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Bits and pieces from 1904


From the January 1904 issue of The National Nurseryman, this publication's great uncle, we find bits and pieces of news and commentary, including the following:

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Buffalo Bill Reclaiming Land.

Colonel W. F. Cody, better known as "Buffalo Bill," is preparing to put through a big reclamation project in Wyoming, which involves the segregation of 110,000 acres of land on the north bank of the Shoshone River, near Cody. This will be reclaimed by irrigation, an enterprise that will involve the expenditure of not less than $1,000,000. Colonel Cody has completed one canal for the irrigation of a concession of 40,000 acres, and is anxious to get the larger project underway.

Not In Nursery Rows.

In the F.R. Pierson Nursery at Scarborough, N.Y., instead of the familiar parallel rows, one finds irregular and picturesque groupings of stock so planted as to set forth the full character of each subject in decorative effect, the taller material in the background and the low in front, skirting well-built, winding driveways from which customers may inspect the stock under best conditions and make personal selections without leaving their carriages. For a nursery catering to a cultured community, says American Florist, this method impresses one as eminently sagacious and practical and we are assured by Mr. Pierson that it pays in every way, the massed plantings being cared for at even less expense than when laid out on the usual parallel-row plan.

To Fertilize Their Nurseries

Jackson & Perkins Co, Newark, N.Y., received from Kansas City, late in the Fall, two car-loads of young cattle which they will fatten during the Winter and resell next Spring. While they, of course, hope to make a profit on the transaction, the chief object is to provide an abundant supply of manure for use in their nurseries. The cellar has already been dug for a large new cattle barn which will be completed next season. This will provide enough additional room so that one hundred and fifty head can be handled each season. It is this liberal fertilization of the land together with high cultivation that have given to the Jackson & Perkins Nurseries the high reputation which they enjoy.