as the imperial government of Germany shall see fit and proper." Johnsvllle, Pa.—Fire partly destroyed the upper range of greenhouses of James Moss, early in the morning of March 4. The prompt arrival of the fire company made it possible to save part of the greenhouses and the service buildings, but it was zero at the time and nearly everything in the houses was ruined. The loss is especially un- fortunate from the fact.that Mr. Moss ■was behind in the shipment of many ■wholesale orders for young stock and now will be required to refund a con- siderable sum to those whose orders he can not fill as expected.


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MR. UHL, THE FLORIST. Enill Ubl is an enthusiastic florist. Emll Ubl is entliusiastic, for that matter, anywtiere and at any time. When be walks downtown he puts enthusiasm into every step. When he says "good morning" be says it enthusiastically, and the smile that accompanies ripples his countenance as the peb- ble dropped in the pool ripples the placid sur- face. When Alsace-Lorraine cradled Emll Uhl in the late fifties she was nursing a ray of sansblne that has lost none of Its warmth through the processes of age. If Emll ever bad a care, or if fate ever double-crossed him she got none of her delight out of the publicity that he gave to the incident. He's one of those rare specimens that refuses to follow your hard-luck story with one of his own. Whenever there is a holiday on, Emll is out with the bloom from the houses of glass. Some- bow or other America will always associate a flower with every gala day, religious, social or patriotic. Easter brings the lily in all its loveliness for our admiration. Memorial day, as a matter of tribute, brings out all varieties. Thanksgiving gives us the chrysanthemum, big and fluCTy and in all the shades which the specialists are able to produce. When Christmas comes, then the poinsettia makes its appearance, natural, artiflcial, or both, and on all these days and others of lesser import, Emll Uhl is on hand witt> a downtown store that flower lovers may step in and admire and buy for themselves or their friends. That's a fine practice of Mr. Uhl, and* people should encourage the enterprise. Whenever Mr. Uhl opens up a place downtown people should patronize, even though tliey bought but a single bloom, or a blooming plant in pot for table decoration. Did yon ever take a blooming plant as a lit- tle surprise to the queen of your household? Well, as a surprise, it is unmatchable. Try it. The next time yon have a chance to buy a plant In bloom, take it home and say to friend wife: "Saw this downtown and thought it would look awfully pretty in the center of our dinner table. Fix it up kind o' tasty like." Better have a bottle of smelling salts in yonr pocket, for she might faint. Better, also, set the plant down before you make your little speech, then you can have the use of both arms to catch her as she falls. When she recovers she will forthwith become your press agent. She'll run all over the neigh- borhood to tell the neighbors that you brought home a blooming plant as a table decoration. Of course she won't say it is the first one you ever brought home. She'll tell It as if it was your daily practice. Therein is the sting for the poor woman next door, who is married to a cold- hearted mutt that wouldn't think of a plant for the table in a million years. The next day when you walk downtown the children next door will part the lace curtains and point yon out as the man who bought a blooming plant and took it home as % gift to his wife. Now don't spill the beans by telling friend wife that the next time Mr. Uhl brings some flowering plants downtown you'll buy one and bring It home. Act wise when you read this and exhibit a rank indifference. Might say by way of comment, that you've got other use for your money. That will sound natural to friend wife. But down deep In your heart make an eight by ten resolution that the next time Emll gives yon a chance, plunk goes two-bits or a half for a pretty plant in bloom, and don't forget the smelling salts. MOTT-LY MUSINGS. Tho Imlay Co., of Zanesville^.Q., has remodeled its store to meet tVe re- quirements of a combined flower and seed business. The new plan is excel- lent in arrangement and saving of space. Along the entire counter and facing the customer is an extension of about six inches, divided into sections and covered with what are best de- scribed as miniature greenhouse venti- lators. The seeds are arranged in con- secutive order, plainly labeled with the percentage of germination, which gives the buyer a correct estimate of the quantity needed. Arranged in draw- ers and on shelves opposite, the stock is carried in packet and package to correspond with the seed compartments, as far as possible. This plan does away with bins and bags, so often seen, and insures stock from getting mixed> as is often the case in busy times. Both branches of the business are stead- ily increasing. T. M. Fitzgerald, of Beaver, Pa., has noted the cut of carnations from the range built last year and is positive it pays to keep the houses as light as possible by cleaning and painting. A branch store has been opened at Beaver Falls, and as there are several promis- ing junior Fitzgeralds, it is possible a chain of stores may be established in nearby towns, to be supplied, in part, by the home range. Thomas Bolton, of Beaver Falls, Pa., reports a good season. A local club patterned after Pittsburgh is a pos- sibility, with Mr. Bolton as its hustling president. J. S. Hennon & Sons, of New Castle, Pa., owing to the heavy demand, will be unable to make a display at the Na- tional Flower Show at Philadelphia, but they intend to hold a local spring show. Funeral work keeps all hands busy. Butz Bros., of New Castle, Pa., were arranging to fill an order at San An- tonio, Tex., through the F. T. D. when I called. B. F. Engle, of Rochester, Pa., says the French and Dutch bulbous stock certainly was never more welcome than this season. It has helped in many a pinch. George Huscroft, of Steubenville, O., is devoting all of his time to his new store. His many friends will be sorry to know that he suddenly has become deaf, which afSiction, it is hoped, may be overcome. The Bell Floral Co., of Franklin, Pa., has adopted "Bells" for a trade-mark. Valentine's day orders caused a merry jingle. J. A. Peterson & Sons, of Cincinnati, are enjoying a good share of the sea- son's prosperity. Mr. Peterson, accom- panied by Miss Peterson, is at French Lick Springs for a rest previous to visiting the National Flower Show at Philadelphia, for which Roger Peterson says he is getting in his best licks to produce some prize-winning stock. In Cincinnati I met S. S. Skidelsky, of Philadelphia, who incidentally was booming the National Flower Show and prophesying a positive success. We both were reminiscent, as old travelers from the Quaker City, and agreed with John E. Angle, of Mansfield, O., that at whatever angle one looks at the business prospect, it points upward and onward. W. M.



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