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OATS, SCOTTISH CHIEF.— Drougl 
proof, very plump kesTiels, immensely product! 

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CORN, SURECROP,— ''^^i^^^^^^^M^^^^'^ 
Matures in 80 days, an immense .■^^^^"^i^s^^r-^^^F''"' 
yielder, quality the best. J^y-'^ ^3rQ^->"*I^C^?SS Sf^'^f 

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L. L. MAY & CO. 

ST. PAUL. MINN. 

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St. Paul, Mifin., Jan. i, !i904. 



To Our Friends and Patrons: 



It affords tis great pleasure to hand you herewith, our Catalogue of Northern Grown Products, which have been grown and aire oftered with 
special reference to the needs of the North and Northwest, hut which, at the same time, are eqvially -valuable for all sections of the country. 
It is. a well established fact that the farther north either vegetable or animal life is developed, the sturdier, hardier and better that development 
is. We oflFer nothing that we cannot recommend, and recommend nothing without first giving it a thorough trial. On this account dttr 
Catalogue has never teemed with novelties, for with the best interest of our customers (and their interest is ours) at heart, we have always 
hesitated to offer anything without feeling in our own hearts that it was as good as, or superior to, well established sorts. While the past 
year as a^whole has been a prosperous one with our farmer friends, still many varieties of seeds were a short crop owing to the cool, wet 
season, w^hich retarded their maturity and impaired their vitality. Anticipating this we have laid in a good supply of all varieties of seeds, but 
would earnestly urge our patrons to order early before stocks become exhausted. Knowing that Northern drown Products are vastly .sttpeiipr 
to all others, and trusting that the perusal of these pages wiU indiice yoti to give t|s all or a portion at least of your orjlers, we beg to remain 

Yours very truly, L. L MAY & CO, 

IN ORDERING GOODS forward by freight or express be sure to -write 
plainly j-^our express or freight office, county and state in full, giviag 
the express or railroad company you prefer to have them sent by. 
This saves time and delay here "and disappointment at your end of 
the line. 

IF SHIPMENTS DO NOT ARRIVE promptly after being notified by 
us, please advise, and we will have them traced at once. 



How to Order. 

YOUR ORDER, no matter how large or small, will always receive our 
prompt and careful attention. 

ORDER EARLY. — We earnestly request all customers to place their 
orders early, as it will assist us gi-eatly in gettingevery thing out pi-omptly. 
USE THE ORDER SHEET in this book. If you wish to order a second 
"time, write 3'our order on a separate sheet of paper and do not mix it 
up in the body of a letter. This will assist us greatly in filling your 
order. Blank order sheets will be sent at anv time upon request. 
C. O. D. SHIPMENTS.— We must decline to sliip goods C O. D. unless 
the purchaser remits in advance sufficient money to pay transportation 
charges and cost of packing, etc., or at least one-third the amount of 
the order. 

ORDERS MUST BE ACCOHPAINED by the money to pay for the goods. 
We cannot open small accounts, and will decline to fill orders unless 
accompanied by the cash. This is a uniform rule from which we cannot 
and will not deviate. 

DON'T FORGET YOUR NAME, POST OFFICE AND STATE.— Every season 
we receive scores of letters and orders from parties who forget to sign 
their name, and do not give their post-office address, 

How to Send Money. 

POST=OFFICE MONEY ORDERS may be obtained at nearly all post 
offices at a ismall cost. This is a good w^ay to send money. 
DRAFTS ON ST. PAUL, NEW YORK. OR GHICAGO can be obtained at 
an3'^ bank and are perfectly safe. 

EXPRESS MONEY ORDERS can be had at the office of the American, 
United States, Adams, Northern Pacific, Wells, Fargo & Co., Great 
Northern or any other express companv. 

REGISTERED LETTERS cost but S cents, and money should be sent in 
this wav in case it cannot be sent bv any of the above methods. 
PERSONAL CHECKS.— Do not send personal checks, as we are obUged to 
pay for collecting same and will therefore liave to deduct this charge 
from ypur order. Besides, orders are held until our bankers report 
checks paid, thiis causing needless delav. 

NEVER SEND SILVER OR CURRENCY in a letter or envelope without 
registering it, as it is unsafe to do so. Every month we have complaints 
from people who send money in this careless manner, which is stolen or 
lost in transit and never reaches us. When remittances are not made 
according to these directions, we disclaim all responsibility. 

How to Ship. 

MAY'S SEEDS POSTPAID.— At the prices quoted in our Catalouge we 
prepay postage on all seeds ordered by packet, ounce, quarter pound, 
pound, pint or quart. On seeds in larger quantities, also plants, trees, 
fruits, etc., ofTered by express or freight, the purchaser pa3's the trans- 
portation charges. 

EXPRESS AND FREIGHT.— Many of our customers do not stop to con- 
sider the difierence between express and freight charges, and frequently 
order lai-ge quantities of seed by express, when it could be sent by fast 
freightjust as well, and at much less expense. The express rates are 
naturally verv much higher than the freight, 

EXPRESS RATES ON SEEDS. PLANTS AND BULBS are 20 per cent, 
lower than merchandise rates. Bear this in mind when receiving stock 
and insist on the express companv giving vou the proper rate. 
DO NOT FORGET TO STATE HOW you wish goods shipped, whether by 
freight or express. Unless you do, we will ship as we think best and 
cannot be held responsible for delavs or expense. 

ST. PAUL, BEING A RAILROAD CENTER, freight rates are exceptionally 
low and freight shipments can be hurried to destination more rapidly 
than froth less favored points. 

PREPAID STATIONS.— Many small railroad stations are prepaid stations 

and the railroads will not accept freight for such points unless charges 
are fullv prepaid. It will save delay if you ascertain if your sta tion is a 
prepaid'one before sending your order and include enough money to 
coyer freight chargels if it is. 



Our Seed Department. 

WE ARE SEED GROWERS.— By this we mean that we do not buy 
our seeds on the open market, as do many firms, btit grow theiii 
ourselves. We know it will pay yon to order May's Seeds, as y.ou 
will then avoid the disappointment which so often follows the sow- 
ing of seeds that are purchased from commission dealers throughout 
the country, seeds which, in many cases, have lain under the counter 
for years, and are worthless to a gardener or a farmer. 
NORTHERN GROWN SEEDS are known to be superior to all others, 
being-earlier, hardier and more productive. 

WE TEST ALL SEEDS as soon as received from our growers, and 
never send out an ounce that does not show a high germinative test. 
THE BEST IS NONE TOO GOOD FOR OUR PATRONS.— And \ve realize 
this as much as any of our largest marlcet gardeners and know 
there is not a firm in the world which is more particular regarding 
the purity of their seeds than we are, but still, like all other seeds- 
men, we do not give any warranty, express or implied, as to the 
description, qxiality, prodttctiveness or any othei- matter connected 
with the seeds, plants, bulbs, etc., which we send out, nor win we 
be responsible in any way for the crop. Every order received for 
goods enumerated in this catalogue will be executed and sent out 
only on these conditions. 

SEEDS FREE. — Extras are sent with each order, and many are the 
kind letters we have received from our customers, who weresurprised 
and delighted with the present of some new and choice seeds, plants 
or fruits which were sent with their order. 

Our Plant Department. 

AT OUR GREENHOUSES on Como Ave., in this city, the most ex- 
tensive in the Northwest, we grow all of our tender plants, young 
roses, etc. At this place we employ experienced rnen who have made 
a life study of plants and who know their habits and needs in every 
particular. 

With all orders for plants we will send free our booklet. The A B 
C's of Successful Floriculture, written especially for us by Eben E. 
Rexford, of the Ladies Home Journal. This booklet contains much 
valuable information on the care and culture of plants, and answers 
many difficult questions which arise daily. 

Our Nursery Department. 

OUR NURSERY, located 15 miles east of St. Paul, is governed by 
the same principle that has developed and built up our immense seed 
bttsiness, viz.: strict integrity in discarding worthless varieties and 
rigid tests in scrutinizing new ones. Nothing but well known, 
tested varieties are offei'ed, and only the best stock shipped out. 

A certificate of inspection from the State inspector of Nurseries, 
showing our stock to be free from San Jose Scale and all other injurious 
insects and diseases will accompany each shipment. 

Realizing the importance of supplying good stocks and of treating 
all orders large and small with the same care and attention, we have 
built up our large business and point with pardonable pride to our 
immense patronage which has been secured by Honest Methods and 
Strict Attention to Details, and respectfully solicit the continuance of 
your kind favors. 

Yours, for the best seeds, plants, and fruits that are produced. 

L. L. MAY & CO., St. Paul, Minn. 



Mad Chatenay Rose. 



(For illustration see front cover.) A Hybrid Tea, 

Everybitxiy loves novelty, change, something' 
new and grand to attract attention and incite interest. We find this in ev-,e^y walk of life and 
in every business or profession. But in thus exploiting new things we often Tose sight of the old 
and tried, the standards which have brought us pleasure, wealth or fame. This fact is es- 
pecially true as regards roses and rose growers. Many new things are oflFered each season, said 
to possess exceptional merit and decided improvement over existing sorts when in reality they 
are vastly inferior in everj^ respect. Often times the good qualities of a plant are hidden or over- 
looked by growers for years, only to be accidentally discovered and revived. The great merits 
and beauty of the Mad Chatenay, seem to have laid dormant for years and its full worth and 
beauty only recently found out. That it is one of the most cliarming varieties in existence no 
lover of flowers can deny. 

ITS COLOR is hard to describe, as the delicate shadings are so perfectly blended ■ into 
and through each other. It is a bright, rose carmine, shaded salmon, a most glorious com- 
bination. Our illustration on front cover while painted from nature, but faintly portrays 
its great beauty. 

THE FLOWERS are of large size, as large or larger than the La France, the buds pointed, of 
fine form for button=hole use. The center petals are slightly recurved. The buds unfold slowly, 
while the flower is most handsome from the time the bud begins to show color until it is fully 
expanded. 

IT NEVER FADES and keeps a remarkably long time, the petals drying up and 
retaining their fine color for months after. Cut blooms have been known to keep their form, 
color and fragrance for two weeks after cutting. 

ITS FRAGRANCE is fine, more like the delicate odor of the Tea Roses than the heavy 
perfume of the Hybrid Perpetuals. 

ITS GROWTH. Ingrowth it is strong, stocky and vigorous, ■with bright, clean, beautiful 
foliage at all times. For indoor growing it has proven a rich boon to the florists, as its free 
blooming qualities, its strong growth^ its freedom from mildew, all combine to make it 
a general favorite. We have grown a large stock of this grand rose, but would advise all our 
customers to place their orders early so as to obtain strong, M'ell-rooted plants before our 
supply is exhausted. 15c each, 2 for 25c, postpaid. $1.20 per dozen by express. 
R<»'i'y5*l««*l Mf^lrkti Pflli-f (See Cut.) An ornamental fruit-bearing tree 
Drd.Zrlalca.n iYlCiUIl rrUlL. that no one should fan to secure. A few years ago 
we introduced this great plant novelty, and our experience with it and the many testirnonials 
received from our patrons, all praising its wonderfiil qualities, only confirm our opinion ex- 
pressed when introducing it, that it is the greatest plant novelty that has ever been ofiered the 
American trade. It is a native of Southern Brazil. It is not only an excellent and valuable 
ornamental plant, with rich green leaves, that at once give it a foremost place in the list ofhand- 
some foliage plants, butit alsofurnishes us with a most 
desirable, egg-shaped, yellowish-orange colored fruit, 
which hangs pendant in clusters, just below the 
beautiful foliage. This fruit is of the most delightful 
flavor imaginable, having a slightly sub=acid taste, en= 
tirely different from any other fruit we are acquainted 
with. For eating out of hand, slicing or making into 
preserves, it is simply delicious, and its lovely appear- 
ance in a dish on a "table can only be equaled by th< 
finest of tropical fruits. As an ornamental plant it has 
few equals, its splendid bushy habit, healthy growth 
and charming foliage giving it the preference over 
many of the weaker and more delicate plants ofthe orna- 
mental class. Mrs.T. B. Shepherd, Ventura, California, 
writes: "It is a fine shrub, the foliage is large and 
handsome and the fruit of a beautiful orange salmon 
color when ripe, and has a delicious sub-acid taste." 

Note. — It is desirable only for house culture and the 
open ground during the summei months, and must 
be taken into the house at the approach of cold 
weather. Strong plants 2sc each, postpaid. 

The Seed. — We can supply the seeds of this valuable 
plant, and on each packet will be given full and com- 
plete cttltural directions. This is very costlv and con-. 
aequentlv the packets will contain onlv a few seeds 

each. Pkt. 25c. STRAWBERRY QUAVA. 

Cf- *•€! vs/hf»f"f"V Clt1Si\rfi (See Ctit.) Another luscious tropical fruit and charming house 
iJ%,ia.\V IJ^M. 1 J VJUtl \ ex.* pSant. This is a native of Cuba and other West India islands, 
where its fruit is of great value for food, and also for making confections, which are exported 
to all parts of the world. Here, in our climate, it makes a charming house plant, rivaling the 
famotts Otaheite Orange in beauty. It is a nice, clean grower, with thick glossy green leaves, 

and like the orange, it bears both flowers and 
fruit at the same time. The flowers are pure 
white and delightfully fragrant. The fi-uit is 
large, nearly the size of a wainut, and of a 
beautiful red'dish color; the. flavor is delicious, 
sweet and spicy, and yet rich and delicate. It is 
very rare and interesting. The 
plant begins to bloom and bear 
fruit while quite small. The plants 
are easilj' grown and will thrive 
with the same treatment given tiie 
Otaheite Orange. With the Melon Fruit, 
Lemon and orange herewith ofiered , it forms 
a set of most interesting and valuable fruit and 
ornamental plants. 35c each, postpaid. 

American Wonder Lemon. 

(See Cut.) Another fine and vahiable fruit for 
house culture. The leaves are a deep glossy 
green like the Otaheite Orange, are easily kept 
clean and bright, rendering the plaht neat 
and attractive at all times. In addition to this, 
its waxy white, fragrant blossoms, prodijced in 
clusters', followed b^' large, showy fruit, make this 
plant at all times beautiful as well as useful. The fruit 
is very large, of fine flavor, and superior to the or- 
dinary lemons of commerce, in every particular. You 
will make no mistake in ordering this mo.st beautiful 
plant, as it is valuable alike as an ornamental plant 
or a fruit prodticing plant. 25c each, postpaid. 

Daytonville, Mendocino County, Cal., June 16. 190.^. 
Messrs. L. L. May & Co., 

Dear Sirs.— I wish to thank you for your kind generosity 
concerning those strawberry-raspberry plants, which I re- 
ceived at your expensed They received prompt attention as 
soon as they arrived. They were verj- nice and they are grow- 
ing well. If they don't do well I am sure its not your fault. 
Yours respectfully-, Mrs. J. E. Rayner. 






HAWAIIAN TREASURE PLANT. 

The Hawaiian Treasure 

Plant (®^e 'C"*-) This marvel of 
i RfJLiM %,m growth, from the far ofi'Pacific, 
is one of the most interesting plants we have 
ever seen. It is an annual, growing from 6 
to 10 feet in height in a single season from 
seed, and forming compact, symmetrical 
heads of foliage of rare grace and beauty. 
It requires no trimming, naturally forming 
most beautiful plants, useful alike for or- 
nament and shade. It is most valuable for 
screening unsightly places as well as for 
single specimen plants on the lawn. It is 
also beautiful, planted in groups and in rows 
for an ornamental hedge. Pkt, loc. 

Othaeite Orange. J- ?ot 

planes for flowering we have ever seeij, and 
being useful as well as ornamental, should be 
grown by everyone. It is a very dwarf 
variety, and blossoms and fruits freely when 
onl3^ 12 or 15 inches high. The delicately 
scented blossoms are produced in great pro- 
fusion. The fruit is quite small, being only 
about one-half the size of the ordineii-y or- 
ange, but is very sweet and delicious. 'For 
pot culture it is one of the most novel and 
interesting plants of late introduction. It 
blooms freelj^ during the entire season, and 
one plant will scent a whole room. The 
stock we offer is strong and thrifty. 25c each. 



Kumquat 
Orange. 



or Kin=Kan 



This unique and wonderfully 
beautiful orange is a native 
of Japan. It bears in the most marvelous 
profusion little miniature oranges, no larger 
than a damson plum, of a rich golden color, 
glittering amid the dark foliage like burnished 
gold. The whole fruit., rind and all, is eaten, 
and people become extremely fond of them'. 
They arc delicious preserved' and crystalized. 
The plants bear iust as soon as thej- have 
wood enough to hold fruit, and are loaded 
with fruit and flowers ever^* year. 50c each. 



BRAZILIAN riBLON FRUIT. 




AMERICAN WONDER LEMON 



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PECIALTIES AND 



THE JAPANESE KUDZU VINE. 

The wonderful, rapid growing vine from the land of the Hikado. %This is the most remarkable climbing 
vine of the age and one that should be planted by everyone desiring a dense shade. It comes from 
Japan, the land so prodactiTe of curious and ornamental flowers. It is a beautiftil climber, remark- 
able for its great vigor of growth and its handsome flowers. The blossoms are large and in panicles 
somewhat like Wistaria but much larger in size and better clusters. The color is of a pleasing shade 
of purple. The foliage is large, shaped somewhat like the leaf of a bean; the vine is extremely rapid 
and dense in growth, making the Japanese Kudzu Vine of great value where a qnicklj'- prodtxced 
shade is wanted. An eminent horticulturist and prominent landscape designer has it growing over 
the front of his house, and pronouncesit a veritable "Jack and theBeanStalkVine,"having reference to 
its quick growth. Unlike many of our climbing vines it requires little or no care, commences growth 
so early in the spring and is so full of life and vigor that it will cover a wall or trellis before a 
Clematis or Wistaria would hardly get started. Its handsome blossoms are most attractive and 
its hardy nature commends it to everyone. It can be used to advantage in a great variety of places; 
on trellises, arbors, verandas, brick walls, stumps, fences, slopes, rockeries, or to cover any or all 
unsightly nooks and corners. Droiith does not aflect it, water will not kill it, it deliglits in great 
heat and the roots withstand the severest cold. It certainly surpasses anything in this line ever 
introduced and is the greatest climbing plant in existence. Strong roots loc each, $1.00 per 
doz., postpaid, $5.00 per 100, by express. Seed, loc per pkt. 

THP OrSinikTP riAI^V Thlslsahardy herbaceous plant from the land of 

' IJ'AI'VL- M^r^lAj I . ice and snow. It grows very luxuriantly and pro- 

duces from the beginning of May to the itiiddle of June, a great quantity' of branching flower stems 
of a height of 15 to 20 inches. On the single wiry little flower stems the elegant-shaped, graceful 
flowers are produced in great abundance. The blossoms are of large size, pure white, and retain 
their form and freshness a long time after cutting. Pkt. isc 

IMPERIAL GERMAN NASTURTIUMS. 

This rare and beautiful strain, introduced by us for the 
first time, possesses so many points of exceptional merit 
that we offer them to our customers and friends with the 
positive knowledge that they will give entire satisfaction 
under the most exacting circumstances. They are not 
untried novelties, neither are they time-worn sorts, which 
every seedsman ofters. They are the results of years of 
painstaking hybridizing and careful selection on the part 
of one of Europe's leading specialists, who has made a 
life-long study of this class of flowers. The colors range 
from creamy white through the various shades of yellow, 
orange, pink, red and scarlet, to tlie deepest crimson, 
giving the widest possible range of tints. All lovers of these 
beautiful flowers will find in this strain the largest, finest 
and best flowers ever grown. They are marvels of beawty 
and productiveness. 

rixx/^lff MlYtf^fl These are extremly florife^ous, 
1^ Weill iTllA«:^«J. producing the greatest profusion 
of bloom in all the exquisite tints common to this strain 
only. Their exti-eme height is from 8 to 12 inclics, thev 
occupy but little room and require no supports. Pkt. loc, 
oz. 15c, V4. lb. 40c. lb. $1.00. 

TTjiII IVI lYf^ri These are very useful for covering 
.tail XTllW«:;u. banks, trellises, arbors, etc., and are 
even more prolific in bloom than the d warffloweHngsorts. 
To obtain the best show of flowers they should not be 
allowed to go to seed. These are sometimes allowed to 
grow without supports and are very pretty as tliey run and 
bloom aniongthegrass. Pkt. loc, oz. 15c, ^Ib. 40c, lb. Si.oo. 




JAPANESE KUDZU VINE. 

RAINBOW NASTURTIUMS. 

Among the many new varieties of these 
beautiful flowers there is none to surpass 
±lais unique and pleasing sort. The blooms 
are of large size, of various colorings and 
markings and of most attractive appearance 
at all times. The distinguishing feature of 
these flowers, however, is the great variety 
of blossoms grown on the same plant. Some 
*are light cream, others dark orange, still 
others crimson and scarlet, all overlaid and 
suffused with dark velvety tints, rendering 
them especially attractive. One plant may 
liave as many as many as tea or twelve 
different colored flowers. These are tall or 
climbing sorts but are just as pretty grown 
as trailers or creepers on the ground, their 
rainbow colors contrasting nicely with their 
lieavy dark green foliage and the grass. 
Pkt. loc, oz. 25c. 

STOKESIA CYANEA. 

The Cornflower or Stokes' Aster. 

This is one of our most charming and beau- 
tiful native hardy plants. The plant grows 
from 18 to 24 inches high, bearing freely, 
from early July until frost, its handsome 

lavender-blue Centaurea-Hke blossoms, each measuring from 4' to 5 inches across. 
It is of the easiest cultiire, succeeding in any open sunny position, and is not only 
desirable as a single plant in the mixed hardy border but can be used with fine 
eifect in masses or beds of any size. Pkt. loc. 

SWEET PEA NOVELTIES. 

New sweet peas are offered each year with such clock-like regularity, that but 
few persons outside of specialists pay any attention to them. While it is true that 
improved varieties are being constantly added to the list of good sorts, it is 
equally true that not ten per cent of the annual introductions show any improve- 




KLONDIKE DAISY, 



ment over existing sor 
name. It has never bi 
assurances or proof ofi 
curtailed, for we havc[ 
never knowina:ly off« 
kinds. This year, ho 
varieties of sweet pe 




DOROTHV ECKFORD SWEET PEA. 



In fact, many of them are only old varieties with a new 
'policy to offer new varieties unless we had positive 
\i\ue, and our list of novelties has consequently been 
; interests of our customers at heart, always and 
ing not possessed of some particular merit over old 
nr representative secured at great expense two new 
he saw growing and flowering -with the introducers 
and which w^e know are Well worth a trial by 
our Sweet Pea friends and customers. 

King Edward VII. ^^IZu'^Z 

ed beauty. large size and great productiveness. 

This is the largest .scarlet ever introduced and 
assttmes the same place in the reds that Dor- 
othy Eckford does in the whites. Its color is 
an intense scarlet, its form most pleasing, its 
size enormous, four blooms to a steth being 
not uncommon, while the plant is at all 
times clean and vigorous in growth. Pkt. loc, 
oz. 15c, 14 lb. 30c, lb. S 1.00. 

Dorothy Eckford. ^aru^yV^i 

large size, great vigor of plant, intense beauty 
and marvelous productiveness. This is the 
largest free flowering white ever introduced. 
The bloorns' are extra large, borne 3 to 5 on 
a stein, coming in early. It is a pure white, 
larger by 1-3 than Grace May or any other 
whiter Pktl loc, oz. isc, 1=4 lb. 3sc, lb. $t.oo. 




IMPERIAL GERMAN NASTURTIUMS, 




Victrix Sugar Beet. JS^^^^ 

Systematic Selection by an Expert German Grower. 
The Heaviest Yielding, Richest Sugar Beet In 
Cultivation. Produces from 25 to 40 per cent, 
more sugar per ton than any other variety. 
Plant it once and you will never plantjany other. 

This marvelous Twentieth Century Product 
was introduced by the famotis firm of Gustav^ 
Jaensch & Co., of Germany, after many years of 
painstaking selection and careful trials. _ Its 
points of superiority are its fine shape, uniform 
size, g^reat vitality, j4,reat vigor of growth, ira- 
piense productiveness and high percentage of 
sugar. Heretofore all of these essential quali- 
ties have not been combined, biit in this new 
introduction we have a' grand combination 
of the necessary elements for a perfect 
variety. The roots are medium to large, 
yery uniform and symmetrical, of light color, 
do not waste in trimming and prodtice more 
tons per acre than any other variety. In addi- 
tion to this they yield from IS to 20 per cent, of 
stigar, surpassing all other sorts 6 or 8 per cent. 
Every sugar beet grower should plant at least 
one acre of this variety for trial. Every sugar 
beet factory should investigate its merits for it 
is unquestionably the Best Strain of Seed ever 
introditced. Pkt. 5c, oz. loc, lb. 46c, ^ po^tp^id. 
10 lb. lots at 25c per lb. at purchasers expense. 
100 lbs. $20.00. 

! m prove d, 
Extra Early, Lentz Beet. 

This old and well-known variety is still one of the 
very best for general cultivation. Its chief points . of 
favor are as follows: 
Extra Early — Coming into market 
ahead of most other varieties and 
always commanding the highest 
prices. 

Its Size — It averages much larger 
than other varieties of turnip beets. 

VICTRIX. 

Its Appearance — It is the hand- 
somest beet we know of.being of a 
light, pleasing red. The flesh is 
prettily ringed, making it especi* 
ally attractive for table itse. 
its Productiveness — As a yield er it 
IS unsurpassed. The tops are very- 
small, the roots are very uniform 
n size and shape. 

For Market Gardeners it offers 
many attractions as a money 
maker, while its earliness, large 
size and fittr active appearance 
render it invaluable for the home 
garden. Pkt. 5c. oz. loc, 1=4 lb. 20c. 
lb. 60c 

New Lima Bean, 
Willow Leaf." 

This is a new sort with very orna- 
mental foliage resembling the leaf of the common willow. The i:)lants are of 
compact, rounded form, growing 12 to 15 inches taU, while the white blos- 
soms stand out all over the plant above the foliage, and are succeeded by the 
bright green pods. These resemble the Bush Lima, in form but are larger 
and are well filled with tender, white, delicious beans, which mature two 
weeks in advance of Burpee's Bush Lima. Pkt. loc, pt. 30c, qt. soc, pk. $2.50. 














LEMON CUCUMBER, 




SNOWSTORM. 

Snowstorm Cauliflower. for*Kfrc?ng o."opl?J, 

Ground Culture. The Finest Type ol Cauliflower ever grown. The 
Summit of Perfection. This is not an untried novelty, but one 
of our own introduction some 6 or 8 years since, which we ob- 
tained bv chance through a trieud visiting m Denmark, the 
home of the Caululovver. It l^s ot dwarl, erect liabit .with, 
stout outer leaves enabling It to be planted as close as J. feet 
apart each way. It lorms, large, crisj), tender heads of siujwy 
whiten,ess m a very short time alter planting, being the earl- 
iest variety m cultivation. Pkt. 25c, 1=2 oz, $2.o«, pz. so- 
Lemon, Cucumber, type^of^he'liucumberlf^^^ 
In appearance it Is nearly round,, sometimes slightly oval, 
with the 3'ellow and green markings and smooth skin 
of the lemon. The llesh is exceedin°:Iy tender and. 
crisj), with a sweet, pleasing flavor unlike that of any- 
other sort. It is entirely free from the bitter acrid taste 
so often found in others, and is good clear throUg;li 
from end to end. They are excellent for slicing and for 
table-use are unsurpassed, being sei-ved whole. They are 
also very fine for pickling either in the green or ripe 
state and are very attractive on 
account of their novel shape. 
They average about as large as a. 
good size lemon, though much, 
larger specimens have been grown. 
Pkt. loc, oz. 20C. 

New Early Ever= 
green Sweet Corn. 

One of the very best Sugar Corns,:' 
in Existence, possessingevery good, 
quality of Stowell's Ever.green and 
resembling it in every respect, ex- 
cept that the stalk is about one 
foot shorter, and that it will ma- 
ture in 80 days, or fully 10 days 
earlier. The ears are like Sto- 
well's, very large, with about IS 
rows of very large grains, which . 
aire of the finest quality, Pkt. lOC,, 
pt. 30c, qt. 55c, pk. .$>.25, bu.$4.SQ^ ■ 

Early Windsor Corn. J^'^^^^i^tflt 

most delicious variety that can be grown. Extra early. Testi- 
monials from growers in all parts of America convince us that- 
in this variety we have the earliest, finest flavored and most 
productive sweet corn that has ever been produced. It is re- 
markable for its fine 
a^ppearance so early 
: inj; the season, and 
• ? while the ears are not 
; quite so large as the late 
••■.soirts, they are alwa3^,s 
■ we|l filled and the kernel 
is of the best quality. 
From actual tests in "a 
fair season, good ears for 
boiling can be grown in 
50 days from planting of 
seed. This is a record 
which we think is un- 
equalled by any other 
corn. We have never 
seen ans'thing that can 
equal Early "Windsor, 
either for private gar- 
dens or for the largest 
gardeners, who make a 
specialty of supplying 
the early markets. We 
certainly recommend it 
very highly, for we feel 
it will please every one 
of our customers who 
tries it. Pkt. ioc,pt. 25c, 
qt. 45c, pk. $1.00, bu. 
$3-75. 



'^ SPECIALTIES AND R ECE NT INTRODUCTIONS ^^ 




nay's Exhibition Brussels 
Sprouts. 

An excellent tiew variety, very- thickly coyered with 
large and very solid sprouts. . The plants'^.are .sepii- 
dwarf, strong growers', producing more sprotii:sper 
plant than other sorts. , The spr.otits are verj' 'firm, 
hard and of most delicious^ melting qna.lity aiid are 
ready for use by October 1st or. earlier. The plant 
appears perfectly hardy and is not easily injured 
by frost. The many good qnalities of this soi-t re- 
commend it to market gardners and .others who 
wish a first plass vegetable., that is sure to jproduce 
a good ci-op, and is, at the same time, of highest 
quality. Pkt. loc, oz. 25c, % lb, 75c. 

If yow want 
a choice ar- 
- t»''«e, one 

■^^W'^ that comes 
WW thorough" 
mw jy recom° 
mended 
and is sure 
t o please 
you, buy 
this var- 
iety. 



Blood 




I MAY'S EXHIBITION. 

Detroit Dark 

Rfkpif A. most excellent turnip 
LJCCL. rooted sort. It grows to 
3l large size, is of.most handsome ap- 
jpearance, and is very productivem all 
soils and locations and in all seu&ons. 
The tops are sniall, upright growing, 
so that the rows may be planted close 
together. Leaf sterns and veins are 
•dark red; blade green, roots globular, 
perfectly smooth, dark blood rtd. 
Flesh bright red, zoned with a darUti 
shade, very crisp, tender and sweet, 
remaining'so a long time. Pkt. 5c, 
oz. IOC, 1=4 lb. 20c, lb. 65c. 

Klondike Cucumber. 

-destined to become the most popular sort in cultivation, 
are of large, -uniform size, most hfind^ome appearance and de icio^^^ 
quality. A addition to this it comes '"f i;;"^;,^^/^!; ^^S^.t'^^^^^.T 

Tight through the season until killed by trost. 1 he h mt 
ifard and keeps in prime condi- 
tion a long time after picking. . 
I':or slicing it is unexcelled, 
being iree from the bitter' 
flavor of some sort«. The vines 
are very vigorous, covering ii 
much larger space than most 
varieties, and should be planted 
■farther apart than other 
sorts. The stock of this grand 
kind is limited so thatW.e have 
<iecided to offer it only at re- 
tail. We advise our customers 
"to order this early before our 
stocks are exhausted. Pkt. loc, 
•ox, 2SC, % lb 75c. lb. $2.00. 




ZENITH. 



DETROIT DARK BLOOD. 

This most excellent variety 
is of recent introduction and 
The fruits 



Zenith Cabbage, 




KLONDIKE. 



This is a new red variety of German 
origin, introduced last season. The 
color is a fine, deep^ piurplish red, entirely distinct, and most beauti- 
ful. The head is of medium size, and very solid, with but few outer 
leaves. It is very crisp, tender, mild flavored, and most excellent 
for cooking. It is a second ea.rly variety and is especially valuable 
for market gardners, as it grows quickly; more plants can be grown 
to an acre than of any other variety. Its beautiful appearance should 
commend it to all large growers, while its peerless qualify recom- 
mends it to every one who wants a true red cabbage. Pkt.ioc, 02. goc. 
V^*^ccA\*\\\ r^J»KK5lO*f> Anew and valuble variety, pro- 
DddCUdll \^<X\J\}<X}^^, duciiig round, solid heads of great 
. hardiness and extreme earliness. The plants' are extremely dwarf, 
and, while well furnished with leaves, are so compact that they can 
be grown. 12 inches apart in the row, hence are especially desirable 
for the home garden. The round heads are solid as a baseball 

averaging 5 inches in di- 
; ameter, weighing from 
to 3% pounds each. Pkt. 
IOC, oz. 30C, 1=4 lb. $f.oo. 

May's Market 
Gardener 
Lettuce. 

This remarkable sort was 
introdticed by us several 
years since and became im- 
mensely popular at once on 
account of its large size, 
good quality and intense 
productiveness. For mar- 




Hallberts Honey Watermelon. 

rich yellow color, and in delicious sweetness and ararei quality remind 
-one of honey, being, without exception, the sweetest melon we lia-ve 
■ever raised It is among the earliest of watermelons. Possibly our 
•customers may find occasionally a sjjort in their crop, but it is too 
good a meloa.'to be kept back longer from general distribution, Pkt. 
SC, oz. IOC, % lb. 35c, lb, 75c. 

Australian Yellow Globe Onion. 

This new globe shaped yellow onion possesses so many points of ex- 
ceptional merit that we readily accord it first plac2 among the yellow 
~" globe sorts. In fact, it so far surpasses all other 

yellow kinds that it is only a matter of time 
when it \\\\\ be the most universally grown ot any. 

The bulbs are a periect 
globe in form, of large 
size and uniformly thin 
necked. They average 3 
inches in diameter and 
one half pound in weight. 
The flesh is very solid, 
crisp, pure white, and 
of sweet mild flavor. Its 
keeping qualities surpass 
all known sorts, while 
its handsome appearance 
will always insure it the 
highest market price. It 
ripens very early, pro- 
ducing uniform handsome 
onions. It is immensely 
productive, and ripens very 
evenlv even in the worst 
seasons and on the wettest 
soils. It certainly is a grand 
onion and one that can be 
safelv planted in any quan- 
tity with the assurance of 
harvesting a full crop every 
time. Pkt. sc., oz. iSc, 1-4 
AUSrRALIAN YbLL OW OLOBE. lb. 40c, lb. $..25. 



ket purposes it surpasses all other kind^ and once planted is nevei- 
discarded. Our Market Gardener is a variety that is unusual for 
size and so1idii:y of head, and shows but little tendency to run to 
seed We have had plants time and again of this variety, eighteen 
inches ill diameter, which weighed nearly four pounds, with heads 
almost as solid as an early summer cabbage, which in general form 
it somewhat •■-e'spmbles. This variety blanches itself naturally, is 
crirp tender 'ind of excellent flavor, and alwavs free from bitterness. 
ThV outride color mav be described as a clear, deep apple green, 
while on the inside the color IS a yellowish wliite. Pkt. tot;, oz. isc. 
i»4 lb. 30C, lb. Si.oo. 




MAY'S HARKET GARDENER. 



5PECIALTI ES AN P j 




ABUNDANCE CORN. 



ABUNDANCE CORN. 



The most productive, large eared, yellow dent variety ever introduced . 

We piFered this variety as a noTclty last year believing that it possessed 
unusual merits. The past season's experience proves that we were not 
mistaken, for reports from all sections of the country indicate that it is 
the greatest corn for the North, South, l^ast and West ever placed upon 
the market. 

ITS GROWTH is wonderfully strong and vigorous, the roots penetrat- 
ing the soil a great distance, rendering it almost drottght proof. The 
stalks grow 7 to S feet high and are well set with ears SYn to 4 feet from 
the ground, 

ITS PRODUCTIVENESS is the marvel of all who have grown it. Where 
other varieties have 1 to 2 ears to the stalk, Abundance has 2 to 3, only 
1 ear to the stalk being a very rare occurence. The ears are just the 
right size — 10 to 12 inches long, and are well filled to the tip with frpra 
l-fc to IS rows of very long, rich, golden yellow kernels. The yield is in- 
variably very large, 200 bushels of shelled corn being no uncommon crop. 
ITS APPEARANCE is all that can be desired in any com. The color is 
most attractive, the cob small, the kernels long, 70 pounds in the ear in- 
variably making 64' pounds of shelled corn, 

IT MATURES in from 90 to 95 days from planting, rendering it early 
enough for all corn sections. Even in the extreme North, if planted in 
May, it will mature before September 1st. It is the best corn for all sec- 
tions that we have ever offered, and we know our farmer friends will 
thank us for recommending it to them. Lb. 25c, postpaid: Pk Soc, Bu. 
$1.75, Bag (2% bu.) $4.00. 



'*NEVER FAIL" COLLECTION. 

For Illustration See Inside Front Cover 

Scottish Chief. '^^"^ '^"-^ ^^"^^^ -^^^ 




Od.tS9 OV/VLt.lSlI V/llI^I. grown in the Highlands of 
Scotland, for many years, where yields of 150 bushels per acre are 
not uncommon. The berry is of largest size, full and phtmp, pure 
white and very heavy. It withstands drought remarkably well, and 
seems to be well fitted for all soils, seasons andcondition*. Measured 
bushels of these oats invariablv weigh 40 to 4.2 pounds. Lb 25c, 
postpaid; Pk. 35c, Bu. $t.oo. Bag" (2V2 bu.) $2.25. 

(Z(\m ^llff^rmn (80 Days.) This is the largest yield- 
WUl II, OUlCClUp. i„g^ extra early, j^ellow variety in 
our entire list. It matures its crop in 80 days, which is of special 
interest to the farmers of the Northwest. The ears (borne two to a 
stalk) are large, long, 14 to 20 rowed. The kernels are extra long, 
the cob small. The quality of flour ground from this variety is very 
choice. We recommend it for general planting, as its earliness, pro- 
ductiveness (150 bushels to the acre) and quality are the three great 
essentials to all growers. Lb. 2sc, postpaid; Pk, 50c, Bh. ,$i 75, Bag 
(2% bushels) $4.00. 

Netted Gem Potato. ^^^J^^^^. 

ago, quickly jumped into popular favor, and is by far the best vari- 
ety in existence tod av. 

IT IS WONDERFULLY PROLIFIC. Prom II4 acres planted in ordi- 
nary good potato soil without fertilizers or any but ordinary culti- 

vation we harvested 552 bushels of good size potatoes. 

IT WITHSTANDS DROUGHT in a remarkable manner. The above mentioned 
yield was produced in 1901, one of the hottest and driest on record, when 
for 7 weeks not a drop of rain fell and the theraometer ranged from 95 t© 
105 degrees in the shade for 10 or 12 days at a time. 
ITS QUALITY is unsurpassed. "The proof of the pudding is in the eating," 
and the supreme test of any potato is in its cooking and eating qualities. 
The Netted Gem at all stages of growth and development cooks light and 
mealy and is of a most delicious flavor. 

ITS KEEPING QUALITIES are unequaled It remains firm and hard at all 
times. Tubers of this variety cellared in October were in as firm a condi- 
tion the following June as when dug in the fall. 

ITS APPEARANCE is most striking and beautiful In shape it is oblong, 5 
to 8 inches in length, nearly straight, well set with eyes all over, rnaking it 
the most prolific seed variety ever offered. The skin is of most ciirieus form- 
ation for a potato, being very closely netted and veined like the Rocky Ford 
melon, It is rather thick, enabling it to withstand shipping well as it will 
reach destination in prime cor dition and appearance. It is of light russet 
color, very pleasing and beautitiil. Prices foi' 1004: Lb. 30c, 3 lbs. 75c, post- 
paid; Pk. $i 00, Bu. ■'i;3.oo, Bbl. (2% bushels) $7 50 



I lb of each of these 3 varieties for 6oc postpaid 
1 bu. of each for $5.50, 



r peck of each for $1.60. 



CRIMSON GIANT RADISH. 



CRIMSON GIANT RAD15H, 



This new variety, in- 
troduced by a leading 
German grower, differs radically from all other existing sorts. Its roots 
attain more than double the size of those of other globe varieties, without 
becoming pithy or hollow. Such good varieties as Non Plus Ultra and 
Scarlet Globe measure 2 to 3 inches in circumference and weigh 34 oz.; once 
past that size they are unfit for use. This new Giant however develops 
roots 6 to 7 inches around, weighing over an ounce, their pure white flesh 
remaining firm, crisp and of mildest flavor. The roots are almost perfect 
globes, of a deep crimson color, and readily outsell all other varieties in the 
early market. It is excellent for forcing and second to none in earliness. 
Pkt. 15c. 2 pkts. 25c, 

MAY'S, EXHIBITION LEEK. Si" S 'SeSJl 

sort ever introduced and should be given a trial by all lovers of this vege- 
table. It is extremely hardy, of enormous size, the stalk being tender up to 
a height of 15 inches or more. If you have never grown Leeks you should 
try this fine sort. Pkt. loc, Oz. 30c. 




EXHIBITION LEEK. 



SPEG1 ALT! E S AND R EG E N T IN T R O D U CTIONS 




COLORADO BEAUTY WATERMELON. 

This can best be described as an improved Kleckley Sweets. It is one of the sweetest, 
juiciest, finest eating melons ever introduced. They are not the largest melons grown, 
averaging about 20 lbs. Btit their quality is far superior to any existing sort, being 
free from the coarseness so often apparent in the larger melons. The rind is thick and 
. tough enabling it to stand shipping well. Its size is very popular w.ith shippers, 
while its extraordinarj' good quality makes it a prime favorite with buyers. In shape 
it is oblong, slightly lotaed, with rather square cut ends; color a deep green; flesh, 
when fully ripe, a deep red; seeds white, firmly set near the rind. Tlie heart is large, 
stringless and very sweet. The rind is thin but firm and tough. VKl. loc, o^. 15c, 
lb. 30c, lb. $1.00, postpaid. 

Piersoni Fern. 

This superb novelty is a sport from the well known Boston 
Fern and is unquestionably the handsomest decorative 
variety ever introduced, even surpassing the hf^ily prized 
Maiden Hair- It is of the easiest culture imaginabie, at- 
tains a large size in a short time and at all stages of its 
growth and development is most handsome. The illustra- 
tion herewith is from the photograph of a single leaf or 
frond, although this gives no idea of the grace and beauty 
of the plant. 'These fronds are minutely subdi vided, each 
separate pinnae forming a perfect minature frond. When 
fully developed the leaves are 6 inches broad and are so 
heavy that they curve gracefully downward giving the 
plant a much handsomer appearance than the old Boston 
fern. Strong, young plants, 50c each postpaid. Larger 
plants, .$1.00 to $10.00 eacti, by express. 

Dwarf Champion Pea. 

In offering this novelty of the Pea family we feel that we 
are filling a long wanted demand. This variety has all 
the merits of the well known and reliable Champion of 
England, with much less vine, larger pods and more of 
them. It is a hardy, robust, vigorous grower, producing 
in great abundance'handsome, dark green pods, of large 
size well filled with plump round peas of most excellent 
quality. It ripens shortly after the Little Gem and is a 
most desirable market sort. Pkt. loc, pt. 35c, qt. 6dc, 

postpaid Qiant Tree Tomato. 

This wonderful variety was introduced by us several years 
ago and immediately sprang into great favor wherever 
grown. It is not an xintried novelty, but has stood the 
test of several years and once planted is never discarded. 
It is the the tomato for the millions; and every owner of a 





Thos. Laxton Pea. 

A new, early, wrinkled variety of great merit. Vine abont 
three feet high, much like that of the Gradus but more 
hardy and much more productive. Pods large, long, with 
square ends, similar to t)ut larger, longer and Handsomer 
than those of the Champion of England and as iinitormly 
well filled. The green peas are very large, fine colored ana 
unsurpassed in quality. We are certain that thrs pea 
needs onlv to be known to become one of themostpopnsar 
sorts for the market and home garden, as it certainly Js 
one of the very best varieties yet produced It was raised 
bv crossing Gradus with a very early seedling ot ttac 
earliest of all. As a first early sort we consider it the best 
ever introduced and likely to supersede Gradus as it is 
nstitution, ofbetter color, and if any- 
, ,4- Pkt. IOC, pt. 



PIERSONI FERN. 




earlier, hardier in con 

thing, more prolific than that popular sort. 
30C, qt. 50c, postpaid; pk. $2.00, bu. $6.00. 

Golden Carmine Pole Bean. 

Excels in Earliness. Quality, Appearance and Pfoductivenes&, 

This sterling novelty presents so manv points of exceUetice 
that we are pleased to offer it to our customers knowirig 
that it will give satisfaction in every particular. The 
pods are fullv as large as Horticultural pole, entirely 
stringless, of a bl ight golden color when young, as they 
develop the pods are mottled and streaked \vith an un- 
usually bright carmine color on the bright golden, giviag 
them a most attractive appearance when ready_for market- 
It is a very robust grower and is unsurpassed for product- 
iveness. The pods are very brittle and tender 
and of most excellent flavor when cooked. 
Pkt. IOC, pti. 40c, qt. 75c, postpaid, 
garden, no matter how small, should not fail to grow this wonderful tomato. It 
grows from 10 to 15 feet in height and if planted early will begin to ripen by July 4.th 
and bears its heavy loads of luscious fruit until killed by frost. The flesh is firm and 
solid , almost seedless, fine grained clear through and of the most delicious flavor ever 
found in a tomato. It is the largest tomato we have ever seen; the fruit weighs from 
16 to 24 ounces and specimens have been grown weighing 3 pounds. One well 
developed plant will produce enough fruit for a small family the entire season. The 
originator spent 20 years in experimenting with this fruit before success crowned his 
efforts. Ov.-ingtoits almost seedless nature it has never been cultivated by seed 
growers and seed is scarce and always will be. A dozen well grown plants, however 
will produce as much fruit or more than 100 plants of the common sorts, so that 
large quantities of the seed will never be required for single gardens. It stands with- 
out a peer in the tomato family and challenges the w^orld to produce its equal. We 
know of no greater words of praise than come iVom one of our best ctistomers in this 
state, who writes under date of Aug, 10th, as follows* "Your Giant Tree 
IS indeed a "Giant" in every sense of the word. Through an accident I 
lost all but two of mjf plants of this variety last spring. These I planted in 
moderately rich soil, about the 20th of May, beside an old shed some 15 feet 
high and facing south. The cold, wet rains retarded their growth for a time 
when they began to grow at an enormous rate. When the intensely hot days 
of July came they fairly reveled in the heat and by^ July 3 0th were up to the 
eaves of the shed. I then began cutting oil the side shoots, trimming away 
great bunches every day or two. July 22nd, I picked the first ripe tomato, 
which weighed 18 oiinces. Since July 2Sth I have been picking from 
15 to 30 each day, large, luscious fellows, -which my family of nine can- 
not possibly eat and I have given lots away to the neighbors. Is there 
any market in your city for the fruit as we cannot possibly use it all 
and I hate to see such fine fruit go to waste." October 5th, he writes — 
"Still picking a peck of good Giants each day." 

CULTURAL DIRECTIONS.— Sow seed very early in spring in frames or 
in boxes in the house. When plants are about 2 inches high transplant 
to open ground in a deep, rich, well manured soil 2 feet or more apart. 
Water immediately and continuously throughout the season. Plant in a 
warm position, where they will get all the sun possible. After they 
attain a height of five feet cut off the tops so that the strength of 
growth will go to fruit instead of vines. Train and tie the vines to a 
stout trellis. Pkt. aoc, 3 pkts. 50c. QOLDEN CARniNE. 




THE HAY DAY TREE. 

This beautiful tree is one of the finest we 
have ever sent out, and one, which will in a 
measure supercede many existing sorts, it 
is of sturdj\ vigorous growth, forming com- 
pact rounded heads, straight, stiff stems, 
and very uniform, handsome trees at all 
stages of growth and develospment. The 
leaves are of medium size re embling the 
wild cherry and appear among the very first 
in .the spring. The flowers resemljling cherry- 
blooms, appear early, usually by May 1st, 
which gives the tree its name. These are 
produced in great racemes of white, which 
hanging amid the dense green foliage are 
very striking and attractive. It is perfectly 
hardy everywhere and for lawn and park 
planting fifls a long desired place. It has 
never before been catalogued, and we offer 
it as one of the prettiest and most uiseful 
novelties ever introduced. I2 to 15 inches 
35c each, postpaid. 

THE HARDY LEilON. ; 

(Citrus Trlfoliata.) As an ornamental flower- si 
ing plant, few are more desirable. It grows 
to a height of 10 to 15 feet, is very bushy 
and thorny, retaining' its foliage until late 
in autumn. The flowers appear in great 
MAV DAY TREE. profusion in the early spring and a second and HARDY LIb.TiON. 

third crop are produced during the summer. The bright, golden fruit is retained during the winter, which makes it a tshowy garden plant. It is 
grrand for hedges. It is perfectly hafdv in the Middle and Southern statgS, and most beautiful everywhere. - igc each, iSi.so per doz. postpaid. 





DEFIANCE APPLE ORCHARD. 



D^es the irigid cold of winter, the scorching heat ol summer. 
Defies the croakers who claim fruit cannot be grown in the Northwest. 
Defies the best orchards of the East to produce handsomer, nicer, 
better fruit. 

, This collection of Northern Grown Iron Clad apples has been 
fielected by us with special reference to'its adaptability to the North- 
yvest All varieties have been thoroughly tested and are known to 
be of superior merit. They will give a succession of fruit: through- 
put the season, and are bound to Succeed and produce an abund- 
ance of fruit in a tew years, if given ordinary care and attention. 
Try an acre or one-half an acre and you will" never regret it.. This 
collection will plant one acre, placing them 30 teet apart each way. 
?rO OUR FARMER. FRIENDS— Club together s^nd save money l^y ordering several orchards at the same time. 

No charge for Boxing or Packing. Yon pay the freight We do the rest. ' ' 



ALL TREES, MINNESOTA GROWN 
EXTRA HEAVY— 5 to 7 feet high, clean and healthy. 

For description see pages 79 to SI. 

5 Scott's Winter. 

5 Duchess. 5 Yellow Transparent 5 Longfield/ 

5 Wealthy 5 Wolf River. 5 N. W. Greening* 

5 Peerless. 5 Whitney Crab. s Transcendent Crab. 

I Orchard, 50 Trees for $15.00. 

2 Orchards— 100 trees for $29.00 3 Orchards — 150 trees for 42.00. 
1-2 Orchard— 25 trees for 8.00. 



SCOTT'S 

A Vermont Seedling, 
of Great Vigor, Great 
Hardiness, Great Pro= 
duetiveness and Great 
Beauty, Suggesting 
Great Profits for Shrewd 
Planters. 

This remarkable variety is not an 
untried noveltjr, but has been grown for 
several years in manj' sections of the 
cotintry and has proven hardy, healthy 
and {jroductive everywhere. To a con- 
stitution as hardy as the native oak, is 
added vigor of growth, and great pro- 
ductiveness. But the most distinguish- 
ing feature of this mar- 
velous fruit is its ex- 
tremely fine appearance, 
and its most delicious 
flavor, surpassing all 
known varieties in each 
of these important par- 
ticulars. It is of 
medium to large size, of 
fall rounded form, very- 
fine texture, tori.sk, sub- 
acid flavor, very dark 
red color, and a most 
beautiful fruit at all 
stages of development. 
It is the handsomest 
variety we have ever 
seen; this alone should 
recommend it to all 
who grow for market, 
wbile'the hardy nature 
of the tree cottimends It 
for general planting 
everv where, East, West 
Norih and So^th, in the 
humble garden of the 
poor or the spacious 
grottnii of themillionaire. 








A Hardy, Healthy, 
Handsome Variety, Rec= 
ommended for all Soils, 
Sections and Climates. 

It is a remarkably long keeping apple, 
being the, best from February to April. 
We believe it is the cortiing iipple both for 
the large planters, who grow cfor profit 
and the people with small yards, who 
wish a choice fruit for home consumption. 
The West a:nd Northwest are jnst waking 
up to the possibili ties of frui t culture. By 
planting the proper varieties there is no 
reason why as good fruit cannot be grown 
here as in more favored sections of the 
East. • ■- , 

Mr. G. H. Prescott, of Albert . Lea; Minn. 

has 119 Apple trees, ten 
years old, from which 
he sold in 1901 $150.00, 
in 1902 $160.00, in 
- - 1903 .$120.00 worth of 

fruit. Sui-ely this pays 
better than growing 
wheat, oats, corn or po- 
tatoes. From one or- 
hcard in Wabaasha 
Countv this state, over 
1 200 bushels of apples 
Were picked and. mar- 
keted the past year. 

In this choice "sort 
from the Green 
Mountain State, we 
have a perfect variety, 
well adapted to all 
sections, producing 
choice fruit of finest 
appearance and best 
keeping qualities. Mail= 
ihg size, 2$c each. 
Second class, 4 . to 5 feet, 
30c each, $3 oo /|ier doz. 
Extria Heavy,, ssfco- 7 feet. 
40C each, $4.00 per doz. 




IN THE GOLDEN GRAIN BELT OF THE WORLD ^ 




SPECIAL RATES ON SEEDS IN PACKETS. 

In considering prices please bear in mind all seed packets, ounces, quarter pounds, half pounds, pounds. 

pints or quarts, are sent postpaid to any point in tlie United States at prices quoted herein. 
Seed in larger quantities sent by express or freight alWays means purchaser pays the transportation! 

charges. 

Purchasers remitting^ $1.00 may select seeds in packets at catalogue prices amounting to $1.30. 
Purchasers remitting $2.00 may select seeds in packets at catalogue prices amounting to $3 60. 
Purchasers remitting $3.00 may select seeds in packets at catalogue prices amounting to $3.90. 
Purchasers remitting $4.90 may select seeds in packets at catalogue prices amounting to $5.20. 

._J ^'»This discount does not app ly to anv of our special offers. 



German— Artisclioke. ARTICHOK.E. Swedisti— Artskocka, 

The Globe Artichoke is grown for its flower heads, which are cooked like asparagus. Seed can 
Tje sown in hotbeds and transplanted into pots, until danger of frost is past, then transplant into 
very rich ground, three feet apart each wav, protect in winter, with a slight covering of manure 
or leaves. The second season they will form heads about July 1st. Once established they will bear 
for years. 

L.ARGE GREEN GLOBE— The standai-d variety for garden culture. Pkt. SC. oz. 30c, i''4 lb. $1.00. 
ARTICHOKE ROOTS— See page 35. o . o , * 

German— Spargel. ASPARAGUS. Swedish— Spafris. 

One ounce for so feet of drill; 4 to 5 pounds to the acre. .• i '> , ■ 

Asparagus is one of the earliest spring vegetables, and would be in universal u^e were it »©* 
for the mistaken idea that it is difficult to grow. It delights in moist, sandy soil but can l6e;grown 
in any garden by following the instructions given here. Abed 15x50 feet requiring about 100 
plants, should give an abitndant supply for an ordinarj^ family. 

CULTURE — Sow in April or Ma,y, in rows one foot apart, and keep clean hy frequent hoeing. When 
two years old transplant into permanent beds, which should be well and deeply manured atid 
trenched to the "depth of 18 inches. On the approach of winter, cover with manure and compost: 
fork the beds early in spring, and apply a dressing of salt at the rate of six hundred pounds to an 
acre. Cut for use the second year after planting. . . 

BARRS MAMIVIOTH — Stalks large, frequently an inch'tn diameter, v»'ith few scales; of quick growth 
tender and succtilent; cntirelj' free from woodv fibre. Pkt. sc. oz. loc, 1=4 lb. 2SC, lb. 750. 
CONOVER'S COLOSSAL — A standard sort. Color deep green, spreads less than others. The shoots 
are of the largest size, -very productive and of the best quality. Pkt. 5c, oz. loc, 1=4 lb. 20c, lb. 50c. 
COLUMBIA WHITE MAHnOTH— (See Cut.) Furnishes white shoots which stay white as long as 
tit for use, without earthing up or any other artificial blanching, and can be absolutely depended 
upon to give 80 to 90 per cent of white plants from seed. Pkt. 5c, oz. loc, 1=4 lb. 25c, lb. 7SC. 
PALMETTO— A large dark green sort, of vigorous growth, having pointed tips; comes early. 
Pkt. sc oz. 15c, 1=4 lb. 20C, lb. 7SC. 

! Strong one year old roots of any of the above varieties 25 for soc by man^TToo per 100, | 
JSSjO^^eij^oo^^expressat^our^x^^ | 

BROCCOLI. 

PURPLE CAPE— Produces fine heads of a purplish brown color. Pkt. loc, oz. 35c. 1-4 lb. $i.25> 
WHITE CAPE — Heads medium size, compact, of a creamy white color. Pkt. loc, oz. 3SC, i-4lb. $1.25 

BRUSSELS SPROUTS. 

CULTURE — For Brussels Sprouts same as for Cauliflower. 

DWARF IMP — A standard variety producing compact heads of fine quality, Pkt. SC, 
oz. ISC 1=4 lb. 50C, lb. $1.50. 

HALF DWARF PARIS MARKET— A half dwarf sort bearing handsome crops of round, 
hard sprouts of the first qualitv. Pkt. 5c, oz. 15c, 1=4 lb. 50c, lb. $1.50. 
.MAY'S EXHIBITION— See list of specialties. 

BEANS===DWARF OR BUSH. 

a PRICES QUOTED by the packet, pint or quart include the prepayment of postage 
I by Its. If wanted by express or freight, deduct 8c per pint, 15c per quart. By ex- 
I press or fr eight means that purchaser pays the transportation charges. 

CULTURE — No crop responds more readily to good soil and cultivation than this. The 
soil best adapted to beans is light, rich, well drained loam, which was manured forthe 
previous crop. Iftoo rank manure is used it is apt to make them grow too much to 
vine. Sow ataoutthefirst of May, if the ground is perfectly warm; select a warm, dry, 
sheltered spot; make drills 2 inches deep and IS inches to 2 feet apart; drop the beans 2 
inches apart in the drills, and cover not more than 2 inches deep. Hoe welUn dry 
-weather to keep down the weeds. Sow everv two weeks for a succession. 
"QODDARD OR BOSTON FAVORITE— Wax Pod. (Sec Cut.) Vines large, much 
branched; erect, forming a large bush; leaflets 1 arge, crimpled, bright green; pods large, 
ibng, flat, ttsu ally curved , with long, curved points, green when young, but as the 
Ijeans become fit for ii.se are splashed and striped with crimson. Green beans very 
Ikrge splashed with red and of fine quality. Seed marked like Dwarf Horticultural 
and of the same color, btit longer and much larger, making them more desirable for 
market use. The green beans are almost as large, though different in shape and 
quite as good in quality as those of the Large Lima. Pkt. 5c, pt. 25c, qt. 45c, pk. $1.50. 
EXTRA EARLY REFUGEE — A very early green podded sort, ten days earlier than the 
old Refugee. Pods nearly round, 5 inches long, beans solid and of fine flavor. 
Pkt. 5C. pt. 20c. qt. 35c. pk. $t.io, bu. $4.00. 




BRUSSELS SPROUT. 



BROCCOLI. 




GODDARD OR BOSTON FAVORITE. 



>MAVS NORTHERN GROWN SEEDS BEST FOR ALL CLIMES < 




PRICES QUOTED— By the 
packet, pint or quart in- 
clude the prepayment of 
postage by us. If wanted 
by express or freight, de- 
duct 8c per pint, 15c per 
quart. Bj' express or 
freight means that pur- 
chaser pays the trans- 
portation charges. 




VALENTINE WAX. 



QREEN POD= 
DED SORTS. 

STRINQLESS GREEN POD— 
(See Cut.) New and desir= 
able. An extra early variety 
that is certain to give entire 
satisfaction. Ready for 
market about two weeks 
earlier than the old varieties. 
It is positivelj' stringless. 
and remains tender and 
crisp longer after maturity 
than any other variety. 
The pods are of pale green, 
long and straight, perfectly 
round and meaty, maturing 

green p'^d^arietier'' A^'beaf tSlt STRINGLESS GREEN POD. 

cannot be too highly recommended Pkt. 5c, pt. 25c, qt. 45c, pk. $1.50. b". »4;50. 

NEW GIANT STRINGLESS GREEN-POD VALENTINE— (See Cut.) This should not be confounded -^nth- 
the "New Stringless Green Pod." It is a distinct new cross-bred variety, possessing all the merits of the- 
old favorite Round-Pod Valentine, which is one of its parents, and having the following additional; 
points of excellence. It is more prolific, the pods are one-third larger, being five to six inches in length,, 
and are absolntelv stringless, unusuallv crisp, round, full, and fleshy; qualities which will highly 
fecommend it to market gardeners. Pkt. 5c, pt. 2SC, qt. 45c, pk. $1.50; b". $4 5©^, ^ ^ ^ 

BEST OF ALL— ^Early and of superior quality. Pods which are splashed with red, are round and. 
fleshy. Pkt. IOC, pt. 25c, qt. 4SC, pk. $1.25 bu. $4.25. ,^ , ■ ^ j.- 

CALIFORNIA WHITE TREE— Extensively grown for field culture; color white; vciry ^productive. 

e!u?LY ^MOHAWK— straight, valuable for forcing; litnder^ gflass.^PIrtf • Sl^ 

EXTRA EARLY ROUND POD' VALENTINE— Usually ready to pick 35 days after plahting. Pods 'i^ound!,. 
thick, fleshv, and of finest quality. Pkt. 5c, pt. 20c, qt. 35c, pk. $1.00, bu. $3 -75. 

EARLY LONG YELLOW 6 WEEKS— Pods long, straight, narrow and ®f good quahty. Pkt 5c,. 
pt. 2oc, qt. 35c, pk. $1.00. bu. $3-7S' „ ^ , t ^ j ^ u.- m*- 

HORTICULTURAL— Pods medium length; fine for snaps or shell. Late and productive. Pkt. gc. 
pt. 2IOC, qt. 45c, pk. $ii25, bu. $4.25 . ^ ■ , j. ^ ' 1 1,1 1 

LONGFELLOW— Pods long, perfectly straight and round, very tender, remarkably early- 

^'y^|jQEi*6R^iooo*TO^*i— (See Cut.) Medium to late. Pods long, highly esteemed for late- 
planting and for use as pickles. Pkt. gc. pt. 20c, qt. 3SC, pk. $1,10. bu $4.00. 

WHITE NAVY — Small white seeded, used extensively for baking. Pkt. gc, pt. aoc^ 
qt. 35c, pk. $1.00, bu. rate, market price. 

STRINQLESS WAX PODDED SORTS. 

REFUGEE WAX— (See Cut.) Strong bushy growth, with slight tendency to form runners; verj" 
productive. Slender, handsome, light goldenyellow podsfive inches long, quiteround or pencil' 
shaped, solid, meaty, even w-hen beans are formed, brittle and stringless. It is quite early for a 
wax variety, and its great productiveness and superior quality make it desirable to plant for 
market. Pkt. loc, pt 2sc, q't. 4SC. pk. $1.50, bu. $g.oo. 

VALENTINE WAX— (See Cut.) An improved Extra Early Valentine Bean, with round waxi 
pods. It is very early for a Wax Bean. A planting made on June 12th made a fair picking by- 
July 2Sth — i6 days " Verv tender and almost without string. The pod is free from any 
toughness wliatever, but is almost solid throughout. Pkt.ioc, pt. 2gc, qt. 45c, pk $i.7j5.bu. $6.00. 
JONES' STRINQLESS WHITE WAX-(SeeCut.) Anew white-seeded variety with ronnd stnnglesspods^ 
of unsurpassed beautv and quality. It is very hardy, wonderfully prodnctive, and not hable tc= 
rust. Pods uniformly handsome, round, fleshy and well filled. Matured beans ar; white, and. 
if, for any reason, the crop cannot be sold as green snap beans, they can be sold as greeni 
shelled or let mature and sell as dry beans. Pkt. gc, pt. age, qt. 4ge, pk Si 75. bu. $6 00 
DAVIS' KIDNEY WAX— Something that American bean growers have wanted for years. A 
wax podded bean with white seed. It is of strong growth and wonderfully prolific, holding; 
its long, straight pods well above the ground. The pods are of a clear wax5' white color, and' 
are more conspicuous than the foliage itself when the bush is in full bearing. Seeds of true 
kidney shape, pure white, with no dark eye whatever. Pods plump, full and entirely rust 
proof. Used as a snap short; als® a shelled bean adapted to home or market. Also excellent: 
for canning purposes. Very early and productive. Pkt. gc, pt. 2gc, qt. 45c, pk, $1.75. bu. $6.00. 

BLACK WAX— Pods of good size, 
almost round, with slightly curved 
point; color, clear, waxy white or 
light creamy golden. A very de- 
sirable dwarf variety that has re- 
mained in favor fo'r many years. 
The beans are blaclc when perfectly 
dry. Pkt gc, pt. 20c, qt. 3gc, 
pk. $i.go, bu $g.go. 
BLACK WAY IMPROVED PROLIFIC. 
An improved strain of the old Black 
Wax; a stronger grower, with longer, 
straighter and rounder pods. A very 
desirable sort. Its handsome, yellow, 
fleshy, stringless pods commend it for 
both home and market purposes. 
Pkt. gc, pt. 20c, qt 3gc, pk. $1.50, bu. 
$5.50. 

BLACK WAX. CHALLENGER STRAIN— 
Extra early, pods round, 
meaty, brittle, entirely string- 
less. Pkt. gc, pt. 20e, qt. 3gc, 
pk. Si.go, bu. $g.go. 




JONES' WHITE WAX 





Prices quoted by the packet, pint or 
quart include the prepayment of postage 
by us; if wanted by express or freight 
with other seed, deduct 8c per pint, 
ISC per quart. By express or freight 
means that purchaser pays transporta= 
tion charges. 



WAX PODDED SORTS. 



BURPEE'S BUSH LIHA. 

GOi-DEN WAX, QRENELL'S— Very productive, pods"flat''striAgl'ess! 
Pkt. 5c, pt. aoc, qt. 3SC, pk. $1.50. bu. $5.25. 

GOLDEN WAX, KEENEY'S RUSTLESS— Golden pods, flat, stringless, 
Pkt. sc. pt. 20c, qt. 35c, pk. 1.50, bu. $5.25. . ^\^ ., 

PENCIL POD — Pods long, thick, flesljy, round as a ^eijci,ty ' striligless. 
Pkt. sc, pt. 25c, qt. 45c, pk. $1 75, bu. 6.00. 

ROGER'S LIMA WAX— Pods broad and flat, color waxy lemon, 
never tough. Pkt. 16c, pt. 2sc, qt. 45c. 

WARDWELL'S KIDNEY WAX— Early, long, flat, wax pods, nearly 
straight. Pkt. 5c, pt. 25c, qt. 4Sc, pk. $1.75, bU. $6. so. 
YOSEMITE MAHMOTH— Pods often ten to fourteen inches long, nearly 
ail solid pulp, absolutely stringless, cooking tender and delicious. 
Color of pod, rich golden yellow. Pkt. sc, pt. 25c, qt. 450, 
pk. $1.75) bu. $6.50. 




CRYSTAL WHITE WAX— (See Cut ) ' 
Valuable either for snaps or pickles. 
The vines are large, of a spreading habit 
and very productive, having numerous ( 
runners, usually producing pods in pairs 
throughout their entire length. The 
flowers are rather small, of a yellowish * 
white shade, pods greenish white, rather 
short, curved and qxiite thick. Pkt. gc, 
pt. 2sc, qt. 45c. 

BLACK WAX, CURRIE S RUST PROOF— 

Large, flat pods, very early. Pkt. 5c, 
pt. 20c, qt. 3SC, pk. $1.50, bu. Ss^oo. 
DETROIT WAX— Very much like Goldoi ill 
"Wax, pods flat, thick. Pkt. 5c, pt. 20c, ir 
qt. 3SC. pk. $1.50, bu. $5. SO. | 
GOLDEN WAX, RUST PROOF— Pods long,fi 
broad, flat, golden vellow. Pkt. sc, 

P....OC., ,. 3., P.. s6 .u. p^^^p BUSH LIMA. 

BURPEE'S BUSH LIMA -(.See Cut.) A dwarf form of the true large 
White Lima. The bnshes grow from 18 to 20 inches high, upright, 
branching out and forming a compact, bushy plant, bearing large pods 
well iilled with large, delicious beans, similar in size to the well known 
large pole limas. An enormous cropper. Pkt. sc, pt. 20c, qt. 350, pk.$i.7s. 
DREER'S — Very prolific. The beans grow close together in the pods 
producing 3 to 4 and sometimes 5 in a pod , and are thick, sweet and 
succulent. Pkt. loc, pt. 25c, qt. 45c, pk. $1.75. 

HENDERSON'S — Grows without the aid of poles, m compact bush form,, 
about 18 inches high, very early and productive. Pkt. loc, pt. asc, 

^'iLLO'V^'^ LEA^^For iiiustration aiiid description see list of specialties. 



POLE OR CLIMBING SORTS. 

KING OF THE GARDEN LIMA— (See Cut.) Undoubtedly this is more extensively grown than any other 
sort of its cl^ss. It is a heavy yielder on all kinds of soil, and is of excellent flavor. The pods are^of 
enormous size, measuring eight or Mine inches in length, and containing as many as eight or nine 
beans. iPkt. loc, pt. 2SC, qt. 4SC. pk. $1.75. 

CHALLENGER LIMA— The pods are much thicker than those of the other limas and contain from 

4 to 5 beans, which are large, thick, white, and of the best <iuality. Pkt. «pc, pt. 35c. qt. 4sc. pk.$i.75. 
DREER'S LIMA— Pods short, broad and straight. Pkt. loc, pt. 25c, qt. 45c. pk. $i.75- 
FORD'S MAMMOTH LIMA — Pods produced in clusters averaging S to 10 inches in length, containing 

5 to 7 beans of excellent qualitv, both green or dry. Pkt. loc, pt. 25c, qt. 45c, pk $1.75. 
LARGE WHITE LIMA— Considered the most tender and delicious of the bean family. Pkt. loc, 
pt. 2SC, qt. 4SC, pk. $1.75. 

JERSEY LiriA— Pods large and numerous, having fr,om 4 to 5 beans in each. Pkt. loc, pt. 25c, 
qt. 45c, pk. $1.75. ' 

HAY'S CH AflPlON LlriA— The pods are large, vines Vigorous in growth and exceedingly productive. 
Pkt IOC, pt. 25c, qt. 45c, pk. $2.00. 

SEIBERT'S EARLY LIMA— A very early and prolific strain of the Large Lima. Pods Ot medium 
length, w^cll filled with large, fleshy beans, which are extremelj' tender and* fine in flavor. 

"" Pkt. IOC, pt. 25c, qt. 45c, pk. $1.75- 

BLACK WAX— Pods large, yellow, produced in bunches. Pkt. 5C, 
pt. 2sc, qt. 4sc, pk. $1.50, bu. $s.50. 

CREASBACK WHITE— Long, round, stringless pods; fleshy and 
tender. Pkt. sc, pt. aoc, qt. 35c, pk. $1.50, bu. $s.25. 

CUT SHORT OR CORN HILL— Used for planting among 
corn. Beans of a white .shade, splasjied .with red. 
Pkt. sc, pt. 25c, qt. 45c, pk. $1.50. , 

DUTCH CASE KNIFE-rPods long, gt-een an^ flat, ex- 
cellent as snaps, cut young or shelled. Pkt. 5c, ptt asc, 
(]t. 45c, pk. $1.50. 

HORTICULTURAL OR WREN'S EGG— Pods broad, pale 
green streaked with red. Pkt. loc, pt. 25c, qt. 45c, 
pk. $1.50. 

LAZY WIFE— Pods are wonderfully broad, thick and above 
all entirely stringless. Rather flattish, oval shape, and 
when fully grown a^e irom four to six inches long, ex- 
ceedingly rich, butterv and fine flavored when cooked. 
They are hardy, easilv grown and most productive. 
For an early and late snap sort, also as a dry shell 
or winter "bean it is unsurpassed, and such is the 
peculiar taste and pleasing flavor of this bean that we 
have known persons who ^^ould not eat other varieties 
of string beans after tasting Lazy Wife. Pkt. loc, 
pt. 25c, qt. 4SC, pk. $1.75. 

SCARLET RUNNER— Cultivated both for its beautiful 
scarlet blossoms and for table use. Pkt. sc, pt. 25c, 
qt. 45c, pk. $1.50. 

GOLDEN CLUSTER— (See Cut.) The Everlasting Pole Bean. 
A magnificent variety that bears continuously the entire season. 
It grows rapidly bearing very early clusters of three to six 
pods of rich golden color Pods average about 8 inches in 
length, exceedingly tender and entirely stringless, retaining 
their i>lunipiicss ind teucierness long after they have at- 
tained a lfi,r,!j;c .and continue to bear, if the pods are 
picked , until fro'-t It is a very common thing to pick 1-2 to 
3-4 of a bushel from a single vine at one picking, and its 
enormous yield recommends it to every one. Few, if any of 
the varieties of 1 ile introduction are so popular as thef 
Golden Cluster. Pkt. loc, pt. 2SC, qt. 4sc, pk. $2.00. 




KING OP THE GARDEN LIMA. 




fe> M AYB NORTH ErtN O 



■CRIMSON GLOBE — Roots of medium size, generally about three inches 
in diameter, very handsome in shape, with a remarkably smooth sur- 
face. It has a very small tap root. The leaves are small, borne on 
•slender stems which occupy but a small portion of the root. The in- 
terior color is very deep crimson throughout, but is ringed aiid 
zoned in a most beautiful manner, making it very attractive in 
-appearance. Pkt. 5c, oz. loc, 1-4 lb. 25c, lb. 750. 

CROSBY'S EGYPTIAN— An improved strain of the Early Bg^^ptian 
smoother and of better quality. Pkt. 5c, oz. loc, 1=4 lb. zot, lb. 65c 
DETROIT DARK BLOOD— Round, skin dark blood red. flesh bright 
ured. verv nroductive. Pkt, ^c. oz. loc, 1=4 lb. -zoc. lb. 65c. 



ERFURT PRIZE- 




AT PRICES QUOTED on beet seed, we pay the 
postage. If seed is to be sent by express at pur- 
chaser's expense deduct 10c per pound 
' Sow one ounce to 50 feet of drill, 5 to 6 pounds 
to the acre in drills. 



BEETS. 




Swedish— Rohetar, Spanish— Betteraga. 

CULTURE— Sow as early in the spring as the 
ground can be worked, and every two weeks 
after for a succession, up to the first w'eek of 
July. The soil shotild be a light sandy loam; 
well enriched with stable manure, plowed and 
harrowed imtil very iine. Forgeneral crop sow- 
about the middle of May. Sow in drflls one 
foot to fifteen inches apart, and when well up, 
thin from foijr to six inches. The young beetfe 
pulled out of the rows are excellent used for 
spinach.. The Sugar and Mangel Wurzel var- 
ieties should be sown from April to June, in 
drills two feet apart, and afterwards thinned 
put to one foot apart in the rows. 

ELECTRIC— (See cut.) Almost round, leaves 
small set close to the centre; tap root small, 
combining the maximum of edible bulb with the 
minimum of root and foliage. The color is a 
very dark rich crimson, with rings of a lighter 
hue; It is extremely early, coming in with , 
Extra Early Egyptian. The flesh is rich 
_ and sugary. Pkt. 5c, oz. loc, 1=4 lb. asc, lb. 750, . 
(See cut.) A popular half long German sort, of ex- 
cellent flavor, flesh tender. Pkt. 5c, oz. loc, 1=4 lb. 250, lb. 750. 
LIGHTNING.— (vSee cut.) "The King of Early Beets." Absolutely the 
earliest variety ever introduced. The roots are of fine turnip shape, skin 
smooth, flesh a deep blood red, of the most tender quality. A verv 
de-sirable sort for forcing, for market or private use. Pkt. 5c, oZ. isc, 
1=4 lb. 25c, lb. 75c. 

MAY'S nARKET GARDENER— (See cut.) The Truckers Favorite. A ii extra 
eirly variety, of uniform size and handsome shape. A perfect variety 
for table use. When cooked they are of a beautiful red throughout, flhe 
grained and sweet. Valuable for private or market use. Pkt. sc, 
oz. loc, 1-4 lb 20c. lb. 65c. 

EARLY DEWINGS— An excellent mg,rket 
sort. Pkt, 5c, oz. loc, 1-4 lb. 15c, lb 55c. 
EARLY BLOOD TURNIP— ( May's Selected .) 
Color rich, dark red; roots, tine grained, 
globular shape, cooks sweet, tender and 
crisp. Pkt. 5c, oz. loc, 1-4 lb. 15c, lb. 4sc. 
ECLIPSE EXTRA EARLY— Round rooted, 
bright red. Pkt. 5c, oz. loc, 1=4 lb. 15c, 



EDniJND'S BLOOD TURNIP— Pkt. 



•STNSON'S DARK BLOOD— Roots grow to a good size, with very little 
•cop foliage, averaging two and one-half inches in length, smooth, regu- 
lar in form. Flesh tender and sweet. Pkt. sc. oz. loc, 1-4 lb. 25c. lb, 75c. . 

o«+ Sugar Beets==For Sugar Haking. 

impUrLdllt. THE GREAT VALUE OF HANGELS FOR VILMORIN'S IMPROVED— A heavy 
STOCK FEEDING. The value of these for stock raising cannot be " 
over=estimated, analysis having demonstrated the fact that 400 
pounds of Mangels are equivalent to 100 pounds of the best hay. 
During the past year crops of 1,500 to 2,000 bushels on one acre 
were raised in the State of Minnesota from seed obtained from us. 
They are not as heavy yielders as Mangels, but contain a much 
larger percentage of saccharine matter. Sow 12 to 15 pounds to 
the acre. Many seedsmen claim 4- to 6 pounds. In our experience 
we find the latter to be incorrect. 



oz. IOC, 1-4 lb. 15c, lb. ssc 
EGYPTIAN EXTRA EARLY— Pkt. 56; 
02. IOC, 1-4 lb. 15c, lb. ssc • - . 

FAUSTS CRIMSON— Pkt. 5c, oz. 10& 
1=4 lb. 2SC, lb. 7sc. rt 
HALF LONG BLOOD— Pkt. fic. oZ. idtr. 
1=4 lb. 15c, 1*. 55c. 

LONG SMOOTH BLOOD— Pkt. 5c, oz. loc. 
»-4 lb. ISC, lb. 45c. 
NUTTINGS CRIMSON— Pkt. sc, oz. 15c, 1=4 lb, 30c, lb. $1.00. 
SWISS CHARD, WHITE— Pkt. 5C. oz. loc, 1=4 lb. isc, lb. 40c. 
SWISS CHARD, YELLOW— Pkt. 5c, oz. 10c, 1=4 lb. 15c, lb. 40c. 



yielder on all kinds of soil and 
our; Inipro ved K leiu wanzlebener . 



GIANT FEEDING OR HALF SUGAR MANGEL— This unites the large 
size of the mangel with the greater feeding value of the sugar beet. 
The roots are al ways regular and .uniform, broad at the top with a 
full and only slightly tapering shotilder. Theymeasure five to six 
, inches in diameter at broadest part, which is very near the top 
The roots slope gradually, the length averaging ten to twelve inches 
and the outline is that of a broad thick wedge. This smooth wedge- 
like form is of great advantage inharvesting,astherootscanbe pull- 
ed easily. The upper portion is of a soft, 
bright pink coloring, shading lighter toward 
the bottom where the lower portion 
for about one-third the length is white. 
We are certain that every one who plants 
this variety and grows it with care will be 
much pleased with the crop. Every Farmer 
should try it. Pkt. 5c, oz loc, i==4 lb. 15c, 

lb. 35c. - . 

^l-^4-p» We can supply any of the above 
varieties of Sugar Beet by express 
.«r freight,' 5 lb. lots 20c per lb., lo lb. i8c, 
lOO lbs 15c, b^gs included. . In ordering, state 
"variety wanted. - - - - - 



of the same general shape of 
Pkt. 5c, oz, IOC, 1=2 lb. 2oc, lb. 35c. 
VICTRIX— For description see list of specialties. 

IMPROVED KLEIN WANZLEBENER. Tiiis is a large growing variety 
that is highly recommended in the Sugar Beet sections. It has a 
conica,! shaped root, large at the top and tapering almost to a 
point at the lower end. About 15 per cent of sugar can be ob- 
tained from this sort with ordinary field culture. Pkt. sc, oz. loc, 
1=2 lb. 20c, lb. 35c. 

Sugar Beets for Stock Feeding. ^ ^ 

I IMPERIAL SUGAR BEET— (See cut.) A" long variety that is probably 
more largelj' grown than any other sugar beet for feeding to stock. It 
will yield as much as Mangels and contains a large per cent of sugar. 
Reported to have given a jdeld of over 30 tons per acre, the cultural Cost 
of which was onlv 5 cents a bushel. Pkt. sc, oz. ibc, 1=2 lb. 2bc, lb. 3sc. 
WHITE FRENCH SUGAR— One that is grown in many parts of France 
in preference to any other variety. It gives as large a per cent of 
sugar as the Improved Kleinwanzlebener. Pkt. sc, oz. loc, 
1-4 lb ISC, 1=2 lb. 2oc, lb. 35c. 




Ill I p 

CR OWN IN THE €OLPEIV GRAIN BELT OF;! 




MANGELS FOR STOCK FEEDING. 



Prices quoted on this (Dasre include the prepay ment ol postage bv tis. If wanted by 
expfcss or freight at ptii-chaser's expense dednct 10 cents per pound. Sow I2 to 
1 5 lbs. to the acre. 




QIANT GOLDEN— (See Citt.) This is an entirely distinct type of Mangel, of recent intro- 
duction, and highly prized whercTer introduced. In England it is largely grown by dairy- 
men and sheep raisers; the former prize it not only for its great yield, but for me rich character 
of the milk it produces, while the latter claim sheep fed on it thrive better and appear 
in much finer condition^, Its wonderful yield and popularity in the old country 
certainly recommends it to every stock grower in America, and from our experience with • 
it we know it will prove Yer.v valuable to all dairymen. Flesh is a light yellow and fine 
grained. Pkt. Sc, oz. loc, i-4 lb. 20c. lb. 50c. By express or freight, 10 lb. lots 35c per lb. 
nAY'S MAMMOTH LONG RED— (See Cut.) This is the finest strain of the Long Red ever 
offered. The mangels raised from our selected seed are remarkable for their immense size 
(often weighing 30 to 50 poiinds each) and freedom from the coarse grain so often found 
in the large varieties. If you wanta big crop of fine mangels that will be ^ great benefit to your 
stock, increasing the flow of milk and fattening them, you can find nothing that will beat our 
Mammoth. Pkt. 5c, oz. loc, iM lb. 15c, lb. 35«S- By expresis or freight, lo lb. lots, 20c per !b. 
ENGLISH PRIZE. The great variety so extensively grown in England for stock feeding. 
Specimens have been grown weighing over seventy pounds, and it is one of the heaviest 
croppers that has ever been sent to this country, yielding 1,500 to 1,800 bushels per acre. 
Pkt. sc, oz. IOC, 1-4 lb. ISC, lb. 50c. By express or freight, 10 lb, lots, 35c per lb. 
GOLDEN TANKARD — Flesh, a rich golden, and of great milk pro(f!ucing qualities, 
Pkt. 5c, oz. ioc, 1-4 lb. 15c lb, 40c. By express or freigh, 10 lb. lots, 25c per lb. 
YELLOW INTERHEDIATE— Root ovid, intermediate between the long and globe varieties; 
flesh solid, nearly white, zoned with yellow; hardy, vigorous and productive. Pkt. 5c, 
oz. IOC, 1-4 lb. 15c, lb. 40C. By express of freight, 10 lb, lots, 25c per lb. 

RED GLOBE. A large, red, oval variety, keeps well and is especially adapted to lovp soils, 
Pkt. sc oz. IOC, 1-4 lb. 15c, lb. 35c. By express or freig^ht, 10 lb. lots, 20c per lb. 
CHAnPlON YELLOW GLOBE. Its shape and yield makes it one of the best varieties that 
can be grown, being easily harvested. Pkt. sc, oz. loc, t-4 15c, lb. 35c. By express or 
reight, 10 lb. lots, 20c per lb. 

German— Kopf-Kohl. r'ARAAfiP "Swedish— Kal. 

Spanish— Repollo. wrMJUrwJL-,. French— Choux Pomme 

We take special pleasure in recommending our strains of cabbage to our patrons. Exer- 
cising, as we do, the utmost care in the growth and selection of our seed stocks, we know 
that the cabbage seed which we offer is unsurpassed in quality. We do not offer two strains 
of one variety, as we deem the Best none too good for those who kindly favor us with 
their orders. 

CABBAGE— Will thrive on anv good corn land, though the stronger the soil the better 
it will develop. New land is preferable. Plow deep a>nd manure vei-y liberally. The 
early sorts bear planting from eighteen inches to two feet apart in the rows, with the rows froin two to two and one-half feet apart, the large 

varieties to be from two to fottr fejt apart in the rows, with rows- 
from two and one-half to fourfeet apart, the distance varying with 
the size. Cabbage will not usually follow cabbage or turnips sue- 
cessfulK' in field cultui-e, unless three or four 3'ears have intervened 
between the crops. Ifit is desirable to economize space, lettuce or rad- 
ish maybe sown between the rows, as they will be out of the way 
before the cabbage needs the room. For late or winter crops the 
seed is sown in May, and the plants set outin July. Cabbage shoiild 
be hoed every week, and the ground stirred as it advances in 
growth, drawing up a little earth to the plant each time until it 
begins to head, when it should be thoroughly cultivated and left to 
mature. Loosening the roots will sometimes retard the bursting oF 
full grownheads. 

To destroy the green worm that is so destracrive to the leaves 
and heads of cabbage and cauliflower, take one ounce of saltpeti-e- 
and dissolve it in 12 quarts of water, then take ashorthandled\\'hislc 
broom, dip it in the solution, and sprinkle the jjlants well. One- 
application is sufficient, uiiless the stuff is washed offby heavj' rains.. 
The liquid, being perfectly clear, never colors the cabbage or cauli- 
flower heads. To preveiit the turnip flea from attacking the young 
plants, sift fine air-slacked lime or tobacco dust over them, as soon as- 
they appear above ground. To preserve cabbages dui'ing the winter, 
puli them on a dry day, and turn them over on their heads a few 
hours to drain. Set them out in a cool cellar or out of doors in long: 
trenches in a dry situation, covering with boards or straw so as to 
keep out frost and rain. 

fllNNESOTA EARLIEST— (See Cut.) A conical shaped, hard headed, 
extra early cabbage that never fails to give satisfaction. We introduced 
this splendid variety in 1891, and it at once took the lead amongthe 
large growers who desired an extra early cabbage for the markets. 
One of the largest growers of cabbages near St. Paul stated that for two 
seasons past he had been the first to bring cabbage to the market, and 
they always brought a very high price, and that he owed it all to ouir 
ninnesota Earliest. We have tested all the extra early cabbages 
offered the past few seasons and know that none can surpass our 
Surprise and Minnesota Earliest. It will produce good sized 
marketable heads seventy davs from sowing of the seed. 

Pkt. IOC. oz. 2SC, 1-4 lb. 7sc, lb. $2.75. 

MIINNt50l A KAKLItibi. 




> M yVY:s NORTHERN GROWN SEEDS BEST FOR ALL CLIMES H 




NORTHERN GROWN PURE CABBAGE SEED. 



At L>rices quoted on cabbage seed 
we send by mail postpaid. If 
wanted by express or freight 
deduct 10 cent per pound. 
By expresg or freight always 
means ptirchaser pays the 
transportation charges. One 
ounce will produce 1,500 plants. 
One-t'ourth pound to transplant 
one acre. 



Early Pointed 
Heads. 



EARLY ETAnPES— A fine extra 
early, small French sort, heads 
pointed. Pkt. 5c, oz. 15c. 
1-4 lb. 50c, lb. $1.50. 
EXPRESS— Heads small, of fine 
quality. Pkt. sc, oz. iSC, 
1=4 lb. 50c, lb. $1,50. 
FILDERKRAUT — Heads large, 
pyramidal, of fine quality, 
j Pkt.sc.oz. 15c, i=-4lb.50c,lb.$i.7b. 
I JERSEY WAKEFIELD— A very 
, popular, early variety; heads 
solid, pj'ramidal in shape, with 
little outside foliage. Pkt. sc, 
oz. 20C, 1=4 lb. 6sc, lb. $2,25. 
CHARLESTON WAKEFIELD— An 
improved strain of Wakefield, 
EARLY SURPRISE. « heads larger, not so pointed, 

solid, a few days later than Wakefield. Pkt. 5c, oz. 25c, 1=4 Jb- 75c, lb. $2.50. 
WINNINGSTADT— A sure header, keeps better than most early " sorts. Pkt. gc, oz. 15C. 





1=4 lb, 50c, lb. $1.50. 

EARLY DWARF YORK— Pkt. sc, oz. 15c, i-4 SOC, Ib-^Si-SO- 
EARLY LARGE YORK— Pkt. 5c, oz. 15c, i=4«b. 50c. lb. $1.50. 

Early Flat Heads. 

HAY'S EARLY SURPRISE— (See Cut.) Acknowledged to 
be the largest and finest early cabbage in the world. It 
comes in ten or fifteen davs earlier than the Early Summer. 
It can't be beat for shipping and is worth a fortune to 
gardeners. The Early Surprise is unquestionably the 
nearest approach to a thoroughbred of 
any variety ever introduced. More cab- 
ba^res can be grown to the acre than any 
other varietv we know of. Pkt. loc, 
3 for 25c. oz. '35c, 1=4 lb. $1.00, lb. $2.50. 
EARLY SPRING CABBAGE— (See Cut.) 
An extra early flat-headed variety coni- 
ing in with the Wakefield and yielding a 
tlitrd more than any of the extra early 
sorts. Has only fotir or five outside 
leaves, so that it maj' be planted 21 
inches apart, about 14,000 to the acre. 
It is wonderfully uniform in shape and 
almost entirely edible, very finely grained 
and ha.s the peculiarity of heading firmly 
at an early stage in its growth. Pkt. loc, - 

oz. 3SCj, »=4 lb. $1.00, lb. $3.00. GARDEN GLORY. 

MAY's'- GARDEN GLORY— (See Cut.) This is another novelty of gi-eat promise, introduced for 

the first time last season. It is an extra earlv, large, solid white variety. It forms large, round, 
ball-shaped heads, which are ready for the market about the same time as Early Flat Dutch. The 
heads are pale green, verv solid, making it particularly attractive for market purposes. It has but 
very few outetf leaves, "which allow it being planted closer together than most varieties. 
Pkt. IOC, 1=2 oz. 40c, oz. 75c. , 

ALL HEAD— Heads flat, hard, well folded, deep through, very uniform. Pkt. SC. oz. 2SC, 
1=4 lb. 75c. lb. $2.50. , 

DEEP HEAD— Heads large, almost round, very solid. Pkt. 5c, oz. .aoc, 
'i-4 lb. 65c, lb. $2.00. „ 
EARLY DWARF FLAT DUTCH, Pkt 5c, oz. 15c, 1-4 50C, lb. $1.75. 
EARLY DRUHHEAD- Pkt. sc, oz. 15c, 1=4 lb. 4SC, lb. $1.50. 
EARLY SUHMER- Pkt. sc, oz. 15c, «=4 lb. 45c, lb. S1.50. , ^ , , 
EARLY BASE BALL— For illustration and description see list of specialties. 

Medium Late Flat 

ALL SEASONS— Pkt. 5c, oz. 15c, 1=4 lb. soc, lb $i.7S. 

AUTUMN KING— An extra large, solid winter cabbage. Pkt. gc, oz. 30C, 
1-4 lb. doc, lb. $2.1 G. ' ; 

FOTT-LER'S BRUNSWICK— Large flat heads; fine shipper. Pkt. gc, 0^.-il)5C, 
1-4 lb. soc, lb. .'i?i.7S. 

HOLLANDER OR DANISH BALL HEAD— (See Cut.) A distinct type highly 
esteemed for winter use by reason, of the great solidity and excellent keep- 
ing qualities of the heads. It is one of the best for growing for distant 
markets or for late spring use. The plant is vigorous, rather compact 

f rowing. With a longer stem than most American sorts and exceedingly 
ardv, not onlj' in resisting cold, but also dry weather. Forms very solid 
heads which stand shipment better than most sorts. In quality it is one 
of the best, being verv white, crisp and tender. We offer Danish grown 
seed. Pkt. IOC, oz. 25c, 1=4 lb. 75c, lb. $2.5©. 

PREMIUM LATE FLAT DUTCH— Pkt. sc, oz. isc, 1=4 lb- 45C, lb. $1.50. 
SOLID SOUTH— A sure heading late variety; keeping qualities unequalled. 
It is a large, round sort, headsflattcned. Pkt. iOC,oz. 20C, 1-4 lb. 60c, lb. $200. 
STONEMASON DRUMHEAD— Large. Pkt. 5c, oz. 15c, 1-4 lb. soc, lb. $i.7S. 
SUCCESSION— True stock. Pkt. 50, oz. isc, 1-4 lb. soc, lb. .$1.7 5. 
SURE HEAD — Heads large, round. Pkt. 5c, oz. tsc, 1-4 lb. 50c, lb. $i.75- 
GREEN GLAZED — Heads large, rather loose and open; the leaves are a 
glossy green, particularly adapted to tlae South. ,Pkt, 5c, 02. isc, 
t-4lb' 50c, lb. $i.7S. 



EARLY SPRING. 

Late Flat Sorts. 

LARGE LATE DRUMHEAD— A standard late 
sort. Heads large, compact. A sure header. 
Pkt, sc. oz. ISC, 1=4 lb. 45c, lb. $i.so. 
HUNDRED WEIGHT— (May's). Will average more 
good solid, saleable heads per acre than any other 
extra large late cabbage. The keeping qualities 
are excellent, and it is therefore a valuable sort for 
gardeners growing for distant markets. The heads 
are round, flattened, very solid and with few outer 
leaves. Pkt. loc, oz. 20c, 1=4 lb. 6sc, lb. $2.00. 
MARBLEHEAD HAMMOTH- The plant is very 
large and late; should be planted early. 
Pkt. sc, oz. 15c, 1-4 lb. soc, lb. $i.7S. 
LARGE LATE FLAT DUTCH— (Selected Strain.) 
The great cabbage for fall and winter use. It is a 
sure header, wonderfully solid and 
of excellent flavor. The heads are 
>, large, oval in shape and flattened. 

Pkt. sc, oz. 15c, 1-4 lb. 4SC, lb. $1.50. 



Savoy Sorts. 

DWARF ULM — Extra early. 
Pkt. sc, oz. 15c, 1-4 lb.4sc, lb. $1.50. 
DRUMHEAD — Fine hard heads. 
Pkt. sc,oz. ISC, 1-4 lb. 50c, lb. $1.75. 

Red Sorts. 

riAMnOTH RED ROCK— Heads 
large, deep red to centre, often 
weigh. twelve poupds each.- 
Pkt. sc, oz. ISC, 1=4 lb. soc, 
lb. $i.7S. 

RED DUTCH— Deep red. Pkt. 5c, 
oz. isc, 1=4 lb. soc, lb. $1.75. • 
ZENITH — For illustratior and 
description see list of special- 
ties. 




HOLLANBER OR BAiSISH BALL HEAD. 



CROWN IN THE GOLDEN 



GRAIN 



BELT OF 






German — Moehren. 
Swedish — Morotter. 



CARR0T5. 



French — Carotte. 
Spanish — Zanahoria. 



At prices quoted on Carrot seed we send by mail postpaid, 
If wanted by express or freight, deduct 10 cents per poiind. 
By express or freight always means purchaser pays transpor- 
tation charges. 

One ounce will sow a drill loo feet long. 



The carrot is one of the most nutritious and 
healthful of roots and ought to be more generally 
used for the table as well as for stock feeding pur- 
poses. We ask our readers to give them atrial. 
Any good, rich garden soil that is deeply worked 
will raise carrots. 

CULTURE— When it is possible to do so, it is ad- 
visable to Sow as early in the spring as the ground 
is fit to work, though good crops may, in this 
latitude, be grown from sowings as late as June 
1st, but one is less certain of good crops from such 
late planting. Prepare the ground thoroughly and 
sow in drills 18 to 24 inches apart, using from 
1 and 1% to 3 i^ounds to the acre, accoi-ding to the 
distance between rows. Cover % to 1 inch deep, 
and see to it that the soil is well firmed above the 
seed. As soon as the plants appear, use the cul- 
tivator or wheel hoe and do not let the weeds get a 
THE TRUE DANVERS. start. Thin to 3 to 6 inches apart in the row as 

soon as the plants are large enough. For winter use gather and store like beets or turnips. 
DANVERS HALF LONG— (See Cut.) A handsome half long, cylindrical 

" ' ' s-t«mn roo+pH. T+ iss r>f a rii-Vi Hnrlj 

TABLE QUEEN— (See Cut.) 



shaped carrot of good size and stump rooted. It is of a rich, dark 
orange color, grows to a large size, is smooth, and the flesh very close 
in texture, with little core.*^ A first class carrot for all soils, and is 
claimed that under good cultivation it will yield the greatest weight 
per acre with the smallest length of root of any now grown. 
PIct. sc, oz. loC, 1=4 lb. 20C, lb. 70c, 

* CHANTENAY— (See Cut.) Tops medium 

sized, necks small, roots tapering slightly, 
but uniformly stump rooted and smooth, 
of good size, very crisp and tender. Color 
deep orange red. Although a medium 
early sort, it furnishes roots of usable size 
as early as any, is a heavy cropper and 
is undoubtedly one of the best for both 
the mai-ket and private garden, 
while its great productiveness 
makes it very desirable as a field 
sort. Pkt. sc, oz. IOC, 1=4 lb. 25c, 
lb. 75c. 

CARENTAN— A good early half- 
long stump rooted sort, flesh red, 
coreless, suitable for forcing. 
Pkt. sc, oz. IOC. 1-4 lb. 20c, lb. 65c. 
GUERANDE OR OXHEART.— A de- 
sirable variety on soil too hard 
and ! tiff for the longer growing | 
sorts as it is not over 5 or 6 
inches long. Pkt. 5c, oz. lOC, 
1=4 lb. 25c, lb. 70C. 
HALF LONG SCARLET NANTES. 
Skin "sinooth. Stump rooted. 
Pkt. si- IOC, 1=4 lb. 2oe, lb. 70c. -f^ 
JAMHS INTERHEDIATE — Roots 
smootli, regular, averaging 10 
inche- ng. Pkt. 5c, oz. loc, 
1=4 lb 2 . lb. 6sc. 
LONG 01 LNGE-I-arge. afine keeper. 
Pkt. St, w*:, IOC, 1=4 lb. 20C, lb. 70c. 



CHANTENAY OR HODEL STUMP ROOT. 
Undoubtedly the finest carrot for general use that has ever been 
introduced. As will be seen by our illustration it is rather long, 
coming abruptly to a point and has almost no side shoots. In 
color it is a rich shade of orange and the flesh is solid, yellow and 
with no core. It is free from the coarse, rank flavor found in most 
of the varieties of its size. For home use we cannot too highly 
recommend it to our patrons, and, we know that for amateurs it is 
unequaled by any other variety. We introduced this several years 
ago and each season convinces us that it is to become one of the 
leading varieties for private gardens. Pkt. loc, oz. 15c, 
i°4 lb. 35c, lb. $1.00. 

SMALL FRENCH FORCING OR GOLDEN 
BALL — This is the earliest carrot, and 
is consequently largely grown for 
forcing purposes. It is much used for 
bunching with parsley, onions, etc. 
■Roots are of small size, round, of 
good color and excellent flavor. 
Pkt. sc, oz. loc, 1-4 lb. 2SC, 
lb. 75c. 

EARLY SCARLET HORN— A variety 
of carrot long and favorably known 
to all growers. It is not large, but 
is often used for early crop. It is 
sometimes used for forcing. Con- 
sidered by many peojjle to be the best 
early table sort. The flesh is fine 
jrained and the color a deep orange. 
|it has small tops, and grows 
..well in shallow soil. It raa- 
>Hures eight to ten days sooner 
^than Long Orange. Pkt.' sc, 
" oz. loc, 1=4 lb. 25c, lb. 75c. 




STOCK FEEDING CARROTS. 

Sow froim to 4 pounds to the acre. Excellent feed for stock and extensively grown for this puiPpoise./ Horses relish 

and fatten on them and keep in healthier condition. 

One of the largest raisers of thoroughbred stock in the West says: "I consider carrots .indispensable, and no 
one who raises cattle can alTord to be without them." 

CULTURE— For field culture, seed should be sown in drMls 3 to 31/2 feet apart, so as to cultivate by horses. They 
succeed best in a good light soil, well enriched by manure. The seed should be covered abotit one inch deep, and 
be sure and see that the soil is well firmed above the seed. 

VICTORIA— (See Cut) Considered the largest, and unquestionablj' the heaviest cropping and most nutritious stock 
feedih-gcarrot in cultivation The roots are remarkably firm,oflight orange color, symmetrical and ofexcellent qtiality, 
possessing high feeding qualities. It is especially adapted to rich land although a heavy cropper on all soils. 
It is easily harvested, the roots grow partly out of the ground and will produce half agam as much weight per 
acre as ordinary varlties. Pkt. 5c, oz. loc, 1=4 lb. 20c, lb. 60c. By express or freight in s lb. lots or over 4SC per lb. 
MASTODON— A vast improvement on the White and Yellow Belgian sorts, which have been favorites in the past, 
as it is not only much more productive but vastly easier to handle. The flesh is white, crisp, solid and very sweet 
in flavor. The roots are short and very heavy at the shoulder, making them easy to harvest. Too much can 
scarcely be said of their size and productiveness. The roots irequently measure 15 to 20 inches, yielding from 
20 to 25 tons to the acre. Pkt. sc, oz. loc, 1=4 lb. 20c, lb. 6oc. By express or freight in 5 lb. lots or over 4SC per lb. 
BELGIAN LARGE WHITE— Root large, white; grows one-third above ground. Pkt. 5c, oz. loc, 1=4 lb. 15c, lb. soc. 
By express or freight, 5 lbs. or over 35c per lb. 

BELGIAN YELLOW— Differing from the above only in color. Pkt. sc, oz. loc, 1-4. >b. 15c, lb. 50c. By express or 
freight, s lbs. or over 35c per lb. 

VOSGES LARGE WHITE— Particularly adapted for shallow soils. Pkt. 5c, oz. loc, 1-4 lb. 20c, lb. soc. By express 
or freight, s Ibs.'or over 35c per lb. 

HOLSTEIN MAMMOTH WHITE— One of the heaviest jnelding carrots we have ever seen. The color is white; flesh 
solid crisp and tender; the roots often measuring two feet in length; one of the most profitable sorts ±hat can 
be grown. Pkt. 5c, oz. loc, 1-4 lb. soc, lb. 6oc. By express or freight, 5 lbs. or over 4sc per lb. 

YELLOW GIANT— The great stock feeding variety; is the largest and heaviest cropping sort that can be grown 
and will produce fully 50 per cent more weight per acre than the common sorts. It grows from 20 to 2o inches 
in^leShfiarSy abo^^ ground, and is of thl best keeping qualities.^ Pkt. sc, oz. loc, 1-4 lb. 20c, lb. 70c. By express 
or freight. 5 Ib5. or over ssc per lb. . ; . , > .s j , 

•■ ■ ' ' • ' ■ ' - g - I ■y^^?fty»^ l^iif:^: r.>ii. .'v.i : _ ■ ■■ ' ■ ■ --, - ■ ' ■ Kl 'Ir 



seeds best for All: 




Germ an— Bin nien-ICohl. 
. Frencli— Chotjfleur. 



CAULIFLOWER. 



Swedish — Blomkal. 
Spanish— Coliflor- 




At prices quoted on this page we prepay postage. If wanted by express or 
freight deduct 10 cents per pound. By express or freight always means pur- 
chaser' pa.j;s^ranSportation charges. 

I I ounce win produce j.ooo plan]ts. 



CULTURE — For spring and summer -sow in late February, March or early April, in. 
hotbeds, transplanting to cold frames when of a sufficient size, then to the open 
ground when frost is over, though a light frost will not hurt them. The soil 
should be richer than for cabbage. Persian insect powder will keep free from 
worms. Sow and treat as for cabbage. By giving a liberal supply of water and 
planting to mature in early summer or late fall, the heads will be much improved. 
It is also well to cover the heads with the leaves to insure their whiteness. Cut 
while the curd is hard, to keep from being bitter. The seeds can be sown in Sep- 
tember the same as cabbage, and wintered o ver in the same manner. 
EXTRA EARLY DANISH— (See Cut.)— The Earliest Sure Heading Cauliflower ever 
offered. A variety no gardener can afford to be witliout. We oflTer this year the finest 
strain of a Sure Heading Early Cauliflower that-has ever been introduced to the 
gardeners of America aiid we challenge anyone to produce a variety that ivill sur- 
pass it in habit of growth, earliness or certainty of heading. It may tru!y be: called. 
"Surebead Cauliflower," as we learn it heads up under the most adverse circumstaniefr 
when other varieties fail entirely. As may be seen by the name it is a European 
varietv and we have procured onr seed direct from one of the largest and most 
reliable growers in that part of the world, where Cauliflower reaches the highest 
state of perfection. It is of dwarf, compact habit and valuable for either torcmg- 
EXTRA EARLY DANISH. or open ground; the heads are of good size and a snowy white. We have paid a 

high price for our seeil and believe it is worth all we ask for it Pkt. 350,^*5 pkts. $1.00,1-3 oz. $1.75,02. $3.00. 
ALGIERS LARGE LATE— Popular with market gardeners. Pkt. loc, oz $1.50. 
AUTUMN GIANT— Vigorous in growth. Very large; late. Pkt. SC, oz. 75c. 

ERFURT EXTRA EARLY— (Selected Forcing.) Dwarf, compact; stem short, leaves small. 
Pkt. 20C, 1=2 oz. $1.75. oz. $3.00. 

EARLY LONDON— .4. standard early variety. Pkt 5c, 1=2 oz. 40c, oz. 7SC. 

EARLY SNOWBALL— (Forcing.). (Selected Stock.) Grown both for forcing or wintering 
over for early crop. Also for late summer and fall crop.^^The plants are compact, heads 
solid, round, pure white. Man v leading market gardeners in this section claim it is by far 
the best variety for marketing owing to the fact that it may , be planted very close together 
and thus save a large amount of ground space. We offerj a carefully :selected strain of this 
variety. Pkt. 20c, 1=2 oz. $1.75. oz. $3.00. 

SNOW STORJVl— Valuable for forcing or growing in the open ground. Pkt. 2sc, 1=3 oz. $2.00, 
oz. $3.50. 

SOME CHOICE CELERIES. Fiench-Celen 



German — Sellerie. 
Swedish — Sellei'i. 



Spanish — Apis. 



CULTURE — Sow this slowly germinating seed in a shallow box or in straight rows in a finely 

IJi-epared bed. See that the seeds are kept 
almost wet and only lightly covered until 
they germinate. Thin and transplant 
when about two inches high, so that 
when about 4 inches high the tops may 
be cut off, the plants standing about 3 
inches apart. Bj' cutting it makes the plants grow 
stocky. A good soil and plenty of water are essential 
to success. Set out about the middle of June or July, 
but good plants may be had by setting out as late 
as August. In setting, prepare broad shallow trenches 
about 6 inches deep and 4 feet apart, in which the 
plants should be set 6 inches apart .cutting ofi" the outer 
■leaves and pressing the soil firmlj- about the roots. 
Bar th up a little during the summer, keeping the leaf 
stocks near together, so that the soil cannot get be- 
tween them. Finish earthing up in the autumn, and 
never hoe or earth up in moist weather or w^hen the 
plants are moistened with dew. To preserve celery for 
winter, dig trenches a foot in width and as deep as the 
top of the plants. Stand the celery in these, erect as 
the3' grew, with what dirt adheres" to the roots, pack- 
ing closely, but not crowding. After the trench is filled it 
should be covered with straw or leaves as a protection from 
the frost. Do not cover until the weather becomes quite cold, 
and then only a little at a time as the cold becomes greater. 
Celery will bear a good deal of frost. The trench must have 
good drainage. 





EUREKA. 



EUREKA— (See Cut.) Of dwarf, compact growth, producing 
most beautiful stocks which retain their tenderness and crisp- 
ness for a very long period. A perfect self-blanching variety. 

The outer leaves are cream tinted green, the stalks and inner leaves creamy white; ribs crisp and 
tender. Pkt. loc, oz. 20c, 1=4 ib. 6oc, lb. .$2.00. 

GOLDEN SELF=BLANCHINQ— (See Cut.) This is the best celery for early use. Critical gardeners 
depend upon our stock of this sort to produce their finest early celery. Plants of a yellowish 'green 
color, but as they mature the inner stems and leaves turn a beautiful golden yellow, which adds 
much to their attractiveness and makes the work of blanching much easier. The handsome color, 
crispness, tenderness, freedom from stringiness and fine nut like flavor of this variety make it only* 
necessarj^ to be tried in order to establish it as the standard of excellence as an early sort. Pkt. loc, 
oz 35c, 1=4 'h. $1.25, lb. $4.00. 
AMERICAN WHITE SOLID— Of large size; pure white. 
Pkt. 5c, oz. 15c, 1=4 lb. 40c, lb. $1.40. 
BOSTON HARKET— White, crisp and solid. Of rather 



HENDERSON'S HALF DWARF— Yellowish white; 
fine flavor. Pkt. sc, oz. 15c 1=4 lb. 40c, Ib. $1.40 
HARTWELL'S PERFECTION— Winter sort. Large 
golden yellow. Pkt. 5C, oz. 15c, 1=4 Ib. 40c. 'b $1.40. 
ROSE RIBBED PARIS OR GOLDEN ROSE — Fine 
flavor. Pkt. toe, oz 30c, 1=4 Ib. $1.00, lb. $3.00. 
WHITE PLUME-PlantsHghtyellowish green. turning 
white as they mature. Pkt 5c, oz 250,1-4 lb. 60c, Ib. $2. 



loose habit. Pkt. sc, oz. 15c, 1=4 Ib. 40c, Ib. $1.40. 
CRAWFORD'S HALF DWARF— Solid, white; nut like 
flavor. Pkt. 5c. oz. isc, 1=4 lb. 40c, Ib. $1.40. 
EVAN'S TRIUnPH— A solid green sort of excellent 
quality. Pkt. loc, oz 20c. 1-4 Ib. doc, Ib, $2.00. 
GIANT PASCAL OR WINTER KING— A good keeper. 
Pkt. 5c, oz. igc, 1=4 Ib. 40c, Ib. $1 40. 

Celeriac or Turnip Rooted Celery. 

CULTURE — Sow sr.me as celery. Transplant in rows two feee apart and nine inches in the row. The roots may be cooked or used as a salad. 
APPLE — Of very regular sliape, with fine neck and small leaves. It may beplanted thickly and will vield a heavy crop. Pkt. 5c, oz. 20c, i =4 Ib, 500, 
LARGE ERFURT — The root, which is turnip shaped, is cooked or sliced and used with vinegar. Plaints vigorous. Pkt gc, oz. 20c, 1=4 Ib. see. 
LARGE PRAGUE— An improved form of turnip rooted celery, producing large smooth roots which, are almost red. Pkt. sc, oz. aoc, 1-4 Ib. 40c. 



.SWEET OR SUGAR CORN.. 



CULTURE — This reqtiires a good soil and a warm 
situation. Commence for first early by planting 
the early varieties about May 1, and, if a con- 
tinuous suppl}^ is wanted all summer, make plant- 
ings about two weeks apart from May 1 until the 
last of Julj% first planting early varieties, then later 
ones. Plant in rows tiiree feet apart, and make 
the hills about the same distance apart in the rows. 
Five kernels in the hill are plenty. Cover about 1 
inch deep for early, and a little deeper for late. 
Thin to three plants in a hill. Give frequent and 
thorough but shallow cultivation until the tassels 
appear. 

EXTRA EARLY SORTS. 

riAY'S EXTRA EARLY PREHO— {See Cut.) The 
earliest ripening variety in existence. Ten days 
ahead of Extra Early Adams It produces stout 
stalks about live feet high, each bearing two and 
sometimes three well developed ears, which are fit 
for the table fully a week to ten days ahead of any 
known sort. The ears are 8 to 10 rowed and 1 to 2 
inches longer than Corj- or Adams. The kernels 
are large, plump, tender and of sweetest quality. 
Pkt. 5C, pt. 30C, qt. 35c, pk. $1.25, bu. $4.00 
HETROPOLITAN— (See Cut.) An early variety pos- 
sessing unusual merit. The strong stalks are 
5V2 feet high. The leaves are numerous, narrow 
and dark green in color. Each stalk produces 
2 to 3 ears, which are set very low, not over 
18 inches from the ground. The ears are uniformly 
9 inches long, 10 to 12 rowed, well filled to the tip 
with large, deep, tender grains. One of the best of 
the true earlj^ sorts. The husk is thick, heavy and 
practically "free from smut and worms. An ad- 
mirable eort for table or market; particularly fine 
for shipping, Pkt. sc, pt. 20c, qt. 35c, 
pk. $1.25, bu. $4.00. 

.ADAnS EXTRA EARLY— Not a true sugar com, but 
.grown for earlv use. Pkt. 5c, pt. 20c, qt. 350, 
pk. 85c. bu. $2.75. ^ . . , , ' 

GORY RED— Ears good size, gram large, cob red- 
Pkt. sc, pt. 20c, qt. 3SC, pk. $i.oo, bu. $3.2S. 
CORY WHITE— Pkt. 5c, pt. 20c, qt. 35c, 
pk. $1.00, bu. $3.25. , „. ^ 

CROSBY— Twelve rowed. Pkt. 5c, pt. 20c, qt. 35c, 
pk, $1.25, bu. $4.00. ^ , X,- _L, ^ 

FIRST OF ALL— Matures three to five days earlier than the Cory. 
Ears are of medium size, well filled with quite large grains, fre- 
quently having from 10 to 12 rows of grain. Pkt. 5c, pt. 20c, 
qt. 35c, pk. $1.00, bu. $3.50. 

JUNE MARKET— Usually ripens eight weeks from 
time of planting, and makes good sized ears that 
cook tender and white. Pkt. loc, pt. 25c, 
qt. 45c. pk. $1.00, bu. $3.50. 



Prices quoted on Sweet Com by the 
packet, pint or quart, include the pre- 
payment of postage. If wanted by ex- 
press or freight deduct 5 cents per 
piht, 10 cents per quart. By express or 
freight means that purchaser pays 
transportation charges. Plant 1 quart 
to 200 hills, 8 to 10 quarts in hills to 
the acre. 



.MAMMOTH WHITE CORY— Ears larger than the 
Common Cory, with 2 to 3 to the stalk; 
twelve rowed. Pkt. loc, pt. 25c, qt. 45c, 
pk $1.00, bu. $3-25- 

MINNESOTA EARLY— A standard early sort. 
Pkt. 5c, pt. 20c, qt. 35c, pk. $1.00, bu. $3.25. 
SHEFFIELD— Stalks five feet high, bearing two 
good sized ears, from 10 to 12 rowed. 
Pkt. 5c, pt. 20c, qt. 3SC, pk. $1.00, bu. $3.50. 
WINDSOR— Extra Early. For illustration and 
description see list of specialties. 

MEDIUM EARLY SORTS. 

MAY'S ACHE- (See Cut.) This is the very best 
second early sweet corn we have found, nearly 
as early as'Minnesota, with ears much larger; 
will come in right after June Market; earlier 
than Moore's Concord, and much better in 
quality, and ears larger, generally 12 rows, but 
sometimes 10 to 14 rows, and S to 10 inches 
long, and remarkably productive. For home 
use or market this will be found to be the very 
bcvStofits season. We sell large quantities of 
this to cauncrs for seed, /larket Men: This is 
just what you want for second early corn; it 
cannot fail to please you and yottr customers. 
Farmers: Thi.s you will find the most profitable 
corn you can grow to feed; it will produce more 
bushels of ears than any field com and fatten 
your hogs faster and thefodder is worth double, 
trv it and be convinced. Pkt. loc, pt. 25c, 
at."45C, pk. $1.25. bu. $4.00, 

KENDEL'S EARLY GIANT- Ears 8 to 10 
inches long. Grain pure white, tender and 
sweet. Pkt. gc, pt.25C, qt.45C, pk.$i.oo,bu $3,50 
HICKOX inPROVED— Pkt. 5c. pt. 20c. qt. 35c, 
pk, $1.00, bu. $3-50. 

HAMMOTH EARLY— Very large, and not very 
late. Pkt-sc, pt, 25c, qt. 45c, pk. $1.25, bu. 84.50. 
MOORE'S CONCORD— Of strong growth; ears 
large and well fl^Ued. Pkt. sc, pt. 20c, qt. 35c, 
pk. $1.00, bu. $3-50. 

OLD COLONY— Ears 8 to 10 inches long, 
twelve rowed. Pkt, 5c, pt. 20c, qt. 35c, 
pk. $1.10, bu. $4-oo. 
. , ,^ PERRY'S HYBRID— Very early and of large size; 

MAY'S ACME. ripens with Early Minnesota; 12 to 14 rowed. 

Pkt. 5c, pt. 20c, qt. 35c, pk. $1.00, bu. .$3.50. 

SHAKER'S EARLY— Ears large. Grain pearly white, of fine flavor 
Pkt. 5C, pt.520c, qt. 35c, pk. $1,00, bu. $3,00. 





LATE SORTS. 

COUNTRY GENTLEMAN— The ears are of good size, with a small cob, 
and a deep white kernel, tender and sweet, 3 to 4 ears to the stalk. 
Pkt. sc, pt. 2SC, qt. 45c, pk. $1.50, bu. $5.00. 

EGYPTIAN— Ears large, sweet and tender, grown for canning 
purposes. Pkt. 5c, pt. 25c, qt. 4Sc, pk. Si-oo, bu, $3.25. 
* ' a . F a . M to , STOWELL'S EVERGREEN. ! 

IMPROVED— Tender, sugary, a 
heavy yielder. Pkt. 5c, pt. 20c, 
qt. 3Sc, pk. $1.25. bu. $4.50. 
2IG=ZAQ EVERGREEN- A very 
sweet corn, ripening 8 days 
ahead of Stowell's Ever- 
green. Pk t. sc. pi. 2sc, qt. 45c, 
pk. $1.25, bu. $4.50. 





HETROPOLITAN. 
One of the very best of the new intermediate Sweet 
Corns. The Largest, the sweetest and the heaviest 
yielder of al l early Sweet Corns. 



Packet 5'c, 8b, 20c, postpaid. 
By express or freight, 5 lbs. 
35c, 10 lbs. 60c. 
GOLDEN QUEEN— Cob;> small, 
earslarge, and the kertiel;? pop 
to over an inch in diameter. 
nAPl,EDAI..E— Ears measure 
over six inches; kernels pure 
white. 

NEW STRIPED— Very distinct . 
and sbowv. 

RED BEAUTY-Color dark red. 
RICE-A splendid poppingsort. 
WHITE PEARL— Ears four or 
five inches long. 



MAYS NORTHERN GROWN SEEPS BEST FOR ALL CLIMES 




CUCUMBERS. 

German— Curfe. French— Concombre. 
Swedish— Gurka. Spanish— Cohombro. 



Prices quoted on Cucumbers include 
the prepayment of jjostage by us. If 
wanted by express or freight deduct 
10 cents per pound. By express or 
freight always means purchaser pays 
transportation charges. Sow i ounce 
to 50 hills; 2 to 3 pounds in hills to 
the acre. 



THE WONDERFUL LEMON CUCUMBER. 

described in list of specialties. 
CULTURE — Cucumbers need a warm 
sandy soil, and should not be planted in 
open ground until the weather is settled 
and warm, as they^ will not thrive until 
the ground is thoroughlj^ warmed. 
Sprinkle the young plants with fine 
ashes, plaster or air-slacked lime to pro- 
tect them from bugs. Plant a dozen 
seeds to a hill, coveringhalf an inch deep. 
After the plants are started, pull all but 
three or four of the strongest. The 
middle of June is early enough to plant 
for pickling. Make the hills about six 
CUflBERLAND. feet apart. For early cucumbers the 

hotbed is n'ecessar\% but the simplest and surest way to produce a tolerable early crop of the best kind is 
where it is designed to place a hill, to dig a hole about eighteen inches deep and three feet across; into this put a bar- 
row of fresh manure and cover with a small bos-like frame, on the top of which place a couple of lights of glass. 
When the plants grow keep the earth drawn up to the stems. Water and give air. As fast as the cucumbers at- 
tain a suitable size, thei' should be taken from the vine, whether required for use or not, as their ripening soon 
destroys the vine's fruitfulness. 

CUMBERLAND — (Sec Cut.) A distinct sort which is especially desirable for pickling. The virtes are hardy, of 
strong vigorous growth and fruit freelv. The voung cucumbers are of even size and regular form, thickly set with 
small spines, and are equallv attractive for making small Gherkins, medium sized or large pickles. Cumberland 
originates from a cross of the slender, thickly spmed Paris Pickling and the popular White Spine. The straight, 

^ ■ young fi-uits possess the distinctly roughened surface so 

much desired for small pickles. The large fruits average 
9 to 10 inches in length, 2% inches in diameter, -with full 
rounded ends, and are of excellent quality for slicing. 
Pkt. 10c, oz. 20c, 1=4 lb. 60c, lb. $2.00. 

COOL AND CRISP— (See Cut.) Extra early and very 
productive. At the pick- 




COOL AND CRISP 



ling stage they are 
straight, long, even and 
slim, of a dark green 
color. While it is one of 
the best pickling varieties, 
it is also excellent for 
slicing. Pkt loc, oz. 20C, 
1=4 lb. 60C, lb $2.oo» 
EABLY PRIZE— (See Cut.) 
The finest forciftg cucum= 
ber offered. Extra early, 
a prolific hearer, a vigor- 
ous grower and of splen= 
did shape and quality. 






That's exactly the description given by one who has grown it for the early 
market It is a most excellent sort for either pickling or table use, and its 
earliness at once recommends it to all who wish an early cucumber, 
Pkt. foc, oz. 20c, 1=4 lb. 60C, lb. $2.00 

MAY'S GARDEN GEM- (See Cut.) A desirable variety for slicing. In size, sym- 
metry, color and productiveness, it is a iierfect strain. For general crop to come 
in after Early Prize it is undoubtedly the most desirable sort that can be secured. 
Pkt. IOC, oz. 20c, 1=4 lb. 6oc, lb. $2.00. 

\^^^^%.^^^ MAY'S FAVORITE PICKLING— (See Cut., 

The best of all cucumbers for pickling 
purposes. For years we experimented 
with all the varieties of different cucum- 
bers recommended forpickling purposes, 
testing them by the side of our "Favor- 
ite," but found none that equaled it 
either in jneld or quality. Inform it is 
solid and rather thick, flesh is crisp and 
exceedingly tender although very firm. Taken 
all together it is about as near perfection for 
pickl-ng purposes as a cucumber can be. We 
heartily recommend it to all our friends who 
desire a choice pickle, and know that thousands 
of our patrons who purchase it each year will 
gladly endorse our recommendation. Pkt. loc, 
oz. 26c. 1=4 lb 60c, lb. $2.00 

ARLINGTON WHITE SPINE— Very early, color 
deep green. Pkt. sc, oz. 20c, 1=4 lb. 60c, lb. $2.00. 
BOSTON PICKLING — Color bright green. 
Pkt. sc oz. 20c, 1-4 lb. doc, lb, $2,00. 
CHICAGO OR WESTERFIELD PICKLING — 
Pkt. 5C. oz. 20c, 1=4 lb 60c, lb. $2.00. 
EARLY CLUSTER— Fine for table or pickles. 
Pkt. 5C, oz. ISC, 1-4 lb. 50C, lb. $1 75. 
EARLY FRAME— Medium size, fine fortable use. 
Pkt, sc, oz. 15c. 1-4 lb. 50c, lb. $1.75. 
JERSEY PICKLING IMPROVED— An improved 
strain of the old Jersey Pickle. Produces 
cucumbers uniform in size, with thin skin, white 
flesh and few seeds. Very crisp and tender. A 
true everbearing variety. Pkt. sc, oz. 20c, 
1-4 lb, 60c, lb. $2.00 

LIVINGSTON'S EVERGREEN— Very early and 
prolific. Retains its fine green color at all 
stages of growth. Pkt. sc, oz, isc, 
MAY'S PAVORITE PICKLING. 1=4 lb. soc, lb. $1.75. 



JAPANESE CLinBlNG— A marvelous climbing 
variety introduced from Japan. The vines are 
strong growing and immensely productive, it 
being estimated that it will yield three times 
as much than^any other variety in a given space. 
The cucumbers are about 10 inchesin length, 
of a beautiful green color; the flesh is firm 
and free from the bitter taste found in some 
varieties. It can be trained on poles, trel- 
lises, fences, etc. Pkt. loc, oz . 2SC. 
LEnON — For illustration and description, se 
list of specialties. 

LONG GREEN IMPROVED— This fine cucum 
ber grows 12 to 16 inches or more in length 
The young fruits are used very largely for 
pickles. Vines are strong growers, fruit 
produced in great abundance making it one 
of the most productive varieties in cultiva- 
tion. Pkt. sc, oz. 20c, 1-4 lb. 60c, lb. $2.00. 
MEDIUM GREEN— Grown for slicing or 
pickles. Long and crisp. Pkt. 5c, oZv 15c, 
1=4 lb. 50c, lb $1.75. 

EVERBEARING— Not only a very early sort, 
but also extremely prolific. If the fruits are 
kept gathered, vines will continue in bear- 
ing throughout the_ season. The fruits, of 
medium size and rich, dark green color, 
average from fotir to five inches in length, 
by one inch and a half in diameter. A 
desirable sort for small ijickles. Pkt. sc, oz. 15c, 
1=4 lb. soc, lb. $1.75- 

SIBERIAN — Straight and smooth, five inches long. 
Pkt. sc, oz. 15c, 1-4 lb. soc, lb $1 75. 
WHITE PEARL— Plants of close compact growth, 
bearing a large number of meditim sized, smooth 
fruits, of a clear, pearly white color. The skit 
is thin and tender, and the fruits are of exceedi 
ingly mild and delicate flavor, Pkt. 5c, oz, 15c, i-4 
lb. soc, lb. $1.50, 

WHITE SPINE inPROVED— Very uniform in size, 
very productive, crisp and of fine flavor. Pkt. sc, 
oz. '20c, 1=4 lb. 60c, lb. $2.00. 

WHITE SPINE, EXTRA LONG— A dark green, hand- 
some sort, often attaining a length of 12 inches; 
straight and attractive in shape. Makes a hard, 
brittle pickle when small. A little later than the 
above. Pkt. sc, oz. 20c, 1-4 lb. 60c, lb. $2.00. 

WEST INDIA GHERKIN— A very prolific small- 
fruited variety, used exclusively for pickling. 
The fruits are two to three inches in length, 
thick, rounded form, closely covered with 
spines. Vines rather slender, with small 
foliage but of strong growth, Pkt. 5c, 
oz. 20c, i»4 lb. 60c, lb. $2.00. 




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Chicory. 

Exteasively used to adulterate coffee. The culture is the same as for 
carrots. The blanched leaves are used by some for salad. 

LARGE ROOTED OR COFFEE. The best kind. Pkt. 5c, oz. loc 
1-4 lb. 25c. 

Corn Salad. 

German — Stecksalat. Spanish — Machae Velerianilla. 

French — Mache. 
LARGE SEEDED. Broad leaved. Pkt. SC, 
oz. IOC, 1=4 lb. 20c, lb. 60c. 
SMALL SEEDED. Pkt. 5c, oz. loc, 1=4 lb. 20c. 
lb 60c 

Collards. 

TRUE SOUTHERN OR CREOLE. Pkt. 5c, 
oz. IOC, 1=4 lb. 20c, lb. 80c. 
GEORGIA. Pkt. 5C, oz. loc, 1=4 lb. 25c, lb 75c. 



WHITE CURLED ENDIVE. 



Cress. 

A well-known pungent salad. Sow thick and cover very 
slightly, at freqtient intervals, to keep up a succession, as it 
soon runs to seed. 

DOUBLE CURLED. Extensivelv used as a small salad. Pkt. 5c, oz loc, 1=4 lb. 20c, lb. gcc. 
WATER CRESS (See cut.) This is a well-known, hardy perennial. Sow along margins of ponds and 
streams. Pkt, loc, oz. 35c, 1=4 lb. $1.00. 

German— Bndiven. PriHiv*^ French— Chicoree Endive. 

Swedish— Cikorie. I-*11W1VC, Spanish— Bndivia. 

This plant furnishes an attractive and appetizing salad for 
the fall and winter months, or by repeated sowings a supply may 
be had nearly all the year round. 

BROAD LEAVED BATAVIAN. Used in soups and salads. Leavesbroad, 
thick, plain or slightly wrinkled. Pkt. 5c, oz 15c, 1=4 lb, 40c, lb. $1.25. 
GERnAN GREEN CURLED. Handsomely curled, fine quality, a de- 
sirfible sort. Pkt. sc oz. 20c, 1=4 lb. 40c, lb. $1.25, 

GREEN CURLED. Very hardy, with curled, dark green leaves. Pkt. 




TRUE WATER CRESS. 



5c, oz. 15c, i<=4 lb. 40c, lb. $1.25. 
WHITE CURLED. (See cut.) Resembles the green curled, except in 
' color. Pkt. 5c. oz. 15c, 1=4 lb 40c, lb. $1.25. 

German— Eierpflanze. Po>o* Planf French— Aubergine. 
Spanish — Berengine. r id-iit. i oz. for 1000 plants. 

CULTURE.— The Egg Plant will thrive well in . any good garden 
soil; succeeds best in a deep, warm, rich soil, and full exposure to the 
sun. Sow in hotbed very early in the spring; transplant two and 
one-half feet apart each way, after weather becomes settled and 
warm. If no hotbed is at hand, plants maybe started in pots or 
boxes. 

BLACK PEKIN. The fruit is jet black, finegrained and of delicate 
flavor. Pkt. loc, oz. aoc, 1-4 lb. 60c, lb. $2.00. 

EARLY LONG PURPLE. Smaller than the 
New York, very early, fruit long, dark rich 
purple. Pkt. sc oz. 20c, 1-4 lb. 60c, lb. $2 00. 

NEW WHITE PEARL. (See cut.) This var- 
iety introduced from Georgia is a distinct 
and decided sort. The fruit is very large, 
fine grained, of asuperior flavor. It is a pure 
creamy white with tinge of green near the 
stem. Pkt IOC, oz 25c. 

NEW YORK inPROVED SPINELESS. Large, 
round, dark purple, very productive; is the 
main sort used for market and family use. 
Pkt. IOC, oz. 25c, 1-4 lb. 75c. lb. $2.50. 

Kale or Borecole. 

German — Blatter Kohl. Spanish — Breton. 
French— Chou Vert. Swedish— Motkal. 

CULTURE. The Kales are more hardy than cabbage, make excel- 
lent greens for winter and spring use, and are improved by frost. 
Sow from May to June in well prepared soil, covering it thinly and 
evenly, and cultivate the same as cabbage. Half an ounce will sow 75 
feet of drill. 

DWARF GERHAN. Green curled, very hardy. Pkt. sc, oz. loc, 
1-4 lb. 30c, lb. $1.00. 

DWARF GREEN CURLED SCOTCH. (See cut.) A low growing sort 
with finely curled leaves of a deep g^reen, Pkt. sc oz. loc, 1-4 lb, 2sc, 
lb. 75c 

TALL SCOTCH. Foliage deep- 
ly fringed, color, rich green, 
grow.s about 30 inches high, 
with an abundance of dark green 
leaves, which are densely curled 
and cut, forming a very beautiful 
plant. Pkt. sc, oz. loc, 1=4 lb. 2sc, 
lb. 7 SC. 




KOHL RABL 




Kohl Rabi. 



Spanish — Colde nabo. 



German— Kohl Rabi, 
French — Cho Rave. 

EARLY WHITE VIENNA. Bulbs highly esteemed by market garden- 
ers. Pkt. sc, oz. 20c, 1-4 lb. 40c, lb. $1.50. 

EARLY PURPLE. Very similar to the last, except in color, which is a 
bright purple. Pkt. sC oz. 15c, 1=4 lb. 40c, lb. .$1.50 

LARGE GREEN. (See cut.) A late variety, largely grown for feeding 
stock. Bulbs often weigh seven or eight pounds each. Pkt. sc, oz. loc, 
1-4 lb. 40c, lb $1.50. 

LARGE PURPLE. An extra large variety, used extensively for feeding 
cattle and sheep in winter, Pkt. 5c, oz. 10c, 1-4 lb. 40c, lb. $1.50 



Leek. 




Germ an — Lauch. 

Swedish — Purjolok. 
French — Poireau. 
Spanish — Puerro. 
CULTURE Same as for < 
onions. 

AMERICAN BROAD FLAG. 

(See cut.) This variety 
is more largely used in this 
country than any other. 
Plants strong, with broad 
leaves. Pkt. 5c, oz loc, 1-4 
lb. 30c, lb. $1 00 KALE, DWARF GREEN CURLED SCOTCH. 

LARGE CARENTAN, A most excellent hardy variety. We recommend 
it as be ng of very superior quality. Grows to a large size and remains 
a long time in fine condition. Pkt. 5c, oz. loc, I-4 lb. 30c, lb. $1.00. 
MUSSELBURGH. Que of the oldest and best varieties in cultivation, 
hardy and fine for winter use. Pkt. 5c, oz. 15c, 1-4 lb. 40c, lb. $.125. 
LONDON FLAG. A large varie'ty twice the size of the ordinary leek and 
much handsom:r. Stems short, bulbs large, of a very mild and agree- 
able flavor; extra hardy and a fine keeper. Pkt. sc, oz. 15c, 1=4 lb. 30c 
lb. $1.00. 

LARGE ROUEN. The best 
for forcing; grows to an im- 
mense size. Stem very large 
but comparatively short; 
the leaf is very broad, cov- 
ered with whitish bloom. 
Stands a long time in con- 
dition for use. Pkt. 5c, oZo 
ISC 1=4 lb. 40c. lb $i.2S. 

MAY'S EXHIBITION. For 
illustration and description 
see specialties. 

Chi-xre^c These are per- 
CniVeS. fectly haVdy 
plants, resembling small 
onions or garlic in growth. 
They start to grow very 
early in the spring, and the 
small tenderleaves are high- 
ly esteemed for flavoring 
many dishes. Pkt. 2SC. 



SEEDS OF HERBS. 



EGG PLANT, WHITE PEARL. 



Anise pkt. 5, oz. 20 

Balm pkt. 5, oz. 25 

Basil, Sweet pkt. 5, oz. 20 

Borage pkt. 5, oz. 20 

Caraway .pkt. 5, oz. 10 

Coriander pkt. 5, oz. 10 

Dill pkt. 5, oz. 10 

Fennel pkt. 5, oz. 10 

H^irehound pkt 5, oz. 25 

Hyssop pkt. 5, oz. 30 



Lavender pkt. 

Marjoram, Sweet plit. 

Rosemary pkt. 

Rue pkt. 

Sage, Broad Leaf .pkt. 

Safl'ron..... pkt. 

Savory, Summer.. pkt. 

Thyme pkt. 

Tansy pkt. 

Wormwood pkt. 



5, oz. 40 
5, oz. 20 
5, oz. 4.0 
5, oz. 15 
5, oz. 20 
5, oz. 20 
5. oz. 15 
5 oz. 30 
5, oz. 50 
5, oz. 25 




LEEK, AMERICAN BROAD LEAF. 



> MAY'S NORTHERN GRQWIN SEEDS BEST FOR All tLlMES> 




German— Lattich. ■ PTTI ]Cf^ Swedish— Salad. 

French— Laitue * A VJ\^M^, Spanish— Lechuga. 

The most used of all salads, is of easy culture, requires rich, moist soil, 
and clean cultivation, on which depend its appearance, tenderness and 
flavor. For early spring use, sow in a seed bed in September or October, 
and protect through the winter in cold frames, or in the South with leaves 
or litter, or sow in a hotbed in early spring; as soon as the ground can be 
well worked transplant in good, rich ground to rows 18 inches apart and 8 
inches in the rows. For a later supply plant evei-y two weeks from the 
middle of April until July, choosing varieties according to their heat resist- ' 
ance. Sow in drills 14 inch deep, 18 inches apart, and thin to 12 inches 
apart in the rows. 



PRICES QUOTED on lettuce include the px-epayment of postage by 
us. If wanted by express or freight, deduct lO'cents per pound. By 
express or freight always means' purchaser pays transportation 
charges. I o z^ of seed for 2,500 piants. 



MAY'S EARLY CHALLENGE. 
DENVER MARKET— Large, solid heads; early, for forcing or 
open ground. Pkt. 5c, oz. hoc, 1=4 lb. 25c, lb. 70c. 
DRUMHEAD CABBAQE— Also known as "Royal Cabbage" in 
ssome sections. Pkt. 5c, ox, loc, 1=4 lb. 25c, lb. 70c. 
GRAND RAPIDS— Valuable for Greenhouse forcing. The 
j)lant is upright, forms a loose head or cluster of large, 
light, yellowish green leaves, slightly crimpled. Pkt. 5c, 
oz. !OC, i=4 lb. 25c, lb. 70c. 
DETROIT MARKET— Forcing. A variety quite similar to the Iceberg' except in 
color, which is a light, golden yellow, but will stand higher heat and so can be 
crowded to maturity a little quicker. Very sure and compact heading sort; will 
stand a long time before running to seed. Pkt. gc, oz. isc, 1=4 lb. 40c, lb. $1.50. 
GOLDEN GATE— Desirable for its large, magnificent, creamy yellow heads. 
Pkt. 5C, oz. ISC, !=4 lb. 40c, ib $1.50. 

HANSON'S— Heads large, solid, tender and crisp. Pkt.sc, oz. IOC, l=4lb.25C, lb. 70c. 
ICEBERG— Large, handsome heads of fine flavor, the light green, curly outside 
leaves have sliglitly reddish edges. The inside leaves are strongly arched, 
making a solid well blanched head. Pkt. sc, oz. loc, 1.4 lb. 25c, lb. 70c. 
MAnnOTH BUTTER— (Black Seed.) Similar to Tennis Ball, heads larger and 
of finer quality. Pkt. gc, oz. loc, 1.4 lb. 30c, Ib. $1.00. 

NANSEN'S NORTH POLE— A solid sure heading variety, furnishing nicely 
blanched, crisp, buttery lettuce, earlj^ in the spring, either in the open ground 
or iu cold frames; also desirable for sowing in August and September for fall 
supply. BqnaUy as sure heading as the Deacon, bleaches to a beautiful, golden 
yellow tint, of similar quality, but fully a week to 10 days earlier. The plants 
are compact, producing solid well folded heads 6 inches in diameter. The leaves 
are crisx>, tender, and of a mild sweet flavor-. Pkt. 5c, oz. 15c, 1-4 lb. 40c, Ib. $1.50. 
HAY'S MARKET GARDENER— (Finest Forcing.) For illustration and. description 
see list of specialties. 

NEW YORK IMPROVED— A standard sort, heads large, slow to run to seed. 
Pkt. 5C, oz. IOC, 1-4 Ib, 30c, lb. $1.00. 

PASSION BLACK SEED— A Drum Head sort, very tender and crisp. Pkt. 5c, 
OZ. IOC, 1=4 Ib 25c, Ib ,70c. . 

PHILADELPHIA BUTTER— Fine large heads. Pkt. 5c, oz. loc, 1-4 lb. 35c. lb. 70c. 
PRIZE HEAD— Large loose heads, tinged with brown, Pkt. 5C, oz. loc, 
1-4 lb. 35c, Ib. 70c. 



EARLY CHALLENGE— (See Cut.) A splendid head variety for home 
garden or marketing > Asa head lettuce this is one of the finest we have 
ever seen. The leaves are of a large size, and form immense heads of a 
beautiful apple green shade. It matures qiiicklj' and is adapted for ship- 
ping purposes, as it retains its bright, fresh appearance longer than almost 
any other variety, and does not become tasteless or bitter with age as is 
commonly the case with many kinds of lettuce. This is a variety that is 
certain to please any one who desires a head lettuce of the finest quality. 
Pkt. IOC, oz 15c, 1=4 Ib. 30c, lb- $1.00. . 

MAXIMUM — (See Cut.) A strong growing and large heading, late summer 
sort. The plants are of strong, vigorous growth, the large outer leaves 
covering a circle fuUj' 15 inches across. The leaves are a rich, bright green 
and grow well up around the large globular heads. They will measure 
8 inches and over, and are tightly folded so that the interior portion is 
beautifully blanched, crisp, tender, witb a mild, sweet flavor. 
Pkt. 5C, oz. ISC, 1=4 !b 40c, lb- $1.50. 

AMERICAN QATHERING—Twisted and curled leaves; fine for early or late 
sowing. Pkt. sc. oz. IOC, 1=4 lb. age, lb. 70c. , 
BIG BOSTON — Heads large, solid; fine for open ground or forciiig. Pkt. 5c, 
oz. IOC, 1=4 lb. 25c, Ib. 80c. 

BUTTERCUP — Plants of good size, with numerous smooth, round leaves, of 
a clear yellow shade, crisp and tender. Pkt sc, oz. loc, 1=4 lb. 2SC, lb. 70c. 
DEACON — Heads solid, plants medium size, with few outer leaves. 
Pkt. sc, oz. IOC, 1-4 lb. 25c, lb. 70c. 





HAXinUM. 



ALL CREAM. 



SIMPSON EARLY CURLED— (White Seed.) A standard 
early sort, very tender. Pkt. sc, oz. loc, 1=4 Ib. 35c, Ib. 7oe. 
SinPSON— (Black Seed.) A superior variety; large and of 
light color. Pkt sc, oz. to, 1=4 lb. 25c, lb. 70c. , . 
TENNIS BALL— (Black Seed.) Pkt.sc,oz. ioc, i-4lb 2Sc,Ib.70c. 
TENNIS BALL— (WhiteSeed.) Pkt.sc, oz. ioc,i=4lb.25C,lb. 70c. 
SALAMANDER — A bright green and attractive sort. Heads solid, com- 
posed of thick and very tender leaves. Pkt. SC, oz. loc, i-4lb. 2SC, Ib. 70c. 
WHITE CABBAGE— (Forcing.) Produces fine, greenish white, large 
heads. Pkt. sc, oz. loc, 1=4 Ib. 2Sc, lb. 70c. 

ALL CREAn— (See Cut.) Few, if any, of the varieties have had such aii 
immense sale as our All Cream since its introduction. All Cream is 
a most desirable cabbage lettuce; for beatity of foliage, tenderness and 
delicacy of flavor it is unsurpassed. The heads are of good size, and 
the rich, creamy color of the leaves never fails to attract attention. 1 
Pkt. loc, oz. ISC, 1-4 lb. 40c, Ib. $i.2s. 1 
EARLY HARKET — For forcing this is unsurpassed. It is the earliest 
cui-led lettuce that we know of, and just the thing for private use and 
gardeners who want a splendid forcing variety. It may be used when 
very young and is exceedingly sweet and weliflavored. Pkt loc, oz. 15c, 
1-4 Ib. 30C, lb. $1.00 

WONDERFUL — An all seasons sort. The largest heading lettuce we 
have ever seen. It has been grown to weigh six pounds to the head, 
and frequentiy two or three pounds. The heart is solid, of bright light 
green color, very tender and crisp, without the slightest trace of bit- 
terness found in most sorts. As an example of its standing properties, 
perfect heads were cut from the same bed for upwards of seven weeks. 
-Pkt. 5c, oz. IOC, 1.4 Ib. 30c, Ib. $1.00. 

COS LETTUCE. 

EARLY WHITE SELF=FOLDINQ— Grows to very large size, pro- 
ducinglong, pointed, compact bunches. Pkt. 5c.oz.10c, i°4lb.35c, Ib.$i.25. 
TRIANON— The first of all the Cos; leaves when blanched are stiff like 
celery stalks, and can be eaten in the same manner, Pkt. 5c, oz. loc, 
1-4 lb. 35c, lb. $1.25. 



GR OWM 



IN THE GOLDEN 



GRAIN 



BELT OF THE WORLD 



2^ 



21 




nUSK MELONS. 



German— Muskat-M clone. French-Mel on Muscade- 
Spanish— Melon Muscatel. Swedish— Muskat Melon- 

I oz. for 60 hills, 2 to 3 lbs. in hills to the acre. 
CULTURE— Select a light, sandy, rich soil, and after 
all dan er of frost is oyer and the ground has be- 
come warm and dry, plant in hills 4. to 5 feet apart 
eacli waj', 6 to 13 seeds to the hill. When up and 
all clanger of insects is past, pull out all bttt three 
plants. Cultivate until the vines cover the ground, 
and pinch the ends of the growing shoots to in- 
duce earlj' fruiting. Ashes, lime, or even road dust 
is excellent to sift over the young plants when the 
dew is on to prevent the attack of insects. A few 
hills for early use may be had by sowing in hotbed 
on pieces of sod or in pots. The seeds may also be 
started out of doors, under hand frames or glasses. 
The quality of melons of all varieties is largely de- 
XJendent upon conditions of growth and ripening. 
Unhealthv vines or unfavorable weather produces 

NORFOLK BUTTON. 

DEFENDER— Orange Flesh, (See Cut.) Fruit s~~pf i^s "quoted on ninskln3onr i'ir^^^ 
medium size, oval in shape, slightly ribbed, g payment of postage by us. If wanted by express, 




covered with gray netting. The fleshisfirm, g at purchaser's exp ens e, dedu c t 10 cen ts per pound. 

fine grained, rich, deep yellow, darker than ' w i um H i mwrn-— im f M m 1 . i j gi Frfh^nnM T n^!-?^ 

that ofthe Osage and of higher flavor. The ^-r-rr-^ ceedmgly 

flesh extends to the rind and retains its color 
and quality quite to the outer shell, which, 
though thin is very hard and firm, so that 
one can remove the edible portion with a 
spoon, leaving a rind no thicker than that 
of an orange. The vine is very vigorous and 
productive. Pkt. loc, oz. aoc, 1=4 lb. 50c, 
lb. $1.50. 

NORFOLK BUTTON— Green Flesh. (See Cut.) E x- 
tremely early, very productive. The fruit is oi 
the Jenny L,ind type, flattened at both stem 
and blossom ends, ribbed and heavily netted 
with a distinct nub or "button" growing out 
of the blossom end, as if the fruit had at- 
tempted to inake a second growth. The 
flesh is uniformly sweet and melting. This 
extra growth is a peculiarity of the earliest 
ripening strain, as well as an indication of 
finest flavor, and is eagerlj-- sought for bv 

buyers. The flesh is uniformly sweet and WINTER PINEAPPLE, 

melting. Pkt. loc, oz. 15c. 1=4 'b. 35c, lb. $1.25. 

LONG ISLAND BEAUTY— Green Flesh, (See Cut.) Fruits, of large size, well! 
flattened, heavily ribbed and netted. Of handsome appearanceand fineqnality, I 
ripens as early and is similar to the Hackensack, but superior in appearance. | 
Pkt. IOC, oz. 2bc, 1=4 lb. 60c, lb. $2,00. 




DEFENDER. 
niNNESOTA PERFECTION — Green Flesh. 

(See Cut.) Of recent introduction, grows to 
an enormous size, single specimens weighing 
over 25 pounds. The flesh, which is ex- 
is of a light green shade. The 
rmd is tough, and stands shipping well. A desirable sort 
for private market use. Pkt. loc, oz. 20c, 1=4 lb. see, lb, $(.75. 
MAY'S NETTED GEM — A favorite every where. They ripen extra 
early, and grow to an average weight of one and a quarter 
pounds. The flesh is thick, sweet, juicy, fine grained and of a 
light green color. Skin a deep green, and heavilv ribbed and 
netted. Pkt. sc, oz. loc, 1=4 lb. 30c, lb. $1.00. 

PAUL ROSE— Orange Flesh. A cross of the Osage with the 
Netted Gem. Size and shape is that ofthe Netted Gem; skin is 
heavily netted. The flesh is quite thick, of rich orange red color, 
ripening close to the rind, and in flavor is sweet and luscious. It 
ripens about two weeks earlier than the Osage. The thickness 
of its flesh and the firmness of its rind make it the best melon for 
shipping. The .size of the fruits, which are of uniform shape is 
very convenient for packing in baskets. Pkt. 5c, oz. lOC, 
1=4 lb. 35c, lb. $1.25, 
WINTER PINEAPPLE— (See Cut.) An 



Green Fleshed Melons. 



Pkt. oz. 
SC, <oc, 

IOC, 
IOC, 



ACME OR BALTIMORE MARKBT^Oblong. 

CITRON, EXTRA EARLY— Large, Showy. 5c, 

HACKENSACK LARQE—A popular sort. 5c, 
HACKENSACK EXTRA EARLY— Ripens 10 days . 

earlier than the Hackensack. 5c, 

JENNY LIND. EXTRA EARLY— Small. 5c, 

MONTREAL H ARKBT— Nearlv round. 5c, 

NUTMEG GREEN— A standard sort. 5c, 

TEXAS CANNON BALL— Round, netted. 5c, 

Salmon Fleshed Sorts. 

Pkt. oz. 

CANTALOUPE, LONG YELLOW— Late. 5c, loc, 

CANTALOUPE, ROUND YELLOW— 5c. 
EMERALD GEM— Smooth, free from netting. 5c, 
OSAGE OR MILLERS CREAM— Cocoanut shaped, 

light green netted skin. ' sc, lOC, 

PRINCESS OR PERFECTION— Nutmeg shape. 5c, loc. 



IOC, 
IOC, 

»5C, 

IOC, 
IOC, 



IOC, 

15c, 



1=4 lb. 

3SC, 
30c, 
3SC, 

40c, 
30c, 
50c, 
30c, 
30c, 



lb 

1.25. 
1.00, 
1.25. 

1.35. 
1.00. 
1.75. 
1.00. 
1.00. 



1-4 lb. lb. 

30c, $1.00. 
1.00. 
1,50. 



30c, 
45c, 



35c, 
30c. 



$1.25. 
1. 00. 



extraordinary melon, 
which can be kept in perfect condition for months after being 
pulled. The melons are almost solid, and will weigh twice as 
much as other melons of same size. Unlike all other varieties 
It does not ripen on the vine, but should be picked before hard 
frost and placed in a cool cellar, where it will keep solid for 
months. When wanted for use bring to a warm room where 
thev will ripen in afew days. Pkt.ioc, oz.2Sc, 1=4 lb. 75c, lb.$2.50. 

SURPRISE— This old variety 
is still highly esteemed. 
Fruit nearly round, but 
slightly lobed and netted; 
skin yellowish white; flesh 
deep salmon color, very 
sweet and highly flavored. 
Pkt. 5c, oz. IOC, i°4 lb. 20c, 
lb. 75c. 

TIP TOP — Yellow Flesh. 

A fine round melon; sweet, 
juicy and delicious. The 
flesh is firm but not 
hard, and is edible, almost 
to the rind. The vine 
is of vigorous growth 
and very productive. 
Melons medium to large 
size. One of the best 
of the yellow fleshed 
sort. Pkt. sc oz. IOC, 
ROCKY FORD. ''^ lb. 20c, lb. 7SC. 




NETTED GEM, ROCKY FORD— (Selected Stock.) (See Cut.) Seed saved from melons all of one size. The 
sweetand luscious fruit that has become world famous for its flavor. As sweet as sugar, as juicy as an orange 
and as delicious as a peach, the acme of perfection in the melon line. The Rocky Ford Netted Gem is 
an improved variety ofthe nutmeg type, of small size, averaging five or six inches in length some 
specimens being round, others slightly oval. The ground color of the skin when ripe, of a rich, 
greenish gold. The netting, which is very prominent, and light in color, renders the outer appear- 
ance very attractive. The flesh is very deep, ripen- 
ing clear to the rind, the seed cavity small. Mam'^ 
carloads have been shipped in the past 3 
years to New York, Philadelphia, Boston, Balti- 
more, Chicago, Detroit, Cleveland, Cincinnati and . 
other Eastern markets. All of the leading hotels in 
the country will buy no other melons while the 
Rocky Fords are in the niarket. Pkt. loc, oz. 15c, 
1=4 lb. 3SC, lb. $1.25. 
, ROCKY FORD— Selected from. general run of melons. 
Pkt. sc, oz. IOC, 1=4 lb. 30c, lb. Sf.oo. 
HAY'S GOLDEN TRlUMPH^This still heads our 
list, for we have as yet to find a melon that surpasses 
it In flayof, and that is what is really most desired 
in melons for home use. Good size^ flesh sweet and 
tender, very , prolific. Should, be grown exten- 
sively for the restanrants, as it always 
brings the highest prices oh account of 
its beautiful color when sliced. The flesh 
is thick, sweet and juicy; color a deep 
. pinkish orajpge, and very handsome. Pkt. sc, 

LONG ISLAND BEAUTY. : 3°^' »«>• 





niNNESOTA PERFECTION- 



> M AV'S NORTHERN GROWN SEEDS BEST FOR ALL CLIMES^ 





MAY'S ICE KING . . 

McIVERS WONDERFUL SUGAR— (See Cut.) This is oi southern origin 
It excels both in beauty and luscioiisness being exceedingly sweer ana 
juicy. The melons attain great weight and size; oblong m shape, tne 
rind showing broad stripes of light and dark green. The flesh is a rosy 
pink, perfectly solid and stringless from rind to core, and ol delicious 
flavor. Pkt. 5c, 02. loc. 1-4 lb. 250, lb- 750. . ^ . ^„ . 

SAFEGUARD— (See Cut.) The earliest large variety ever introduced. 
Without doubt the best melon for early marketing. For yield and 
earliness combined, no variety we have ever grown can equal Safcguara. 
It is not so productive as our Ice King, but on account of its earliness 
is a much better variety for gardeners who grow for the. early markets. 
In addition to its earliness and yield, the tough skin 
enables it to withstand almost any amount of rough 
handling. Our illustration is a correct representation of 
this splendid melon and shows the depth of the skin, which 
is not thick but exceedingly tough. The flesh is a rich 
pink, crisp, tender and very sweet. For home use it is a 
most desirable variety, as it will furnish melons earlier 
in the season than any other sort. You will make a 
mistake if you do not give it a place in your garden this 
year, Pkt. loc, oz. 15c, 1=4 lb. 30c, lb. $1.00. 
ALABAHA SWEETS— A grand new shipping melon 
equal to Icing, Kleckley, and Florida Favorite in luscious 
quality; long, dark green, continuous bearer. Pkt. 5c, 
oz. IOC. i»4 lb. 25c, lb. 75c. 

BLACK DIAMOND— Dark green, tough skin; large size, 
round. Pkt. 5c, oz. loc, 1=4 lb 30c, lb. 60c. 
BLACK SPANISH— Sweet and luscious. Pkt 5c, oz. loC, 
i«4 lb. 20c, lb. 60c. 

BRADFORD— A large, long sort. Color dark green, 
flesh bright red, tender and luscious. Pkt. SC, oz. loc, 
1-4 lb. 2SC. lb. 7SC. 

CITRON— For preserving. Pkt. 5c, oz. loc, 1-4 lb. 20c, 
lb. 50c. 

COLE'S EARLY— Medium size, flesh deep red. Pkt. sc, 
oz. IOC, I =-4 lb. 20c, lb. 60c. 

CUBAN QUEEN— Large size, oval. Fruit nearly round, 
mottled and striped with light and 
dark green. A Standard sort for 
shipping. Pkt. 50, oz. loc, i»4 lb. 20c, 
lb. 60c. 

PORDHOOK EARLY— The earliest. large 
fruited melon in cultivation. The fruits 
are of good size, rather short and 
"blocky in form, with large diameter. 
The skin is dark green occasionally 
striped lighter green The flesh is 
bright red, crisp, sweet and of splen- 
did quality. Rind quite thin, but skin 
tough, making an excellent shipping 
varietv. Pkt.5C,oz.ioc,i-4lb.25c.lb.75C. 

ICEBERG In general shape, size and 

appearance, it is similar to the well 



WATER 

MELONS. 

Prices quoted on 
Water Melons include 
the prepayment of 
postage by us. If 
wanted by express or 
freight at purchaser's 
expense, deduct 10 
cents per pound. One 
ounce of seed for 30 
hills, four to five 
pounds in hills for 
one acre. 

German — ^Wasser-Melone. ■■ ■ . . . . »z3 

French — Melon d'Eau. Vi^lll tui Spanish — Sandia. 

WATER MEl-ONS— These require a rich, but rather sandy soil for the best results^ 
andgivethe largest returns in warm latitudes, although of late years they 
are being extensiveU^ grown in the middle and northern states for home mar- 
kets. Give the same"care as musk melons, but have the hills at least double 
the distance apart. 

MAY'S ICE KING— One of the best flavored variety ever introduced. 
The melon for all sections. The best shipper and most productive variety 
ever offered. Grows to a good size; skin not thick, but exceedingly- 
tough, and will stand almost any amount of rough usage, and 
therefore valuable for the large growers. The meat is a rich scarlet, 
tender, sweet and juicy. Pkt. loc, oz. 15c, 1=4 lb. 30c, lb. $1.00. 
SWEET HEART— A splendid new sort that will keep in first class cona 
dition longer than any variety. Vine vigorous and productive, rip- 
ening its fruit early. Fruit large, oval, very heavy, uniformly mot- 
tled light and very light green. Rind thin but firm. Flesh bright- 
red, firm, solid but very tender, melting and sweet. It is a good 
melon for shipping to distant markets, as its size and qualityin. 

variably bring a good 



nclVERS WONDERFUL SUGAR. 
^UJ-J^l^j-g Swedish — Vatten-Melou» 




.?)AFEGUARP* 



^^^a!?^iso^flppiyTh^on?!rnj^rnriai^^ 

DUKE JONES— Large, handsome. 
GEORGIA RATTLESNAKE— Oblong. 
GRAY MONARCH— Very large, long. 
ICE CREAM OR PEERLESS— Medium 
ICING DARK— Solid, skin dark green. 
ICING LIGHT- Round, flesh pink. 
IRON CLAD— Long, very large. 
JONE'S JUMBO— Splendid shipper. 
KOLB'S GEM— Large, intermediate. 
PHINNEY'S EARLY— Oblong, medium size. 
PRIDE OF GEORGIA- Round, large, crisp. 
STOKE'S EARLY— Round, dark green. 
VICK'S EARLY— Oblong solid and sweet. 



. Pkt. 


oz. 


1-4 lb. 


lb. 


5C, 


loc. 


20c, 


60c. 


SC, 


IOC, 


25c, 


7SC. 


SC, 


IOC, 


25c, 


75c. 


sc. 


IOC, 


20c, 


60c. 


SC, 


lOC, 


20c, 


60c. 


SC, 


IOC, 


20c, 


60c. 


SC, 


IOC, 


20c, 


60c. 


SC. 


IOC, 


20c, 


60c. 


SC, 


IOC, 


20c, 


soc. 


SC, 


IOC, 


20c, 


60c. 


SC, 


IOC, 


20c, 


60c. 


SC. 


IOC, 


20c, 


60c. 


SC, 


IOC, 


20c, 


60c. 



price. We offer carefully 
selected strain of this popu°> 
lar variety. Pkt. 5c, oz. loc, 
1=4 lb, 25c, lb. 7sc. 

TRIUnPH GIRARDEAU— A 

southern variety which 
has become verv popular 
with shippers. The fruit is 1 
uniformly large, nearly- 
round, dark green, indis- 
tinctly striped with a. 
lighter shade; rind thin 
and firm, making it an 
excellent shipper; flesh 
bright red and of excel- 
lent quality. Pkt. sc^ 
oz. IOC, i=4c, lb. 25c, lb. 75c, 

DIXIE — A decided popular 
melon. A cross betweeni 
the Kolb's Gem and the 
old reliable Mountain. 
Sweet. It surpasses the 
Kolb's Gem as a long 
distance shipping melon, 
while it fully equals the 
Mountain Sweet in its ex- 
cellent flavor, and is ten to 
twelve days earlier than either. 
In shape about one- third 
longer than thick; color of 
skin dark green and beautifully 
striped; rind thin, but remarka- 
bly hard; flesh a bright scarlet, 
sweet and juicy. A strong, 
vigorous grower, and exceed- 
ingly productive, making it a. 
fine melon for the home market 
or garden. Pkt. sc, oz. loc, 
1-4 lb. 20c, lb. 00c. 



known Kolb's Gem, butis distinctly darker, the skin 
where the melon rests on the ground is rich yellow 
instead of white. A good shipper. Pkt. 5c, oz. loc, 
1-4 lb. 2SC, lb. 7SC. 

HOOSIER KING- (vSee Cut.) Alarge oblongsort. with 
skin striped dark green. The flesh is brilliant red, 
very solid, sweet and luscious; the rind is thin but 
tough, making it a good shipping melon. The 
heautiful markings of the "Hoosier King," together 
■with desirable shape, make it an attractive and 
saleable melon. Pkt. 5c. oz. loc, 1-4 lb. 30c, lb. $1.00. 
KENTU^CKY WONDER— Large, oblong: dark green 
beauti ullv marked, crisp, rich, sugary. Pkt. 5c, 
oz. IOC, i=4"lb. 25c, lb 75c. 

KLECKLEY SWEETS— The vine" are strong and 
vigorous and the fruits grow uniformly to quite a 
large size; oblong in form, 18 to 20 inches long and 
10 to J.2 inches in diameter, rather tapering at the 
ends. 9The skin is a rich dark green, while the 
flesh is bright scarlet, ripening close to the skin, the 
rind being only about half an inch in, thickness. 
The seeds are white and rather long in shape, being 
in two rows lying close to the rind, they leave a 
•yery large, solid heart which does not crack Onen 
■when ripe, as is the ease in many Irfrge melons. 
The rich, bright, scarlet flesh is crisp, sugary, and 
melting to the highest degree, being entirelv free 
from any strin?iness. The rich coloring of the flesh 
together with its luscious sweetness combine to 
make it a desirable variety for cultivation. 
Pkt. SC, oz. IOC, 1-4 lb. 30c, lb. $1.00. 





Prices quoted on this page include the prepayment 
of postage by us. If wanted by express or freight at 
purchaser's expense, deduct lo cents per pound. 



Mushroom, ^^'t;:^. 



Muslirootn is an 
n^us of a white color, 
changitig to brown wlien old. The gills are loose, of 
pinkish red, changing to liver color. It produces no 
seed, but instead there is developed a white, fibrous 
substance in broken threads called spawn, which is de- 
veloped and preserved in horse maniire, pressed in the 
form of bricks. Thus prepared, it will retain its vital- 
ity for years. Mushrooms can be grown in cellars, in 
sheds, in hot beds or sometimes in the open air, the 
great essential being a uniform degree of temperature 
and moisture. Fermenting horse manure at a temper- 
ature of about 70 degrees, mixed with an equal weight 
of fresh sod loam, is made into beds the size required 
and 8 to 12 inches deep. See that the bed is packed 
very solid and even. In this bed plant the broken 
pieces of spawn 6 inches apart, cover the whole with 
2 inches of light soil and protect from cold and rain. 
Okra, Pekin JVIammoth Long Pod. One brick will plant 8 to 10 square feet of bed. The 
mushrooms will appear in about 6 weeks. Water sparingly with luke wanii water. 
ENGLISH— The best. Per lb. 25c postpaid. By express or freight, 5 lb. lots or over, 
30C per lb 



Mustard. 

•German— Senf. Spanish— Mostaza. 

Swedish— Sbnap. French— Moutarde. 

BLACK OR BROWN— More pungent than the 
white. Pkt. sc oz, loc, lb. 40c. 
OSTRICH PLUME— Plants are of vigorous 
growth; leaves dark green, curled like parsley; 
fine for garnishing. Pkt. 5c, 02. loc, 1=4 lb. 25c, 
Jb. 7SC. 

WHITE OR YELLOW— Pkt. 50, oz loc, lb. 40c. 
SOUTHERN CURLED— Pkt. sc, oz. loc, 1-4 lb 20c, 
lb. 50c. 

Nasturtium. 

-German— Nasturtium. French— 
•Spanish— Maraneula. Capucme. 
TALL niXED— Pkt. 5c, oz. loc, 1-4 lb. 20c, lb. 50c. 
DWARF MIXED— Pkt. scoz. loc, i=4lb. 2oc, lb. 60c. 



Okra. 



French— Gomb. 



Spanish — Quibombo. 
■Germ an — S afran . 

A vegetable that is extensively grown for its 
.green pod:^, which are used in soups, stews, etc. 
Sow the seed thickly in rich ground about the 
middle of May, or when the ground has become 
warm, in drills 3 feet apart and 1 inch deep; 
-thin out to 1 0 inches apart in the drill; 
/ PEKIN'S MAMMOTH LONG POD— 
(See Cut.) Dwarf. Pkt. 5c, oz« IOC, 
1=4 lb. 30C, lb. 60c. 
TALL GREEN— Pkt. sc, 02., loc, 
1=4 !b. 20c, lb. 50c. 
©WARF GREEN— 
Pkt, sc oz. ioc,i°4 lb. 
30C, lb. 50c 
IRound Pod or 
White Velvet 
Pkt. sc.oz. 
10c, i>4 lb. 
20c, 
lib. 
160c. 





MAY'S NEW IMPERIAL. 



MUSHROOMS. 

Onions, American Grown. 

German — Zwiebel, French — Ognon. 
Spanish — Cebolla. 
I ounce for 100 feet of drill; s to 6 lbs. for i acre. 

CULTURE — For sets sow the seed as early as 
possible in the spring, very thickly in drills, 
using 60 to SO pounds to the acre. As soon as 
the tops die off in summer remove them to adry, 
airy place, and early in the following spring re- 
plant by placing the sets in shallow drills 12 
inches apart and about 4 inches apart in the 
drills. Onions of a large size are obtained 
by this process early in the season. They may 
also be grown to full size during the first season 
by sowing thinly in drills 1 foot apart and 
about 14 inch deep, in March or early in April, 
in strong land, well manured, and thinning them 
out to stand 3 or 4 inches apart in the drills. 
They delight in a strong, rich, deep, loamy soil, 
and succeed well ifgrowm successive years on 
the same ground. By sowing onion' seed in 
frames in February or March and transplanting 
in April, onions of immense size can be obtained. 
For this purpose the varieties Southport Globe 
(White, Yellow or Red) and Prizetaker are 
usually preferred. 




AUSTRALIAN 
BROWN. 



riiiv'^ fmnP'fml Cut.) The market gardener's sort. A wonderful 

^ ""J^ ^ liliy^l lai. variety of German origin introduced by us several years 

ago, and which at once sprung into popular favor, increasing each year, until now its "sales 
are nearly as large as White Globe or Red Wethersfield. It is one of the handsomest and 
ino.st profitable onions that can be grown, and certain to become a favorite with the mar- 
ket gardener on accouiit of its size, solidity and splendid quality. The 
color of the skin is a light yellow, flesh solid and fine grained. Yields of 
from 800 to 1,100 bushels per acre are frequently reported We advise every- 
one who has a garden to try our Imperial this year. Pkt loc, oz. 30c, 
1-4 lb. 60c, lb. $2.00 



Australian Brown. ^,^of^^^ 

uabie variety only strengthens and confirms the report.'^ of 
its good qualities. It is undoubtedly the most valuable 
variety introduced in many years. It is extra early and a 
very long keejjing onion. It was recently introduced into 
the United States from Australia, where it is the only 
variety planted. It is of medium size, of an almost globu- 
lar form, and the color of the skin is a deep amber brown, 
distinct from all other onions. It is extremely ea.rly, and 
planted with Wethersfield proved to be nearly four weeks 
earlier. This onion is extremely hard and firm, and of fine 
flavor, and will keep almost indefijiitely. The remarkable 
character of long keeping and its early ripening make 
Australian Brown a desirable sort to grow for profit for 
the market gardener, and it is equally valuable for the 
private planter. Pkt. SC, oz. loc, 1=4 lb. 25c, lb. 90c. 

A/I»j'«r'c' Di-iTia-f oL-f*** Grows uniform in shape, of a 
iTlciy b rriZCLdKCr. nearly perfect globe of im- 
mense size, measuring from 12 to 18 inches in circumference, 
> weighing from 3 to 5 pounds each. Has now been several years on 
the market and is recognized as one of onr best standard varieties. 
Rarely has any vegetable attained prominence more rapidly. It suc- 
ceeds everywhere — east, west, north and south — and whether grown for 
home use or for marketine it gives universal satisfaction, yielding onions 
often 18 inches around and at the rate of 1,200 :o 1,500 bushels per acre — 
oJten much more under exceptionally good culture. Its immense size and mildness of 
fin vor delight everyone who raises it. Its immense size will recommend it to all, par- 
ticularly when it "is known that its keeping qualities are unexcelled. The exterior 
color is pale yellow and the interior clear sparkling white. It is easily grown, medium 
early in maturing, mild in flavor. By sowin'g early in a sheltered spot and transplanting 
the young plants it can be grown to an immense size. Pkt. SC, oz 15c, 1=4 lb. 3SC, lb. $1.25. 



M AY S NORTH ERN GROWN SEEDS BEST FOR ALL CLIMES 



Notice. 




SELECTED ONION SEED. 

It will pay you to sow NORTHERN GROWN SEED. It is acknowledged saperior 
to seed grown in any other section, it will produce more first=class onions of 
uniform size and best quality per acre than any other seed. They will keep longer and in better 
c ondition than those_grov>'n from Eastern. Southern or W ^^^^ 
'"""Vrices quotedon Onion Seed byThepac^cetr'ounce'l^ or"Hnd include the prepay= | 
ment of postageby as. If wanted by express or freight at purchaser's expense deduct loc per lb. I 
One ounce for loo feet of drill, 5 or 6 pounds in drills to the acre^^ | 



American Sorts. 

AUSTRALIAN YELLOW GLOBE— For illustration and description, seelist of specialties. 
PEERLESS WHITE GLOBE— tSee Cut.) A carefully selected and improved strain of 
^ the old varietv. Bv careful selection from year to year we have pi'oduced a new 
Istrainof thehitrhest, purestand best type. Thebulbsare of uniformls' large size, perfect 
Iformation, fine grained and of fine texture, enabling it to keep the longest time possible. 
|ln addition to these good qualities it is one of the largest yielders ever grown, and 
jalways comiuands the highest price in the markets; one of the best for home use and 
lone of the most profitable for market gardeners. It is invariably a- heavy . yielder, 
I many crops from 600 to 1200 biishels per acre being reported. One of the largest. 
' growers in the countrv has this to say regarding this variety: "Your Peei-less White 
Globe is the greatest onion ever grown. Prom a little over three quarters of an acre 
last year I harvested 1000 bushels of the finest onions I ever saw. There was not a 
single small one in the entire lot, and all the bulbs are large and smooth. They are 
so firm and hard they look as if they would keep for years," Pkt. lOC, OZ. 20c, 
1=4 lb. 60c, lb. $2.00 

RED WETHERSFIELD, MAY'S SELECTED— (Minnesota Grown.) We confidently rec= 
ommend our strain of this favorite onion as the very best ever offered the gardeners of 
America, and believe we are fully justified in making this claim. It grows with unusual regularity, 
and yields of over 1,000 bushels per a cre have been repo rted to us from various sections 
MAY'S RED WONDER-(See Cut.)-The earliest and best red Onions weighing from one to* 
^^i* onion for America. The handsomest, finest flavored, earliest 
and most profitable red variety that can be grown. For some 
years past we have experimented with all the different varie- 
ties of red onions for early use, andnow.oflFer a carefully select''^' 
J. „j...„;„ 4-v,^+ i^.cr i^psts has nroven to be from ten days to two weeks ahead 

^fi^^'^tlfr^SrT T^s aUf "v?il/ at^^n- '-^^^^^^^^ ^^..^ 
addition to this valuable point there are «iany o. hers such .^^ J^^^'l^P^ ^TO^ -"-^ 
wonderful keeping qualities. These will i'n™^t't*hn^/roTs'^onionsX^ 
for all sections of the country. Every gardener who grows onions should try Red 



Wonder. Pkt. loc. oz. 30c, 1-4 lb. 50c, lb. $i:5 0. la^e. cat) Bulbs ]ot-o-« 
PERFECTION RED QLOBE-(Minnesota Growi^^.) (See Cut ) B^^gf Jarge 
nd solid, enabling it to keep perlect b; lor a great^l^^^^ 



two pounds each are frequently 
grown from our selected strain 
in one season from seed. Ex= 
tensively grown by gardeners 
ship to distant markets. 
The flesh is a pure 
white, fine grained 
■ of good flavor. 
Pkt. 5C,oz.ioc, 
1-4 lb.30C 
00 



, tirm ana soua, enaoungir lo seep t-^''"^ „f bulbs 
e. The form is perfect, the handsome appearance of the bulbs 
ae enhancing th?ir value in the market, ^atures^^early.^.s an 



few 



size, firm a 
time 

alone enhancing _ 

enormous yielder and produces very 

oz. 15c, 1=4 lb. 50C, lb. $1.75. ^ ^ \ Arvif» s+nndard T?ed 

RED GLOBE SOUTH PORT-(ninnesota p/"^" ) <=ile quality ex- 

Globe; productive, splendid keeper. Attams great .ize, quauty ex 
cellent. Pkt. sc oz. loc. 1=4 lb- 35C. lb. $i.25. , perfect elobe 

YELLOW GLOBE SOUTHPORT-(Minnesota Grown^ Perfect ^^^^ 
shape; heavv cropper, excellent keepfer. Attains a large size. kkx. 5c, 
YELL0W'^AN#R'SFLAT-Medium size; skin coppery yellow, flesh 
white. Pkt. sc. oz. loc, 1=4 'b. 2SC, lb. 90. 

YELLOW MICHIGAN OR _ YELLOW GLOBE DANVERS 

OHIO GLOBE— True globe —(Minnesota Orown.) Bulbs 

shaped; thin necked and Wm^ large size; globe shaped sm a 

slightly flattened at the neck, fincflavor, mild and early 

base. Color rich orange Pkt. SC, oz. loc, 

vellow. A good JmSmmlS^ »b 3)i.oo. 

keeper. Pkt. sc, 
oz. IOC. 1-4 lb. 30c, 
lb. $1.00. 




4 lb. 30c, 



STRASBURG 

A standard 



YELLOW 

DUTCH — 

Flat, flesh white, fine grained. 
Pkt. sc, oz. IOC, 1=4 lb. 30c, 
lb. $i.oo 




WONDER. 



WHITE PHILADELPHIA SILVER SKIN-Largely grown for sets and picklitig. 
l^kt. sc, oz. 15c, 1=4 lb. 50c, lb- $1.75. ^ , 

WHITE GLOBE SOUTHPORT— (Minnesota Grown.) Flesh firm fine 
grained, of mild flavor and good keeping qualities. Pkt. «?c. oz. mc 
1-4 lb. soc, lb. $175- o . o ► 

WHITE PEARL EXTRA EARLY— Round, white, fine flavor. Pkt sc 
oz. 20c, 1=4 lb. 50c, lb. $1.75. ' * ' 

WHITE PORTUGAL— Onions of mild flavor, largely used for «-owing^ 
sets and pickles, pkt. sc, oz. 15c. 1=4 lb. soc, lb. $1.75. 
RED FLAT, EXTRA EARLY — Bulbs medium size, very early and of 
mild flavor, Pkt. 5c, oz. loc, 1=4 lb. 30c, lb. $1.00. , ' 



Italian Sorts. 

WHITE BARLETTA— Bulbs small, flattened on top, color waxy white; 
fine for pickling. Pkt. 5c, oz. isc, 1=4 lb. soc, lb. $1.75. 
BERMUDA RED— Very early. Pkt. sc. oz. 20c. 1-4 lb. 60c, JI?. $2.00. 
BERMUDA WHITE— Pkt. sc, oz. 20c, 1=4 lb. 65c, lb. $2.25 
ROCCA, GIANT YELLOW GLOBE— Pkt. sc, oz. 10c, 1=4 lb. 3sc lb $1 ?s 
ROCCA, GIANT RED-Pkt. sc, oz. loc, 1=4 lb. 35C^, lb. $1.3^. ' ^ 
WHITE MAMMOTH SILVER KING— This is H mammoth in size and the 
largest in cultivation. The bulbs arc vefy attractive in form, fine 
shaped, flattened but thick, with a .silver v white skin. The flesh is 
snow white, fine grained, exceedingly mild and. pleasant flavor It 
matures quite early. Pkt. sc, oz. tsc, 1=4 lb. 50c, lb. $1 60. 
WHITE PARIS PICKLING— For early bunching, pieliling or sets 
The onions are of small size, solid, and of mild flavor. Pkt. "RC. oz i<;c* 
1=4 lb. soc. lb. $i.7S. 0.0, 
WHITE QUEEN— A very white skinned variety of especial value for pickling. They grow 
small and can be sown thickly. Pkt, sc, oz. 15c, 1-4 lb. soc, lb. $i.7S. 

WHITE TRIPOLI— Same as Red Tripoli, except in color. Pkt. sc, oz. 15c, 1-4 lb. SOC, lb, $1.50 
RED TRIPOLI— Skin thick, flesh white, of mild flavor Pkt. sc, oz. isc, 1=4 lb. 50c, lb. $1.50. * 



Prices quoted by\he'pac'icetrou^ quarter pound, pound, pint and'^uarFincIude the pre= | 
payment of postage by us. tf wanted by express deduct lo cents per pound. j 

ONION. PERFECT PICKLING, MAY'S— (See Cut.) Without doubt the best for pickling 
purposes. It grows rapidly but remains small and is of the mildest possible flavor, 
making the most desirable of all onions for this purpose. The onion is white, slightly 
flattened and exceedingly handsome, making it valuable for bunching to be sold at the 
market. It is free froni the tough, coarse flesh so often found in small onions, and is of 
such a delicate flavor that it can be eaten raw with salt like radishes. Pkt, loc. 
oz, 15c, 1=4 lb soc, lb. $1.75" 

ONION SETS. 

Onion sets should be planted out as soon as ground is in condition to work, early in 
the spring. They should be planted in rows one foot apart with sets 3 to 4 inches apart 
in the row. Notice— Prices by the bushel are subject to fluctuation of the market, but the 
prices quoted on pints aud quarts postpaid, will hold good throughout the season, or as 
long as our stock allows. 

WHITE BOTTOM— Produces beautiful w^hite bulbs. Pt. 20c, qt. 35c. pk, $1.00, bu. $3.00. 
RED BOTTOn— Pt. 20c, qt. 350, pk. 85c bu. $2.50. 

YELLOW BOTTOM— Produces bulbs of good size. Pt. 30C, qt. 35c, pk. 850, ba. $2.50. 
EGYPTIAN OR PERENNIAL TREE— A perennial, perfectly hardy, throwing up stalks every 
spring. It produces sets or small bulbs at the top of the stalk, and the root also divides. 
The sets are planted in the fall to produc bunch onions in the spring. 
Pt. aoc, qt. 35c, pk. 60c, bu. $2.00. 



PARSNIPS. 

French-P an ais . S we d i sli— P al stern acka. 
Germati— Pastinake. Spanish— Pastinaca. 
CULTURE— Parsnips give the best results 
when grown in a rich, deep, sandy soil, 
but will make fair progress on any soil 
which is rich, deep and porous. The seed 
germinates slowly and should be sowr 
early in the spring in drills about 2 feet 
apjirt, covering about 14 inch deep. 
Thin out to 4. or 5 inches apart and hoe 
and cultivate often to keep down all 
weeds. 

EARLY ROUND FRENCH— The roots are 
quite broad, but short, and are etitirely 
distinct from the larger sorts. Pkt. 5c, 
oz. IOC, 1-4 lb. ISC, lb. 40c. BOTTOM ONION SETS. 

HOLLOW CROWN— Roots very productive, oblong, ending somewhat abruptly, 
with a small tap root; very smooth, clean skin. Pkt. sc oz. lOC, 1=4 lb. 15c, lb. 40c. 
IMPROVED QUERNSEY— Half long. The roots do not grow so long as the 
Hollow Crown, but are larger in diameter and more easily gathered. 





Continued. 



Pkt. 5C, oz. IOC, 1-4 lb. 15c. lb. 40c. 




M AGNUn BONUM— (See Cut.) ' A most 
excellent variety introduced from 
Europe. The roots are oblong and 
grow mostly. below the surface.; The 
flesh is simply delicious, being solid, 
tender and very sweet. Pkt. sc, oz. loc, 
1=4 lb. 20c, lb. 50c. 

PARSLEY. 



German— Petersilie. Swedish-Persilja. 

I ounce to 150 feet of drill. 
CULTURE— A rich, tolerably deep soil 
is the best for this crop. Soak the 
seed a few hours in tepid , water /and 
sow in the early spring in drills one 
foot apart. Thin out the plants to 
3 or 4- inches apart. A single, i-ow 
forms a very good edging f )r beds or 
walks. As the seed germtnai^es very 
slo wly, sometimes two or three weeks 
wnll elapse before the plants naake 
any appearance. 

MAY'S EXTRA CURLED— (See Cut.) 
A most desirable free growing variety 
of medium size, with handsome, bright, pale green 
leavesthat are exceedingly showy. For garnishing 
and for decorations it surpasses any other varieties 
we have ever grown. Valuable for'private gardens 
or for market use. Pkt. 5c, oz loc, 1-4 lb. 20c, ib. 50c. 
CHAMPION MOSS CURLED— Select stock. Leaves 
beautifully curled and crimped. Pkt. sc, oz. 
1=4 lb. ISC, Ib. 50c. 

HAriBURG — Edible roots, used for flavoring soups. 
Pkt. sc, oz. IOC, 1=4 lb. 20c, Ib. 50c. 

HAY'S FERN LEAVED— A inost valuable plant, both 
for table decorations and mixed with dwarf ornamen- 
tal foliage plants, in the flower garden. Pkt. 5c, 
, oz IOC, 1=4 Ib. 20c, Ib. 60C. 



TOBASCO— (See Cut.) Of tall bush-like growth, three 
to four feet in height, producing an immense quantity 
of small, very hot and fiery fruit one inch in length and 
vivid scarler'in color. This is the true variety from 
which the famous sauce is made. Pkt. sc, oz. 250, 
1=4 Ib. 75c,. lb. $3.25. 

CHINESE GIANT— This new pepper grows to double 
the size of Ruby King, and is earlierin ripening. Plants 
vigoroixs, stocky and productive. Flesh thick, mild 
aud sweet. Pkt. loc, oz. 35c, 1=4 Ib. 75c, Ib. $2.2S. 
GOLDEN DAWN— Golden yellow peppers, mild and 
sweet. Pkt. 5c, oz. 20c, 1=4 lb. 6oc, lb. $2.00. 
CHILI SriAL^— Bright red, desirable for pepper sauce. 
Pkt. sc, oz. 20c, 1-4 lb. 60c, ib. $2.00. 
GOLDEN QUEEN— (Yellow.) Pkt. loc, oz. aoc, 
1=4 lb 65c. Ib. $2.00. 

LARGE BELL. OR BULL NOSE— An old variety of large 
size, which is considered very fine for use in inixed 
pickles. The flesh is hard, thick and less pun- 
gent than most varie- 
ties. Color glossy red. 
Pkt. sc, oz. 30C, ' 
1-4 Ib. 6oc, Ib. $2.00. 
LONG RED CAYENNE— 
A long, slim pod, rather 
pointed, and when ripe 
of a bright red color. 
Extremely strong and 
pungent, and is the sort 
used for comniercial 
purposes. Pkt. sc,oz, 20c, 
1=4 lb. 60c, Ib. $2 00. 

RED CLUSTER— Grows 
in clusters, peppers thin, 
of a brilliant coral 
color. Pkt. sc, oz. 20c, 
1-4 Ib. 60c, lb. $2.00. 
RUBY KING— An exceed- 
ingly handsome varietv 
of enormous size, often 
measuring 6 inches in 
length and 9 inches in 
circumference. Unlike 
other kinds, as the 
flavor is very mild. Pkt. sc, oz. 20c, 
1=4 lb. 60c. lb. $2.00 

SWEET MOUNTAIN- Fruit of large size, often 
measuring 8 to 10 inches in length by 2 or 3 
in diameter. Smooth, handsome in appearance, 
are AS^^Sfilfe £^^tMi>^. ' ^ ^ ^ h s o 1 i d, 

oc, j^ssJ^^^^^^^^^g^^^^jS^i/i^ thick, sweet 

and very mild. 




PEPPER TOBASCO. 



PLAIN OR SINGLE— Dark 
1=4 Ib. ISC, lb. 40c. 



green. Pkt. 50, oz. loc. 




Pkt. IOC, oz. 
20c, 1-4 lb. 60c, 
Ib. $2.00.- 



PARSNIP, MAGNUM BONUH. 



German— Pfeffer. PPPPPDC Swedish— Peppar. 
French— Piement. i-ffV*-?. Spanish— Piemento. 

I ounce of seed for 1,000 plants. 
CULTURE — Seed may be sown in hotbeds or cold frames 
and transplanted about the middle of May in a sunny ^i.rr^, 
location in rows 18 inches to 2 feet apart. For later use 
sow seed in the open ground in the early summer after the " 
weather has become settled and the earth warm, and 
transplant when the plants are about 4 inches in height. 
They prefer good, rich, mellow ground, and the earth 
should be well pulverized to the depth of 8 to 10 inches. 



PARSLEY, MAY'S EXTRA CURLED. 



^MAy'S NORTHERN GROWN SEEPS BEST rOR ALl CLIMES^ 




German — Erbsen. 
French — Pois. 



PEAS. Extra Early Varieties. (Hand Picked.} iSfx^lf-G^^zSte. 

1 quart for 75 feet of drill. 2 to 3 bushels in drills to the acre. 

CULTURE— For early peas the soil shotild be liglit and wann, but for general crop a moderately heavy soil is better. Fresh manure, very 
rich or wet mucky soil should be avoided, as they cause a rank growth of vine at the cost of the quality of the peas; such soil is often the cause 
of carlv sorts maturing unevenlv. Sow as earlv as possible a few. of the earliest varieties on warm quick soil, prepared the fall before. The 
general crop can be delayed untiflater, but we ha've met with better success from sowing all the varieties comparatively early, depending for 
succession upon selecting sorts that follow each other in ripening. The peas will mature earlier if covered only one inch deep, and where earh- 
uess is the most important thing, thev may be treated in that way; but larger pods and more of them will be produced if the seed is planted itt 
trenches 3 to 6 inches deep, covered with only 1 or 2 inches of soil and when the plants are 5 to 6 inches high, filling the trench level withi 
the surface; this will secure deep rooting, prevent mildew and prolong the bearing season. If the peas are covered to the full depth at first, or 
if water is allowed to stand in the trenches,thev will not only cease to form, but those partly advanced will stop growing. 



Prices quoted on peas by the packet, pint or quart include the prepayment of postage by us; if wanted by express or freight, deduct 8c per pint 
ISC per quart. Express or freight always means purchaser pays transportation charges. 



NORTHWEST PREniER 
(See Cut.) — Ten days 
earlier than any other 
pea. The most profitable 
variety for market gar- 
deners. Give it a trial. 
Unequaled in yield and 
unsurpassed in flavor. 
If you desire a variety 
of even growth, won- 
derful yield and the 
finest flavor, you should 
not fail to try the Pre- 
mier. Thousands of large 




GRADUS. 



market gardeners prefer it to any other sort for early marketing;' this alone 
is a splendid testimonial. When we first introduced this pea we were 
determined to perfect it so that it would take the lead of all other early 

peas. This we have suc- 
ceeded in doing. It 
grows to a height of 
20 to 30 inches, does 
not reqitire staking, is 
an immense cropper. 
The genuine stock of this 
variety can only be pro= 
cured from us. Pkt. loc, 
3 pkts. 25c, pt. 25c. qt. 
45c, pk. ^i.so, bu. $5.00. 

ALASKA — Extra Early. 

The vines are of strong, 
vigorous habit, 2. to 2^4 
feet in height, bearing 
from 4 to 7 long pods 
filled with medium sized 
peas. Pkt. 5c, pt. 25c, 
qt. 4SC, rk. $1.25, bu. 
$4.00. 

DEXTER- Vines of quick 
growth, 20 inches in 
height, bearing heavy 
crops of fine well filled 
pods three inches in 
length. Pkt. sc. pt. 25c, 
qt. 45c, pk. $1.25, bu. 
$4-75' 

EARLY KENT — Vines 
vigorous and hardy, 2 
to 2% feet high, pods 
bearing 3 to 7 medium 
sized smooth peas of 
good quality. Pkt. gc, 
pt. 25c, qt. 45c, pk. $1.25, 
bu. $4-75. 




FIRST AND BEST— Very 
early, matures its crop 
so well together that 
sometimes a single pick- 
ing will secure the entire 
crop. Vines vigorous: 
and hardy, 2 to 214 feet 
high, each containing 
five to seven smooth 
peas of good quality. 
Pkt. 5c, pt. 20C, qt. 35c, 
pk. $1.25, bu. $4.50. 
GRADUS— (See Cut.) A 
decided novelty in peas 



NO 1 I 'S EXCELSIOR. 



and one that is certain to become a great favorite as soon as well 
known. The pods are of large size and resemble the Telephone io 
shape, always well filled with 
peas of the finest flavor. 

It ripens very quickly and 
niust be picked as soon as 
fit for use. The vines are of 
unusually vigorous habit, 
growing about three feet in 
height and bearing long 
straight pods a trifle round 
at the point. The seed peas 
are extra large, wrinkled 
and of a creamy color. 
This is the first of the new 
class of peas and highly 
recommended by J. H. Al- 
len, one of the largest 
growers of peas in America. 
Pkt. IOC, pt. 30C, qt. S5C, 
pk. $3.00, bu. $10.00. 

(MAUD S.— A fine first early 
for market or private use. 
Vines two feet high, pods 
large, well filled. Pkt. sc, 
Dt. 25c, qt, 45c, pk. $1.50, 
bu. $4.75 

PHILADELPHIA — Vines 25 
to 30 inches high; produces 
good sized pods containing 
from 6 to 9 peas of splendid 
quality. Pkt. 5c, pt. 25c, 
qt. 45c, pk. $1.50, bu. $4.75 

THOMAS LAXTON — For 

illustration and description 

see list of specialties. nAY'S HiUSUiVlMER. 




i R OWN IN THE GOLDEN GRA IN BELT OF 



27 




MAY'S inPROVED STRATAGEM. 



KET GARDENER--On 
the style of Ad- 
vancers; very pro- 
lific, height of vine 
feet. Pkt. gc, 
pt. 25c, qt. 4SC, 
pk. $1.25- $4.50. 
PRIDE OP THE MARKET— Pods very large, vines 2 feet. Sow thinly, 
Pkt. sc, pt. aoc, qt. 35c, pk. ^''•So, bu. $5.00. 

STRATAGEM, IMPROVED— (See Cut.) An exdellent wrinkled ! pea, 
with sturdv vine, growing only about two feet high. Most stocks 
of large podded, semi-dwarf, English varieties of i^eas have been so 
wanting in uniformity and evenness of type as to disgust American 
planters, but by constant effort we have developed a stock of this, 
the best variety of that class, which comes true, and we do not 
hesitate to pronounce it one of the best of the large podded sorts. 
The pods are of immense size and uniformly filled with very large, 
dark green peas. One of the very best varieties for market gardeners. 
Pkt. sc. pt. 25c, qt 45c, pk. $1.50, bu. 5.00. , . ^, 

MAY'S niDSUMMER— (See Cut, Page 26.) For use durme the mid- 
dle of the season, this variety should be planted by all gardeners. 
Height of vine 18 inches, bears heavily. Peas wrinkled, sxtgary, 
pods alwavs well filled. Pkt. 5c, pt. 25c, qt. 450, pk. $1.50, bu. $5.00. 



PEAS, Early Dwarf. 

AMERICAN WONDER— Early and produc- 
tive, vines 10 to 12 inches high, fine quality. 
Pkt. 5C, pt. 25c, qt. 45c, pk. $1.75, bu. 6.50. 
NOTT'S EXCELSIOR— (See Cut, Page 26.) 
Grows 15 inches high; claimed to be the best 
wrinkled sort ever introduced. The vines 
are strong in growth, producing pods of 
large size. Trials in different sections show 
that it can be made to mature in 4.5 days 
from time of planting. Pkt. SC, pt. 25c, 
qt. 45c, pk. $1.75. bu. $6.50. 
LITTLE GEM, McLEAN'S— The market gar- 
deners favorite; grows 15 inches high; pods 
large, peas of fine flavor. Pkt. SC, pt. 25c, 
qt. 45c, pk. $1.65, bu. $6.00. 
PREHIUM GEH- Early; straight pods, wel 
filled. Pkt, SC pt. 2sc, qt. 45c, pk. $1.75, 
bu. 6.00. 

Medium Late Half Dwarf. 

ADVANCER, McLEAN'S— A standard sort. 
Height of vines 2 feet. Pkt. SC, pt. 25c. 
qt. 45c, pk. $1.25, bu $4.50. 
ABUNDANCE— (See Cut.) One of the very 
best and most satisfactory second early 
peas. It grows 15 to 18 inches high; pods 
large, containing 6 to 8 wrinkled peas of 
excellent quality. Sow seed thin, as it has a 
remarkable tendency to branch. Pkt. SC, 
pt. 25c, qt. 45c, pk. Si. 25, bu. $4.50. 
DWARF TELEPHONE OR DAISY— (See Cut.) 
The result of many j'ears experimenting, 
with the view of producing a pea with dwarf 
vines, bearing large pods and peas of the 
highest quality. Its habit is dwarf, stocky, 
healthy and vigorous, the vines under 
highest cultivation never growingmore thail 
1 8 inches high. It is very productive, many 
plants bearing from 5 to 7 pods. The pods 
are of large size, 4 to 5 inches long, well 
filled with large peas of the most delicious 
quality. Pkt- loc, pt. 30c, qt. soc, pk. $2.50. 
EVERBEARING— (See Cut.) For main crop 
or late use, vines 18 inches high, bearing 
from 6 to 9 pods. The peas are wrinkled, 
extra large and of the finest quality. 
Pkt. 5C, pt. 25c, qt. 45C, pk $1 25, bu $4.SO. 
HORSFORD'S MAR- 




feet» "Very productive. 




DWARF TELEPHONE. 



Medium and Late Tall. 

BLACK EYE MARROWFAT— Largely used for canning. Pkt. 5c, 
pt. 20c, qt. 35c, pk. 75c. bu. $2.75. , ^ ^ 

CHAMPION OF ENGLAND— A well known standard variety. Vine five 
feet, sow thinly, Pkt. sc. pt. 25c, qt. 45c, pk. $1.10, bu. $4.00. 
LONG ISLAND MAflMOTH- Very popular with market gardeners, who 
waiit a large handsome pod, of deep green color. Height of vine three 
feet, Pkt. 5C, pt. 2sc, qt. 4Sc. pk. $1.40, bu. $5.00 
TALL WHITE flARROWFAT— Height four " 
Pkt. 5C, pt. 20c, qt. 35c, pk. 75c, bu. $2.75. 
TELEPHONE— See Cut.) Valuable for general crop 
and late use. The vines are of vigorous growth, 
height four feet, averaging from 18 to 20 pods to a 
stalk. The pods are always of extra large size 
packed very closely with mammoth peas of the 
most delicious flavor. Pkt. sc, pt. 250, qt. 450, 
pk. $1.40, bu. $5.25. 

Sugar, Edible Podded. 

This is a favorite class of peas» 
with very tender, edible pods. 

For table use they are 
served in the manner of 
green peas. 

DWARF GRAY SUGAR. 

Of extraordinary yield- 
fing qualities. Vines of 
dwarf bush-like 
growth. Height 
one andone-half feet, 
with purplish blos- 
soms. Pods should 
be picked when 
lyoung. 

Pkt. sc, pt. 2SC, 

qt. 45c, pk. $1.10, 
DU« $4.00. 

|{|TALL GRAY SUGAR— 
This large variety 
grows four feet in 
I height. Pods mature 
l|later than the preceding 
|much larger in size 
|and of the same 
fcsweet flavor. Vines 
^continue in bearing 
"for a long time. 
■■■ Pkt. sc, pt. 25c, 
qt. 45c, pk. $1.10, 
bu. $4.00. 




>MAY:S northern crown seeps best for ALi^UMES^g 





CALHOUN. 



Swedish -Pumpa. Spanish— Calabaza. German— Kurbis. French— Courge. 

CULTURE — Pumpkins may be planted in the middle of spring among corn or in the field or gar- 
den in hills S to 10 feet apart each way, four seeds in a hill. In all other respects they are 
given the same ctjlti-pation as melons and cucumbers, but care should be taken to avoid planting 
them near other vines. In growing the French Prize, make the ground as rich as possible ana 
top dress the hill with well rotted manure, and if possible give the plants plenty of water during 
the dry season. This will assist in the growth grcatlv. 



Prices quoted on Pumpkin Seed include the prepayment of postag:e by us. If wanted by ex- 
press or Ireight at purchaser's expense, deduct lo cents per pound, i ounce to 30 or 50 hills. 




FRENCH PRIZE, 



CALHOUN— (See Cut.) One of the choicest varie- 
ties that can be grown for private use. The 
outside color is a creainy bjrown, the inside a 
deep salmon yellow; the flesh is very thick and 
fine grained, the seed cavity verv small. It 
cooks yellow and makes pies of a high, rich color 
and of the finest quality. This variety is entire- 
ly fixed in its character, every specimen being 
uniform in shape. Pkt. 5c, oz. loc, 1-4 lb, 20c, 
lb. 05c. 

CONNECTICUT FIELD— (See Cut.) A standard 
round, yellow field sort, valuable as a stock 
food. A sure cropper and a good keeper; adapt- 
ed to grow in corn fields. Pkt. 5c, oz. loc, 1-4 lb 
15c, lb. 40c. ID lbs. or over, 2sc per lb. by express 
or freight. » f k j y 

CASHAW— (See Cttt.) Very popular in the 
Southern states. In shape it is long and 
with a crooked neck; color yellow. The 
flesh is very solid, fine grained and sweet. 
Pkt. sc oz. IOC, 1-4 lb 20c, lb. 6sc. 
ETAMPES, RED— A perfect giant, often 
growing to weigh from 100 to 150 
pounds. Flesh thick, bright red, and of 
fair quality for a pumpkin attaining such 
a size. Pkt. 5c. oz. 15c, 1-4 lb. 40c, 
lb. $1.40. 

FRENCH PRIZE— C^ee Cut.) A giant va- 
riety introduced in this country from 
France. Just the variety to grow if you 
want to take the First Prize at your 
County or State Fair this coming sea- 
son. It grows to an enormous size, sin- 
gle specimens Iraving been known to 
weigh nearly 300 ponnds. Although it 
attains such a large size, the flesh remains 
tender, thick at)^^..,,gweet. We have ob= 
tained our .seed direct from large growers 
and are headquarters for it in America. 
Thousands of packets sold last season. 
Order early if you want, to try this giant 
pumpkin, Pkt. loc, oz. 20c, i°4 lb. 40c, 
lb. $1 25. 

GOLDEN OBLONG— Of late introduction 
and acknowledged to be one of, the very 
finest varieties for general cultivation. 
The pumpkins are of good size, usually 
growing 18 to 20 inches in length. Skin 
is golden orange color, quite thin, but ex- 
ceedingly tough and therefore desirable 
for keeping purposes. Before the pump- 
kins are fullj' matured they are of a rich 
deep green shade, changing as they ripeq. 
Flesh firm, solid, sweet and of a creamy 
light yellow. Vines are vigorous in 
growth and wonderfully prolific. Pkt. sc, 
oz. IOC, i°4 lb. 25c, lb. 85c. 



JAPANESE PIE— (See Cut.) This valuable 
variety comes to tis from Japan. The flesh 
is very thick, of a rich salmon color, fine 
grained, dry and sweet, seed cavity small. 
Of-medium size, early; very prodnctr'^e atid a 
good keeper. Valued as a pie or cooking 
pumpkin. Pkt. 5c, oz loc, 1=4 lb. 2sc, lb. 85c 
KING OF THE FIELD— (May's.) This is a 
greatly improved field variety, which is par- 
ticularly desirable for stock feeding. It at- 
tains a good size, the flesh is fine grained, a 
rich yellow and of splendid quality. It is a 
wonderfully productive sort, onr selected seed 
giving about 50 per cent larger vield per acre 
than any other stock feeding pumjjkin we 
have ever grown. Pkt. sc. oz. loe, 1-4 lb. isc, 
lb. soc. 

LARGE CHEESE OR KENTUCKY FIELD— (See 
Cut.) Very productive; fruit flattened; skin 
mottled light green and yellow, changing to 
rich cream color. Pkt. 5c, oz. loc, 1-4 lb. isc, 
lb.*40C. 

HAriMOTH KINO- Fruits grow to enormous 
size, sometimes reaching 2 feet or more in 
diameter and from 100 to 200 pounds in 
weight. Salmon orange skin, very thick, 
bright yellow flesh, which is fine grained, 
tender and of excellent quality for pies. To 
raise the largest pumpkins, vines should be 
allowed plenty of room in which to grow, 
and only the best ft-uit allowed to remain on 
the vine. Pkt. 5c, oz. isc, 1=4 lb. 40c, lb. $1.50 
MAMMOTH TOURS— (See Cut.) Of enormous 
size. Flesh thick and sugarv, flue for table 
use. Pkt. sc, oz. lOc, 1-4 lb 2sc, lb. 8sc. 

NEGRO OR NANTUCKET— Vines vigorous and 
productive. A fine keeper. Pkt. 5c, oz, loc, 
1=4 lb. soc, lb. 6sc. 

SUGAR— (See Cut.) Although many varie- 
ties have been introduced in the past few 
years, there is none that is more popular for 
general use. It grows to an average weight 
of 5 pounds. Yields enormouslv, grotmd 
being literally covered with the golden fruit. 
Pkt. sc, cz. loc, 1=4 lb. 20c, lb. 6sc. 

TENNESSEE SWEET POTATO— (See Cttt.^ 
The best variety for home gardens. As wil^ ' 
be seen by illustration, they are almost pear : 
shaped, growing to a large size; are slightly 
ribbed and the skin is of a creamv white. : 
The flesh is thick, of a yellowish white color, 
dry, fine grained and of a sweetish flavor. 
Vines are enormously productive. Pkt. 5c, 
oz, IOC, 1=4 lb. 2SC, lb. 8sc. 



IN THE GOLDEN GRAIN BELT OF THE W 




QUEEN OF THE AlARKET. 



JFrench— Radis. OA DISH FS Spanish- 
German— Rettig. K./^U'l^^lIJLw*::?. Rabano 
The radish is cultivated for its root, which 
should be eaten when young and tender, as m 
WHITE BOX. maturing it becomes strong, tough and pithy. It 
should be sown for early use as soon as the ground can be well prepared, and for succession, at in- 
tervals of two or three weeks throughout the season, in rich, loose, warm soil, as the quality de- 
pends largely on its rapid growth. Sow in rows afoot apart, and thin to two inches m the row 
by using the largest ones as soon as of sufficient size for the table. Keep free from weeds and well 
watered. In the heat of summer select a cool, shady place. 



Prices quoted on Radish seed include the prepayment of postage by us. If wanted by express or 
freight deduct lo cents per pound One ouuce to loo feet of drill, 8 to lO pounds to the acre. 



Turnip Shaped Sorts. 



CRinSON GIANT— For illustration and descrip- SCARLET GLOBE— Pine for forcing, or open 



' tion, see list of specialties. 



tion, see iist; oi specialties, 

ROSY QUEEN— (Forcing.) (See Cut.) The most 
beautiful radish ever offered. It is of a bright, deep 
red type, with a distinct white tip, valuable 
for private or early marketing. Pkt. 5c, 02. loc, 
1-4 lb. 25c, lb. 7SC. 

Qi^BEN OF TtlE MARKET— (porcijjg.) (See Cut.) 
The earliest turnip-shaped radish in the market; 
matures in 20 days. A rapid grower, being ready 
for use a week or ten days ahead of the Early 
Scarlet Turnip and remains crisp and tender 
longer than any radish of its shape. Pkt. 5c, 
oz. IOC, 1-4 lb. 25c, lb. 7SC. 

DEEP SCARLET— Globe shaped; early, very fine, 

short leaf. Pkt. sc, oz. loc. 1-4 lb. isc, lb. soc. 
t,' WHITE TURNIP— Flesh white, tender and crisp. 
» Pkt. gc, oz. IOC, 1-4 lb. 15c, lb. soc. 

Olive Shaped Sorts. 

CARMINE, EXTRA EARLY— (Forcing.) Fine I SCARLET OLIVE— (Forcing.) Crisp, very early, 
bright color. Pkt. sc, oz. loc, 1.4 lb. 20c, lb. 60c. flesh pink. Pkt. 5c, oz. loc, 1-4 lb. 20c, lb. 6oc. 
FRENCH BREAKFAST— Pink and white, early. WHITE OLIVE— White skin, and crisp white 
Pkt. se, ox. IOC, 1-4 lb. 20c, lb. 60c. I flesh. Pkt. sc, oz. loc, 1-4 lb. 15c, lb. 50c. 

Long Red 5orts. 



ground. Pkt. 5c, oz loc, 1-4 lb 20c, lb. 60c. 
SCARLET TURNIP— (Forcing.) Extra early, 
small round. Pkt. sc, oz. soc, 1-4 lb. iSC, lb 50c. 
SCARLET TURNIP, WHITE TIP— The market 
gardeners favorite; early. Pkt. 5c, oz. loc, 
1-4 lb. ISC, lb, soc 



TRIUnPH FORCING- (See Cut.)— A very desir- 
able addition to our forcing sorts. The roots 
are about the size and shape of Scarlet Turnip 
white tipped, forcing, but are creamy white, 
beautifully marked with spots and dashes of 
carmine. The tops are small. The roots ma- 
ture as early as any variety in cultivation. 
Desirable on account of its distinct beauty, 
earliness and good quality. Pkt. lOC, oz. iSC, 
1=4 lb. 2SC, lb. 7SC. 



■ CH ARTIER OR SHEPHERD— Long crimson, tip- 
ped white. Pkt. sc oz. loc, 1-4 lb. 15c, lb. 50c. 
CINCINNATI MARKET— Fine strain of long scar- 
let, tops short. Pkt. .sc, oz. loc, i-4lb. isc.lb 50c. 
LONG SCARLET SHORT TOP— Very long, crisp 
and tender. Pkt. sc, oz. loc, 1-4 lb. 15c, lb. 50c. 



ICICLE — (See Cut.) It is long, slender, pure 
white and most attractive. The young radishes 
are ready for use in from 20 to" 22 days.from 
sowing the seed, and are fresh, crisp and tender. 
Pkt. sc, oz. IOC, 1-4 lb. 20c, Ib.6oc. 



LONG BRIGHTEST SCARLET OR CARDINAL— 
Tipped with white. Pkt. sc, oz. loc, 1=4 lb. isc, 
lb. 50c. 

WOOD'S EARLY FRAME— Similar to 

Long Scarlet, but shorter. Pkt. sc, 
oz. IOC, 1-4 lb. ISC, lb. 50C. 

Long "White Sorts. 

NAPLES— Slender, skin white, fine 
grained. Pkt. 5c, oz. loc, 1-4 lb, 20c, lb 6oc. 
LADY FINGER— Long white, flesh tender 
and crisp, Pkt. sc, oz. loc, i"4 lb. isc, lb, soc. 



Summer Sorts. 



WHITE BOX— (See Cut.) Is superior and en- 
tirely distinct from any early White Turnip 
radish. Remarkably short top, rapid growth, 
perfect turnip sh ,pe, extra fine quality, showing 
no disposition to become pithy with age. 'Its 
short top and rapid growth fits it for growing 
under glass. Pkt. sc, oz. lOc, 1-4 lb. isc, lb. soc. 
DELICACY — Extra early, semi-long, smooth. 
Pkt. sc, oz. IOC, 1=4 lb 25c, lb. 7SC. 
GOLDEN YELLOW OR GOLDEN BALL— Oval, 
smooth, bright yellow. Pkt. sc, oz. loc, 
1-4 lb. 2SC, lb. 7SC. 



Winter Radishes. 



LONG BLACK— Roots large, long, taper- 
ing to a point, flesh white. Pkt. 5c, 
oz. IOC, 1=4 lb. ISC, lb. 50c. 
ROUND BLACK — Same as above, except 
in shape. Pkt. SC, oz. loc, 1=4 lb. 15c, 
lb. soc. 

STRASBURG, WHITE— A fine summer 
variety, of large size. Pkt. sc, oz. loc, 
1=4 lb. 20c, lb. 60C. 

STUTTGART WHITE— Very early and vei-y 
large, smooth. Pkt. sc, oz. loc, 
i='4 lb. 20C, lb. 60c. 



BLACK SPANISH LONG— The popular winter 
sort. Pkt. sc, oz. IOC, 1=4 lb. 20c, lb. 60c. 
BLACK SPANISH ROUND— Same as Long ex- 
cept in shape. Pkt. sc, oz. loc, 1-4 lb. 20c. lb. 60c. 
WHITE SPANISH— Flesh white, pungent. Root, 
long, top shape. Pkt. sc, oz. loc, 1=4 lb. 20c, lb. 60c. 



CHINESE WHITE CELESTIAL-Very large, 
Pkt, sc. oz. idc, 1-4 lb. 2sc, lb. 75c. 
SCARLET CHINA— Skin smooth, color 
bright rose, tender and crisp. Pkt. sc, 
oz. IOC, 1-4 lb. 2SC, lb. 7SC. 
CHINA ROSE, WINTER— The well known. 
standard sort. Pkt. sc,oz. 1 oc, 1 -4 1 sc.Ib. 50c. 




TRIUriPH. 



MAY^ NORTHERN GROWN SEEPS BESTTOR ALL CLIMES 




RHUBARB. 



German — Rhabarber. Swedisli — Rabarber, 
French— Rhubarbe. Spanish— Ruibarbo. 
CULTURE — Rhubarb gives the best results when 
grown in deep, rich soil, that has been worked to 
a depth of at least one foot. Sow in drills one 
inch deep and thin out the plants to 6 or 8 
inches apart. Transplant plants in the early 
fall, setting them about -4 feet apart each way 
and give a dressing of coarse manure each 
spring-. The stalk should not be plucked until 
the second year, and the plant never allowed to 
exhaust itself by running to seed. 



Prices quoted on this page include the pre= 
payment of postage by us. If wanted by express 
'or freight, at purchasers expense, deduct 
ID cents per pound. 



MONARCH— (See Cut.) The largest, strongest 
growing and best flavored variety that has 
ever been introduced. Pkt. loc, oz. 25c, 
1=4 lb. 7SC, lb. $2.00 

LINNAEUS— Very prolific, large, tender and 
very fine. Pkt. 5c, oz. isc, 1=4 lb 50c, lb. $1.50. 
VICTORIA— A good market sort, stalks red, very 
large. Pkt. 5c, oz, 150, 1-4 lb. goc, lb. $1.50. 

Rhubarb Roots. 

"^^^I f"^^ large and will have to be sent bv express, purchaser to pay transportation charges. No orders 
accepted for less than one dozen. First class roots $1.50 per dozen, $8.00 per 100. 

g^reTcr-sSf/s.^""^^- Salsify, or Vegetable Oyster. |^^eSfcSk%IffJ"^' 

CULTURE — Sow as early as the ground can be worked in the spring, in drills 12 inches apart, 1 inch deep, and thin SALSIFY LONG WHITE, 
out to 6 inches in a row. Keep them free from weeds. Cultivate the same as for carrots and parsnips. A part of the ornn mav hp ^pf^■ in +Vif 
ground until spring, when it will be found fresh and plump. Sow 8 to 10 pounds to the acre. ^ 
JLONG WHITE— (See Cut.) Roots medium size, smooth, flesh white. Pkt. 5c, oz. loc, 1=4 lb. 30c, lb. $1.00. 

rlAriMOTH SANDWICH ISLAND — Larger, stronger growing and less liable to branch than the above. Invaluable to market gardeners Pkt 
oz. IOC, 1-4' lb. 35c, lb. $1.25. * . ■ o ■ 

German— Spin at. ^nitisinh Swedish— Spenat. 

■^rench- Espinard. t^ynia^llm Spanish — Espinaca, 
I ounce for 100 feet of drill; lo pounds for i acre In drills. 
CULTURE — Sow in early spring, in drills a foot apart, every two 
weeks for a succession, and as it grows thin out fornse. Keep 
clear of weeds. For fall use sow in August, and for winter crop 
in September. Cover that which is left out over 




winter with straw or leaves after the weather has 
beconie quite cold. 

MAY'S PERFECTION CURLED— A splendid large 
variety, with large, thick, finely curled leaves pro- 
duced in large numbers. Pkt. 5c, oz. loc, 
1-4 lb. 15c, lb. 40c.. 

CURLED BLOOMSDALE— Large, curled and wrink- 
led; leaves tender and of the finest flavor. Pkt 5c, 
oz. IOC, 1=4 lb. 15c, lb. 30c. 

LONG STANDING- Fine for spring sowing, leaves 
large and thick. Stands long before going to seed. 
Pkt. sc, oz. IOC, 1=4 lb 15c, lb. 30c. 
PRICKLY SEEDED— Vigorous and hardy. Pkt. 5c, 
oz. IOC, 1-4 lb. 15c, lb. 30c. 

ROUND THICK LEAF— (See Cut.) Produces large, 
thick, dark green leaves possessing the valuable 
{juality of standing our severe winters with little 
injury. Pkt. 5c, oz. loc, 1=4 lb 15c, lb. 30c. 
VICTORIA— Extra dark, black green color, Pkt. 5c, 
oz. IOC, 1-4 lb. 15c, lb. 30c. 

VIROFLAY— Leaves large, thick. Pkt. 5c, oz. loc, 
1-4 lb. 15c, lb. 30C. 

NEW ZEALAND— This plant is different from the 
ordinary Spinach. It grows 1% feet high, the stems and leaves are soft, thick, 
flesjiy and of a crystalline appearance. Grows well during hot weather 
when the ordinary Spinach cannot be had. Soak the seed in hot water before 
planting. Pkt. 5c, oz. loc, 1=4 lb. 20c, lb. 60c. 




SQUASH. 



SPECIAL PRICE, In 10 pound lots or over we will supply seed of the follow- 
ing sorts, Round Thick Leaf, Long Standing, Prickly Seeded, Victoria, Viroflay 
or Bioomsdale at 18 cents per pound by express or freight. Purchaser pays 

the transportation charges. _ . „ . . 

meat ics +hiok and the seed cavif-n- ^^^^ ^^i" ^^^^ removed for cookin^r The 

S-owth Thi^saua^sh fs^^^ The green squashes can be used at any stage of their 

i[enIe'lypr?ducX"'Vk^^^^^^^^ "^^'^^t. Im- 



CULTURE— Sow in hills in the same 
manner and at the same time as cucum- 
bers and melons, the Bush varieties 
three to four feet apart, and the running 
kmds six to nine feet apart. 

Summer Sorts. 

CROOKNECK YELLOW— One of the best 
of the Summer Squashes. The plants 
are of true bush growth, very early 
fruiting and productive. The skin is 
yellow, thickly warted; the flesh has a 
greenish yellow color and is dry and of 
most agreeable flavor. Pkt. sc, 0Z4 loc, 
1=4 lb 2SC, lb 75c 

WHITE BUSH SCALLOPED— Grown al- 
most exclusively for first crop, as they 
ripen very early and are particularly de- 
sirable for early marketing. Pkt. gc, oz, 
IOC, 1=4 lb. 25c, lb. 75c. 
YELLOW BUSH SCALLOPED— Similarto 
the white Bush in evei-y way except 
color and markings. The skin is a 
creamy yellow. Pkt. sc, oz. loc, 1-4 lb. 
2SC, lb. 75c. 

Winter Sorts. 

BOSTON MARROW— This is a widely 
popular squash for autumn or winter use. Its color is a 
bright orange; flesh yellow, rich and sweet; form oval. The 
skin is thin, but it is a good keeper and excellent for pies. 
Pkt. sc OZ. IOC, 1-4 lb. 25c, lb. 8 sc. 

FORDHOOK— The flesh of this squash is very dry and sweet. 
It is one of the earliest of the winter varieties, and if stored In 
a cool, dry place will keep until the following June. The out- 
side color is bright yellow, insid ; color, straw yellow. The 





BUSH. 

GOLDEN HUBBARD, The best fall and winter Squash. 

This is a perfect, type of the green Hubbard, except 
in color, which is bright orange red, very showy 
and attractive. The fruits are uniform in size, 
weighing from 6 to 8 pounds, and in shape are like 
the green Hubbard. The flesh is deep orange, very 
dry, fine grained and of excellent flavor. Fruit ma- 
tures very early. Their keeping qualities are fully 
equal to the green variety, and they can be held 
over in good condition for spring use. Vines vigo- 
rous, productive. Pkt. ioc,oz.i5c,i°4lb.35C,lb. $1.25. 




GOLDEN HUBBARD, 




1E GOLDEN GRAIN BELT OF THE WORL 



i>3 



31 




SQUA5H==Concluded. 



CHICAGO WARTED HUBBARD— (See Cut.) This is sim- 
ilar in size and quality to the well-known Hubbard. 
Ail excellent keeper and of splendid quality. 
Pkt. 5C, oz. IOC, 1-4 lb. 35c, lb. $i.ag. 
GOLDEN BRONZE— fSee Cut.) A cross 
of the Bay State and Boston Mar- 
row. Size averaging from 8 to 10 
pounds; iine grained, very sweet and 
of delicious flavor. Pkt. loc, oz 15c, 
1=4 lb. 35c, lb. $1.25. 
HUBBARD— Well-known and liked for 
late- use; large size, color green, mark- 
ed with orange. Pkt. 5c, oz. loc, 1=4 
lb. 35c, lb. $1.25. 

riAMMOTH CHILI— (See cut page 30.) 
Large, round, flattened at the ends. 
Kind deep orange, flesh dark yellow, - 
thick and nntritious. Pk. 5c, OZ. iSC, 
1=4 lb. 50c, lb. $1.60. ^ 




CHICAGO WARTED HUBBARD. 



Prices quoted on Tomato seed include 
the prepayment of postage by us. If want= 
ed by express or freight, deduct loc per 
pound. 

One ounce for 1,500 plants, 1-4 pound 
to transplant for one acre. 



TOHATOES. 

Spanish — Tom ate. 
German — ^Liebesapfel. French — Tom ate. 

CULTURE — Sow in hotbed in early spring, or the seed may be sown in shallow boxes and placed m a 
window, where one does not wish to have the trouble of making a hotbed Transplant to the open 
ground when all danger of frost is past, setting the plants three or four feet apart each way. Some 
support should be provided for the plants, to keep the fruit from touching the t-ronnd; brush, hay or 
anything of the sort will answer the purpose, or they may be tied to stakes. Fruit may be had several 

„ ^. weeks earlier by sowing the seed quite early and transplanting to small pots; when these are filled 

with root'5 shift to a lare-er size and transplant to open ground when weather is warm and settled, shading from sun a day or two. As the 
^^ots arfnot S^t^^^^^^^ Our Extra Early Tree requires no support 

atalL andproducgs a most delicious tomato, solid and of the best llavor. ^ ENORMOUS-(See Cut.) Very solid. A large. 

smooth, bright red sort, four to five inches- 
in diameter. Thick through, solid, meaty^ 
skin smooth, highly colored and free from 
cracks. In the "most enoi-mous" fruits the 
form is oblong as though two were joined 
together; of strong gowtli and very pro- 
dtictive. Pkt. ioc,oz. 25c, 1=4 lb. 85c, lb. $3.00. 
FIRST OP ALL, MAY'S— For illustration and 
description see page 32 

FREEDOM — An extra early sort of superior 
quality. Its value lies not only in the actual 
time of ripening its first fruit, bttt that such 
enormous quantities of fruit can be gathered 
while most varieties are ripening only a few. 
The fruits are of good size, perfectly round, 
and remarkably handsome, smooth as glass. 
Pkt. IOC, oz. age, 1-4 lb. 85c, lb. $3.00 
GIANT TREE— For illustration and descrip- 
tion see list of sjJeCialties. 

GOLDEN QUEEN— A large, yellow variety, 
resembling Paragon in size and smoothness. 
Pkt, 5C, oz. igc, 1=4 lb. 50c, lb. $1 75 
HONOR BRIGHT— Fruit when fully ripe is a 
rich, bright red, but befoie reaching this 
stage it undergoes several changes. First 
a light green, then a waxy white, then lemon 
changing to red. A very attractive and 
•handsome variety, valuable for shipping on 
account of its solidity and long keeping 
qualities. Pkt sc, oz. 15c, 1-4 lb. 50c, lb. 




EXTRA EARLY TREE— (See Cut.) This is 
the variety so extensively advertised and sold 
at 25c per packet. It is certainly a 
splendid tomato, and worthy of a place 
in any garden. Many large growers prefer 
it to any other sort on account of Its earli- 
ness and quality. Fruit round, smooth, 
medium size. Another point that particul- 
arly recommends it is the fact thatit requires 
no support even when laden with fruit, the stifi: 
branches holding the tomatoes far above the 
ground. We have the true seed stock, and can 
supply it much lower than it was offered last 
season. Pk;t. loc, oz. 2sc. 1-4 85c, lb. $3.00. 
ACflE— Medium size, smooth. Color pur- 
plish pink. Pkt. sc, oz !5c,i-4>b-50C,Ib $1.75. 
ATLANTIC PRIZE— Desirable for general use. 
of large size, bright red, smooth. Pkt. SC» 
oz 15c, 1-4 lb. 40c, lb. $1.50. 
ARISTOCRAT DWARF— Erect, strong vine; 
large red fruits ot finest quality. Pkt. IOC, 
oz. 25c, 1-4 lb 85c, lb. .1! 3. 00. 
BEAUTY— Large, smooth, dark pinkish red, 
thick flesh, regular form. Pkt. 5c, oz. 15c, 
1-4 lb. soc, lb $1 75. 

CHAnPION DWARF— D warf compact MAY'S EXTRA EARLY _TREE, 

growth;quitedistinct,liketheAcme.Pkt.5c,oz.2SC, i=4ib. 75C, lb $3.75. 
CHAMPION DWARF SCARLET— Light scarlet color; prolific, early, good 
quality. Pkt. loc, oz. 250, 1-4 lb, 75c. lb. $2.50. 

CRIMSON CUSHION— This variety is of immense size, almost seedless, 
solid flesh, ripens thoroughly, an excellent shipper and unsurpassed 
for table use. It is more symmetrical in shape than the Ponderosa, 
and is much thicker through from stem to "blossom end;" in fact, so 
marked is this characteristic that it is frequently almost round. 
The color is brilliant scarlet crimson, untingcd with purple, 
ripening up almost completely to the stem. The "Crimson Cushion," 
like tne Ponderosa, is almost seedless, requiring from 10 to 12 bush- 
els of ripe fruit to produce one pound of seed, whereas, a pound of 

I seed is realized from 3 bushels of 

I ordinary t jmatoes. These figures 
I tell better than any description 
} the "seedless" character of this 
ii grand varie+y. The flesh is firm 
j and "meaty" and of superb qual- 
I ity. It is enormously prolific and 
\ early for so large a tomato. Pkt, 
i IOC, oz, 25c, 1-4 lb. 8sc, lb $3.00. 

EARLIANA— Produces plants of 
strong and vigorous growth, set- 
ting its fruit freely and in great 
abundance; very e.-irly, of large 
size, perfect form, bright red color 
and delicious flavor. It ripens 
clear to the stem; does not crack. 



$« 75' 

LEM0n'''BLUSH — A strong, vigorous grower, producing fruit of good 
quality. The skin is of a bright lemon yellow shade, ripens med- 
ium early, and can be depended upon to produce a good crop. 
Pkt. 5C, oz. 15c, 1-4 lb. 50c, lb. $1.75. 




Pkt. IOC, oz. 
lb. $4.50. 

FAVORITE— Vines 
Fruit oval and 
verv firm. Pkt. 
1=4 lb, 50c, lb. $i.7S< 



35c, 1=4 lb. $1.25, 



medium size, 
smooth, flesh 
5C, oz, 20c, 




ENORMOUS. 



fMAYS NORTHERN GROWN SEEDS BEST FOR ALL CLIMES^ 





FIRST OF All, I lAV »— (See Cut.) — A money maker tor g^ardeners. Leads all other varieties by nearly ten days in earliness. This marvelous 
Tomato has ueeii tested with nearlv everv known kmc! claiming earhness. and beatsthem all by a week to ten days. The fruit is of gcod size, 
smooLh, solid and ot the tinest tiavor. It is tqiiaily desirable lor both market and 
home use. It is the onl^- thoroughly first-class extra early variety for general use 
we have ever found, and none of our patrons who desire an extra early tomato 
should fail to secure the First of All. Pkt. loc. 02. 30c. 1-4 lb. $1.00, lb. $3.00 
OlAiSTTREE — Por illustration and description see list of specialties. 
SUCCESS — (See Cut.) A scarlet fruited vai-iety of fine quality, handsome appear- 
ance, large size and great productiveness. The vines are of strong, vigorous 
growth with abundant foliage. The fruits, set in clusters, average 3 inches in 
diameter and 2 to 2Mi inches tlirough from stem to blossom end. Color, brightest 
scarlet; perfectly smootli and free from cracks. The interior is very meaty,- of fine 
flavor. It ripens vpitii the second earlics jind yields abundantlj"- throughout the 
season. The handsome color, even size and great solidity of ''Success" make it an 
excellent market sort. Well adapted to canners use b3' reason of its rieh deep red 
color, solidity of flesh and desirable form for rapid peeling without waste. Pkt. sc, 
oz 20c, 1-4 lb. 75c, lb. $3.50. 

MATCHLESS— (See Cut.) A standard bright red main crop variety. A splendid 
keeper and shipper. Less liable to crack in wet weather than most sorts. Fine 
for market or table. The plant is a strong grower. The fruits are large, perfectly 
smooth, free from core, with very small seed cavity. Pkt. sc, oz 20c, 1=4 lb. 7sc, 
lb. $2.50. 

MAGNUS — Same color as Acme. Meditim early, perfect in form, grows large and 
attractive. Pkt. 5c, oz. 20c, 1=4 lb. 60c, lb. $2.25. 

MICHIGAN EARLY — Vines vigorous, very product! re; smooth, uniform in size and 
color, free from rot or cracking. Pkt. sc oz. 15c, 1=4 lb. 50c, lb. $1.75. 
MIKADO — Large, puT)Iish red; ripens e&rly. Pkt. sc, oz. 20c, 1=4 lb. 7SC, lb. $2,50. 
MINNESOTA EARLV- Skin smooth, of fine flavor. Pkt. 5c, oz. 20c, 1-4 lb. 7SC, 
!b $2.50. 

niNNESOTA QUEEN — Extra early, beautiful in shape and color; vines vigorous and 
very productive. Plants of good size, smooth and solid. Pkt. loc, oz. 20c, 1-4 lb. 
75c, lb. $2.so. 

NEW CENTURY— Distinct from other sorts. The fruit is of a fine, dark scarlet 
color, perfectlv smooth. Pkt. loc, oz. 20c, 1-4 lb 6oc, lb. $2.00. 

NEW STONE— Fruits large, soUd, bright scarlet. Pkt. 5c, oz. J5C, 1=4 lb. soc, lb $1.75. SUCCESS 
PARAGON— A second early, large, bright crimson. A healthy grower, free from blight. Pkt. sc, oz. 15c, 1=4 lb' soc lb. $i,7B. 
PERFECTION— Fruit large, round, smooth, handsome, red and of the finest quality. Pkt. 5c, oz 15c, 1-4 lb. soc lb. $1.75 

PONDEROSA — Of large size, often attaining a circumference of 18 inches, 
weighing 2, 3 and 4 pounds each. Perfect in form, tree from w^rinkles and 
fissues, smooth, solid and seedless; ripens thoroughly from centre -to skin. 
Color, glowing crimson. Fine for table use. Pkt. 5c, oz. 30c, i°4 lb. $1.00. 
lb. .$3.25. 

ROYAL RED— Fruits large, bright red. Pkt. sc, oz. 20c. 1=4 lb. 60c, lb. $1.75. 
RUBY EARLY — ^Very early, small size, of good form and color. Pkt. 5c, 
oz. ISC, 1=4 lb. soc, lb. $i.7S. 

TROPHY SELECTED— A standard sort Fruit large, smooth, solid, of good 
flavor. Color, deep rich red. Pkt. sc, oz, 20c, 1=4 lb- 6oc, lb, $2.00. 
TABLE QUEEN — As large as the Mikado Very smooth and perfectly round. 
The flesh is very solid, almost seedless, fine flavor, somewhat resembling the 
Ponderosa. Color a rich purplish crimson. Desirahle for table use. 
Pkt. sc, oz. 20c, 1=4 lb. 75c, lb. $2.2S. 
WALDORF— Flesh solid, of a dark rose color and of fine flavor, Pkt. loc, 
oz, 20c, 1=4 lb. 60c, lb. $2,oo. 

STRAWBERRY OR WINTER CHERRY— (See cut page 31.) (Husk Tomato.) 

Plants of low spreading growth and immensely productive. The small yel- 
low fruits are each enclosed in a htisk ot covering. When ripe the fruits ai-e 
half an inch in diameter, bright yellow and of very sweet flavor, highly 
esteemed for preserving or making pies. Pkt. loc, oz. 20 c, 1-4 lb. 6sc, lb. $2.50- 
CALIFORNIA PEACH— A distinct and attractive appearing tomato, highly 
desirable for preserving or table use. The fruits are 2 to 21^ inches in diam- 
eter, solid, rich and meaty. Pkt. 5c. oz. 20c, 1=4 lb. 6sc, lb. $2.25. ' 
PEAR RED— Fruit bright red, pearshape. Pkt. 5c, OZ.20C, 1=4 lb. 60c, lb. $2.25. 
PEAR YELLOW — Same as above except in color. Pkt. 5c, oz. 20c, 1=4 lb. 60c, 
lb. 2.2s. 

PLUn YELLOW — For preserving. The vines are of strong growth, and 
immensely productive, fruiting in clusters. The fruits average two inches 
in length and one inch in diameter, of a bright lencon yellow color. 
Pkt. sc, oz. 20C, 1-4 lb 60C, lb. $2.00. 

PLUM RED — Similar to the above except in color. Pkt. sc, oz. 20c, 
MATCHLESS. «=4 lb, 6oc, lb. $2.00. 




ROWN IN THE GOLDEN GRAIN BELT OF THE WORLD 





Turnips==White Flesh 
Sorts. 

German— Steckrube. French— Na-vet. 
Swedish— Rofva. Spanish— Nabo. 
I ounce to 150 feet of drill, 1-4 pound tc 

transplant for one acre. 
CULTURE— Turnips do the best in 
hig:hly enriched, sandy, gravelly oi 
light loamy soil. Commence sowing 
,the earliest "varieties in April, in drills 
from 1 2 to 15 inches apart, and thin 
out early to 6 or 8 inches in the rows , 
For a succession sow at intervals O! 
a fortnight, until the last week in 
July, from which time to the end 01 
August sowing may be made for the 
fall and main crops. 



At prices Quoted on Turnip seed, we prepay postage. If wanted by express or 
freight deduct loc per pound. 



BERLIN OR TELTOW— A small spindle shaped variety, largely grown 
for flavoring soups. Pkt. gc, oz. loc, 1=4 lb. iSC, lb. 50c. 
CHAMPION EXTKA EARLY— Very early, of fine flavor and a good 
keeper, flesh pure white, solid, tender and sweet. Pkt. sc, oz. loc, 
t'4 lb 20C, lb. 60c. 

COWHORN LARGE— Of rapid growth, long, white, in shape resembling 
a cowshorn. Pkt. 5c, oz. loc, s-4 lb. 15c, lb. 45c. 

CRYSTAL WHITE— fSee Cut.) A desirable sort for table use. Flesh is 
solid, crisp, fine grained and sweet. It grows rapidly, and as shown in 
our illustration is a pure white sort, almost round in shape, sometimes 
a trifle more oblong. The flesh is white, 
solid, crisp, and when cooked of the most 
delicious quality. In ordinary seasons it 
will mature in 5 to 6 weeks and while the 
bulbs are not quite so lai'ge as some 
sorts, they more than make upin quality, 
what little thej' lack in size. Pkt 5c, 
joz. IOC, 1=4 lb. 20C, lb.. 60c. 
KASHMYR, EXTRA EARLY— (See Cut.) 
An early variety of small size, . seldom 
exceeding three inches in diameter. The 
outer color is arich dark crimson scarlet, 
wfeile the flesh is pure white, crisp, tender 
and fine grained. Pkt. 5c^ oz. loc, 
l°4 lb. 15c, lb. 50c. 

MfLAN. EXTRA EARLY WHITE TOP— 

'jhe top is very small, upright and com- 
pact, so that the rows can be planted 
close together. The clear white roots 
are very smooth, symmetrical and beati- 
tiful. The flesh is white, tender and 
sweet. Pkt.sc.oz. 15c. I-4 lb 25c, lb. 750 
MILAN, EXTRA EARLY PURPLE TOP— 
Flesh solid, white, fine grained and of 
good quality. Pkt. sc, oz. loc. 1-4 lb. aoc, 
lb. 60 

MODEL WHITE— (See Cut.) A beautiful 
medium size white variety of turnip tITat is desirable for table use. 
Flesh white, solid, fine grained and entirely free from, the coarseness so 
often found in this class of vegetable. In shape it is rather more oval 
than round. We cannot too highly recommend it and hope none of our 
friends will fail to give it a trial this season. Take oUr word for it, it 
will please you. Pkt loc, oz. 15c, 1=4 lb 25c, lb. 75c. 

MUNICH, EXTRA EARLY— This handsome turnip is distinct from any 
other sort, growing entirely above the'ground. Color ptlre white, with 
a bright purplish red top. Pkt. 5c, oz. loc, 1=4 lb. 20c, lb. 50c. 






EARLY SNOWBALL, OR SIX WEEKS. 



NORFOLK, LAROe WmTtj— A stauaaru uem variety, grovvuigto an. 
immense size; one of the best for stock feeding. Pkt. 5c, oz. loc, 
1-4 lb. 15c, lb. 40C 

POMERANIAN, WHITE GLOBE— Fine either for table or stock 
feeding. Pkt. sc oz, loc, 1-4 lb. isc lb. 40c. 

PERFECTION WHITE— A choice white turnip that can be grown for 
fall and winter use. It is sweet, juicy, fine grained and tender 
Pkt. sc oz. loc, 1=4 lb. 20C, lb. 60c. 

PURPLE TOP STRAP LEAF FLAT— Tops small, bulbs mostly above 
ground; of medium size, flat and sugary; hardy, early and prolific 
Pkt. sc, oz. loc, 1=4 lb. 20c, lb. 40c. 
PURPLE TOP WHITE GLOBE— An early 
variety. Globe shaped; heavy cropper; 
in other words, similar to the Red Top 
Strap Leaf. Pkt. 5c, oz. loc, 1-4 lb. isc, 
lb. 45c. 

SEVEN TOP— This is in great demand 
through the Sotithern states, where it is 
grown for the tops, which^ are used for 
greens. It is remarkably hafdy and will 
grOw all winter, but fails to produce a 
good root, and can only be recommended 
for the tops. Pkt. 5c, oz. loc^ 
1=4 lb. 15c, lb. 40C. 

inPROVED SNOWBALL, OR SIX WEEKS— 

(See Cut.) A very beautiful meditim 
sized, perfectly round turnip for garden 
use. The roots are perfect in shape, tops 
short, with a single tap root. The flesh 
is snowy white, solid, crisp, tender and 
sweet and cf excellent flavor. One of the 
earliest varieties in cultivation, maturing 
in six weeks. Can be sown any time 
during the season, early or late. We 
recommend it to noarket gardeners be- 
cause its earliness and fine appearance 
make it a very profitable sort to grow. 
CADI V «njiTc r.iiT'.'H ^ oz. IOC, 1-4 lb. 15c, lb. 50C. 

EARLY WHITE DUTCH— Green Top. An earlv varietv that is very 
desirable tor home use. The roots are medium size, flat, tender and 
sweet. Pkt. 5c, oz. loc, 1-4 lb. 15c, lb. 40c. 

WHITE EGG— Egg shaped, with thin white skin, very solid, firm, 
wHi^p pf lx^m',-?r h' ^'c* iM flavor. Pkt. 5c, oz. loc, 1-4 lb. 20c, lb. 60c. 
WHITE FLA fDUl CH— Strap Leaf. Earlv, the roots medium size, flat; 
flesh white. Pkt. 5c, oz. loc, 1=4 ib. isc,"lb. 4sc. 

WHITE GLOBE- Strap Leaf. A large, round or ball shaped turnip, 
averaging six inches in diameter, with 
smooth, white skin. Flesh pure white, 
firm and crisp, and of excellent 
flavor. The leaves are quite long,, 
stiffly erect and of the strap leal 
type. Distinct from the cut leaf foliage 
of other large growing sorts. Pkt. sc, 
oz. IOC, 1-4 Ib. 15c, Ib. soc. 

Yellow Fleshed Sorts. 

ABERDEEN. YELLOW— Most extensively 
grown for feeding stock. It grows 
to a large size, is solid, nutritious and 
of the best keeping qualities. Pkt. sc, 
oz. ICC, 1-4 Ib 15c, Ib. 40C. 

AMBER OR YELLOW GLOBE— Hand- 
some, globular shaped. Color pale 
yellow, with greenish top. One of 
the best for •- general crop. either 
for table use or for stock. Keeps 
hard and brittle until late in the 
spring. Pkt. gc, oz. loc, 1=4 Ib. isc, 
Ib. 50c. 

GOLDEN BALL OR ORANGE JELLY— 

This is the most distinct yellow 
turnip we know. The flesh is of a 
very fine texture, making it one 
of the best table varieties. Its 
beautiful color and fine flesh hnve 
earned for it the synonym of 
"Orange Jelly," which well dej=cribes 
its appearance when ready for the table. 
The bulb is of medium size, with small 
tap roots, and is early in maturing. 
Pkt. sc, oz. IOC, 1=4 lb. ISC, lb 40c. 



RUTA BAQAS. 

Sow two to three pounds per acre. 
CULTURE— Ruta Baga seed should be sown 
three or four weeks earlier than that of the 
table Tarieties of turnips. The ground 
should be enriched with well-rotted manure 
and the seed so wn in drills inches apart 
and thinned out to 6 or 8 Inches in the rows. 
When the roots have fully matiired and be- 
fore scTcre weather sets in, pull, cut ofl the 
tops and store them in a root-cellar or pit. 
In some sections the seed is sown broad-cast 
and the Ruta Bagas are allowed to take 
their chances withthe weeds, but this method 
is seldom successful except on new clearing-. 
HAY'S IMPROVED AMERICAN PURPLE 
TOP— (See cut.) The garden favorite. A large 
and heavy yielder, hardy and productive. 
This magnificent variety is the result of care- 
ful selection. It is the' hardiest, most pro- 
ductive and nutritious variety in cultivation. 
Flesh ^yellow, of solid texture, sweet and 
well flavored; shape slightly oblong, termi- 
nating abruptly; color deep purple above and 
bright yellow under the ground; leaves small, 
with little or no neck, the most perfect form, 
the richest in flavor and the best in every re- 
spect, Pkt sc oz. IOC, I-4 lb. 15c, lb 40c. 
CARTER'S in PERIAL HARDY— (See cut .) An 
excellent sort either for table use or feeding 
stock. A purple top variety of large size; 
flesh :y;ellow, solid, firm, sweet and rich. 
There is no tendency to long necks, A heavy 
yielder, a.good keeper. Pkt. sc, oz. loc, 1=4 
lb. 15c, lb. 35c. 

HAY'S ELEPriANT— Grows to a very large 
size. The bulbs ai-e of smooth, oval form, 
slightly tapering at the ends, with short, 
small neck and comparatively small top. 
The skin is a dark red above the surface and 
a rich yellow below; flesh a deep j'ellow, fine 
grained and of excellent quality, verv hardy, 
productive. Pkt sc oz. loc, 1=4 lb. isc.lb. 450. 



AT PRICES QUOTED ON RUTA BAGA 
SEED we pay postage. If wanted by ex» 
press or freight deduct loc per pound. 




SKIRVING'S 
PURPLE TOP. 



CARTER'S HARDY— An English variety, 
highly recommended for producing ex- 
traordinary crops. Pkt. sc, oz. loc, 1-4 
lb. ISC, lb. 35c. 

LAING'S PURPLE TOP— Leaves cabbage- 
like and large; bulb nearly round; skitt 
smooth, yellow below and purple above. 
Flesh yellow, solid and of fine flavor, A. 
distinct sort and well adapted to south- 
ern culture. Pkt. 5c, oz. loc, 1=4 lb. iSCp 
lb. soc. 

HURST'S MONARCH— (See cut.) A large 
and heavy yielding yellow fleshed sort,, 
grown extensively for stock feeding; keep- 
ing qualities unsurpassed; roots large,, 
oval shaped, with short, small necks» 
and relatively small tops; flesh solid and 
fine grained. " Pkt. sc, oz. loc, 1-4 lb. isc^ 
lb. 40c. 

LARGE WHITE SHAHROCK— Hardy and 
productive; flesh white, solid, firm; keeps 
well. Pkt. sc, oz. IOC, 1-4 lb. isc, lb. 45C. 

SKIRVING'S PURPLE TOP— (See cut.) A. 
fine table or stock, feeding variety; fleshi 
solid and sweet; very heavy cropper^ 
and a good keeper. Pkt. sc. oz. loc, i-4i 
lb. 15c, lb. 40C. 

LARGE SWEET GERMAN- Next in yield 
and value to May's Improved American! 
Purple Top. It is of fine quality and 
widely grown. The flesh is white, firm 
and solid; grows to a large size and has- 
a very rich flavor. Pkt. sc, oz, loc, 1-4. 
lb. 15c, lb. 40C. 

WHITE FRENCH, Improved.— This Ruta. 
!]^aga grows to a large size and is most 
excellent fxjr table use or stock. The- 
flesh is firm, rich and of sweet, nutritious- 
quality. A heavy cropper and a good 
keeper. Pkt. 5c, oz. loc, 1-4 lb. isc, lb. 40c: 



TOBACCO. 



In making up our list we have endeavored to give only such sorts 
as were of special merit and certain to give satisfaction. 
CONNECTICUT SEED LEAF— Best adapted to the Southern and Middle 
states. Pkt. 5c, oz. 20c, 1-4 lb. 70c. 

HESTER— Recommended as one of the best for general cultivation. 
Pkt. sc. oz. 25c, 1=4 lb. 75c 

STERLING— Best adapted to the Northern states. Ripens early, makes 
finest wrappers. Pkt. sc, oz. asc, 1=4 lb. 7sc. 

TREE SEEDS. 

Many varieties are easily grown. It should also be remembered that while some kinds sprout at once, others require several weeks, and a 
few lie dormant a whole season. Evergreen seed should be kept in cool, dry sand. Those with hard shells should be planted in the autumn. The 
seeds of other deciduous trees should be planted from April to the middle of May in drills about 2 feet apart and covered about half an inch in. 
depth. Varieties marked thus o will do better if planted in the fall. ' 



LITTLE ORONOKO— A heavy cropper. Best adapted to the Middle 
and Southern states. Pkt. sc, oz. 2sc, 1-4 7SC. 

BIG HAVANA — Considered in the South one of the best that can be 
grown. Very earlv and a heavy yielder. Pkt. 5c, oz. ssc, 1=4 'b. 75C. 
BULLION— A well formed, fine fibered sort. Pkt. loc.oz. SOC, 1-4 lb. $1. so. 
BONANZA — A white Burley cros'* on Yellow Oronoko. Makes fine 
wrappers, fillers and cutters. Pkt. loc, oz. soc, 1=4 lb. $1.50. 



EVERGREEN TREE SEED. 

oz. lb. 

Arbor Vitae, American 20c $2.00 



2.00 
1. 00 
« 50 
2.00 
2.50 
2 00 



DECIDUOUS TREE SEED. 

oz. lb. 

'Ash, Green loc $1,00 

Birch, Ani'^rican White 20c 2.00 

Birch, European. loc 

Butternut 

Black Walnut .. ... 

Box Elder .. sc 

°Catalpa, Hardy loc 

'^Chestnut, Sweet 

Elm, American 20c 

Honey Locust, for hedges.. loc 



Balsam Fir 20c 

Red Cedar loc 

Norway Spruce iSC 

Austrian Pine 20c 

White Pine 25c 

Scotch Pine 20c 

DECIDUOUS TREE SEED. ' 
Ash, American White... loc $0.75 

Ash. Black or Water loc 1.00 j ..w-^w^ ^« „ f,-,.^. 

i ,»NoTE— American Elm and Soft Maple mature their seed early in the summer, and they should be planted immediately after droppinsr 



.40 
25 
.25 
.30 
1.00 
.30 
2 00 
40 



DECIDUOUS TREE SEED. 

oz. 

'Kentucky Coffee Tree loc 

Larch, European 20c 

'Linden, American..... loc 

'Locust, Yellow loc 

'Maple, Norway loc 

'riaple. Sycamore loc 

'riaple, Sugar loc. 

Maple, Soft loc 

Mulberry, Russian .... ,..4oc 
Osage Orange, for hedges loc 



lb. 
•75 

2.00 

1. 00 

,40 
•50 
.50 

.75 
.40 
4.00 
,60 



^DECIDUOUS SHRUB SEEDS. 



oz Ib> 

Berberry, Common loc $0.75 



°Berberry, Purple 15c 1.50 

Calycanthus loc 1.25 

Privet, Common loc .75^ 

Privet, California isc 1.25 

Snowball isc 1 00 

"Buckthorn ..loc 1.00* 




PRICES QUOTED ON FARfl SEEDS. 
By the pound include the prepayment of 
postage by us. Farm Seeds by the peck, 
bushel or bag, we do not deliver free, but 
are sent by express or freight, customers 
paying transportation charges, in ail cases 
we secure the cheapest rates, making no 
charge for packing, cartage, bags or delivery 
to any railroad station or express office in 
St. Paul. 



MARKET CHANQES. Owing to the unsteady condition 
©f the markets this season, prices are constantly changing. 
The prices given here are those ruling at the time when 
this catalogue was published, Jannary ist. Should our 
prices on any item seem high, we would consider it a 
favor if our customers in making up their order for Farm 
Seeds in large quantities would write us, and we will be 
pleased to quote prices ruling at the time received, or we 
will fill all orders at lowest market prices, as it is our inten- 
tion to meet the competition of all reliable firms. 



NOTE. — We pay particular attention to 
this department of our business. These 
seeds are selected with special reference to 
their quality. Customers may rely on our 
exertions to furnish all seeds fresh, pure 
and free from noxious or foreign seed. The 
seed we offer is all re=cl,eaned by the best 
up=to=date machinery. 



Australian Salt 
Bush. 

A Forage Plant »or Alkali Soils, 
and for Regions Subject to Periodic 
Drought. (See Cut.) This is a 
tnost wonderful forage plant, as 
it will grow freelj' in arid and al- 
Icali lands that will produce no 
other vegetation, yielding a niar- 
velously liberal foliage which is 
eagerly eaten by all kinds of stock. 
It is of creeping habit. Prom 20 
to 30 tons of green fodder have 
laeen harvested from one acre. It 
has further been proven that after 
three or four crops have been 
grown on alkali land the soil is 
then capable of producing any 
other vegetation. In manj' sec- 
tions of the states this is in itself 

of priceless value. This plant has been very extensively 
tried at the California Experimental Station, where single 
plants, grown on the poorest alkali ground, have reached 
a, diameter of 16 feet in one season. One pound of Seed, 
will sow an acre. It grows readily from seed and requires 
-no cultivation. Pkt. loc, oz. 2oc, i=4 lb. 45c, lb. $1.35; post= 
paid, 10 lbs. $12.00. 

ARTICHOKE ROOTS. 

fiianf Wllif^* (See cut.) The greatest hog food 
YTllIL-C;. known, attracting much atten- 
tion on account of their great fattening properties (over 
one thousand bushels having been grown on one acre.) 

Thev need not be dug in the fall; the hogs should be turned 
otv them, and will help themselves by rooting for them.. 
They are also said to be a preventive of hog cholera and 
other diseases; highly recommended for milk cows, increas- 
ing tlie vield of milk. Three to five bushels will plant an acre. 
Thev may be planted same as potatoes. Plant in April or 
May, in rows 3 feet apart, and 2 feet apart in the row,, 
and cover about 2 inches deep. Lb. 30c, 4 lbs. $1.00, by mail 
postpaid; pk. soc, bu .$1.50, bbl. of 3 bu. (enough for 
acre) $3 50 

BUCKWHEAT. 

Japanese, 11 

The most productive 
and profitable variety 
in cultivation. 
Prom % bushel of 
seed sown a crop 
of 40 bushels has 
been harvested. 
Ln color the grain 
is a rich, dark 
brown. Flour 




AUSTRALIAN SALT BUSH. 





ARTICHOKE, GIANT WHITE. 



BUCKWHEAT JAPANESE 



from Japanese buckwheat is 
fully equal in quality to that 
from any other variety. It 
ripens a week earlier than Sil- 
ver Hull, and yields two or 
three times as much. Excellent 
for bees. Lb 25c, postpaid; pk. 
soc ,bu Si. 25, 2 1=2 bu. $2.90. 

Silver Hull. 

An old standard sort that ri- 
pens early and is a laeavy yiel- 
der on all kinds of soils; seldom 
affected by drought. The berry 
is of a light, silver gray color. 
The flour is whiter and more 
lutrltious than that made of 
Che common sorts. Lb. 2sc, 
postpaid; pk. soc, bu. $1.25,2 1-2 
bu. $2 90. by express or freight. 



NorthvilleS. D., reports 240 bushels 
of Manshury Barley on 5 acres. The 
heads are long, filled with plump ker- 
nels, and the straw is extra strong. 
It is a six rowed variety, and, tested- 
with other sorts sold at high prices, 
it has outyielded all of them, and we 
believe it the very best sort that can 
be grown for general crop. It seems 
to succeed on all kinds of soils, but 
tests show that it gives the best 
results on lands that are more sandy 
and much lighter than those adapted 
for wheat. It ripens very early, gen- 
erally a week or ten days ahead of 
the common six rowed variety, and 
is consequently exceedingly desirable 
for the Northern states. It is 
superior to any other variety for malt- 
ing, and is consequently always 
in demand and invariably brings a 
high price. Sow 2% bushels to the 
acre. Lb. 2sc, postpaid; pk. 40c, , 1>u. 

Si. 10, 5 bu. or over$i.oo. 
per bu. by exp. or freight. 

New Beard- 
I less Barley. 

' The earliest barley 
known; if sown the 
twentietli of March will 
. ripen about the tvventy- 
- eight of June; straw 
same length as common 
barley, will stand up 
on any land; has pro- 
duced 80 bushels per 

. acre. Sow as early as 

you can, frost will not hurt it. 
It is beardless, handles as easy as 
oats, and makes a stronger feed. 
Lb. 20c, postpaid; pk. 40c, bu. $1.25, S 
bu or over Si. 10 per bu. by express or 
freight 

Highland Chief Bar= 

IgV tiew and distincttwo rowed 
• variety. A very robust, vig- 
orous grower. Straw strong, up- 
right; yields from 50 to 60 bushels 
per acre; usually weighs over 50 
pounds to the measured bushel. 
Less liable to be damaged by wet 
than other kinds. 

Lb. 20c, postpaid; pk. 40c, bu $1.25, 
5 bu. or over $1.10 per bu. by express 
or freight. 



Manshury Barley. 

THE HEAVY CROPPING MAN= 
SHURY BARLEY. 
The famous variety so highly re- 
commended by Prof. Henry, of the 

Wisconsin Agricultural College. 
We believe' no variety ever in- 
troduced has given such perfect 
satisfaction in all parts of the 
country as Manshury Barley Pro- 
fessor Henry says in his report 
that Manshury still haads the list 
in productiveness. Yields of from 
50 to 60 (li; 
bushels 
per acre 
are often 
reported. 
A leading 
farmer of 



\1 



MANSHURY. 



> M AV S NORTHERN GROWN SEEDS BEST FOR ALL CLIMES <j 




BROMUSINERMIS 

OR BROHE GRASS, THE WONDER= 

FUL RUSSIAN FORAGE GRASS. 
Full cultural instruction mailed free on application. 

DESCRIPTION— It originated in Russia,^ and _ is 
recommended on account of themannerm whicli 
it has stood on the Hungary plains, where the 
drv, sterile nature of the country and tlie long- 
continued droughts make so many plants suc- 
cumb. This Bromus, however, stands well, and 
has been known lor thirty years to stand when 
such robust crops as alfalfa have been destroyed. 
It gives a luxuriant crop, particularly on fresk 
sandy loam soil, and where the cliniateis warm. 
It is found that animals eat it greedily, whether 
in the green or the dry state, so that it can be 
mown or saved for winter use. The seed is sown 
in the earlv spring. It is also useful in filling up 
gaps where alfalfa or clover crops have failed. 
It will stand under favorable conditions for 
twelve vears, and give as much food in one 
month as alfalfa gives in three months. Lb, 30c, 
3 lbs 8sc, postpaid; 18 pounds, enough for one 
acre, .$3.00; 100 lbs. $14.50. 50 pound lots at 
loo pound rates. 



A FIELD OF BROMUS INERMIS. 




BROOIVl CORN. 



MPORTANT. We offer only one grade, the 
best. Do not be tempted by low offers. Cheap 
prices mean inferior seeds. One pound of good 
seed will go farther tnan two pounds of the 
lower grades The seed we offer is from our 
own direct importation from Russia, and can 
be relied on. 15 to 18 pounds is sufficient for 
one acre. The chea per grades require from 
25 to 30 pounds per acre. 



^t^^tict»\f^m Ce\fn Pronounced one of the very 
^CrUbctlCm ^Urn. best and most certain grain 

crops for dry sections, and in the southwest claimed to be - 

superior to tlie Famous Kaffir com, which is having such immense sales at the present time. It attains a. 
height of 3 feet and makes a large head of one main stalk and several smaller heads on the side. In good 
seasons often as high as 8 or 9 heads will be seen on one stalk. The grains are pure wbite, almost flat» 
Sow 3 or 4j lbs. to the acre. " Lb. 25c; 3 lbs. 70c postpaid. 

BROOM CORN. 

V^-SJf^fcrt'f^f^-n {Minnesota grown.) This variety is more generally grown than any other sort on ac- 
l^VClgl chilli count of the color and quality of brush. The brush is of good length, always green; 
when ripe it does not get red and has no center stalk, which is most desirable to broom corn growers and 
mantifacturers. We offer carefully selected stock of this variety, and know that it is certain to give satisfac- 
tion. Lb. 2SC, postpaid; 10 lbs. 7sc, 25 lbs. $1.25, 50 lbs. $2.00, 100 lbs. $3.50. 

P\/f*t*0*l*f^f^n Tf^nrK^CCf^f* of fine quality, good length and handsome appearance; cut before the 
L^Vv^i^i^^it 1 seed is ripe it is a beautiful pea green color, ripens early and yields 

heavy crops. Lb. 2sc. postpaid, 10 lbs. 60c, 25 lbs, .$1.25, 50 lbs. $2.25, 100 lbs. $4.00. 

I if nfn in C\C\\t\f^tt This variety has been carefully selected and improved so that the brush is 
wailti^l llld. VIVflMtll, straight and long, a very large porportion of it being suitable for hurl. It 
is of fine quality, of light green color, turning to light yellow when allowed to become too ripe. Brush 
straight and long. Lb. 250 postpaid; 10 lbs 60c, 50 lbs. $2.25, 100 lbs. $4,00. 

riwJlff Pvf^l'crfP'Pn Grows from three to four feet high, with straight smooth brush; principally 
UWCKi 1 v^i ^1 ^^1A> used forraaking whisks and brushes. Lb. 25c, postpaid; 50 lb. $2.75, 100 lbs. $5.00. 
I^fkri nfkcp By <"ar the quickest growing variety that was ever introduced, and tests prove that it will 
«JCi.|7CVii&9«^. mature in 75 days w^hen planted late. One grovver states that it was planted the middle 
«f July and ready to cut by the first of October, Largely grown in the Southwestern states. Lb. 25c post- 
paid; 10 lbs. 6sc, 50 lbs. $2.35, 100 lbs. $4.00. 

DESCRIPTION OF OUR CHOICE KAFFIR CORN. 

Yields heavily even on the poorest soils. This wonderful forage plant has become very popular in all sections 

of America the past three years and is highly recommended by the leading agriciiltural writers. It is a vari- 
ety of non-saccharine sorghum 
aiid distinct from all others of 
this class. It does not stool 
from the roots, but branches 
from the top joints, producing 
two, three and four heads of 
grain from each stock. The 
average height on good land 
is about 5 feet, but the stalks 
are very strong and never 
known to blow down in 
ordinary wind storms. It has 
the valuable quality of resisting 
drouth, and if the growth is 
checked ior want of moist- 
ure, the plant waits for rain 
and then at once resumes its 
progi-ess without any apparent 
detriment to its condition; in- 
deed, reports show that it has 
never failed to produce a good 
crop in the most disastrous 
seasons. The whole stalk, as 
well as the blades, cures into 
excellent fodder, and in all 
stages of its growth is avail- 
able for green feed. All kinds 
of cattle are fond of it. Kaffir 
Corn may be planted very 
early in the spring, and 
should be sown in rows about 
3 feet upart, using about 
three or four pounds per acre. 
It can be grown as far north 
as Minnesota, and is there- 
fore desirable for cultivation 
in all parts of this country. 
Pkt. (3 oz.) IOC. lb. 25c, 3 lb. 70C, 
postpaid; 10 lbs, 650, 50 lbs. 

$2.00; ,00 lbs. $3.50. KAFFIR CORN. 







MAYFIELD EARLIEST ^ENGRAVED FROfll A PHOTOGRAPH. 

FiELD CORN== White Dent Sorts. 



M^ivfipirfl F^furllf^af ^ new Drought Proof, White Dent Corn. 
liULaj ik^iK* a-^cai lltot, inti-od need for the first time last season, ] 



(75 days.) Early, prolific, good 
size ear and small cob. Ears aver- 
aging 9 to 15 inches in length, 
12 to 14!rowed, wellfilled out to 
the tips, a rich golden yello-w. Lb. 250, pk. 60c, bu. $175. bas: (2 1=2 bu.) $4 00. 
L^J«-.V«. DVi<1S«^ An extra early red flint, Taluable for the North; 
IVing r^nilip. matures in 90 days. Ears eight i-owed, 9 to 12 inches 
long. Lb. 2SC, pk soc, bu. $1.60, bag(2 1-2 bu.)S3.7S. . . , 

I <;i.>«rv-fz>1lr\i-sr An eightrrowed sort, with ears 12 to 15 inches in length, 
l;*^t|nglCllUW •■. 1:^ inches in -diarnjater- - Small cob. Lb. 25c, postpaid; 
pk. 50c, bu. $1.60, bag (2 1=2 bu.) $3-75. ^ ' . . .^^ , -..t. 

Well adapted to the North. An eight-rowed corn, with ears 
ITlCrC-Cr. 12 to 15 inches in length and IV2 inches m diameter. 
Lb. 2SC, postpaid; pk. 75c, bu. $i.7S, bag (2 1-2 bu.) $4.00. 

C^**/Ce^^»A^^ W/hii-o It is qnite early, with large sized ears. Lb. 250, 

bandiora s wniie. postpaid? pk. 50c. bu. ?i.6o,bag (2i2bu.) $3.75. 

nr*<i«««^«^t<i A very early flint variety, bright yellow in color, maturing 
i riUinpn* in from so to 90 days. Ears 18 inches in length, 14, to 16 
rowed. Lb. 25c, postpaid; pk. 50c, bu. $1.75, bag (2 1=2 bu.) S4.00. 



This excellent variety,. 
, possesses so many good- 
points that we unhesitatingly pronounce it the best White Dent variety in existence. Theplant is 
strong, deep rooted and stocky, enabling it to withstand drought in a remarkable manner. Tlie 
corn matures 80 days from planting. This renders it invaluableto the farmers of the Northwest. 
It is a heavy yielding variety, nearly all stalks bearing two ears, sonic three, and but verj- few less 
than two. The kernels are very deep, the cob yery small, It will yield more shelled "corn per 
acre than any variety we have ever grown. The kernels are plump, harrt and well matured clear to 
the tip of the ear. It makes most excellent flour, being pearly white, fine grained and of excellent 
flavor. The ears are of medium length, with from 14. to 16 closely setrow^s of kernels. It Is the 
Earliest,Hardiest. Most Productive, Most Beautiful, High Bred, PureWliite DentCorn everintroduced^ 
and will prove of inestimable value to the farmers of the Northwest. Lb. 25c postpaid, pk. 65c, 
bu. $1.75. bag (2 1=2 bu.) $4.00, b>^ express or freight. 

RonflflTfl (100 days.) Yields heavily on all kinds of 
ljyJH<M.lM£da.^ soils. The grains are of enormous size^ 
broad, quite deep, cob small. The stalks bear from two to 
three large ears. Lb. 250, postpaid; pk. 50c, bu. $1.60, 
bag (2 1=2 bu.) $3-75. by express or freight. 

Champion White Pearl. SLtTnl titl7. 

ingin 90 to 100 days. Cobs small, white. The grain is 
extra long, very heavy and compact. Lb. 2sc, postpaid; 
pk. soc, bu. $1.50. bag (2 1=2 bu.) $3.50. 

HiirLritf'V l^ino* (^^^ days.) A mammoth white 
IIIUIVUI^ EVIll^. dent that will mature in about 110 
days. Lb 25c, postpaid; pk. soc, bu. $1.50, bag (2 1-2 bu.) $3.50. 

Minnesota White Dent, J^t.^Elrs |ooi 

size, kernels long, deep, growing very compact. A vigorous 
grower. Lb. 250, postpaid; pk, soc, bu. $1.50, bag^ 
(2 i-a bu.) 83-50. 

Snow White Dent. *° '^'^ ^^^^-^ 



FLINT SORTS. 
Compton's Early. 



bines pure and very white 
color with large size, compactness and smoothness of grain,, 
with sure maturity; ears medium. Lb. 25c, postpaid; pk. soc» 
bu. $1.50, bag (2 1-2 bu.) $3>50« 




The Corn for the Extreme North. 

The greatest of all the flint varieties. Ears l^^^^, of nch ye^^ 
low color. Enormousty productive, out=yieIding any coi n vve 
have ever grown. Will prove to be of the greatest^ Ihe flint^ 
farmers of the far North. Ripens earlier than any of the mntb. 
Don't fail to try it if you want a 
big yielding flint . corn. Lb. 2SC, 3 
lbs. 70c, postpaid: pk. 50c, bu. $1.60, 
bag (2 1-2 bu.) $3.75. 



E|^M^:S NORTHERN GROWN SEEDS BEST FOR ALL CLIMES^ 





IMPROVED LEAMING. Minnesota Grown. (Engraved from a Photograph.) 



CORN, Yellow Dent Sorts. 



A V411tlH *1 fl/^fi For illustration and description 
J^UUllUclUCC. see Ust of specialties pa.are 6. 
Lb. 2SC postpaid, pk. soc, bu $1.75, bag (214 bu.) $4.00= 

£xtra Early Dakota Queen. Sf^|) 

{8s Days.) Minnesota Grown. THE HEAVIEST YIELD- 
ING. EXTRA EARLY YELLOW DENT CORN. A VAL= 
UABLE VARIETY FOR THE NORTHERN STATES, 
RIPENS IN ABOUT 85 DAYS FROM PLANTING. It is, 
beyond a doubt, the earliest Dent Corn ever introduced, 
and is the most valuable addition to the list of corn in 
many years. It is of a bright yellow color, small ear 
and cob, with a very lon^, deep grain. Lb. 25c. post= 
paid; pk 50c, bu$i.6o, bag (2% bu,) S3.7S- 

Earliest of All, May's. Jfe^o^t^iro^^: 

One of tlie earliest of the yellow dent sorts. 10 to 12 
rowed. Produces as great a weight per acre as any 
«ort we know of, Well adapted to heavy and light 
land. Lb. 250, postpaid, pk 50c, bu.Si.so, bag(2V^bu)$3.so. 

Early Golden Dent. i\'loSt'ide, 

"bright golden yellow color. 12 rowed. Lb. 25c, post= 
paid; pk 40c, bu. $1.40, bag (214 bu.) S3.25. 
nolflpn Rp^lllfv (110 Days ) Tlie ears are 
VJOlUeil DCd-ULy, of perfect shape, with from 
10 to 14) straight rows of bright golden yellow grains, 
Temarkable for their size. The cobs are well iilled to 
i:he extreme end The qualitj' of the grain is superior 
"to most sorts, and it is therefore very desirable for 
grinding into meal. Lb. 2Sc, postpaid; pk. 40c, bu. $1.40, 
bag {2^/2 bu.) §3.25 1. 

Golden Surprise. gVS.TJil&s ,?d\! 

cats ve of its name, and is, indeed, a genuine surprise 
-to all who behold it. Beautiful in its rich, golden color 
and even size from butt to tip of ear. Certain in its 
maturity. Profitable in its depth of grain and small 
percent of waste of cob. Stalks short and strong, with 
"broad, closely set leaves, which make it a superior 
fodder corn. Lb 25c, postpaid; pk 40c, bu $1.40, bag 
(2% bn.) $3.35. 

Huron Dent Extra Early. 

grown. Grain deep golden yellow and large, while the 
coh is very small. Lb. 25c, postpaid; pk. 50c, bu. $1.50. 
bag {xVs bu.) $3,50. 

King of the Earliest. ^m%io ^t. 

stalks grow 6 to 7 feet high, ears from 7 to 9 inches 
long, very deep, soft grain and small red cob. 12 to 16 
rowed. Valuable for the extreme north. Lb. 25c, post- 
paid; pk. 50c, bu. .$1.50, bag (21/0 bu.) $3.50. 

Iowa Gold Mine. S'J./Trie ytnoZtnt 

that is valuable for parts of Iowa and the 2v'Iiddle 
States. The grain is deep, a golden yellow color, ears 
of good size. Cob small. Lb 250, postpaid; pk 40c, 
bu. $1.40, bag {2V0 bu.) $3,25. 



Improved Learning, jrercuTj^lo "dlys.i 

A carefully improved strain of the old variety. By careful 
selection from year to year we have produced this new 
strain. The ears are large and handsome, with deep large 
grain, of an orange yellow color, cob red, stalks medium 
size, tapering gradually, generally producing two good 
ears each. Lb. 25c, postpaid; pk. 50c, bu $$1.50, bag (23^bu.) 
$3.50 

I initio* Apopularstandardsort; vervproductive. 
l^^dllllH^* Ears long, cob small, the' stalks are leafy, 
makes excellent fodder. Lb. 25c, postpaid, pk. 40c, bu. 
$1.40, bag (2% bu ) $3.35. 

Minn£»<5ftt?l Kino* ^^^^ % natural size.) 

iTl.lUlflC^Ut,cl fVllIg. Minnesota grown. A fam- 
ous half dent, eight=rowed corn. This was introduced a 
number of years ago and has steadily increased in favor 
since its introduction, and we consider it one of the most 
valuable sorts ever grro\\'n for the Northern States While 
there are many varieties- that in good years will yield as 
much as Minnesota King, there are very few, we think, 
that will, year in and year out, produce as heavy a crop 
as this sort. The ears are quite large, cobs small, kernels 
yellow, broad, long and set very closely on the cob. On 
account of its healthy and vigorous growth in its early 
stages of gro%vth, it can endure more drought, heat and 
cold weather, and being extremely early it is soon out of 
danger of frost. The stalks grow to a medium height, are 
firm and well rooted, withstanding the strongest winds. 
Lb, 25c, postpaid; pk. soc, bu $1.50, bag (2^/2 bu.) $3.50. 

ninnesota Number Thirteen. ^j,Ta 

grown. This is a new early variety of yellow dent corn. 
It is a full 16 rowed yellow dent corn, with kernels packed 
closely upon the cob, well filled frem tip to tip* Lb. 25c, 
postpaid; pk. goc, bu $1.50, bag (2V2 bu.) $3.50. 

Northwestern Dent, g^'own?'! t^S^^wll 

sort. Grows'strong, rank, quick and makes a fine appear- 
ing shelled corn. The grain is of a bright yellow color, 
and with us this variety produced fully ripened ears in 
eighty days. It is excellent for cool short seasons for the 
extreme north. Lb 25c, postpaid, pk. soc, bu. $1 75, bag 
(2:14 bu.) $4.00. 

Pride of the North Days.) Minnesota 

fl lUC Ul UllC i^UrUII, grown. A valuable var- 
iety for the North; matures early Planted as late as July 
4th it has fully matured by October ist. The ears are from 
8 to 10 inches long, 14 to 16 rowed The kernels are 
closely set and of a light orange color. Stalks six to eight 
feet. Lb. 2SC, postpaid; pk. 50c, bu, $1.50, bag (2% bu.) $3 50. 
^llf<* CiTin Minnesota grown. For illustration 
OUIC V^IUp. see inside front cover, 
see page 6. Lb. 25c, postpaid; pk. soc, 
(2Va bu ) $4.00. 

White Cap Yellow Dent. ,^iEd?rot^i"t 

stricken sections. Bars large, sixteen to eighteen rowed. 
Stalks stout, 6 to 7 feet high, with abundant foliage. Ears 
average 8 to 10 inches in length, cob small. White Cap 
Yellow Dent wili be appreciated by those living in drought- 
stricken districts, and by farmers who have poor, thin soil on 
their farms. Lb. 25c, postpaid; pk. 40c, bu.$i.40, bag(2^bu.) 
?3 2S. 



For description 
bu. $1.75, bag 





niNNESOTA KING. 
2-3 Natural Size, 





EXTRA EARLY DAKOTA QUEEN. Ear Natural Size. 



CR OWN IN THE GOLDEN GRAIN BELT OF THE W ORL I 



A RECORD ONEQOALED. 

The teed we offer of this variety is grown at our Mayfield Seed Farms, 
substantiating the fact that this sort will mature as far north as the cen- 
tral part of Minnesota. 

A*CK*d Rose» Yates County, ]V. Y., raised 213 bushels of shelled Mastadou 
Corn, on one acre. A hea^dcr yield by over twenty-five per. cent 
than any other variety. 

We are Headquarters for this Com. 

^ed Newman, Ferry, Mich., writes: From four quarts of your Early Masta- 
don Seed Com I raised 98 bushels. Your seed gives perfect satisfaction. 

Don't Grow a Poor Yieldinsr Corn 
when for a little more you can buy 
our Heavy Yielding Early Mastadon. 

THE WONDER OF THE CORN WORLD. 

Since its introduction more seed of this variety has been sold than any 
sort ever Introduced, and more buslisls of it are now used by the seed trade 
in filling- orders than any other variety of field corn. This, in itself is a o-reat 
recommendation for the merit of the Mastadon corn. The Mastadon corn has 
the longest grains and largest ears of any 100-day corn in cultivation and 
will outyleld anj* corn in the world. In the celebrated American Agricultur- 
ist corn contest it far outyielded every other yellow corn in America Alfred 
Rose, of Yates County, N. Y., grew on one acre 15,898 pounds of ears or 213 
bushels of shelled corn, and George Gartner, Pawnee County, Neb grew 
from, one acre 11,380 pounds of ears of 171 bushels, of shelled corn The 
largest yield of corn ever known in Ohio was a field of Mastadon grown on 
the Sage farm in 1894. We can produce any . amount .of testimonials .from 
reliable farmers of yields of over l-OO bushels shelled corn per acre ' It is the 
strongest grower and largest yielding corn in cultivation. It husks easy for 
so large a corn and shells easy, and has the longest grains of any kind we 
know of. , Any one wishing proof of the above yield can obtain same hv 
writing Alfred Rose^ of Penn Yan, Yates County, N. Y. We have each year 
carefully selected our stock of this corn until now we have a fixed pure tvpp> 
of this wonderful yielding corn, and to obtain the genuine pure stock direct 
from the originator boy only of us. 1.600 grains have been counted on one 
cob. Ears average 9 to 11 and 13 Inches long, 30 to 36 rows on the cobs, 
many stalks bearing 3 to 5 large earss, some ears weighing 3 lbs. each and 
the most handsome shape ever seen. We do not think too much can be 
claimed for this wonderful variety. T.h. aSe, postpaid; pk. 50c, bu. $1.50, bag 
{2y2 bu.) $3.50. 10 bu. $14.00. V o , 

Iowa .Silver Mine a standard variety of White Dent Corn, which is 
l!: . , . . 7 V ^* remarkable for its large yields. Two lit. nd red and 
lifteen bushels of sheued corn were grown on an acre. Stalks grow to a height of seven 
to eight feet, ears set three and one-half to four feet from the gronnd. The ears are 
uniform in size and shape, with 16 to 20 rows of pure white kernels set on a small, 
white cob; ears welllilled from butt to tip. The cob dries out rapidly, so th^it it is 
ready for market very early. Seventy pounds in the ear will make 62 pounds shelled. 
It IS hardy, a great drought resister and will give satisfation wherever planted. 
Lb. 2SC, postpaid; pk. 40c, bu $1.40, bag (a 1-2 bu.) $3.25. 



>MAYS NORTHERN CROWN SEEDS BEST FOR ALL CLIMES^ 




BRANCHING YELLOW HiLO iViAlZE. 

BRANCHING YELLOW MILO 

M A 1 7 C (See Cut.) Grows from 9 to 12 
I Inl&iUk feet high, stooling from the 
ground, sending out shoots from the joints. 
Seed heads grow to great size, often weigh- 
ing 3-4. of a pound, sometimes a full pound 
after ripe. Being allied to sugar cane, cattle, 
liorses and hogs will eat it readily. Tests 
show that during the severe drought, corn 
•dried up within a few feet of it; the Branch 
ing Milo suffered but little. Three to five 
pounds will plant an acre. Lb. 25c, postpaid; 
10 lbs. 60c, 100 lbs. $5.00. 

MAY'S PROLIFIC COW PEAS 

(See Cut.) Cow peas are to the South what 
clover is to the North and what Alfalfa is to 
i;he West. There is now a widespread dis- 
position to plant cow peas farther north 
than formerly on account of their qiiick 
.growing habit and their great value for en- 
silage and soil improvement pur- 
poses. It has strong roots and heavy 
loliage, possessing great fertilizing powers. 
It draws its nourishment very heavily 
from the air, and returns it in a 
richer measure to the soil, thereby enrich- 
ing it to a degree that is remarkable. !n the 
cow pea we have a fertilizer and a food at the 
same time. If not desired as a fertilizer, it 
makes a fine fodder for cattle'. The cow 
pea ranks very high as a soil enricher, gath- 
ering immense quantities of nitrogen from 
-the atmosphere. The ripe peas contain no 
less than 18% per cent of digestible protein. 
The vines properly cured are a most 
valuable fodder for cattle and sheep, being 
richer in isrotein and fatthan'the best clover 
hay. This is not exactly a pea, but belongs 

more 
prop, 
erlv to 
t ii e 
bean 
family. 
It requires 



CORN, Ensilage Sorts. 

r*«ifian ili'trt't Unequaled in yield and unsurpassed in quality. The grains 
wtlUclll VJlctllLa are pure white, very large, broad and long, showy and of 
good vitality. The fodder grows on the stalks in great quantities and of fine flavor, 
tender and sweet. Lb. 25c, 3 lbs. 70c, postpaid; pk. 50c, bu. $1.25, bag (2 1=2 bu.) $3.00. 
TifxA Cf\ly A large, white, heavy cropping variety, producing from 50 to 70 
BvCU \^KJtJ» tons per acre. The fodder is sweet, tender, juicy and said to con- 
tain more nourishment than any other variety. It grows from 14 to 15 feet in 
height. Lb 250, postpaid; pk. 40c, bu. Si.oo, bag (2 1=2 bu.) $2.25. 

W/hii^fk Cr\h A pure white fodder corn; ears of an immense size, makingita 
VV lllVC WUU. very good variety for feeding cattle during the winter months. 
Lb. 2SC, postpaid; pk. 40c, bu. $1.00, bag (2 1-2 bu.) $2.25. 

I A RP A M (Glycine Hispida.) The Soja Bean is fast coming.to the front as a 
*D\J%S/\ L'ti'f^i^ 'great soil enricher and as a food for fattening hogs and cattle, 
both in the green and dry state. Grows nearly 4 feet in height, heavily' podded and 
has yielded over 10 tons per acre. It is a valuable fodder variety, either for curing, 
feeding green or for the silo, mixing with corn. It is a rich food unsurpassed as a 
flesh maker, and like the clovers is a silo improver. Sow broadcast 30 poiands to the 
acre orplant in drills: three feet apart, one foot between plants. Pkt. loc, pt. 20c, 
qt. ago, postpaid, pkL 75c, bu. $2.50. 

GREAT BRAZILIAN FLOUR CORN 

novelties ever introduced. 

Originated in Brazil, where it constitutes the principal food of the inhabitants. It is truly 
a marvelous plant. For more than 6 years our seed was always exhausted before the 
season ended, so great was the demand. You are sure to like it. It grows 8 feet high, 
and from a kernel sends enough stools to produce 100 ears. Its strong points are: 

1 — Twenty-five barrels of flour can be grown from 1 acre, and this flour is of as 

fine a grade as is made of Dakota hard 
wheat, which is five times as much as wheat 
produces per acre. 2 — The bread and biscuits 
baked therefrom are ftiUy as palatable as. 
from any flour known. 3 — When boiled in a 
green state it has no superior among Sweet 
Corn, while its yield is thrice that of Sweet 
Corn. 4 — ^^Matures in all latitudes where 
corn ripens. 5— Cultivate as you would 
corn, allowing 2 kernels to a hill. 6— On 
our own grounds it yielded at the rate of 
100 tons per acre of green fodder, of the most 
delicious, sweet, tender, juicj', nutritious 
food we have ever seen. Indeed, it seems as 
though this will soon rank as the greatest 
fodder-producing plant in the world. 7 — It 
makes flour in quality equal to wheat. Of 
course it is not so white, but oh, what de- 
liciotis cakes and rolls and biscuits!. Can be 
ground on a Family Grist Mill. 
Prices of Brazilian Flour Corn — (For flour, 
plant 5 qts, per acre; for fodder, 10 qts.) Pkg. 
IOC, pt. 30C, qt,. 50c, postpaid; 5 qts. 75c, 
16 qts. $1.50, bu. $2.75, 2 1-2 bu. $6.50 

SWEET FODDER CORN. 

Ah increasing demand has made us select 
wha t we believe to be a variety unsurpassed 
for fodder. It is a rapid growing corn with 
a great abundance of leaves, wonderfully 
tender stalks, and gives by far the greatest 
jneld per acre. Every farmer and dairyman 
knows th^ value of a good crop of fodder 
corn for feeding cattle during the "winter 
months. We have carefully tested our 
Superior Fodder Corn and find that it gives 
almost double the nourishment of common 
varieties. Price by express or freight, pk. 
75c, BU. $2.50. ] . 

TRIUMPH CORN PLANTER. 

(See page 109.) A planter that cannot be 
too highly recommended,, If you have only 
a sthall field, it will pay you to use aplanter. ' 
Every farmer should have one ready for nse 
when planting. 




^ CORN. 

a full season to mature and ripen the pods. If desired the 
pods may be harvested for the grain and the vines plowed 
under to fertilize the soil. The seed or grain is ground and 
used for cattle fodder; the leaves and stalks also make good 
fodder fed green. Poor sandy land may be greatly improved by plowing under a crop 
of cow peas and thus made into a fertile loam. Plant in a thoroughly pulverized 
soil. If wanted to plow under for manure, sow with a drill, in drills a foot apart. 
If o-i-own for seed, plant 3 1-2 feet apart and 1 foot in the row, and cultivate thor- 
oughly using 25 pounds of seed per acre. The yield of peas in a dry state is 
from 40 to 60 bushels per acre. Pkt. loc, lb. 25c, postpaid; bu. $2.50, bag (2 1=2 



bu.) $6.00. 



CANADA FIELD PEAS. 



cow PEAS. 



(See Cut.)The foliage and habit of growth is quite similar to garden peas. The 
Canada Field Pea is one of the very best soiling crops at the North, and. is largely 
used for that purpose and for green manuring. It is sometimes grown alone, but 
the most satisfactorv dairyresultscomefromsowingitwith oats, rye or barley. It 
makes good ensilage', and is an admirable food either green or dry for cattle, being] 
highly nutritious and rich in milk-producing elements. It is quite hardy and may 
be sown earlv in the spring, and will be ready to cut in May or June. The seed 
should be sown at the rate of 1 or 1 1-2 bushels per acre. 

Improved Prolific WhitQ,iirf^,^'ift^iSl%i^^^^^ 

per acre. They are great fatteners. These peas sell at fancy prices dry for eating. 
Pt. 20c, qt. 3.SC, postpaid; pk. 60c, bu. $2.00, 10 bu. $19,00 

M o-^r'c II>P>tHFp>r»+inn Hf P»f»n Height of vine three and one-half to four 
nVcLy » r'crieCLl^/Il VJrCCll. feet, of the same general character as 
the Improved Prolific White, used for the same purposes, but the seed is green in 
color instead of white. Pt. 25c, qt. 45c, postpaid; pk. 65c, bu. $2.25, 10 bu. $22.00. 




CANADA FIELD PEAS. 



^OR IXWN IN THE GOLDEN GRA IN BELT OF THE WORL D^ 



41 




CLOVER AND GRASSES. 



riARKET CHANGES. Owing to the unsteadv condition of 
the market this season, prices are constantly changing. 
The prices given here are those ruling at the time this 
catalogue was publisded, January ist. Should our prices 
seetn high in any instance, we would consider it a favor if 
our customers In making up their order for farm seeds in 
large quantities would write us, and v/e will be pleased to 
quote prices ruling at the time received. Or we will fill 
all orders at lowest market price, as it is our intention to 
meet the competition of all reliable firms, 



WHITE DUTCH CLOVER. 



Timothy. 



Alfalfa. 



(Phleum Pratense.) This seed is worth 
double that grown in lower latitudes. Try 
it and be convinced. It thrives best on moist loamy soils and 
■under favorable conditions usually attains a height of about 
' 4 feet. Sow at rate of 12 pounds per acre. Grade A, lb. 35c, 
-postpaid; Pk, 65c. bu. (45 lbs.) $2.00, s bu. or over Si. 85. 
per bu. grade B, pk. 55c, bu. S1.90, s bu. or over ii.75 per bu. 

(See Cut.) (Medicago Sativa.) Also called 
Lucerne, Eternal Clover and Wonder 

^v..— ^ Clover. This is truly the Farmers friend. Well adapted to dry 

sections, but thriving anywhere on well drained soil. It is a perennial plant, lasting many years 'under 
good treatment, and may he cut several times each season when well established. As a fertilizing, land 
enriching crop, it is unequaled. The roots descend 
10 to 15 feet into the earth in search of nourish- 
ment. One seeding stands for years. All cattle are 
fond of it. Use 30 to 35 pounds of seed per acre. 
Sow in April or May. An Alfalfa field is well worthy 
of all care and expense required to produce it. The 
average yield of greeii forage per acre for 3 years 
(including the first year) was 18.27 tons, equivalent 
to 4- 57 tons of hay. The yield the third year from 
five cuttings was 26.6 tons of green forage, equiva- 
lent to 6.65 tons of hav. Grade A. lb 35c, postpaid; 
pk. .$2.85. bu. (60 lbs.) $10.80; grade B, pk. 2.75, 
bu. $10.30. 

Alsike or Swedish Clover. 

(See Cut.) (Trifolium Hybridum.) A very hardy 
clover. Perennial. On rich, moist soils it yields an 
enormous quantity of hay or pastiirage, but its 
greatest value is for sowing with other clovers and 
grasses as it forms a thick bottom and greatly 
increases the yield of hay; cattle prefer it to any 
other forage. The heads are globular, fragrant 
and mtich liked by bees, which obtain a large 
amount of honey "from them. Sow in spring or 
fall at the rate of 6 pounds per acre, when used 
alone. Grade A, lb. 30c. postpaid; pk. $2.50, bu 
(60 lbs.) $9.00; grade B, pk. $2.30, bu. $8,50. 

Bokhara Clover. '^ITi'^^lf. 

ing white flowered variety that is excellent for 
bee food, for which purpose it is largely grown in 
many sections. Sow 10 pounds per acre. Lb 25c, 
postpaid; pk. $2.00, bu (60 lbs.) $7-50« 

Giant Crimson or Incarnate 

ClMTf^i' (See Cut.) (Trifolium Incarnatum.) 
WiL7VC& . This is an annual variety which has 
been grown largely in the Southern, Middle and 
Northern states. In good ground it often grows to 
the height of 2 feet, and even in poor soil where red 
clover fails it will make a splendid growth. The 
yield in fodder is immense, and after cutting it at 
once commences to grow again and continues until 
cold, freezing weather. Sow at the rate of 10 
pounds per acre. Lb. 25c, postpaid; pk. $1.25, 
bu. (60 lbs.) $4 00. ,^ , 

White Clover, ge^p%„s?Al«SSS 

white species 
that is very 
fragrant and 

exceedl n gly 
desirable for 
mixing with 
lawn grass 
seeds. A1-' 
though it is 
not a heavy 
producer, it 
is of great 
value for use 

in perma- ALFALFA OR LUCERNE. 

nent pastures, as it affords a most nutritious "food for 
sheep and cattle. This variety will succeed in almost any soil. 
Usually about 6 pounds are sown to the acre. Grade A, lb. 3SC, 
postpaid; pk. $3.50, bu. (60 lbs.) $13.00; grade B, pk. S3. 25, 
bu, $12.50. • ' 

^Sainfoin or Esparsette. f^^i^^^^^'S^^^'^^f,' 

uable fodder plant that is largelv grown in Europe and in 
Prance. While not as long lived as Alfalfa it will generally last 
from 10 to 12 years. It is an excellent plant for feeding to cows, 
as it greatly increases the quantity and richness of the milk. To 
obtain the best results seed thould be sown, early in the season 
and covered about two inches deep, and the soil firmed with a 
roller. Valtii able for light, dry, sandy, gravelly, lime stone or 
chalky soils. Two cuttings may be had each season. Sow 40 
pounds per acre. Lb. 2sc, postpaid; 10 lbs. $i. 00, 50 lbs. $4.50, 
100 lbs. $8.50, by express or freight. 






Medium su^fs^r^^i:^ 

Oo>rl r^Mri^r- CRIAISOn" CLOVER. 

Kea W'lOVer. (see cut.) (TrJfoIj«m pratense.) This 

is also listed as "Jtine Clover" by some firms but it is 
simply Red Clover and we don't want the farmers to 
thinkit is anything else. Our seed iscarefully grown and selec- 
ted for seed purposes, we know the government report will 
back up our claim, which is, that there is no firm in 
America more particular regarding the purity of then- seeds 
than ourselves. About 15 or 1 8 pounds are sown to the 
acre. For pasturage 
when sown with grasses 
it is excellent. It at- 
tains a height of 3 feet; 
is said by many to be 
the best clover for hay. 
We are not going to say 
(as some of our com- 
petitors do) that we are 
the only seedsmen 
in America who grow 
Grass and Clover seeds 
or that can supply good 
seed, but there is no firm 
in the West or Northwest 
that can beat our "Se= 
lected" Medium Red 
Clover. Grade A. lb. 
30c, postpaid; pk. $2.10, 
bu. (60 lbs.) $775; 
grade B, pk. $2.00, 
bu. $7 so. 



Mammoth 
Red Clover. 



(Trifolium Pratense 
Perenne.) Also called 
English and Sapling. 
Well known in many 
parts of the country. 




RED CLOVER. 

J. _ . . and highly valued for its 

enormous yield and for reclaiming exhausted land. For 
hog pasture and as a hog fattener it has no eqttal, and is 
far superior to the Common Red or June Clover. Where 
permanent hog pastures are wanted this variety has 
given the best results, as it is permanent, and does 
not ft-eeze out as easily as the Common Red Clover, and 
is therefore better adapted for fall sowing. It will make 
very large crops of hay, yielding from 3 to 4. tons per acre. 

As a fertilizen 

to plow under 
green, it is ex- 
cellent. Sow 
to 12 pounds 
per acre. Grade 
A, lb. 2SC, post= 
paid; pk. $2.10, 
bu.(6oIbs.)$7.75: 
grade B, pk. $2 00, 
bu. $7.50. 



SAINFOIN OR ESPARSETTE. 




ALSIKE OR SWEDISH. 



•42 



MAYS NORTHERN GROWN SEEDS BEST FOR ALL CLIMES 



LAWN GRASS. 

HOW TO MAKE AND CARE FOR A 
a,AWN— This useful leaflet will be mailed free 
'•to all who ask for it when ordering. 



Prices on quarts include prepayment of 
postage by us. Pecks and bushels are sent 
by express or freight at purchaser's expense. 



Hay's Special Golf Link 

TVl i 1 1 f*f» This mixture is cotn posed 
J.T&liVLUl&. of grasses best suited for 
.•golf links, and is the result of experiments 
•conducted on our grounds, as well as care- 
ful watching for several years of practical 
results obtained on golf links sown with our 
;grass seeds. By the use of these mixtures 
-and with proper care and attention, the 
finest golf links in the world can be success- 
fully rivaled. Qt. 25c, pk. $1.00, bu. $3.00. 

Shady Nook Mixture. 

Jn many lawns where there are large shade 
"trees there are shady places where ordinary 
mixtui-es thrive but poorly or die out al- 
■together. For such spots we have a special 
mixture of grasses, which will grow in the 
■shade as well as in the sun. If you have 
shady, barren places in your lawn, try our 
Shady Nook Mixture. Qt 30c, pk. $i.io. 
Jju. $4.00. 

■Cpntf/ll P/lfk" Mivtl11"f» (^^^ ^^^-"l lawns of any 

\i/CllLrctl fdriV iTllALLirC. extent we recommend this as 

our best mixture. One quart will sow 300 square feet; threeto four bushels 
-will sow one acre. Qt. 20c, pk. $1.00, bu. $3.00. 

May's Terrace Sod Mixture. Jras'se1"V^r^'o"wing 

•on terraces and side hills, producing strong, spreading roots, thus pre- 
-venting heavy rains from washing out. It will withstand drought and 
•exposure and thrive on shallow soils and at the same time produce a 
Tich. green lawn throughout the season. Qt. 25c, pk. Si.oo, bu. S3. 00. 




A LAWN SOWN WITH CENTRAL PARK MIXTURE. 

■ Evergreen Mixed Lawn Grass. 'E^ll '^^^ 

ture, but does not include so great a number of expensive grasses 
as Central Park Mixture. Qt 20c, pk. 75c, bu. $2.50. 

Tennis Court Mixture. JnT'dwfrf,1io"se"So'JJing' 

grasses, which will insure a -fine, thrifty and always green sod, 
especially adapted to the requirements of Tennis Courts, Cricket 
Fields, etc. Deep and thorough working of the soil should precede 
sowing of the seed if possible. Qt. 25c, pk. $1.00, bu. .1?3.oo. 



EXTRA RE=CLEANED GRASS SEEDS. 



Grasses, Clovers, etc., are subject to market fluctuations. Should our present stock become exhausted we will fifl orders at market orices 
Prices quoted on one pound lots include the prepayment of postage by us. 5 lb. lots or more are sent by express or freight at purchasers expense! 



R<a**mnH«i Grows over and binds 
OCllllUUd.. the most arid and 
loose land; valuable for pastures, as well 
as for hay crops. Sow 3 to 5 lbs. to the 
acre. Oz. pkt. 15c. 1-4 lb. 50c, lb.$i.25, post- 
paid; s lbs. .$5.00. 

Creeping Bent, '^^ra.) 

Largelj^ used in mixtures; desirable for 
croquet and small grass plots. • i lb will 
sow a space 15x20 feet. Lb. 30c, postpaid; 
10 lbs. $1.75, 100 lbs. $15.00. 

Crested Dog's Tail. 

Cristatus.) A dwarf growing sort, val- 
uable for dry soils, and hills pastured by 
sheep; very hardy and little affected by hot 
or cold vC-eather. Sow 25 lbs. per "acre. 
Lb. 45c, postpaid; 10 lbs. $3.00. 

English Rye. y;"'irdrfrfil 

most any soil; desirable for mixing with 
other grasses. Sow 20 to 30 lbs. to the 
acre. Lb. 20c, postpaid; 10 lbs. $1.00, 
100 lbs. $6.50. 

Fowl Meadow. V'*e?^"a'?a.) 

For pastures and meadows. Prefers low 
and moist land. A perennial, growing 

. about 2 feet. Lb. 45c, postpaid; 10 lbs. 

ORCHARD GRASS. $2.60, 100 lbs. $25.00. 

Hji1*H Pf^cr'lIP' (Festuca Durinscula.) Best adapted to the 

I Icil il 1 C&CUC cool, mountainous regions; makes fine sheep 
pasture. Hardy perennial, growing 2 to 3 feet high. Sow 40 to 45 
lbs. per acre. Lb. 30c, postpaid; 10 lbs. $1.40. 

I't'nlifin l?"Vf> (Lolium Italicum.) Desirable for meadows and 
iLctllclll t\yCm permanent pastures. 5ow 20 lbs. per acre. 
Lb. 20c, postpaid; lo lbs. 90c, 100 lbs. $7-50. 

Trkfincon rifacc ^ perennial of rapid growth, long, cane- 
clUllllsUll Kit asOm like roots, the stalk and panicle resembling 
sorghum. Sow 25 to 30 lbs. per acre. Lb. 2sc, postpaid; lo lbs $1.25, 
100 lbs. $10.00. 

Mf^Uflnw/ Povtfltl (Alopecurus Pratensls.) An 

XfiedUviVV rUAlclIl. erect perennial. Valuable for permanent 
pastures; does best on moist soils. Sow 25 lbs. to the acre. Lb. 30c, 
postpaid; 10 lbs. $2.00". loo lbs. $18.00. 

Headow Fescue or English Blue. ffir.)"lucce^ed; 

best on moist lands. Sow 25 lbs. per acre. Lb. 25c. postpaid; 10 lbs. 
$1 00, 100 lbs. $8.50. 

IWck^iAewxT ^f\i-t (Holcus Lanatus.) Desirable for soft, peaty 
iTlCdUUVV OVlt. ground; a hardy perennial, 18 to 20 inches 
high. Lb. 2SC, postpaid; 10 lbs. 8oc, 100 lbs. $7-5o. 




Red Top. 



ICentUckv RlUe Gl*fl«« (The Great American Grass. 

IV«^lll.U*,.IVJ OlUC Vjr<t&5>. The old standard grass for 
pasture and lawns. Every farmer knows it and its good qualities. 
An old "Blue Grass Farmer," of Central Kentuckv, savs about it: 
"Whoever has limestone land has Blue Grass; w'hoever has Blue 
Grass has the basis of agricultural prosperity, and that man, if he 
has not the finest horses and cattle has no one to blame but 
himself. He can hardly avoid doing well if he tries." Sow about 
25 to 30 pounds to the acre for meadow, for lawns 65 to 80 pounds 
per acre. Best Fancy Grade, Solid Seed, lb. 30c; by express, 5 lbs. 70c, 
25 lbs. $3'2Sr '00 lbs. Si 3.00. Extra Recleaned, lb. 2sc, postpaid; 5 lbs. 
50c, 25 lbs. $2.35, 100 lbs. $8.00. Prime Recleaned Seed, lb. 20c, post- 
paid; 5 lbs. 40c, 25 lbs. S1.75, 100 lbs. 3:6.00. 

Orchard ^^^^ ^"^-^ (Oactylls Olomerata.) Suitable for all 
^ ""^ soils, valuable for pastures, also for mixing with 

other gra.sses. bow about 30 lbs. to the acre. Lb. 30c, lO lbs. $i.6s. 
loo lbs. $16.00. 

(PERENNIAL.' (Agrostis Vulgaris.) Particularly 
desirable for permanent pasttire Good for sowing 
on wet, undrained land that is occasionally overflowed. Sow about 
14 pounds chaff per acre and one-fourth that amount of solid seed 
Solid Seed, Fancy Stock, Grade A. lb. 30c, postpaid; 10 lbs. $1.25,100 
lbs. $11.00. Grade B, lb. 25c, postpaid; 10 lbs. $1.00, 100 lbs. $9.50 
Chaff. Grade A, lb. 20c, postpaid; 10 lbs. 70c, 100 lbs. $5.50. Unhulled 
Red Top. lb. 20c, postpaid; 10 lbs. 
90c, 100 lbs. $8.00. 
D<acfiif» (Bromus Unioloides.^ 
nVV^^UC Grows rapidly^ 
seeds freely. Sow 30 to 40 lbs. to 
the acre. Lb. 40c, postpaid; 10 lbs. 
$3-25- 

Rhode Island Bent 

(^|.occ (Agrostis Canina.) A 
Vll <XOO, valuable perennial. 
For lawn purposes, if sown alone, 
sow at the rate of 40 lbs per acre; 
tor pasturage, 24 lbs. per acre. 
Lb. 40c, postpaid; 10 lbs. $2.25. 

Rough Stalk Mead= 

(Poa Trivialis.) Closely 
WVe related to Kentucky Blue, 
A perennial, grows 2 to 3 feet 
high. Sow from 25 to 30 lbs. to 
the acre. Lb. 40c, postpaid; 10 
lbs. S2.S0. 

Sweet Vernal. ^^^Z: 

Odoratum.) Valuable for mixing 
with pasture grasses. Sow 2 to 
3 lbs. to the acre when mixed. 
Lb. 25c. postpaid; 10 lbs. $1.50, 
100 lbs. $13.00. 




MEADOW hOAlAlL. 



OWN IN THE GOLDEN GRAIN BEL^^^ OF THE \V 



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GRASS SEEDS===Continued. 



Sheep Fescue. So^^'l ^l"! 



A short, dense 
growing grass. Highly recom- 
mended for sheep pastures. Sow 35 lbs. per acre. Lb. 35c, 
postpaid; 10 lbs. $1.50, 100 lbs- $12.00 

Tflll Pf»«irn<^ (See Cut.) Festuca Flatior.) Highly 
Ji 1 i»..:7wu^* valued forpermanent meadows. Adapted 

for low lands. Lb 30c, postpaid; 10 lbs. $2.50 

W/5»i"f»** PP'Cr'Hf* Roots long, creeping; prefers a rich, 
VY ctLC^l r^CSV^UC. muddy soil. Lb. 35c, postpaid; 
10 lbs. S3.00. 

Tall Meadow Oat. i*l„"S.l?'"ia?e?'fl'„e*Jl^1 

will bear cutting three times. For mixicig with Perennial Rye 
and Alfalfa for sandy soils, it is excellent. Sow about 30 to 40 lbs. 
per acre. Lb. 30c, postpaid; 10 lbs. $1.80, lOO lbs. $17.00. 
^(^•ffudf^lifs (®ee Cut.) The greatest honey producing 
tJ^l i. OLUC-fllol plant in the world. Its nutritive value is 
superior to Red Clover and the yield is much heavier. Thrives 
on any soil. All kinds of cattle like it and sheep are particularly 
fond of this splendid plant. Lb. 250, 3 lbs. 6oc, postpaid; 
10 lbs. $1.15. 100 lbs. $10.00. 

MAY'S SPECIAL MIXTURES 
of CLOVERS and GRASSES 

SUITABLE FOR ALL SOILS. 

With the growing demand during the past few years for 
TALL FESCUE. extra fine pastures and meadows, we have had numerous in- 

quiries from our patrons, asking us to make different mixtures for different soils and requirements. 
Following we give a number of high grade mixtures, suitable to all soils and requirements. These 
Clover Grass Mixtures are selected with the greatest of care and composed of such varieties as are 
best adapted for different kinds of soils and various purposes. From our own experience, as well 
as from the experience gained by corresponding with our customers in every part of the country, 
weareenabled to select in these Clover Grass Mixtures not onl^r the varieties that aresuitedto the soil, but have them in the right proportion in 
each mixture. In ever5' instance we mention the quantities which we recommend to be sown per acre, and not only have these proven to be 
sufficient in our own experiments carried on during several years, but they have proven to be equ3,lly successful and sufficient with our patrons,, 
PRICES— Nos. I, 2, 3, 4, s, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, per lb. 250, postpaid; s lbs. 60c, 100 lbs. $11.00. No. 10, per lb. 25c, postpaid; 5 lbs 70c, 100 lbs.$i3 00. 




The HoH&y PLAnT" 



CLOVER-GRASS MIXTURES FOR 
PERMANENT MEADOWS. 

No. I — For moist ground and rich soils. 
Sow 18 lbs. per acre. 

Meadow Foxtail. Italian Rye Grass. 
Sweet Vernal. Meadow Fescue. Timothy. 
Alsike. Tall Meadow Oat Grass. 

No. 2 — For moist ground which is occa- 
sionally overflowed. Sow 16 lbs. per acre. 

Tall Fescue. Red Top,. Timothy. 
Meadow Fesctie. Meadow Foxtail, Al- 
sike. 

No. 3 — For high and dry ground, light or 
medium soils. Sow 20db^^s. per acre. : ; 

Red Fescue. Timothy. Red Clover. 
Crested Dogstail. Sweet Vernal. Lucerne. 
Hard Fescue. 

No. 4— For high and dry ground, heavy 
or strong soil. Sow 20 lbs per 
acre. 

Tall Meadow Oat Grass. Sweet Ver- 
nal. Tim®thy. Hard Fescue. Red Top. 
Red Clover. Meadow Fescue. EngHsli Rye 
Grass. Alsike. 

No. 5 — For top seeding on marshes and 
swampy places, occasionally over- 
flowed, the following mixture is adapted. 
Sow 10 lbs. per acre. 



Meadow Foxtail. Tall Fescue, Float- 
ing Meadow Grass. Red Top. Water 
Spear Grass. 

No. 6 — For light, sandy and gravelly soils. 
Sow 20 lbs per acre. 

White Clover. Hard Fescue. Soft 
Brome Grass. Red Top. Rescue Grass. 
Bromus Inermis, Sheep's Fescue, 
CLOVER GRASS MIXTURES FOR PER- 
MANENT PASTURES, 

No. 7— For moist ground and rich soils. 
Sow 20 lbs. per acre. 

Meadow Fescue. English Rye Grass. 
Red Top. Fowl Meadow. Italian Rye 
Grass. > Alsike. Meadow Fc>xtail. Blue 
Grass. White Clover. Orchard Grass. 
Timothy. Red Clover. 

No. 8 — For high and dry ground, clay or 
heavy soils. Sow 22 lbs. per acre. 

Red Fescue. English Rye Grass. 
Timothy. Meadow Fescue. Italian Rye 
Grass. Red Clover. Tall Meadow Oat 
Grass.- Blue Grass. White Clover. Orchard 
Grass, Alsike. 

No. 9— For high and dry ground, light 
soils. Sow 22 lbs. per acre. 

Hard Fescue. Lucerne. English Rye 
Grass. Red Fescue. Yellow Oat Grass. 
Red Clover. Meadow- Fescue. Red Top. 
White Clover. Crested Dogstail. 



No. 10 — To improve pastures by top> 
seeding, or for low, rich, marshy ground. 
Sow 10 lbs. per acre. 

Fowl Meadow. Tall Fescue. Creeping^ 
Bent. Red Top. Alsike. 

No, II — For top seeding for wood pas- 
tures, orchards and other shady places^ 
Sow 10 lbs. per acre. 

Tall Meadow Oat Grass. Sweet Vernal.. 
Timothy. Orchard Grass. White Clover. 
Meadow P'oxtail. Blue Grass. Alsike, 

No. 12 — For sheep pastures on light,, 
sandy soils or dry uplands and hillsides.. 
Sow 22 lbs. per acre. 

Sheep's Fescue. Crested Dogstail, 
Sweet Vernal. Hard Fescue. White 
Clover, 

No. 13. — This is intended for dairymen and 
others, who wish to mow an early crop of 
hay, and use the meadows for pasture 
the remainder of the season. Sow 20 
lbs. per acre, 

Timothy, Orchard Grass. Tall Meadow- 
Oat Grass. Red Clover. Meadow Foxtail. 
English Rye Grass. Alsike. Meadow^ 
Fescue. Italian Rye Grass. 



May's Famous Hog Pasture Mixtures. 



We have given special attention to the selection of the varieties and to the making up of the mixtures for Hog Pastures. For several years past we have 
made uo for a nu nbar of our ciisto-nirs a spacial mixture for their Hog Pasture. In our experience we find that hogs can be raised more profitably 
on grass and clover than on corn only. Land that will produce corn will grow a fine crop of grass and clover easily, and it is just as easy, and- 
certainly more convenient, to provide clover and grasses as corn, as the pigs will do the work themselves, gaining in flesh, besides keeping: 
healthy and strong. Quick results and a full crop and use of the pasture can be had the first summer from the properly selected mixture. 



No. 



T Hog Pasture, clover grass mixture for quick re- 
* • suits and a full crop the first year. When sown 



early in the spring the heavy growth of the grasses and clover 
will furnish a fine pasture throughout the summer. _ By 
careful experiments we find that Crimson Clover, in the right 
proportion, used with other grasses, is well adapted to this 
mixture. Mammoth Clover, English Rye, Italian Rye, 
Crimson Clover, Tall Meadow Oat. Sow 15 pounos per 
acre. 10 lbs. $1.15. 25 lbs. $2.75, 50 lbs. I5.25. 100 lbs. $10,00. 
No Specially adapted for a permanent pasture. Th^ 

l^V. ^* grasses contained therein are A No. 1. They 
sink their roots deeply, and furnish a great abundance of 
herbage the entire' setison. We cannot too strongly recom- 
mend this for permanent pastures: English Blue Grass, Or- 
chard Grass, Mammoth Clover, Rough Stalk Meadow, Al- 
sike Clover, White Clover, Timothy. Sow 15 pounds per 
acre. 10 lbs. $1.15, 25 lbs. $2.75, 50 lbs. $5.25, 100 lbs. $io.oo. 
IVn -5 Pasture mixture for quick results and a full crop 
i-^^* 0» the first year. When sown early in the spring 
the mixture will afford an excellent growth and will furn sh 
a fine pasture throughout the entire season. Soja Beain, 
Vetches, Rape, Field Peas, Japanese Millet, Sugar Cane, 
Speltz. Sow^ 100 pounds per acre. 10 lbs. 7SC, 25 lbs $1.25, 
50 lbs. $2.25, 100 $4.25. 




MAY'S NORTHERN CROWN SEEDS BEST FOR ALL CLIMES'j 





A Field of Siberian Hillet. 

Valuable for all sections of America. It is the f^reatest stooler ever In- 
troduced. Six Quarts will sow an acre. Nothing since our introduction of 
Bromus Ineruiis has created such a sensation in the farming- sections of 
America as the Siberian Millet. It is, without exception, the heaviest yield- 
ing millet m the world, giving several times the yield of any other variety. 
It has been thoroughly tested in all sections of America and Canada and 
the reports from different parts of this country prove that it will in time 
take the place of all other varieties. Tests show timt as hig-h as 'eight 
tons of millet have been cut from one acre, and the quality surpasses that 
of any other variety. It does not grow rank or coarse, but the entire stalk 
is of such excellent quality that it is readily eaten. Althoygh there are nu- 
merous blades, they are as fine as can be, making it of the greatest value 
to farmers everywhere. The various reports received frojn: drought strick- 
en districts show that it will stand more hot, dry weather tlian any other 
sort, and it has been known to yield heavily when other varieties failed al- 
most entirely. 

A FE3W REASONS WHY THE NEW SIBERIAN MILLET IS THE BEST 
VARIETY EVER INTRODUCED. 

1. No other millet equals it in pi-ofusion of blades or quality. 

2. It is extra early, usually about two or thi-ee weelcs earlier than the 
German or Golden. 

3. It surpasses every other millet in yield. 

4. It makes the best hay, as it produces the greatest profusion of blades, 
and is uneqnaled in quality, while the yield is something enormous. 

5. It is a Russian variety, consequently vei-j- hardy, and possessed of 
unusually vigorous habit. 

We think the above reports will prove that our Siberian Millet is some- 
thing that tio farmer in America can afford to be without. The seed costs 
more, but the yield is so enormous that the first cost is very small com- 
pared with the returns. We want to call particular attention to the fact 
that our Seed Is Northern Grown, and is consequently hardier and stronger 
In growth than that secured from lower latitudes. Lb. 25c, postpaid: bu. 
$1.10, 10 bu. $ 10.00. 

Common fliilet. bu.^s.oS!'*'''^' ^ 

Hog nilfet. 25c, postpaid; pk. 40c, bu. 90c, 5 bu. $4.00. 

nerman or flnlden nillet '^^"^ southern Grown. This Is a 
VJCrilldll Ur OUlUCll l llllCl. medium early millet, growing from 
3 to 5 feet In height, and in good seasons has been known to produce over 5 
tons of hay to the acre, and from 70 to 80 bushels of seed. It will grow in 
almost any soil or climate. Lb. 20e, postpaid; pk. 40c, bu. SI .10, 5 bu. .<ft5.00, 10 bu. $:«0 00. 

HlinO'lfll'ifltl nSfUpi" Often called Hvingarian Grass. In general favor for summer forage purposes, as it can be 

'■ sown in June as a second crop, and will be ready to cut in 60 days. It will yield 2 or 3 

tons of hay per acre. Lb. 25c, postpaid; pk. 40c, bu. *l.?5, 5 bu. $6.00. 

P'fll'lv Pnffrll tlf* most promising new sort, of which astonishing yields are reported. It is very early, and 

* uiLMiiC* claimed to be rust proof, and that cinch bugs will not eat the plant. Lb. 25c, postpaid; pk. 
40c, bu. $1.10, 5 bu. !? 5.00. f 
Tan^riPd^ RsH"nv5l*»/1 Has proven an enormous yielder in all sections of the U. S. producing hay 

ll^ctl U i IlllCi.. and fodder of most excellent quality and growing on any soil. 10 to 12 lbs. 

per acre broadcast being sufficient. In drills 8 lbs. per acre. Lb. 25c, postpaid; 10 lbs. f 1.00, .^00 lbs. $9.50. 



STO-ROWN 



IN THE GOLDEN 



GRAIN 

I 



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1 ^iliifitwitkllli^'i'^. J 






A field of May's Barly Wonder Wheat. Baigraved from a pliotograpli. 

The Greatest Wheat ever Offered. Most Prolific, Heaviest 
■ Stooling, and the Best MiHins: Wheat that Can be Grown. 

Wonder" Should be Sown by Every Farmer in America* 

1 — It's the heaviest yielding- wheat In the world. 2 — It is perfectly hardy and can be grown in any section. 3 — ^It's early and 
this alone is a valuable point. 4 — It makes the choicest flour and is the best milling wheat we kfiow of. 5 — It will increase your 
crops and bring you more money per acre than Finy other wheat. 

Oe«f8*S«1itin>ri This, together with Oats and Corn, is the greatest of all the farmer's crops, and no bright, intelligent man 
ajj'fcB^ll, ^vho wants to make his farm pay looks at the few extra cents that he has to pay for carefully improved 
seed stock of anj'- kind. Our Early Wonder Wheat is the result of years of testing and experimenting with all the different va- 
rieties which have been offered the past few years, and out oftlie entire lot this wlieat was selected, and has been improved 
each season until we now offer it with, the feeling that we have secured wheat which M'ill in time take the place of all other 
varieties. It has proven to be the most prolific, heaviest stooling and finest milling wheat ever offered, and this is enough to 
recommend it to any farmer who is a wheat grower. Its being grown for years in the extreme North assures all of its hardi- 
ness. This, with its heavy yields and its earliness, will make it the most desirable variety for all sections of America. If you 
want to get a heavy yield and make money this season, you can do it by sowing the Early Wonder Wheats Bonanza Kin^ Oats 
and Mastadon Com, the tliree heavy cropping,- farm favorites. 

Prices: — Pkt. (3 oz.) 10c, lb. 30c, 4 Ito. $1.00, poistpaid; pic. 50c, hu. $1.60, 10 bu. $15.00. 

n/IInnfkcfk'f-si Mrfc t/^'J Originated at the Minne- 

ITlinneSUia rSU» 103. ^ota state Experimental 
Farm, and was introdticed by us two years ago. The heads are 
long, well filled with medium sized, plump kernels. Flour 
made from this varietj' shows a higher gluten test than most 
sorts. The straw is medium height, very strong and wiry, 
■]ae*<f^er known to lodge or rust. It stools very heavily, produc- 
ing enormous crops of No. 1 hard. I^b. 25c, postpaid; pit. 50c, 
bu. ^1.50, 10 bu. f 14.00. 

P<>r1Sa-4*/»A S%1«tA C-^oim improved strain of Blue 

fCUlJ^rCe OlUC Oieill. stem- Yields heavy, not only 
here at home in the Northwest, where wheat is the main crop, 
but everywhere and under all conditions. The heads are very 
large and well filled, the kernel is hard, the plant stools freely, 
and under ordinary conditions will yield 40 to 50 bushels per 
acre. Lb. S5c, postpaid; pk. 50c, bu. §1.50, 5 bu. $7.00, 10 bn. 
$14,00. 

Sflctraf r'fickvi'ran Htf^k Noted for its great' productive- 
«:7<|.SiVd.LCllcW«tn rilC* tiess, earliness, vigor and free- 
dom from smut atid all diseases. The kernels are hard and 
flinty, whereby it is recognized as an A No. 1 milling wheat, 
adapted to all states where wheat can be grown. L.b. 25e, 
postpaid; pk. 50c, bu. $1.50, 10 bu. $14.00. 



nacaroni Spring Wheat. 'ii^ro'nf'^SrS^i 

be grown in dry districts, but they must be grown there in 
order to produce the best quality of grain. Seeded April 26, it 
was ripe, cut, threshed and in the granary August 6. The 
shorter the period required for a wheat to grow tlie more val- 
uable it will be to a. locality subject to summer droughts and 
hot winds. This wheat gives the best results on new land. 
Sow at tiie rate of 1% bushels per acre. Xib. 25c, postpaid: pk, 
40c, bu. $1.50, 10 bu. $14.00. 

Reliable Hlnnesota. S^fhe ^olrr'St 

able and heaviest yielding wheat ever introduced. l,b. 25c, 
postpaid; pk. 60e, bu. $1.50, 10 bu. $14.00. 

Rye, Spring Dakota Mammoth. Ji'i/e'?^^S 

the fact that it may be used as a catch crop, to sow where 
winter grain has been a failure. Sow at the same time s'ou 
do spring wheat, at the rate of IVi bushels per acre. Lb. 25c 
postpaid; pk- 40c, bu. $1.»5, 10 bu. $13.00. 

Pv<» 'Winter '^^^^ *=^op for dry country 

*VJv;, YTiail^t* ranches. Lb. 25c, postpaid: pk. 40c bu. 
$1.35, 10 bu. $12.50. 



^MAY^ NORTHERN GROWN SEEPS BEST FOR ALL CLIMES^ 



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BONANZA KrNQ. 

A Record Breaker Oat— Yields of 75 to 143 Bushels per Acre— It has given Great Satisfaction Everywhere 
and Thousands of Farmers Throughout the Country Having Raised Them say that They Stand at the Head. 

Rl^rl^ Tfit^arian The most proimc and distinct va- 
Dl<t(.K larictridn. ^iety ot Black Oats ever introduc- 
ed. Many farmers are convinced that Black Oats are more 
reliable croppers than white, which is to a certain extent true, 
as they will endure more hardship and exposure and still iiKtlce 
a good crop. These oats are the result of an importation of 
seed from Eng-land several years ago, where black oats are 
much preferred and about three times as many are grown as 
of white oats. They are fully as good as the white sort for 
feeding, and are very early. The straw is very stiff, the heads 
are long, and 3'^ield heavy erops of grain, weighing thirty-five 
to forty-five pounds to the measured bushel. Claimed by many 
to be almost drong^bt proof. Our seed has been carefully 
grown. They have always been free from rust, mainly on ac- 
count of vigorous growth and early maturity. Lb. 25c, post- 
paid; pk. 35c, bu. $1.25, 10 bu. $10.00. 

Cin\fi^n CAtiai-t^f* original seed of this sort was ob- 

Vl^/iUCII WIUSLCr. tained direct from Scotland, and was 
carefully planted and grown by us. It proves to be very hardy 
and a vigorous grower. In height it averages about the same 
as our famous Scottish Chief. The straw is very stiff, and is 
never known to lodge. It has a record of yielding 105 bushels 
to the acre, when other varieties in the same field yielded only 
50 to 60 bushels. The seed we offer of this sort is grown by 
us, therefore the genuine. lAt. 25e, postpaid; pk. 60c, bu. $1.25, 
10 bu. $10.00. 

I inccAn Osii-c This new oat has done remarkably well 
l^llJWUlll V/cX.L9*i„ all sections. It is very early and thus 
far proved to be rust proof. It has given wonderful results'" 
as a yielder; in one instance 170 bushels were grown from one 
bushel of seed. Straw is stiff and strong. Grain is handsome 
and is valuable for feeding as well as grinding for oatmeal, 
on account of its thin hull and heavy meat. lib. dOc, postpaid : 
pk. 25c, bu. 90c, 10 bn. $8.50. 



The straw is very stiflf, supporting: longr heads that stool 
freely and yield remarkably. The original seed stock was .se- 
lected from a crop that weighed over 45 pounds to the measured 

bnshel. The grain is as lieavy as any in existence today, and 
from recent tests proves it far superior to any white oats in 
cultivation. The Bonanza King has been carefully selected and 
improved for several years until it now stand's with a record 
that has never been equaled. We hope to supply all our cus- 
tomers who want to change their seed and every farmer knows 
that change of seed is a great benefit, and. as" long as such a 
grand variety can be had at as low a price, we believe it is to 
their advantage to do so. Order early as there promises to be 
an extraordinary large demand this spring. Lb. 25c postpaid) 
pk. 35c, bu. $1.00, 10 bu. $9.00. 

A^hifp I?liccf5in This splendid oat, although quite ex- 
▼ T iiit-Vrf rvu^^fla-ll* tensively grown in some sections, is 
not as well known as some of the older sorts, and is not re- 
ceiving the attention it deserves. Some farmers who are not 
acquainted with the Russian Oat have an idea it is very late. 
It will ripen from 4 to 6 days later than our earliest oat here 
in Minnesota. If a quantity of oats are to be sown it is always 
best to sow two kinds, an early and a late. Sow Scottish Chief 
for early, and for second early sow White Russian. It will not 
shell out even if it does get over ripe. Heavy rain storms will 
not lodge it, for it grows such stiff and strong straw. The 
kernels are of good size and uniform length. The heads are 
long, heavy laden, curve gracefully downward, sometimes 
nearly a foot in length, with kernels crowded closely together. 
It is in fact the prettiest white oat introduced, and will always 
bring the highest price on the market. In this great grain 
growing state, Minnesota, the Russian Oats are grown more 
extensively than any other sort, which speaks well for its su- 
periority in the grain market, as well as its earliness. Our 
seed of this variety has been carefully selected, and we high- 
ly recommend it to our customers. Lb, 25c, postpaid: pk. 30c, 
1»u. 90c, 10 bu. $8.50. , , r 



Scottisk Chief.— For illustration and description see inside front cover and page 6 . 



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BELT OF THE WORLD 



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RAPE. 



Dwarf Victoria. 



CULTURE— It can be sown in drills far 
enough apart to cultivate, or broad- 
cast. If sown in drills, but 7 pounds 
per acre is necessary. The best way 
is to sow it broadcast on very clean 
soil, or to sow it with your spring 
grain at the rate of 15 pounds per 
acre. After the grain is removed it 
will grow rapid Ij' and form excellent 
pasturage. If sown without cover of 
grain it matures more quickly and 
furnishes pasture sooner. In sowing 
cover it but , one inch deep. It is a 
^reat soil enricher, and as it is cheap 
it would not be amiss to sow in all 
fields where you intend to plow under 
in the fall, as rape plowed under en- 
riches the soil quickly. 

Dwarf Essex. I,\%';rn*tt; 

the sheep growers of America. It is 
highly recommended by Professor 
.Shaw, of the flinnesota Experimental 
Station, and many other leading 
authorities on stock feeding. It has 
yielded ten tons of green forage per 
acre, and has twice the feeding value 
of green clover. Sheep, swine, cattle 
a.nd poultry eat it readily, but it is 
particularly desirable for sheep on 
account of its fattening qualities. 
Rape will do well on almost any soil, 
but gives best results on corn" land. 
Professor Shaw saj's: "On 54 acres 
of rape, after winter rye had been re- 
moved, 537 sheep aiid lambs were 

fattened thereon, and IS steers fed for 59 d ays. The lowest averaf p s^^'h 
on lambs fed on rape alone was 7 to 8 pounds per month. Sow it like 
corn, or broadcast." Lb. 250, postpaid; 10 lbs 75c, 50 lbs. !{>3.oo, 
100 lbs. $5.00. 

A standard sort of German origin, sold 
by seedsmen in this country, and highly 
recommended by agriculturalists both in Europe and America. In our 
tests we find that Dwarf Essex will surpass it in its vigor of growth 
and hardiness. We will furnish Dwarf Victoria Rape at 
the following prices. Lb. 25c, postpaid; 10 lbs. 90c, 
100 lbs. $6.00. 

<cppl X7 ) "^^^ wonderful Grain from 

Russia. Russia has given us Bromus 
Snermis, the most notable addition to our list of grasses in 
many years She has come to the front with a grain which 
Is fully demonstrated to be of extraordinary value for growth 
■on poor soils and in drouthy sections. It is neither wheat, 
rye, nor barley, and yet it appears to be a combination 
of these. It is raorf like wheat than any of the others 
mentioned. For fattening cattle, poultry, horses, sheep, 
pigs, etc., it is claimed to be ahead of other grains; in fact 
a.11 kinds of animals seem to thrive on it Speltz is claimed 
to be ahead of corn, superior to oats and more profitable than 

wheat. Yields 80 
to 100 bushels of 
richer food than 

^ 'aiv <!m cwkm m 'mimwm m '«w corn, besides giving 
.t. ^>^^i!k&^i>,^MbiWl,imm^i//^MMl ^t, S as much as 4 tons 

of good hay per 
acre. Excellent for 
pasture and can 
also be fed in the 
green state. As a' 
green grass hay 
food it often gives 
100 leafy stalks 
from one seed, 
which show its 

heavystoolingpro- 

perties. The heads are somewhat 
similar to two rowed barley, the 
spikelets being separated from 
each other in such a manner that 
the crop is not easily injured by 
the weather. It is a heavy yielder. 
Will grow well and produce enor- 
mous crops on land where wheat 
will not grow any longer. It 
makes excellent pasture and good 
hay if cut at the proper season. 
The straw is stiff and does not 
lodge easily, and the grain does 
not shell out. Dry weather does 
not seem to have any eifect on it 
whatever. It is d wonderful 
stioler and a robust grower and can 
be fed same as oats with the hulls. 
In some sections the hull is 
separated from the grain which is 
ground into flour, same as wheat. 
Every farmer should grow it. Sow 
at the rate of 50 to 60 pounds per 
acre. Pkt. loc, lb. 20c, postpaid; 
25 lbs. 8sc, so lbs. $1.50, 100 lbs, 
$2.25, 500 lbs. $10.00. 

SPELTZ. 





DWARF ESSEX RAPE. 

FLAX FOR SOWING. 

The acreage in the Northwest last year was very large indeed. It 
should be sown late enough in the spring to avoid frost but as early 
as it is possible to do so in order to secure the early spring rains. 
When grown for the fibre about one bushel should be sown to the 
acre, but if for seed alone usually % bushel is sufficient. Cut it be- 
fore thoroughlv ripe and if the wea'ther is warm and the earth dry, 
let it He in the swath a few hours, when it should 
be raked and secured for the winter. Thresh dur- 
ing dry weather in the fall months. Lb. 25c, post- 
paid; pk. 50c, bu. $1.75. 

ITPAQIIVIXF? (See cut.) (Reana Ivuxmnans.) 
J L»V/Oll^ I IL^, A. wonderfully prohfic forage 
plant which somewhat resembles corn, but the 
leaves are broader and the stalk contains a large 
amou t of saccarine matter. Its value lies in the 
fact that it can be cut several times during the season. 
.; and when allowed to remain without being cut at- 
tains a height of 12 feet. Our experience shows that 
it is particularly 
adapted to the Mid- 
dle or Southern 
States Seed should 
be sown after the 
ground is perfectly 
warm and the 
weatJher settled, at 
the rate of about 4 
pounds per acre. The 
iDcst plan is to plant 
in drills, 3 feet apart, 
putting in 3 seeds 
about every 12 in- 
ches in the drill. 
1=4 lb. 35c, lb. 90c, 
postpaid; 5 lbs. lots, 
75c per lb. 




TEO UTE. 



MINNESOTA EARLY 
AMBER SUGAR 
CANE. 

(See cut.) This is the only variety of 
cane that makes a fine syrup, clear as 
crystal. Cane syrup made from our 
Early Amber Cane, grown right here 
in Minnesota, has become famous. 
All kinds of stock are ex- 
ceedingly fond of it, and the farmers 
all over the country are beginning to 
realize that it is one of the best green 
fodder plants that can be procured. 
Its earline-'s adapts it to almost 
every section of the. country, and its 
enormous yield often reaching 20 to 
25 bushels of seed, and as high as 150 
to 250 gallons of svrup per acre, has 
made it invaluable for large growers. 
It is exceedingly difficult to procure 
pure seed, but we believe that the 
stock we have to offer is the best that 
can be obtained. Lb 20c, postpaid; 
10 lbs. 50c., 50 lbs. .S2.00, 100 lbs S3.S0. 




SUGAR CANE 



M AV'S NORTH ERN GROWN SEEPS BEST FOR ALL CLIMES H 




VETCHES. 
The Wonderful Sand or 
Hairy Vetch. 

(Vicia Villosa.) (See cut.) Sometimes called 
tlie Winter "Vetch. This useful plant is noted 
for its extreme hardiness and promises to be 
highly valuable as a cover crop to prevent 
leeching, as well as lor forage and fertilizing 
IJurposes. It is an annual, but drops its 
seeas freely, and will come up year after year 
on the same groviiid. The Washing-ton De- 
partment of Agriculture estimates the value 
of an acre of this Vetch ijlowed under equi- 
valent to putting into the ground $16to$45 
worth of commercial fertilizer One import- 
ant feature is that a sowing made in August 
or September covers the ground before 
winter sets in and prevents washing of the 
soil during the winter a:nd early spring, thus 
saving a great portion of soluble mineral 
fertilizers contained in soil, which otherwise 
would wash or leech out. It can also be 
sown in April and will be ready to cut by the 
middle of July, the second g^rowth affording 
excellent hog pastiire during the summer The 
yield of green forage varies from eo to 15 
tons per acre, equal to 3 or 4 tons when cured 
A^i^Au^^ <*nw in drills using 30 lbs. per acre. Lb. 25c, postpaid; 10 lbs $1.25, 25 lbs. or over loc per lb. 
.^MPOPTAlSTT-Thrsee^ we^^ true Sand Vetch (Vicia Villosa). Do not confound this with the Spring 

v>trhfVicia Sativa) sold by some seedsmen as the Sand Vetch. ^ . ^ ^ , 

Vetch (Viua saxiva; huiuj. ^ These are a species of pea, and grown e;:tensively for stock 

SorinST VetClieS or lcirc». feeding. They are excellent food for hogs and also a most 
valuable fertilizer. Prom 50 to 60 lbs. are sown per acre and cultivated same as field peas. Lb. 25c, post- 
paid; 10 lbs. 75c, 100 J5;50^^ Valuable for dry sands or poor soils. Sow 25 lbs. to the acre. Lb. 

Kidney Vetcn, 350. postpaid; 10 ibs. .$2.25 

MAMMOTH RUSSIAN SUNFLOWER. 

. twenty-two inches in diameter, and contain an immense amount of seed, 

vdiu^v.^ - , armers and poultry breeders, who h 

foodfor fowls: It is the "best egg=producing food known for pmjUry^ 




wh^^h is^^^^^^^^"^^./^^y havejried it, as an excellent and cheap 



THOUSAND HEADED KALE. 

A native of Europe, producing a tremendous mass 
of beautiful cut and curled leaves, which are long, 
large and rich, of abeautiful green color, and are 
eagerly sought and eaten by sheep, horses and 
cattle." The seed can be sown "early in April or any 
time thereafter until midsummer. The best way is 
to plant with a garden drill, dropping the seeds 
about eiglit inches apart in the row, and the rows 
twelve inches apart each way. One pound this way 
wili be sufficient for an acre, but if you wish to sow 
it broadcast use three pounds per acre. Our 
Thousand Headed Kale is hardier than Rape, and 
therefore becomes a magnificent plant to sow in 
conjunction with Rape, so that you can figureto pas- 
ture sheep, cattle hogs and poultry amonthtoeight 
weeks longer by having a few acres of Thousand 
Headed Kale than you can on Rape alone. Itgrows 
to a height of three or four feet, the roots penetra- 
ting to a great depth in the subsoil, so that the 
plant is not affected by drought. It grows with 
great rapidity after being fed off and flourishes in 
all kinds of soils. Lb 35c, postpaid; lo Ibs. .$2.00, 
100 Ibs. S17.50 




It can be raised cheaper than corn, 

Everj' farmer should 
I the middle of July, 
lue of the seed as a 

J , .eaves make capital 

fodder^ wh'le its strong, thick stalk can be pro- 
fitably used as fuel. Per 02. sc per lb. 250, 3 Ibs. 
65c, postpaid; 10 Ibs. 75c, 100 Ibs. $6.00. 

VELVET BEAN. 

This bean is creating a great sensation in the 
South and Middle North. It is certain to be- 
come one of the best of the green manure or fer- 
tilizing plants. It is a tremendous grower, very 
prolific, vines running trom 12 to IS feet long. 
It is the bean to try everywhere; it no dou^t 
will make as much green herbage as any plant 
grown. It is new and we urge every farmer 
to give it a tn'al this season. Pkt. loc, pt. 25c, 
qt. 35c, postpaid; pk. jsc, bu. .$3.25. 



LUPINS. 



One of the best plants known for reclaiming poor 
and particularly sandy and old worn out land. 

By plowing in the Lupins such land can be made 
very valuable. It is so highly valued in Ger- 
many that it is called the "Gold of the Desert" 
or Desert Reclaimer. "When dried for fodder it 
is very good for sheep. Lb. 2sc, postpaid; IO-- 
ibs. 90c, 100 Ibs. $8.00. 




THOUSAND HEADED KALE. 



GROWN IN THE GOLDEN GRAIN BELT OF 




GIANT SPURRY.: 



Spurry is of great value for light or tWn ground, and several years' experimenting at 
the Michigan Agricultural College has proven that it is the only plant which can be 
grown on poor, sandy, dry soil, that will surely return a paying yield. Dr Manley 
Stiles, of Lansing, Mich., calls it the clover of sandy soils, yielding 7,700 pounds per 
acre. In another report to the Michigan Agricultural Station, he says: The Spurry 
has shown wonderful productiveness. Its value as a manurial plant on light soils is 
pronounced. It seems to enrich the soil more rapidly than other plants. It is readily 
eaten by cows, sheep and cattle. The reports received from parties who have tested 

Giant Spurry are very gratifying indeed. 
Everybody pronounces it a tremendous hay 
producer, and by all odds the best green fer- 
tilizer. Lb. 25c, postpaid; 10 lbs (enough for 
1 acre) 95c, 50 lbs. $4.00, 100 lbs $6.90. 




Why You Should Plant 
Giant Spurry. 




Because it is the most prolific fodder and 
hay plant for sandy soils, for worn out land, 
for poor and doubtful soils known. 

It flourishes on sandy, worn out soils, 
where no other plant flourishes, and returns 
big yields every time. 
It comes next to clover as a fertilizer. Take the poorest land or the worst land 
that you can imagine and sow 20 lbs. of Giant Spurry per acre. Do this two years, 
and yoTi will have a soil for wheat, oats and potatoes. 

The American Agriculturist and all prominent agricultural writers urge the plant- 
ing of Spurry. 

CULTURE OF GIANT SPURRY.— It is of very rapid growth and is sown the latter part 
of March, April or May, at the rate of 10 pounds per acre if wanted for hay The seed 

is sown broadcast on well prepared soil and covered lightly by harrowing. It germinates quickly, and in from 6 to 8 
weeks is readv to cut. It is usually cut for hay the first time, and pastured afterward for the rest of the summer If 
wanted as a fertilizer, 20 pounds per acre are sown, and when from IS^to 20 inches high, plowed Under. Two crops can 
be plowed under in one year on account of its quick growth- 

Dlf^P Valuable as an attraction for wild fowls. Sown in large quantities along the edges of ponds, lakes and streams. It 
IS-^U lvlwl-<r« can be successfully sown either in the winter or spring, but often the best results are obtained when sown during the 
fall months, generally about the middle of September. It lies dormant all winter when sown in the fall, and in the spring commences to sprout 
as soon as the weather becomes warm, reaching the surface generally the first part of June. It grows very rapidly in one to eight feet of water, 
ripening late in August or early in September The best plan is to sow it broadcast from a boat i;i 2 or 3 feet of water having a mud bottom. 
In large ponds or lakes it purifies the water, affords a refuge for the small fry from the large fish, as well as furnishing the small fry with plen- 
ty of food from the animalculae upon the stocks; for planting in fish ^onds it is equally desirable. It also does well along the shores of marshes, 
and makes a good hay. Its value to the sportsmen as a bait for fowl is being realized more each year. Lb.25C, postpaid; iolbs.$l.6o, loolbs. $15.00. 



$1.25 

Each 




Mai's Eureka Seeder. 

A First=CIass, Perfect 
Seed Sower for $1.25. 

This sows any seed perfectly 
as well as the Cyclone. It is 
well and strongly made and 
sells for 50 cents less. In using 
this machine there is no chance 
for skipping, even if you do not 
walk exactly straight or take 
long steps, as some of the seed 
is continually being thrown 8 
to 10 feet ahead of operator, 
and sufiicient lap is made on 
account of not seeding so heavy 
at edges, that a slight crook 
will not be noticed. Canberegu- 
lated instantly to sow any seed 




- Triumph Corn 
Planter, 

With Pumpkin Seed At- 
tachment, for$i.oo. 

This is made by the same firm 
which turns out the well known 
"Triumph," but has the ad- 
ditional feature of a Pumpkin 
Seed Attachment, which makes 
it particularly valuable for 
farmers. Triumph Corn Planter 
without Pumpkin Seed Attach- 
ment, 80 cents. 

The Cyclone Seed= 
er, $1.75- 

Will sow timothy, clover, 
wheat, oats, rye, buckwheat, 
hungarian, bone dust, red top, 
turnip, millet, corn, cotton and 
all other grains and seeds per- 
fectly even and any desired 
amount to the acre, and from 
40 to 60 acres a day. The ma- 
chine is strictly first-class in 
every respect; the bag or 
hopper is extra large and made 
from heavy ducking. It sows 
clover 36 feet to a round; 
timothy, 27 feet ; millet, 36 
feet; flax, 36 feet; wheat, 50 
feet; oats. 36 feet;bar]ey, 40 
feet; rye, 50 feet, etc. 




Champion Dry Powder Gun. 

This useful ma- 
chine supplies a 
long felt want in 
that it applies 
the pure Paris 
Green in dust 
form direct to 
the potato vines, 
killing the bugs 
quicker and more 
efiectu ally than 
in any other 
manner. The 
long tubes carry 
the dust away 
from the operator 
so far that there 
is no danger of 
poisoning. Two 
rows can be powdered at a time. A man can 
green ten acres quicker with this machine than 
he could one with the old fashioned sprinkling 
cans. It is invaluable to large growers and a 
very handy machine for the Garden, Vineyard, 
Tobacco Fields and a hundred other places 
which will suggest themselves if you have one. 
It is very strongly built, is light, weighing but 
6 lbs. (13 lbs. when boxed). The tubes are ad- 
justable to any width of row and are in sections 
so that any length can be used. There are four 
styles of nozzles with each machine, adjustable 
waste strap, front piece, etc. with each machine 
"7.50 each. 




Little Giant Duster, ^^'^ 



is a 



smaller ma- 
chine made on the sameprinciple as the Champion 
or private gardens and small truckers $5 each. 



Improved Cahoon Seed Sower. 



The old standard make for sowing wheat, oats, 
hemp, barley, rye, buckwheat, grass seeds, etc. 
The grain is held in a tight sheet -iron hopper, sur- 
rounded by a bag, which will hold a bushel of seed. 
This is suspended by a strap from the operator's 
neck, and held in position by a strap around the 
waist. The seed is thrown from 8 to 20 feet on 
each side of the operator the heaviest seed being, 
of course, thrown the greatest distance. A man will 
easily sow from 4 to 6 acres per hour with this machine 
which weighs 5% pounds. $3.00 each. 

For Cultivators, Sprayers and Sundries 
see page 109 to iii. 

Improved Acme Potato Planter. Page 50. 




CAHOON SEED SOWER. 



> MA\::;S NORTHERN GROWN SEEDS BEST FOR ALL CLIMES^ 



Northern Grown Seed Potatoe 

Otir Potato Farms being the most extensive in the Northwest, 
situated in Washington Countv, one of the most fertile spots of 
Minnesota, and where the soil is most conducive to the successful 
cultivation, we supplv our customers with stock such as few 
seedsmen are in a position to do Our large storage cellars give 
us special facilities for handling our stock 

We have for years made a specialty of potato growing, and 
have introduced several new -varieties of great merit, such as 
the Algoma, Bismai-k, May's Late and inanv others Two years ago 
we introduced the Netted Gem, (the great Montana seedhng whi.-ii 
we illustrate on the inside front cover,) which 
we feel eclipses all the other varieties of late introduc- 
tion Our extensive experiments have led us to select stock ot 
extraordinary quality, and our patrons can be assured that 
if earh', medium or late sorts are required they will receive 
same true to name. 

We ask a careful perusal of our list, and our prices will lie 
found low considering the quality and variety. 





We are often asked sf we ship more than one variety of pota 
toes in a barrel This we do, placing one kind in the barrei 
loose, the rest in separate sacks, making: no extra charge for 
bag's, barrels or packing 



(See cut.) A grand new potato, a quick maturing main crop 
variety, of best keeping qualities and rare productiveness. A new 

white skin, main crop pota.to. It is a splendid new potato, 
much resembling Rural New Yorker No. 2, of which it is a 
seedling. It is decided Ijf better than its parent, the tubers 
being quite uniform in size, with bttt few small ones among 
them. It is from 4 to 6 days later than the parent stock. 
The color is the same, the skin and flesh being white In fact 
it can be justly claimed for. Sir Walter Raleigh that it is the 
whitest fleshed and finest grained potato on the whole list of 
main crop sorts, not even excepting the Snowflakes It prom- 
ises to supersede all other sorts of its class on account of its 
sterling excellence. On the grounds of the Rural New Yorker 
it proved the best and heaviest croper of 49 varieties. Farmers 
who pl.'int this sort are practically certain of getting big re- 
turns on their investment, as it invariably jnelds big crops 
and the potatoes alwaj's bring a good price on the tnarket 
Lb 25c, 3 lbs 70c, pk 6sc, bu .$2.25, bbl , (2 3=4 bu.) $5.50. 

EARLY HARVEST. iJ,Z"mLtr^SLr^i 

gor and a heavy yielder. For an earl3' potato this has no sup- 
erior. Resembles somewhat the Polaris, but much more 
vigorous and productive, and of the very best quality, 
'-sc, 3 lbs. 70c, pk. 65c, bu. $3.00, bbl. (3 3=4 bu.) $.s.oo. 

i-^ftfl\r risifl^f^f (^^^ Cut.) Grows a rather spai'e, upright 
MLtflt ly I a<a.l iVC-iL* top, matures its crop very quickly, and pro- 
duces heavy yields of large, smooth potatoes, with very few small ones. 
Lh. 25c, I !.:."65C, bu $2 00, bbl (a 3=4 bu ) $5 00 

J-.'iliic--' 'T'*'in*ii^r\V* Color, a beautiful light red. Size, 

Oil^a iriUmpn. medium, very uniform in growth, 

^hape, nearly round; flesh white, very mealy when cooked. Lb. 25c, 
pk 65c, bu. $2 00, bb! (2 3-4 bu.) $5.00. " 

Psit-K/ PnS-f Bin*^ A strong grower In form and colbr it 
t^iAlty I flja LBJliiC. resembles the Early Rose, but in quality it 
surpasses it The quality, shape and color are of the l)est. We have 
raised this potato ourselves on a large scale, and find it to be a very 
early sort and a splendid cropper. Our cu.stomers can make no mistake in 
planting the Early Fortune. Lb 25c, pk. 65c, bu. $2 00, bbl. (3 3-4bu.) 5.00. 






EARLY MARKET 



SIR WALTER RALEIGH. 
Rscfni?St"r'l(r A luxuriant, healthy grower, free" from disease, 
JLVisiiiCLA blight, scab or rot. A medium early sort which 

we introduced last season; originated in Germany. It 
is of medium length, smooth, white, containing a large 
per cent of starch. The Amines are vigorous and very 
productive Its crowning merit lies in its cooking 
qualities, which wiri uRimately place Bismarck on every 
table where quality is appreciated. Its handsome, 
pure white appearance attracts the atten tion of all. 
Lb. 25c, pk. 75c, bu. $2.50, bbl. (2 3=4 bu.) $6.25. 
f^itfl-%r f^t^irk These are so well 

nariy UniO. known as to need 
hardly any description. Very earlj-, and is 
always fit for tise before fully ripe. 
Lb 25c, pk. 50c, bu, $1.75, 
bbl. (2 3-4 bu.) .$4.50. 

May's Late. J^JulX^^t 

potato for general and late tise we 
know of. Flesh white, cooking 
qualities unsurpassed. Vines of 
vigorous growth, and will stand 
the drought better than most 
varieties The tubers of uniform 
size. We regard this as the most 
valuable late variety. It is enor- 
mously productive, and the inost 
profitable potato that can be 
grown. Lb 25c, postpaid; pk 50c, 
bu. $1.75. bbl. (2 3=4 bu.) $4.50. 

The Acme Tubular 
Potato Planter. 

f fir* This is undoubtedly 
M.,\j\jm tjig rnost improved, 
strongest and yet the most sim- 
ple planter on the market at 
the present time. It plants uni- 
formly in all kinds of soil. It 
is far ahead of the common 
Acme, and experience proves to 
us that it is worth twice as 
much to any farmer. It 
does its work quicklv 
and equally as well 
as many of the potato 
planters sold at ten 
times its price. $1.00. 



$ 




CROWN IN TME„|iOLDElN GRAIN BELT OF THE WORLCR 



51 




A FEW WORDS ABOUT OUR FLOWER SEEDS. 

All flower seeds sent free by mait on receipt of price. Full cultural directions are 
given on back of each package, and if such instructions are followed out, success is 
certain. 

SPECIAL ATTENTION has been given to the collections named on this and the 
following pages. The best varieties are used in these and otir customers c^n rely on 
receiving special values whenever they order our collections. 



erm auy v-ears expe -ience in grovvuig and handling flower seeds, in which time we have tested thousands of varieties, we present here- 
... enlist of choce sorts, such as we know are of easy growth and well fitted for successful cultivation ^^5' amateurs. _ -rpsTBu. 

By carefttl test and selection each vear we are enabled to offer our customers the choicest stocks only. OUR SEEDS ARE ALL rbbltiD 
for puritv of type as well as germinating qualities, so that none but THE tiEST are seat to our customers. 

Annuals bloom and die the first season from seed. Biennials are varieties which produce leaves the first year and bloom the following season; 
however, a large iTuni^er, if the seed is sown early, will produce an abundance of flowers the first season. Perennials are varieties that last ycat- 
after year and bjossom annually. Rich, light, sandy loam is best adapted to growing flower seeds. Extreme care should be taken in 

planting, to see that seeds are not covered too de_eplj% for therein in a great measure depends the success 

or failure of culti' ^ j j j-i -.--.r u „..<- ^ „ „.,i.. 

ly, and coarse, I 
nrocuce strong, 
light. 

While we do not oflfer any premiums on flower seeds we invariably give extras of otir selection 
amounting to at least 25 per cent, of the value of the order, if it amounts to $1.00 or over. This 
rule, however, does not apply to special off"ers, nor to florists and others who buy seed ia bulk. 




ABROBRA VIRIDIFLORA. 

Perennial. 

A quick growing, half hardy climber 
with rich, dark green foliage and bright scar- 
let fruit. Pkt. sc. 

ABRONIA UnBELLATA. 

(Sand Verbena.) Annual. 
A pretty trailing plant producing clus-_ 
ters of sweet scented Verliena like flowers of 
a rosy lilac hue with a white eye. Plot, gc- 
ABUTILON. 

(Flowering Maple.) (Chinese Bell Flower.) 
Tender Perennial. 
Blegant plants for house or conservatory 
culture— Beautiful, drooping, bell shaped 
blossoms. 

FINE MIXED. Of various shades and colors. 
Pkt. sc. 

BOULE DE NEIGE. Pure white, Pkt. sc. 
ACANTHUS LATIFOLIUS. 

Hardy Perennial. 

Valuable for its tall, stately foliage and 
long spikes of bloom. Pkt. sc. 

ACHILLEA. 
The Pearl. (Sneezewort.) 
Hardy Perennial. 
Most beautiful double, pure white blos- 
soms borne in clusters in great profusion 
during the summer months. One of the best 
and hardiest in our entire list. Pkt. sc. 

ACONITUM NAPELLUS. 

(Monk's Hood or Wolfsbane.) 
Hardy Perennial. 
Produces long spikes of helmet shaped 
flowers. Pine for planting among shrub- 
bervorinshadycornersofthegarden. Pkt. sc. 

ACROCLiNIUM. 
Annual. 

Lovely white and rosy pink flowers, 
which, in the bud state, can be dried and used 
in winter boiiqucts. 

ALBUn, white. FiOSEUM, : Pink. MIXED, all. 
colors. Pkt. sc. 



For the benefit of our patrons who do 
not know just what to select we offer the 
following collections of our selection. Thej' 
are sure to please and oftentimes rare and 
valuable varieties will be found among them. 



NO. 49. 

NO. so. 

NO. 51. 

NO. S3. 
NO. S3. 
NO. 54. 

NO SS. 

NO. s6. 

NO. 57. 
NO. 58. 
lO. 59. 



6 Packets Summer Flowering An- 
nuals. 25c. 



1 2 Packets Summer Flo wering An- 
nuals. 50c. 



25 Packets Summer Flowering 
Annuals. $1.00. 



6 Packets Hardy Perennials. 23c. 



12 Packets Hardy perennials, soc. 



12 Packets Quick Growing Annual 
Climbers, soc. 



12 Paclcets Easy Growing Annuals 
for House Culture. 50c. 

12 Packets Quick Growing Annuals 
suited for Porch or Window Boxes. 
50c. 



12 Packets Choice Growing An- 
nuals for Bouquets, etc. S^c. 

An Old-Fashioned Garden— 1 2 Pkts. 
Choice Perennials, soc. , 



Everlasting Flowers — 6 packets- 
Separate sorts. 2SC. 



(Pheasants Eye.) 
AESTIVALIS. Annual. Bright scarlet blos- 
soms. Pkt. sc., oz. 20C. 

VERNALIS. Perennial. Very showy, yellow 
flowers. Pkt. sc., oz. zsc. 

AQERATUM. 
(Floss Flower.) Annual. 
Blue, White, Rose, flixed. Pkt. 5c., oz, 

AQROSTEMMA. 

(Rose of Heaven.) Annual. 
Fine for cut flowers. Rose color, Mixed. 
Pkt. sc., oz. 20c. 

ALONSOA. 
(Mask Flower.) AnnuaL 
Fine for bedding plants producing scarlet 
and white blossoms in great profusion, Pkt. 
SC. oz. 30C. 

ALYSSUM. 
GOLDEN STAR. Perennial. Single plants easily 
cover a square foot in a single season, and 
produce many hundreds of bright yellow 
flower heads. Pkt. sc. 

LITTLE BEAUTY. Annual. Of dwarf compact 
habit, seldom growing over 8 inches in 
height, and covered the entire season with 
pure white blossoms. Pkt. 5c. 
SWEET SCENTED. Annual, A most polifie 
bloomer. Pkt. sc., oz. 15c.. 1-4 40c, 
AHARANTHUS. 
Annual. 

A very graceful class of highly ornamen,t» 
al plants, growing tall and stately. 
CAUOATUS. (Love lies bleeding.) Blood red, 
drooping, 3 feet high. Pkt. 5c., oz. 20c. 
SALICIFOLIUS. (Fountain Plant.) Of^ra- 
midal, droopixg habit, branching clGrae' to 
the ground. Pkt. 5c, 

TRICOLOR SPLENDENS. (Joseph's Coat.) 
Foliage, variegated crimson, yeliow arid 
green. Pkt 5c. 

MIXED. All the above and many others. P.kt.sc 
AMPELOPSIS VEITCHL 
(Japan or Boston Ivy.) Hardy Perennial. 
The well-known climber, easily grOw^n 
from seed. Pkt. 5c., oz. 20c. 



MAVS NORTHERN GROWN SEEDS BEST rORALL CLIMES« 




MAY'S ASTERS. 

These cTcr jjopular annuals require a rich, 
lig-ht soil, and in hot, dry weather should be 
thoroughly mulched with well rotted manure, 
and frequently supplied with liquid manure. 
The extra care and labor will be well repaid by 
the increased size and qualitv of bloom. 
FIRE KINQ. 
• One of the most brilliantly colored 
Asters we have ever seen. The flowers are of 
enormous size, a rich shade of deep crimson, and 
often measure as much as 5 inches in diameter. 
The blooms are of jperfect form, the petals deep, 
heavy and slightly incurved. The plant is a vig- 
orous, upright growler, about 15 or IS inches in 
height and produces its mammoth blossoms in 
■wonderful profusion late in the season. This 
variety mtist not be confounded with the small 
growing, dwarf sort that is being offered by 
some firms. Pkt. 15c. 

SNOWBALL. 
Valuable for massing in beds or 
pot culture. It grows to a height of abont 15 
inches, and bears lai-ge, rather globe-shaped, 
pure white flowers. The plant is of upright, 
bushy habit and has been known to bear as 
many as 25 or 30 flowers. The vigorous, 
healthj^ habit of the plant and the freedom with 
which the flowv°rs are produced recommend it to 
everyone. Pkt. 150. 

ONE PACKET OF EACH OF THE ABOVE 
ASTERS FOR 25c. 



COLLECTION ISO. 60. 

One packet of each of the five 
illustrated on this page for 500. 



Asters 





BLUE DANUBE. 

Large incurved blooms of a beautiful light blue 
color. Pkt. IOC. 

PRIMROSE PINK. 

Petals lon^ and curiously twisted, cut and inter- 
twined, of a delicate pink color. Pkt. loc. 

NEW BRANCHING. 

The plants of this beautiful variety are vei-y strong 
growers and have a marked tendency for branching. 
The flowers are borne on long stems, are 4 inches or 
more in diameter, the petals being broad and long and 
many of them more or less twisted and curled. 

Pure White, Pkt. loc. Lavender, Pkt. loc. 
Bright Crimson, Pkt. loc. Blue, Pkt. loc. 
Clear Pink, Pkt. loc 

ANY 3 FOR 25c 

GIANT COHET 
FLOWERED. 

Perfection in Aster cultttre finds 
its cnlmination in this grand and 
noble race of these highly prized 
annuals. The flowers are of mag- 
nificent size and jjroportions, 
many of tliem measuring 6 inches 
in diameter. The blooms are 
composed of long, twisted, wavy 
petals gracefully formed into 
loose, but densely double, semi- 
globular bunches of entrancing 
beauty resembling some of the 
finest Chrysanthemums. The 
pLants are of most luxuriant 
growth attaining a height of 15 
inches, each plant bearing from 
20 to 30 of these magnificent 
flowers on long stems which ren- 
der them vahiable for cutting 
purposes. We offer them in 9 sep- 
arate colors as follows: Crimson, 
Pure White, Bright Rose, Light 
Blue, Dark Blue, Lavender, 
Yellow, Striped Blush and Salmon 
Rose. Per Packet, loc, or the entire 
collection for 7sc. 

COMET. 

In the whole list of Asters this 
is one of the most artistic and 
beautiful. The outer petals are 
curled and twisted, recurving, 
while the center consists of a 
whorl of shorter curled and twist- 
ed ones, the whole forming flowers 
of large size and rare beauty, re- 
sembling Japanese Chrysanthe- 
mums. Light Blue, Crimson, Red, 
White, Pink. Per Pkt. 5c. 

COLLECTION OF 5 PACKETS, 20c. 
MIXED, ALL COLORS, PKT. sc. 



GIANT COHET FLOWERED ASTER. 
PRIDE OF BERLIN. 

This beautiful new varietv 
possesses so many points of excep- 
tional merit that we offer it to ourpatrons with 
the assurance that it will please in every parti- 
cular. The plants grow from 15 to 18 inches 
high, forming bushy, oval shaped heads, which 
are closely set with blooms of various shades 
and colors, each bush bearing from 75 to 100 
of these exquisite blossoms. Pkt. 15c., 2 for 25c. 

COMET FLOWERED LADY ASTER. 

A splendid variety of recent introduction- 
The flowers, produced in the greatest proftision' 
are borne on long graceful stems. The foliage 
is quite distinct, being long and narrow. The petals of 
the flowers are also long and graceful. The whole plant 
and flower present such a display of grace and beaut v as 
is seldom seen in any flower, so that it can be truly called 
the Queen of all Asters. Pkt. loc 3 for 25c. 



COLLECTION NO. 61. 
13 packets Choice Asters, in various colors, no two 
alike for 50c. 

COLLECTION NO. 62. 
25 packets Choice Asters, including 3 fancy named 
varieties, no two alike for $1.00. 



COMET-FLOWERED LADY ASTER. 




ASTER, PRIDE OF BERLIN. 



CROWN IN THE GOLDEN 



GRAIN 



BELT OF THE WORLD 



53 



ASTERS CONCLUDED. 

DWARF OSTRICH FEATHER. The Bride. 

This variety is of dwarf branching hahit of growth, with long 
curled petals resembling a Japanese Chrysanthemum. The bloom is of 
large size and form, pui'e white when iirst opened, but gradually changing to 
rose color. A distinct novelty and sure to please all lovers of these popular 
flowers. Pkt. 25c. 

GERMAN QLOBE. 

Beautiful, large, globe shaped, incurved blooms. Blue, Pink, White, 
nixed, Pkt. sc. 

GOLIATH. 

Of largest size, tall and branching freelv. 
Rose, Red. Light Blue, Peach Blossom, Mont Blanc. 
«f 7 lor 50c. 

IMBRIQUE POMPON. 

White, Rose, Violet, Brick Red. 



Crimson, Dark Blue, Dark 
Pkt. IOC The collection 



Fine imbricated flowers of perfect form. 
Pkt. sc. The four for 1 5c. 

niQNON. 

One of the best for cutting, bearing an enormous quantitv of good sized 
blooms on each plant. White, Light Blue, Peach Blossom. Pkt. 10c. The 3 for 
35c. 

QUEEN OF THE MARKET. 

Yery early, blooming 3 weeks earlier than other asters, of branching habit. 
White, Purple, Light Blue, Pink, Crimson. Pkt loc. The 5 for 40c. 

QUILLED ASTERS. 

Quill shaped petals bunched in a mass. Blue, Pink, White, Sulphur Yellow, 
Pkt. sc. The 4 for isc. 

SEHPLE'S BRANCHING. 

Largely grown by florists for cutting purposes. Branches freely producing 
large perfect flowers from 4 to 6 inches in diameter. Crimson, 'Light Blue, 
Purple, Red, Shell Pink, White. Pkt. 10c. The 6 for 50c. 

VICTORIA. 

Blooms of largest size, very double, Incurved, from 20 to 40 to a plant- 
White, Scarlet, Sky Blue, Peach Blossom, Pink, White tinted rose. Pkt loc. 
The 6 for 50c. 

CHRISTMAS TREE ASTER. 

(See Cut.) Of branching habit. It 
■comes into blossom very early and is the 
most profuse bloomer ever introduced, it 
being no uncommon sight to see small 
plants with from 75 to 150 well devel- 
oped flowers. In separate colors. White, 
Pink, Red, Blue, Mixed. Pkt. isc 

ASPARAGUS. 
PLUMOSUS NANUS. (Lace Fern.) Ten- 
der Perennial. Large Pkt. 25c, small 
Pkt IOC. 

SPRENQERI. (Emerald Feather.) 
Pkt. IOC. 

VERTICILLIATUS. Hardy with slight 
protection. Pkt. loc. 

ASPERULA. 

Annual. 

Lavender blue, sweet scented flowers. 
A long bloomer. Fine for rock work. 
FPkt. sc, oz. loc. 

ANCHUSA CAPENSIS. 

(African Forget-me-Not.; Annual. 
EPurple blossoms. Fine for cutting. 
M>kt. IOC, oz. 25c. 

ANEHONE. 

(Windflower.) Perennial. 
^CANADENSIS. White, Pkt. sc. 
JJAPONICA. nixed, rose and white. 
FPkt. sc. 




DWARF OSTRICH FEATHER ASTER. 




ASTERS. VARIOUS SORTS. 

CROWN OR COCARDEAU. 

The blossoms are all distinguished by a white centre. 
Mixed colors. Pkt. loc. 

QLOBE PAEONY FLOWERED. 
Very early, of large size. Mixed Colors. Pkt. loc. 

HARLEQUIN. 
Double, striped aud blotched. Pkt. loc. 

LILLIPUTIAN, WHITE. 

Small, double, fine for bou- 
quets. Pkt. IOC. 

TALL CHRYSANTHEMUn, WHITE. 

Fine large blooms on long 
stems. Excellent for cutting. 
Pkt IOC. 

TRUFFANTS PAEONY FLOWERED. 

The largest and best of the 
recurved asters. Pkt. loc. 



COLLECTION NO. 61. 

I Pkt. of each of these 6 varied- 
ties for 50c. 



ROYAL MIXED. 

Fine for Amateurs. A special 
mixture containing about 20 
varieties of best standard and 
some high priced named sorts. 
Pkt, IOC, oz. 50c. 

COMMON niXED, 

A good assortment of stand- 
ard sorts, including both tall and 
dwarf. Pkt. sc oz. 30c. 



CHRISTMAS TREE ASTER. 




ANTIQONON. 



PULSATILLA. Violet Lilac. 
Pkt. sc. 

ST, BRIGID. Large, handsome, 
semi-double blossoms, resem- 
bling Poppies. Pkt. sc. 
SYLVESTRIS. White. Pkt. 5c. 
One packet of each for 2sc. 

ANTIGONON 
Or Mountain Rose. 

A distinct and handsome 
climber, bearing a great abun- 
dance of flowers the entire 
length of the vine. The blos- 
soms are of a rich scarlet color, 
semi-double, resembling minia- 
ture roses. It is a most rapid 
grower when once established. 
To secure best results the seed 
should be sown early in the 
house and transplanted when 
danger from frost is past. 
Pkt. IOC, oz. 40C. 

ARABIS ALPINUS. 

Rock Cress. 
Perennial. Very early, white. 
Fine for rockeries. Pkt. sc. 



AQUILEGIA. 

(Columbine.) Hardy Perennial. 
CHRYSANTH A— Bright Golden 
Yellow. Pkt. IOC. 
CHRYSANTH A ALBA. Semi- 
double. White. Pkt. IOC. 
COERULEA— (From the Rocky 
Mountains.) Sepals deep blue, 
petals white. Pkt. loc. 
GLANDULOSA— Blue and white. 
Pkt. loc. 

SINGLE niXED— Pkt, 5c, oz. 25c. 
DOUBLE MIXED— Pkt. sc, oz.2SC. 

One packet each of four named 
varieties 30c. 

ANTIRRHINUM. 

SUNRISE. The most beautiful 
dwarf growing, bushj' variety 
ever introduced. Flowers are 
a handsome shade of yellow 
and produced in great profu- 
sion the entire season. It is 
not only desirable for beds and 
groups, but also for pot cul- 
ture, the charming bright 
blossoms and upright habit of 
the plant making it very de- 
sirable for this purpose. Pkt. IOC. 




j>/V\AVS INd^THERN OROWNjSEEDS BEST FOR ALL CLIMES^ 




ANTIRRHINUn. 

(Snapdragon.) Perennial. 
TALL LARGE FLOWERING 
SORTS. Most beautiful and 
showy. 

ALBUM. Pure White 
BRILLJANT. Scarlet, golden 
and white. 

CRESCiA. Deep Scarlet. 
FIREFLY. Scarlet, white 
throat. 

KERMESINUM. Crimson. 
LUTEUM. Yellow. 
ROMEO. Deep rose, spotted 
ellow. 

TRIATUM. Strined. 
YELLOW and ORANGE. 
Choice. 

FINEST MIXED. All colors. 

Per packet loc or one each 
of the lo named varieties 
ior 75c. 

BALLOON VINE. 

(Love in a puff.) Annual. 
A rapid growing climber. Seed 
■pods resemble miniature balloons. 
Pkt. 5c, oz. 15c. 

BALSAM. 
(Lady Slipper.) Annual. 
HAIDEN BLUSH. Pink. Pkt. loc. 
ROSE. Pink shaded to Rose. 
Pkt. loc. 

SCARLET. Very brillian. Pkt. loc. 
SOLFERINO. Spotted red and white. 
Pkt. IOC. 

WHITE PERFECTION. Large size. 
Pkt. IOC. 



MAROUfiRiifi ttAKWAiiUN3. 
Tender Perennial. 

TMs is an exceedingly Tigorous class of 
plants especially adapted lor outdoor culture 
They are of very neat habit and remarkable for 
their great profusion of bloom. The colors 
and markitjgs range through the various 
shades of crimson, scarlet, pink, lilac, maroon rn.i .ut 

S^?.^,.?ift!nr..I?i^t-, Many of them are most THE FIVE VARIETIES FOR 40c. 
DeautituUy splashed and streaked m an .va* a ^ 

^ infinite variety of shadings. For masses 
of bloom on the lawn or for pot plants 
they are unsurpassed. Stems are strong- 
and erect, while the individital flowers 
are of the largest size and unequaled bv 
any flowers for cutting purposes. They 
bloom in fr~m three to our months after 
sowing. To secure best results they 
should be sown inside in Pebruai-y or 
March and transplanted to the open 
groitnd as soon as w-eather permits. 
Our strain of these delightful flowers has 
been obtained direct from the best 
European grower and is sure to please. 
Mixed colors. Pkt. loc, 1-2 oz. soc. 

CALLIOPSIS. 

Annua!. 

Beautiful summer beddcrs with bright 
and showy colors. Excellent for cutting 
and unsurpassed for massing. 
GOLDEN WAVE. (.See cut.) A most 
beautiful and showy pUmt, producing its 
deeply fringed Relden yellow flowers in 
the greatest profusion the entire summer. 
It is a flower that is sure to please every- 
one with its rapid growth, bright showy blos- 
soms and abundance of bloom. We cannot too 
highly recommend this little beauty to our 
friends. Pkt. loc. 3 pkts. 25c. 

CRIMSON BEAUTY. The richest colored of all 
this class of annuals. The plant is a strong, 
vigorous grow-er and the dark, crimson-colored 
blossoms are very freely produced for several 
months during the summer season. It is easily 
grown and few garden plants equal Crimson 
Beauty in beautiful coloring or profusion of 
blo'-im. Pkt. IOC 

SINGLEMIXED. Pkt. sc. DOUBLE MIXED. Pkt. w 
CANDYTUFT. 
Annual. 

CRinSON KING. Beautiful deep crimson. Pkt, 5c. 
EMPRESS. Pure white, large trusses. Pkt. sc. 
GIANT HYACINTH FLOWERED. A grand variety 
producing enormous spikes of bloom resem- 
bling a White Hyacinth. These spikes often 
measure 7 inches in length by 2V4. in diameter. 
The plant when in bloom attains a height of 12 
inches. Pkt. loc. 

LILAC QUEEN. A -very pleasing shade of color. 
Pkt. sc. 

ODORATA. Very fragrant. Pkt. sc. 
SNOWBALL. Remarkable for the mammoth 
size of its flowers and freedom of bloom, the en- 
tire plant being covered with snowy white blos- 
soms. Pkt. IOC. 

CANNAS. 

Choice named varieties selected from plants 
at our seed farm. Pkt. 5c, oz. loc. 

COLEUS. 
Tender Paratinial. 
Choice mixed seed. Pkt. loc. 




B A LS A M — Continued. 

DOUBLE CAMELLIA FLOW- 
ERED. Finest mixed. Pkt. 5c. 
IMPERIAL MIXED. A fine 
mixture containing all the 
latest and best sorts. 
Pkt. IOC, oz. 50c. 
COMMON MIXED. Good 
varieties. Pkt. 5c, oz. 25c. 

BAPTISIA. 

(False Indigo.) 
Hardy Perennial. 
Beautiful blue pea shaped 
blossoms. Pkt. 5c. 
BARTONIA AUREA. Annual. 
Produces showy, golden 
yellow flowers above its 
downy foliage. Pkt. 5c. 

BEGONIAS. 
Tender Perennial. 
GIANT FLOWERING MIXED. 

Best selected seed. Pkt. 20c. 
REX HYBRIDA. Variegated 
foliage. Pkt. 20c. 
VERNON. Waxy, blood 
scarlet foliage;)' delicate 
pink blossoms. Pkt. loc. 
TUBEROUS ROOTED. Sin- 
gle flowering mixed. 
Choice strain. Pkt. 25c. 
TUBEROUS ROOTED. Dou- 
ble flowering mixed. 
Choicest seed. Pkt. 3sc. 

BROWALLIA. 

(Amethyst.) Annual. 
Flowers resemble mam- 
moth violets. 

JAMESONI. (Dog Tooth 
Violet.) Large yellow blos- 
soms. Pkt. IOC 
SPECIOSA MAJOR. (Giant 
Tree Violet.) Rich Indigo 
blue. Verj'showj'^. Pkt. loc 

BRYOPHYLLUM. 

(Air Plant.) Annual. 
Requires but little water 
and thrives everj-where. A 
charming novelty. Pkt. loc. 

CACTUS. 

Tender Perennial. 
Mixed Seed. Pkt. loc. 

CALANDRIANAo 
Annual. 

Fine for edgings. Sose 
colored flowers. Pkt. 5c. 

CALL A ETHIOPICA. 

The well known Calla 
Lily. Basilv grown from 
seed. PkiL loc. 



CALCEOLARIA. 

Tender Perennial. 

Pocket like flowers, most 
beautifully shaped, fleshed 
and spotted. 
HYBRIDA GRANDIFLORA. 

The best hand fertilized 
seed. Extra choice. Pkt. 25c.* 
COMMON MIXED A good 
mixtui-e. Pkt. 15c. 

CALENDULA. 

(Pot Marigold.) Annual. 

Verj^ free bloomers from 
early summer until killed 
by frost. Valuable for 
mixed beds and pot plants. 
riETEOR. Largedouble yel- 
lowy, striped orange. Pkt. sc. 
PRINCE OF ORANGE. Glit- 
tering orange and yellow. 
Pkt. gc, oz. IOC. 
niXED. Pkt. sc. oz. IOC 

CAMPANU A. 

(Canterbury Bells.) 
Beautifnl bell shaped blos- 
soms in all the various 
shades of blue, purple, lilac, 
etc. , borne in great abund- 
ance, 

ANNUAL SORTS. 
SINGLE MIXED. Pkt. sc. 
DOUBLE niXED. Pkt. sc. 

PERENNIAL SORTS. 
CARPATICA ALBA. W hite- 
Pkt. sc. 

GLOHERATA. Lilac. Pkt. 5c. 
GRANDlS. Blue. Pkt sc. 
LACTIFLORA. Whitish blue. 
Pkt. 9C. 

riACRANTHA. Bhte. Pkt. sc. 
THE FIVE FOR 20c 

CANARY BIRD 

FLOWER. 
Annual. 

A most desirable climber 
of rapid growth and easy 
culture. Flowers yellow, 
resembling a canary bird 
in color. Pkt. sc. 

CELOSJA. 

(Cockscomb. ■> 
Hardy Annual. 
GLASGOW PRIZE. Dwarf 
with immense crimson 
combs. Pkt. IOC. 
DWARP MIXED. All colors. 
Pkt. sc. 

CHOICE MIXED. All colors 
tall and dwarf. Pkt. SC. 



CENTAUREA. 

(Dusty Miller.) Tender Perennial. 
Dwarf foliage plants. 
CANDIDISSIMA. Pkt. sc. 
QYMNOCARPA. Pkt. sc. 

CENTAUREA CYANUS. 
(Com Flower.) (Ragged Sailor.) Annual. 
White, Blue, Rose, Red, Mixed. Pkt. 5c, oz. 30C. 

CENTAUREA MARGUERITE. 

Annual, 

Distinct from all other Centaureas, Pro- 
duces white blossoms 2% inches in diametpr, 
beautifully fringed and delightfully scented. 
Pkt. IOC. 

CENTAUREA IMPERIALIS. 

(Giant Sweet Sultan.) Annual. 
This is one of the tnost beautiful flowering 
annuals ever introduced. The plants grow 
to a height of four feet, are very bushy and 
are covered with large handsome flowers 
finely fringed, exquisitely perfumed and of 
great lasting properties. If cut just as the 
petals are expanding they will easily keep a 
week in water. The colorss are infinitely varied 
from glistening white through the various 
shades of red, from flesh pink to crimson, and 
through blues from silvei-y lilac to royal pur- 
ple. If the seed is sown every week or two a 
succession of blonm may be had throughout 
the summer and fall. This is one of the best 
things we have ever sent out and we are 
pleased to recommend it to all lovers of beau- 
tiful flowers. In separate colors. Rose, Red, 
Blue, White, Mixed. Pkt. loc. 




CENTAUREA IMPERIALIS. 



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COREOPSIS. 
Hardy Perennial. 

Bright golden yellow. • Blossoms from 
June until killed by frost. Pkt. loc. 

COBEA. 
J (Cup and Saticer Vine.) Annual. 
A rapid climber for trellises, arbors, 
tree trunks, etc. 

SCAN DENS— Bell shaped purple blossoms. 
Pkt. IOC. 

SCANDENS ALBA— Pure white. Pkt. loc. 
CYCLAflEN PERSiCUn QJQANTEUn. 
Tender Perennial. 

Our strain of this seed has been obtained 
•direct from the best European specialist. The 
colorings are very rich and beautiful. Rose, 
-white, criinsoii, purple, pink. Pkt, 25c, 
S pkts. $1.00. 

CYPRESS VINE. 
Annual. 

A very rapid growing climber with 
bright star shaped blossoms. Scarlet, 
-white, mixed, Pkt. 5c, oz. 25c. 

DAHLIA. 
Tender Perennial. 
SINGLE niXED— Pkt. 5c, oz. 40c. 
DOUBLE niXED— Pkt. loc, oz. $1.00. 

DAISIES, 
(Bellis Perennis.) Perennial. 
LONGFELLOW— Rich ros6 color. Pkt. loc. 
3N0WBALL— Double-white. "Very large and 
showv. Pkt. 15c, 
DOUBLE niXED— Pkt. loc. 

cosnos. 

Annuah 

Beautiful autumn blooming flowers. 
The flowers are borne profusely on long 
stems and present a most charming appear- 
ance when the plants are in full bloom. 
riAnnOTH perfection— a new race of these 
exquisite flowers with blooms of immense 
size, often measuring 4 to 5 inches in diam- 
eter. For cutting for bouquet purposes this 
is one of the finest flowers in cviltivation, 
lasting fully two weeks in water. The 
"plants grow to a height of 5 or 6 feet, are of 
symmetrical growth, forming perfect pyra- 
mids of bloom in early autumn and contin- 
ue in bloom until killed by severe frost. 
They are a most valuable acquisition to any 
garden and should be cultivated extensiveU'. 
We oifer them in three separate shades, 
white, pink and crimson. Pkt loc or 3 for 25c. 
MARGUERITE FRINGED- The petals are deep- 
ly and irregularly cut and fringed in such a 
-*iianner as to resemble Marguerites. Blooms 
^re of large size, white, red and pink, with all 
the intermediate tints. Pkt. loc. 
EARLY DWARF DAWN— This variety comes 
into flower in July and continues a, mass of 
bloom until cut down by frost. It is of 
dwarf growth, forming compact, bushy 
plants, about 4 feet high. The flowers are of 
good size, white, relieved by a delicate tint 
of ros; at the base of the'petals. Pkt. loc. 
EARLY FLOWERING MIXED— These produce 
a great profusion of bloom from mid- 
summer till frost. Pkt. loc, oz. 25c. 
GIANT FLOWERING— Extra large blooms 
late in autumn. Vabiable for the middle 
and southern states. Pkt. 10c, oz. 25c. 



DELPtliNIUn. I 

(Larkspur.) Annual Varieties. 
EftlPEROR— Many colors mixed. Pkt. 5c. i 
TALL DOUBLE ROCKET— Large showy, blos-j 
soms. Pkt. 5c. I 

Perennial Sorts. 
FORMOSUM— Blue, white eye. Pkt. sc. 
HYBRIDUn— Mixed. Best varieties in asplen-: 
did assortment of colors. Pkt. 5c. 
NUDICAULE — Showy scarlet blossoms. 
Pkt. sc. 

DIANTHUS OR PINKS, 

Easily cultivated, blooming freely, with- 
standing ail conditions of soil and climate, 
this class of flowers is among the most pop- 
ular in our entire list. They bloom early 
and late and give satisfaction everywhere' 
FIREBALL— This valuable variety, intro- 
duced by us several years ago, sprang into 
great favor and is one of the best novelties 
ever ofifered by any firm. The blossoms are 
large, full and double, of a rich, velvety red, 
sometimes shaded- brilliant crimson. If seed 
is sown as soon as danger from frost is past, 
a bountiful supply of gorgeous flowers canbe 
had for several months. They are excellent 
for cutting, remain fresh a long time after 
placing in water, and are at all times pleas- 
ing and beautiful. For bedding purposes 
nothing can approach them for bloom and 
beauty. Pkt. aoc, oZ. 30c. 

DOUBLE CHINA PINK— Large blooms of 
many shades. Pkt. 5c, oz. 2SC. 
DOUBLE FRINGED JAPAN PINK— These are 
most beautifully fringed and produce an 
almost endless arrav of color. Pkt. loc. 





plants and blooms. 
Pkt. sc. 




HAMMOTH PERFECTION COSMOS. 

DATURA. 

(Trumpet Flower.) Annual. 

Large, showy, trumpet shaped bios-- 
soms. 

ARBCREA — Creaym white; fragrant. 
Pkt. IOC. 

CORNUCOPIA— (Horn of Plenty.) Mam- 
moth blooms, purple outside, creamy 
creamy white within. Pkt. loc. 
GOLDEN QUEEN— Pure golden yel- 
low. Pkt, IOC. 



WRIGHTI — (Angel's 
White and lilac. Pkt. 



Trumpet.) 

IOC. 



WHITE DIADEM PINK. 



WHITE DIADEM PINK. 

A recent iiitroduction from Eu- 
rope of most striking beauty. It 
is easily grown from seed, blos- 
soming as soon as the plants are 
a few inches high and bearing a 
great profusion of flowers the en- 
tire season. The ground color of 
the bloom is pure white, from 
which stand out in beautiful con- 
trast the Diadem markings, those 
delicate velvety and feathery lines 
in shield-like form, to which it 
owes its name, the tints be-ng 
principally lilac, purple, carmine or, 
Talobd red. Pkt. isc. 

DOUCHOS. 

(Hyacinth Bean.) Annual, 
rapid growing climber; ornamental 
flo-wers and seed pods. 

Purple, White, Hixed. Pkt, 5c, 



HEDDEWIQl— Large brilliant blossoms. Single mixed. 
Double mixed. Pkt. 5c, oz. 2SC. 

IMPERIAL niXED— A fine assortment. Fkt. loc, 
oz. 25c. 

DOUBLE inPERIAL MIXED— As good as many of the 
carnations. Pkt. icc, cz. 3cc. 

DOUBLE FRINGED AND STRIPED-Charmingly cut 
and fringed. Pkt. loc. 

GOOD niXED— Containing 25 good varieties. 
Pkt. sc, oz. 25c. 

PHEASANT'S EYE— Perennial. Beautifully fringed, 
rich and varied colors, all marked -with a brilliant 
eye. Pkt. loc. 

MOURNING CLOAK— Large double flowers, rich 
blackish crimson, mai-gined white. Fkt. loc. 
SALMON QUEEN— A brilliant shade of salmon. 
Pkt. IOC. 

SNOWSTCRn— Large double pure white. Pkt. loc 

DIGITALIS. 

(Foxglove.) Hardy Perennial. 
Fine for shrubberies and half shady places. 
LUTEA— Yellow. Pkt. sc. 
nONSTROSA MIXED— Giant 
Pkt. loc. 

PURPUREA— Reddish purple. 
MIXED— All colors. Pkt. 5c. 

DRACENA INDIVISA. 
Tender Petenniat. 
Very decorative. Pkt. loe. 

CYPERUS. 

(Umbrella Plant.) Tender Perennial. 
Easily grown in water. A rapid grower. Pkt. loa 
CENTROSEriA QRANDIFLORA. 

(Butterfly Pea.) Perennial. 
A fine climber. Produces inverted, pea shaped 
flowers from 1% to 2% inches in diameter, ranging 
in color from rosy violet to reddish purple. Pkt. loc, 
oz. 75c. 

CHRYSANTHEHUM. 
Annual. 

ECLIPSE — Yellow, purplish scarlet and dark brown. 
Pkt. loc, oz. 35c. 

LORD BEACONSFIELD— Rich crimson maroon, deli- 
cately striped and edged with gold. Pkt. 5c, oz. 15c. 
TRICOLOR SINGLE MXIED— These all have beautiful 
rings and eves of color. Pkt. sc, 

DOUBLE ANNUAL MIXED— Choice mixture including 
Japanese, Chinese, Pompon and incurved varieties. 
Pkt. 5c, oz. 20c. 

INODORUM PLENISSIMUM— Hardy Perennial. Pure 
white, very double; free bloomer. Pkt. 5c. 

CINERARIA MARITIHA. 
(Dusty Miller.) Half Hardy Perennial. 
Beautiful silvery foliage. Pkt 5c, oz. 20c. 

CINERARIA HYBRIDA. 

Tender Perennial. 

A mOvSt gorgeous, showy house plant. Colors 
range from deepest purple through the lightest 
shades of pink and carmine, while some are jjure 
white with blue eye, white centred, bordered pur- 
ple, etc. 

LARGE FLOWERING niXED— The finest imported 
seed. Pkt. 25c. 

CHOICE niXED— All colors. Pkt. 15c. 

CLEMATIS. 
JHfardy Perennial Climbers. 
JACKMAN'S HYBRIDS— This includes all the fine 
varieties of purple, white, blue, red, etc. Pkt. 15c. 
PANICULATA— Small flowering white. Pkt. loc. 

EDELWEISS. 

Hardy Perennial. 

I The true stock from the Alps. White, star 
I shaped blossoms. Pkt. loc. 



MAY^ NORTHERN GROWN SEEPS BESTTOR ALL CLIME 




QAILLARDIAS. 

(Blanket Flower.) Hardy Annual. 

These charming flowers are among the brightest and best 
grown. Thev commence to bloom in 60 days from sowing of 
seed and continue a perfect mass of beauty until killed by severe 
frost. They withstand wind and rain better than any annual 
with which we are acquainted, and are at all times clean and 
handsome. The blossoms are of large size, 3 to 4 inches in diam- 
eter, and are produced in the various shades of red, orange, yel- 
low and salmon, many of them being most beautifully marked 
and margined. For quick growth, profusion of bloom, grace and 
beautv of flower they are unsurpassed, while their hardy nature 
and easy culture commend them to all lovers of flowers, Pkt. 5c, 
oz. 25c. ' 



ERYSIMUM. 
Hardy Annual. 

Beautiful orange colored blossoms. 
Pkt. 5C, oz. 25c. 

EUPATORIUM. 
Hardy Perennial. 
Clusters of snow white flowers. Fine 
for bouquets. Pkt. loc. 

EUTOCA. 
Annual. 
Light blue flowers. Pkt. loc. 

FUCHSIA. 

Tender Perennial. 
MIXED— Choice single and double. Pkt. sc. 
PROCUMBENS— Of dwarf, trailing habit. 
Pkt. IOC. 

QERANIUn. 

Tender Perennial. 
APPLE SCENTED— Pkt. 10c. 
DOUBLE niXED- Selected from the finest 
flowers. Pkt. loc. 

QLAUCIUM. 
(Horned Poppy.) Hardy Perennial. 
White foliage plants for borders, etc. 
Orange colored blossoms. Pkt. 5c, oz. 20c. 

GLOXINIA. 

Tender Perennial. 

These are most superb and showy. 
niXED SEED— The choicest obtainable. 
Pkt. 25c. 

QLOBE AMARANTH. 

Annual. 

Popular everlasting flowers. 
niXED SEED— Pkt. 50, oz 15c. 

QODETIA. 

Annual. ALLEGHENY HOLLYHOCK 

Very charming garden plants of easy culture. 
THE BRIDE — A very beautiful showy variety. The bloom is pure 
white with a distinct carmine centre. One of the best grown for 
garden culture, as it blooms early and profusely and is at all 
times handsome and effective. You will make no mistake by in- 
cluding this in your collection. Pkt 5c 

DUCHESS OP ALBANY— (See Cut.) Another choice variety of great 
merit. The blooms are of the largest size, pure satiny white and 
very attractive. It is a very free flowering sort, grows very 
rapidly, of easy culture, and presents a most beautiful appearance 
either singly or grouped with others. It is quite distinct and a 
decided acquisition. Pkt. 5C. 

BEAUTY OF ST PAUL — Immense 
crimson flowers shading to carmine. 
Pkt. sc. 

BIJOU — Creamy white with rich crim- 
son blotches. Pkt. 5c. 
MIXED— All colors. Pkt. sc, oz. 20c. 
GOLDEN MOUND. 
Annual. 

Bears a profusion of bright orange 
colored blossoms. Pkt 5c. 

GOLDEN ROD. 
Hardy Perennial. Pkt. 5c. 
GYPSOPHILA ELEQANS. 

(Baby's Breath.) Annual. 
Small white and pink blossoms deli- 
ciously perfumed. Pkt. 5c, oz. 15c 

QYPSOPHILA PANICULATA. 

Hardy Perennial. 
Small white flowers, very valuable 
for bouquets, etc. Pkt. 5c. 





GODETIA, THE BRIDE. 



GOURDS. 

Annual. 

Rapid growing climbers with curiously shaped fruits of various shade^ 
and colors. Fine for porches, trellises, etc. 
BOTTLE SHAPED— Pkt. 5c, oz. 15c. 

CHINESE LOOFA. (Dish Rag Gourd.)— The tough fibrous inside is used for 
a variety of purposes, Pkt. 5c, oz 20c. 

DIPPER— Dried and used by housewives for dippers. Pkt. sc, oz. 15c. v 
HERCULES CLUB — Grows to enormous size; shaped like a base ball bat. 
Pkt. sc, oz. ISC. 

PFAR SHAPED— Striped, yellow, green and cream. Pkt. 5c, oz. 15c. 
SNAKE — Long and curiously twisted like a snake. Pkt. 5c, oz. 15c. 
TEASEL— Pkt. sc, oz. 15c 

WHITE EGG — The size, shape and color of a hen's egg. Uninjured by cold or 
wet and often used for nest eggs. Pkt. sc, oz. 15c. 
MIXED— All of the above and many others. Pkt sc, oz. 15c. 

GREVILLEA ROBUSTA. 

(Silk Oak). Tender Perennial. Beautiful, fern like foliage. Pkt. sc. 
HEDYSARUM. 

(French Honeysuckle.) Biennial. 
A beautiful garden plant with flowers of various shades of red, pink 
and white. 

MIXED COLORS— Pkt sc, oz. 20c. 

HELICHRYSUM. 

(Straw Flower.) Hardy Annual. 

Ornamental flowering plants with various colored flowers. The flow- 
ers are everlasting. 

MIXED COLORS— Pkt 5c, oz. 25c. HOLLYHOCKS. 

Hardy Perennial. 
DOUBLE CRIMSON— Pkt. loc, 

DOUBLE FLESH— Pkt. loc. 
DOUBLE PURPLE— Pkt. loc. 

DOUBLE ROSE— Pkt. loc 
DOUBLE SCARLET- -Pkt, loc. 

DOUBLE WHITE— Pkt. loc. 
DOUBLE YELLOW— Pkt. loc. 

The 7 for 50c. 
SINGLE niXED— Pkt. 5c 
ALLEGHENY HOLLYHOCKS— Bloom the 
first year from seed. A new type of 
Hollyhocks. This grand new flower is a 
decided improvement in more than one 
particular over the old fashioned variety. 
Its first point of merit is the fine, trans- 
parent fringed flowers which look as 
though they were made up of crushed 
silk. One has to see this 'plant in bloom 
to appreciate its clear, transparent 
colors, which make a row shine with 
rainbow effect. It is a perpetual bloomer, 
and has from 2 to 4 buds at base of each 
leaf, where the old style has only one. 
All of these buds develop into flowers in rotation, the largest 
buds first then the smaller ones, and so on until they have all 
opened up to beautiful flowers. The great height of the column- 
like pyramidal spikes, thickly studded with flowers, adds mater- 
iallv to the decorative value, and unless one has seen this new 
plant in front of a porch one would never suspect its ornamental 
possibilities. . „„„„ , 

BLACK RED— Pkt. I SC. ROSE— Pkt i SC. 

BLACK "^^gjQjff |jE5C_pj^^ gj^g^j^ PINK-Pkt ISC 

MAROON— Pkt. 15c I 

The 5. <or 50c. 

HELIOTROPE. 

Annual. 

OurJ mixture includes the large flowering sorts, as well as 

some of the older kinds, and is certain to give satisfaction. 

Seedling plants as a rule are more vigorous than those grown from cuttings 
and usually produce a greater amount of flowers Pkt. loc, 1=4 oz. soc. 
HE5PERIS. 
(Sweet Rocket.) Tender Perennial. 
White and purple flowers, which are very fragrant and produced the 
entire season. Pkt. sc, oz. 15c. 

HIBISCUS. 

fiMarsh Mallow.) Hardy Annual 

Cream colored flowers with rich brown 
centre. Pkt sc 



HUMULUS JAPONICUS 

VARIEGATUS. 

(Variegated Japan Hop.) Annual. 
A rapid growing, beautiful 
climber from Japan. Pkt. 5c. 

HYACINTHUS CANIDICANS. 

(Summer Flowering Hyacinth.) 

Tender Perennial. 
Spikes of white, bell shaped bios" ' 
soms 2 or 3 feet in length. Very 
attractive. Pkt. sc. 



ICE PLANT. 
Tender Perennial Pkt. 5c. 
IMPATIENS SULTANA. 
Tender Perennial, Pkt. loc. 

iponopsis. 

(Tree Cypress.) 
Half Hardy Biennial. Pkt. 5c, 




GODETIA, DUCHESS OF ALBANY, 



IN The OOLDEN GRA IN BELT OF THE WORL D 



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IPOnOEA. 

Annual. 

These are climbers of rapid growth and very free flowering 
qualities. 

BONA NOX — (Blue Dawn Flower.) Very large blossoms of a beauti- 
ful sky ijltje shade. Pkt. IOC. 

riARMORATA— Foliage marbled, blotched with green and white. Pkt. sc. 
SETOSA — (Brazilian Morning Glory.) A robust, vigorous growing 
climber with immense leaves, often measuring 10 to 12 inches across. 
The vine is covered w^ith short reddish hairs, which, with its enor- 
mous leaves and peculiar cluster of seed capsules, render it a decid- 
edly attractive ornamental climber. The blossoms, which are of a 
peculiar blue or reddish purple, are borne in clusters of from 2 to 3 
each. Pkt. loc. 

MIXED— We supply a choice mixture. Pkt. 5c, oz. 25c. 

LANTANA. 
Tender Perennial. 
Brilliant flowers produced in greatest abundance. Pkt. 5c, 02.250. 
LEPTOSINE STILLMANNI. 
Half Hardy Annual. 
A new and elegant variety. Has very large golden flowers, 
much prized for cutting. Pkt. loc. 

LINUn. 

(Flowering Flax.) 
Showy bedding plants of slender, delicate growth. 
COCCINEUM— Hardy Annual— Scarlet blossoms in abundance. Pkt. 5c. 
PERENNE MIXED— Hardy Perennial— Blue, pink and white blossoms 
on slender, wiry stems. Pkt. 5c. 

LOBELIA. 

Annual. 
Compact or Bedding: Sorts. 
CRYSTAL PALACE— Rich, dark blue flowers. 
Pkt. IOC. 

EMPEROR WILLIAM— Intense blue blossoms; 
very floriferous. Pkt. loc. 
WHITE OEM- Pure white. Pkt. lOC. 

The 3 for 2sc. 
Erinus or Trailing Sorts. 
i,GRACILIS — Bright blue with, awhiteeye. Pkt.5C. 
vSPECIOSA— Dark blue. Pkt. sc. 
MIXED— Pkt. 5C, oz. 2SC. 

LOBELIA CARDINALIS. 
Perennial. 

A very brilliant sort bearing spikes of showy 

• scarlet blossoms. Pkt. loc. 

LUPINUS. 
Annual. 

Free blooming garden plants with long, 
handsome spikes of richly colored, pea shaped 

* blossoms. 
MIXED— Pkt. sc. 

MAIZE JAPAN. 
Annual. 

Striped corn-like foliage. Very handsome 
when massed or interspersed with shrubbery. 
Pkt sc 

MATRICARIA. 
Annual. 

DOUBLE WHITE. (Double Feverfew.) Very de- 
5irable for cutting for bouquets. Pkt. loc. 1 
MAURANDIA. h 
Charming clWnbers with rich purple, li 
white and rose foxglove-shaped blossoms. 
MIXED— Pkt. loc. 

MIMULUS. 

(Musk Plant.) Tender Perennial. 

The flowers are of peculiar shape and are beautifully blotched 
and marked, rivaling in their exquisite tinting the well known 
Gloxinias. Pkt. loc. 

niNA LOBATA. 
Annual. A Charming Climber 

A strong luxuriant grower 
bearing a great profusion of 
racemes of flowers 12 inches 
in length, alternately bright 
red, orange yellow and yel- 
lowish white", according to 
maturity and development. 
Pkt. IOC 

MIRABILIS. 
(Marvel of Peru.) 
(Four O'clocks.) Annual. 
niXED COLORS— Mammoth 
flowers in white, yellow, crim- 
son, red and striped colors. 
Pkt. 5C, oz. IOC, 1=4 lb. 30c. 
MOMORDICA. 
Annual. 
Beautiful climbers with yel- 
low flowers and foliage. 
BALSAM APPLE — Showy, 
orange colored fruit. Pkt. 5c. 
BALSAH PEAR— Bright, cop- 
percolored scarletfruit. Pkt sc. 

GIANT nOON FLOWER. 
Annual. 

The most rapid growing of 
all the climbers. Mammoth 
pure white blossoms opening 
at night. One of the most 
unique and attractive flowers 
■we have ever seen. Pkt. sc. 




VICTORIA 




GIANT MOON FLOWER. 



MARIGOLD. 

(Indian Rose.) Annual. 

Very free bloomers 
and very effective for 
bedding. 

ELDORADO — Large 
double flowers of all 
shades of yellow, deep- 
ly imbricated. Pkt. i oc, 
oz. 25c. 

FRENCH, DOUBLE 
DWARF— Grow to a 
height of 10 or 12 
inches and produce a 
great profusion of 
double flowers of var- 
ious shades and colors. 
Pkt. loc. 

DWARF SPOTTED 

^ A^'^n'^vJfty'^^S?^?^ DWARF SPOTTED GERMAN MARIGOLD. 

year's introduction by one of the best German houses. The plants are 
very dwarf, forming neat, compact, bushv plants 4 to 5 inches high and 
6 inches in diameter, which blossom very freely the entire season. The 
flowers are small, perfectly double, of a bright sulphur yellow, each petal 
marked with a dark brown blotch. A most valuable variety for carpet 
bedding, edging and masses. It is equally use- 
ful for growing in pots in the house. Pkt. 20c. 
GOLD STRIPED— Double flowers of a rich brown- 
ish red, striped and marked with golden yellow. 
Pkt. IOC 

LEGION OF HONOR— Pretty single flowers of 
bright golden color, each one marked with a 
velvetv crimson spot. Pkt. loc. 
TALL DOUBLE AFRICAN MIXED— Our assort, 
ment includes lemon, yellow, orange, sulphur, 
golden and light brown colors. Pkt. 5c, 02. 20c 

MIGNONETTE. 
(Reseda.) Annual. 
ALLEN'S MAMMOTH— Spikes of enormous di- 
mensions 10 to 15 inches long and delightfully 
fragrant. Individual florets very large. Will 
keep two weeks or longer after cutting. Pkt. lOC. 
CRinSON BELLE— Reddish crimson. Pkt. loc. 
GIANT WHITE — Flowers large, fragrant and 
almost a pure white. Pkt. i.oc. 
GOLDEN QUEEN— Flowers very large, of a rich 
golden shade. Pkt. loc. 

flACHET — A dwarf compact variety with deep 
red blossoms. Pkt. 10c, oz. 25c. 
NINETEEN HUNDRED— The plants form semi- 
globular bushes of exquisite shape, measuring 
24 inches in diameter and containing as many 
as 400 flower spikes of the most charming gol- 
den vellow color. Pkt. 25c. 
ODORATA OR SWEET— Pkt.sc, oz. isc 
PARSON'S WHITE— Large white spikes ofbloom 
that are highly perfumed. Pkt. loc. 
VICTORIA — One of the very best varieties ever 
introduced for amateur cultivation in the gar- 
den. The plant is of dwarf, branching habit, 
the foliage strong and luxuriant. The flowers 
are produced in strong, closely set trusses in the 
greatest profusion. The color is deep red and 
.^m.t^-^T- t^e bloom is intensely fragrant. It is very valu- 

MIGNONETTE. ^ble for cutting, as it keeps in a fresh condition 

a long time after being cut and placed in water. Every amateur who 
loves "Sweet Mignonette," (and who does not.) should not fail to include 
this in his collection. Pkt. 10c, oz. 2sc. Collection of 9 varieties, 750. 
MYOSOTIS. 
(Forget-me-not.) Perennial. 
Bushy plants 6 to 10 inches high, bearing a profusion of lovely small 
flowers. 

ALPESTRIS—Blue. Pkt. 5c. FAIRY QUEEN— Porcelain blue. Pkt. loc. 
PALUSTRIS— The true hardv swamp variety; blue and white. Pkt. 50. 
VICTORIA BLUE— Large blossoms. Pkt. sc. 
VICTORIA ROSE— Rose colored. Pkt. sc. 
VICTORIA WHITE— Pure white. Pkt. sc. 

Collection of 6 Packets for 250. 
MIXED— All Colors. Pkt 5c, oz. soc 
NEMOPHILA. 
(Love Grove.) Annual. 
Neat compact plants with strikingly 
beautiful flowers. Pkt. sc. 

NICOTIAN A. Half Hardy Annual. 
AFFINIS— Fragrant, white, star shaped 
blossoms. Pkt. sc. 

COLOSSEA — A rapid growing variety 
with foliage beautifully marbled, veined 
and edged with white and red. Grows to 
a height of 5 to 6 feet. Pkt. loc. 
SYLVESTRIS— Long white flowers hang- 
ing in racemes over the foliage. Very 
fragrant. Pkt. loc. 

Collection of 3 Packets for 20c. 
LEPTOSINE GIGANTEA. 
A beautiful rapid growing annual, pro- 
ducing in great profusion a feathery mass 
of very finely divided light green leaves. 
These are surmounted by a wavy mass of 
golden yellow flowers, borne on long 
stems, the whole forming a most beauti- 
ful effect. Pkt. IOC. LEPTOSINE GIGANTEA. 





MAY'S INORTHERIS GROWN SEEDS BEST FOR Al 





JAPANESE MDRNINQ GLORY. 




MORNING GLORY. 

(Convolvulus.) Annual. , ... 
DOUBLE WHITE TASSEL— One of the most charm- 
ing' climbers that has ever come to oiir notice. It is 
a rapid growing- vine witti beautiful white tassel- 
like blossoms, which have a delicate marking of 
ptirple on the inner petal. The flowers are beauti- 
fully fringed and never fail to attract attention 
wherever seen. Easily grown from seed and will 
give a good percentage of doiible flowers. Pkt. IOC. 

DWARF OR BUSH VARIETIES 
BLUSH ROSE— Pink shaded rose. Pkt. sc 
DARK RED— Deep shade of crimson. PIct. SC 
IMPERIAL BLUE— Rich deep blue. Pkt. sc. 
LILAC BELLE— Delicate lavender, tinted rose. Pkt.SC 
WHITE QUEEN— Pure white. Pkt. 5c. 

Collection of 5 Packets for 20c. 
TALL MIXED— The mixture we offer contains all the 
different shades of rose, blue, purple, crimson and 
striped. Pkt. 5c, oz. 150 

ROCHESTER— (.See Cut.")— A wonderfully strong 
growing, free' flowering variety with very large 
blossoms of most attractive colors. The large 
open, trumpet shaped blossoms are distinctly ont- 
lined wdth a band of silvery white, the lovely colors 
contrasting most beautifully. Pkt. loc, 
IMPERIAL JAPANESE— (See Cut.) Of gigantic size 
and good substance, remaining open the greater 
part of the day. Colors range from snow white 
to purple black, with all the possible intermedi- 
ate shades, such as pink, rose, fiery red, copper 
red, carmine, crimson, pale bltie, deep blue, royal 
purple, maroon, indigo, bronze, slate, brown, 
cherrj', ash gray, etc., while others are edged 
with white, having throats of one of the above 
colors, while in others this is reversed, the 
throats being white and the edging of colors. 

Pkt. IOC 

MAURITANlCUS— Perennial— Fine for hanging 
baskets. Pkt. 5c. 

NASTURTIUMS. 

(Tropaeolum.) Annual. 
No flower is more popular than this magnifi- 
cent class, which presents all the richest and most var- 
ied shades found in the floral world. The Tall growing 
sorts are unequaled for trellises or covering unsightly 
posts and fences, while the Dwarf varieties are found in 
nearly every window box or hanging basket. No bet= 
ter collect ion than the one we offer has ever been listed 
by an American seed firm, and it was only at ^ great ex= 
pense that we were able to secure such a magnificent col- 
lection of novelties in Nasturtiums. 

DWARF VARIETIES. 
BEAUTY— Beautifully marked yellow and red. Pkt. gc 
BRONZE— Coppery bronze color. Pkt. 5c. 
EMPRESS OF INDIA— Dark crimson flowers. Pkt. sc. 
QEFl— Sulphur orange, spotted deep maroon. Pkt. sc. 
RUBY KING— Light rosy red. Pkt. 5c. 
KING THEODORE— Deep maroon. Pkt. 5c. 
YELLOW— Clear creamy yellow. Pkt. sc. 
THE ROSE— Pinkish rose." Pkt. 5c. 

BRONZE PRINCE— Mahogany color shading to rich 
bronze. Pkt. sc. 

VIOLET— Rich violet purple. Pkt. 5c. 
PRINCE HENRY— Cream, shaded and spotted with 
scarlet. Pkt. sc. 

STAR MIXED— (See Cut.")— The most beauti- 
ful assortment of colors that can be ob- 
tained. Pkt. sc, oz. IOC 




STAR MIXED NASTURTIUHS. 



7 PACKETS FOR 2sc 

To induce our friends to plant Nastur- 
titims liberally this coming season we 
will send one packet each of seven differ= 
ent varieties listed at 5c each for only 25c. 
This allows you to select either Dwarf or 
Tall sorts and is an offer unequaled by 
any other firm. 



IMPERIAL QEllHAN NASTURTIUMS. 
For illustration see list of specialties. 

These rare and beautiful flowers intro- 
duced by us possess so many points of 
exceptional merit that we ofler them 
with the positive knowledge that they 
will give satisfaction under the most ex- 
acting circumstances. They are the re- 
sults of years of painstaking hybridizing 
and careful selection on the part of one of 
Europe's leading specialists. The colors 
range from creamy white through the 
various shades of yellow, orange, pink 
red and scarlet to" the deepest crimson' 
giving the widest possible range of tints' 
THE DWARF HIXED are extremelv florif- 
erous. Their extreme height is 8 to 12 
inches, they occupy but little room and 
require no sujjports. 

THE TALL MIXED are even more prolific 
in bloom than the dwarf sorts. 
Tall Mixed, Dwarf Mixed, Tail and Dwarf 
Mixed, Pkt. 10c, oz. 15c, 1=4 lb. 40c, lb. Si.oo. 



ROCHESTER FlORNlNQ GLORY. 



TALL OR CLineiNQ. 
GOLD LEAF— The foliage is a bright golden 
yellow; scarlet and crimson flowers. Pkt. loc, 
KING THEODORE-^Dark crimson. Pkt. 5c. 
ROSE— Clear rose shade. Pkt. 5c. 
ORANGE- Bright orange. 'Pkt, 5C. 
CHOCOLATE QUEEN— Deep velvetv brown. 
Pkt. sc. 

SUNBEAM— Pure yellow. Pkt. 5c 
SCARLET— Rich scarlet. Pkt. sc. 
THE PEARL— Clear pearl color. Pkt 5c. 
BLOTCHED BEAUTY— Creamy white marked 
with crimson, maroon or brown. Pkt. 5c 
CRIMSON PRIZE— Rich crimson. Pkt. 5c. 
REGELIANUM— Violet crimson. Pkt. 5C 
HEHISPHAERICUn — Clear orange 
with rosy scarlet. Pkt sc. 
KING OF BLACKS— Deep blackish 
Pkt. sc. 



marked 
brown. 



ED OTTO— Brownish lilac. Pkt. sc. 
MIXED — A splendid mixture. Pkt. sc, oz. loc 
LOBB'S NEW CLIHBING NASTURTIUMS.'' 

A new class which produces a greater 
profusion of blossom > than the old sorts, but 
the flowers or foliage are not so large. 
BRILLIANT— Deep scarlet. Pkt. sc. 
CHAXIANUM — Yellow with carmine blotches. 
Pkt. sc. 

MERCIER LACOMBE— Rich violet crimson. 
Pkt. sc. 

LILLI SCHMIDT— Brilliant orange scarlet. 
Pkt. sc. 

MONSIEUR COLMET— Dark brown. Pkt. 5c. 
1 RIOMPH DE GAND— Light scariet. Pkt. sc. 
LOBB'S MIXED— This includes all the finest 
colors in this class. Pkt. sc. 

NIGELLA. 
(Love in the Mist.) (Devil in the Bush.) 
Annual. 

A compact free flowering platit with fine- 
ly cut foliage e.nd curious looking flowers 
and seed pods. Pkt. 5c, oz. loc. 

OENOTHERA. 

(Evening Primrose.) Annual. 
Large showy flowers of white, cream, 
vellow, etc. Pkt. sc. 

OLEANDER. 

(Nerium.) Tender Perennial. 
ALBUn- White. Pkt. sc. 
niXED— Pink, white, cream, etc. Pkt. SC. 
OXALIS. 
Annual. 

TROPAELOIDES— A most charming foliage 
plant, used principally for carpet bedding. 
It is a very dwarf growing creeper which 
soon forms a thick, carpet-like mat of a 
pleasing reddish brown color. For borders, 
rock work, motmds, etc., it is unsurpassf,^., 
being of free and rapid growth and very f.-Zee 
from the attacks of insects and disease. 
Pkt. 15c. 

PALH SEED. 
Tender Perennial. 
niXED — These plants may easily be grown 
from seed, provided the right varieties are 
secured. In making our mixture we have 
tised the most rapid growing sorts, which 
are of easiest culture. Pkt. 25c. 

PASSIONFLOWER. 
Tender Perennial. 
A rapid srrowing, handsome climber. 
Mixed Seed. Pkt. loc- 

PENTSTEHON HARTWEJL 
Perennial. 

Beautiful herbaceous plants with a wide 
range of colors as varied as the Gladioli. 
Pkt. IOC 



OWN JN THE GOLDEN GRA IN BELT OF THE 




SINGLE FRINGED PETUNIA. 

PETUNIAS. 
Annual. 

Nothing can surpass these flowers for effect- 
iveness for outdoor decoration. They commence 
blooming very early and continue a mass of 
bloom until killed by frost. Many people allow 
them to reseed thcniselves from year to year, as 
the seed will lie in the ground all winter without 
injury. They require a moderately rich soil and 
a sunny position. 

SINGLE FRINQEH LARGE FLOWERING— (See Cut.) 
The surpassing beauty of these flowers renders 
them superior to any ever offered by any firm. 
The blossoms are of the largest size, many of 
them delightfully perfumed, and all of them cut 
and fringed in a most charming manner. The 
colorings and markings are the most exquisite 
ever seen in any flower. Pkt. 350. 
IMPROVED CALIFORNIA GIANT— These are the 
handsomest Petunias in the world. They are 
giants in size, of the most rich and varied colors 
imaginable, and are most exquisitely ruflEled and 
fringed. Some of the blooms are fully 5 inches 
in diameter, while all are most- handsomely 
blotched and marked, veined, penciled, notched 
and ruffled. Colors range from yellow through 
the various shades of rose, red, scarlet, purple 
and to the darkest critcison. Pkt. 250. 
DOUBLE FRINGED LARGE FLOWERING— (See 
Cut.) —This strain of seed is selected from the 
best hand fertilized flowers grown by a German 
specialist, and will produce a high percentage of 
double flowers. It is a well known fact that 
double Petunia will not produce more than ten 
per cent double flowers. This strain, however, 
will pi-oduce double the percentage of double 
flowers of anv strain we have ever handled. 
Their large size, exquisite markings and most 
beautiful fringing render them very conspicuous 
at all times, and our customers would be well 
repaid for sowing the seed if they secured a half 
dozen good plants from a packet. We can as- 
sure them, however, that they will secure a 
much larger percentage. This seed cost us sev- 
eral times its weight in gold and is very scarce. 
We would advise our customers to order early 
before our stock is exhausted. Pkt. 35c. 
SINGLE MIXED— A good strain. Pkt. 5c, oz. 30c' 
LARGE FLOWERING SINGLE MIXED— A finer as- 
sortment of colors and more carefully selected 
seed than the above. Pkt. loc. 
GERMAN SHOW MIXED— Remarkable for their 
large size and exquisite colors. Pkt. 150. 
DOUBLE niXED — A fine strain which will pro- 
duce a goodlT number of doubleflowers. Pkt. loc. 
DOUBLE IMPERIAL MIXED— Selected from the 
best varieties. Pkt. 15c. 

NAMED VARIETIES. 

COUNTESS OF ELSEHERE- Pink with white 
throat. Pkt. loc. 

QEN. DODDS — Deep velvetv red. Pkt. loc. 
GIANTS OF CALIFORNIA— Flowers of immense 
size, measuring 4 inches or more in diameter, of 
rich and varied coloiPSf. Pkt. 15c. 
INiniTABLE— Blossoms striped and blotched 
with cherry, pink and white. Pkt. loc. 
nOONLIGHT— Large single white. Pkt, lOC. 
RED CROSS— Small blossoms most beautifully 
striped. Pkt, loc. 

ROSE QUEEN— Rosy pink. Pkt. loc. 
SUNRISE GLORY— The blossoms are of large 
size, most beautifully fringed and delicately 
streaked and marke'd with a golden yellow 
throat; a most glorious combination. Pkt. iSC/ 
Collection of 8 Named Sorts for 75c. 



CHOICE GERMAN FRINGED, PETUNIAS. 

These are of lai-gest size, fine form and extremely deli- 
cate colors. 

ALBA— Fringed white. Pkt. 25c. 

DELICATA — White and rosy violet; semi-dwarf. Pkt. 250. 
INTUS AUREA— Yellow throated, superb shades. Pkt. 25c. 
MACUL AT A— Blotched and striped. Pkt. 25c. 
MIRANDA— Deep carmine, nearly scarlet. Pkt. 25c. 
TITAN I A— Velvety purple, with a broad white band. 
Pkt 25c. 

Collection of 6 Sorts for $1.00. 
PHLOX DRUMHONDI, 
Annual. 

QUEEN VICTORIA— (See Cut.)— An immense flowering 
white variety bearing great clusters of flowers on strong, 
stiff stems 18 or 20 inches high. Seed sown in the early 
spring will begin to flower by July and the plants will be 
literally CO vered with blossoms until late in the autumn. 
It is extensively used by florists in cut flower work and is 
very desirable for bouquets. Pkt. igc. 

TALL FLOWERING SORTS. 
AYLESBURY PRIZE— Marked and striped with white and 
crimson. Pkt. loc. 

CRIMSON WHITE EYE — Intense crimson with a distinct 
white eye. Pkt. loc. 

EASTERN QUEEN — Deep crimson rose. 
Pkt. 15c. 

FIREBALL— Fiery scarlet. Pkt. 15c. 
ISABELLINA— Creamy yeUow shading to 
light salmon. Pkt. loc. 

PRINCE ARTHUR— Large snow white blos- 
soms. Pkt, loc. 

STAR QUEDLIN BURG— The long pointed cen- 
tre of the petals kive the blossoms a star- 
like appearance. Pkt, loc, 
THE COUNTESS— Rosy pink, Pkt. loc. 

Collection of 8 Named Sorts 75c. 
niXED— All colors. Pkt. 5c, oz. 50c. 

DWARF VARIETIES. 
LEOPOLD! — Carmine with a white eye. 
Pkt. IOC. 

SCARLET— Pkt. loc. WHITE— Pkt. loc. 

MIXED— All colors. Pkt. loc^ 



Flower Seeds in Bulk. 

Many of our customers desire to sow 
large spaces with quick growing, free 
blooming annuals. School grounds, back 
yards, vacant lots and waste spaces can 
thus be utilized and improved, and the 
bare, desert spaces made beautiful at 
small expense. We list here a few of the 
best, low priced varieties that are adapt- 
ed to a wide range of soil and climate. 
Village Improvement Leagues, Ladies 
Circles and other kindred societies will find 
it to their advantage to consult this list 
before placing their orders. 





Descrip 


Oz. 


%lb. 


Abronia TJmbellata 


Page 51 
" 51 


$ .30 


$1.00 


Adonis Aestiv-alis 


.20 


.65 


Ageratum, Mixed 


" 51 


.25 


.85 


.Agrostemma, Mixed 


" 51 


.20 


.65 


Alyssum Sweet 


" 51 


,15 


.40 


Amaranthus, Mixed 


" 51 


.10 


.25 


Asters, Mixed 


" 53 


.30 


1.00 


Balloon Vine 


" 54 


.15 


.50 


Balsam, Mixed 


" 54 


.25 


.85 


Calendula, Mixed 


" 54 


.10 


.35 


Candytuft, Mixed 


" 54 


.10 


.35 


Carnations, Margue- 


" 54 


ri te 


1.00 




Centaurea Cyanus 








Mixed 


" 54 


.20 


.70 


Centrosema 


" 55 


.75 




Chrysanthemum 








Double Mixed 


" 55 


.20 


.65 


Cosmos, Early Fig. 


" 55 


.25 


.85 


Dianthus, Imperial 








Mixed 


55 


.25 


.85 


Globe Amaranth, 






Mixed 


" 56 


.15 


.50 


Godetia, Mixed 
Gypsophila Elegans 


" 56 


.20 


.65 


" 56 


.15 


.50 


Ipomea, Mixed 
Mirabilis (Four 


" 57 


.25 


.75 








O'clock) 


" 57 


.10 


.30 


Marigold, Mixed 


" 57 


.20 


.70 


Mignonette, Sweet 


" 57 


.15 


.50 


Morning Glory, 








Mixed 


" 58° 


.15 


.50 


Pettmias, Mixed 


" 59 


.30 


1.00 


Phlox, Mixed 
Poppies, Mixed 


" 59 


.50 


1.50 


" 61 


.10 


.35 


Portulaca, Mixed 


" 62 


.35 


1.00 


Scabiosa, Mixed 


" 62 


.10 


.30 


Schizanthus 


" 62 


,15 


.50 


Silene 


" 62 


.10 


.30 


Sweet William, Mix 


" 62 


.10 


.30 


Zinnia, Double 


" 63 


.25 


.75 




DOUBLE YELLOW PHLOX, GOLD KINU. 



GOLD KING— The grandest novelty in Phloxes 
ever offered the flower lovers of America. It 

is a rapid growing, free blooming mammoth, 
perfectly double flowering variety of the most 
beautiful shade of golden yellow imaginable. 
The plant is of strong, vigorous habit, at- 
tains a height of 15 inches, and bears its enor- 
mous ball-like clusters of flowers on strong, 
stiff stems. Pkt. 20c. 




PHLOX, QUEEN VICTORIA. 



M AY^ NORTH ERN GROWN SEEDS BEST FOR AfcL CLIMES 



PANSiES. 



For many yea.rs we have made a specialty 
of these deligtLtful liowers, selecting our 
strains with the greatest care from the best 
varieties offered by the leading German, 
French, English and American growers 
New sorts are tlioroixghly tested by tis 
before we olfer them, and any not showing a 
decided improvement over existing sorts are 
discarded. In this manner we keep ottr 
stocks up to date and thoroughly rehable. 
Onr customers will corroborate our state- 
ment that our Paris Prize, Royal flixed, F'or 
ists' Special rrlixed and Gem Strains have 
never been surpassed or equalled by those of 
any other seedsmen. We take especial pride 
in oilering these mixtures, as the large per- 
fect blooms, brilliant colorings and markings 
and great productiveness will not fail to give 
entire satisfaction to the most critical. , 

Pansy seed may be sown in the hotbed or 
open ground. For earl 3' spring flowering it 
is best to sow the seed in September and 
winter over the young plants in cold frames. 
If this is not practicable, sow the seed in 
boxes in February or March and transplant 
to open ground as soon as the weather will 
permit. Seeds sown in a cool place in June 
or July, and well watered until up, will pro- 
duce fall flowering plants. Young plants 
give the largest flowers. If they first come 
into bloom in the heat of summer they will 
be small at first, but will increase in size and 
beauty as the weather becomes cooler. In 
mid-summer they will flower better if planted 
in a semi-shaded situation, and especially if 
furnished with a good supply of water, 

FLORISTS' SPECIAL MIXED. 

This strain is offered specially to our 
Florist friends who want something super- 
ior to that ordinarily offered. The plants 
grown from this mixture are of the greatest 
vigor and perfection in growth as well as 
beauty, and in size, color and form are un- 
surpassed. We have carefully selected this 
mixture from over a hundred choice strains, 
all of which have been carefully tested in our 
greenhouses. Doing a large florist business 
ourselves, growing upwards of 100,000 
pansy plants each year for the retail trade, 
we ar'e in a position to know a florist's 
wants, and offer this strain with perfect con- 
fidence, knowing that it will please the most 
exacting. Pkt. 35c. 

SNOWFLAKE— This pure white, large flow- 
ering variety is one of the most distinct in 
our whole list. The blossoms are of large 
size, beautiful form, of a pure satiny white 
without any trace of coloring. The plants 
are strong and vigorous, commence to blos- 
som early in the spring, and if not allowed 
to go to seed, produce very abundantly until 
late fall. In mild winters we have seen this 
peerless variety in full bloom in the open 
ground at Christmas. Planted with the 
Black King its pure white blossoms 
contrast finelv with the former. Pkt. 15c, 
BLACK KINQ— A giant flowering, coal black 
variety of recent introductionfrom Germany. 
The flowers are of firm texture, large size, 
exquisite shape and velvety appearance. 
One of the finest we have ever grown for 
bedding purposes. Pkt. 15c. 



GIANT GERMAN PANSIES. 

Our seed of these large flowering sorts 
coiues from the best German growers 
and is unsurpassed for lavish blooming 
qualities and their great variety of color- 
ings. 

BLACK PRINCE — An improvement on 
Faust, the well known black variety. 
Flowers larger and produced in greater 
abundance. Pkt. 15c. 

BLUE PRINCE— A rich dark purple or 
blue black, shading to lavender. Pkt. ssc. 
BRIDESMAID— A new variety of great 
merit. Color white shining rose, most 
beautifully blotched. Pkt. 15c. 
BRONZE QUEEN— The flowers are of good 
size and produced in gi^eat profusion. 
The colors are a rich brown or bronze, 
shading to light mahoganv. Pkt. 15c. 
CASSIER'S GIANT- Mamnioth flowers of 
everv color. Pkt. 15c. 
EHPEROR FREDERICK — Deep purplish 
red with golden bronze center and a 
broad margin of scarlet and yellow. 
Pkt. 15c. 

FAUST— The darkest variety grown; al- 
most a coal black. Pkt. loc. 
FIRE DRAGON— A deep fiery red. Pkt, loc. 
FIRE KING— Upper petals' and part of 
lower a deep brownish red, balance of 
flower golden yellow. Pkt, loc. 
FREDERICK THE GREAT— YeUow, with 
dark center. Pkt. eoc. 

GIANT EMPEROR WILLIAH— FloAvers of 
a beautiful shade of blue, which gradual- 
Iv deepen to purple. Pkt. loc, 
GIANT FIVE SPOTTED— Blooms of largest 
size with distinct blotches on each petal. 
Pkt. 25c. 






BLACK KING. 



SNOWFLAKE. 

GOLDEN YELLOW FIVE SPOTTED-Most 
showv. Pkt. 25c. 

GIANT STRIPED— Verv showv. Pkt. loc. 
GIANT PEACOCK— Peacock blue, edged 
white. Pkt. 20c. 

PRINCE BISMARCK— Brown and golden 
bronze marbled. Pkt. loc. 
PURPLE KING— A most beautiful varie- 
ty from the Fatherland. Blossoms of 
largest size and plump, rounded form. 
Color clear purple, most delicately mar- 
, gined golden yellow. Pkt, 15c 
I REX — Another choice variety of black- 
aish violet purple color. Very distinct. 
|Pkt. IOC 

I Collection of 12 choice named German 
FPansies Our selection, for $1.00. 
k STANDARD AHERICAN VARIETIES. 
I ALPINE BELLE— Light blue. Pkt, loc. 
IBROWN QUEEN— Brown, shading to 
■ mahoganv. Pkt loc. 
IeXCELSIOR— Blue with yellow eye. 
'Pkt 15c. 

MARGIN ATA — Deep blue, bordered 
creamv white. Pkt. loc. 
SUNBEAn— Rose, shaded pink. Pkt. loc. 
SWANLEY BLUE— Light blue. Pkt. loc. 
VIOLET— Margined white. Pkt. loc. 
GOLD MARGINED— Pkt. loc. 
KINQ OP YELLOWS— Yellow. Pkt. loc. 
MOURNING BRIDE— Purple. White Edge. 
Pkt IOC. 

SNOW QUEEN— Pure white. Pkt. 10c. 
These 11 Varieties for 7sc. 



GIANT CURLED MASTERPIECE. 

GIANT CURLED MASTERPIECE— A remarkable 
new type, which will be warmly welcomed by 
the lovers of this beautiful class of flowers. 
The chief difference from other strains consists in. . 
the form of the flowers, the border of each petal 
being curled or waved, giving the flower a 
doubled or globular appearance. The large size 
of the flowers and the free-flowering qualities of 
the plant make it valuable for bedding purposes. 
Another feature is that it produces some tints of 
color not found in any other pansy. Pkt. 30C, 
3 pkts. 50c. 

PARIS PRIZE PANSIES, 

A charming collection of varieties procured 
direct from the leading growers in France. They 
are noted for their size and beautilul coloring, 
also for the freedom with which their flowers 
are produced. They begin to bloom very early 
and produce an almost endless array of flowers 
of all colors until cut down by the severe frosts. 
BUGNOT'S EXHIBITION— This beautiful strain of 
large flowering pansies is one of the very finest 
ever introduced. These seeds were saved from 
plants grown from the introducer's original 
seed. Thej^ speak for themselves, and no pen can 
do justice to their marvelous beauty and color- 
ings. They will satisfy the most fastidious. 
Pkt 3SC. 

BUGNOT'S LARGE FLOWERING— Large flowers,, 
broad blotches with delicate pencUings to the 
edge of the petals. Pkt. 250. 

GIANT PARISIAN— There is usually a large 
"blotch" on each of the five petals, with a sur- 
i-ounding band of some strikingly contrasting 
color, over all of which is thrown a cobweb-like netting 
of yet another hue. The prevailing shades are cinna- 
mon, violet, canary and orange yellow, black, garnet, 
light blue, violet, indigo, cream, etc. This new mam- 
moth strain has been brought up to a high standard of 
excellence, measuring, when properly cultivated, four 
inches across. Pkt.'aoc, 

nAD. PERRET— The flowers are of the largest size and 
beautifully marked, blue, red and violet. Pkt loc. 
ODIER— A superb strain of various colored, perfectly 
formed flowers, with dark blotches on the petals. 
Pkt. 15c. 

PRES. CARNOT— New and 

strikingly beautiful pure 
white petals, each adorneci 
with a deep violet blotch. 
Pkt. 15c, 

TRiriARDEAU MIXED — A . 
magnificent strain noted for 1 
the immense size of their { 
blossoms. Pkt. loc. 
PRES. FAURE— A beautiful ' 
white pansy of large size, 
each blossom having a dis- 
tinct dark eye. Pkt. loc. 

8 Varieties Named Above 
for $1.00. 

Collection of 10 named va= 
rieties, our selection from 
this page, for 75c. 

This will make a magnifi- 
cent showing at less expense 

than the fancy mixed sorts. Poppy, Lavender Gem. 




^R OWN IN THE GOL DEN GRAIN BELT OF THEWORLd'^ 



61 




TYPE OF GEM PANSIES. 

MAY'S GEM PANSIES. 

In introducing this valuable strain to our 
patrons we do so with the full assurance that it 
will give the most unbounded satisfaction in 
every respect. For years we have been gather- 
ing from the most reliable sources in Europe the 
choicest strains of large, free-flowering sorts 
that have been offered, including nearly all of 
the high priced novelties, 'these we have care- 
fully tested, discarding all except those of uur 
questionable merit which we have retained and 
sown, until today we have what is undoubtedly^ 
the finest mixture for general cultivation of 
large flowering pansies in the world. They are 
remarkable for their large size, free flowering 
qualities, gorgeous blossoms and their varied 
markings and'coloriugs. We offer them only at 
retail, as we wish our best customers, the real 
growers and lovers of rare flowers who buy in 
small quantities, to have the best that money can 
buy Pkt 25c, 3 pkts. 50c, 1=4 oz. $i.oo. No 
more than 1=4 oz. to any one customer. 

ELITE ENGLISH PANSIES. 
LORD BE ACONSFIELO— Light blue and purple. 
Pkt. IOC. 

KING RUFUS— It opens a rich, deep crimson, 
which changes to a brownish shade. Pkt. loc. 
ORANGE PRINCE— Golden yellow, center shad- 
ing to a rich brown. Pkt. loc. 
VICTORIA— Rich, velvety, claret red. Pkt. loc. 
riAHOGANY— Verv fine and distinct. Pkt. loc. 
OCEAN SPRAY— Blue edged white. Pkt. loc, 
6 Varieties Named Herewith for 50c. 
PEERLESS niXTURES. 
Those of our customers who do not care to 
grow separate varieties as listed by us, but 
want choice mixtures for bedding on the lawn, 
will find the following mixtures very pleasing 
and satisfactorj'. 

MAY'S ROYAL FllXED- This mixture contains 
over 30 of the leading vai-ieties and strains, and 
will produce a bed of pansies which for size, 
coloring and freedom of bloom will be the ad- 
miration of all who see it. Pkt. 20c. 
STAR MIXEI>— This splendid mixture is made up 
of Golden Queen, Snow Queen, Bronze Queen, 
Faust, Fire King and Emperor William. Pkt. 15c. 
COMMON niXED— This will produce an abun- 
dance of showy blooms, though not as large or 
beatitiful as the more 
expensive varieties. 
Pkt 5C 

POPPY, 
FAIRY BLUSH. 

A distinct variety 
with vei-y large per- 
fectly dotible flowers 
measuring from 3 to 
5 inches in diameter. 
The petals are ele- 
gaiitly fringed with 
pure white except the 
tips, which are dis- 
tinctly colored rosy 
crenm, giving the 
flower the appear- 
ance of a large white 
feathery- ball over- 
cast with a rosy 
FAIRY BLUSH POPPY shade. Pkt. loc. 



POPPIES. 
Annual. 

The desire for "old fashioned flow- 
ers" is becoming more pronounced 
each year, Many of the plants and 
flowers that were cultivated by our 
grandmothers are loved and ad- 
mired today. Foremost among old 
time annuals we find the quick 
gro wing poppies, m any of the improved 
varieties of which, rival the rose in 
size, beauty and keeping qualities. 
Easily grown, succeeding well every- 
where, coming into bloom quickly 
and furnishing an abundance of 
bloom for weeks, no flower grown 
will yield better results than these. 
Our list comprises the best varieties 
known, all of which are sure to 
please. 

LAVENDER GEM— (See cut opp.page.) 
This enchanting variety is extra 
large, very double, of a clear laven- 
der color, making it most distinct 
and beautiful. This and Fairy 
Blush are good companion varie- 
ties, the colors contrasting most 
beautifully. Pkt. loc. 

HYBRID ORIENTAL POPPIES 
Perennial. 

These are exceedingly showy and perfectly 
hardy. Flowers are produced on long stems, 
are 6 inches or over in diameter, in many 
novel colors such as salmon, pink, cherry, 
crimson, etc. Pkt. 15c, 





ENGLISH SHOW. 

ENGLISH SHOW PANSIES— This is made up of 
the famous English varieties introduced a 
few vears since by the royal gardener to 
Her Majesty, Queen Victoria. They^. are re- 
markable for their large size, varied colors, 
and the thick, tough nature of their petals 
which enables them to stand all conditions 
of weather without damage. Pkt. loc. 

ICELAND POPPIES 
Perennial. 

These are perfectly hardy and produce an 
endless array of blooms in great profusion 
each year. They grow about 12 inches 
high, bearing s^ellbw, white and oratige 
colored blossoms. 

Single Mixed, Pkt, loc. 

Double Mixed, Pkt. loc. 

DWARF 5HIRLEY POPPIES. 

These charming flowers are a delight to 
all who have grown them. They are sin- 
gle and semi-double, ranging in color 
from pure white through the most deli- 
cate shades of pale pink, rose and carmine, 
to deepest crimson. Manj' of them are 
delicately edged and fringed. If cut in 
the bud" state and placed in water they 
may be kept fresh for a long time. They 
grow from 15 to 18 inches high and pro- 
duce a great profusion of bloom for sev- 
eral weeks in mid-summer. Pkt. loc, 
1-4 oz. 50c. 

RHODOCHITON. 

fPurple Bells.) Tender Perennial. 

A handsome climber; the upper surface 
I of the leaves a. bright green, the under 
side purplish red. Flowers are two inches 
I long, a bright claret red . Pkt 5c 



POPPIES. 
BEST NAHED SORTS. 
CRIMSON QUEEN— Large, perfectly formed, 
double crimson flowers. Pkt. loc. 
MEPHISTO— Lai-ge scarlet blpoms spotted 
violet purple. Pkt. loc. 

niKADO- Petals pure white, with fringed 
crimson scarlet edges. Pkt. loc. 
PEACOCK— Intense scarlet with broad bands 
or zones of purplish black. Very distinct. 
Pkt. loc. 

SNOWDRIFT— Double pure white blossoms; 
very large and fine. Pkt. loc. 
SCARLET TULIP— Large scarlet blossoms 
with a dark spot at base of petal. Pkt. loc. 
TREE POPPY— Grows to a height of 2 or 3 
feet and produces beautiful golden flowers in 
great profusion. Pkt. loc. 

UMBROSUn— Eich vermillioii, with a deep 
shining black spot on each petal, thus form- 
ing a black cross. Pkt. 5c. 
inPERIAL MIXED— A magnificent mixture 
containing over 20 of the best named sorts. 
Pkt. loc. 

COMMON MIXED— All colors. Pkt. 5c, oz, loc 
CALIFORNIA POPPIES. 

(Eschscholtzia.) 
AURANTICA— Rich orange. Pkt. 5c. 
MANDARIN— Inner side of petal rich orange; 
outer, brilliant scarlet. Pkt. sc. 
•SNOW CAPPED— Large white. Pkt. loc. 
GOLDEN CROSS— Flowers from 4 to 6 inches 
in diameter. Color light canary yellow vv'ith 
an orange blotch at the base of each petal, 
forming a maltese cross in centre. Pkt. loc, 
niXED— All colors. Pkt. 5c. 



COLLECTION No. 62. 
.5 Packets Poppy Seed selected from named 
varieties on this page, customer's selection 
for $1 00. 

COLLECTION No. 63. 
7 Packets Poppy Seed, named varietiesc In- 
Iceland and Shirley, for 50c. 



eluding 



POLYANTHUS. 
Annual. 

Splendid spring flowering plants either foi 
pot culture or open bedding. The flowers 
are of the richest shades of color. Pkt 5c. 

PORTULACA. 

(Moss Rose.) Annual. 
These free flowering little plants produce 
the most brilliant display of blooms of any 
in the entire list. 

SINGLE VARIETIES 
AURANTICA— Rich yellow. Pkt. SC 
ALBA — Pure white. Pkt. SC. 
SCARLET— Bright shade. Pkt. 5c. 
ROSE— Delicately tinted. Pkt. sc. 
MIXED— All colons. Pkt. SC, oz. 3SC. 
DOUBLE MIXED— All colors. Pkt. loc. 

PYRETHRUM AOREUfl. 

(Golden Feather.) Hardy Perennial. 
A handsome, hardy, herbaceous plant with 
bright, rich, yellow foliage. Pkt. 5c. 
RICINUS. 
(Castor Oil Bean.) Half Hardy Annual. 
. CAMBODGIENSIS— Handsome dark foliage- 
Pkt. sc. 

2ANZABARIENSIS— Very dark leaves. Plants 
attain an immense size. Pkt. 5c. 
MIXED— Pkt. SC, oz. IOC. 




DWARF SHIRLEY POPPIES. 



> MAY'S NORTHERN GROWN SEEDS BEST FOR ALL CLIMES 




CHINESE PRIMROSE. 



PRinULA. 

(Primrose.) Tender Perennial. 
CHINESE— To this class belong the beautiful large flowering- 
graceful varieties so universaliy admired. Our strain of th<.se 
is extra choice, being j^rown especiallv for florists' trade. 
SINGLE FRINGED— Blue, White, Crimson, Bright Red, Mixed. 
Pkt. each 25c or 3 for 50c, 

DOUBLE PRINQfciD— Choice Mixed. Pkt. 25c. 
SINGLE MIXED— All colors, not fringed. Pkt. loc. 
ACAULIS — This is the hardy garden primrose. Succeeds with 
slight protection in any location. Blossoms very early in 
I spring. Pkt. loc. 
FORBES!— (Baby Primrose)— This little treasure is one of the 
most delightful plants ever introduced. It commences to 
blossom when only a few inches high and flowers con- 
tinuously throughout the year. The blooms are small, 
pinkish white, boi-ne on long stems and remain fresh a 
long time after being exit and placed in wa.ter. It is 
one of the few house plants, that is readily grown from 
seed, which succeeds well everywhere. Pkt. 15c. 
JAPONICA MIXED— This variety is semi-hardy, produc- 
ing bright, showy flowers on long stems. Pkt. loc. 
OBCONICA QRANDIFLORA— This is a handsome variety, 
forming immense clumps of showy green leaves, from 
vv'hich rise tall, graceful stems bearing large fringed 
flowers of a delicate pink tint. Pkt. loc. 



(Dwarf Polyantha or Fairy. ) Half Hardy PerenniaL 
Produces in great prolusion beautiful miniature roses Pkt. mc. 

RUDBECKIA. 

Bicofor Superba. (Cone Flower.") AnnuaL 
Grows 18 inches high, producing 3'ellow flbwers with a dark purplisli 
t)la,cTs centre. Pkt. 5c. 

RANUNCULUS. 
Asiaticus Superbus. Perennial. 

A most beautiful low growing plant, covered in early soring with manv 
colored flowers. Pkt. loc. 

SALPIQLOSSIS. 

Annual. 

These are very ornamental and useful for autumn decoration. The 
blossoms are funnel shaped, most curiously marked and penciled. 
EMPEROR— This new strain of these gorgeous flowers grows one main 

stem about 30 inches, which is thickly 
studded with large flowers of a great va- 
riety of colors and most handsomely 
veined. Thej' are the only flowers to our 
knowledge that show glintings of true 
gold in their make. They are easily culti- 
vated and most popular wherever grown. 
Pkt. IOC 

QRANDIFLORA MIXED— Large flowers in 
a great variety of colors. Pkt. 5c. 

SCABIOSA. 

(Mourning Bride.) , Annual. 
These beautiful flowering plants pro- 
duce a great profusion of richly colored 
double flowers of various shades and 
colors. 

Dwarf nixed, Tall Mixed. Pkt 5c, oz. loc. 
5CHI2ANTHUS. 

(Butterfly Flower. ) Annual 
Beautifully fringed attractive flowers, 
somewhat resembling large butterflies. 
Pkt. sc, oz. 15c, 

SILENE. 

(Catchfly.) Annual. 
Dwai-f flowering plants whicli produce 
bright flowers in rose, pink and pure 
white colors. Pkt. 5c, oz. loc. 

SMI LAX. 
Annual. 

Fresh seed from the best growers. 
Special prices by the ounce and pound. 
Pkt. 5c. 

SOLANUM CAP5ICASTRUM. 

(Jerusalem Cherry.) Tender Perennial. 
Fine for house culture. Handsome foli- 
age and bright, round, scarlet fruit in 
great abundance. Pkt. 5c. 

STOCKS. 
German Ten Weeks. Annual. 
DWARF YELLOW— Pkt. 5c. 

DWARF WHITE— Pkt. 5c. 
DWARF CRIMSON— Pkt. sc. 

DWARF BLUE— Pkt. 5c. 
DWARF ROSE— Pkt. sc. 

DWARF DOUBLE MIXED— Pkt. 5c. 
Collection of 6 Packets for 25c. 
CHOICE POT GROWN SEED— For florists 
and others who desire an extra fine 
strain. In White, Crimson, Blue and Rose. 
Pkt. Each, 15c. 4 Pkts. 50c. 
WHITE VIENNA— A charmingdwarf white 
variety which blossoms very early and is 
of the most compact habit. This we be= 
Sieve is far superior to the well=known 
I "Snowflake," as the flowers are much more 
freely produced and the heads are of the 
most perfect formation. Pkt. loc. 




SALPIQLOSSIS, EMPiiROR, 




SALVIA. 

(Flowering Sage.) 
Favorite bedding plants, pro- 
ducing long spikes of flowers in 

great profusion from July till ca! via cii vcd "cDr.T 
killed bv frost. SALVIA, SILVER SPOT. 

SILVER SPOT— The old and well known "Scarlet Sage" or Salvia 
Splendens, with its spikes of dazzling scarlet blossoms, is a most 
desirable plant for growing singly in pots or massed in beds on 
e lawn. In this new variety we not onlj-^ have an improvement 
in th. size of the bloom and brilliancy of coloring over the old 
Scarlet Sage, but in addition the foliage is of most striking and 
intense beaut3^ The leaves are of darkest green, profusely spot- 
ted with white, giving the plant a most wondrous beauty. The 
bright scarlet blooms in their setting of foliage form a rare com- 
bination of grace and beauty never before found in any plant. 
The plant is of very neat, compact habit of growth, and a most 
prolific bloomer. It will thrive in any rich garden soil, but to ob- 
tain the best results seed should be started early in the house and 
the young plants transplanted to the open ground as soon as the 
weather is warm and settled. Seeds sown in the open ground 
will make handsome, showy plants for fall, which may betaken 
up and potted for winter blooming in the house. Pkt. 15c. 
BLUE BEARD— Annual. Pkt. sc oz. loc. 

SPLENDENS— (Scarlet Sage.) Perennial, Beautiful bright scarlet. 
Verv showy and attractive. Pkt. loc 

SUNFLOWER. 

(Helianthus.) Annual. 
GIANT RUSSIAN— Flowers of enormous size. Pkt. sc. 
GLOB05US — Large globular heads of bloom of a rich saffron 
shade. Pkt. 5c. 

SILVER LEAF— Silvery foliage; blooms yellow and black. Pkt. sc 
STELLA — Blossoms 4 inches in diameter, of a rich golden yellow 
with black discs. Pkt. 5c. 

SWAINSONIA. 
Tender Perennial. 
A popular house plant somewhat resembling Sweet Peasi 
Pink, White, Mixed. Pkt. Each, sc. 

TRANSVAAL ARBOR PLANT. 

Among the other treasures recently introduced from the 
South African veldt, this mammoth Arbor Plant stands out most 
prominentlj'. It is a hardy herbaceous perennial, growing read- 
ily from seed and attaining gigantic proportions in two or three 
years. Its strong, stiff leaf stalks often measure from 6 to 10 
feet in height, whiie its mammoth leaves are of most distinct and 
striking beauty. When they first appear in the spring they are of 
a beautiful brownish red color, which gradually changes to deep 
olive green. They are from 3 to 4 feet in breadth, with strong 
stout mid-ribs, and the whole upper surface studded with short, 
sharp spines, the whole leaf being of stout, firm texture, with- 
standing wind and rain with impunity. These plants are fine for 
groups on large lawns, etc., or as single specimen plants. They 
require a slight protection of leaves or strawy manure in the 
winter. Pkt. 15c. 




TRANSVAAL ARBOR PLANT. 



IkGR QWN I^^^O^E^ ORAif^ELT OF THE WORL ^ 



63 



SWEET PEAS. 

Of all the flowers grown by amateurs none are so universally popular nor so widely cultivated as these gems of the garden. Possessed of up. 
bounded beauty in their various colorings and markings, of most delicate perfume, of graceful form and arrangement, very productive and 
easily cultivated, they naturally occupy first place among the garden annuals. 

The great improvement in varieties the past few years has been more marked than in any other class of flowers. Kecent introductions are 
of immense size, highly perfumed and the most exquisite colors and tintings imaginable. Our collections embrace all the good older varieties 
as well as all the meritorious sorts of recent introduction. 



; peas. Plant early i.. . 

covering- the seed 1 inch deep, in two rows 10 inches apart and seeds 4 inches apart in the rows. When well up, fill in the earth gradually as 
they grow, until the trenches are full. The object is to get the roots well down, so that they may resist drouth. Use brush- or trellis 5 or 6 feet 
high. The plants should not be raised for two successive seasons on the same ground after culinary peas. The use of artificial fertilizers, bone 
meal, nitrate of soda, etc., can be made at the time of planting or soon after. Frequent stirring of the soil with hoe or cultivator in dry- 
weather, thus producing a dust mulch, is preferable to artificial watering, unless irrigating facilities afford opportunities for a regular ana 
abundant supply of water. Do not allow any flowers to go to seed, else the plants will stop blooming. 

MAY'3 IMPERIAL COLLECTiON. 



This consists of seven of the large, free 
flowering class, unsurpassed for size and 
beauty of blossoms and freedom and 
vigor of growth. This collection gives a 
good assortment of colors. 
PRICE— Unless otherwise noted. Pkt. gc, 
oz. IOC, 1=4 lb. 25c, lb. 75c. 
AMERICA — Almost pure white ground, 
heavily striped with bright blood red. 
APPLE BLOSSOM— The standards are 
clear pink shading to rose, and the wings 
a delicate pale pink. 

BLUE BELL— Standards purplish blue, 
wings deep violet. 

COUNTESS OF RADNOR— Clear lavender. 
FIREFLY— Deep glowing scarlet. 
GRACE riAY-r-A giant flowering white 
Pkt. sc oz. 15c, 1-4 lb. 30c. lb $1.00. 
riRS. ECKFORD— Large blooms, primrose 
vellow. 

Collection of 7 packets for 25c or 7 ounces 
for Boc. 

DWARF OR CUPID VARIETIES. 

These little beauties grow to a height 
of 6 to 8 inches, covering a circumference 
of 18 to 20 inches and show no tendency 
to climb or trail. 

Pkt 5C, oz. 15c. t-4 lb. 30c, lb. $1.00- 
ALICB ECKFORD — Creamy pink and 
white. 

APPLE BLOSSOM— A charming combina- 
tion of pink and white. 
BEAUTY— Rose, streaked and shaded car. 
mine and white. 
BOREATTON— Rich maroon. 
CAPTAIN OF THE BLUES— Bri ht pur- 
plish blue. 

COUNTESS OF RADNOR— Clear lavender. 
EXTRA EARLY BLANCHE FERRY— Pink 
and white. 

FIREFLY— Bright crimson. 

HER MAJESTY— Deep rosy crimson. 

PINK — Clear bright pink. 

PRIMROSE— Creamv vellow. 

ROYALTY— Deep rose pink. 

WHITE— Pure white. 

MIXED— A'l colors. 

NEW BUSK VARIETIES. 

This new race of Sv/eet Peas grows 
from 14 to 20 inches in height, forming 
round, bushy plants, the flowers all b^ing 
borne on top of the plant. Planted in a 
row about 6 inches apart they form_ a 
perfect hedge, which, when covered with 
bloom, is most beautiful. Pkt. loc, 
oz. 20c s-4 lb. ,soc. 
BLANCHE FERRY— Pink and whrte. 
GRAY FRIAR— Watered purple on white, 
HER HAJESTY- Deep carmine rose. 
MONARCH— Maroon and purple. 
PRIMA DONNA— Soft pink. 
RAMON A— Creamy white splashed with 
oink. 

SADIE BURPEE— White Seeded — Large, 
snowy white. 1 

SENATOR— Striped white, maroon and 
IMirple. * 

STELLA nORSE— Cream, pink and apn- 
cot. 

MIXED— All colors. 
DOUBLE FLOWERING SORTS. 

These are of rare beaut v, of exti-emely 
robust habit of growth, and produce a 
lavish supply of bloom throughout the 
season. While the flowers from double 
seed do not all come double, a goodly 
proportion of them do, while the single 
blossoms grown from such seed are ex- 
tremely large and handsome. Pkt. sc, 
oz. loc' 1=4 lb. 40c. 
BOREATTON— Dark jnaroon. 
BRIDE OF NIAGARA— Rose and white. 
DOROTHY VICK— Scarlet ciimson. 
SENATOR— Violet purple. 
WHITE— Pure white. 

MIXED— All colors. • 




IMPERIAL MIXED SWEET PEAS. 



Any 7 packets listed on this page for 25 cents. 
Any 7 ounces for 50 cents 



CALIFORNIA GIANTS- A fine mixture of American grown 
sorts, including the largest and best in their class. Pkt. loc, 
oz. 15c, 1=4 lb. 40c, lb. .'gi.oo. 

GOLD MEDAL MIXED— A grand collection of varieties in- 
cluding many of the high priced novelties as well as the 
double sorts. Pkt. 5c, oz. loc, 1=4 lb. 25c, lb. 75c. 
IMPERIAL MIXED— This mixture is made from the named 
varieties in our Imperial CoUectioai and other choice kinds. 
Pkt. sc oz. loc, 1=4 lb. 25c, lb. 75c. 

PARIS PRIZE MIXED— This is made of the best named va- 
1 jeties which were awarded first prize at Paris in 1900. 
These were all American grown and are the best in the 
world. This mixture is the most popitlar ever ofiered. 
Pkt. sc, oz. !OC, 1=4 lb. 25c, lb. 75c. 

GOOD MIXED — This is a good grade containing a good 
proportion of large flowering sorts. While not as expen- 
sive or as nice as our other mixtures, it is very desirable 
for sowing- for market purposes and is sure" to please. 
Pkt. sc, oz. IOC, 1=4 lb. 15c, lb 45c. 

EXTRA EARLY BLANCHE FERRY— Judged by the quanti- 
ties of seed sold, this is the most popular variety grown. 
It is one of the earliest sorts in cultivation, and on this 
account is lai-gely grown by florists and others for early 
market. The flowers are of large size and fine form, of a 
rosy pink color. Pkt. 5c, oz. loc, 1=4 lb. 20c, lb. 60c. 



GENERAL LIST. 

Price, unless otherwise noted. Pkt. gc, 
oz. IOC, 1=4 lb. 2oc, lb. 60C postpaid, dp 
50c per lb. by express at purchaser's 
expense. 

ADMIRATION— Rosy lavender. 
ALICE ECKFORD— Creamy white. 
AMERICAN QUEEN— Salmon rose. 
AURORA — Standards and wings beau- 
ttfuUy flaked with orange salmon on 
a creamy white ground. 
BRONZE KING— Coppery pink. 
CALYPSO— Deep rose pink. 
CAPTIVATION— Wine colored. 
COCCINEA— Rich cerise. 
COQUETTE— Primrose and lavender, 
COUNTESS CADOGAN— Purplish blue. 
COUNTESS OF LATHOM— Soft cream 
tint heavily shaded with soft flesh 
pink in the centre. 

CROWN JEWELL— Primrose yellow. 
DOROTHY TENNANT— Rosv mauve. 
DUCHESS OF WESTMINSTER— Cream. 
DUKE OF CLARENCE— Rosy claret. 
DUKE OP SUTHERLAND— Standards, 
deep claret with strong reddish tinge, 
deepening to rich purple at base; 
wings deep violet ptirple. 
DUKE OF WESTHINSTER— Rosv claret. 
EARLIEST OF ALL— Standards, bright 
rosy pink; wings creamy white, suf- 
ftised with pale rose. Ten days earlier 
than Extra Earlv Blanche Ferry. 
ELIZA ECKFORD— Fles.. piKk. 
EniLY ECKFORD— Rosy purple. 
EMILY HENDERSON— Pure white. 
EMILY LYNCH— Rose pink. 
FASCINATION— Rosv lavender. 
GEORGE GORDON— Reddish crimson. 
GOLDEN ROSE— Primrose vellow. 
GORGEOUS — Salmon orange. 
GRAY FRIAR— W^hite, shaded gray. 
HON, F. BOUVERIE— Pinkish salmon. 
JEANNIE GORDON— Bright rose. 
JOSEPHINE WHITE— A pure white, 
early flowering sort. 
LADY QRISEL HAMILTON— Lavender. 
LADY MARY CURRIE— Rose pink. 
LADY n ORMSBY GORE— Standards, 
delicately shaded with buff and fawn; 
wings clear primrose. 
LADY NINA BALFOUR— Mouse colored. 
LORD KENYON— Rose pink. 
LOTTIE ECKFORD— White and laven. 
der. 

LOTTIE HUTCHINS — White, striped 

pink. 

LOVELY— Soft shell pink. 
MAID OF HONOR— Light blue. 
MAJESTIC— Rose pink. 
MISS WILLHOTT- Orange pink. 
MODESTY— Delicate pink. 
MONT BLANC— Pure white. 
MRS. DUGDALE— Carmine rose. 
HRS. FITZGERALD— Soft rose. 
NAVY BLUE— Violet purple. 
NEW COUNTESS— Light lavendet. 
ODDITY— Carmine pink. 
ORIENTAL— Bright orange salmon. 
OTHELLO— Deep maroon. 
OVID — Deep rose pink. 
PINK FRIAR— Carmine rose. 
PRIHA DONNA— Blush pink. 
PRINCE EDWARD OF YORK— Scarlet, 
PRINCE OF WALES— Deep rose. 
►QUEEN VICTORIA— Primrose vellow. 
RAMONA— White, splashed pink. 
ROYAL ROSE— Rosy pink. 
SADIE BURPEE— Pure white. 
SALOPIAN— Finest scarlet. 
SENATOR— White, striped maroon. 
SHAZADA — Dark maroon. 
SNAPDRAGON— Creamv white. 
STELLA MORSE— Apricot colored. 
THE HON. MRS. E.KFNYON— Primrose. 
VENUS— Salmon buff. 



5g> M AY^ NORTHERN GROWN SEEDS BEST FOR ALL CLIMES 




0IANT niXED ZINNIA. 
ZINNIA. 

These large, free flowering: plants con- 
tinue to be among the most popular of 
the summer blooming annuals. Where a 
fine effect in massing is desired nothing 
can eqtial them for efifectiveness. For 
hedges, border, etc., they are equally 
good and are most beautiful with their 
dazzling display of bright coloi-s. 
GIANT niXED— The flowers grown from 
this mixture are very large, some measur- 
ing 5 Inches in diameter, perfectly double, 
and of every conceivable shade of color. 
Plants grow about 30 inches high, com- 
mence to bloom early and continue a 
-mass of loveliness until late fall. Pkt. joc. 
CURLED AND CRESTED— A beautiful va- 
riety, each plant pi-oducing froin 100 to 
200 large double flowers, with petals 
curiously twisted and curled into grace- 
ful and most fantastic forms, comprising 
all the many colors found in this beauti- 
ful class of flowers. Pkt. loc. 
FIREBRAND— Flowers ai-e of mammoth 
size, as double as the Dahlia, while the 
color is by far the brightest scarlet ever 
seen in any flower. Pkt, loc. 
ZEBRA — A suberb variety, giant in size, 
perfectly double and handsomely striped 
and marked with various colors. Pktioc. 

Collection of 4 varieties described above 
for 2SC. 

DWARF VARIETIES. 
Double orangfe, double white, double 
canary, double mixed, Pkt. each, 5c. 
TALL VARIETIES. 
Double white, double rose double yellow, 
double crimson. Pkt. each, SC. 
s Double mixed. Pkt. 5c, oz. age. 



SWEET WILLIAH. 

(Dianthus Barbatus.) Annual. 

SINGLE VARIETIES. 
Crimson, scarlet, white, white margined, mixed, all 
colors. Pkt. Each, 5c. iWixed, 02. loc. 

DOUBLE VARIETIES. 
Crimson, white, mixed. Pkt. 5c. 

THUNBERQIA. 
Annual. 

A handsome climber, each plant bearing hun- 
dreds of flowers of variotis shades of yellow and 
white. iVIixed seed. Pkt. 5c. oz. 50c. 

TORENIA FOURNERI. 
Annual. 

Beautiful plants for baskets, vases, etc. Blue 
and white blossoms with yellow throat. Pkt. loc, 

VINCA. 

(Periwinkle.) Annual. 
Handsome bushy plants bearing round, single 
flowers in great profusion. Blossoms are 1 to 1% 
inches in diameter. White, pink, mixed. Pkt. 
each, 5c. 

VIOLET ODORATA. 

(Sweet Violet.) Perennial. 
Blossoms clear blue and highly perfamed. 
Pkt. IOC. ' 

WALL FLOWERS. 
Annual. 

DOUBLE niXED— All colors, Pkt. loc 
SINGLE niXED— Pkt. loc. 

WILD CUCUMBER 
Annnal. 

For covering porches, trellises or any other 
thing where a climber can be used this is certainly 
the best plant we know of, if you want shade early 
in the season. It grows to a height of 20 or 30 feet 
in a remarkably short space of time, and is covered 
with a profusion of sweet-scented white flowers 
followed by prickly seed pods. Pkt. gc. oz. 25c. 

VERBENAS. 

Early flowering plants may be had by sowing 
the seed in boxes in the house and transplanting 
the plants to the open ground as soon as the soil 
is warm enough. Seed sown in the open garden in 
May will produce flowering plants by August. The 
mammoth flowering varieties excel in richness of 
color and size of blooms anything ever betore 
offered in the line of Verbenas. 

ODORATA— A fragrant German variety. Try this for 
3' our flower bed; it is one of the most delightfully- 
scented flowers ever produced, and a branch of cut 
blooms will perfume an entire room. The plant is 
a strong grower, and will bear an abundance of 
blossoms during the entire season. The seed we 
offer you was obtained by us direct from one of the 
leading flower seed firms of Europe, and we believe 
this verbena is one of the choicest flowers that can 
be grown for bouquets, etc. Pkt. 5c. 

SCARLET QUEEN— Ah intense bright SCarlet shade. 
Plants of vigorous growth. Pkt. loc. 
TIGER— Peculiarly striped flowers of many shades 
which render them very attractive and showy. 
Pkt. IOC. 





IWAYPIELD PRIZE. 



IWAYFIELD PRIZE— The plant is very dwarf, 
not growing over 6 inches in height and 10 
or 12 inches in diameter. It blossoms profuse- 
ly, throwing tip its trusses of bloom well 
above the foliage during the entire season. 
The color is a clear, glowing crimson with a 
large, pure white eye. This mammoth flow- 
ering variety is one of the brightest, show- 
iest, most prolific bloomers we have ever 
seen, and is well worthy a place in every col- 
lection. We have grown it for several years, 
testing it under the most adverse circum- 
stances and have never known it to fail. 
For small beds or for borders for larger ones 
it is indispensable. Pkt. iSC. 
BLACK BEAUTY— Blooms of the largest size, 
dark purple with a distinct light blue eye. 
Pkt. IOC. 

BLUE BOY— Flowers of good size, a clear sky 
blue. Very handsome and distinct. Pkt. ioc. 

LAVENDER BEAUTY— Charming large flow- 
ers of the most delicate shade of lavender or 
skv blue with an almost pure white centre. 
Pkt, IOC, 

MRS. CLEVELAND— Large bunches of deep 
purplish blue black flowers, each one distinct- 
ly marked with a pure white eye. Flowers 
very profuselj' from early summer till killed 
by frost. Pkt. loc. 

NORTHERN LIGHT— Very large pure white 
blossoms, borne in great clnsters resembling 
snowball blooms. Pkt. 100. t 
MAMMOTH MIXED— This is a truly magnifi- 
cent mixture including many of the choicest 
laTge flowering varieties. Many of the indi- 
vidual blossoms measure 3 to 4 inches in diam- 
eter, and are produced in the greatest pro- 
fusion throttghout the season. Pkt. loc. 
CHOICE MIXTURE— A good mixture of best 
sorts and sure to please. Pkt. 5c. 
PRIMROSE— A distinct light yellow variety. 
Blooms of good size and freely produced, 
Pkt. IOC. , 
ROYAL RED— A handsome large flowering 
red variety. Its mammoth blossoms are 
very distinct and beautiful. Pkt. loc. 

Collection of 11 Varieties for 75c. 



WILD FLOWER GARDEN FOR CHILDREN. 

There is need for a spot in the garden that the little ones can call their own, where the daintiest, sweetest 
flowers, easy of culture and of rapid growth can be grown for their special enjovment. Nothing appeals so 
instantly to a young fancy as bright colors and beauty of form, and the influence on the mind when in its 
most receptive state, of a constant association with nature and its beauties, will be found to create beneficial 
impressions lasting a life time. Not only is the love of the beautiful and the artistic taste aroused, but 
there also comes a love of order and an incentive to work with a noble object when the child is given 
a personal interest in the cultivation of the garden. With a small expense of loving 
and thoughtful labor the Children's garden can be transformed into a delightfully attrac- 
tive spot, overflowing with charm and 
fascination in its quaint, exquisite beauty, 
and forming the most instructive of 
schoolrooms and the happiest of play- 
grounds. This mixture embraces over 
100 sorts of easy growing flowers most 
suitable for any bare or unsightly spots 
in the yard, to sow along fences, on em- 
bankments, etc. All _ the cultivation 
necessary is some thinning out where 
the. plants are too crowded and to keep 
the spot clear of weeds. Our packages con» 
tain half an ounce of seed. Pkt. loc. 



For General List of Flower j 
Seeds in bulk see Page 59. 




Our plants are grown under tlie "cold system," thus gi^dng them the firmness of texture and abund- 
ance of roots to enable them to stand shipping well. This insures strong, thrifty stock far superior to 
that sent out by some firms who force their plants in overheated houses. Unlike many seedsmen who 
catalogue plants and bulbs, we do not have to depend on the open market for them, have them shipped 
from a distance and then repacked by inexperienced help. On the contrary, otir plants are taken directly 
from the pots, packed and shipijed the same day, the roots being disturbed as little as possible and not 
allowed to dry out. 

We have given the packing of plants ottr careful attention and study for years and are constantly im- 
proving on our methods, until we have no hesitancy iu saying that our methods of packing and shipping 
i:)lants are the best in the world. 

PLANTS BY EXPRESS — While plants can be safely sent by mail and our guarantee accompanies all such 
•shipments, we would advise all customers ordering plants to have them sent by express. The cost is. a 
trifle more, but our patrons are amply repaid by receiving larger and stronger plants, and we always 
include extras more than sufficient to cover express charges. 

All plant orders will be mailed as soon as possible after receiving them , weather permitting:. "With our 
cold winters, however, it is oftentimes unsafe to ship an.y plants before March 1st. Not only will the 
plants arrive in better condition if shipped at that time, but tiiej'- will be much larger and stronger than if 
shipped earlier, so that customers will lose nothing by waiting. If, however, our customers desire their 
plants immediately we will comply with their wishes in the matter as soon as we think it safe after re- 
ceiving their orders. All plant and bulb orders are filled from our greenhouses and will be mailed in separ- 
ate packages from there and not with the seeds. 

jCjripjpj With all orders for plants we send our booklet — ^The A B C's of Successful Floriculture, con- 

* <*— <• taining many valuable hints on the care and culture of house plants. 

iEXTRA PLANTS— While we do not offer discounts on plant orders we will give extra plants free of charge 
in all orders, whether sent by mail or express. The prices named by us are as low as good plants can be 
sold at. Our stock is well grown, carefully packed, and guaranteed to reach destination in good condi- 
tion. We prefer to sepd out stock that will give satisfaction rather than offer big discounts and send out 
puny plants that will never be thinftj'^. 



IMPORTANT — Plants sent by mail have but little soil left on the roots and should receive careful atten- 
tion on their arrival. If they appear wilted, place them in luke warm water for fifteen or twenty 
minutes. This will greatly revive them. They are guaranteed to reach our customers in the United 
States in a perfectly healthy, living condition. If they do not, and we are notified immediately on their 
arrival, we will replace free of charge any that do not show signs of life on arrival. After arrival at 
destination in good condition our responsibilit3' ceases. All plants will be sent by mail, postpaid, un- 
less otherwise noted in our catologue or customer instructs otherwise. If sent by express the customer 
will pay express charges. Please note that we guarantee the safe arrival of all plants sent by mail to any 
point in the United States, provided the above conditiorts are complied with by the customer. 



ABUTILONS. 

(Flowering Maple.) 
Very showy, decorative, free growing, soft 
wooded shrubs, having leaves similar to the maple, 
with graceful, bell shaped flowers. They succeed 
best in a soil composed of equal parts of turfy loam, 
peat, leaf mould and some gritty sand. They re- 
quire an abundance of water, isc each unless 
otherwise noted 

INFANT EULALIE— Flowers extra large, perfect 
form and a clear satinj' pink. 

GOLDEN BELLS— Blooms a deep, rich, golden yel- 
low. A very free flowering sort, loc each. 
:SAVITZII— Large deep green foliage with a broad 
white margin, not unlike the silver leaf Geraniums. 
.'SOUV DE BONN— (See Cut.)— The most attractive 
■of all the Abutilons, having dense, green, maple 
ishaped leaves, distinctly bordered creamy white. 
■The flowers are bright orange veined with crimson. 
.'SPLENDENS— A beautiful deep red variety. A pro- 
fuse and continuous bloomer. loc each. 
THOnPSONI PLENA— Golden spotted leaves. Doable 
orange colored blossoms. Yery distinct and 
pretty. 

ACALYPHA SANDER!. 

{Chenille Plant.) 
tSee Cut.) The plant is of branching habit, 
liealthy foliage and the flowers are most remark- 
:able. The flower spikes which appear in pairs from 
the axils of the leaves, grow from two to three feet 
In length. Thej' are of bright crimson color, droop- 
ing and tnixing among the green foliage with 
charming effect. For bright and curious effect it 
lias no equal. It grows as easily as a coleus, and 
blooms continuously throughout the year, 
asc each. 



ALBI2Z1A. 

A beautiful plant from Persia, which produces 
clusters of rose colored, tassel-like blossoms borne 
on long stems well above the foliage. 15c each. 

THE WONDERFUL AIR PLANT. 

(See Cut.)— This novelty of the plant world will 
grow under all conditions, either in soil, water, or 
from exposure to the air in a moist place. The 
blooms are of curiotis formation and are produced 
very freely the entire year, making it particularly 
desirable for house culture and in nooks and cor- 
ners where ordinary plants would not thrive. 
15c each. 

ASPARAGUS PLUMOSUS NANUS. 
Climbing Lace Fern. 

A most beautiful ornamental climbing plant for 
house culture. The leaves are a very deep green 
color, of fine lace-like texture, which remain green 
and fresh a long time after being cut. It is of 
climbing habit and can be easily trained to any de- 
sired shape or form of ti-ellis. The plants which we 
offer have been grown cool, thus providing them 
with an abundance of tuberotts roots which will 
throw up strong, feathered foliage of the most 
beautiful character. Strong plants 25c each. Large 
plants, by express, 50c and $1.00 each. 

ASPARAGUS SPRENGERL 

A very handsome trailing plant of recent intro- 
duction. Of very free and vigorous growth, pro- 
ducing sprays of beautiful green, feathery-likefoliage 
4 to 5 feet long. These remain green a long time 
after being cut, and are very useful for bouquets, 
wreaths and sprays. It is admirably adapted for 
hanging baskets in the house, as it thrives in a dry 
atmosphere in almost any position. It grows free- 
ly the entire year, and produces small, white, star 
shaped flowers which are soon followed by bright 
red berries. 25c each. Stronger plants, by express 
50c, 75c and $1.00 each. 




AIR PLANT. 



ANTiaONON LEPrOPUS. 
The Wonderful Flountain Rose. 

rt is a most rapid grower, a most profuse 
bloomer, and trained on a trellis or veranda affords 
an abundance of shade during the hot summer 
months. The blossoms are most beautiful, being ol 
a rich carmine scarlet shade, and borne in immense 
clusters the entire length of the vine. The leaves 
are large and handsome, and the whole plant pre- 
sents a pleasing appearance. 15c each. 

ACALYPHA TR5UMPHANS. 

A beautiful foliage plant with large, clean, 
healthy, showy foliage. The predominant color is 
red, marbled lighter and darker, streaked and 
dashed green, yellow, white and other colors. 
15c each. 

ACHYRANTHUS. 

Dwarf growing foliage plant. Color a deep 
blood red. loc each. 

AQERATUn. 
Stella Ourney. 
Of dwarf, compact, even habit of gi'owth, flow- 
ering very profusely, forming round bushy heads of 
fine deep blue, a shade not approached in any other 
bedding plant. 15c each. 

ALTERNANTHERA. 

Popular, dwarf growing foliage plants, valuable 
for carpet bedding or lettering on the lawn. 
IOC each. 

AUREA— Bright yellow. 

PARYNCMOIDES— Orange red, shaded olive green. 
ASTERS. 

Grown from the best selected seed. Colors 
white, pink, blue and red. Strong Seedlings. Ready 
flay ist, 50c per doz. Pot plants, ready June ist, 
10c each, $i.oo per doz. 

FLOWERING BEGONIAS. 

Among the most popular and most satisfactory 
house plants grown. They may be cultivated suc- 
cessfully most an V where, are ornamental on ac- 
count of their clean shining foliage and their bright 
waxy flowers, loc each, unless otherw ise noted. 
ALBA PICT A— Large glossy, green leaves, thickly 
spotted with silvery white; blossoms pure white. 
APPLE BLOSSOM— A dwarf growing, free flowering 
variety with beautiful pinkish white blossoms. 
DIADEMA— A beautiful variety with large, deeply 
cut foliage, rich olive green with silvery dots and 
veins. 

GLOKIE DE 5CEAUX— Large lustrous dark green 
leaves tinged red. Flowers bright pink. 15c each. 
INCARNATA— Dark green leaves spotted white. 
Flowers bright showy pink borne on long stems 
well above the foliage. 

MARGUERITE— Handsome bronzy green leaves. 
Blossoms rose colored, freely produced the entire 
year. 

M. DE LESSEPS— Leaves green, of a peculiar silky 
texture, richly spotted with silver. Flowers white 
and rosv pink. 

JTETALLICA— A most charming variety m every 
particular and the very best we have ever grown. 
It is a strong, rampant grower and a wonderfully 
free bloomer. The leaves are triangular shaped, 
the under side hairy, the upper surface of a lustrous 
metallic or bronze color, veined darker The flow- 
ers are nearl v pure white. 15c each. 
OTTO HACKER— Large, shining, deep green leaves 8 
to 10 inches long. Flowers bright coral red. 
PAUL BRUANT— Leaves of deep olive green, of 
heavy texture. Flowers delicate rose, changing to 
white. 



PRES C.^RNOT — Foliage immense, similar to 
Rubra, but more than twice as large. Flowers 
coral red, produced in large panicles. 
RUBRA— A rapid and vigorous grower, witli deep- 
green leaves; coral red blossoms. 
THURSTONi— Pink flowers and metaUic foliage. 
VERNON— A new dwarf variety of recent introduc- 
tion, especially valuable lor bedding. The foliage 
is a rich, glossy green edged with red. The flowers- 
when first opened are a deep red, which changes to 
a clear rose color when fully expanded. loc each,. 
$1.00 per Uoz., $6.00 per 100 by express. 

REX BEGONIA. 

These are valuable for pot culture in the house, 
the grand and varied markings of the leaves rendering: 
them very beautiful and showy 20c each. 

BOUQAINVILLEA SANDERIANA. 
Chinese Paper Plant. 

As a pot plant it is magnificent, a strong, vig- 
orous grower, with splendid, Camelia-like foliage, 
deep shining green. Plants commence to bloom m 
small pots and continue throughout the year. As 
the plant grows older it is literally covered with 
an amazing number of blossoms of a dazzling rosy 
crimson, with deep golden yellow anthers. Planted 
in pots and trained over a trellis, a large plant of 
this superb novelty presents one of the most beau- 
tiful sights imaginable. 3SC each. 

BROWALLIA JAMESONI. 

Orange Violet. 

An old but neglected plant, forming compact 
bushy heads, which, when the plants are in bloom 
are covered wiih large violet shaped flowers of a. 
bright orange color, giving it a rich golden appear- 
ance. ISC each. 

BRUGriANSlA. 

One of the most beautiful plants of recent intro- 
duction. The flowers are drooping, bell shaped, of 
immense size, many of them being a foot and over 
in length and 8 to 10 inches in diameter. The color 
is creamy white, and it is very fragrant. A robust 
grower and a very free bloomer, it being 110 uncom- 
mon sight to see 20 to 30 of these immense bloqms- 
open at the same time. The bush attains a height 
of from 3 to 5 feet, can be grown outside in sum- 
mer or indoors in winter. As it is quite tender, 
care must be taken to remove it indoors as soon as 
frost appears, 20c each. 

CALADIUM ESCULENTUM. 
Elephant's Ear. 

A well known tropical plant bearing immense 
leaves of thick leathery substance. For large beds 
on the lawn or as single specimen plants, nothing 
is more beautiful or striking in appearance. Good 
sized bulbs 15c, Large bulbs 25c, Mammoth 35c. 
CISSUS DISCOLOR. 
Chameleon Vine. 

A beautiful and luxuriant climber, with sharp 
pointed, heart shaped leaves, the upper surface of a 
dark, velvety green, with broad markings of white 
following the veins, the under surface of a deep red- 
dish purple. 20c each. 

CLERODENDRON BALFOURI. 

(See second cut page 67.) These flowers are pro- 
duced in great abundance, and as shown in the ill- 
ustration, are of a drooping habit, slightly resem- 
bling the blossoms of a Fuchsia. Color, white and 
scarlet. 15c each. 

CORONILLA QLAUCA. 

A thrifty, rapid growing, bushy little plant 
bearing an abundance of fragrant, pea .shaped, yel- 
low flowers. 15c each. ' 




CALADIUM ESCULENTUM. 



BEGONIA.METALLICA, 



BEGONIA, REX. 



GROWN BY THE ^EAiyiaUS. COLD SYSTEM. 



CANNAS. 

These are the showiest bedding plants 
grown. From a list of over 100 varieties 
grown at our nurseries we have selected the fol- 
lowing as the best in their respective colors. 
We can supply all the standard varieties, but 
would especially recommend those listed here. 
15c each, $1,50 per doz., postpaid. $S. 00 per 100 
by express, unless otherwise noted 
EXTRA STRONG PLANTS— We can supplv strong 
pot grown plants 12 to 15 inches high, for ship- 
ment May 15th, customers' choice of coloi's, but 
our selection of varieties. These are fine for im- 
mediate effect on the lawn, as many of them 
will be I'eadj' to flower or in blossom when 
shipped. $2.00 per doz. or $15.00 per 100 by ex= 
press at purchaser's expense 



CANNA BED COLLECTIONS. 

Collection No, i — For a Bed 6 Feet in Diameter- 
I Burbank 15c; 4 Admirable Dewey 6oc; 10 
Florence Vaughan $1.50. Set of 15 for $3.00 
postpaid, or $1.56 by express 
Collection No. 2— For a Bed 9 Feet in Diameter. 
I Marlboro 20c; 6 Pres. Cleveland 00c; 10 Had. 
Crozy $1 25; 16 Florence Vaughan $2.00. 
Set of 33 for $4.00 postpaid, or $3.50 by express. 
Collection No 3 — For a Bed 12 Feet in Diameter. 
3 Black Prince 45c; 8 Burbank $1.00; 15 Ad= 
miral Dewey $1.88; 25 Florence Vaughan $4.00. 
Set of SI for 6.00 postpaid, or $5.50 by 
express. 



ADMIRAL DEWEY— A rich crimson; a strong, 
compact grower attaining a height of 4- feet. 
BURBANK — Extra large blooms of pure canary 
yellow. Grows 5 feet high. 

BLACK PRINCE— Dark velvety maroon flowers. 
Foliage deep green edged with purple. Height, 
3 to 4 feet. 

FLORENCE VAUGHAN— Blooms large, yellow, 
heavily splashed red. Height, -i to 5 feet. 
GLORIOSA — A very fine dwarf growing, large 
flowering variety." The petals are a rich glow- 
ing scarlet crimson, distinctly marked with a 
broad band of golden yellow around the outer 
edges. It is particularly adapted to plant as a 
border around the beds of taUer sorts, as well 
as for pot culture. Height, IS to 24 inches. 
20c each. 

MAD. CROZY— A dazzling crimson scarlet, bor- 
dered with golden yellow. Height, 3% feet. 
MARLBORO — Darkest crimson blossoms borne 
in large trusses. Grow^s 4 to 5 feet high. 
MARTHA WASHINGTON— A deep bright pink; 
iarge perfect bloom. Height, 3 feet. 20c each. 
MRS. KATE GRAY— Immense flowers 5 to 6 
inches in diameter. Color rich orange scarlet, 
•finely streaked and flaked with golden yellow 
tints. A most superb variety, new and distinct. 
He'ght, 6 to 7 feet, with massive foliage. 250 
each. 

ALSACE — The nearest approach to a white 
Canna ever introduced. Color, pale sulphur, 
changing to creamv white. Height, 41,4 feet. 
BLACK BEAUTY— A most beautiful foliage kind. 
It is a strong grower and the leaves arc a deep, 
bronzy wine red, almost black. Height, 5 to 6 
feet. 20c each. 

PRES CLEVELAND — Orange scarlet, very 
showy. 

Collection of iz named sorts for $1.50. 
niXED CANNAS— Good strong tubers of large 
flowering sorts. loceach, $1.00 per doz., post= 
paid, $6.00 per 100 by express. 



CARNATIONS. 

Our list of these beautiful plants will be 
found up to date, none but choice varieties of 
recent introduction being offered. 
Unless otherwise noted. 15c each, $1.50 per ioz. 
We can supply strong, field grown plants In Sep- 
tember at 30c each postpaid, or $2.50 per doz. by 
express 

ARHAZINDY— Pure white, lightly penciled scarlet. 
Q. H. CRANE — A rich, clear, brilliant crimson, 
finelv fringed and highly perfumed. 
ENCHANTRESS--This charming variety, offered 
for the first time this season, so far surpasses 
other existing sorts that its wide dissemination 
atid popularity are assured beforehand. Cut 
blooms the past season readily sold at double 
the price of other choice varieties. It is the lar- 
gest bloom we have ever seen, measuring 4 to 5 
inches indiameter, the stems being 24 tor 36 in- 
ches in length. The flower is delicately perfumed 
and the calyx never bursts, while its keeping 
qualities are remarkable. The coloris asoftpink, 
not unlike the old Daybreak. We are pleased to 
recommend this variety to flower lovers-, know- 
ing that it win not fail to please. 25c each. 
FLORA HILL — Pure white blooms of large size, 
rather flat. 

GENERAL MACEO— Beep bi-illiant scarlet over- 
laid with maroon. 

MORNING GLORY— A delicate, bright flesh pink' 
An improved Daybreak. 

GOV. WOLCOTT— Another meritorious variety of 
this year's introduction. ■ A very large bloom of 
purest white, borne on strqng, stiff stems. A 
valuable addition. 

riRS. LAWSON— The largest flowering dark pink 
variety. Color a deep rich cerise pink. Blos- 
soms earlv and late and thrives evervwhere. 
MRS. BRADT— Very large blooms, clear %vhite, 
heavily splashed and streaked with red. 
WHITE CLOUD— Extra large blooms of superb 
form and texture. Pure white, fragrant and 
lasting. 

PROSPERITY— A pure white ground overlaid 
with shadings of soft pink, reminding one of the 
beaut ful tints often seen in Azaleas. 20c each. 
NORWAY— White, sometimes slightly streaked 
pink. Blooms 2% to 3 inches in diameter, of 
good form and long-keeping qualities. 

Collection of 12 Named Sorts for $1.50. 

CALL AS. 

LITTLE GEn— A dwarf growing variety, similar 
to the old common white sort, except in size, 
15c each. 

SPOTTED LEAF — Dark green leaves, beautifnlly 
spotted with white. The flowers are white 
with a purple throat. 25c each 
BLACK CALLA — A remarkable variety produc- 
ing velvety black blooms, with coal black spathe. 
30c each 

WHITE CALLA— The old, weU-known variety. 
20c each. 

The above set of 4 Callas for 75c postpaid. 
CARYOPTERIS MAST ACANTHUS. 
Blue Spirea, 

A bea^itiful, vigorous, healthy gi'Gwer, pro- 
ducing charming flowers of a bluish lavender 
color. 15c each. 

CHINESE LANTERN PLANT. 

A decided novelty in the plant line. The 
plant produces numerous large inflated husks, 
much the shape of Chinese lanterns, at first a 
beautiful green color, changing to a yellowish 
hue and then to brightest scarlet, and as they 
hang suspended among the green foliage they 
present a most beautiful appearance. 15c each. 




CUPHEA EMINENS. 

Cigar Plant. 

A charming plant whicli grows rapidly to a 
height of 15 or 18 inches, bearing a mass of 
scarlet flowers tipped with gold and green. 
15c each. ^HRYSANTHEHUnS. 

Prices, unless otherwise noted, loc each, $1.00 
per doz. Special quotations made on large lots to 
parties desirous of growing them for flower shows. 
Small plants cannot be supplied after August 
1st. We can stipply large plants of the leading 
sorts for fall blooming after September 1st at 
50c to $1 00 each by express. 

We grow over 60 good varieties, but list 
herewith two dozen of the very best sorts for 
amatetir cultivation. We can supply many 
other choice sorts, and v^rill be pleased to furnish 
a list of varieties on application. 

SIX BEST EARLV FLOWERING SORTS. 

These varieties are all very early flowering 
that should perfect their blossoms in the open 
ground, even in the northern states. They are 
the cream of the earl3', and are selected from a 
list of nearlv one hundred varieties 
MRS F BERGHAN— Very early; large [creamy 
white. A delightful sort. 

LADY FITZWYGRA/Vl— The earliest white vai-iety 
in cultivation. Blooms of good size, creamy 

MRS^j. Q. WHULDIN— One of the earliest and 
best vellows in cultivation. 

YELLOW QUEEN— Pure golden yellow. Very 
early and distinct. 

MRS. HENRY ROBINSON— An extra large, pure 
white variety, forming a perfect ball of snow 
when fuUv developed. 

ADELE— A pleasing shade of light pink Blooms 
of large size, full and of great lasting qualities. 

SIX GRAND niD SEASON SORTS. 
COL. D. APPLETON— A very large, bright, deep 
5'ellow incurved bloom, of finest form and 
great substance. , . , 

TIMOTHY EATON — This is the largest globular ni- 
curved white sort ever introduced. Individual 
blooms often measure 8 inches in diameter. 
LAVENDER QUEEN— A soft, pleasing shade of 
lavender pink, under artificial light resembling 
a light colored orchid. 

MAJOR BONAFFON— This grand old variety we 
still consider the very best for amateur cultiva- 
tion The plant is strong and vigorous, the 
foliage the prettiest we have ever seen in any va- 
riety. The blossoms are of the largest size, ball 
shaped, incurved, a soft pure yellow Its keep- 
ing qualities are the best of any known Chrysan- 
themum. For pot culture in the north, for ovit- 
side growing in the middle states, and for green- 
house cultivation everywhere it is the peer of all 
varieties. 

MAUD DEAN— An extra large flowenng variety 
with broad incurved petals. Color, pink, al- 
most rose. 

GOLDEN WEDDING— A large flowenng yellow 
variety of great beauty. Stems very strong, 
blooms globular, full and bold. 

Six ELEGANT LATE SORTS. 
INTENSITY— A new crimson variety of great 
merit. Flowers are of the largest size, reflexed 
form, showing only the bright crimson upper 
surface of the petals. 

GOLDEN BEAUTY— A late golden yellow, ready 
at Thanksgiving and later. Fine large blooms 
of great depth, 




W. H. RAYMOND— A popular late variety. 
Blooms very large, pure yellow, of good form 
and substance. r 

YANOHA— Very late, pure white, reflexed petals. 
The best late white. 

W. H. CHADWJCK— A valuable late white of 
largest size. Flowers pure white, sometimes 
slightly tinged with pink. 

MARIAN NEWELL— Flowers of extra size, 
measuring 9 inches in diameter. Reflexed vari- 
ety with large wide petals. Color a true pink. 

6 CHOICE POMPON SORTS. 
VIOLA— Pure Pink. 

ANGELIQUE— Snowv white. 
ATLAS— Bright yellow. 

MIZPAH— Clear bright pink. 
GARISA— Pine white. 

ATILA— Choice yellow. 
DAHLIAS. 

There is no more beautiful class of flowers 
than these. They are of easy culture, giA^e an 
abundance of bloom at small expense and in- 
crease in numbers very rapidly from year to 
year. The tubers should be taken up each fall 
and stored in a dry cellar until spring, when 
they may be divided and replanted. 

Price, unless otherwise noted, 15c each, or 
$1.50 per doz. 

A. D. LIVONI— Rich pink, finely formed. A very 
handsome and desirable variety. 
ALEWINE — Delicate pink, tipped purple. 
ALICE EMILY— Buff yellow, perfect form. 
ARABELLA — Pale lemon, shading to primrose 
at the tips. A large bloom of perfect form. 
ARRAN DE POGUE— Maroon, tipped white. 
CAPSTAN— Soft brick red, shaded apricot. Re- 
markable for its free and earlv flowering. 
DR. J. P ■ KIRTLAND— Very large bloom; dark 
velvety crimson. 

ERNEST GLASSE— Rich purplish magenta. 
EARL OF PEMBROKE— Bright plum color, deeper 
and more velvety towards the centre. Petals 
long, pointed and regularly arranged. 
GRAND DUKE ALEXIS— Very large "bloom; white, 
tinted lilac. 

HIMHLISCHE- Light purple lavender. 
JOHN ROACH— Pure yellow. Cactus variety. 
LITTLE JENNY— Pompon. Beautiful, rich crim- 
son maroon. 

MARY D. HALLECK— Canary yellow, of medium 
size. 

MISS RUTH— Pale pink, shading to white. Often 

sports a deep cardinal. 

MRS, BARNES— Cactus. A beautiful primrose 
color. Blossom well formed and a free bloomer. 
MRS. BENNETT— Soft crimson. Large, well 
built flower. Cactus sort, 

PERLE DE LA TETE DE OR— Pure white with 
an occasional lavender tint. Verv large and fine. 
PLUTON— Pure yellow; choice. 
PRINCE OF ORANGE— Cactus. In color a blend- 
ing of apricot, orange and bronze. Freebloomer. 
SUNBEAM — A new crimson pompon. 
SNOW CLAD— A fine white pompon. 
VIRGINALE— White pompon. 

WHITE SWAN— A well formed, pearly white sort. 
W E GRATSCHEFF— Buff-, sufiitsed with red, 
spotted and striped crimson. 

ZOAR — Pompon. Yellow, edged salmon and pink. 
MIXED VARIETIES— In harvesting our tnbers 
many of them become mixed. These we offer m 
mixed lots. They will be choice varieties, but 
we do not know their colors. loc each, $1.00 
per doz. 




JAPANESE FERN BALL 



JAPANESE CEDAR. 




CHRYSANTHEMUM, MAJOR BONAFFON. 




RUBBER PLANT, 




SHOW DAHLIAS. 



GROWN 



THE FAMO US COLD SYST EM. 



69 




JAPANESE FERN BALL. 

(See cut opp. page.) These interesting- 
plants are grown suspended in the air, and with 
proper treatment will live for many years, al- 
ternately growing and resting. When grovving, 
they should be watered regularly several times 
each week. When resting, water should be with- 
held entirely, 

1st size dormant bafis, 6oc each postpaid. 
2d size dormant bails, $1.00 each postpaid. 
Growing balls $1.00 and $1.25 each by express. 
FICUS ELASTICA. 
Rubber Plant. 
(See cut opp. page.) A very graceful, orna- 
mental plant with broad, glossy leaves of deep- 
est green. Strong plants, by' express, 75c to 
$2.00 each. 

HIBISCUS, PEACHBLOW. 

The flowers are large, perfectly double, of a 
rich shade of clear pink with a small deep 
crimson centre. A continuous bloomer. It is a 
rapid, vigorous grower, commencing to bloom 
when quite small and prodttcing finely formed 
blossoms 4 to 5 inches in diameter continuously 
throughout the year. 25c each. 

FUCHSIAS. 

They thri-ve best in a mix bitre of leaf mold 
and sand; should be kept in a shady, moist situ- 
ation, and require plenty of water, especially 
when in blossom, loc each, unless otherwise 
noted. 

CARl, HOLT— A beautiful single variety striped 
red and white. 

HELENE— (Tree Fuchsia.)— Large, semi-double, 
orange scarlet blossoms; plant grows in tree 
ibrm. 15c each. 

LORD BYRON— Large, single purple blossoms. 
A most prolific bloomer. 

MRS. E.G. HILL— Large double blossoms; corolla 
pure white, sepals dark red. 

HRS. MARSHALL— Semi-double; corolla carmine, 
sepals white. 

PRINCE NAPOLEON— Very large, double purple 
blossoms. ^ ^ ,,. 

TRAILING QUEEN— A choice variety of trailing 
or drooping habit. A novel and distinct sort. 
GERANIUMS. 
After careful trial and selection extending 
over a period of thirty vears we have chosen the 
following sorts as best adapted to general culti- 
vation. Price, unless otherwise noted, loc each, 
$1.00 per doz., postpaid; $6.00 per 100 by express. 
MARS— It is of dwarf, compact growth, the 
dwarfest variety introduced to date, forming 
strong, stocky plants with great drouth resist- 
ing qualities, and is the most prolific bloomer 
ever seen. The foliage is dark green with bronze 
zones. The flowers are single, deep rose salmon, 
becoming deeper at the c-entre and shading to 
almost pure white at the outer edge of the petal. 
15c each, $1.50 per doz. 

JEAN VIAUD— Soft, pure pmk, semi-double with 
two white blotches. Dwarf, stocky grower, 
rigid stems, large trusses, perfect florets, a con- 
tinuous bloomer, the plant being covered with 
flowers throughout the season. It has an iron 
constitution; withstands rain and sun better 
than any knowii geranium. 15c each. 



MAY'S PREMIER COLLECTION. 
These six choice plants for 75C. This con- 
tains six of the very best varieties m cultiva- 
tion which are selected by us on account of 
the size and brilliancy of blossom, their 
sturdy, vigorous growth and their profusion 
of bloom throughout the season. 
ALPHONSE RICARD— This is a handsome va- 
riety, producing in greatest profusion im- 
mense trusses of semi-double, orange red 
blossoms of perfect form, isc each. 
AMERICA— It is a seedling from Mars, of 
stronger growth and larger foliage than the 
parent. On opening, the flowers are white 
with salmon centre, changing to various 
shades of salmon and rose, finallj', when 
fully open, to deep pure rose. 20c each, 
$2.00 per doz. 

MAD. J AULIN — The plant is of dwarf, robust 
habit. Flowers of largest size and very 
abundant; the centre a delicate pink, outside 
a pure white. 20C each. 

DRY DEN — Flowers single, bright rosy red, 
with large white blotches on two upper 
petals and smaller blotches on the thi'ee low- 
er ones. 2sc each. 

LA FAVORITE — An old , well known variety. 
The flowers are perfectly double, pure white, 
and produced in great profusion throughout 
the season. loc each. 

J. J. HARRISON— The most brilliant scarlet 
grown. The trusses and florets are of im- 
mense size. 15c each. 



OTHER DESIRABLE SORTS. 
BEAUTY POITEVINE— Rosy salmon. 
JOHN DOYLE — Bright vermillion; semi-double, 
LA INCONTABLE— Double rose color. 
MRS E. O. HILL— Single salmon. 
HRS J. n GARR— Single white. 
MRS BE ADSLEY— Single salmon pink. 
MAD. POIRIER— Violet carmine. 
MAD. ROZAIN— Double white. 
PREDICTION — Double cerise pink. 
QUEEN OF THE WEST— Single scarlet. 
S. A. NUTT— Dark crimson. 

IVY LEAF VARIETIES. 
These are very desirable for baskets, or any 
place where a clinibing plant is desirable, isceach. 
BEAUTY OF CASTLE HILL— Large flowers of a 
soft rose color with dark blotch on upper petals. 
GARDEN GLORY — Individual blooms of largest 
size, a very pleasing j^ink color. 

JEANNEDEARC— Flowers very large pure white- 
LE ELEGANTE— Foliage light green, margined 
white. Blossoms pure white. Very choice. 
SOUV. CHAS. TURNER— Flowers double, bright 
pink, tipper petals feathered maroon. 

SILVER LEAF VARIETIES. 

Valuable for borders or potplants, loceach,. 
$1.00 per doz. or S6.00 per 100 by express. 
MOUNTAIN OF SNOW— Largeleaves, edged silver. 
HAD. SALLEROl— Small leaves, tinted white. 
ROSE GERANIUM— Sweet scented varietv. loceach 
JAPANESE CEDAR. 

(See cut opp. page.) This is one of the most 
beautiful ornamental plants ofrecent introduc- 
tion. It is of most easy culture and rapid 
growth, and succeeds in almost any situation. 
It is a tender evergreen, attaining a height of 
several feet in a lew vears. 25c each. 




PRINCE NAPOLEON, FUSCHIA. 



MARS QERANIUn. 



IF YOU WANT THE BEST, BUY MAY'S _R 





Malabar Vine. 



Lin-urn Trigyntmi. 



DRACENA I^D1V1SA. 

A beautiful decorative 
plant with long, slender, 
graceful drooping leaves. 

Adapted to pot culture and 

^ne for centres ot vases, rustic boxes, etc , on tlielawn. 
Small plants 25c each by mail 

Strong plants 15 to 18 inches tall, $1.00 each by express. 
FABRIANA IMBRICATA. 

A small pot plant with cedar-like foliage, which, 
in the spring, produces an abundance of charming, pure 
white, tubular blossoms. 15c each. 

FERNS. 

ASSORTED VARIETIES for jardinieres and ferneries. 
Strong, thrifty plants, 30c each by mail, or $1 50 per 
dozen by express. 

riAIDEN MAIR— Our stock of these is very complete; 
the finest and best we have ever grown. 

1st size, 35c each, postpaid. ^ 
3d size, 7SC each by express. 
3d size, $1.50 each by express. 
Extra fine specimens $5.00 each. 
BOSTON— Its long, graceful, drooping fronds often at- 
tain a length of 5 or 6 feet in a single year, while its 
foliage is always clean and healthy and not subject to 
the attacks of scale, mealy bugs and other insects, 
ist size, 25c each by mail. 
2d size, 75c each by express, 
l^arge size. Si. 50 each by express 
Extra Fine, $2 50 each by express, 
riammoth, $5.00 and $10 00 each by express. 
PIERSONI FERN— For illixstration and description see list of specialties. 

HONEYSUCKLE, FUCHSIA FLOWERED. 

This is a very vigorous grower with long trailing branches which are literally 
-covered with beautiful red blossoms. The flowers are long, trumpet shaped, and 
Ijorne in large clusters, drooping like the Fuchsia 15c each. 

HYDRANGEA. Hortensia 

The well known and favorite old variety, producing immense clusters of pink 
blooms which remain on the plant a long time before falling. 2sc each. 



IVY ENGLISH. 

The old time favorite; valuable for baskets, vases, 
and for cemetery work, loceach. 

JUSTiCIAS. 
Plume Plants. 

A beautiful class of plants of very easy culture and 
rapid growth. They commence to flower when quite 
young, throwing up large, plume-like blossoms which 
last a long time. 20c each; 3 for 50c. 
CARNEA— A very beautiful red. 
FLAV A— Yellow. New and desirable. , 
VELUTINA— A beautiful pink variety. 

GLADIOLUS. 

ROYAL niXED— (See cut page 69.)— Tn this mixture we ' 
have placed many of the best named varieties. By 
carefully growing" for a series of years, and rejecting 
the poorer kinds each season, we have produced a strain 
which, for size of bloom and brilliancy of coloxing, is 
unsurpassed. loc each, $1.00 per doz. 
IMPERIAL hlXED— This consists of a collection of choice 
flowering varieties selected from the best old named 
sorts. 5c each, 50c per doz 

COMnON MIXED— Choice,. large bulbs, remarkable for 
their free blooming qualities and size of bloom, age per 
dozen, postpaid; $1.50 per 100 by express. ' 
CHOICE NAMED VARIETIES— loc each, except where 
noted. The entire collection for $1.25. 
SHAKESPEARE— White with large rosy blotch. , 
ADDISON— Dark amaranth, striped white. 
GEN. SHERMAN— Large fine scarlet. 
LORD BYRON— Brilliant scarlet, blotched pure white. 
MR. BAINS— Clear light red. 
OCTOROON— Beautiful salmon pink. 15c each. 
PROSERPINE— Rosv w^hite. 

REINE VICTORIA— Pure white, carmine violet blotch. 
SNOW WHITE-Largeblooms, enormous spikes. 25ceach, 
THE QUEEN— White, tinged with blush and carmine. 
20C each. 

VAN SPANDONK— Fiery red. 

ZAMPA — Tender rose, mottled carmine. 




QREVILLEA ROBUSTA. 
Silk Oak. 

A magnificent plant for decorative pur- 
poses, growing very rapidly. The foliage 
is finely cut, rivaling many of the rare 
ferns in beautj'. isc each. 

HELIOTROPE. 

IOC each, $s. 00 per doz. postpaid, $6.06 

per 100 by express. 

CHIEFTAIN— Lilac colored, large truss. 
FLEUR D. ETE— Pure white. 

HIBISCUS, 
strong growing tropical plants with 
handsome, glossy foliage and large, brill- 
iant showy flowers, igc each unless 
otherwise noted. 

COLLERI — x^enion yellow, base of petals 
crimson scarlet. 

COOPERI— Foliage beautifully variegated 
witli dark green, pink and white. P, jw- 
ers large, single crimson. 
GEN GRANT— A giant flowering d ble 
red variety, the largest and most perfect 
one of this class. 3sc each. 

LEHON VERBENA. 
A beantiful plant with verbena-like 
foliage which is delightfully fragrant. 
15c each. 

MANETTIA VINE. 

Our illustration is a good representa- 
tion of this grand plant, though no pic- 
ture can do justice to its entrancing 
beauty. The tubular blossoms are from 
1 to 2i inches long, of a bright orange scar- 
let color tipped with golden. 150 each. 



LANTANAS. 

These afford an abundance of bloom 
continuously throughout the entire sum- 
mer. IOC each, $1.00 per doz. 
HENDERSONI— Beautiful orange, chang- 
ing to bright crimson. 

LA NEIGE— Pure white with faint shades 
of yellow. 

MRS McKINLEY, The Weeping Lantana— 

The plant is of rapid growth and grace- 
ful drooping habit, with lovely, dark 
green foliage, producing a cluster of flow- 
ers at each leaf. The flowers are a most 
delicate, clear, brilliant, rosy lilac color, 
entirely di.stinct from any other flower 
we have ever seen, To produce quick re- 
sults a half dozen or more plants should 
be planted in a tub, although a very 
pretty basket can be grown from a single 
plant. It is vj 'uable for mixing with 
other p- its in vases. 15c each. 

r.!NUn TRIGYNUM. 

YeHlow Flax. 

These are beautiful plants of easy cul- 
ture which produce a great abundance of 
flowers continuously throughout the sea- 
son. The blossoms are single, large, 
round, of a deep orange color, quite un- 
like that of anv other flower, igc each. 
MALABAR VINE. 

A very interesting climbing or trailing 
plant. The leaves are light creamy white, 
striped and marked with gray and green. 
It grows rapidly and forms a" very pretty 
plant in a short time. The flowers are a 
very delicate shade of pink. 20c each. 




nAHEflNIA ODORATA. 




POMEGRANATE. 



LOBELIA. 

Handsome little plants, suitable for boxes, 
baskets, vases, or for bordering beds on tbe 
lawn. The color is a very rich bine, loc each, 
7KC per doz, $4.00 per 100 by express. 

MAHERNIA ODORATA. 
Golden Honey Bell. 
One of the most beantifttl free flowerings 
house plants that can be grown. They begin to 
bloom very early in the spring, and the bright, 
showy, yellow, bell-shaped flowers are borne in 
wonderful profusion for a number of months, 
"^he fragrance of the flowers is very delicate, and 
a well grown plant will fill a rooni with its de- 
lightful perfume. 15c each 

HEYENIA ERECTA. 
Flowers similar in shape and color to a 
Gloxinia. A free and rapid grower which pro- 
duces very profuselv. 20c each 

■ MEXICAN PRIHROSE. 

A most charming little plant, giving a con- 
tinuous supply of large, single, delicate pink 
flowers. IOC each. 

OLEANDERS. 
The set of 3 *or 75c. 
PRINCE ALBERT— Mammoth white flowers, per- 
fectlv double. 30c each. 

LA 'ROSARIE— -Lovely double pink blossoms. 
30c each. 

GOLDEN WEST— Double flowers of a golden 
shade. 30c each. 

PALMS. 

We list here a few of the best known varie- 
ties in small sizes. We carry a large stock of 
all the popular sorts in larger size plants, and 
will be pleased to mail our special palm price list 
on application to all who desire larger plants. 



With all orders for Palms we send our circu= 
lar on Palm culture. We mail it to any one 
free on application. 



KENTIA BELMOREANA— After many years ex 
perience in growing and selling palms we con- 
sider this the best variety for amateur cultiva- 
tion in the house. As will be seen by the illus- 
tration, it is a strong, erect grower, throwing 
oxit from 7 to 9 graceful, arching leaves, of a 
deep green color. It is a rapid grower, with- 
stands the changing temperattires of the living 
room better than most varieties, and is easily 
cared for. 30c each. Large plants by express, 
$1.00 to $io.oo each. 

OTHER GOOD VARIETIES. 
ARECA LUTESCENS— 30c each. Larger plants by 
express, 75c to $5.00 each. 

COCOS— Valuable for centres of fern dishes. 

30c each by mail; 75c to $3.00 each by express. 

LATANIA— (Fan Palm )— 25c each, postpaid; 

$1.50 to Sio.oo each by express. 

OREDOXIA REQIA — (Roya! Palm.) — 30c each, 

postpaid. 

PHOENIX RECLINAT A— 30c each. 
SEAFORTHIA— 25c each. 

UriBRELLA PALM— Very hardy. It thrives m 
almost any location, is verj^ hardy and is 
adapted to a number of places where other 
palms are not suited Nice growing plants, 15c 
each postpaid; larger plants, 25c, 50c and 75c each, 
by express. 



PANSIES. 

We can ship choice plants in bud and bloom 
at any time. 10c each, 50c per doz^, postpaid; 
$3.00 per 100 by express. 

PASSIFLORA. 

This is the prettiest and most easily culti- 
vated of all the rapid growing climbing vines. - 
t5C each. | 
CONSTANCE ELLIOTT— Blossoms pure while J 
cxcepta slight coloring at the base of thecorollu.: 

PELARQONlUns. I 

No class of plants for house culture produces, 
more gorgeous and showy flowers, is of more 
easy culture, or gives better satisfaction than 
the Lady Washingtons, as they are generally, 
known. I 
SANDIFORD'S SURPRISE— A charming flower of 
splendid habit. Big black blotches in upper 
petals, edged fiery red, surrounded with a broad 
band of white; lower petals white, with bright 
red spot in centre of each. 30c each. 
MRS SANDIFORD— A splendid semi-double white _ 
flower, some flowers showing a small rich ma-j 
roon spot in upper petals, heavily fringed. 
30c each. ! 
SANDIFORD'S BEST— A new and distinct flower! 
of a beautiful shade of pink, surrounded with a| 
deep band of the purest white, with large white; 
throat. 30c each. I 
The set of 3 for 75c. I 
GENERAL LIST OF DESIRABLE SORTS. 1 
20c each, or the 7 for $1.25. 1 
PRIDE OF ELLAND— Light rose, marked andj 
blotched with deep red and maroon. | 
CHAMPION— White, delicately shaded blush. j 
COUNTESS — Salmon, with pure white centre. [ 
DOROTHY— A soft shade of carmine rose. 
EDWARD PERKINS— Bright orange scarlet. 
HAD. THIBAUT— White, marbled with r6se. 
fllARlE HALLET- Silvery white, carmine spot on 
lower petals. 

PETUNIAS, Double Varieties. 

15c each, or set of 4 for 50c. 

The plants which we ofler pro- 
duce blooms of the largest size, 
double, and of the most beautiful 
and striking colors. They make 
excellent pot plants and are equal- 
Iv valuable for beds, boxes, etc. 
BLANCHE DYSINQER— After years 
of careful selection and propaga- 
tion we are able to offer a white 
petunia of immense size, a very 
vigorous and healthy grower and 
a most profuse bloomer. The 
blossoms, the largest we have ever 
seen, are a pure white, delicately 
fringed, fragrant, and when cut 
and placed in water will remain 
fresh for ten days or two weeks. 
ADONIS— A delicate shade of pink. 
EUREKA— An elegant red variety. 
FRITZ — Deep ptifple, marked and 
penciled wi th cream and pink. 
POMEGRANATE. 
The Qem. 

A beautiful plant for bedding or 
pot culture. The blossoms are a 
beautiful orange scarlet color and 
freely produced. 15c each. 



SANDIFORD'S SURPRISE. 




KENTIA BELMOREANA. 




PETUNIA, BLANCHE DYSINvicR 



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JERUSALEM CHERRY. 
PORTO RICAN COLEUS. 

The leases are heatttiftilly variegated 
wifh a deep metallic purple, shaded with 
a bright rose and margined with light 
green. 15c each, Si. 50 per doz. 

CHINESE PRIHROSES. 

Our stock has been grown from the 
choicest strain of seed to be obtained. 
Strong plants, 15c each, $1.50 per dozen by 
express. 

PRIMULA FORBESI, OR 

BABY PRIMROSE. 

A new and distinct varietA-^ and one of 
the most prolific bloomers we have ever 
grown. The flowers are of medium size, 
pinkish white, borne on long stems and 
remain fresh a long time after being cut 
and jjlaced in water. 20c each, 3 for 50c. 

PRinULA OBCONICA 

QRANDIFLORA. 

A strong, compact grower, with 
beautiful green leaves and tall graceful 
stems, bearing large fringed flowers of a 
delicate pink tinge. 25c each, 3 for 60c. 
RUSSELIA JUiNCEA. 

It produces numerous long, wiry 
stems which are leafless. The flowers are 
borne on these stems, being about the size 
and shapeof Manettiablossoms. isceach. 



SERISSA. 

It has bright, glossy green foliage, and pro- 
duces aprofusion of lovely double white bloss- 
oms. 15c each. 

SOLANUMS. 
JASMINOIDES GRANDIFLORUM — A beautiful 
plant with star shaped flowers borne in clusters 
of purest white, with a violet tinge on back of 
petals. 15c each. 

CAPSICASTRUM— Jerusalem Cherry. A dwarf 
branching plant which produces an abtmdance 
of small scarlet berries during thefall and win- 
ter. Very handsome and decorative. 15c each. 

SUTHERLAND!. 

One of the brightest and showiest plants in 
our entire collection. It is of dwarf, compact 
habit, with bright green foliage, delicately cut. 
The flowers, which are borne in great profusion, 
are the shape of a sweet pea, borne on long 
stems, color brilliant scarlet, isc each. 

SWAINSONIA ALBA. 

A most desirable, ever blooming plant with 
graceful, fern-like foliage. The flowers, which 
resemble a miniature sweet pea, are produced in 
clusters throughout the year. Color, purest 
white. ISC each. 

SWAINSONIA ELEQANS, 

The flowers are of the most beautiful shade 
of rose, and as freely produced as the above va- 
rietj'. 15c each. 

THUNBERQIA FRAORANS. 

A magnificent variety of slender, graceful, 
climbing habit, with deep green waxy leaves, of 
a ver3' distinct appearance. Its flowers are as 
large as silver dollars, of pure waxy whiteness, 
with a delicate lemon yellow spot in the centre 
or throat. 20c each. 

TECOHA SMITHI. 

A dwarf, bushy tiaimpet creeper, with flow- 
ers over 2 inches in length, of a rich lemon color 
shading to dark orange yellow. 15c each. 

TUBEROSES. 

DOUBLE DWARF PEARL— Extra large. 5c each, 
50c per doz. 

SILVER LEAF— Foliage distinctly striped white 
and green, loc each, 75c per doz. 

' VIOLETS. 
MARIE [LOUISE— A very fragrant double blue 
varietv. 15c each. 

PRINCE OF WALES— A single flowering sort 
with large blue blossoms. 15c each. 

SniLAX. 

A beautiful climber of rapid growth and 
easy culture. 15c each. 



VERBENAS. 

Grown from cuttings from the giant flower- 
ing varieties. loc each, $1.00 per doz. 

VINCAS, 

Trailing vines for window boxes, vases and 
baskets. The leaves are of a thick, leathery sub- 
stance, which stand a great amount of rough 
usage without injury. Green and variegated 
leaved. 20c each. 



■BEDDIiN(:i PLAN is. 

Many of our customers desire large plants 
in bud or bloom, for immediate eff"ect in May or 
June. We can supply nearly all varieties named 
in our list in large plants, and will cheerfully 
quote prices on them on application. For those 
who do not have the time to write we quote the 
following list of well established sorts for out- 
side planting. All blooming varieties will be in 
bud or blossom when we ship, and will be sent 
by express at purchaser's expense. 

It must be distinctly understood, however, 
that we will ship our selection of varieties, al- 
though we will conform to customer's wishes as 
far as possible in making the selection. 



Prices qiToted are for plants to go by express 
purchaser's expense. Our selection of varieties. 
o at doz en rate s. 50 at 100 rates. 
AOERATUM— Blue! '" Per doz. $1.00, per 100 $6.00 
ALYSSUM— White. Per doz. 75c, per 100 $4.00. 
ALTERNANTHERAS— Red and yellow, per doz. 
75c, per 100 $4.00. 

ASTERS — Strong transplants. Per doz. soc, 
per 100 $4,00. 

ASTERS. SEEDLINGS— Per doz. ace, per 100 $2.00, 
ACALYPHA TRIUMPHANS— Per doz. $1.50, per 
100 $10.00. 

ACHY RANTHUS— Per doz. 75c, per 100 $5.00. 
BEGONIA VERNON— Per doz. .-Ri oo, per 100 $6.00. 
CALADIUM ESCULENTUM— Per doz. $2.00, pet 
100 $12.00. 

COLEUS— Per doz. 75c, per 100 $5.00. 
CINERARIA riARlTlMA— Dusty Miller. Per doz. 
75c, per 100 $5.00. 

CANNAS— Our selection, 12-15 inches high. Per 
doz. $2.00, per 100 $15.00. 
CARNATIONS— Per doz. $i.oo, per 100 $6.00. 
GERANIUMS— Our selection from 3% inch pots. 
Per doz. $1.50, per 100 $12.00; from 4 inch pots, 
per doz. $2.00, per 100 $15.00. 
HELIOTROPE— Per doz. $1.00, per 100 $6.00. 
LANTANAS--Per doz. $1.00, per too $6.00. 
PETUNIAS, SINGLE— Per doz. $1.00, per 100 $6. 
PETUNIAS, DOUBLE— Per doz. $1.50, per 1 
.$10,00. 

VERBENAS— Per doz. $1.00, per 100 $6.00. 
VINCA VINES— Green or variegated. Per doz. 
$2.50. 

LOBELIAS — Per doz. 50c, per 100 .$3.00. 
PANSIES— Per doz. 40c, per too $3.00. 
ROSES— From 4 inch pots. Per doz. $2.50, per 
100 $20.00. 

ROSES— From 2 inch pots. Per doz. $1.00, per 
100 $6.00. 




BEDDING PLANTS AT TRIAL GROUNDS. 



Calistooa, Napa Co., Cal^f' 
June 11th, 1903. 

L. May & Co., 

St. Paul, Minn., 
Gentlemen: 

The Swansonia seeds I sent to you for May 
27th came to hand a few days ago, with two extra 
packets of flower seeds, gratis. Accept my thanks 
^or the same. The Swansonia Elegans plant I sent for 
at the same time arrived today in perfect condition. I 
have been buying 
flowering plants of| 
Eastern seedsmen 
for a great many 
years, but never re- 
ceived one with 
nice ball of dirt on it 
as the plant had you 
sent me. Then there 
was no lack of damp 
moss, and the plant 
was beautiful and 
green. It was 
feast to my old eyes. 
If it does not grow 
it will not be youj. 
fault surely. 

Send me your seed 
catalogue for 1904 
as soon as issued. 
Yours truly, 

Ira W. Adams, SWAINSONIA. 




^jiOWNJN THE GOLDE^ORAI^BE^^ THE WdRLlT^ 



73 



TENDER ROSES. 

For many years (ever since we began business) we have made the gro wring- of roses a 
specialty; studying their habits and cnaracteristics, testing all the new varieties as thev ap- 
peared from j-^ear to year, and importing the latest novelties from the best European grow- 
ers. Many sorts, after thorough trial, have been discarded as worthless; others have been 
retained and imiDroved upon; still others have worn out and deteriorated until they were 
practically useless. By this constant "weeding out pi-ocess" we have kept our list up to 
date and are enabled to supply our customers the vei-y best that money, time and experience 
can produce. While our list may not be as large as many, we know it contains onlj- the 
best varieties, those which can be recommended to our customers as being of easy culture, 
rapid growth and prolific bloomers. 

OUR QROWINQ METHODS— Differ radically from those of many of the so-called rose grow- 
ers. We never force our young plants. They are grown in a cool situation, thoroughly 
well rooted in sand, then potted up and kept growing slowlj'. This gives them an abun- 
dance of fibrous roots and a strong, healthy constitution. Plants grown in this manner 
will ship a long distance in perfect condition and commence growing vigorously the mo- 
ment they are transplanted. 

CULTURE — Roses require a rich soil made up of rotted sod, loam and well-rotted cow ma- 
nure. Cut the plants back closely after flowering. As the blooms are produced on the new 
growth, the development of new branches is most essential. Feed the plants on well- 
rotted cow manure, bone meal or a liquid fertilizer, thus inducing a vigorous growth, and 
prune freely and you wall be amply repaid for the time and attention bestowed. 

The indoor enemies to rose plants are Aphis, Red Spider and Mildew. Thorough syring- 
ing with tobacco water will destroy the Aphis, constant syringing with clear w^ater will 
keep down Red Spider, and powdered sulphur sprinkled on the foliage will help to prevent 
and destroy Mildew. Keep plants out of cold draxtghts of air and you will In a great 
measure prevent Mildew. 



ALL ROSES LISTED ON PAGES 73 AND 74 ARE YOUNG GREENHOUSE PLANTS AND 
WILL BE SHIPPED IN A GROWING CONDITION They are tender and will not live outside 
during the winter in the North, though many of them are semi°hardy in the Middle States. 
Of these varieties we cannot supply large plants. We can supply small growing plants of 
the Hardy Perpetual and Climbing varieties as listed on pages 75, 76 and 77. 

IMPORTANT — Owing to our knowledge of varieties we can in many cases make better 
selections than our customers themselves. Where the selection is left to us we will send 
varieties we consider the best for the locality where they are to be planted. 



EVERBLOOniNQ TEA ROSES. 

These are especially, nice for planting in 
beds on the lawn, producing an abundance 
of bloom the entire season. They are also 
equall^'^ good as pot plants for winter culture 
in the house. loc each, $1.00 per dozen, ex= 
cept where noted. 

BEAUTY INCONSTANT— This is one of the 
most remarkable plants ever introduced in 
the floral world. A single plant produces a 
great variety of colors, ranging from crim- 
son to light pink, through the various 
shades of red, orange, yellow, rose, pale pink 
and salmon, giving the appearance of a 
number of varieties blooming at the same 
time. 20c each. ; 

MARIE GUILLOT— This grand rose possesses 
so manv good qualities that we accord it 
first place among the white sorts. The 
color is pure snow white, sometimes faintly 
tinged pale yellow. The flowers are of 
magnificent form, extra large, full and 
double, and deliciously perfumed. 15c each. 
GOLDEN GATE— This is a free, everblooming 
tea of great vigor of growth, clean and 
healthy habit and is one of the finest bed- 
ders we have ever seen. The stems are long 
and stiff, the blossoms extra large and full, 
and one of the best keepers we have ever 
grown. The color is creamy white, some- 
times delicately tinged pink on the ends of 
the petals. 15c each. 

IVORY— This is a grand variety of recent 
introduction, almost identical with Golden 
Gate, of which it is a sport, except it is a 
pure white without any tinge of coloring. 
25c each.' 



BON SILENE — Deep rose, shaded carmine. 
BRIDE — Large, creamy white, changing to 
pure w^hite. 

BRIDESMAID— Large, fall, fragrant blossoms 
of a pttre bright pink. 

COQUETTE DBS LYONS— Clear canary 
yellow. 

DR. RAYMONT— Very fine, dark double red. 
DUCHESS DE BRABANT— Rosy pink edged 
silver. 

ETOILE DE LYON— A rich golden yellow. 
ETOILE D'OR— Pale yellow with citron red 
centre. 

ETHEL BROWNLOW— SmaU fragrant blooms 
of a light pink color. 

HERMOSA— Clear bright pink, of medium 
size. 

LADY DOROTHEA— Apricot, shaded pink. 
MARION DINGEE— Deep crimson. 
MAD CUSIN — Bright purplish crimson, base 
of inside petals sometimes streaked with 
white. 

MAD COCHET— Creamy rose with crimson 
centre. 

MAD WATTEVILLE— Creamy yellow, richly 
colored with rosy blush, and bordered with 
bright crimson. 

nRS, PIERREPONT MORGAN— Intense rosy 
crimson. 

PAPA GONTIER— Dark crimson red, with 
long pointed buds. 

PRINCESS BONNIE— Deep vivid crimson. 
• RAINBOW— Beautifully striped pink and 
crimson with amber colored centre. 
SOUV. DE CLAIREUX— Bright purplish rose. 




MAD. WATTEVILLE. 




BRIDE. 




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HYBRID TEA ROSES. 

A valuable class of half-hardy roses, combining 
i;lie flowering qualities of the Teas with the rich 
^coloring and fragrance of the Hybrid Per- 
petuals. IOC each, $i.oo per dozen, unless other= 
wise noted. 

BELLE SIEBRICHT— This grand variety, introduced 
a few years since, is one of the best we have ever 
grown for summer blooming. The flowers are of 
large, full form, of a rich, deep pink color. It is a 
wonderfully free bloomer, and is quite hardy in 
some Northern localities. We believe it possesses 
unusual merit as a variety for amateur cultivation, 
and heartily recommend it to our customers who 
wish a variety combining so many good qualities. 

<;HR1STINE DE NOUE— a constant and very free 
"bloomer. Blossoms large and handsome; buds 
long and finely pointed; color clear, rich maroon, 
or deep purplish red. Very fragrant. 
DUCHESS OF ALBANY— Rich, deep pink. An im- 
provement on the well known Lafrance. 
KAISERIN AUGUSTA VICTORIA— Long, pointed 
l)uds; blossoms large, full, double and fragrant. 
Color, delicate, crear- v white. It is hardy in many 
sections of the North, standing in the open ground 
with slight protection without injury. 

LAFRANCE— Large, well-expanded blooms of a 
light pink color. Very fragrant. 
STRIPED LAFRANCE— Identical with the above 
except in color, which is bright, satiny pink, dis- 
tinctly striped with bright rose. 

METEOR— One of the most brilliant roses ever in- 
troduced. Succeeds admirably when planted on 
the lawn for summer blooming, and is equally good 
for pot culture in the house. The color is a rich, 
velvety crimson. 

HRS, DE GRAW— Bright, rich pink. A free and 
■continuous bloomer. 

PRES. CARNOT— Long, pointed buds; blossoms of a 
delicate, rosv blush, shaded a trifle deeper in the 
center. Delicious fragrance, strong grower and 
free bloomer. One of the most meritorious of recent 
introductions and bound to become very popular. 
QUEEN OF SCARLETS— Rich velvety scarlet, very 
brilliant and striking. A constant and profuse 
bloomer. We consider this the best scarlet bedding 
rose in existence. 

WHITE LAFRANCE— Pure -white, very large, full 
and finely formed. A free and continuous bloomer. 
Very fragrant. 

BEAUTY OF ST. PAUL— This grand variety in- 
troduced bv us two years ago has proven more 
valuable than we at first supposed. It is equally 
adapted to growing in the open ground, or as a 
pot plant in the house. Itis a strong, vigorous 
:grower and a most profuse bloomer. It is not 
hardyintheNorth, though with slight protection 
it wi lib ve outside over winter anywhere^ soutn ot 
the Ohio river. The color is a deep glowing pm^- 
a trifle darker than the Bridesmaid, ihe buas 
.are tight and pointed like that variety, tnough 
-the petals are longer. When fully expanded the 
blosso.T.s are similar to the LaFrance. We have 
.an immense stock of choice plants ot tnis 
varietv and would advise all our friends to place 
their orders early before it becomes exhausted, 
•asc each, $1.50 per dozen. 



POLYANTHA ROSES. 

Beautiful, free-flowering, miniature roses, 
admirably adapted to pot culture and for plant- 
ing in the open ground. The flowers are quite 
small and borne in clusters, each cluster making 
a bouquet in itself. They are quite hardy and 
have been known to stand our severe Northern 
winters with sfight protection loc, each, 
$i.oo per dozen. 

CECIL BRUNER— Rosy p.ink on rich, creamy 
white ground. A very profuse bloomer. 
Flowers larger than most others of its class. 
LITTLE WHITE PET— Pure, creamy white, 
sometimes delicately tinged with salmon rose. 
Flowers verv full and double. 
CLinBlNQ WHITE PET— Identical with the 
above, excepting its habit of growth, it being a 
strong, vigorous climber. 

MIGNONETTE— Clear pink, tinged with pale 
rose. A profuse bloomer. Blossoms full and 
double. 

CLOTHILDE SOUPERT— This is one of the 
grandest roses ever introduced, either for pot 
citlture or bedding. It is a strong, dwarf 
grower, and the most wonderful bloomer ever 
known, being continuously in flower the entire 
year. The blossoms are large, round, flat, per- 
fectly full and double, and deliciously fragrant. 
The color is pure white, shading to silvery rose 
in the center. 

PINK SOUPERT— A worthy companion to the 
White and Yellow Soupert. As free blooming 
as the White Soupert, but of a deep, rich, pink 
color. 

YELLOW SOUPERT— (IMosella.) Combines the 
form and size of the Tea Roses with the free- 
flowering, branching habit of the Polyanthas; 
is quite hardy and may be left in open ground 
with slight protection during the winff"- 
Blooms very freely the entire season. Coio^ 
light yellow, shading to white at edge of petals. 

The Three Souperts for 25c, postpaid. The 
entire set of Seven Polyanthas for see postpaid. 



GLORIOUS ROSE COLLECTION FOR GARDEN 

CULTURE. 
I Belle Siebricht. i Kaiserin. 
I Dr. Raymont. t Etoile D'Or. 

I Lady Dorothea. i flarlon Dingee. 
I Beauty Inconstant, i Mrs. Pierpont 
I Rainbow. Jlorgan. 
I Pres. Carnot. 1 Kaiserin Augusta 

I Etoile De Lyon. Victoria. 

I Clothilde Soupert. 

A bakers dozen — 13 grand roses for $1.00 
postpaid, or 4 collections for $3.00 by express. 
No better collection has ever been offered. 



GARDEN GEM COLLECTION. 

The finest in the land for amateur cultiva- 
tion. These are young growing plants, for 
immediate eftect on the lawn. Thej' should 
be planted about May 15th to June 1st, in 
this latitude, after the ground becomes 
warm and settled. 

I GoldenGate. i Harie Guillot. 

I Meteor i flad Watteville. 

I Beauty of St. Paul, i Clothilde Soupert. 

Six grand bloomers for 50c postpaid 
Five collections for $2.00 by express. 




BEAUTY OF ST. PAUL. 



GROWN BY THE FAMOUS GOLD SYSTEM. j 



(See Cttt.) These are hybrids between the Sweet Briar and variotis old-fashioned grarden roses. The foliage is- 
sweet scented like the common Sweet Briar. The blossoms are borne in wonderful profusion. The plants are 
of veiy vigorous growth and perfectly hardy. The flowers are followed by dark red seed pods, rendering the 
plants very attractive at all times. Their beauty is best displayed bv being planted singly on the lawn. Each 
plant should have a stake 4 to 5 feet high to which 2 or 3 of the principal shoots should be tied to prevent the 
plant from being blown over, but the branches look best if allowed to hang naturally They should never be 
pruned, like other roses, as they will produce but few or no blossoms If they are^ Amy Robsart, rose. Anne of 
Qierstein, crimson. Brenda, blush white. Lord Penzance, fawn. Rose Bradwardine, pink. Strong 2=year=o!d 
plants only at 35c each, postpaid, or $3 00 per dozen, by express. 

THE HARDY "nEflORIAL ROSE."— (Rose Wichuraiana.) A trailing species from Japan, creeping on the ground 
almost as closely as an ivy. The foliage is a deep, rich, glossy green, shining as if varnished. The blossoms 
are pure white, while the sepals form a large, yellow disc in the center It is most approijriate for covering 
graves and plots in cemeteries, also for covering arbors, trelli es, rocks and unsightly embankments. 
Two=year=old plants 40 cents each. 

HYBRID WlCHURIANA ROSES— These possess the same characteristics of growth and hardiness as the 
Memorial Rose above described, with the additional advantage of producing double flowers. Strong: 
2=year=old plants 50 cents each. 

FAVORITE — Double rose-colored blossoms, 2 inches in diameter and very fragrant, 

PERFEiJTION— Double blossoms, 11/^ inches in diameter- Color soft blush pink, at the tips changing 
to white. 

ROAMER — The blossoms are large, single, of a bright pink color, with a white center. 
TRIUMPH — This is the Double Memorial Rose as it has the same color as that desirable variety, with 
its characteristics of growth and habit. 




J. 7a 



Lord Penzance Sweet Briar Roses. 



Choice Hardy Climbing Roses. 



BALTIMORE BELLE — Pale blush, nearly white, very double Blossoms in large clusters. Strong 2=year=^ 
old plants 35 cents 

EHPRESS OF CHINA — The nearest approach to a perpetual blooming climber yet introduced. The blossoms 
are of good size", perfectly double, of a soft red color changing to light pink, z^^year-old pla;nts 40 cents 
PINK ROAMER — The single flowers, which are producea in close heads, are nearly two inches in diameter^ 
bright, rich pink, with almost a white center. 2=year=old plants 40 cents 

P|NK RAriBLER — (Euphrosyne.) The color of the flowers is pure shiny rose. In hardiness, freedom of bloomo 
form and color of flower, and vigorous climbing habit, this variety is fully the equal of Crimson Rambler. 
2=year=old plants 35 cents each. 

QUEEN OF PRAIRIE — Bright, rosy red, large, compact, globular flowers, produced in" clusters. 2-year=oId: 
plants 35 cents each. 

SEVEN SISTERS — A splendid rose blooming in clusters; crimson, changing all shades to white. z=year=old. 
plants 35 cents each. 

HELENE — A chance seedling of the Crimson Rambler, which it resembles in growth and habit. The blossoms- 
are larger and more double than the Criihson Rambler and are borne in magnificent clusters. The color is a. 
soft carmine rose, go cents each. 

All Roses listed on this page, except small ones at loc each will be strong 2-year-oId dormant plants 



Strong, well rooted, young plants of any of the Climbers listed on tliis 
page, except Dorothy Perkins and Helene, for loc each, $100 per dozen- 
Three Grand Ramblers, Yellow, White and Crimson for 25c postpaid 



THE THREE RAMBLERS. 



CRIMSON RAMBLER— This is certainly the most wonderful climbing rose 
ever introduced and each year's experience with it onl3' strengthen.*; 
our confidence in it. It is absolutely hardy in all localities, a most 
vigorous grower, a most prolific bloomer, fine for growing on trellises, un= 
excelled for covering porches, walls, etc., admirable for pot culture for Easter 
forcing, at all times when in bloom, producing a gorgeous mass of crimson 
blossoms which remain on the plant a long time. The plant often grows from 
12 to 15 feet in a s'-ngle season, commences to blossom in June, continuing 
throughout the season. The flowers are deep crimson, borne in immense 
clusters which remain on the plant a long time. Strong 2=year=old plants 
3SC each, postpaid, or $3.00 per dozen by express. 

YELLOW RAMBLER— This is a fit companion for so beautiful and valuable 
a i-ose as the Crimson Rambler. It is perfectly hardy, more vigorous in 
growth, if possible, than the Crimson, a profuse bloomer and succeeds well 
in any and all localities. The flowers are pure yellow, doitble, of good size, 
fragrant and borne in immense clusters like the Crimson, and last a long 
time without fading. Strong 2=year=oId plants 35c each postpaid, or $3.00 
per dozen by express. 

WHITE RAMBLER— The plant is strong and vigorous, perfectly hardy, a 
most prolific bloomer. The blossoms are very double, pure white, borne in 
clusters and remain on the plant a long time. It closely resembles Crimson 
Rambler in every particular save color. Strong 2=year=oId plants 350 each, 
postpaid, $3.00 per dozen by express. 

THE THREE RAMBLERS above described form a worthy 
trio fit to adorn the palace of a king or to beautify the humble 
cottage of the poor. Nothing 
can surpass them in beauty, 
the three colors contrasting 
beautifully and forming a perfect 
bower of loveliness. Three strong 
2=year=old plants, i of each, for 
$1.00, postpaid. 

DOROTHY PERKINS— (SeeCut.) This 
grand new rambler variety bids fair .^'^ 
to rival the weU known Crimson 
Rambler when it becomes gen- 
erally disseminated. It is said to 
be as hardy as the Crimson, 
blooms as freely and surpasses 
the former in size, form and 
beauty of bloom. The blossoms, 
which are borne in immense 
clusters of from 20 to 30 
are about 1% Inches in 
diameter, perfectly double, the 
petals prettily rolled back 
and crinkled, of a beautiful 
shell pink color, which holds 
a long time without fading. 
As a florists forcing plant 
for Easter it is bound to 
become most popular. Strong 2 
year old plants. 50c each. 




DOROTHY PERKINS. 






MiNNESOTA COLLECTION OF HARDY ROSES. 



MX plants I Strong young growing stock,) for 50c postpaid. Six, strong, field grown, dormant plants for 

$1.50 by express at purchasers expense. 



W e ha ve olfertd tins collection of roses for several years and the plants have given such general satis- 
faction that vvc feel there is 110 better collection to be found in our entire list. They are hardy and reliable 
everywhere, yieldini> rich harvests of bloom at a small expense and are bound to please. This collection 
contains a wide ran.sje of colors and the varieties are of rapid, vigorous growth and very free blooming 
qualities. It you want a nice bed of roses all summer long, that will increase in sizeand beauty from year to 
year, buy the Mmnesota collection. 



NO. I. riAGNA CHARTA— RosT red, flushed violet 
crimson. Very large, full and fragrant. A free 
bloomer. 

NO. 2. MARSHALL P. WILDER— A very hardy, vig- 
orous, free Hovveriug variety, a seedling of Gen. 
Jacqueminot. Color bright scarlet-crimson, 
richly shaded with maroon. Very fragrant. 
NO. 3. PRINCE CAMILLE DE ROHAN— Dark velvety 
crimson, the darkest in cultivation. Full and double. 



NO. 4. MARGARET DICKSON— White with pale 
flesh center; of magnificent form and very fragrant. 
NO. 5. FRANCOIS LEVET— Soft China pink, 
shaded carmine and blush. A most vigorous 
grower, 

NO. 6. PAUL NEYRON— Deep, clear rose. Blossoms 
of the very largest size, full and double. Very 
fragrant. 



RUQOSA kOStS. 

(Japanese Single Roses.) 

These are very valuable for planting in large m asses, 
producing fine landscape eftects. The foliage is very 
attractive, dark glossy green, thick and leathery, 
shining as if varnished. The blossoms are large, 
single, and produced in greatest profusion from 
early summer until fall. These are followed by 
bright, attractive seed pods. The plants are very 
vigorous and are not troubled with insects. 
RUBRA — Deep rose, borne in large clusters. 
ALBA — Pure snowy white, in large clusters. 

Strong 2 year old plants, 40c each postpaid; $3-50 
per dozen by express. 

HYBRID PERPETUAL5. 

To this class belong the hardy oi^tdoor ever- 
blooming varieties. While nearly or quite all of 
them are hardy throughouttheNorthwithoutpro- 
tection, still we earnestly advise our patrons to 
give them a slight protection of earth or autumn 
leaves during the winter. Th2 increased vigor of 
growth and consequent increased bloom will amply 
repaj' the labor of protecting them. Do not cover 
the plants too soon; a slight freezing will not hurt 
them, but help to ripen the Avood. The best ma- 
terial we know of for covering, is aitttimn leaves, 
but where these cannot be readily obtained, hay, 
straw, light in anure, street sweepings, pine orcedar 
boughs will afford ample protection. Cover suffi- 
ciently to prevent the roots from freezing, but not 
to exclude all air and light. Do riot uncover too 
early in the spring, but wait until all danger of 
freezing is past and the weather becomes settled. 
As soon as uncovered, prunethe plants, cutting off 
all dead and discolored branches. 

Strong two year old dormant plants, 40c each 
postpaid, or $4.00 per dozen by express at pur"= 
chasers expense. 

Strong, young, growing plants, from our Green= 
houses. IOC each, $1.00 per dozen postpaid. 
ALFRED COLOMB— Brilliant carmine crimson, 
very large, full and of fine globular form; ex- 
tremely fragrant and in every respect a superb 
sort. One of the very best in cultivation. 
AnERlCAN BEAUTY— Large, rich rose crimson. 
ANNA DE DEISBACH— Brilliatit rose color, with 
long, pointed buds. Blooms extra large. Very 
hardy. 

BARON MAYNARD— White, slightly tinged blush. 
BARON DE BONSTETTIN— Rich velvety maroon; 
large, full. 

BARONESS ROTHSCHILD— Light pink, cupped 
form. Very symmetrical. Hardy and a late 
bloomer. 

BLACK PRINCE— Very dark red, the darkest m 
and rich, large, full and beautifully formed, 
CLinBINQ JULES HARGOTTIN— Carmine rose, 
lightened with pink; full flowers of medium size, 
very pretty in bud. 

CLIMBING VICTOR VERDIER— Brilliant rosy car- 
mine edged with purple; very large, full and 
fragrant. 



CHAS. LEFEBYRE- Reddish crimson, very velvety 
cultivation. 

CLIO— The flowers are beautiful at all stages of 
development, from the small bud to the full open 
flower; color, delicate satin blush, with a light 
shading of rosy pink at the center. Very free 
blooming and strong, healthy grower. 
COQUETTE DES ALPS— Large, foil flowers of 
pure white, sometimes slightly tinged with pale 
blush. Vigorous grower. 

DUKE OF TECK— Very bright crimson, full, medium 
size; particularlv fine earlv in the season. 
EARL OF DUPFERIN— Rich brilliant velvety crim- 
son, shaded with dark maroon; large, full, finely 
formed and fragrant. 

FISHER HOLflES — Deep glowing crimson, large, 

moderatelv full and of fine form. 

GEN. JACQUEMINOT— A rich velvety crimson, 

changing to scarlet crimson. The best" known and 

most popular of Hybrid Perpetuals, 

GEN. WASHINGTON— Bright redt with crimson 

shade; large, full and a free bloomer. 

JOHN HOPPER— Bright rose with carmine center, 

large and full. A profuse bloomer and a standard sort 

JULES MARQOTTIN— Light brilliant crimson, large, 

full and beautiful. 

LOUIS ODIER— Bright carmine rose, large full flower, 
HABEL nORRlSON— (See Cut.) A grand rose 
and worthy of more general cultivation. The 
plant is a strong, clean, vigorous grower; very 
hardy, doing well in all sections of the country 
and thriving under most adverse conditions. The 
blooms are extra large, full and rounded with 
broad, shell-like petals. It is a pure, srtowv white 
sometimes faintly tinged pink on the end of the 
petals. 

MAD. GABRIEL LUIZET-Flowers extra large, double, 
full and fragrant; color an exquisite shade of clear 
coral rose suffused with lavender and pearl. 
MAD. CHAS. WOOD— One of the most beautiful of 
all roses. Color bright fiery scarlet, passing to 
fine rosy crimson, shaded maroou. 
MAD. GEORGE BRUANT— The blossoms are of large 
size, semi-double, and produced very freely in clus- 
ters of five. The buds are long and pointed, most 
beautiful in form. 

MAD. PLANTIER— Very large, double, pure white. 
MAD. ALFRED DE ROUQEMONT— Pure snow white 
flowers, finely tinted and clouded with pale, rosy 
blush. Large full blossoms borne in clusters. 
MRS. JOHNLAING— A continuous bloomer. Large, 
long stems. Fine large blooms of good form and 
exceedingly fragrant. Color, soft pink. 
PIERRE NOTTING— (See Cut p. 77.) One of the finest 
roses grown. We cannot recommend this too highly 
for we know it possesses unusual merit. It is one 
of tlie most free blooming sorts in our entire list. 
It is a vigorous grower, perfectly hardv, blooming 
early and late. The blossoms are of globular form, 
very large, highly scented, of a deep velvety crim- 
son color. The buds are long and pointed. The 
best fall bloomer we know of. 

ULRICH BRUNER— Brilliant cherry red, A very 
effisctive color. 

VICTOR VERDIER— Bright rose with carmine center. 



GROWN BY THE FAMOUS COLD SYSTEM. ~^ 



[ARDIEST ROSEf 




U. S. GRANT. 

Almost as hardy as an oak. Will thrive in 
any section of the United States. Blossoms freely 
the entire summer. This is the famous rose we 
introduced as ''Unknown Beauty" and which 
we allowed our patrons to name by votes. 
Thousands and thousands of votes were sent in 
from all parts of America, and Gen. Grant 
proved to be the favorite. It is truly an ever- 
blooming hardy rose and can be grown by any 
one. The flowers are of an enormous size, cup- 
shaped, full and deep, the petals thick, heavy 
and of a peculiarly rich, velvety red color. It is 
a magnificent rose, either in bud or as an open 
flower, and its deep color makes it especially de- 
sirable for cutting. It is one of the very few va- 
rieties which will succeed in all parts of the 
United States, doing equally as well.in the East 
as it will in the far West, while its hardiness and 
healthy habit enable it to withstand both the 
severe winters of our northern states and the 
burning snn of the far South. Remember, we do 
not recommend this rose for house culture at all, 
but for the open garden we have never seen one 
that could surpass it in hardiness, habit ot 
grow^th or beautv of coloring. 

You cannot procure U. S, Grant except from us, 
as we control the entire'stock. Strong, well rooted, 
young, growing plants 2SC each; 2 year old dor= 
mant plants 60c each. 

MOSS ROSES. 

The beauty of this class of roses is beyond 
compare. Many so-called mosses are offered 
each vear, but very few genuine mosses are sent 
out. Owing to the difficulty in propagating 
them, they are bound to be scarce. We have .se- 
lected a few varieties which we have tested for 
several years and which we recommend to our 
customers- 
Price, unless otherwise noted, for strong 
year old dormant plants, 40c each postpaid, or $4.00 
per do2. by express. 

ASHBOURNE PRIZE— This is without doubt the 
most beautiful, deep red variety that has ever 
been produced, The flowers are a rich, deep vel- 
vety red, extra large and highly perfumed. The 
plant is a strong, thrifty grower, and produces 
its blossoms in the greatest abundance. This 
variet}' after thorough testing has been found 
perfectly hardv. Strong 2 year old plants 50c. 
BLANCHE MOREAU— Large, full and fragrant, 
pure white blossoms produced in clusters. Both 
flowers and buds have an abundance of moss. 
BLANCHE ROBERT — Blush white. Flowers 
large, full and double, produced in great profu- 
sion. 

COUNTESS nURINAIS— A most vigorous grower 
and profuse bloomer. W^hite, tinged blush. 
CRESTED MOSS— Large full blooms of a bright 
rose color. Very fragrant and beautiful. 
CRIMSON GLOBE— Large, full, deep crimson, 
globular blooms. 

GLORY OF MOSSES— Extra large and perfectly 
double. Color, deep rosy carmine shaded pur- 
plish crimson. A superb "sort. 
HENRI MARTIN— Large globular flowers, full 
and fragrant. Rich, glossy pink, tinged with 
crimson. 

PRINCESS ADELAIDE— Pine large flowers, very 
double and fragrant. Color, bright rosy pink. 
SALET — A vigoroug grower and perpetual 
blootner. Light rose color, large and full. 



TREE ROSES. 

These are grafted on hardy rose stalks 4 to 
5 feet high, are tree shaped, and when in full 
bloom are objects of beauty, making handsome 
plants for the lawn or rose border. In this 
shape we offer only the Hybrid Perpetual or 
hardy class. We have them in white, the differ- 
ent shades of pink, red and crimson. Fine, 
strong trees that will bloom nicelv the fii-st 
year, Jgi.oo each. These can only be sent by ex^ 
press or freight. 

Valuable Collections. 




MOSS ROSE COLLECTION. 

I ASHBOURNE PRIZE— Velvety red. 
1 BLANCHE MOREAU— Pure white. 
I CRESTED MOSS— Bright rose. 
I CRIMSON GLOBE— Deep crimson. 
I GLORY OF nOSSES— Carmine. 
I COUNTESS MUR1NAI5— Blush white. 
6 Choice Perpetual Bloomers. 
These will make a beautiful show cn the 
lawn. Strong 2 year old plants for $2.25, 
postpaid, or $2.00 by express. 



ARCTIC COLLECTION OF 
HARDY ROSES. 

These we ofter in 2 year old plants only. 
They are perfectly hardy everywhere, contain 
a choice assortment of colors" and will give 
an abundance of bloom throughout the sea- 
son. Remember, they are strong, dormant 
2 year old plants. 

I AMERICAN BEAUTY— Large red. 

I ANNA DE DEISBACH— Dark rose color. 

I CLIO— Light blush and pink. 

I GEN. JACQUEMINOT— Crimson. 

I HA BEL MORRISON— White. 

I PIERRE NOTTINQ— Velvetv crimson. 

I ULRICH BRUNER— Cherrv red. 

I VICTOR VERDIER— Brisfit rose. 

I MAD. PLANTIER— Double pure white. 

I BARONESS ROTHSCHILD— Light pink. 

I TREE ROSE. 

II strong 2 year old dormant plants, include 
Ing the Tree Rose, for $4.00. Any 6, including 
the Tree Rose, for $2.25. 




TREE ROSE. 



In comparing our prices with 
others please bear in mind that 
the stock we offer is well rooted, 
strong and healthy, grown by our 
cool system, which insures tough- 
ness of fibre, an abundance of 
roots and ability to withstand 
shipping better than if forced 
quickly into growth in warm 
houses. Our stock costs more to 
grow and is worth more. 



Manhattan, Mont., 
April 28th, 1903. 

L. L. May & Co., 

St. Paul, Minn. 

Gents: — I received the plants last 

eve r-also 7 Dahlia Bulbs, all as fresh 

and nice as if they had just been dug. 

You certainly deserve great credit 
for the way you ship plants. I am 
well pleased with them. Express is 
the true way to ship them. A little 
extra dirt on roots of plants is a good 
thing, and as far as extra charges 
on express goes, that cuts no 
figure. Thanks. 

Yours truly, 

M. D. Ledbeatbr. 




PIERRE NOTTINQ. (See page 76). 



OUR NURSERY DEPARTMENT. 

Our nurseries, situated 15 miles east of St. Paul, are the most northern in America, and admirably located in a pleasant, fertile valley, an 
ideal spot for growing nursery stock. The soil is a rich, deep, dry, black loam, which, by careful and systematic cultivation has been brought 
to the highest state of fertility and productiveness. 

The old-time theory, that fruit cannot be grown in the Northwest, has been thoroughly exploded, and each year more and more_ is being 
produced in this section. The varieties we grow are hardy here, and being thorough acclimated are much more suitable for this section than 
trees grown farther south. Our soil and climate are especially suited to growing hard3' fruits, shrubs, etc., giving them that toughness of 
fibre and vitalicy of root which enables them to withstand with equal vigor the blazing sun of the South, the dry, scorching winds of the 
prairie and the severe freezing of the North. 

Our packing sheds are the most complete in the countrj', and with the cellars adjoining, afford ample storage capacity for millions of trees 
and plants. This enables us to pack and ship early to accomodate our Southern trade. The packing season usually begins in February and 
continues till the end of Maj"-. Having ten trunk line railroads centering here, our shipping facilities are exceptionally good, and close connec- 
tion can be had with through lines to every part of the country. 



St. Anthont Park, Sept. 26, l^tO. 



MINNESOTA AGKICULTURAL BXPERIMENT STATION. 

OFFICE OF STATE KNTOMOLOGIST. 

CERTIFICATE OP INSPECTION. 

This is to certify that the stock at the nursery and premises of L. L. MAY & CO., of St. Paul, Minnesota, has been carefully examined in 
compliance with the law, and that it is apparently free from dangerously injurious insects and contagious diseases, 

This certificate is good until Sept. 19, 1904, unless revoked. P. L. WASHBURN, State Entomologist. 



MINNESOTA PERFECTION APPLES, see opposite page. 





WEALTHY. 



DUCH5SS. 



McMAHON'S WHITE. 



N. W. GREENING, 



PEERLESS. 



IMPORI ANT.— Unless otherwise noted all goods in this department will be shipped by expresi5 or freight. 

IN FILLING ORDERS fromtuislist wereserve the right to substitute varieties considered by us of equal merit, provided we are sold out of the 
variety ordered. In such cases we label the variety substituted with its true name. But if customer wishes no substitution made and !50 
statesln his order, we vcill hn order as far as possible and return the money for the portion we cannot fill. 

ALL STOCK WILL BE PACKED in the most approved manner, so as to reach our customers in the best possible condition. All heavy packages 
should be sent by freight to avoid excessive charges. Express rates are very reasonable on this class of goods, being 20 per cent' less than, 
regt'dar merchandise, pound rates to apply. 

OUR GUARANTEE.— We guarantee all stock to be up to size and grade specified in list and to be in a healthy, living condition when it 
leaves our hands. This g-uarautee holds good only when we are notified promptly on arrival of goods, stating any errors or cause for com^ 
plaint. We also guarantee stock to be true to name, with the understanding, that in case it does not prove so, we will replace such stocTi 
free of charge. 

AT PRICES QUOTED.— We make no charge for boxing, packing and delivering at express or freight office. 6 at dozen rates, SO at lOO 
fates. Write lor prices on larger quantities. 



PREPARATIONS FOR PLANTING.— Plow and subsoil repeatedly, so as to pulverize thoroughly to a depth of 12 to 1 8 inches. When planting 
on the lawn or grass plots, remove the sod for a diameter of four or five feet, and keep this space well worked and free from weeds. Di the 
■hole deeper and larger than is necessary to admit all the roots in theirnatural position, keeping the surface and subsoil separate. Cut off 
broken and bruised roots, and shorten the tops to half a dozen good buds, except lor fall planting, when it is better to defer top'-pruning until 
the following spring, 

PLANTING.— Pill up the hole with surface soil, so that the tree will stand about as it did in the nursery after the earth is settled. Work the 
soil thoroughly among the roots, and when well covered, tramp firmly. Set the tree fir-m as a post, but leave the surface filling (or poorer soil) 
light or loose. No staking will be required except for verv tall trees. 

MULCHING.— After trees or bushes ai-e planted it is a great advantage, in spring or fall, to mulch with a layer of litter or coarse manure 4. 
or 5 inches deep, extending 2 to 3 feet out from the trunks all around and sufficient to cover all the roots beneath. This prevents the ground 
cracking or baking-, and keeps the earth moist and of an even temperature, 

AFTER CULTURE.— '^o grass or weeds of any description should be allowed to grow around young trees or plants. To get the best results 
the ground should be kept clean and loose around them, at least until they begin to bear. Where the ground is poor, sui-face applications of 
manure are^neeried. Pruning should be done regularlv everv spring before the buds sv\ ell; in this way removal of large branche.g^js avoided. 



Sharpy, productive fruits, ornamental TREES^HRUBS. ETfe. 



MINNESOTA PERFECTION APPLES. 



SEE PAGE 78. 



PRICES: MAlLiNQ SIZE— age each, or the set of s for $1.00 postpaid. SECOND CLASS— 4 to 5 feet, asc each, or the set of 5 tor $1.00 by 
express. EXTRA HEAVY— s to 7 feet, 35c each, or the set of 5 *or $1.50 by express. 



A Quintet of Minnesota Grown Iron=clad Varieties. Hardy Everywhere, Always Productive, Entirely Reliable, Producing Delicious Fruit at all Times 
ami in all sections • 1 j. 1 

The collection which we offer hete with is tlie vei-y finest ever pttt upon the market by any firm. They are not untried norelties, out nave 
been thoroughly tested and found reliable, haidy and productive in all sections. -.t i, 

PEERLESS— A winter ripening variety, which originated in Rice County, Minnesota, fifteen years ago, and has grown into great favor with all 
fruit growers who have tested it. The fruit is large, round, well colored, and is first-class for cooking or eating. The tree is a good grower, 
with a very heavy dark green foliage, and conies into bearing early. The scions from which our stock is grown are true descendents of the 
■original Peerless Apple Tree. 

N. W. GREENING — No better variety has ever been introduced than this one, which possesses all the good qualities to be found in a perfect frvtit. 
' - .... , . ^ _ J , _ i.. ^rj^... xhe fruit is of largest size, 

T.vi ij-nivr,, _ ........ ^......^^^^^ . „ ^, - , _ / hardy, a clean, vigorous 

growe"r,"and produces rarge crops"annuairy"of choice marketable fruit. The flavor is most excellent, ricii, crisp and juicy, and in addition, it is a 
5ne late keeper. 

WEALTHY— This fine Minnesota variety is one of the best in existence, and one which has proven perfectly reliable everywhere after many 
years trial. Fruit is medium to large, dark crimson, flesh crisp, sub acid, white tinged red and of unsurpassed quali ty. 

DUCHESS— This is another well-known sort which, when once grown is never discarded. It is of medium to large size, round, sti'eaked red and 
yellow, tender, juicy and pleas ant. A prime favorite for early fall use. 



HIBERNAL. 



AUGUST. 



Mi 



GIDEON. 






PETER. PATTHN'S OKI ENINQ. WOLF RIVER. 



ALASKAN APPLE COLLECTION, 



PRICES: MAILING SIZE— 35c each, or the collection of 6 for $1.25 postpaid. SECOND CLASS— 4 to 5 feet, 25c each, or the collection ol 6 
for Si-2S by express. EXTRA HEAVY — s to 7 feet, 40c each, or the collection of 6 for $2.00 by express. 

No better Collection than this has ever been offered. They are well adapted to our soil and climate, are perfectly hardy every were and 
annually produce large crops of fine fruit. They are especially valuable to the planters of the North, West and Northwest, and are equally good for 
all sections of the country. They arc hardy , vigorous, blight proof and productive at all times and in all sections. 

GIDEON — Originated near Lake Minnetonka this state, about fifteen years ago and after many years trial in all sections is considered one of tlie 
ver.v best winter sorts. The tree is a vigorous grower, which comes into bearing early and is a sure and constant' producer. The fruit is 
medium to large, yellow with a red blush on the sunny side; fine juicy'sub-acid flavor, keeping till well toward spring, ' 
HIBERNAL — Tree of Russian origin. Large, showy fruit, striped red and handsomely colored. Sub-acid fl a vor, good" for both cooking .and eating. 
AUGUST — Another Minnesota variety originating with Petet Gideon, the pioneer in apple culture in tliis state. The fruit is of medium size, light 
yellow, heavily streaked and splashed with bright red. Of unsurpassed quality, ripening in August. 

PETER — This Minnesota variety possesses all the good points of all the good kinds and none of the defects so common in many good sorts. The 
fruit is large, red, sub-acid, somewhat resembling Wealthy in appearance, and a much longer keeper. It endured the severe winter of 1885 with- 
out iniury, when lluchess and Wealthj' were frozen to the ground: . • 

WOLF RIVER— A new and beautiful variety, which originated near W^olf River, Wisconsin. The tree is a strong grower, perfectly hardy and 
an early and abundant bearer. The fruit is very large, greenish yelloWk heavily shaded with ci-imson. The flesh is white, tender and juicy, with 
a pleasant, mild, sub-acid flavor. It keeps till late winter in perfect condition. 

PATTEN'S GREENING— A seedling of the Duchess, which originated in Northern Iowa. The tree is perfectly hardy and yery productive. Fruit 
of large size, olive green, with an occasional dull red sti-ipe or splash. The flavor is pleasant, sprightly, sub-acid and unsutpassd for cooking 
purposes. , , . ^. - ^ ^ ^ ^ - ■ ^ " " ^ -^-^Air^ • 



MOST NORTHERN 



NIJRSERIESj 



IN AMERICA. 




GENERAL UST OF IRON CLAD 
VARIETIES 

Of Native or Russian Origin. 



MAILING SIZE— 25c each, $2.50 per dozen postpaid. 

SECOND CLASS— 4 to 5*eet, 250 each, $2.50 per dozen by express 

EXTRA HEAVY— s to 7 feet, 35c each, $3.30 per dozen by expres.s 




CHARLAM0Fh,i=4 Natural Size. 



riALlNDA, 1=4 Natural Size. 
*ANTONOVKA— W. This is one of the true iron clads. The tree is of 
Russian origin and perfectl3'^ hardv, withstanding our coldest winters 
in fine shape. The fruit is large, slightly oblong and when fully ripe of 
a light golden color. . , ■, , 

*ARABSKOE— P. A new Russian variety. Fruit medmin, round, dark 
red. Plesh white and juicy. A handsome, hardy variety ot unsur- 
passed excellence. Ripens October and November. ^ _ , , , , . 
BERLIN— P. This kind originated from a seed of the Duchess planted m 
Berlin. A very early and abundant bearer. The fruit is fully as large 
as the Duchess, splashed more heavily with red, somewhat longer and 
of much finer appearance. Tree as hardv as the hardiest. We believe 
that this variety possesses unusual merits and arepleased to recommend 
it to our friends'. For large growers who wish a superior market sort, 
we believe this one olfers unusual attractions, 
as its large size, handsome appearance and 
early ripening qualities render it especially 
valuable. 

BOROVINKA — P. Russian. Resembles the 
Duchess in form, size and color, but ripens 
fully a month later. The flesh is finer, less 
acid and a much better eating variety. An 
early and full bearer and a true Iron clad. 
*CHARLAIVIOFP— P. This valuable variety of 
Russian origin is one of the hardiest and 
best we have ever grown. The tree is of fine, 
vigorotts growth, comes into bearing early, and 
produces fine crops of fruit. Fruit, oblong, 
heavily streaked with carmine. A good keeper 
of most excellent quality. 

CROSS — W. Russian. Fruit medium to large, 
yellowish green, striped and splashed red. 
DOUGLASS— W. A native seedling. Fruit, 
medium to large, well colored, of delicate flavor 
and good keeping qualities^ 

*GILBERT — P. Minnesota origin. Resembles 
the Duchess in color, but ripens three weeks 
later. Sub-acid flavor. 

^GREATER DUCHESS— P. Originated in Wis- 
consin. Fruit of the size and color of Duchess, 
but slightly flatter. 

*HARRV KAUMP— P. Wisconsin origin. Fruit, 
medium green with a show of color on sunnj' 
side. Mildly acid and fine for dessert. 
"JENNY— P. A Canada seedling. Fruit, about 
the size, color and flavor of the well known 
Northern Spv. 

*K1RKBR1DG"E WHITE— S. Fruit medium, 
oblong, yellow. Flavor mild, sub-acid. 
"LINDFIELD— (See Cut Page 81.) P. Wisconsin 
seedling. Fruit, very large, yellowish green, 
striped red on sunnv side, resembling Longfield. 
LONGFIELD— F. pfuit medium to large, yel- 
lowish green, with red stripes and a decided 
blush on the sunny side. Rich sub-acid flavor. 
LOU — P. A Minnesota seedling of the Duchess. 
Fruit greenish yellow, striped with red. Finest 
quality. 



These are all perfectly hardy, vigorous and productive, and thor- 
oughly reliable for the Northwest and all other sections of the 
country. 

Summer ripening varieties are indicated by "S." Fall, 
"F." Winter, "W." Varieties marked with a star cannot be supplied 
in large sizes. 

ANISIN- W. Of Russian origin. Strong, upright grower. Fritit 
oit medium size, excellent flavor and a good keeper. 

*MALINDA — W. This is an exceedingly hardy variety, one of the 
very best in the entire list for the Northwest as well as for all other 
sections of the countr3^ The tree is a strong, symmetrical grower, 
one of the prettiest in our nursery. Fruit of medium size, lemon 
yellow with crimson blush, fine grained, sweet and solid. 
OCTOBER— F. Minnesota seedling from crab seed. Fruit very 
large, red, with a clear acid flavor. 

*OELFKA— P. Wisconsin seedling. Fruit of medium size, bright 
red and excellent quality. 

*OKABENA— W. A seedling of the Wealthy fertilized by Duchess. 
Fruit of the size, shape and flavor of Duchess. Color a little darker 
than that variety. 

PERFECTION— P. A Wisconsin seedling of Tetofsky Fruit of good 
size, handsomely striped and splashed crimson on pale yellow. 

REPKA riALENKA— Fruit of medium size, yel- 




BERLIN. 1=3 Natural Size. 



low and of excellent quality 
■■ROSE — P. Wisconsin seedling of Duchess 
Fruit is dark rose, mottled red, of fine flavor 
and elegant for cooking. 

*SHEATTEAL— S. A chance seedling of the 
Duchess. Fruit of large size, flattened some at 
the ends, greenish red, striped and splashed 
like Duchess, but one-half larger. 
SNYDER — P. Fruit of medium size, red, 
Ijleasant acid flavor, ripening from October 
to December. 

VETERAN — W. Wisconsin seedling. The 
fruit is long, conical, yellow, resembling the 
Bellefleur. 

WISCONSIN RUSSETT— W. Fruit of good 
size, small core, excellent flavor, and a true 

Y]Eu!oW^TRANSPARENT— P. An excellent 
variety for home or market. It ripens late in 
August lasting well until October The tree 
is a most beautiful grower, vigorous and 
very productive The fruit is of medium 
size slightly conical, pale yellow flesh, tender, 
juicy, sprightly, sub-acid, good for cooking 
or for table 
tise. 




FARMER'S FAVORITE ORCHARD. 

100 Trees f<jr $32.50. 
10 Summer Apples — Extra heavy, s to 7 feet. 
15 Fall Apples — Extra heavy, 5 to 7 feet. 
30 Winter Apples — Extra heavy, 5 to 7 feet. 
10 Crab Apples — Extra heavy, 5 to 7 feet. 
ID Sour Cherries — First class, s to 6 feet. 

5 Sweet Cherries— First class, 5 to 6 feet. 
IS Plums — First class, s to 7 feet. 
3 Rocky Mountain Cherries — 2 to 3 feet. 
2 Compass Cherries — 4 to s feet. 
This collection is just right for a two acre track. The 
varieties will be selected from our Iron clad lists, perfectly 
hardy and well adapted to the section where they are 
shipped Choice fruiting sorts in every particular. An 
orchard like this will yield fine crops of fruit for home use, 
as well as for the market, and will pay for itself inside of 
three years and annually thereafter. After five years 
$100 per acre is a modest estimate of the income from such 
an orchard besides what a large family will consume. If 
you have a growing family, if you wish to save doctors 
bills, if you desire choice fruit at all times, if you wish to 
make a permanent investment that will furnish you an 
income each year, plant our Farmers Favorite Orchard. 

One orchard, .'832. 50; two orchards, $60.00; one-half 
orchard, $17.50; one=quarter orchard, $io.oo. 



BISMARCK, 1=3 NATURAL SIZE. 



BISMARCK.— This most valuable varietv was introduced a few 
years since from New Zealand and promises to take a most 
prominent place with the fruit growers of America. It has been 
thoroughly tested in Russia, Germany, France, England, United 
States and Canada, and wherever grown has proven to be a 
most valuable aqusition to the list of choice, select varieties. It 
is valuable alike for its hardiness and early fruiting, as well as 
for the high quality of its fruiti The tree bears when only one or 
two years old and fruits regularly every year thereafter. It has 
been grown very largely as a pot plant for table decoration and| 
is most unique and beautiful with its rich golden yellow fruit and! 
dark green foliage. The apples are of the largest size and ofmostl 
distinct and delicious flavor. 

MAILING SIZE.— 25c each, $2.50 per doz., postpaid. 
SECOND SIZE.— 3 to 5 ft., 25c each, $2.50 per doz. by express. 
EXTRA HEAVY.— 5 to 7 ft., 50c each, $5.00 per doz., by express. 




BISnARCK 3 YEARS OLD, 



I©14ARDY, PRODUCTIVE FRUITS, ORNAMENTAL TREES, SHRUBS. ETC.-' 



CRAB APPLES. 



MAILING 51ZE, asc each, $2.50 per doz. postpaid. 
EXTRA HEAVY, 5 to 7 ft., 35c each, $3 50 per doz. 



SECOND SIZE, 4 to 5 25c each, $2.50 per dozen by express. 



These are valuable on accoxint of their extreme hardiness, their early frui ting, their great productiveness and their fine acid fruit which is 
exteusively used for jelly, preserves, marmalades, etc. Manv of them begin bearing the second year after planting and bear large crops each 
'-ear thereafter. ' • . . 

"' QUAKER BEAUTY.— A hardy, strong growing sort, which bears 

large crops of fine fruit. Considered by many large growers one of 
the best. Medium to large, yellow with red cheek. 

RED SIBERIAN.— About an inch in diameter, grown in clusters. Bears 
when very 3-oung and abundantly afterward. Color, yellow with bright 
scarlet cheek. Crisp and acid. 

SYLVAN SWEET.— Fruit, large pale yellow, with i-ich blush. Flesh 
white and tender. 

VlRGlNiiA. — Small, round, dttll red, dotted white. Fine for cider. 
YELLOW SIBERIAN.— Small, bright orange yellow. 

VAN WVCK.— Fruit, 



EARLY STRAWBERRY.— Tree a vigorous, upright, symmetrical 
grower and very hardy. Fruit, size of Transcendent, striped red, 
crisp and juicy. Fine for eating and for jellj'. 

OEN. GRANT.— Fruit of largest size, bright red. acid, making the 
finest jelly. Flesh white, fine grained, mild sub acid. Ripens in 
October. 

HYSLOP.— Large deep crimson. One of the most beautiful in the 
entire list. Flesh yellowish, excellent for cider and fine for market. 
riARENGO. — Of large size, bright red on yellow ground. Flesh crisp; 
acid flavor; fine for jellies. 
TRANSCENDENT. — 



Tree immensely pro- 
d ucti ve, bearing after 
second year, and pro- 
ducing good crops 
by the fourth season. 
Fruit from one and 
a half to two inches 
in diameter, being 
large enough to 
quarter and core for 
preserving and drj'- 
ing. Excellent for 
sauce and pies, both 
green and dried. The 
best of its class for 
cider. Skin yellow, 
striped with red, 
WHITNEY — Extra 
large; slcin smooth, 
glossy green, striped 
and splashed with 
carmine Flesh firm, 
juicy and rich, c 
FLORENCE. — This 
grand Minnesota 
variety is a _ most 
valuable addition to 
the list. Fruit medi- 
um to large, light 
yellow, heavily 
streaked and splash- 
ed with bright red. 
For jelly, as a dessert 
fruit, for marmalade 
and jams, it is extra 
fine, while its large 
size and superb ap- 
pearance always 
command the highest 
market price. 



TRANSCENDENT 



VAN WYCK 



MARTHA 





WHITNEY 



ARCTIC 



FLORENCE 



THE CAPITAL CRAB COLLECTION. 



verj^ large, yellowish 
white, sweet and 
tender. One of the 
finest dessert fruits 
imaginable, and 
most excellent for 
preserves. Tree a 
vigorous grower and 
perfect! V hardv. 
ARCTIC.— This splen- 
did variety is so per- 
fectly hard 3', such a 
vigorous grower, 
and so immensel3^ 
productive that 
every planter should 
include it in his col- 
lection. Fruit medi- 
um to large size, acid, 
crisp and juicv. 
MARTHA.— This su- 
perb sort is a seed- 
ling from the Duchess 
of Oldenbui-g, intro- 
duced several years 
since by Peter Gideon 
of Excelsior, this 
state. The tree is a 
firm, stiff", upright 
grower, of pyramidal 
form and most hand- 
some. A great bearer 
of the most beautiful 
fruit we ever saw. 
Beautiful glossy 
yellow. shaded bright 
red. Mild, clear tart 
fla vor, surpassing all 
other crabs for culi- 
nary purposes. 



PLANT A CRAB ORCHARD AND REAP A RICH HARVEST. MORE PROFITABLE THAN WHEAT OR OATS. 
A capital investment for thrifty farmers and fruit growers. They bear early, grow into money while you sleep, and in four or five years return 
■ undred fold. There are splendid opportunities awaiting the man who makes a business of growing crab apples. 



your investment a hundred 

I ARCTIC. I TRANSCENDENT. 

I FLORENCE. i VAN WYCK. 

I MARTHA. I WHITNEY. 



These Six choice sorts for $1.25 postpaid. 
Six, second size, 4 to 5 feet, for $1.25, by express. 
Six extra heavy, 5 to 7 feet, for !i5i.75. 



100 Trees 4 to 5 feet for $18.00. 
100 Trees 5 to 7 feet for $25.00. 



General List of Wen=known Varieties of Apples. 

Extra Heavy, Five to Seven Feet Trees 30c Each, $3.00 Per Dozen. $22.50 per 100. Prices per 1000 quoted on application 

We can supply the following list of well-known apples in the largest size only. Only those marked with a star are recommended for the 
North and Northwest, the others being valuable for the Eastern, Southern and Middle States. 




*Alexander, large red. 
Baldwin, large, late. 
Ben Davis, large.striped. 
Bellefleur, rich yellow. 
Early Harvest, yellow. 
Early Strawberry, red. 
Fall Pippin, large yellow. 
Fameuse, deep crimson. 
Gano, late, deep red. 
*Qolden Russett, late. 
Golden Sweet, early. 
Grimes Golden, showy. 
King, extra large, fall, 
riaidens Blush, fall .' 



Mann, yellow shaded red. 
*Mclntosh Red, choice. 
Northern Spy, striped red. 
*Pewaukee, yellow, red, 
Rawles Janet, late. 
Red Astrachan, early. 
R. 1- Greening, large. 
Roxbury Russett, choice. 
Sweet Bough, very early. 
Talman Sweet, winter. 
*Tetofsky, small summer. 
Twenty Ounce, large. 
Wagener. deep red . 
*Walbridge, striped. 




YELLOW TRANSPARENT 



Garden Fruit Collection. 

12 CHOICE TREES for city people who wish 
1 good fruit from their own garden. 
I Everyone who owns a garden should plant this 
collection. The expense is small, the care and at- 
A* tention required to grow them only a pleasure, 
^" ■ while the returns on your investment are just as 
certain and larger than government bonds. 
I Berlin Apple. i Early Strawberry Crab. 

I Duchess Apple. i Martha Crab. 

I Hibernal Apple. i Ostheime Cherry. 

I Longfield Apple. 1 Valdimir Cherry. 

I Scotts Winter— Seep.8. 1 Forest Garden Plum. 
I Peerless Apple. 1 Hammer Plum. 

Extra Heavy Trees, s to 7 ft. 
I COLLECTION $4.00. 2 COLLECTIONS $7.50. 




LlNDFIELD 




CHERRIES. 



FIRST SIZE, 3 to 
$S.oo per doz. 



4 ft. 30c each, $3.00 per doz. EXTRA HEAVY, s to 6 ft. 50c each, 



Lutovka. 



A Russian variety of the Mor- 

ello type. Tree an exceedingly 

vigorous grower, very productive. Fruit of 
large size, nearly round, red; flesh, firm, good 
quality, sprightly acid. It clings very tena- 
ciously to the stem. Color and size of the well 
known English Morello. 

LATE RICHMOND.— A fine old variety resem- 
bling Early Richmond in shape and color, 
but ripening about 3 weeks later. 
MONTMORENCY.— Tree very hardy and an im- 
mense bearer; commences to fruit while 
young, and is loaded annually thereafter 
with fine crops. Fruit very large, fine flavot 
and of bright, clear, shining red; valuable 
everywhere; a week later than Early Rich- 
mond. The finest acid cherry. We cannot recommend this fine old variety too higlily for 
we believe it is one of the best, if not the very best ever inti-oduced. 

OREL NO. 24.— Russian. Fruit medium to large; round, slightly flattened, light red, ripening 
with Lntovka. Of juicy, mildly acid , good flavor. 

ninrof 'J'^is variety promises to be ofthe greatest value. Differing from nearly all other sorts, 
UIIVtiLi it is a very shining deep red, and continues fruiting through most ofjuneand July 

without losing its quality. Fruit large; flesh 
red, with rose-colored juice, tender, rich and 
vinous, with mild, sub-acid flavor. As fertile 
and productive as the best of the Duke sorts, 
and probably the largest of this class 



These require a dry soil, being naturally hardy and thrive in the lightest soil or driest location. 
We offer this season for tlie first time some new Russian varieties, which have been thorougly 
tested at the state experimental farm as well as on our own grounds, found perfectly hardy, 
produce the finest fruit and are considered the best sorts ever introduced. The Heart or Big 
arreau varieties (marked B) are of rapid growth, with large glossy leaves, forming fine, pyra- 
midal-shaped heads, and producing large cro.ps of luscious' fruit. They are well adapted for 
street or lawn planting for shade trees. The Dukes and Morellos generally produce acid fruit, 
do not attain so large a size, are generally hardier and the fruit better adapted for shii^jDitig 
purposes. 

Standard Sorts. 



LUTOVKA, 1-7. Natural Size. 




Osthcini '^'^'^ ^ very hardy , productive 



ariety. It has been thoroughly 

tested in our severest winters and found per- 
fectly hard^'. Thefruitislarge, roundish; flesh 
liver color,"tender. juicy, sub-acid, very good. 
ROCKY MOUNTAIN.— (See page 86 ) 
SKLANKA.— Of Russian origin. An early 
ripening variety. Fruit, large, light red, 
usually with white or yellow on shaded side. 
Flesh, firm, juicy, sub-acid, nearly sweet 
when fully ripe. 

ST. PETERSBURQ.— A most excellent variety 
from the land of the Czar. Tree strong, 
hardy, vigorous and productive. Fruit 
large, round, deep red, firm and delicious. 
Succeeds best on poor soils. 
Vlarfimlr Another Russian variety 
V I u U I 111 1 1 ■ of iron-clad constitution. 
It comes from a district about 100 
VALDIMiR, 1=2 Natural Size. miles east of Moscow, where im- 

mense tracts are planted with it, andtrain loads of fruit are annuall3'' sent to all 
parts of Russia. The fruit is as large or larger than the Early Richmond, with a very small 
pit. It is black in color with ver_v highly colored juice; quite firm flesh of most delicious qual- 
ity. We consider it the most valuable acquisition in the cherry line ever introduced. 
WRAGQ. — Very hardv, vigorous and productive. Fruit of medium size, dark purple, and of 
finest quality. 

WOESE. — A iiardv- Siberian varietv. Tree verv vigorous in growth, and fruitful. Qualit)' the 

best, ripening with Vladimir. 
BESSARABIAN.— A new Russian sort. 
Tree very hardy in the far north. 
Bears most regularly on thin, poor 
soils where it makes less growth of 
tree. Fruit mediiim to large, clear 
red, mildly acid, meaty and good. A 
valuable addition to our list of hard 3' 
sorts. 

COnPAS5.— fSee page 86.) 
EARLY RICHMOND.- Dark red, melt- 
ing, juicy, sprightl3' acid. Tree a good 
grower with roundish, spreading head 
and very productive. Ripens early 
and is considered one of the best iii 
cultivation. 

GEO. GLASS.— Thiscomes from Silesia, j 
which insures its hardiness. Tree a | 
handsome grower. Fruit medium to 
large, round, heart-shaped, somewhat 1 
flattened at ends. Color dark red; | 
flesh meaty, juicv, mildlv acid. j 
JUNE MORELLO— A Russian variety. ; 
Tree hardy and fruitful. Fruit, large, j 
scarlet red, ripening with the Early 
Richmond. Flesh, meaty, juicy, sub- 
acid and good. 

LITH AUER WEISCHEL.-^From Russia. 
Fruit, small, round, dark red. Flesh, 
purple, meaty and pleasantly acid. 
Much used in Eastern Europe for 
cherr3' wine as it is well .stored with 
sugar. 

LOUIS PHILLIPPE.— Large, dark red, 
almost blf- ck, sprighth', mild, acid, 
stone small. 




In addition to the foregoing we can supply the 
following list of well known sorts in 5 to 6 feet 
trees only. 

BLACK EAGLE.— B— Large, black, tender, rich 
and jnicv. 

BLACK TARTARIAN.— B— Very large, purplish 
black. 

ENGLISH MORELLO.— B-Blackish red, rich, acid. 
GOV. WOOD.— B— Clear light red. tender and 
delicioiis. 

MAY DUKE. — Large, dark red, juic3^ nearly 
sweet. 

N.4POLEON.—B— Large pale yellow with a red 
cheek. 

SCHMIDTS.— B— Verv large, rich deep black. 
WINDSOR.— B— Largest size, Hver colored. 
YELLOW SPANISH.— B— Large pale yellow with 
red cheek. 



QUINCES. 



I FIRST CLASS, 4 to 5 ft., 40c ea., $4.00 perdoz. 

This fruit is much sought after for making 
jellies and for canning for winter use. The tree 
is hardy and compact in growth, comes into 
bearing early and produces regular and abund ant 
crops. It flourishes in any good garden soil, 
which should be kept mellow and well enriched. 
Prune off" all the dead and surplus branches ant! 
thin out the iruit if bearing too freeU'. 
BOURQEAT. — A golden prolific variets" of great 
merit. The tree is a remarkably strong grower, 
yields immense crops of the largest size, round, 
rich golden color; smooth skinned and ver\- 
tender when cooked. 

CHAMPION. — A prolific and constant bearer; 
fruit larger than the Orange; quality as good 
and a longer keeper. 

MEECH'S PROLIFIC— Very productive and vig- 
orous, fruitin,g when vei-y young. Fruit large, 
yellow and showy. Flavor unsurpassed. 
ORANQE.-Large,Voundish, bright golden yejlow; 
cooks tender and is of excellent flavor. Ver3^ 
productive. 

PEARS. 

I STANDARDS, 5 to 7 ft. 40c each,$4.oo per doz. 
I DWARFS, 4 to 5 ft. 30c each, $3.60 per doz. 

The growing of this valuable fruit for both home 
and market purposes cannot be too strongK^ 
urged. It far exceeds the apple in its melting, 
juic3' texture, rich refined flavor, and the range 
oif varieties is such that by a judicious selection, 
the ripening season beginning in July can be 
continued in succession into winter. We can . sup- 
ply the following well known kinds. 

Bartlett. Beurre Clairsreau. Beurre De Anjou. 

Clapps Favorite. Duchess De Angjouleme. 
Flemish Beauty. Garber. Keifer. Koonce 
Lincoln Coreless. Seckel. Wilder. Worden-Seckel. 




OSTHEIM, 1^2 Natural Size. 



ig>HARDY, PRODUCTIVE FRUITS, ORNAMENTAL TREES, SHRUBS. ETC.- 



Gopher Plum Collection. 



PLUMS. 

No class of fruit is more universally popular than this, and none yields more readily to care 
and cultivation, producing large crops of the most luscious fruit imaginable. A rich, strong 
soil best suits the Plum. Good cultivation and regular fertilizing are very essential to their 
highest development. The native varieties are perfectly hardy everywhere and annually 
produce large crops of fruit, which is very desirable for preserves. All our Plums are bud- 
ded on hardy Myrobolan and Native plum" stocks, thus insuring their hardiness and their 
adai^tability to all sections. 

~ ' ~ ^ — - OCHEEDA.— Medium size, round, red. Flesh 

firm, sweet and juicy. 

PRAIRIE FLOWER.— Similar to the Miner in 
size, form and color. Plesh firm and juicy. 
QUAKER. — A large, round variety of unsur- 
passed excellence. Fruit, purplish red, with 
yellow dots and blue bloom. 
ROCK FORD.— Medium size, reddish purple. 
ROLLINGSTONE.— Fruit of medium size, 
round, firm flesh. Fine for dessert use. A 
heavy and continuous bearer when the tree 
attains some size. 

WEAVER. — Originated in Iowa. Tree very 
hardy, thrifty and prolific. Fruit large, 
purple, of good quality. 

WYANT. — Large, roundish oblong, some- 
times slightly flattened. Color deep purplish 
red. Very thrifty, clean, healthy and pro- 
ductive. 



FRIST SIZE, 3 »=2 to 5 ft., 35c each, $3-5o 
perdoz. EXTRA HEAVY, s to 7 60c, 
each, $6.00 per doz. COLLECTION OF 4 
FIRST SIZE for $1.35. EXTRA HEAVY 82.00 



f^hf^tlf^V ^ native variety of unusual 
VllWllC^ . excellence. The tree is sturdy, 
of excellent form and habit, and as hardy as 
the native oak. Fruit averages quite large 
and of finest quality. Flesh yerj^ firm, ren- 
dering it exceedingly valuable for shipping 
purposes. 

lyiil^-r^M Another native variety of un- 
Xf l.ltt;litl. usxial merit, which we consider 
a decided aquisition. Fruit is extra large, 
roundish oblong, dark rfed, skin thin, flesh 
■ firm and of excellent quality; the earliest 
variety in cultivation. 
C-tf-r^HrfofH One of the largest native 
^LUUUctrU. plums. It is of a light 
pinkish-red color, very handsome, with a 
tough, sweet skin, and of most delicious 
quality. 

^1 1 l*r»t"i «f* "^^^ ^^^^ ^ clean, strong.up- 
OUI |7I right grower, withstanding 

our severest winters without injury. The 
fruit is of large size, fine red color and good 
keeping qualities. The flesh is of finest flavor 
and very firm. 

General List of Native 
Sorts 



FIRST SIZE, 3% to 5 ft. 30c each, S3 00 
per doz. EXTRA HEAVY, 5 to 7 ft. 50c 
each, $5.00 per doz. 



AMERICAN EAGLE.— Dark purplish red, of 
large oblong shape. Ti'ee vigorous, healthy 
and productive. 

BLACKHAWK.— Large, oblong, purplish red. 

Vigorous and productive. 
COTTRELL.— Medium size, red. 
DE SOTO.— Medium size, dappled red and 
vellow. Flesh firm, sweet and juicy. Tree 
very hardy and productive. One of the very 
best for general planting for market pur- 
poses. 

DOWNING.- Large, globular, red. Tree 
symmetrical and productive. 
ETTA. — Large, round, red on yellow ground. 
Tree of fine form and very productive. 
FOREST GARDEN.— Very large, round, mot- 
tled red and yellow, juicy, sweet and rich. 
The tree is clean, healthy, strong, vigorous 
and productive. 

HAWKEYE.— Tree hardy, thrifty and an an- 
nual bearer. Fruit large, color light, m ottled 
red; of superior qiiality, very firm and an 
excellent shipper. 

HAMMER.— Of large size, firm, juicy and 
delicious. Tree a good, strong grower. 
KLONDIKE.— Of medium size, roundish oval, 
yellow, shaded red. Flesh, very juicy, pleas- 
ant, sub-acid and good. 

NEW ULM.— A Minnesota variety, said to 
be very hardy, vigorous and productive. 
Fruit of medium size, firm, juicy and pleasant. 




General List of Japan cr 
Oriental Sorts. 

These we can supply in the largest size only. 
I EXTRA HEAVY, 5 to 7 it. 50c, each, $5.00 I 

I per doz. | 

ABUNDANCE.— Large yellowish red. Choice. 
BURBANK.— Very large, dark red. Very fine. 
SIMONI.— Apricot Plum. Fruit bright red. 
SATSUMA.— Large, pointed blood, plum. 
WICKSON.— Large, dark red, bluish bloom. 
WILLARD.-^M-edium, claret red. DeUcious. 

General List of European 
Varieties. 

One size only. 



EXTRA HEAVY, 5 to 7 «. 50c each, 
$5.00 per doz. 



BRADSHAW.— Large, dark violet red. Fine. 
DAMSON.— Small purple fruit, blue bloom. 
QERHAN PRUNE.— Large, long, dark purple, 
GRAND DUKE,— Very large dark blue. 
GREEN Q AQE.-Small, round, yellowish green. 
LOMBARD. — Medium size, purplish red. 
nOORE'S ARCTIC— Small, purplish black. 
PEACH.-Large, brownish red, choice quality. 
PURPLE EGO.— Very large, purplish blue. 
SHIPPER'S PRIDE.— Large, dark purple. 
YELLOW EGG.- Very large, yellow, finest. 

PEACHES. 




STODDARD. 



I WE OFFER ONE SIZE ONLY, 4 to 5 ft.. 25c each, $2.50 per doz., $15 00 per 100. 

The Peach Tree requries a well drained, moderately rich soil — warm, sandy loam is probably 
the best. Our trees are all grown from Tennessee natural pits, free from insects, perfectly 
healthy, well ripened wood with splendid roots, stored in frost- proof cellars beyond injury 
during the winter. 

CHAIR'S CHOICE.— Yellow, red cheek. 

CHAHPION.— Creamy white, red cheek. 



GfJENE^^. 



ALEXANDER.— Greenish white, splashed. 
BEER'S SMOCK.— Large, yellow flesh. 
CRAWFORD'S EARLY.— Large yellow. 
CRAWFORD'S LATE.— A superb varietv. 
CROSBY.— Medium size, bright vellow. 
EARLY CANADA.— Large, dark red. 
ELBERTA.— Yellow with red cheek. 
FOSTER.— Large,bright yellow. Best quality. 
FITZGERALD.— Large, yellow and crimson. 
GOLDEN DROP.— Yellow, blush cheek. 
HEATH CLING.— Firm, juicv and melting. 
HILL'S CHILLI.— Dull j-ellow. Very prolific. 
HONEST JOHN.— Large yellow, early. 
MOUNTAIN ROSE.— Large, rich red. 
NEW PROLIFIC— An excellent shipper. 
OLD MIXON FREE.— White and red. Large. 
OLD MIXON CLING.- White with red cheek. 
SALW AY.— Large, rich vellow, brown cheek. 
SNOW'S ORANGE.— Ripens in September. 
STEVENS' RARERIPE.— Large, bright red. 
STUMP THE WORLD.— White, with red cheek. 
TRIUMPH.— Yellow, with red cheek. 
WHEATLAND.— Large, golden vellow. 

APRICOTS. 

First Class, 4 to s ft., 30c each, .$3-00 per doz. 
ALEXANDER. — ^Veryhardy. Immense bearer. 
ALEXIS.— Yellow, red cheek. Perfectly hardv. 
BUDD. — White, I'ed cheek. Strong grower. 
HARRIS. — Oval, bright yellow, red cheek. 
MOORPARK.— Yellow, with red cheek. 
RUSSIAN.— Exti-emely hardy. Fine fruit. 

NECTARINES, 

First Class, 4 to 5 ft. 30c each, $3.00 per doz. 
BOSTON. — Priiit, large, deep yello w, delicious. 
Very hardy and productive." 
DOWNTON.— Large, pale greenish yellow, of 
the very best quality. 






BLACK WALNUT. 



NUT BEARING TREES. 

Nttt culture is an industry that, ituitil: receiitl.v, ha. 
received but little attention bv Airaerican p]antei:s 
Probablv no branch of tree cult iv^ittion paj^s larger 
profits or ofters better inducements- to planters tham 
tbi.s, while most kinds are growing into valuable tim- 
ber trees that will of themselves pay large dividetidls 
on the investment. 

Chestnuts 

These fare valuable for their large crops of choice 
nuts, while most varieties furnish fine lumber fotr fur- 
niture, etc. When once started they grow rapidly and 
attain a large size in a few years. 

AMERICAN SWEET— (See Cut on opposite page.) One 
ot the finest and sweetest nuts grown. The timber is 
very durable and possesses a fine grain for oil finish. 
4 to 5 feet. 40c each, $4.00 per dozen. 5 to 6 feet, 60c 
each. $6.00 per dozen. 

/HAMMOTH JAPAN— (See Cut.) One of the most vig- 
orous, hardy growers we have ever known. It is 
quite distinct from the European vafieties, having a long> narrow, peach-like, daxk. 
green leaf, and forming a verj' handsome, ornamental lawn tree. It comes into bear- 
ing at a very early age, producing nttts of enormous size, measuring i to 6 inchesia 
circumference and 3 to 7 in a burr. Its early bearing and gi-eat productiveness render 
it especially desirable for the home grounds, and likewise valuable to grow for profit, 
nailing size 25c each postpaid, 3 to 4 feet trees, 50c each. Ss.oo per dozen. 
SPANISH — (See Cut.) A handsome, round headed, stately tree of rapid growth, pfio. 
ducing fine, large nuts in great abundance. A most valuable tree for avenue, part or 
roadside planting. First class, 4 to 5 feet, 50c each, $5.00 per dozen. 

Filberts or Hazelnuts. 

These are all of easy culture. They are of dwarf habit, entirely hardy, abundant 
yielders come into bearing early .and are among the most satisfactory nuts" to gi-owfor 
profit or pleasure. 




ENGLISH WALNUT, 




ICOSFORD— A thin shelled variety of fine, sweet 
Iquality, and handsome appearance. First Class, 
3 to 3 feet, 50c each, $.ei.oo per dozen. 
ENGLISH— (See Cut Opp.Pg.) Nuts nearly round, 
rich and of excellent flavor. First Class, 
2 to 3 feet, 40C each, $4.00 per dozen. 
KENTISH COB— (Sec Cut on opposite page.) One 
of the ver.v largest and finest of the English 
varieties. Nut, oblong and very meaty. 
Fh-st Class, 3 to 3 feet, soc each, $5.00 per dozen. 

Walnuts. 

BLACK— (See Cut.) The well known native 
sort with the most valuable wood of any. The 
tree grows to an immense size, furnishing an 
abttndance of shade, while for lumber for'fur- 
niture, its value is greater than almost ahv 
other viiriety. The large crops of nuts borne 
each season always command a good 
price in the market and are most excel- 
lent for home consumption. Hailing size, 
20c each, 3 for soc postpaid. First Class, 
5 to 6 feet, 75c each, $7.50 per dozen. 

BUTTERNUT OR WHITE WALNUT— (See 
Cut.) Pei-fectly hai-dy everywhere, well 
known and most popular. The nuts are 
longer than the Black Walnut, and the 
kernels sweeter and of more delicate 
flavor. Tree of lofty, spreading growth, 
furnishing valualjle timber. Hailing size, 
ISC each, 2 for 25c postpaid. Strong- 2 to 
3 feet, 2SC each, .$2.50 per dozen by ex- 
press. Extra Heavy, s to 6 feet, 60c each, 
$6.00 per dozen. 



Our Wonderful Fruit Offer 

On inside back cover, consists of the following 
choice varieties and is within the reach of eyery- 
body who wishes a collection of the choicest fruit 
for the home garden. 

3 Rocky Mountain Cherries . goc 

6 Mayfield Prize Raspberries . . 50c 

6 King Raspberries 50c 

2 Cambridge Grapes, .... 25c 

I White Diamond " 20c 

$I9S 

Sent prepaid to any address in the U. S. for $1.50 

3 collections, frt. or exp., at customer's expense 4 60 



ENGLISH— (See Cut.) It produces _ _ 
mense crops of thin shelled nttts of most 
exellent quality. In their green state 
the nuts are highlv prized for pickling, 
First Class, 75c each, .$7.50 per dozeir. 
JAPANESE SIEBOLDI — This came 
from Northern Japan and 
hardy as an oak. Nuts of delicious 
quality grow , in clusters of fifteen 
to twenty. First Class, 3 to 4 feet, 
soc each, S5.00 per dozen. 
HickorV —shell bark — The 
i 1 J . ^roo6 is highly prized for 

making agrictiltural implements. Nuts 
of finest quality. First Class. 50c each. 



Improved Russian Mulberry. 

(See Cut. ) An ornamental, hardy, fruit=bearing trei 
for America. Suitable for all sections of this country 
Fruit larger than blackberries and of delicious flavor. 

This valuable fruit and ornamental tree was brought 
to this country from Western Eussia by the 
Mennonites. The tree, is a very rapid grower. 
It grow? to be very large, often reaching the height 
of fifty feet, and from three to five feet in diameter, 
and is perfectly hardy. It commences to bear when 
only two years old, and: is a prolific bearer, the 
fruit being larger than the average blackberry. 
The fruit has a hne aroniatic flavor and sub-acid 
sweet taste, and is use.d-.for dessert as we use 
blackberries or raspberries.- Abeautiful quick grow- 
ing tree for the lawn, vvhile the fruit is valuable for 
table use. In all our experience we have found no 
fruit so admirably adapted to all parts of the 
West and Northwest. Mailing^ size, 15c each, 
$1.50 per dozen postpaid. Second Class, 3 to 4 feet, 
20c each, ."82.00 per dozen. First Class, 4 to s *eet, 
25c each , $2.50 per dozen. 




SPANISH CHESTNUT. 




^IHARDY, PRODUCTIVE FRUITS, ORNAIVIENTAL TREES, SHRUBS. ETC.l^ 




The Compass Cherry. 

Absolutely hardy everywhere. 

Originator's description: This cherry 
was originated at Springfield, Minn. It 
is a cross between the Sand Cherry and 
the Miner F'ltira. Nearly an inch in 
diameter, a bright red, sweet and juicy 
and of very fine flavor. The tree is abso- 
lutely' hardy in this severe climate. The 
original tree bore fruit the third year 
from the seed, s^nd has borne a full crop 

. every year-sin'ce. The tree is a regular 
and heavy bearer, and produces fruit the 

, next year after setting out. For exposed 
situations and for tlie north and west it 
is the cherry. 4 to 6 ft. trees, 75c each. 

Eleagnus Longipes. 

Japanese Olive. 

It forms a beautiful shrub of dwarf, com- 
pact growth, about 5 or 6 feet in height, 
with attractive foliage, bright green 
above and silvery white beneath. It 
blossoms very abundantly in May, the 
pale yellow flowers hanging in wreaths 
along the branches. These are followed 
t>y the brilliant scarlet berries, which are 
olive shaped, about the size of large cur- 
rants, -and ripen in Jul\'. It has an ex- 
cellent flavor, being "rich, juicy and 
sprightly, and is fine foi- preserves, jelly, 
etc. The bush is extretnely hardy, with- 
standing drouth, heat and cold "remark- 
ably well. In winter .the reddish brd\vn 
T^ark renders the plant exceedingly at- 
tractive. Mailing size, igc each, $1.50 per 
doz., postpaid . First class, 250 each, $2 50, 
per doz 

Buffalo Berry. 

the banks of tlie MissOtrri in theDakotas 
It is a handsome shrub, as well as a 
splendid: fruit, growing to a height of 
from 8 to 12 ft. The fruit is borne in 
great bunches, resembling'a great cluster 
of currants, and for making preserves, 
iellies, pies, etc., nothing can surpass it. 
15c each, $1.50 per doz. postpaid. 





AHERICAN SWEET CHESTNUT- 

(For description see opposite page.) 

Rocky riountain Cherry- 

A fruit for all people and all sections. Certainly the 
greatest novelty in the fruit line ever introduced. It 
bears every year, and is as prolific as a currant bush. 
1 6 quarts hiaving been picked from a three year old 
tree. Grows to a height of 4 feet, and has never been 
affected by insects, black knot or other disease. rlie 
fruit is a rich red and changes to almost black when 
ripe, of good size, tine flavor and unsurpassed tor 
preserves, or eating from the hand; season of ripen- 
ing being after all others are gone. In flavor it is 
akin to the s weet cherries^ and, has no equal in the 
line of pitted fruits, and is conceded superior to anv 
fruit grown in this section. It has the best s.vstem 
of roots of any shrub or tree we have ever planted, 
which accounts for the wonderful productiveness 
of plants at such an earlv age. Mailing size, 
20c each, 3 for 50c, postpaid; First Class, 2 to 3 feet. 
20c each, $2.00 per doz. Extra Heavy, 3 to 4 ft., 35c 
each, $3.50 per doz.' 

Cranberrv Hi^h Bush . rocky mountain cherry. 

, ' *^ * » This IS a most ornamental plant, the foliage l)eing very 

dense, ^1 ark green. 1 he flowers, which are pure white, hangin large clusters and are followed by 
beautiful, showy I'ed berries that remain on the plant all winter Tlie fruit 
is very acid, resembling the common cranberry in flavor and is e«teenied bv 
many for jells, pies, etc. Mailing size, 15c each, $1.50 per doz., postpaid- First 
Class, 25c each, $2.50 per doz. by express. 

Russian Olivf* TMs is a native of the plains of the Northwest. 

- VfllVC. Drouth, heat or cold do not aflfect it in the least 

audit continues to grow very vigorously at all times. It has been hi-^hlv 
recommeded for farm hedges; by cutting back each season it forms a very- 
dense, compact hedge, of most beautiful appearance. The foliage is a 
silvery white, the flowers small, yellow and produced in greatest profusion. 
The fruit, which is produced in large quantities, resembles red currants, 
and remains on the plant a lohg tinie before dropping. Jlailin^' size iqc 
each, $1 50 peir doz. postpaid. » *. , o 



Improved Dwarf Juneberry. ™^al^i* S 

Alaska, and therefore of the most iron-clad hardiness. It is 
a quick grower, forming dense clumps of bushes which bloom 
and bear heavily when only one or two feet in height. The 
b_erries are the size of ordinary cherries, being green in an un- 
ripe state, changing to bright scarlet, and, when fully ripe, to 
a dark purple blue, and as the three colors hang in clusters 
upon a bush they present a most charming and appetizing 
sight. After the berry is fullj- ripe it will keep on the bush in 
perfect condition for two or three weeks ,without decaying, or 
dropping. It is exceedingly sweet arid has a peculiarly rich 
and luscious flavor. Aside from its value as a fruit it is one 
of the most showy flowering ^hrubs, as it blooms very earlv 
in the spring— before leaves start — and everv stem and branch 
of the bush is a solid wreath of delicate feathery whiteness, so 
numerous are the flowers. 15c each, $1.50 per doz. postpaid 




We offer 8 choice 
varieties, 7 listed on 
this page and the 
riulberry on Page 
&4t ior $1.00 by 
express at purchasers 
expense 




BUFFALO BERRY. 



KENTISH COB 

FILBERT. Ail ^^=^ m 
(See opposite page.) 




Novelty Fruit Collection. 

Containing Ornamental, Fruit Bearing Shrubs and 
Treels for Lawn or Garden Planting. 





STRAWBERRIES. 

These delight in good, rich, moist soil, but will grow on anv soil capable of growing good general 
crops. By planting earl.v, medium and late varieties, the grower is supplied with fruit the entire season. 
The soil should be thoroughly pulverized and well prepared for planting. As a fertilizer we recommend 
well rotted barnyard manure as superior to all others. 

For field culture plant in rows 3% feet apart each way, 18 inches apart in the rows. For garden 
ctilture 18 inches apart each way leaving a pathway every third row. After the ground is frozen in 
the faJl cover with leaves, straw or litter, which remdve in the spring before growth commences. 

Mulching with clean straw will keep the fruit clean and the soil In good condition throughout the 
fruiting season. 

Perfect and Imperfect Blossoms— Strawberries are all perfect or imperfect, in other words, male or 
female. Varieties marked X are imperfect and destitute of pollen and must be planted near perfect 
flowering varieties or they will be barren o f fruit. 

At prices quoted by the dozen we mail plants postpaid. Plants bv the hundred and thousand 
will be sent by express at purchaser's expense. Add 20c per hundred to p'rices quoted if wanted by mail 
Unless otherwise noted, 25c per doz., 75c per loo, $5.00 per 1000 



BEDERWOOD— An enormous yield- 
er, producing large, round, perfect- 
ly formed berries, of a light scarlet 
color and fine flavor. 
BRANDYVVINE— A fine, large, late, 
handsome, productive berry of ex- 
cellent quality. 

BUBACH No. 5— The fruit is large 
and handsome. It is exceedingly 
productive and valuable for a near 
CHALLENGE. by market. Mid-season. 

r'hallpkrtVvo. This is essentially a market berry. It is immensely pro- 
VyllCtllCil^C* tive, of the largest size, of good color, quality and 
appearance, and a splendid shipper. For resisting drouth we believe it has 
no superior and very few, if any, equals. 

It is of fine flavor and color, firm and ships perfectly almost any dis- 
tance. During the awful drouth of 1901, when all vegetation seemed to 

dry up in the intense heat, 
the Challenge stood up in 
fine .shape, never drying up 
in the least Per doz. 75c, 
per 100 $4.00. 

CLYDE— The fruit is large, 
firm, never varies from its 
regular conical shape and 
holds its size to the end of 
the season. 

CRESCENT SEEDLING— 

Medium size, bright scarlet, 
plant very vigorous and 
hardj'. 

ENHANCE— Fruit of good 
size and firm, making it a 
valuable market and ship- 
ping variety. 

FllfP'Wa ^ fields 
i:;UlCK.ct. where other 
varieties were totally killed 
by frost, this sort produced 
a full crop of good fruit. 
The fruit is very large, 
of a bright crimson 
color, of firm texture and 
most delicate flavor. It 
ripens very late and this 
fact should recommend it 
for the market. 

.... ^ ^ , , ^ GANDY-Berries bright crim- 

son, very anilorm m size and shape, large and firm. 

GLEN MARY — Berries of largest size, bright red on surface, light red in cen- 
ter, sweet, rich and of good flavor. 

xQREENVILLE — Berries of large size, good qualitj- and medium texture; 

color, very even 
and fine. 

xHAVERLAND — 

Berries uniform, 
long, meditim size 
and fair quality. 




ROUGH RIDER. 




The plant is very strong, with beautiful large leaves, perfect- 
%f\f\^^ ly -fpgg from rust, and multiplies rapidly. The fruit is very 
large, bright glossy red clear through, conical in form; is borne 
welbup off the ground on strong fruit stems and is of good quality. 
Medium to late. Per doz. 50c, per 100 $2.50. 

LOVETT — The fruit is of medium size, bright crimson and of good 
quality. 

niCHBL'S EARLY— The earliest sort grown. Fruit small but of 
delicious flavor. 

NICK OHMER— The fruit is of the largest size, dark, glossy red, 
firm and of excellent flavor. 

PARKER EARLE — Berries, regular, conical, short neck, glossv 
scarlet-crimson. Season, medium to late. . " 

RIO— Early , large, good flavor, a most beautiful fruit in the bos. 
I?ni10*h l^ifif^r Enormously productive, hardv and free 
■vv/Ugll lV*Ww;i . from disease. Berries very large, round- 
ish, but somewhat flattened and pointed. Color dark red, like 
Gandy. The finest late strawberry in existence. Our stock is or 
our own growing, from: plants received direct from the introducer 
last spring. 50c per doz., $2.00 per 100. 

SPLENDID — The fruit is of large size, above the average inquality 
and appearance, very firm and can be shipped long distances. 
xVAN DEMAN— Fruit of good size, firm and beautiful, valuable 
as a shipper. 

xWARFIELD— The fruit is of large size, beautiful appearance de- 
licious flavor, firm texture, unsurpassed for shipping. 
xWM. BELT— A very high colored berry, ripening evenly to the 
tip; extra large in size and pointed in shape. 

WILSON— The most widely known and tiniversallv successful 
strawberry planted. 

STAWBERRY RASPBERRY, OR 
TREE STRAWBERRY. 

One of The most beautiful fruits ever seen; berries the size and 
shape of the largest strawberries, bright, rich, shining scarlet,, 
with an exquisite bloom; makes lovelj- jams, jellies aud . tarts 
having a delicious flavor entirely different from anv other fruit- 
bears the first season, and gets.larger and stronger evej-v yeair 
Came from Japan, and tested for five years here; the bush growi 
from IS inches to 2 feet high, is entirely hardy and will do wefl 
everywhere, regardless of heat or drought. All lovers of truit 
should give It a trial. It will surprise and please you. 15c each. 
4 for 50c. i2for.$i.oo, postpaid. ' ' 

CHOICE COLLECTIONS. ~ 



CITY GARDEN 
COLLECTION. 

25 Bederwood. „, ^ 

25 Brandy Wine. I 'oo Plants 
38 Haverland. f 
12 Rough Rider. J Postpaid. 

This collection is intended for 
people with small city lots who 
wish enough fruit for their own 
table use dtiring the season. 
This wnll prodtice suflSeient fruit 
through 
the sea- 
son for a 
s m all 
family. 




VILLAGE GARDEN 
COLLECTION. 

12 Challenge. 

13 Joe. 250 Plants for 
50 Clyde. I $2.00 by ex- 
50 Crescent. L press at pur= 
50 Eureka. ( chasers ex- 
25 Lovett. pense. 

50 William Belt. J 

This will supply a large 
family with all the berries they 
can consume throughout the 
season. 




S! R/> WBtJ-»KY R4SPBLRRY. 



JOE. 



EL'RHKA. 



^HARDY, PRODUCTIVE FRUITS, ORNAMENTAL TREES, SHRUBS. ETCM 



•s- 




BLACKBERRIES. 

This excellent and profitable fruit should be pldtited for garden use 
ill rows, 5 to 6 feet apart, with plants 3 to + feet apart in rows; for 
market, in rows iroin 6 to 7 feet apart, with plants -i to 5 feet apart 
in the ro ws. G-ive the plants the same cultivation as for raspberries. 
Unless otherwise noted, 50c per doz., postpaid; $2.00 per loo by express 
or freight. 

ANCIENT BRITON.— A perfectly hardy variety, very vigorous and 
healthy. Bears immense crops of medivini size fruit of the most 
luscious flavor, that bears shipping well and brings the highest 
mai'ket price. 

EARLY HARVEST. — The earliest ripening variety grown. An e nor- 
moiis bearer, and a good shipper Fruit medium size and of fine 
quality. 

PIHr»S«arlrk This valuable variety is an accidental seedling 
cS.t|U* lound in Ohio about 15 years ago. The platits are 
verv vigorous and hardj', enduring the winters of the cold North= 
west withoxTt the least injury. The berries are very large, jet black, 
borne in large cktsters. ripening well together. They are very sweet, 
melting and pleasing to the taste, have ho hard core, readily selling 
at from 2 to 4- cents per quart higher than Snyder and other 
standard sorts. It is a most productive variety and unsurpassed 
STONE'S HARDY. — Originated in Wis- 
consin, and is verj^ hardy, sweet, pro^ 
ductive, weighing down its strong canes 
with immense crops of delicious fruit. 
TAYLOR. — Berries large, of tine flavor; canes, 
of strong growth and hardy. 
WACHUSETT.— A hardy, ^rigorous variet^s 
free from thorns, producing fruit of medium 
size. 

WILSON'S JR.— The largest berry ever pro- 
duced. It is noted for its productiveness. 
Needs winter protection in the North. 

The New Logan Berry, 

(OR BLACKBERRY RASPBERRY.) (See cut.) 
A wonderful fruit. This grand new berry 
has been tested here for several years. It is 
a strong, vigorotts grower, quite hardy, and 
is a valuable addition to our small fruits 



ICEBERG. 

in every particular. 75c per doz. post- 
paid; $3.00 per 100 by express. 
ERIE. — A vigorous, hardy variety, suc- 
ceeding well evervwhere. Foliage clean, 
heaithv and free from rust. Fruit large, 
nearlv'round and of fine quality. 
in^P^^s^ffV (See cut.) This is the most 
IWCUCr^. wonderful fruit novelty of 
the century. A magnificent, large w-hite 
berry, of delicious flavor. The bushes 
arc strong and thrifty, and bear abund- 
antly vei-y early in the season. While 
we do not i-ecomnVend this sort for large 
plantings, its productiveness, fine flavor 
and most handsome appearance com- 
mend it to all who wish a choice fruit for 
the home garden. 75c per doz, postpaid; 
$2.50 per 100 by express. 
MERSEREAU.— This variety is desirable 
on account of its large size, extremehardi- 
ness, handsome appearance and delicious 
quality. It is of largest size, jet black, 
never turning red when gathered in mug- 
gy weather, like many of the older varie- 
ties. It has withstood 30 degrees below 
zero without iniurv and has never been 
affected bv blight or rust. 75c per doz. 
postpaid; $3.00 per 100 by express. 
MINNEWASKI.— Early, hardy and most 
-productive. Fruit, large, tender, juicy 
and sweet. ■•^ 

'Oei-i-ftHlltl A strong, erect grower, 
KaLllDUn. branching freely. Will 
Toot from tips of branches like a rasp- 
laerry. It is very hardy, having endured 
20 belo w zero wnthout inj ury. Forms a 
■compact bush. 4 to 5 ft. high, and is very 
productive. Fruit is of largestsize, sweet 
and delicious without the hard core so 
•common in most blackberries; jet black, 
with small seeds and firm enough to 
handle and ship well. 7SC per doz. post= 
paid; $3.00 per 100 by express. 
SNYDER.— Extremely hardy, enormously 
productive, fine'-t flavor, ripening early. 
Ct'icm'ic^ This is the hardiest. 
•JUi p* largest, earliest and 

nitast T^roducfive' variety we have ever 
seen. The fruit is very large, glossy black. 
«f firm substance, fine flavor and an ideal 
shipping variety. Desirable for canning 
and preserving on account of its rich 
-Havor, its fine form, and its coreless 
-nature. This is our own introduction of 
3 years ago. and each season strongl.v 
confirms our statement above. You« will 
make no mistake in planting May's 
Surprise. $1.00 per doz., postpaid; $4.00 
-per 100 by express. 





It originated in California, and seems to be 
a trUe hybrid between the raspberrj^ and 

blackberry, partaking of the nature of both in quaiity and appearance, but of finer and more 
delightful flavor. The berries are the size of the largest blackberries, and of a rich, dark, purple 
red color. It is an abttndant bearer, the fruit has verj^ few seeds, ripens early (before blackberries), 
and is of such excellent quality for eating and cooking that it has brought four times the price of 
other berries, and will probably continue high for 
several years. 25c each, $2.50 per doz. postpaid. 

Austin's Improved Dewberry. 

(See cut.) The following extract from American aardsn= 
ing describes this variety better than we pdssiblv can: 
"The berries are much larger than those of an3'' other 
Dewberry or Blackberry. It requires no trellises or 
stakes and can easily be trained into tree form. The 
fruit is jet black and of superior flavor. For produc- 
tiveness it oiitrivals. all Dewberries or Blackberries, as 
high as .$966 per acre having been realized from this 
fruit, selling at 15 cents per quart, . $1.00 per doz., 
postpaid. 

LUCRETIA DEWBERRY.— One of the low-growing, 
trailing blackberries. Thepla:nt is perfectly hardy and 
remarkably t?i'oductive, wnth. large, showy flowers. 
The fruit i.s from 1 to 1% inches, long by 1 inch in 

diameter, soft, sweet and lusciousthrottghoiit, ripening SURPRISE, 
very early, before raspberries are gone. Plants should be well mulched with straw to keep the 
fruit from the ground. As the Dewberry roots onlv from the tips and does not sprout like other 
blackberries, it is more desirable for garden culture than tall grov.'ing sorts, and the trailing 
habit of the plant will render winter protection easily accomplished in cold climates where that 
precaution may be necessary. 

MARKET eiACKBERRr COlUOTiON. 

For small planters who wish a suc- 
cession of fruit for early, medium and 
]ate market this is very desirable. 
iOo Early Harvest. ]- 

,00 Eldorado. 1 Collection, $11.00 

,00 Tsiylor, Ws " 6.00 

,00 Rathbuii. ' JVi " 3.2S 

,00 Stone's Hardy.J 





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MOST NORTHERN NURSERIES IN AMERICAf^ 




RASPBERRIES. 



Of all the fruits grown by the amateur or professional, none will give greater retaras for the 
time and money expended than these. They thrive well everywhere and produce enorinous crops 
ot Iruit, which always sells at good prices. We belie-ve there is no surer road to fortune for any * 
vonng: farmer i-esiding near anj^ of the laroe cities of the cotintry, than to pl.'iiit several acres of 
small fruits for market purpose's. The earliest and latest ripening varieties ure usually the most 
prolitable, though mid-season sorts should also be planted to give a succession throughout the 
fruiting season. 

CULTURE — Plant in good soil, and manure from tithe to time freely. The hills should not be v 
less than fotir feet apart each way, with two or three plants in a hill. Cut out the old and weak 
shoots each year, preserving not over six for fruiting. If the location is so much exposed that 
the plants are inclined to kill down seriously, the^- may be bent over in the fall, on mounds of 
earth formed at one side of the hills and covered sufficiently to keep them down until spring. 
Surplus suckers take sti-ength from the beai-ing plants. They should be cut away or hoed up 
frequently. One acre, 4- feet apart each way, contains 2723 hills, requiring about 550© 
plants. Where customers wish, we will make selections for one, two, live or ten acre 
plats, giving such varieties as our wide experience has shown to be most desirable fdr 
their needs and localitv. 



General List of Red Sorts. 



BLACK HILLS. 

choice fresh fruit for table use or canning. 



COLUMBIAN — One of the greatest raspberries in cultivation. Plant, a 
giant in growth and perfectly hardj'.. Fruit, large, firm, dark red, rich, 
juicy and of most delicious flavor; does not droj] from biish and most 
excellent for shipping. Yields of SOOO quarts per acre have been known. 
Canes grow from 10 to 15 feet high, many being an inch in diameter. 
75C per doz., postpaid; $2.00 per 100, $17.56 per 1060. 

CUTHBERT— The standard red variety. Fruit, large, conical, rich crim- 
son, rich and luscious flavor. One of the best shippers known. 
HANSELL — Fruit of medium size, bright crimson and finest quality. 
fCinO* This exceedingly good variety is considered by many mar- 

ket growers, the best early red ever 
introduced. The fruit is of largest size, of a 
beautiful scarlet color, very firm, ofgood quality 
and ripens the earliest of all. Si.oo perdoz.,post= 
paid; $3.50 per 100. 

I rkllHnn A Nforthern variety, which will 
L^UUUilll. take the place of aU other Red 
Raspberries, with the exception of our Black 
Hills. It was originated by F. W. Loudon, of 
Wisconsin, who says; "The Loudon is a seedling 
of Turner, crossed with Cuthbert; berry is large, 
color beautiful. It yields 200 buslielsto the acre, 
and may be shippe'd to New Orleans in good 
shape." 75c per doz., postpaid; $1.50 per 100, 
.$12.50 per 1000. 

MARLBORO— Fruit of large size, of a light crim- 
son color, firm and of good quality. 
iVllLLBRS — A thoroughly reliable and most per- 
fect variety, of very vigorous growth, the canes 
attaining a height of 6 feet, which do not winter 
kill in the least. Berries of laree size, handsome 



The canes of all these varieties should be cut back to within a few inches of 
the ground immediately after planting. Cut out all wood as soon, as the can6s 
are through fruiting, to give more vigor to the young canes. Surplus suckers 
take strength from the bearing plants. They should be cut away or hoed up 
frequently. Unless otherwise noted, 50c per doz postpaid, $1 50 per 100, $10.00 
per SOOO, by express or freight. 

RIaf ir HI5y« !t originated in Dakota and is almost as hardy as an oak. 
UlOl^IV The fruit is of a rich, red color, extra large and of the 

most delicious quality. One of its best points is its wonderful yields and great 
length of time it will bear during the summer. The plants 'are vigorous in 
growth and so hardy that they have stood our severe winters in theNorthwest 
without any protection at all, always bearing heavily and surpassing any 
other sort in both yield and flavor. For large planters and those who wish to 
grow perfect fruit for the market we cannot recommend this sort too highly, 
for we know by actual experiments at our nurserv that it will outvield any red 
sort and the fruit will sell at a higher price in aiay and all markets. For the 
home garden its many good qualities commend it to all housewives who want 
$i.oo per doz., postpaid; $2.50 per 100, $20.00 per 1000, by express or freight. 



appearance, firm and delicious. Begins to ripen its fruit by the middle of 
June and continues in crc,^ cill .\ugust. Per iboo, 312.50. 
RELIANCE — .'Vn old and reliable variety. Fruit, large, rou"d, dark red 
with a sprightly, acid flavor. 

RANCOCAS — A very productive, mid-season variety, which ripens its 
fruit very evenlv. 



t« HAFFER'S C0L05SA L-A colossal fruit, both in the plant and the> 
aerry, and especially adapted to the South. Berries verv large, of 
dull, purplish, unattractive col or, of a I'ich, luscious flavor. Unsur- 
passed for jams, jellies, canning, etc. Ripens rather latein the season. 
TURNER— Very productive and hardy, ofgood size, light, handsome 
red and ot fine flavor. 

OrilHf^n OllPkPkfl This variety is a seedling of the Cuthbert, 
VjyiUCll but the color of the fruit is a rich golden 

yellow. The flavor is of the highest quality, pronounced bv some' 
superior to the Old Brinkle's Orange, the "finest flavored of all the 
raspberries. In size equal to Cuthbert, immense- 
ly productive, a ver3' strong grower, and hardy 
enough even for the extreme northern latitudes, 
having stood uninjured when even the Cuthbert 
suffered. The desire for a yellow raspberry of 
high quality, combined with vigorous growth, 
and perfect hardiness, is believed to be fully met 
in this variety. 75c per doz., postpaid; $2 00 per 
100, $15.00 per 1000, by express or freight. 

The Japanese Wineberry. 

The canes of this interesting plant are large, ro- 
bust and entirely hardy here; they are thickly 
covered with purplish-red hairs, which extend 
along the stem to the extremity. Each berry is 
at first tightly enveloped in the large calyx, form- 
ing a sort of burr, which is also covered with 
purplish-red hairs so thickly as to present the 
appeai-ance of a moss rosebud. These gradually 
r;ni rtRM /MIPRN open and turn back, exposing the fruit in all its 

uuLUEPN (^ucci-N. beauty. The berries are of medium size as com- 





pared with our raspberries, but are of a beautiful translucent ap- 
pearance: running through all the shades of amber to crimson as 
they ripen. There is a freshness and brilliancy about thetri impossible 
to describe, and we know of nothing in the way of raspberries so 
attractive. In quality the fruit is good , with a rich and sprightlv 
flavor, but decidedly brisk sub-acid. When cooked it is simplv grand, 
surpassing by far when canned the huckleberry and all other small fruits. Season of ripeniug earlv July. 
75c per doz. postpaid; $3.00 per 100 by express. " 



AMATEUR'S GARDEN COLLECTION: ~ 

Containing choice fruit for 12 Black Hills, 12 Cuthbert, 1 1 Collection, 42 plantsfor $2,50 

home cultivation in small gar- 6 Golden Queen. 6 Cumberland, V postpaid; $2.00 by express at 
dens. This will produce an 6 ilayfield Prize. ) ' ' 

abundance of delicious berries 
for a family of six or eight. 



purchaser's expense. 




ggj>HARDY, PRODUCTIVE FRUITS. ORNAMENTAL TREES, SHRUBS, 



GENERAL LIST OF BLACK CAPS. 

* For many purposes and by many persons the black raspberries, commonly termed "Black 
preferred to the red. For shipping purposes they carry much better and carry longer distances th 
They are generally prelerred for canning and often for table use, while for jams they are un- 
surpassed. We grow a limited number of varieties, those which we consider the verv best 
for general culture. While many other good kinds are on the market our customers will 
ijmake no mistake by planting these, as our list is the Cream of the lot. Unlsss otherwise 
looted, soc per doz. postpaid; $i 50 per 100, $16.00 per 1,000 by express or freight. 
CtHnhprl^Sndi ^^"^^ cut.) a valuable acquisition among black rasp- 
V^UIJUL/^l berries. With its greatly superior size, it combines the 

equally valuable characteristics of great firmness, splendid qualicy and wonderful 
productiveness. The plants are entirely hardy, very vigorous and healthful, and 
seem entirely unaffected by either anthracnose or yellow blight.. In season of ripen- 
ing it follows Souhegan and precedes Gregg a short time, making a mid-season 
variety. Under equal'conditions, Cumberland will yield 2,000 quarts per acre 
rnore than Gregg and 1,000 more thau Ohio. The Cumberland has yielded a 
good crop when Cuthbert and Gregg were both frozen to the ground. In vigor 
of gro wth the Cumberland stands at the head. It forms a sti-ong upright biish, 
throwing up stiff, stocky shoots, well calculated to bear up their immense load 
of fruit. Fresh fruit of the Cumberland has sold for 3 to 5 cents per quart mor 
than could be secured fof Gregg, and 6. to 7 cents per quart more than could be 
secured for Ohio on account of its superior size. 750 per doz: postpaid; $2.50. per 
100, $23.50 per 1,000 by express or freight. 

EUREKA^Fruit large, firm and of the best quality. Berr\- free from bloom and very 
attractive in the measure,, making it a splendid "seller. The canes make a strong, 
upright growth, with a bright, health V color and are very hardy It has been 
stated that an acre of Eureka would jdeld as much as an acre ealch of Palmer and 
Gregg.combined. It is a niediuhi earlv ripenins»- varietv. 

GRBQQ — The leading late Black Cap and a popular market sort; canes ol strong, 
vigorous growth and, under good culture, vorv productive; berries are large, 
covered with heavy bloom, firm, meaty and of fine flavor; rt requires a good strong 
soil to produce the" best results; it is by far the best late Black Cap and the 
largest of any. 

KANSAS— Strong, vigorous grower, standing extremes of drought and cold, and 
bearing immense crops. Early, ripening just .alter Palmer, Kernes size of Gregg, 
ot better color,' j^t black, and almost tree from bloom; tirin, ol best quality; 
jaresents a handsome appearance ana Ijrings highest price. mmarket. 
-4"AnnOTH CLUSTER— A vv'ell known old varietv, yet retained for its high quality 
^nd productiveness; rich and juicy with much bloom; canes strong and vigorous; 
medium to latis. 

(See Cut.) 
This var- 
iety is perfectly hardy, withstanding our 
severe winters without the least damage, 
fes well as the extreme heat of Southern 
States. It is extremely early, makmi; it 
invaluable to fruit growers and others 
who want a good fruit for the earlv 
market. The berries are of good size, 
firm texture and great keeping qualities. 
*lts appearance is most handsome, being a 
deep glossy, jet black, nearly, free Irom 
bloom. On the market in competition 
-with other standard varieties it com- 
mands a much higher price and is 
always most eagerly sought after bv the 
best trade. Planters who want an early 
berry, a handsome berry, a good berrv, 
a productive berry and a profitable one 
to grow shoiild not fail to plant this 
^peerless sort. Si. 00 per doz postpaid; 
$3.00 per 100 by express or freight. 



Caps," arc 
an the red. 



Mayfield Prize. 





PALHER'S— The first 
to npcn; truit good 
size and qualitv; 
canes wonderfully 
productive, vigorous 
and hardy, ripens 
Its crops in a short 
time. 



GOLDEN HAYBERRY 



TMl ttntri>** <See Cut.) This new variety resembles the Gregg, 
ITlUll^CI • ijut is fully a quarter larger and of much better 
flavor. It ripens immediately , after the Gregg and withstands heat 
and drought better than anv sort we have ever grown.. It is 
speciallv adapted for market purposes, and is the _ hardiest 
variety" we have ever grown. $1.00 per doz. postpaid; $2.50 

fS^amalia This varietv originated inthe Nemaha Valley, Nebraska, 
l^ClllClllCt. where it is largely grown. It is large, round, firm, 
iuicy, and of better quality than Gregg, especially in the Northwest. 
It is perfectly hardy everywhere, verv 
productive, of most excellent quality and 
always produces large, even-sized berries, 
which command the highest market price. 



OHIO — A very strong growing, hardv sort, producing Iruit of large 
size, which i.s mnch esteemed for drving. It is very ijrodiictive and 
high! V prized wherever grown. The l)errics average large, iire very 
firm, of good cpiahty and ship well. In many fruit sections this is 
the onlv bl.Mck variety' grown, for it IS always certain to produce a 
good crop every vear". Its season is medium, thus keeping tip a good 
supply of fruit between the early and late varieties. 

Japan Golden Hayberry. iSt^kfoin'TorSra* 

shrub-^iike bush six to eight feet high, producing all along its 
branches large, vvhite blossoms, which are soon followed by large, 
sw'eet, glossy, golden, semi-transparent berries. The bushes" do npt 
die down after bearing, like the canes of the raspberry and black- 
berry, but continue to bear fruit for maiiy years, like the Currant 
and Gooseberrj% 20c each, $2.00 per doz., postpaid. 




AMERICA. 





Ctlffurfta Hardy, easily cultivated, responding liberally to cultivation, and standing 
V-'Urrd.lltO. neglect . well^ no class of plants grown will afford better returns for the in- 
vestment, either for home tlse or.thi«,maTk^t than these. They should be had in every garden and 
will pay handsoinelv for liiarltet. -Plant four feet apait in rich gi'dntid, cultivate well' or mulch 
heavily. Prune out old waod so thEFt^each remaining shoot will have plenty of room to ; in. 
Powdered White Hellebore diVsted on the plants will destroy the ciirmi^ivf^ ' , • ■■ 

By planting the red or white varieties alternately with the blacfe,''' ttfe-ravages of the currant 
worms may be greatly lessened, as they do not attack the black varieties. 

Rljirk- Chmmninn Cut.) The leading variety of its color. A very strong. 

tJiCt^iK \^M.ia,lI.tyi\Jll9 vigorous grower, and a very productive sort. Berry and bunch 
very large and of most excellent Ciuality. i year $i oo per doz., $s.oo per lOo; a years $1.50 per 
doz., $7.50 per 100 

Pnv'c t>»«rkliflf» (S^*^ Cut.) Until the Introduction of our Giant Rtiby this was cqn- 
r<*.y O t^I UtlllC* sidered the best market variety iu existence. It certainly possesses all 
the good qualities necessary in a first class market sort. The plant is robust in gro'wth, hardy iu 
habit and exceedingly productive. The stems and berries are of largest size, very uniform and of 
most excellent quality. 1 year, $1.00 per doz., $5.00 per 100; 2 years, $1.50 per doz., $8.00 per 100. 
riaA/'c riinril' Ollhv (See Cut.) The largest of all the red currants ever introduced. The 
i *<*y 3 VJIdllv IvUl'j' • bushes are unusually strong in habit of growth and bear im- 
mense cluster.s of berries in the greatest abundance. In color the berries are a most beautiful shade 
of bright red, and in formation the bunches are so immense that they resemble more a small bunch of rich, red 
grapes than thev do a biinch of currants. Many fruit growers are" now planting largely of this variety in 
place of the older sorts, on account of the enormous yields which are certain to be the result. You will make 
a great mistake if you don't secure White Wine and Giant Ruby. 1 year, $1.50 per doz., $8.00 per 100; a years, 
$2.00 pei- doz., $10 00 per 1.00 . , 

VL^'hi'l"** \\/iriP> ^^^^ Cut.) A splendid whitevariety that bears great bunches of lovely, pearl white 
VV IIILC VV curr-ants of the most delicious flavor. This and Giarit RuWy w^ consider b3' far the 

best of all the currants in both quality and yield, surpassing even the well-known and valuable Fay'sProlific, 
which has been such a great favorite the past few years. Otir White Wine is by far the hardiest vyhite sort 
that can be obtained, and is especially desirable for the Middle and Northern states on that account. 
1 year, $1.50 per doz , S8.00 per lob; 2 years, $2.00 per doz., $10.00 per 100. 

General List of Standard VarietieSe 

Unless Otherwise Noted— 1 year old plants $1.00 per doz., Sfs.oo per 100, 
2 year old plants. $1.25 per doz., $7 50 per too. If wanted by mail add 20c 
per dozen for i year old plants to these prices. 2 year old plants are too 
heavy to send by mail. ' 

BLACK NAPLES— Fruit varies from small to large, ' averaging above 
medium; pulp acid, with strong flavor. 

CHERRY— The standard red. Berries of large size; bu'nches short and 
compact. Plant very vigorous and productive. 

LA VERSAILLES — Very similar to Cherry in habit of growth and character 1 
of fruit. Not quite so strong a grower as the cherry- 
LEE'S PROLIFIC — A black variety of large size and superior quality. 
NORTH STAR — A strong growing red sort. Bunches 4 inches long and 
prod uced very freely. 

POMONA — Berr5' of medium size, beautiful appearance and excellentquality. 
Easily picked and excellent for shipping, 

VICTORIA — A large late red variety. Of finest quality and very productive 
WHITE GRAPE— The standard white. A most excellent sort. 
WILDER — ^A new red variety of great merit. The bunch and berries arc 
very large, of a bright, attractive red color, even when dead ripe. They 
hang on the bushes a long time vpithout dropping and are extra fine 
for market purposes. 




BLACK CHAflPlON 



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91 




GOOSEBERRIES. 



This fruit is so useful for cooking when green or ripe, and may be panned witli such facihty, 
that it is beginning to be cultivated very extensively for both home and market use. Plant lu 
g-ood, rich soil and give a liberal mulching of manure each j-'ear. In Order, to obtam fine fruit, 
prune regularly each year. To prevent mildew, spray bushes as soon ^as, lea^res ajjpear and 



ground. The Jrwit is of immense size, often measuring 1% to 2 inches in length, a rich deep red m 
color. In flavor and quality it is unequalled, being entirely free from the coarseness so often 
found in the smaller sorts. Another and most valuable -feature of this splendid berry is its 
hardiness. It has been thoroughlv tested in all sections of America and proven to be per= 
fectly hardy, standing tlie severe winters of the North without any protection. In addition to 
this, it is mildew proof, never showing the least sign of Mildew, rot, blight or any other diseases 
so common to this fruit. It attains a marketable size quite three weeks earlier than any other 
gooseberry, consequently commands the highest price, and is the heaviest cropping vanety m 
cultivation. i year, 20c each, $3.00 per doz., postpaid; $!o.oo per 1 00. 2 years, $2.50 
per doz., by express, $15.00 per 100. . ^ 

COLUMBUS,— A new American seedling of English type. Of large size, oval m form, skin green- 
ish vellow, smooth, of the finest quality. Plant a strong robust grower, with large spines or 
thorns. Foliage large and glossy. It has never shown a trace of mildew on either fruit or 
foliage, I year, ISC each, $1750 per doz., postpaid; $8.00 per J 00 by express. 2 years, 20c each, 
$2.00 per doz., postpaid; $12.00 per 100 by express. , ,. . ' , . / ^ ^. 

r'Vioifl-f C8 ttr^n^i (See cut.) A strong, vigorous, productive vanety of recent introduction. 
WlldUl.clUiilUcls pruit large, light vellow, free from spines and hair, thick skinned, sweet 
iind of exquisite flavor. One of the best sorts ever offered and bound to become very popular 
vs-hen all its good qualities are fully known. 1 year, 20c each, $2.00 per doz., postpaid. 2 years, 
30c each, postpaid; .'R2.50 per doz., by express. ^ , „ ., , , , 

OOWNINQ.— An old favorite and one of the best for home or market use. Pruit large, handsome 
pale green, of finest quality. Plant vigorous and free from mildew. 1 year, loc each, $1.00 per 
doz., postpaid; $5.00 per 100. 2 years, 15c each, Si. so per doz., $8.00 per too. . ^ - 
HOUGHTON.— Enormously productive. Fruit of medium size, roundish oyal, pale red, sweet 
and tender, i year, 10c each, $i.oo per doz., postpaid; $5.00 per 100. 2 year, 15c each, Sji. 50 per 

This is a new English variety, possessing such unusual merit that we are pleased to 
JVcCpscHvC* list it along with such good varieties as Wbinham's and Red Jacket. The plants 
grow in tree form, are dwarf in habit, immensely productive, free from mildew and very hardy. The 
p ... , . i.^-i 11 — j.xi„„^.. -H*-, art 11 <i iiift.-^ ■f.-\-»- c?Vi^i-\t\;m -nr ^-.11 -i-n c*»« iTiie dIoohi 




CHAUTAUQUA. 




PEARL. 



D^iO**! An exceeding! v prolific variety that has 
r^Cdll. been well tested and ranks No. 1 in 
healthfulness, vig;or of growth, freedom from mil- 
dew and productiveness. Same color as Dowing; 
seems to possess all the good points of that variety 
with a little larger fruit and rather more prolific. 
I year, 25c each, $2.50 per doz., postpaid. 2 years, 
40c each, .$4.00 per doz., by express. 
D<3.r? I o r\^f*f '^'^^ largestsize, 
tVCU •JcIW'IVCVb fully as large as Whinham's 
Tree, of most beautiful find attractive appearance, 
and of most delicious flavor. The plant and foliage 
are at aU times vigorous, clean, healthy and mil- 
dew proof. It has been tested in many sections, 
under manv trving circumstances and has at all 
times and in all places, proven perfectly hardy and 
enormously productive. The berries are a bright, 
showy red, very striking and attractive, and com- 
mand the highest prices in all markets. It is the 
gooseberrv for the millions' and is a formidable 
rival to its famous English cousin, the Great Whin- 
ham's Tree, 1 year, 20c each, $2.00 perdoz., postpaid; 
$8.00 per 100. 2 years; 25c each, $2.50 per doz., 
$12.00 per 100, by express. 




KBEPSAKB. 




^GRAPES., 



CAMPBELL'S EARLY. 

Campbell's Early. ^S!\SS''of 

American grapes. A very strong, vigorous, 
hardy vine, with thick, mildew-resisting foliage, 
and perfect, self-fertilizing blossoms. Clusters 
very large, usually shouldered, compact and 
handsome; berries large, nearly round, often an 
inch or more in dimater; black, with light pur- 
ple bloom. Season verj' early, ripening from 
tlie 15th to last of August. "Has remarkable 
keeping qualities. As a keeper and shipper it Is 
unequalled by any other American grape, 
while as a dessert fruit it is the height of per- 
fection. I year 2sc each, postpaid; $1.50 per 
doz. by express. 2 years 35c each, postpaid; 
$2.50 per doz. by express. 

Mioo-'iJ*'! (See Cut.) A most desirable 
i ^ict^c** a., white variety and one that is 
very extensively grown in all grape sections. 
It is hardy, vigorous and productive in all sec- 
tions. The bunches are very large and compact. 
Berries large, round with thin, tough skin, 
which does not crack and carries well. The 
flavor rich, sweet and melting with an aroma 
pecnliarlv its own. Ripens with the Concord. 
I year 150 each, postpaid; $1.25 per doz. by ex= 
press. 2 years 2sc each, postpaid; $2.00 per 
doz. by express. 



The grape is the most healthful of all fruits, and the most highly esteemed for its 
many uses. It can be grown by everyone who has a garden, a yard or a wall. It can 
be confined to a stake, bound to a trellis, trained over an arbor or extended until it 
covers a large tree or building, and still it yields its graceful bunches, and .luscious, 
blooming fruit. Capable of most extraordinary results tinder wise management, it is 
prone also to give the greatest disappointment under bad culture or neglect. Other 
fruits may be had from plants that know no care, but grapes are to be had only throtigh 
attention and forethought. 

Plant in rows eight to ten feet apart and eight feet apart in the row. Dig holes suffi- 
ciently large to amply accommodate the roots of the vine and use only fine surface soil 
in filling in, mixing it with a little .ground bone. Cut back one-year vines to two eyes, 
placing the lower one beneath the surface; cutback two-year vines to three or four eyes, 
putting two or three eyes below the surface. Spread the roots out, after trimming 

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allowed to remain on the vines until the third year, when with good culture, each vine 
should produce 3 to 4 pounds, and a bountiful crop each succeeding year. 
AGAWAM— A vigorous grower, producing large, i-ed, thick skinned fruit, which ripens 
early. Pulp, soft, sweet and sprightly, i year 15c each, postpaid; $1,00 per doz, by 
express. 2 years 25c each, postpaid; $1.50 per doz. by express. 

D^f-n (See Cut.) This valuable variety originated in this state a few years since, 
'-'^*'**» and has already jumped into great prominence with the fruit growers of 
the state. It is supposed to be a cross between some largelj' cultivated sort and a 
native wild kind. The vine is very thrifty and hardy, withstanding our severest win- 
ters without protection and without injury. The fruit is jet black, of medium size, borne 
in compact, well-shouldered bunches. It ripens before frost, and is of most delicious 
quality. It is a most productive variety, seldom failing to bear immense crops of choice 
fruit. "As a market sort it is bound to become most popular, and for the home garden 
it is unsurpassed. Its hardy nature, its thrifty growth, its great productiveness, its- 
fine quality and its early ripening properties combine to render this Minnesota variety a 
boon to the fruit growers of the Northwest, i year 35c, 2 years soc, postpaid. 

BRIGHTON— An early ripening sort, which 
produces large, well formed clusters of red fruit, 
of most excellent quality. Perfectly hardy and 
ripens early, i year 15c each, postpaid; $1 00 
per doz by express. 2 years zgc each, postpaid; 
$1.50 per doz by express. 

CAMBRIDGE— A seedling of the well known 
Concord which we introduced several years^ 
since. The plant is perfectly hardy, "very 
vigorous; foliage large, clean and healthy. 
Fruit of large size, borne in immense clusters, 
jet black and ripening earlier than the old 
Concord, making it valuable for northern 
localities. It is immensely productive, fruit 
hangs on the stem for a long time, and of an 
exceedingly fine quality. We believe it to be 
the grape for the millions for either home or 
market use. i year isc postpaid; $1.00 per doz. 
by express. 2 years 25c postpaid; $2.00 per doz. 
by express. 

CATAWBA— Fruit large, round, when fully ripe 
ol a dark copjjery red color with sweet, rich, 
musky flavor. A most excellent variety for 
wine. I year igc, each, postpaid; $1.00 per doz. by 
express. 2 years 25c each, postpaid; $1.50 per 
doz. by express. 

CHAHPION — An early ripening black soi-t. 
Fruit medium to large, sweet, juicj^ and good. 
Plant very vigorous and hardy, i year loc 
each, postpaid; 75c per doz. by express 2 years 
15c each, postpaid; $1.00 per doz by express. 
CONCORD— The well known, standard sort, 
which succeeds well wherever the grape is 
grown, at all times producing large crops 
of Itiscioua fruit. Hardy and produc-_ 
tive in all " " 




NIAGARA, 1-3 Natural Size. 



MCPIKE, 1=3 Natural Size. soils and all 

locations, i year loc each, 75c per doz. postpaid; 2 years isc 
each, $1.00 per doz. postpaid, $6.00 per 100 by express. 

DELAWARE— The standard red variety. A moderate 
grower, perfectly hard v and immenselv productive requiring 
a rich soil and good culture. Bunches small and compact 
npenmg with or a little before the Concord. Berries rather 
small, round, thin skinned, light red, juicv, sweet and delicious. 
I year loc each, postpaid; 75c per doz by express. 2 years 150 
each, postpaid; $1.00 per doz., $7 5o per 100 by express. 

EATON— A seedling of the Concord, which it resembles in 
general appearance, but the berry is much larger, of finer 
flavor and ripens a little earlier than the Concord, i year 20c 
each, postpaid; $1.50 per doz. by express. 2 years 30c each, 
postpaid; ,'i>2 ,oo per doz. by express. 

EHPIRE STATE — A fine large white grape, which is verv 
highly regarded in many sections in the East. The bunche's 
are medium, long, compact. Fruit juicy, rich, sweet and 
sprightly, continuing a long time fit for use. i year 15c each, 
postpaid; Si. 25 per doz. by express. 2 years 2sc each, postpaid; 
$2.00 per doz. by express. 

(See Cut on opposite 
page.) This extra early, 
delicious, grape originated in the mountains of Vermont, 
has been tested for several seasons, and is proving to 
be otie of the earliest whites in cultivation. The vine is per- 
fectly hardy, vigorous and productive. Bunch medium to 
large and well shouldered. Berries of medium size, greenish 
white, with thin skin, sweet tender pulp, free from foxiness 
and containing but few seeds. 1 year 30c each, postpaid; $2.50 
per doz. by express. 2 years 40c each v postpaid; $4.00 per doz. 
by express. 



Green Mountain. 




BETA,, 1-3 Natural Size 



gStHARDY, PRODUCTIVE FRUITS, ORNAMENTAL TREES, SHRUBS. ETC.- 



GRAPES, Concluded. 

HARTPORO-— Aifine,!haii-dy, vigorous, healthv. productive w.arietT. Buncli of 
larg« si^e- w«M-sh(a.Uldei-ed. Berries jet black, large size, «weet" and pulpy. 

1 year, 15c «ach, postpaid; $1.25 per doz., hy express. 2 year, 25c each, postpaid: 
:$2.oo per <toz. , by express. 

IVES.— A ng>©ai0us, healthy, productive -^'ariety, succeeding well an all localities. 
Buncli is long.,.x-ompaot. Berries of medium size, black, tough, thick skin, 
sweet, pulpy .•a:nd somewhat foxy. Highly esteemed for wine and a most ex- 
<;elleii± siiippiiig sort, i year, loc each, postpaid; $!, 00 per doz., by express. 2 
year, isc each, postpaid; $1.50 per doz. by express. 

JANESV.ILLB.~A very hardy black variety. A very strong, rank grower and 
very picidiwcicivie. IBunch and berry of medium size. Desirable in severe climates 
on ace<»ttnt .(«f i±s .extreme hardiness, i year, 10c each. $1.00 per doz., postpaid. 

2 year, JSC^cli, .postpaid; $1.50 per doz., by express. 

LADY. — A well Icno^wn seedling of the Concord, possessing great vigor and 
ripenwag early.. Berry large, light yellow, with thin skin, and sweet, ricli pulp. 
Should be planted on rich land and given high culture, i y^ar, 115c each, post= 
paid; $1,50 per doz.., by express^ 2 year, 20c each, postpaid; $2.00 per doz., by 
express. 



1 year." 15c each., postpaid; $1.25 per doz., ffoy express. 2 yea"r, 2sc each, postpaid; 
$2 00 per do3u, ib-y express. 

rifPilcfi (See cut on opposite page.) A seedling of the Worden. fully as 
X iwfl aav^s wiigorous, hardy and productive, ripening at same time. Bunch 
very large, co'iaapact, Mack with blue Moom; berries mammoth size, usually 
thi«e ifflche« oranorean^circumference, extra fine qualit3% H.as now been well 
tested an nearly all'grape-growing sections and easily takes first rank as the 
very best l.«,rg-e 'Grape, rivaling Black Hamiburg in size and quality, as easily 
grown as Concord or Worden. 1 year, X'gc each, postpaid; $2.00 per doz., by 
express 2 year., 35c each, postpaid; $3.50 per doz., by express. 
JVIftflff»' « f-^flirl v (See cut. ) Tliis is one of the very .best, early ripen- 
iTiw^iv- i» .*-<.c«.a 1^.. ing black grapes ever introduced. The vine is very 



_ . npact I 

appearance, Tbe berry is perfectly round,, -very large, dark Mack with a heavy 
blue blooiiEi. In tuaMtydt.surpasses the Concord. It was introduced over 30 
years ago aa-d laas proven jjerfectly hardy and productive in all sections of the 
country. J year, 150 tpostpaid, $1.25 per doa^, 
by express, a year*., 3gc .postpaid; $2. 00 per 
doz., by express, 

POCKLINaTON-— Btimcai amd iberries of larjgie 
size; when fully rijpe,, a -ricli golden yellow, 
juicy, tender and sweet, i year. 15c each, 
postpaid; $1.25 per doz,, by express 2 year, 
2SC each, postpaid; .$2.00 per doz., by express. 
SALEM, — Vines vigorous^ ;haaid j"^ and healthy. 
Bunch large, compaet, slaouldered; berries 
large, round, dark copper .color, with thick 
skin, sweet, tender with a rich, aromatic 
flavor. Ripens earlier than Concord. A 
splendid keeper, a good «Mpper and of ex- 
cellent quality both for table u.«e and wine. 
I year, 15c each, postpaid:; $1.25 per doz., by 
express, 2 year, 35c each, postpaid; $2.00 per 
•doz., by express 

VERGENNES.— A dark red variety. Berries 
il-arge, skin thick and firm; flesh sweet and 
;ifuicy. I year, loc each, postpaid^ $1.00 per 
"doz , by express 2 years, 15c each, postpaid; 
fj-25 per doz., by express. 






GREEN MOUNTAIN. 

White Diamond. l^ft^^^SUlie 

for all sections of the United States, as it is 
of healthy habit and perfectly hardy. The 
berries are extra large, of a creams'- white 
color and of the richest and most delicious 
flavor. Withstands mildew and diseases, 
and is a sure cropper in eyery localiti' . s year 
old, 20c each, postpaid; $1.50 per doz., by 
express. 2 year old, 30c each, postpaid; $3.00 
per doz., by express 

WILDER.— A popular market sort. Berries 
large, black, with thin, firm skin, sweet flesh 
and pleasant flavor. Ripens with Concord 
and is an excellent keeper. 1 year, loc each, 
postpaid; $3.00 per doz., by express 2 years, 
15c each, postpaid; $i.2s per doz., by express. 
WORDEN.— A most excellent large, black 
varietj'. It is larger than the Concord, of 
better"quality, a more compact and hand- 
some cluster and ripens five to ten days 
earlier, i year, loc each, postpaid; Si. 00 per 
doz., by express. 2 years, 15c each, postpaid; 
$1.25 per doz, by express. $7.50 per 100. 

GARDEN ROOTS. 

No kitchen garden is complete without its 
supply of these desirables, which are easily 
grown, require but little or no care after 
planting, are very productive, appetizing 
and healthful. Nothing pays better for 
marketing as the demand is constant and 
they always sell readily. 



MOORE'S EARLY. 



Desirable Asparagus Roots. 



I year old roots 25c per doz., postpaid; $i.oo per loo by ex= 
press or freight; $6.00 per 1000. 2 year old roots, 35c per 
doz.. postpaid; 50 per 100. by express; .$10.00 per looo. 



BARR'S MAnMOTH,— Quick growing, large and tender. 
COLUMBIAN WHITE.— A handsome, large, white variety of 
unsurpassed quality. 

CONOVER'S COLOSSAL.— A standard variety of large size, 
tender and of most excellent quality. 

PALMETTO.— The earliest grown, of even, regular size, and 
excellent quality. 

Morse Radish Roots. 

These are readily grown from sets or cuttings. 2sc per doz., post- 
paid, $1.50 per 100, by express. 

Rhubarb. (Piewant.) 

Easily grown and most excellent for pies and sauce. 1 year old, loc 
each, .$1.00 per doz.. postpaid; $5.00 per 100 by express. 2 years, aoc 
each, postpaid; $1.50 per doz., by express, $8.00 per 100. 

Sage. 

HOLT'S MAMMOTH.— Plants of strong growth. Leaves very large, 
borne well above the ground, are of unusual stjbstance, strong flavor 
and superior quality, loc each, $1.00 per doz., postpaid. 




ASPARAGUS. BARR'S MAHMOTH 





PAPER BIRCH. 



AMERICAN ELM. ':/'■; 

l^lm Amp^fimn ^" '^^^ wHole line of 

L^lll's t^CLll* trees there is none better adapted for 

Street planting, for city parks anr" squares or for lar^e estates, than 
these. Tbey thrive well everywhere, perfectly hardy in all locations, 
a.re rapid .^rowers after becoming established, form" beautiful heads, 
afford an abtindance of shade and make valuable lumber. They will 
■withstand more hard usag; than any tree we are acquainted with. 
The limbs are rarely or never broken by the wind and storms, and 
never die out or decay as do those of many otherwise good sorts. 
Mail size, loc; 3 to 4 feet. 30c each. $2.00 per doz. ; 4 to 6 feet, 30c each, 
»3.oo per doz.; 6 to 8 feet, soc each, $5.00 per doz.; 8 to 10 feet, 75c, 
*7-So per doz. 

BIRCH, PURPLE LEAF— (B,) A most handsome variety of vigoroHs, 
sturdy growth, similar to the White , Birch, with beautiful 
purple foliage, rendering it very distinct and attractive. Does not 
grow as tall as the white. Xn elegant tree for the lawn. 
3 to 4 feet, soc each, $5.00 per doz.; 4 tog feet, 75c each, $7.50 per doz.; 
5 to 6 feet, $1.00 each. $10.00 per doz. 




CATALPA, SPECIOSA. 



ORNAMENTAL TREE! 
DEPARTMENT. 

What and how to plant must, in a great 
degree, be determined b3' each one for hitn- 
self, but we would advise to plant a variety 
of hardy, well tested sorts, and although we 
entitle this department "Ornamental," we 
esteem it to combine the uesful with the 
ornamental in great measure. Wind-breaks 
of trees, especially if they are evergreen, 
make the dwelling- hotise warmer, give com- 
fort to the inmates and diminish to no incon- 
siderable extent the consumptioij of fuel; 
they make the outbuildings warmer for 
stock by night, and yard by day, not onl3' 
making- the dumb animals comfortable, but 
thereby saving a large amount of food. 
Keep shrubs and trees mulched for the first 
two seasons after planting, oruntil they are 
well established and then let the turf grow 
aboTtt them. Mow the grass frequenrh^, 
and top-dress with fine manure every fall 
and winter. 

Many of cur most active business men are also men of taste, and would 
be glad to beavitify and improve their home grounds, but thpy are so occu- 
pied with business that they have neither the time nor disposition to find out 
what they want, or to lay out their grounds. Where such is the case, we cheer- 
fully place our experience and knowledge at their command, and willingly furnish 
plans and estimates for large or small places. 

Deciduous Trees may be transplanted at any time after the leaves fall in 
autumn and before they "start in spring, provided the ground is not frozen. The 
various uses to which the different sorts of trees have been found well adapted are 
given in our list, and may be helpful in selecting trees for any particular purpose. 
All our trees are grown under a thorough, clean sy stem of cultivation, frequentl3' 
transplanted and are well supplied with an abundance of fibrous roots which en- 
able them to bear transplanting well. Do not be deceived into planting forest 
grown trees, for disappointment follows 99 plantings in CA^ery 100. In many 
varieties we have large specimen trees, which are not quoted herein. Prices on 

these will be cheerfully given on application. 

AH mail size trees are sent postpaid. All others by express or freight at 
purchaser's expense. 

A. Indicates trees which will attain the largest size, SO to TOfeet andupwards. 

B. Indicates those growing 25 to 50 feet high and upwards. 
G. Denotes those which grow from 10 to 25 feet and -upwards. 
D. Denotes the smaller sizes .growing from 1 to 10 feet and upwards. 

ASH, AMERICAN WHITE— (A.) A valuable native variety of rapid growth, form- 
ing: straight, clean trunks and broad, oval shaped heads. Desirable for parks, 
.public grounds and street planting, also for timber and forestry purjjoses. 

30 to 36 ipches, 15c each, S1.50 per doz., $8.00 per 100; 3 to 4 feet, 20c each, 
."Ba.oo per doz., $12.00 per »oo; 4 to 5 feet, 35c each, $3.50 per doz; 
6 to 7 feet, 50c each, $5.00 per doz. 

BEECH, PURPLE LEAF— (B.) An elegant, vigorous tree, growing 40 
to 50 feet high. Foliage deep purple in spring, changing to crimson in 
summer and purplish, green in fall. A most handsome variety for lawn 
planting in contrast witli other trees. 2 to 3 feet, 40c each; 4 to 5 feet, 
ii.oo each. 

BIRCH, AMERICAN WHITE— (B.) A distinct native species of vigorous, 
rapid growth, triangular, taper pointed leaves and attractive white 
bark. A very handsome variety, one that is sure to please. 3 to 4 feet, 
2SC each. $2.50 per doz., $18.00 per 100; 4 to 5 feet, soc each, ^5.00 per 
doz.; s to 6 feet, 750 each, $7.50 per doz, 

Rirrh P/iner or C^innP (See cut.) This variety 

DirCIl) fcipcr Ur VctllUe. is one of the handsomest trees 
in cultivatibn When young the bark is a dull brown, .which gradually 
changes as the tree grows older to a pure shining, silky white, rendering 
it very clean looking and attractive at all times. The leaves are small, 
but very numerous, forming a very, dense head of foliage. It is par- 
ticularly adapted to parks and large lawns, as well as for street and botilevard pia'iiting It is 
a most vigorous grower, .soon forming a large handsome tree. It has never been extensively 
platited, but is sure to become very popular as soon asits great beau-ty and usefulness become 
generallv known. 3 to 4 feet, 25c each, $2.50 per doz.; 5 to 6 feet, 50c each, $5.00 per doz.; 6 to 7 
feet, 75c each, $7.50 per doz. 

Cftffilnft QrtPT'inca (-^■) (SeeCut.) This hardy native variety is one of the finest 
Wt3lil.<3lipct, tZ^lf^y^lKfoa, for shade and ornament in our entire list. The leaves are 
large, heart-shajjed, beautifully ribbed, never subject to the attacks of insects, and at all times 
clean, vigorous and beautiful. ' The flowers which appear in June in large pyramidal clusters, 
are white and purplisti, fragrant, vei-y attractive and remain On the tree a long time. These 
are succeeded by long, slender, pea-shaped seed pods, which hang on till severe frosts. The tree 
is a most rajjid grower and the wood when sawed into lumber most durable, rendering it of 
great value for boards, posts, rails, etc. The foliage is very dense, providing plenty of shade, 
while the striking beauty of the tree and its adaptability to a.11 climates, soils and conditions 
render it one of the most valuable for general planting. Village councils loooking for valuable 
park trees, cemetery superintendents wanting something ornamental and hardy, private 
parties with large places to beautify, farmers wanting valualale timber trees and "all others 
having large plots to plant are requested to write iis for special prices, on 100, 500 or 1000 
lots. Oitr stock of this noble variety is large and very fine, while we are sure it will please evers'- 
bod V. Mail size, loc each postpaid. 3 to 4 feet trees, 25c, $2.50 per doz.; 4 to g feet trees, 30c each, 
$3.00 per doz ; 5 to 6 feet trees, 3SC each, $3.50 per doz.; 6 to 7 feet trees, 40c each, $4.00 per doz. 
COTTONWOOD— (Canadian Poplar.) (A.) A tall native tree, -with large shining leaves, growing 
SO to 100 feet high and broad spreading tops furnishing an abundance of shade. Grows very 
rapidly and is very hardy, thriving under most adverse conditions. Particularly adapted to 
the Northwestern Prairies where other varieties fail. Mail size, loc each, 50c per doz. postpaid. 
5 to 6 feet, 2sc each, $2.50 per doz.; 6 to 8 feet, 35c each, $3.50 per doz,; 8 to 10 feet, 50c each, 
$5.00 per doz.; 10 to 12 feet, 75c each, $7.50 per doz. 

CRAB, BECHTEL'S FLOWERING— (C.) As an ornamental tree of medium size, it has few equals. 
Its disposition to bloom when very young is remarkable. Specimens not over 30 inches high 
are literally coyered with bloom, wliich presents the appearance of a mass: pf medium sized 
roses of blush color. The blossoms are most beautiful and fragfant, the' odor resembling 
the fragrance of tea roses. 4 to 5 feet tree, 7sc each, $7.50 per doz. 

riritr-^-x^ririrl W/htif'f^ (Cornus Florida.) (See Cut page 95.) (B.) An .American species 
L/U^WUUU, YYlllL^o of fine from growing from 18 to 30 feet in height. The flowers, 
which are produced in the spring before theleaves appear, are from 3 to 4. inches in diameter, pure 
white and very showy and very durable, often lasting twoweeks or more before dropping. As 
they appear in early spring before trees are leaved ont, their intense pearly white blossoms ate 
especially pleasing. i8 to 34 inches, 50c each. 



S&HAJRDY, PRODUCTIVE FRUITS, ORNAMENTAL TREES, SHRUBS. ETC^gg 




Hackberry. 



HORSE CHESTNUT. 



Horse Chestnut. 



(B.) (See Cut.) A very 
liandsome native tree, of 
easy, rapid growth and great vigor, wbich bears 
transplanting as well as any tree we know. 
The character of the growth is similar to the 
Elm. thoiigh the top is not quite so spreading 
as that variety. It makes a more rapid 
growth soon forming large trees. The leaves 
are arranged laterally on the limbs and have a 
drooping tendency. The foliage is very dense, 
forming'excellent shade. It is well adapted for 
park and street planting, is perfectly hardy 
everywhere and should be planted extensively. 
It is particulai'ly free from the attacks of 
insects. Flail size, loc each, 3 to 4 feet, 30c each, 
$3.00 per doz. by express; 4 to s feet, 40c each, $4.00 
per doz. by express; 7 to 8 feet, 60c each, $6.00 
per doz. bv express. 

HAWTHORN— (C.) A showy tree of small size 
and hardy nature, mtich tiSed in England for 
hedges. Has beautiful, showy, white blossoms 
produced in great abundance in early June 
5 to 6 feet trees, 7SC each 

White Flowering. 

(B.) (See Cut.) 

A most beautiful, well known tree, with round, dense head, handsome dark 
greeu foliage, ann an abtindance of showy flowers in early spring, which are fol- 
lowed by large clusters of showy fruit. For lawn, street, boulevard and park 
planting, this is certainly one of the finest trees we are acquainted with. 
While it has not been generally planted in the West and Northwest, it appears 
to be rpetfectly at home here, groveling vigorousl.v and stftnding our winters 
without the least injury. Hali size| loc each postpaid. 6 to 8 feet, 75c each, 
$7-50 per dozen. 

HORSE CHESTNUT— Red Flowering (C.) Similar tb the Common "White except 
in color, which is a bright showy red, and blossoms later. The tree is not so 
vigorous a grower as the white. 4 to 5 feet trees, 75c each. 

HORSE CEHSTNUT— Double White Flowering; (B.) A superb variety, with 
double white blossoms in larger panicles than the common sort. It is of 
vigorous growth, forming line pyramidal shaped heads. It produces no fruit, 
and on this account is preferred to the common variety. 6 to 8 feet, 75c each. 
HORNBEAM— (Water Beech.) (B.) A native species growing from 15 to 20 
feet high. , Similar in growth to the Beech, but the foliage is thinner and more 
irregular in form. It makes a very ornamental and useful hedge. Mail size, 
loc each, $1.00 per doz. postpaid. 

KENTUCKY COFFEE TREE — (B.) A fine tiative tree, unique and beautiful. 
Leaves in tufts, flowers greenish white, borne in loose spikes in early summer, 
succeeded bv brown pods containing 6 or 7 large gray seeds. Is perfectly 
hardv everywhere, and adapted to a great variety of purposes. Thrives well 
at sea shore and in many other places under most adverse conditions. 
Mail size, loc each, $1 00 per doz. postpaid. 3 to 4 feet, 25c each. $2.50 per 
doz. by express; s to 6 feet. 50c each, $5 00 per doz. by express; 7 to 8 feet, 
75c each, $7.50 per doz. by express. . 
LARCH, EUROPEAN— (A.) An excellent, rapid growing, pyramidal 
shaped tree, with drooping slender branches and light green, needle- 
shaped foliage, like the spruce or hemlock foliage, which is soft and 
graceful. It makes valuable lumber, soon forming large trees. It is 
perfectly hardy, thrives in nearlv all situations, and makes handsome 
specimen^plants for ornamental planting. Mail size, loc, each, postpaid. 
3 to 4 feief.itocveach by express. 

LINDEN, AMERICAN— Basswood. (A.) Perfectly | hardy everywhere, 
most vigorous in growth, with large, clean, handsome foliage, afiord- 
ing an abundance of shade and forming large stately trees in a short 
time, few trees have more good qualities to commend' themselves to 
planters than " this. The bloom is delicate and handsome, the fruit or 
seed ernbellishing the tree ttntil the leaves drop m the fall. Basswood 
Honey is counted the best made and evei-yone keeping bees should have 
a grove of Lindens. 2 to 3 feet, isc each, $1.50 per doz.; 4 to 5 feet. 2SC 
each, 82.50 per doz.; 6 to 7 feet, 50c each, $5 00 per doz.; 8 to 10 feet, 75c 
each, $7.50 per doz. 

I in/lAn nttfi\rtf»fin ^^■'> '^^^ ^^-^ r.'^'^^^ 

L^IIIUCO CUrUpCCtll* handsome variety IS even more bea«w- 

tiful than the American. Its growth is^more even and symmetrical, 

forming large, pyramidal shaped heads of rare grace and beauty. The 

" r> > r ioa<^ ic 1 :n-cr<»r tlifln flip Aniprmnn 




Maple, Schwedleri. 




per doz. 

^ _ express, 

leaf is larger than the American species, while the 
growth is characterized by the same vigor and 
hardiness. On account of its regular, symmetrical 
for in and magnificent proportions this tree should 
always be planted singly, otherwise its real worth 
and lieauty are not appreciated. As specimens on 
the lawn, "on large lots or for street or avenue 
plantingit hasnb superior, flail size, loc each, .$1.00 
per doz. postpaid. 4 to s feet, 30c each. $3.00 per 
doz.; 6to 8 feet, soc each, $5.00 per doz,; 8 to 10 feet, 
7SC each, $7.50 per doz. 

LOCUST— Black or Yellow. (B.) A native, rapid 
.growing tree, of large size and handsome appear- 
ance. The wood is valuable for posts and lumber, 
and the tree, especially when in bloom, is very 
ornamental. The flowers are white and yellow, 
very fragrant, andtaoriiein long, pendulous racemes 
in June. A capital tree for roadside and park 
planting as well as for groves and timber tracts. 
5 to 6 feet, 30c each. $3.00 per doz.; 6 to 8 feet, 40c 
each, .$4.00 per doz.; 8 to lo feet, 6oc each. $6.00 
per doz. 

LOCUST, VISCOSA— (B.) Similar to the above 
except in the flow^ers, which are of a delicate rose 
color. A very showy ornamental. Mail size, 
IOC each, $1.06 per doz. postpaid. 2 to 3 feet, 
Z5c each, $2.50 per doz. by exprsss. 



SCHWEDLERI MAPLE. 

(B.) (See Cut.) The handsomest 
Maple ever introduced. Of Ger- 
man origin, perfectly hardy every where, a rapid grower when once 
established and most handsonie at all stages of growth. In the 
spring the leaves and young sprouts are the most beautiful red and 
purplish red imaginable, rendering it verj' conspicuous. These 
gradually change to copper^' bronze during the summer, and to pure 
golden tints and shades in autumn. Their spring effects are as fine 
as those of the Purple Beeches, while 'their great hardiness enatiJ"? 
them to be planted in many places where the beeches winter kill. 
As an ornament to the lawn or in parks and boulevards, their 
beauty is beyond compare and their great usefulness unsurpassed 
by any other tree. Mail size, 25c each, $2.50 per doz. postpaid. 4 to 5 
feet, 60c each, $6.00 per doz.; 6 to 8 feet, $1.00 each, $10.00 per doz. 
by express. 

LIQUID, AMBER— (Sweet Gum.) (B.) This fine tree is a pretty 
ornament for any grounds, and grows well, anywhere, even in 
low, wet places. It has curious seed bulbs, rougb, corky bark, and 
glossy, star shaped leaves that color to sparkling tints of red in 
autumn. Mail size, loqeach, $1.00 per doz. postpaid; 18 to 24 inches, 
20c each, $2.00 
by 



HACKBERRY. 



Do not be misled into planting forest grown 
trees. They have but few roots, have never been 
transplanted, and being grown in the shade are but 
poorly fitted to grow in the open, even under the 
most favorable circumstances. 




DOGWOOD, WHITE. 



96 



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WEIR'S MAPLE. 




/MAPLE NORWAY 

where arid tine for .^roiiping. Mail size, loc each, $1.00 per 
doz., postpaid; 18 to 24 inches, 15c each, $1.25 P^r doz-, by 
express. 

SLIGAR OR ROCK. (A.) One of the noblest and most en- 
duriTig of all the Maples. It roots deeply allowing the 
grass to grow close about its trunk, and grows with age 
into a straight, sj-rametrical tree of grand porportions. 
It is valuable for the production of sugar as well as for 
ornament and shade. This tine tree readily adapts itself 
to all locations and is hardy and beautiful in the extreme 
North as well as in the scorching heat of the South; on 
the barren prairies of the West as well as in the fertile 
valle.vs of the East; on the farm for lumber and sugar, on 
the avenue for ornament, in the park for shade. Hail size, 
IOC each, $i.oo per doz., postpaid; 2 to 3 feet, 20c each, $2.00 
per doz,, by express; 8 to 10 feet, 750 each, $7.50 per doz., by 
express. 

XX/pkifc Citi- I f^fif (B.) A very beau tifal silver leaf 
VVCirSi WUL LCctl. sort with delicately cut lea ves 
and distinct, half drooping habit. It grows rapidly, 
forming a straight, upright trunk, with slender branches 
that cuVve gracefufl.v downward. It forms elegant speci- 
men trees for lawns or parks, for lining carriage drives, 
for planting in parks and parkways and wherever an 
elegant, graceful tree is required. It is very hardy thriving 
everywhere wnth equal vigor. 4 to 6 feet, soc each, $5.00 
per doz,; 6 to 8 feet, 75c each, $7.50 per doz.; 8 to 10 feet, 
$1.00 each. $10.00 per doz. 

HAGNOLIA SOULANQEANA. (C.) A French hybrid 
sort. Flowers white and purple, 3 to 5 inches across, 
borne in great profusion in April before the leaves 
appear. Mail size, 25c each. ^2,50 per doz. 



MAPLES. 

For general shade and ornamental purposes the Maples are more generally 
planted than any other trees. They are i-egular in outline, beautiful in foliage, 
vigorous growers, free from all diseases and adapted to all soils. By skillful 
pruning and culture our Maples are trained into straight, stocky trees, not 
easilv injured bv high winds or ordinary street abuses. The Soft or Silver 
Maple is tlie most rapid growing, but for beauty and permanency nothing can 
aui-pass the Norway and Sugar. We wish to again wai-n our customers not 
to be misled into planting Forest Grown trees. They not only do not have 
the greatest essential — a mass of small fibrous roots — produced only by trans- 
planting and cultivation, but they are not pruned and shaped properly, and 
being grown in cool, shady, damp situations in the forest are but poorly fitted 
to withstand the drought and heat ol the open. 

Acfl I f^stf (Manitoba.) (Box Elder.) (A.) A very desirable tree for street 
/-^»Si planting, as it stands transplanting well and grows so rapidly 

as to produce considerable shade within a very short time. It is much used in 
the West and Northwest on account ofits withstandingsuccessfully both drouth 
and intense cold and is worthy of more general planting everywhere. Attains a 
height of about 70 feet; of rounded, globular shape; bark greenish yellow on 
voung wood; succeeds well in a great variety of soils. Mailing size, loceach, post- 
paid; 3to 4feet, 20c each, .$2.00 per doz.; 4 to 5 feet, 2SC each, $2.50 per doz.; 5 to 6 
feet, 30c each, $3.00 per doz.; 6 to 7 feet, 40c each, $4.00 per doz.; 8 to 10 teet, goc 
each, is.oo per doz.; 10 to 12 feet, 75c each. $7.50 per doz. . 
Mrn-wil'V (-^O Among the many beautiful trees of foreign origin, which 
l^UlWdj. do well in our American soil, but few can equal this grand 
variety from Europe. It is a sturdy, symmetrical grower, forming broad, 
spreading, rounded heads, at all times beautiful in growth and supplying an 
abundance of shade. The leayes are large, broad, deep green, hanging to the 
limbs much longer than other sorts. It is deep rooted and the branches are so 
compact and sturdy that the wind never breaks them. It can be used in_ a 
great variety of places but its greatest value is for street planting, where its 
beauty and worth are shown to best advantage. Mail size loc each, $1.00 per 
doz., postpaid; 2 to 3 feet, 20c each, $2.00 per doz., by express; 4 to 5 feet, 40c 
each, $4.00 per doz., by express; 6 to 8 feet, 75c each, $7.50 per doz., by express; 
.8 to 10 feet, $1.00 each; $10.06 per doz., by express, 
f SCARLET (B ) A native species of medium size and rounded head, producing 
! deep red blossoms which appear before the leaves In autumn the foliage 
; changes to. brilliant scarlet, rendering the tree very conspicuous. At the South 
.' the .seed pods assume most gorgeous tints. Mail size, loc each, $1.00 per doz., 
postpaid; 2 to 3 feet, 15c each, $1.50 per doz., by express. 

SILVER OR SOFT, (A.) Ot most rigid growth, great hardiness and wide 
adaptability to all soils and all locations. Mail size loc each, 75c per doz., 
postpaid; 4 to 5 feet, 25c each, $2.50 per doz., $15. 00 per 100; 6 to 8 feet, 40c each, 
$4.00 per doz., $25.00 per 100; 8 to 10 feet, 50c each, $5.00 per doz., 5S3s;oo per 
100; 10 to 12 feet, 75c each, $7.50 per doz., by express. 

SIBERIAN. (B.) A distinct and attractive tree of dwarfish growth, rounded 
head and handsome appearance at all times.' Leaves small and finely cut 
turning to a beautiful reddish tint in early autnmn. Perfectly hardy every 
■ ■ MAGNOLIA ACUniNATA. (A.) (Cucumber Tree.) 

A beautiful, pyrmidal growing native tree, at- 
taining a height of 60 to 70 feet, witli large 
glossj' leaves, flowers, yellow, tinted bluish 
purple. The fruit cones are large, cucumber- 
shaped, turning crimson in the autumn. Mail 
size, IOC each, $1.00 per dox., postpaid; 18 to 24 
inches 25c each, $2,50 per doz., by express. 
MOUNTAIN ASH, AHERICAN. (B.) A native tree of 
fine graceful habit, perfect hardiness and great beauty. 
The white flowers in spring are very pretty and a^re 
succeeded by the red berries which hang on until wiut 
ter, and are most attractive. The foliage is always 
clean and handsome. An elegant tree for lawn plant- 
ing. Mail size, toe each, $1.00 per doz. postpaid; 3 to 4 
ft, 25c each, $2,50 per doz.; 6 to 8 ft, soc each, $5'00 per. 
doz.; 8 to 10 ft, 75c each, $7,50 per doz. 




J 



EUROPEAN LINDEN. (See page 95.) 



very deeply lobed resembling the oak. This is a magnificent lawn tree, and 
being perfectly hardy should be planted extensively. 4 to 5 feet, 50c each, 
$5 00 per doz.': 6 to 7 feet. 75c each, $7 50 per doz.; '8 to 10 feet, $1.00 each, 
$10.00 per doz., by express. 

OAK, AMERICAN WHITE (A.) This, the noblest of our native forest trees, 
retains its vigor and increases its grandeur for centuries. The famous 
"Hale Oak" of Connecticut is now more than 800 years old. Its great 
vigor and hardiness enable it to live on barren hillsides, desert plains, dust- 
laden, smoke-begrimed streets and in other unfavorable locations where 
other trees would not thrive. For wide lawns, parks, public grounds, 
avenues, etc., where there is room for development few trees are as impos- 
; ing as tnis. Mail size, 15c each, $1.50 per doz., postpaid; 15 to 18 inches, 25c 
each, $2.50 per doz., by express 

OAK, GOLDEN. (B.) A superb variety, with orange yellow leaves, which 
retain their golden tint throughout the season; one of the finest golden 
leaved trees. A good grower and a very attractive tree at all times. 15 to 
18 Inches, 20c each, $2.00 per doz., by express. 

OAK, PIN. (Palustris.) (B.) This is the most beautiful of all the oaks, and 
is certainly the most popular for street and park planting. As the tree 
grows the branches droop until the lower ones touch the ground, giving 
the tree a most handsome outline. The leaves are deep, glossy green, finely 
divided, changing to gorgeous tints of orange and scarlet in the fall. A 
rapid grower. Mail size, loc each, $1.00 per doz., postpaid; 12 to 15 inches, 
15c each. $1.50 per doz. ; 24 to 30 inches, 25c each, $2 50 per doz , by express. 



Hountain Ash, European. £Lsome 

variety is of more compact and even growth than the 
American sort and if a: ny thing makes a more attraotiye 
lawn tree. The stem is smooth and erect, the head 
round and compact, covered in spring with showy 
white blossoms and in late fall and winter with a 
large number of clusters of handsome red berries, which 
are very attractive and much admired. 2 to 3 feet, 20c 
each, $2.00 per doz /, 4 to 5 feet, 30c each, $3.00 per doz. 
6 to 7 feet, 50c each, .m^s.oo per doz.; 7 to 8 teet, 00c each, 
$6.00 per doz.. by express 

MOUNTAIN ASH OAK LEAF. (B.) A handsome tree of 
erect, compact growth, forming heads from 20 to 30 
feet in breadth and the same in height. The foliage is 




EUROPEAN nOUNTAIN ASH. 



Sg>HARPY^ PRODUCTIVE FRUITS, ORNAMENTAL TREES, SHRUBS. ETG.^ 



OAKS. 

OAK, PURPLE. (C.) A magnificent variety with dark purple leaves, which 
retain their beautiful tints the entire season. Hail size, 15c each, $1.50 per doz., 
postpaid. 

OAK. SCARLET (B.) A native tree of rapid growth, tall pyramidal outline and 
especially handsome in autumn when the foliage changes to a bright scarlet. 
Mail size, 15c each, $1.50 per doz.. postpaid. 

POPLARS. 

As a class the Poplars grow rapidly, cost but little and soon form handsome, 
attractive trees. For lawn shade, for groups or hedges to screen disagreeable 
views, for planting in the sand of seaside resorts, and for street planting on 
rich, moist soil they are alwaj'S satisfactory. 

BALSAM- (Balm of Gilead.) (B.) A native s'pecies of remarkably rapid growth, 
producing large glossy green leaves in great luxuriance. Has a peculiar odor, 
from which arises its name. 4 to 6 feet, 25c each, $2,50 per doz., by express. 
C'a ffilitl^ ^^'^ '^^^ largest, most symmetrical, finest and best Poplar for 
WctI UlflUd. general planting. A most rapid, vigorous grower, pyramidal in 
form with large glossy leaves. It gro svs very rapidly soon forming large trees. If 
properly cut back and trimmed it forms a fine spreading head. It thtives every- 
where, is not affected b3'^ sewer gas, smoke, ashes or salt water. We recom- 
mend it very strongly for park and street planting. Planted alternately with 
Elms, Norway Maples and other hard-wooded trees they soon grow into large 
trees supplying an abundance of shade. After the other trees become large 
the Poplars can be cut out. Tliis is rapidlv becoming the most popular tree 
for general planting in the West and Northwest. 4 to g feet, 25c each, $2.50 
per doz , $18.00 per 100 by express, 6 to 8 feet, 40c each. $4 00 per doz, S30<oo 
per loo, by express; 8 to 10 feet, soc each, $s 00 per doz , $37-So per 100, by express; 
10 to 12 feet, 75c each, $7.50 per doz., $60.00 per 100, by express 
■GOLDEN LEAF, (B.) One of the most attractive trees in cultivation. The 
foliage has a very decided golden tint, which it retains throughout the entire 
season. 4 to 6 feet, 30c each, $3.00 per doz.. by express; 6 to 8 feet, 40c each, 
»4.oo per doz., by express, 

LO.WBARDY. jA.) Well known for its erect, rapid growth and commanding 
form: very desirable in large grounds or along roads to break., the average 
height and form of other trees 6 to 8 leet, 40c each, $4.00 per doz , by express; 
8 to 10 feet, 50C eaph, .$5.00 per doz., by express; 10 to 12 feet, 75c each, $7.SP per 
doz , by express ' 

SILVER. (B.) This variety is of rapid growth and spreading habit. Has 
large leaves, dark green above, silverj^ white underneath. Very attractive at 
all times and when propei-]y trained makes an elegant tree for shade. 4 to 5 
feet, 20c each-, $2.00 per doz , $ 10 00 per 1 00. by express; 6 to 8 feet, 30c each, 
.$3 00 per doz., $20.00 per 100, by express; jo to 12 feet, soc -each, $S'00 per doz , 
by express. 

THORN PAUL'S DOUBLE, SCARLET (C.) A dwarf growing' tree or shrub 
which prod vices large masses of verv double, medium sized, scarlet blossoms in 
May. These are very attractive atid fragrant 2 to 3 feet, 30c each, S3 00 pet 
doz., by express; 4 to s feet, 50c each. .$5.00 (ier doz,, by express, 
THORN DOUBLE SCARLET. (C.) Produces verv double, deep cviinson blos- 
soms with scarlet shade Foliage fine and rich. 2 to 3 feet, 3SC each; 4 to j 
feet, 40C each, by express. , ' 

THORN, DOUBLE WHITE. (C.) Produces a great abundance of small 
double white blossoms. 2 to 3 feet. 2sc each ; 4 to s feet, 40c each, by 
express. - . J, 

TULIP TREE. (Whitewood.) (A.) A magnificent native tree of rapid, 
tall and pyramidal growth. The leaves are large, broad, fiddlcrshaped, 
and glossy. It produces large, tulip shaped blossoms of pale yellow 
and rich orange. It is allied to the Magnolias and almost as showy in 
leaf and flower as they, riatl size, loc each, $1.00 per doz., postpaid; 30 
to 36 inches, 25c each.'$2.5o per doz., by express, 




CAROLINA POPLAR. 

WILLOWS. 



CAPREA, (Goat Willow ) 

of the prett:' - - 

Laurel 



These are very useful for a great varietj^ of purposes atld so 
readilj' adapt themselves to changed conditions that the more 
general pslanting;' of them is strongly advocated. For lawns, water 
side planting, shade and hedges they are at all times useful and 
appropriate. They transplant readily, grow- well in all soils, and 
quickly form good sized trees. The bright bark and twigs of some 
varieties are very beautiful in winter. 

ood size, has finely cut leaves, forming rather bushy tops. When properly trained it is one 






that sunlight renders it the 
any desired form like the bay 

tree, and when carefully trained"is not inferior to that high priced plant. For narrow streets and seaside plantings^ for hedges and ornamental 
screens, for trained specimens on the lawn and for many other locations thisrap id growing variety is unsurpassed. The toliage is always 
clean and not ajfected bv insects. 6 to 8 feet, 40c each, $4.00 per doz., by ' 
express; 8 to 10 feet, 7sc each, $7.50 per doz., by express; io to 13 feet, »i 00, 
each, $10.00 per doz., by express ^ ■, ' 

PETZOLDl. (B.) Another charming variety, of rapid growth and clean, 
. healthv habit. Particularly desirable for water front 

plantings and hedges. 6 to^S feet, 40C each, $4.00 per doz., 
by express. 

The Hartman Tree Guard. 

Made of heavy steel rods galvanized. They are light and 
graceful in appearancemaking an ornament to the grounds. 
Will not conceal the foliage or shade the tree from the sun, 
will not harbor insects and will allow cultivation of the 
ground - Take but a moment to ei-ect and are easily 
moved from place to place. The spiral wire cods for 
a;ttachihg this guard to the tree are elastic and expand 

freel5' with growth 
of the trunk. They 
also prevent any 
friction or chafing 
of the tree against 
the guard during 
storms or high 
winds. It is as 
durable as a heavy 
wrought iron guard, 
neater in appearance 
and costs much less. 
5 feet, 6 inches high. 
$1.25 each, $12.50 per 
dozen. 

Hawkeye Tree 
Protectors. 

For young trees, 
eiescribed on page 
110. 30c per doz., 
LAUREL LEAF WILLOW, $2.00 per 100. 





HAPLE, ASH LEAF. (See Page 96.) 



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TEAS WEEPING MULBERRY. 

Mulberry, Teas Weeping 
Russian. 



(D.) The most graceful and 
ijeantifiil of hardy weeping 
trees, and wholly unlike anything'heretofore 
introduced, forming a perfect umbrella- 
shaped head, with long, slender, willowy 
branches, drooping to the ground, parallel 
with the stem. These hang like the most 
delicate vines from a hanging basket, and 
are swayed by the slightest breath of wind. 
All who see it agree that in light, airy grace- 
fulness and delicacy of form and motion, it is 
without a rival It has handsome foliage of 
a beautiful glossy geeen. Being a true Rus- 
sian, it possesses the wonderful vigor and 
health for which that species is noted. It is 
perfectly hardy, enduring. unharmed not only 
the severe cold of the north,' btit. the far more 
destructive heat and drouth of the,sonth. It 2 
is one of the safest and most successful trees 
to transplant, enduring exposure and hard 

treatment that would kill almost anv other a MocorwrkWM ci m ' 

tree. Admirably adapted to cemetery plant- CAinHtKOUVVlM turn, 

ing. A fine companion to the Cut Leaf Birch and destined to become as 
popular as that fine variety, ist size, 75c; Extra Fine, $1.00'. 
POPLAR, LARQE=LEAVED' WEEPING. (C.) A variety having, when 
grafted standard high, long slender branches like cords, which droop 
very gracefully; foliage large, dark shining green and deeply serrated. 
One of the finest weeping trees in cultivation. Our stock of this variety 

consists of extra large speci- 
men trees only with trunks 
3 to 4 inches in' diameter. 
$2.50 each. 

WILLOW, ROSEMARY. (C.) 



pa;!. 




WEEPING OR DROOPING TREES. 

Much attention is now given to this intei-esting class of trees, and we therefore place them 
separately for the greater convenience of our friends. For the benefit ot those tinacquainted 
with their habits, we would sav that thev should be divided into two separate classes, namely; 
Thosewhich aS-e grafted where the top or head commences to form, as in the case of theCamper- 
down Elm. and those having long, slender branches which droop naturally, like the Cut Leaf 
Birch; the first assume that conspicuous, umbrella-like form so well known, and so excellently 
adapted for planting in cemeteries, small yai-ds and gardens. The latter have tall-growing: 
trunks, wdth long, slender branches, and are really handsome. They are well adapted for larger 
places, where thej^ can have sufficient room. In such situations, the elegance and grace of their 
branches in motion or at rest, are so graceful to the eye that among ornamental shrubbery 
thev have few if any superiors. 

Rifr^Vi Ctt-t I £k€i-f (A.) This is one of the most beautiful and desirable trees for the 
Ulli.'ll, WUL I^Cctl. lawn ever introduced. The branches are of a graceful, drooping 
habit, with foliage delicately cut and very fine. The bark is silvery white, forming a beautiful 
contrast with the folii 
country. Mr. Scott, i 
justice; like the palm i 

breeze, its leaves tremt. „ , . _ _ ^ 

bright foliage and sparkling in the sun, to enable us to form a true impression of its character. 
Mail size, 25c each, $2.50 per doz , postpaid; 2 to 3 feet, soc each. $5.00 per doz., by express; 3 to 4. 
feet, 75c each, $7.50 per doz., by express; 4 to s feet, $1.00 each, $10.00 per doz., by express; 5 to 6 
feet, $1.25 each. $12.50 per doz., by express. 

PIm Cam nf^ff^fwitm (C) (See cut.) One of the most graceful of all weeping trees,. 
L^mij Wctllipc;! UUWil* having large, luxuriant and deep green foliage; well adapted 
for planting on lawns and covering arbors; verv desirable; a rapid grower. Very hardy and 
well adapted for all sections. Our stock has been grown from buds of our o\vn growing, grafted, 
on Minnesota seedling stocks, thus insuring its hardiness. We have a fine stock of this most 
useful tree and trust that all of our friends vi'ho really want something choice will- order one ot 
these. I year heads. $1.00; 2 year heads, $1.50, by express. 

• MOUNTAIN ASH, WEEPING. (C.) A beautiful tree of hardy, vigorous growth, with straggling, 
pendant branches, turning and twisting in all directions, in a few years forming an immense 
head with branches resting on the ground, and ijroducing a very pleasing effect. In the autumn 
it is covered with bright red berries, rendering it especially attractive, i year heads, 750 each, 
2 year heads, $1.00 eacb, by express. 

WILLOW BABYLONICA. (A.) This is the 
common weeping willow, well known every- 
where and highly prized wherever grown. 
Its graceful, pendant branches, and its 
beautiful foliage, which appears v?py early 
in spring, render it very ornament^,! and 
attractive. 4 to 6 feet, 25c each, $2.50 per 
doz., by express; 6 to 8 feet, soc each, $5.o» 
per doz , by express. 

WILLOW. GOLDEN WEEPING. For winter 
effect this is one of the showiest trees in our 
entire h'st. The bark is a bright golden color, 
becoming more intense as the leaves dis- 
appear and remaining so throughotjt the 
winter. The branches are of graceful; droop- 
ing habit, forming a large .rounded head of 
soft green foliage during the summer. Of 
rapid growth and hardy nature, succeeding: 
well everywhere. 8 to 10 feet, strong trees, 
$t.25 each, by express. 

WILLOW, KILMARNOCK. A distinct variety, 
having reddish shoots and -l^gfe,; glossy 
foliage; grafted at a proper height, about 
five feet from the ground, it makes a very- 
desirable small lawn tree, having a perfect 
umbrella-shaped head, arid with the branches 
drooping gracefully to the grotmd, and is well suited for planting in 
cemetery lots or other small enclosures. Extensively planted, and ' 
should be in every collection of ornamental shrubbery. Hardy and 
of vigorous growth. Strong, a year old heads, $1.00 each; strong 1 
year old heads, 75c each, by express. ■ 
WILLOW, NEW AflERICAN. An American dwarf variety, which, 
when grafted on a standard stem, five or six feet high, makes one of 
the most ornamental of small weeping trees, having long, slender 
shoots and delicate leaves of gr^at beauty and very graceful. 2 year 

heads, $1.00 each, by express. 

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CUT LEAF BIRCH. 



This vety charniing, graceful 
sort is most decorative and showy. It forms a round headed 
top of feather3% silvery foliage that is at all times handsome 
and most attractive. Forlawns.and for groujJiiig in parks 
and spacious plats it is one of the most effective trees we 
have ever seen. 3 to 4 feet. 40c each, S4.00 per doz., by express; 
4 to 6 feet, 60c each. $6.00 per doz , by express. 
WILLOW, WISCONSIN WEEPING. (B.) Of drooping habit, 
similar to Babylonica, but much hardier than that variety. 
8 to 10 feet, 75c each, by express. 

ADDITIONAL EVERGREENS. 
SPRUCE, DOUGLASSI. Another handsome variety from the 
mountains of Colorado. Grows in conical form to a large 
size ■with numerous branches spreading horizontalli^. Leaves 
light green above, glaucous below, 8 to 10 Inches, 250 each, 
postpaid; 12 tois inches. 30c; 18 to 24 inches, 50c, 2 to 3 feet, 
7Sc each, by express. 

SPRUCE, HEHLOCK. Our most graceful native Evergreen, 
retaining its dark, pure green color all winter, its elegance 
and vigor to extreme age. TJnpruned its growth is open, free 
and drooping; when pruned it becomes very dense. 12 to 15 
inches. 25c each, .'«2 50 per doz., i8 to 24 inches, 40c each, $4.00; 
per doz., by express. 

SPRUCE, BLACK HILLS. A native sort of extreme hardiness, 
rapid growth and most beautiful foliage. 8 to 12 inches 15c 
each, $1 50 per doz . postpaid 

tJpf! Cpffjll* (See cut page 99.) This attractive native 
•VCU WCUCIl • tree possesses so many points of merit 
and is so handsome that we place it in the foremost list of 
American trees. For hedges, ornamental or useful, for wind- 
breaks, for specimen ti'ces on the lavirn, in groups, in neglected 
nooks and corners, it grows with the same vigor and rapidity, 
forming dense pyramidal shaped heads of rare grace arid 
beauty. 12 to 18 in., 20c each, $2.00 per doz.; iS to 24 in., 30c 
each, $3.00 per doz.; 2 to 3 ft. 50c each, $5.ooper doz., by express. 




AM. ARBOR VIT^. (See page 99.ji'4 



^HARDY, PRODUCTIVE FRUITS, ORNAMENTAL TREES. SHRUBS. ETC. 



EVERGREENS, 



The trees which we offer here are all nursery grown, transplanted stock, 
tn trans plantiiij? never allow the roots to be exposed to the sun for a single 
moment. A mulching of straw or leaves willbe found verv beneflcial, especially 
in dry seasons. Allow them to branch freely near tlie ground. This prevents 
the soil drying up quickly around the roots and adds to the beauty and 
•effectiveness of the tree. 

Bvergreeus should be planted at a time when the earth is warm and 
-they can commence growth immediately. Unlike deciduous trees they 
never become dormant, but must receive nourishment from the soil at all 
times, consequently there must be plenty of fine soil about the roots when 
planting, so that root action may begin at once. Fall or early spring 
planting is not de.-;irable; the best time for transplanting evergreens is in May 
or early June, just as the new growth is i-eady to start, 

AfhOf Vitae Amerir^Hi (See cut on page 98.) A11 things 
WUfi V 1 lUaC? -rt>lllCl l^£til . considered this is the most popular 
evergreen in cultivation, either for single specimens on the lawn, planted in 
clunips, or for ornamental hedging. Tree is very vsymmetrical in growth, the 
foliage is finely cut and very dense. It readily adapts itself to all situations, 
is perfectly hardy, wheii once established, a rapid gT'ower and for ornament and 
Ttsefulness has uo suijerior. 8 to la inches high, 20c each, $2.00 per doz. post- 
paid. 12 to 18 inches, age each, $2.50 per doz by express; 18 to 24 inches, 3Sc 
each, $3.50 per doz. by express. 

ARBOR VITA E, CHJNESE— These form dense, pyramidal heads of dwarf 
growth^ which are very effective for planting around groups of ^taller ever- 
greens. The foliage is dark green anfi very handsome. S to 12 ; iuche.s. 
35c each; $3.50 per doz. postpaid 

ARBOR V IT AE, PYRAMtDAUS— The most beautiful of all the Arbor Vitars 
Forms compact, slender, pyramidal shaped heads of dark green, at all tin i - 
conspicuous and very ornamental. It is perfectly hardy, verji- vigorous m 
grovvth with dense, dark green foliage. 8 to 12 incties, 250 each, $2.50 per 
doz. postpaid; 18 to 34 inches, 50c each, $5.00 per doz. by express^ 
FIR, BALSAM— A well known and popular tree; very handsome while yotlng, 
assumiiig the upright or conical form; leaves dark green above, silvery be- 
neath; retains its color throtigho%it the severest winters; grows rapidly," and 
every vvay desirable. S to 12 inches, 15c each, .'gi.so per doz. postp id; 12 to 18 
Inches, 2oc each, $2.00 per doz. by express; tS to 24 inches, 250 each, 82 50 per 
doz. by express; 2 to 3 feet, 50c each, $5.00 per doz. by express. 
FSR, NORDMAN'S — As a specimen tree this sort is almost peerless. It forms, a 
thick, dense tree of beautiful proportions, well adapted by its moderate 
growth to small areas. The foliage is wide, thick, dark green and lustrous 
witii a silverv under surface that makes the tree sparkle in the sunshine. 
S to 12 inches, 200 each, $2.00 per doz. postpaid; 12 to 18 inches, 30c each, 
S3,oo per doz. by express. 

JUNIPER, IRISH— A Blender, erect grower with bright green foliage. Excellent 
for cemetery lots and small yards. Grows to a height of 8 to 10 feet, and is 
at all times clean, healthv and beautiful. Finefor all sections, but particularly 
valuable in the Middle States. 18 to 24 
inches, 40c each, $4.00 per dozen. 

JUNIPER, SAVIN— A low, spreading tree with 
handsome, dark green foliage. Desirable for 
lawns and cemeteries. Can be ^jrimed to 
any desirable shape. 18 to 24 inches, 50c 
each, $5.00 per dozen. 

From Central 
Europe, where 
it grows over 100 feet high; remarkably 
robust, with long, stiff leaves and deep 
green foliage; hardy everywhere, and val- 
uable for planting as wind-breaks, 
screens, etc. One of the most useful species 
giving, as it does, a most distinct effect. 
A remarkably rapid grower and more easily | 
transplanted" than most varieties. We ^ J 
recommend this for general planting for '| 
hedges, wind breaks, parks, avenues, large -y* 
lawns, etc. 8 to 12 Inches, 15c each, $1.50 per 
doz. postpaid; 12 to 15 inches, 20c each, $2.00 
per doz. by express; 18 to 24 inches. 30c each, 
$3.00 per doz. by express; i to 3 feet, goc 
«ach, $5.00 per doz. by express. 




Pine, Austrian. 





AUSTRIAN PINE. 



NORWAY SPRUCE. 



at all times. Even the yonng shoots asstime the characteristic 
tint of the older growth. In summer's heat or winter's cold, m 
sunshine or in rain, the rich blue tinge envelops the tree in a halo 
of beauty, tinlike that of any other plant, tree or shrub. Tt is a 
native of the Rocky Mountains, where it flourishes high up 
among the everlasting snows. Its hardiness to withstand cold, 
heat, drouth and flood is well established, while its Intense 
beauty commends it to all who wish a strictly choice ornamental 
tree. *Our stock is the best selected colors. ■ 8 to 10 inches 75c each 
postpaid; 13 to 15 inches^ $1.00 each by express; isto 18 inches, $1.50 
each by express; 18 to 24 inches, $2.50 each by express; 2 to 3 feet, 
$5 00 each by express. 

lVrkt»\Tira"«r ^w*'\tC't> One of the handsomest of ever- 
i'^Ul WO. J' iD^V U^C;* greens; when young the tree is re- 
markably rich and luxuriant; as it grows older, its branches 
droop with a fine graceful curl or sweep, some specimens, how- 
ever, more than others; attd when covered with its large pendant 
cones it is an object exceedingly picturesque and taeautilul. It is 
deservedly popular and with the American Arbor Vitae is more 
largely planted than any other variety. Finefor specimen trees 
and one of the best for hedges and wind breaks. 8 to 12 inches, 
ibc each, $ii,oo per doz. postpaid; 12 to 18 inches, 20c each, $2.00 
per doz. by express; 18 to 24 incheis, 30c each, $3.00 per doz. by ex= 
press; 2 to 3 feet, 50c each, $5.00 per doz. by express. 

(For additional Evergreens see page 98.) 



COLORADO BLUE SPRUCE. 
PINE, SCOTCH— A most beautiful variety, similar to 
the Austrian in character of growth, with strong, 
erect shoots, and silvery needles 8 to 12 inches, 15c 
each, .$1.50 per doz. postpaid; 12 to iS inches, 25c each, 
$2.50 per doz by express; i8 t024 inches, 3sc each, $3.50 
per doz. by express; 2 to 3 feet, 50c each, $5.00 per doz 
by express 

PINE, WHITE— Quickest growing and most beautiful 
of all our native Pines, also one of the longest-lived 
and most generally valuable. It grows nat- 
urally into beautiful specimen trees, makes a fine back 
ground and shelter belt for law^ns, and is a. valuable 
timber tree, even on the poorest soils. The needles are 
long, silvery and plumj' in effect. 8 to 12 inches, 15c 
each, $150 per doz postpaid; 12 to 15 inches, 20c each, 
S2.00 per doz. by express; 18 to 24 inches, 25c each, 
$2.50 per doz. by express. 

RETINOSPORA PLUMOSA— A small evergreen from 
Japan, of great beauty, useful for bedding or grouping, 
"either alone or with other evergreens, or for specimens 
on even the smallest lawns and for winter decoration 
in pots and tubs. The foliage is light green, dense and 
feathery. 10 to 12 inches, soc each postpaid. 

Spruce, Colorado Blue. i^^TirJll 

this variety easily takes first place. The foliage is a 
rich, azure blue, 
unlike that of 
any other var- 
iety, very distinct 
and attractive 




RED CEDAR. 



A well kept Buckthorn Hedge. 

HEDGES. 

The idea of.plantiug hedges for tise and ornament, and screens lor the protection of orchards, farms and gardens, is a practical one, and 
rapidly becoming appreciated. 

They serve not only as protection against the fierce winds, bnt there is much less trouble from the blowing oflFof the fruit. Some writers 
tell us that the temperature is warmer in the vicinity of evergreens. However this may be, we know that our gardens are earlier and our fruits 
ripen better when protected by such screens. Nothing can be more beautiful than ornamentar Hedges, well kept and pruned to serve as 
boundary lines between neighbors, or as divisions between the lawn and garden, or to hide unsightly places. By using medium sized plants a. 
hedge can be made as cheaply as a good board fence can be built, and then with a little care, it is becoming every year more and more 
"a. thing of beauty." We all know that such hedges constitute a principal attraction in our best kept places. 

To secure a good hedge it is necessary to plant well Dig a deep, wide trench, and work the soil thorotighly about the roots. Press the 
ground firmly, and mulch heavily for a distance of two or more feet on either side, according to the size of the plaints. This is especially 
necessary with evergreens, and all exposure of the roots to the sun and air must be strictly avoided. 

Deciduous hedge^pjants, as a general rule^ijauld be planted from 6 to 12 inches apart, evergreens from S to IS inches according to size. 

PRIVET, CALIFORNIA— A recent introduction that has met with 
great favor M'herever planted. It makes a verj' rapid growth, has 
shining, dark green leaves, which it retains uniil late in the fall. In 
the autumn the top is a mass of golden colored flowers, very strik- 
ing and beautiful. The root is very hardj'. The tops should be 
severely pruned each season, the new growth being stronger, and 
denser with each succeeding year. 12 to 18 inches, $3.00 per 100, 
§25,00 per 1,060 

PRIVET, CHINESE OR AMOOR RIVER- -A most attractiv^e, handsome 
variety, with long, shining leaves and large, pure white, fragrant 
blossoms, produced in great profusion. A stronger grower than 
the California wdth coarser foliage. 15 -Jo 18 inches, $3.00 per 100, 
$25.00 per 1,000. 

RUSSIAN OLIVE— A native of the Northwestern plains. The foliage 
is silvery w^hite, the flowers small, yellowish, produced verj^ abund- 
antly. Perfectly hardy, and resists drought and heat in a remark- 
able degree. By cutting back each season, it forms a very compact, 
dense hedge of most beautiful appearance. 12 to 15 inches, .$5.00 per 
100, $40.00 per 1,000; iS to 24 inches, S8.00 per 100. 



Deciduous Hedge Plants. 

BERBERRY, PURPLE— This rare and beautiful plant is particularly 
adapted for orr .mental divisions of city lots, or wherever a hardy, 
beautiful, showy hedge is wanted. The foliage is a deep violet purple, 
always clean and healthy. The fruit is of the same shade of color, the 
two forming a most striking combination. The plant is dwarf and 
stockv. 8 to 10 Inches, $3 00 per 100; 12 to 15 Inches, $5.00 per 100. 
BUCKTHORN— After a thorough test of &11 varieties listed here as well 
as manj' others, we consider this the best and hardiest for the North- 
west. It stands our cold winters without a particle of injviry, com- 
mences growth very early in spring, retains its foliage late in autumn, 
forms a compact, dense hedge, which will turn all kinds of cattle and 
swine, is never killed by drought, and succeeds well in any and all sec- 
tions. Foliage is dark green; blossoms small, white, followed hy small, 
black fruit. 8 to lo inches, $3.00 per 100, $15 00 per 1,000; 15 to 18 inches, 
$4 50 per 100, $25.00 per 1,000. 

CARRAQANA, ARBORESCENS— (Siberian Pea Tree.) This is a hardy 
varietj' from Northern Russia, now being e.Ktensively planted in Mani- 
toba and Dakota. The foliage resembles the Locust, the leaflet ter- 
minating in a short, sharp point. The blossoms appearing the last of 
May are a bright yellow, very showy and attractive. It is perfectly 
hardy every where, flourishes in the poorest soils and, if properly trim- 
med, soon" forms an impenetrable hedge. 6 to 8 inches, $3.00 per 100; 
8 tm 10 inches, $4.00 per 100. 

CITRUS TRIPOLIATA— (Hardy Lemon.) Valuable for a defensive hedge 
as well as for ornament. Perfectly hardy in the Middle and Southern 
States and most beautiful everywhere. It is a most rapid grower and 
forms a thick, heavy hedge in 3 years from planting. It 
has dark, glossy green foliage and is thickly studded with stout 
thorns. In spring it is thickly covered with myriads of white, sweet- 
scented blossoms, which are followed bv -showv fruit $5.00 per too. 
HONEY LOCUST— In many sections of the North this is still considered 
the best. It is of vigorous growth,pei-fectl3' hardy, thrives with ordinary 
care and on account of its thorny nature, is well adapted for farm 
planting. 12 to 15 inches, $2.00 per 100, .$15 00 per $1,000. 
JAPAN QUINCE — The foliage is bright, glossy green, retaining its color 
throughout the summer. The flowers which are borne in the greatest 
profusion, are brilliant crimson, very showy and attractive, and are 
produced before the leaves appear in spring. 12 to 18 inches, $5.00 per 
100; 18 to 24 inches, $8 00 per 100. 

OSAQE ORANGE— Highly esteemed in many parts of the West and 
South. A handsome variety, but not hardy in the Northwest. 
2 years $1.50 per 100, $10 00 per 1,000. 

PRIVET , COMnON — One of the very finest plants for ornamental 
hedges. It makes a rapid growth, has bright' clean foliage, and is 
easily trained and cared for. In early summer it produces tiny, 
wliite blossoms. i2 to iS inches, $3 00 per 100. $20.00 per 1.000. 



Evergreen Hedge Plants. 

AMERICAN ARBOR VITAE— 8 to 10 inches, $4.00 per loo. 
AUSTRIAN PINE— 8 to 10 inches, $5.00 per 100. 
SCOTCH PINE— 8 to 10 inches, $5.00 per 100. 
DOUGLAS SPRUCE— 8 to lo inches, $5.00 per 100. 
NORV^AY SPRUCE— 8 to 10 inches, $4.00 per 106. 
HEMLOCK SPRUCE— 8 to 10 inches, $4.00 per lob. 
RED CEDAR— 8 to 10 inches, $4.00 per 100. 

Forest Tree Seedlings. 

These are all cultivated, nursery grown stock, with good roots 
and are far superior to many of the seedlings pulled from forests and 
river bottoms, with few if any roots, such as are ofiered by man 3' 
nursery men, and sold through agents. They are intended for 
planting groves, tree claims, wind breaks, etc., and are always sent 
bv express or freight at purchasers expense, 
BOX ELDER— 75c per lOo, $6.00 per 1,000. 
BOX ELDER — 6 to 10 inches, soc per 100, $4.00 per 1,000. 
COTTONWOOD— 50c per 100, $4.00 per 1,000. 

CATALPA SPECIOSA— First size, $1.00 per 100, $8.00 per 1000. 

Extra large, $2.00 per 100, $15.00 per 1,000. 

ELM AMERICAN— $1.00 per 100, $8.00 per 1.000, 

MAPLE. SOFT— 1,00 per 100, $8.00 per i.ooo. 

MULBERRY RUSSIAN— $1.25 per 100, $10.00 per 1,000. 

WHITE ASH— $1.00 per 100, $8 00 per 1,000. 



g^HARDY, PRODUCTIVE,FRUITS. ORNAMENTAL TREES, SHRUBS. ETcTj 




DOUBLE ALTHEA. 



FLOWERING AND 

ORNAMENTAL SHRUBS. 

The beauty of a modern home does not depend so 
much on stately columns, skill of architecture and 
decorated walls as on the surrou7Tdings. ihe 
iiiimlilest cottage sometimes surpasses in real 
beautv the marble palace of the millionaire, because 
it is embellished with nature's own besutty, in trees 
and shrubs, clambering vines and graceful flowers. 
In the lu-oper adornment of a home thei-e isnothing 
Lo surpass in beauty the flowering shrubs and 
ornamental plants, climbing vines, etc., which give 
a finishing touch to all artificial embellishment. 
The list which we oflFer is the cream of the entire 
line tor foliage and flowers, everything hardy and 
adapted to all sections of thecountry. 
Flowering shrubs appear to best ad- 
vantage when planted in groups of a 
dozen or more. They may also he 
planted to advantage" singly and by 
a judicious selection of varieties a 
succession of bloom is afforded all 
summer. In laying out new grounds, 
shrubs should be used extensivelj', as 
they make a beautiful display the 
ftrst season. All mail size stock will be 
sent postpaid at price quoted, all others 
by express or freighc, at purchaser's ex- 
pense. Dozen price lo times single price. 



dance before the leaves appear in spring. 2 to 3 feet, 50C each 
DOUBLE PINK.— Handsome, bright pink flowers 
DOUBLE RED.— A verv attractive shade of color. 
DLUBLE WHITE — Pure white blossoms. 
Afthf*?* (Rose of Sharon) («ee out.) 
mLIlCd.. These are fine, hardy, free- 
growing and free-flowering shrubs, which 
bloom from August till October, when few 
other plants are in flower They attain a 
height of 6 to 10 leet and are very attractive 
when in full bloom. Mail size 35c, 18 to 24 
inches, 35c. 

DOUBLE ORANGE — A bright orange color, 
verv distinct and handsome. 
DOUBLE PURPLE.— A fine variety of very 
vigorous growth. Flowers large, very 
double and ofa beautiful reddish-violetcolor. 
DOUBLE WHITE.— The surpassing beauty of 
this grand variety beggars any description. 
It blossoms the second season after planting 
every leaf and twig bringing forth larj^e 
double pure white blossoms in the greatest 
profusion imaginable. They are produced 
for several weeks in succession, remain on 
the plant a long time after opening and for 
beauty and chasteness are not surpassed by 
any flower grown. 

SINGLE RED.— The single blossoms as a rule 
are handsomer than the double but qulcklA 
fade away. This is a large, bold, attractive 
flower of a bright red color, rendering it 
very conspicuous when first opened. 
SINGLE WHITE.— The large, pure white 
blossoms are verv attractive. 
VARIEGATED LEAF.— This variety has very 
distinct, ornamental foliage. The leaves are variegated green and light 
vellow, a very happv contrast and rendering the plant very attractive 
f>n the lawn. The blossoms are double pttrple and very fine. 
MIXED SORTS.— Throush some oversight these became mixed and we 
are unaT-jle to separate them. They are extra fine and we offer them to 
close out 1 S to 24 inches @ 2r)C 




A1mrkn/^c Beautiful, dwarf growing shrubs, witb handsome CornUS SaflO'tSinea (Red Twig Dogwood.) (See ctit ) Iii- 
ASmOnaS. double Aowers set ?losely Zn tlie twigs in great abun- 7 -^'-^ ='J^^^^?_^A'l?^!L..''''"^~!r 




CALYCANTHUS. 



are very striking, the bark of this grand shrub is so handsome and 
attractive as to merit it a place in every collection. It is a bright 
showy red, becoming more pronounced as winter approaches and 
contrasting finely with the snow and the evergreens. It forms a 
■ ' good sized shrub which is covered in early 

spring with a great profusion of ^^ellow 
flowers. Being perfectly hardy it is adapted 
to all sections and being ornamental in win- 
ter as well as in summer it is one of those 
rare combinations of nature's beauties so 
seldom tound. 2 to 3 feet, soc. 
CURRANT, CRIMSON FLG.— Well Imowrn and' 
desirable on account of itshandsomecrimson 
flowers produced in spring, followed by 
fruit in summer. f8 to 24 inches, 25c. 

Calycanthus. SYr^rt' 

desirable on account of the peculiarity and 
very pleasing fragrance of its v/ood; its foli- 
age isrich and flowers are of a rare chocolate 
color, with an agreeable strawberry odor.. 
The Calycanthus blossoms in June and at 
intervals through the summer. When full: 
grown, 6 to S feet high. A most peculiar 
shrub and flower and one tliat is sure to. 
please. It is perfectly hardy here and should 
be included in all collections. Mail ^ize, I5c» 
18 to 24 inches, 25c; 2 to 3 feet, 50c 
rif^ii + 'yisi c This valuable species of" 
U^U\,£4lctii» plants comes to us from 
Japan, which insures its beauty and hardi- 
ness. The shrubs are hardy*, vigorous, 
adapted to all soils and remarkable for 
grace, beauty and prodigal bloom. The 

taller varieties are valuable for specimens 

while the low ones are admirably adapted for borders, grouping or 
planting near the house. The flowers are tassel like and clustered 
into thick wreaths along their drooping liranches in June. 
CANDIDISSIMA.— A new and handsome variety with very large,, 
double, pure white blossoms, produced in the "greatest abundance, 
nail size, 15c; 12 to 15 inches, 25c; 24 to 30 inches, ftoc. 




DEUTZIA, Pride of Rochester. 



CRENATA. — A most beautiful, pure white, 
single flowered vai-ietv that blooms very 
lavishly in early Jtine. flail size, 15c; 
18 to 24 inches. 25c. 

DOUBLE ROSE COLORED. — Exquisit- 
flowers of double rosette shape, tinged 
with soft pink. /VJail size, 15c; 18 to 24 
inches, 25c 

GRACILIS.- (See cut )— The handsomest 
of all the Deutzias, and one of the very 
best in our entire list. It forms a low, 
round, compact bush, which is literally 
smothered with blooms in early summer. 
The flowers are single, pure white, and 
1 ) or ne in the' greatest lavishness imagin- 
able, every branch and twig bearing its 
precious load of beautitul purity. It is 
unsurpassed for lawn purposes and is 
largely used by florists for forcing for 
Easter decorations. Mail size 150; 18 to 24 
inches, 25c; 2 to 3 feet, 50c. 
PRIDE OF ROCHESTER —(See cut.)— This 
sort is a strong grower, bas large flower.';, 
large panicles "of bloom, produces them 
freeij'. and is perfectly hardy everywhere. 
The blossoms are double white, delicately 
tinged with pink Mail size, isc; 18 to 24 
inches. 25c; 2 to 3 feet, 50G. 
SCABRA.— (Rough Leaved.) Flowers are 
pure white, single, bell-shaped, pro- 
duced profitselv in small bunches. 
Mail size 15c; 18 to 24 inches 25c- 




OEUrZlA ORAClLlSw^. 





GOLDEN ELDER. 

BERBERRY, THUNBERQI!— A unique and chartning Japanese variety, 
tliat forms low, dense, neat bttshes. which produce a yu oliision of white 
Howers in May. In earU- atitnnin it is all aglow with scarlet leaves and 
ijerries, the latter clinging to the branches throughout the winter, 
flail size, 15c: 15 to 18 inches 25c. 

CLETHRA ALNIFOLIA— (Sweet Pepper Bush.) A Very hardy, neat, 
upright-growing shrnb, not only valued for its beauty and sweetness, 
but is in demand for the honey-bee to feed npori. Blooms everv season 
producing pure white fragrant flowers in spikes 3 to 6 inches long, 
iS to 34 inches 25c; 2 to 3 feet 50c. 

EXOCHORDA GRAN DIFLOR A— (Pearl Bush.) A vigorous 
growing shrub, forming a neat, compact bush 10 to 
12 feet high. The pure white flowers are borne iu 
slender racemes of S to 10 florets each. Mail size, 15c: 
2 to 3 feet, 50c. 

PIHo»« ficAfie^rt (Sambucus Aurea.) Intro- 
i:;iUCI , VlUlUCil. cUtced from Holland and 
worthy of a place in every collection. When the leaves 
"first appear they are bright green, but if planted where 
they will have "plenty of sun they soon change to a 
golden green. The blossom, which resembles the 
common Elder bloom, appears in July. The best effect 
-is produced when they are planted with other shrubs, 
-so that the foliage may be rendered more conspicuous 
by the contrast. Its" perfect hardiness adapts it to 
ail sections, while its bright, golden foliage renders it 
of especial value at all times. Mail size, iSc; 

2 to 3 feet, 50c; 3 to 4 feet, 75c. 

FILBERT, PURPLE LEAF— A vigorous growing shrub, 
with large, deep_ purple leaves, producing good, 
edible fruit. Mail size, 250. 

FORSYTHIA, SUSPENSA— One of the best early flow- 
<ering,shrubs. It bursts into bloom before any other 
tree or shrub shows a leaf, producing glorious masses 
•of golden 3'-ellow, drooping flowers, which are exceed- 
ingly cheery and welcome at that season. 18 to 24 inches, 2sc; 2 to 

3 feet, 50c 

Pf iriO*P Pllfnip (Smoke Tree.) A very elegant and orna- 
1 1 I^Ul|>lw* mental large shrub, with curious, hair-like 

flowers, which, being of a pinkish brown color, give it the name of 
"Purple Fringe" and ''Smoke Tree." It forms a round, bushy sym- 
-metrical head growing from 10 to 12 feet high. The blossoms come in 
July and remain all summer literally covering the bush. 18 to 24 inch, 
350; 2 to 3 feet, 50c, 



DEUTZIA, WATERl— A Perfectly 
hardy everywhere. A grand 
variety, with ver^' large, 
single pink blossoms, borne 
in large, loose racemes. 
Mail size, 15c; iS to 24 
inches, 25c. 

BERBERRY. PURPLE — The 

foliage is a deep violet purple 
and can be used with charm- 
ing eflect when grouped with 
golden leaved plants on the 
lawn. It is equally valuable 
as a single specimen plant, 
while a-s an ornamental hedge, 
it is not equaled by any variet\' 
grown. It grows to a height 
of 3 to 4 feet, produces yellow- 
ish-white flowers in June, and 
is covered in the tall with 
small berries the color of the 
foliage. It is perfectly hardj' 
everywhei'e. never affected by 
insects or disease and presents 
a cleata handsome appearance 
at all times. Mail size, 150. 
18 to 24 inches, 20c; 2 to 3 
feet 30c, 



i 




WHITE FRINGE. 




HONEYSUCKLE TARTARIAN. 



Frirso-f* WhHp> lilac, josikea. 

a JL natc;, A laige shrub or small tree, with large, 

heavy leaves almost hidden in spring, by a thick mist of fragrant j 
drooping white flowers. "When planted against evergreens it is one 
of our very choicest lawn ornaments. As single specimen plants they 
are most beautiful. Oftentimes the fringe or blooms come with the 
leaves in spring, their delicious odor perfuming the air for a long- 
distance around the plant. Mail sire, 15c; 15 to 20 inches, 25c; 
24 to 30 inches, 50c. 

Honeysuckle. ^^{IS^^ 

variety is still one of the finest and most 
popular grown. It grows from 6 to 10 feet 
in height, forms an upright, compact head 
of green in early spring, thickly covered 
with handsome pink flowers in May, which 
fire followed by bright, orange colored 
berries In the fall. It is absolutely hardy, 
never winter-killing in the least, is never 
affected by insects, and is a most beautiful 
shrub throughout the entire season, 
nail"size, 15c; to 3 feet, 25c; 3 to 4 feet, 50c. 

Honeysuckle, xd'I^^^ TvTt^tT; 

above, except in color, it being a pure 
white, rendering it, when iu bloom, even 
more attractive than the pink. Mail size, 
15c; 2 to 3 feet, 50c, 

Hydrangea Paniculata. 

(See Cut page 103.) This is the 
grandest shrub ever introduced and 
more worthy of general cultivation than 
any other iti our entire list. It comes from 
Japan, the land of so many good things in 
the fruit, plant and- shrub line. It thrives in all sections of the coun- 
try and comes into bloom in August, when all other shrubs are 
through flowering. It grows from S to 10 feet in height 
producing great "pyramidal panicles of bloom a foot in 
length and 6 to 10 inches in diameter, which are at first 
pure white, then gradually changing to pink. The blooms dry up 
like "Everlastings," and can be cut ofl" and kept in the house all 
winter. It is as hardy as the Native oak, never kills back and is 
adapted for any place 'where a handsome flowering plant is wanted. 
As single specimen plants on the lawn, in groups 
or clumps, for borders, for ornamental divisions of 
city lots, and for mainj' other positions, it readily 
suggests itself. Itshandsomeflowersdevelop about 
August first, and retain their beauty till winter, 
clinging to the plant long after the leaves have 
fallen. 

To obtain the best results with this noble vari- 
ety, it should be severely pruned back each season. 
Flowers are made oti the new wood, and the closer 
it is trimmed back the stronger the Tiew growth 
and blooms will be. We have seen specimens of 
this grand plant carrying over 500 large, showy 
blossoms. Mulch the ground thoroughly around 
the plant, never allow it to dry out and give it a great 
abundance of water during the flowering period. 
Mail size, 15c each; 12 to 18 inches, 20c each; $2.00 per 
doz., $i2.5iDfper 100; 18 to 24 inches,, 25c each; S2.50 
per doz., $18.00 per 100; 2 to 3 feet, soc each, 
$5.00 per doz. 

HOP TREE— A pretty, shrub-like tree, that bears 
clusters of white flowersin June, followed by showv 
hop-like, winged seed . clusters in fall; of rapid 
growth and hardy, robust nature. 12 to 18 inches, 
15c; .2 to 3 fieet, 25c; 3 to 4 feet, 50c. 

KERRIA, JAPONICA— (Globe Flower.) A graceful, 
slender shrub, growing 4 to 5 feet high, producing 
in great abundance double, yellow, globe-shaped 
flowers from early summer till autumn. Mail size, 
15c; 18 to 24 inches, age. ^ ^ 

PURPLE FRINGE. 




HARDY. PRODUCTIVE FRUITS, ORNAMENTAL TREES, SHRUBS. ETO. 




LILACS. 



The old purple and white lilacs, 
mingled with the memories of our 
school days, prenentins when in 
bloom a most tempting- appear- 
ance on the lawn, and filling a 
room with their delightful odor 
when cut, are still cherished and 
beautiful, and will forever hold a 
place dear to the heart of every 
one who has grown or seen them . 
Perfectly hardy, requiring no 
care or attention after planting 
and certain of yielding a rich 
harvest of bloom efich season, 
they are most desirable for lawn 
planting. In the newer varieties 
of recent introduction, we still 
have the same hardy, robust na- 
ture and freedom of bloom, and 
in addition some of the most ex- 
quisite shadings of color, larger 
flowers and more beautiful forms. 
BELLE DE NANCY — A robust 
grower, forming nice rounded tops 
in a short time. Blooms very late 
producing very large, double, 
light purplish blooms, tinged with 
blue, li'jjhter towards the centre. 
GIANT TREE LILAC. Mail size, 15c; 18 to 24 inches, 40c, 

CHAS. X — A strong, rapid grower with large, handsome shining leaves. 
Prodnces large trusses of reddish purple blossoms, which are very attractive. 
Mail . size, 15c; 18 to 24 inches 40c. 

/^iotli* Tft**^ I il5ir> This is a most magnificent and beautiful 
VftlAllL It^C L<11<].W. variety from Northern Japan, the finest 
sort ever introduced. The blossoms are 
borne in immense panicles, 18 to 20 
inches long, pure white and very fra- 
grant. They come into flower a month 
later in the season than other varieties 
and are particularly valuable on this 
account. It forms a tree 20 to 30 feet 
high, with large, leathery, dark green 
leaves. Mail size, 25c; 12 to 18 inches, 
40c; 3 to 3 feet, $i.oo> 

JAPAN SEEDLINGS— These are unnamed 
seedlings grown from the choicest Jap- 
anese varieties. They have not bloomed 
very extensively with us, but we know 
there are many choice sorts to be found 
among them. Some of the best kinds 
have been obtained in this manner, and 
out of the lot which we have, we expect 
tc> place a number of new sorts on the 
market in a short time, as soon as their 
ch^lracter is fijted and definite. > They ate. 
all dis~tinguished by their' sturdy, robust 
growth, their large, shining leaves and 
their great hardiness. You will make no 
mistake by buying a few at the low 
price at which they arc now offered. 
18 to 24 inches, 25c; 2 to 3 feet, 50c. 
lr\cltrp>si Hungarian. (See Cut page 
ftlU^llVCd.. 102.) A very fine distinct 
species, of tree-like growth, with dai-k, 
shining leaves and purple flowers in June, 
after the other sorts ai-e through bloom- 
ing. Particularly esteemed for its fine 
habit and foliage Mail size, 25c; 18 to 24 in., 40c. 
f\tttt%Cf^ ts%t%fin (Pyrus Japonica.) The large, brilliant, scarlet 
>C**""*^^9 *f dJ-fCH.*. flowers are among the iirst blossoms in spring, 
and they appear in great profusion, covering every branch, branchlet and 
twig, before theleaves are developed. The foliage is bright green and glossy, 
and retains its color the entire summer, which renders the plant very orna- 
mental. 4;pecial attention is invited to this plant for ornamental hedges. 

It is sufficiently thorny to form 
a defense, and at the same time 
makes one of themost beautiful 
flowering hedges. As single 
spccim'en shrubs on the lawn, 
it is very attractive and is also 
especially adapted forthe edges 
of borders or groups of trees. 
Mail size, 15c: i8 to 24 in., 25c: 
2 to 3 feet, soc 

Snowball, ^^r^l 

the same showy eiFect in spring 
that the Hydrangeas do in the 
fall. They are alllarge, hardy, 
quick-growing shrubs, valua- 
ble for screens, groups and 
specimens. 

COMHON— (Sterilis.) The old, 
well known and highly es- 
teemed variety. Attains a 
height of 10 to 12 feet. Blooms 
the latter part of May. Used 
extensively for decorating, 
especially" on Memorial Day. 
Flowers, pure white, large balls 
frequently borne in clusters of 
five oi' six. riail size, 15c; 18 to 
PURPLE LEAF PLUM. inches. 25c; 2 to 3 feet. 50c. 





HYDRANGEA. 

MAD. CHATENAY— A new and desirable kind from Prance. 
Blossoms pure white, very double, produced in large showy 
panicles Mail size, 2sc; 18 to 24 inches, 40c. 

iMARIE LE GRAY — Superb, creamy white flower plumes, of great 
size. Bush of dwarf compact growth and attractive foliage. 
Extra choice and valuable for forcing. Mail size, 25c; i8 to 24 in., 40c, 
MARIE LE PAGE— Another handsome double white sort- 
Somewhat larger in growth than Marie I^e Gray, but character- 
ized by a great profusion of bloom, in mammoth panicles. 
Mall size, 250; 2 to 3 *eet, 7SC- 

COMMON WHITE— The old but much admired variety.. 
Mail size, loc; 18 to 24 inches, 2Sc; 2 to 3 teet, soc. 
COnMON PURPLE — .\lways handsome and always reliable;. 
Mail size, loc; 12 to 18 inches, 15c; i8to 24 inches, 25c; 2 to 3 feet, soc.. 

V>ftinnc Piccntrli (Purple Leaf Plura.J The finest 
I:'! U11US» t^ldbd-lUI. purple-leaved small tree or 
shrub of recent introdtiction. The young branches are 
a very dark purple, the leaves, when j'oung, a lustrous 
crimson, changing to a dark purple, which color they 
retain until they, drop iti fall. Tbe small white blossoms com- 
pletely coyer the plant in eavly spring, at which time it is most 
beautiful. It is fine for specimen plants, on the lawn or for 
groups, affording a fine contrast with other trees and shrubs. 
Winter pruning gives stronger shoots and, darker leaves- 
Mail size. 15c; 3 to 4 feet, 50c; 4 to s feet,, 75c. 

PLUM DOUBLE FLOWERING— A very desirable, handsome shrnb- 
introduced from Japan. Flowers semi-double, an inch or more in. 
diameter, of a delicate pink tint, set thickly on the twigs and 
produced in earl spring. A most handsome ornament to anjr 
lawn. 3 to 4 feet, 500. 



JAPAN QUINCE 





SNOWBALL. 



104 





LEMOINEI 



BRIDAL WREATH. 
■SPIREA BILLARDI— One of tlie prettiest in the list. Bears hand- 
some spikes of pink blossoms ncrii-ly all summer. i3 to i8 
inches, 150; 18 to 24 inches, 250; 2 to 3 feet, 40c 

SA/l"inO"««« (Hock Orange) These 
Oynil^dS). shrubs bloom in June, 
after the Weigelias. They are hurdy, robust, 
have handsome leaves and large, clu.stered. 
milk white, fragrant flowers. The tall 
.growing sorts bloss.om profusely and are 
unsurpassed in their season. The dwarf 
kinds do not bloom so much, but are prettv 
and compact little shrubs, veiluable for 
their bright leaves. 

CORONARIUS— A medinm sized shrub, bear- 
ing an abundance of white, sweet-scented 
flowers, the last of May. Hail size, tgc, 
3 to 4 feet, 50C. 

GOLDEN— A brilliant little shrub, with bi-ight 
golden leaves, retaining its color throughout 
the entire season. Grouped with green and 
purple leaved shrubs it produces fine effects. 
Mail size, 15c; 12 to 18 inclies, 20c; 2 to 3 feet, 
40c; 3 to 4 feet, 60c. 

GORDON'S— Blooms very profusely aboutten 
daj's later than the other sorts. Of fine 
habit. 18 to 24 inches, 2sc 
GRANDIFLORA— A large shrtib. with re- 
curved branches laden -with large, showy 
flowers, slightly fragrant. Mail size, 15c. 
COLUMBIANA— One of the best in the whole 
list. Of good size and habit. Blooms very 
profusely, riail size, 15c; 2 to 3 feet, 40c; 
3 to 4 feet. 50c. 

ZEHERI — A large flowered odorless variety, blossoming very late 
15c; 18 to 24 inches, 25c; 2 to 3 feet, 40c. 

1^5, n fiv Fine feathery foliage like that of the Juniper; valuable in sand 
1 dlilctl I A, soil where most shrubs will not do well. fla.I size. 15c. 
\5l/pkio*P»li51C These shrubs bloom after the Lilacs, in June and JuH-. 
YT Cl^C'llCl.d* They make a strong growth, erect when young, gradually 
spreading and drooping into most graceful shape with age. Their large 
tiowers are of wide, trumpet-shape, of all colors from white to red, and bOrne 
in clusters thicklj' all along their branches. Used for borders, groups, imme- 
diate eflfects and low screens. 

ABEL CARRIERRE — Bright rose. A choice sort. One of the best. 2 to 3 feet, 40c. 
AMABILIS— Of robu.st habit, large foliage and pink flowers. Blooms fi-eely in 
autumn. A great acquisition. 2 to 3 feet, 40c, 

CANDIDA — Considered by man.v the best of all An erect, vigorous grower, 
producing in the greatest profusion in June, and continuing throughout the 
summer, large, pure white blossoms of rare beauty. HaiJ size, iSC; 18 to 24 
inches. 25c; 2 to 3 feet, 40c 

EVA RATHKE— A charming n^w variety, with brilliant crimson flowers. A 
distinct, clear and beautiful sliade of color Hail size, isc; 12 to 18 inches, 
20c; iS to 24 inches, 2sc. 

HORTENSIS NIVEA— Flowers, pure white; foliage large, habit vigorous; a 
profuse bloomer. 2 to 3 feet, 40c. 

(COST VARIEQATA— Of dwarf, compact growth; leaves bordered with yellow, 
flowers deep rose, very fine, flail size, 15c. 

ROSEA NANA VARIEGATA— One of the most conspicuous shrubs that we cul- 
tivate; leaves beautifully margined creamy white; flowers pink. It is a dwarf 
grower and admirably adapted to small "lawns or gardens. Unsurpassed for 
ornamental hedges and most beautiful at all times. Mail size, 15c; 18 to 24 
inches, 25c; 2 to 3 feet, 40c. ^ , , 

R05EA— Bears a great abundance of rose colored flowers m May. Introduced 
from China and particularly valuablefor specimens. Mail size, 15c; 2 to 3 ft., 35c. 
SIEBOLDI— When the leaves are young the variegation is yellow. When they 
mature it becomes silvery white. Rose colored blooms. A handsome variety. 
12 to 18 inches, 250. 



SNOWBALLS==Conc!uded. 

HIGH BUSH CRANBERRY— (Opulus ) Both ornamental and useful. It pro- 
duces laige red berries resembling cranberries, which are esteemed by many 
for pies, jellies, etc. These hang on the plant until killed by frost and are at 
;h11 times beautiftd. Mail size, 20c; iS to 24 inches, 40C. 

JAPANESE SINGLE— (Tomentosum ) A most beautiful new variety from 
Japan. Flowers, single, pure white, bornealong the branches in flat cymes, 
in the greatest profusion in earU' June Perfectly hardy, vigorous, free 
blooming and well adapted for lawn work. Mail size, 2sc; 18 to 24 in., 40c. 
JAPANESE DOUBLE— (Plicatum.) This Japanese variety of the old- 
fashioned Snowball isoneof the inostvabiable of ourhardy shrubs. It forms 
an erect, compact shrub six to eight feet high; blooms in June and for along 
time is a solid mass of white, the plants being comxiletely covered from the 
ground to the top of the branches, with large balls of flowers white as 
snow. Mail size, 25c; 15 to 18 inches, 50c 

SNOWBERRY— A most beautiful little shrub, producing a profusion of pmk 
flowers in early sumn/cr, and large, white, waxen berries in autumn. 
Hail size, 15c; 18 to 24 inches, 25c; 2 to 3 feet, 50c. 

Qr*ifiaoe Some varieties of this class of shnibs are in bloom nearly 
Of^Il C^Ctd. all the season. All kinds have a riotous extravagance of 
bloom that renders them verv attractive. They , are so varied in flower, 
leaf and growth that monotony from planting too many kinds is impos- 
sible. Thev are hardv and are easily grown in all situations. A collection 
of all the different varieties which we ofter will give much pleasure. 
ANTHONY WATERER— Makes a dwarf bush IS to 24- inches high, covered 
from spring till late in the fall with large heads of crimson flowers. 
Perfectly hardy. Grand for border to taller growing shrubs, single speci- 
men plants for the lawn or for winter and spring blooming in pots. 
Mail size, 15c; 12 to 15 inches, 25c; 18 to 34 inches, 40c. 

ARIAEFOLIA— Verv dense and bushy Entirely bidden by masses of white 
flowers in July. 12 to 18 inches, 20c; 2 to 3 feet, 4,0c. . 
CALLOSA ALBA— A dwarf variety having pure white flowers in. the\, 
greatest profusion. Very desirable on account of its.dwarf . habit and fr«e.'' 
flowering; keeps all summer. A fine companiion to A. Waterer,. . 
Mail size, 15c; 12 to 15 inches, 25c. 

CRATAEGIFOLIA— A distinct, handsome, hardy variety. Produces pure,.- 
white blojssoras iw great profusion, flail size, isc; 2 to 3 feet, 40c, , u 

V • DOUQLASSI— Flowers of a rbeautifnl rose color,' -i 

massed on long spikes in July and August. 
12 to 18 inches, isc; 18 to 24inches, 25c-, 2 to 3 ft. 40c. 
GOLDEN— This is one of the most effective shrubs 
for a lawn; foliage green, bordered with a rich - 
golden yellow; very distinct and beautiful, particu-" 
iarlv in" June, when the branches are covered with 
double white flowers. 2to3feet. 40c; 3 to 4feet, 60c 
OPULIFOLIA— Verv strong in growth and large in 
leaf Blossoms in white, flat clusters along, the 
ranches. Mail size, 15c; 3 to 4 feet, 60c. 
Dfimi-frkf Id Bridal Wreath. (See Cut.) A most 
tri UllllUJlO.. beautiful variety from Japan. 
Perfectly hardy, of vigorous growth and very free 
flowering. Produces in greatest abundance pure 
white, daisy-like flowers in May Remains in 
iloom a long time and iustly merits to, be placed in 
the front rank of flowering shrubs. Mail size, 15c; 
18 to 24 inches. 35c; 2 to 3 feet, 40c. 
THUNBERGI— Of dwarf habit and rounded graceful 
form; branches .slender and somewhat drooping; 
foliage narrow and yellowish green; flowers small, 
white, appearing early in spring. Forces well in 
winter, flail size, 15c; 12 to 18 inches, 20c. 
VAN HOUTTI.— One of the most charming and beau- "* 
tiful of the Spireas, having pure white flowers in' - 
clusters or panicles an inch in diameter Astonish- 
ingl3' profuse in bloom, and plants remarkably 
vigorous and hardv. But recently introduced from 
France, and considered by many the finest flower- 
ing shrub in cultivation. Mail size, 15c; 12 to iS 
inches, igc; i8 to 24 inches. 25c; 2 to 3 fee.t 4co 

Syringa Lemoinei. li''i^Z'^^%^''cSZ 

pact and shapely, producing flowers from the ground to 
tip of branches Flowers creann^ white, very fragrant, mak- 
ing it one of the finest hardy shrubs for mas,sing or individual 
specimen plants. Mail size, 150; i8to 24 inches, 250; 2 to 3 ft. 40c. 





WEIGELIA NANA VARIEGATED. 



|g>HARDY, PRODUCTIVE FRUITS, ORNAMENTAL TREES, SHRUBS. ETC.j 




HARDY, 

ORNAMENTAL 

VINES. 

Climbing Vines are as necessary to 
the comtort and beauty of a home as 
the trees and shrubs we plant about 
it. Indeed, notliing so quickly tones 
down the roughness of a new place 
:<s some of our rapid climbers. Before 
the trees are large enougli to afford 
either shelter or coolness, vines will 
hide ugly walls or fences and screen 
sunny porches. We offer the most 
desirable hardy sorts, and recommend 
a freettsc of them. All plants quoted 
here sent by mail at prices named. 
Dozen lots sent by express atpurchaser's 
expense at lotimes price of single plar ts. 
ACTINIDIA.— (Silver Sweet.) The foli- 
age resembles the Lilac. On the ends 
of the flowering shoots, the third sea- 
son it changes to a silvery white color 
giving the effect of large white liowers 
among the green leaves. The blos- 
soms appear in Jttne, are creamy 
white, with bright yellow anthers, 
and a fragrance resembling the Lily 
of tlie Valley. ■ year. 25c: 2 years, 50c. 
AMPELOPSIS QUINQLEFOLIA.— (Vir= 
ginia Creeper.) The well known, 
iiard.v native climber. 1 year 15c, 2 
years 250, 3 years 30c. 





CLEMATIS JACKriANNU 

flp'mfli'ic There is nothing in the line of 
Wtc;ill<a.l.l9. climbing plants or vines that 
surpasses the Clematis in gracefulness of foliage 
and beauty of blossom. When given proper 
care and attention thej^ make a very rapid 
growth and wrell repay the care and labor 
bestowed upon them. They require a deep soil 
richly fertilized. Most varieties are benefitted 
by a slight protection during the first two or 
tiir^e winters. Unless otherwise noted, i yearasc 
2 years 50c. 

C r^nf infect (See cut.) Bell shaped flowers 
Wi/C'C'ltl^CX.* of an intense scarlet color. 
A -very free bloomer, the flower being of uniqiie 
form. This variety should be in all collections. 
I year 1 5c, 3 years, 25c. 

FLAMULA, — European sweet scented. Small, 
■white, deliciously fragrant flowers, produced in 
great profusion" Plant perfectly hardy everywhere, i 
year 150, 2 years 25c. 

HENRYII. — The best large flowering white variety. 
Idnh-manni The best of all the large flowering 
«lClV^IVlIJCt.llIll. -varieties. Color a deep violet pur- 
ple. A strong rampant grov<rer succeeding well in all lo- 
cations and perfectly hardy everywhere. 
Mad. Ed Andre.— Flowers large, velvety red. 
Do rilr'iilii'f a Hardy in all parts of the United States 
r^CtllidJIlClLa. xhe blossoms, are purewhite, very 
fragrant and borne in great bunches or clusters, covering 
the plant so completely as to almost hidefrom view the rich 
glosy green foliage, i year, isc;2 years, 20c; extra heavy 25c. 
Ramona. — A most rampant grower, fully 3 throe times as 
strong as the Jackmanni, The blooms are the largest 
of any variety grown, often measuring 6 to 7 inches in 
diameter of a very deep sky blue, distinct from any other 
kind and verv attractive, i yean 25c; 3 years, 50c. 
DUTCHMAN'S PIPE.— Arapid growing vine with very large 
heart-shaped leaves of a green color, makinga dense shade. 
The flowers areof brownish color. « year.isc; 2 years, 25c 
Hr»r«<a-«7C!*i/-'L'8p»C These loved old vines have lately 
■ lUilC^^'& U^i/lVlCa. tjeen to a number of new uses, 
especially in the line of eoveringhedges and bare patches of 
groundon banksand undertrees where grass willnol: grow. 
For porches, trellises and arbors they have always been 
popular. In sheltered places they are nearly evergreen. 
I year, 15c; 2 years. 25c. 

Chinese Twining. — One of the best and m ost useful varieties. 
Produces continuous crops of sweet buff and white 
hlossoms. Holds its foliage till late in winter. 
Goldleaf. — Has bright yellow leaves veined with green, antl 
produces great clusters of fragrant, cream colored flowers. 
HALLS JAPAN.— One of the finest honeysuckles firown. 
Blooms from June till November, is almost evcry^reen; 
produces fragrant blossoms, white changing to yellow. 
SCARLET TRUMPET.— The most brilliant variety of all. 
Produces thick clusters of long, tubular, scarlet blossoms 
and bluish green leaves. 




CLEMATIS COCCINEA. 



Ampelopsis Englemanni, P"| TrVl 

things considered, this is the hardiest and best climber 
for the North and Northwest ever introduced. The 
foliage resembles the Virginia Creeper but the vines 
cling closely to brick walls, etc. by means of small disc 
like feet, or climbers like the Japan Ivy. i year, 15c; 2 
years, 30c; extra heavy, 3 years, 40c. 

AMPELOPSIS VEITCHI.— (Japan or Boston Ivy.)— A 

rapid grower, with small, purplish green leaves, which 
change in autumn to beautifnl tints of crimson and 
orange. 1 year, 15c; 2 years. 25c. 

BIQNONIA RADICANS.-(Trumpet Flower.) An excellent 
vine with handsome lance shaped leaves. The flow^ers 
are orange and scarlet 1 year, i5cc: 2 years, 25c. 
BITTER SWEET.— (Celastrus ) A very hardy native 
twining vine with yellow flowers, followed by clusters 
of orange-scarlet berries. ■ year, isc; 2 years, 20. 

Wi^l'Jlt'i;!^ These require a deep, rich, well 
TV iO%.ai ICM-Om manured soil and respond very 
readily to generous treatment. They requii-e protec- 
tion in the extreme north. Flowers are borne in large, 
pendulous clusters, remaining inblooni a long time. 1 
year, 25c; 2 years, 35c 

SINGLE PURPLE.— Bloomsof a pale lilac color. 
DOUBLE PURPLE.— A charming variety, with double 
flowers, deeper in color than the single. 
SINOLR WHITE.— l^lowers clear white; bunches short, 
DOUBLE WHITE.— Double blossoms, in large racemes.. 
CHINESE BLUE —Long clusters of pale blue flowers. 




CLEMATIS PANICULATA. 



MOST NORTHERN N URS ERIES IN AMERICA.^ ^"^ 




MATRIMONY VINE. 

(LYCIUM CHINENSIS.) 

This is a most vigorous, hard}', climb- 
ing plant when trained to an arbor 
fastened to a tence, attached to a tree, to, 
the side of a house, the pillars of a piazza, 
or in any location where a quick grow- 
ing hardy climber is desired. It sends 
out numerous branches so that it covers 
a great amount of space in a short time, 
and every new growth is at once covered 
witli flowers, which are succeeded by /i 
beautiful berries neai'ly an inch long, 
every branch being loaded down with, 
thera. It continues flowering and new 
berries are forming from late spring until 
frost. The berries ripen in early autumn 
and remain on the vine until the early 
winter. It will grow and thrive in any 
situation, either shade or bright sunlight 
and will take root in any soil. Vahiable 
as it is for covering fences, etc., it is even 
more desirable for clambering over stone 
; walls, bare rocks or unsightly banks, 
covering them quickly with bright green 
I foliage and later on "rendering tliem ob- 
' i jects of beauty with its wealth of purple 
flowers and scarlet berries, i year, 15c; 
35c, extra strong. 3 and 4 years. 25c, by express, 




EULALIA VARIEGATED. 



Mail size, 15c; extra size, 250. 
ANTHEMISTINCTORIA. 
— (Hardy Marguerite.) 

Very satisfactory sum- 
mer flowering peren- 
nials, succeeding in 
MATRinONY VINE. the poorest soil, grow- 

ing about 15 inches high and blooming continuously during the 
summer. Of deifse bushy growth with large, golden yellow 
Jiowers. Mail size, loc; extra size, 15c. 

AQUILEQIA ORCOLUrt'.BINB— In foliage, flowers and stems the 
Columbines have an air of classical elegance that gives them a 
"high rank among Perennials. They grow about 2 feet high and 
succeed in any good garden .soil. Mail size, 150; extra heavy, 250. 
The set of six. 75c. 

■Coerulea— This is the true blue form of the Rocky Mountain 
Columbine; one of the handsome sorts grown. 
Chrysantha— The beautiful golden spurred '•Columbine." Golden 
yellow blossoms. 

Chrysantha Alba— beautiful white flowered form of the above. 
<jlandulosa — A lovelv shade of blue and white. 

Hybrida— Grown from the best imported seed. Many of these are 
•of surpassing beautv. 

Vuleraris Alba — A most beautiful, double white variety. 
ASTERS, ALPINUS— Showy, free blooming plants, commencingto 
flower earlv in the season and continuing ,till killed by frost. 

Blossoms bluish purple, 




HARDY PERENNIALS. 

No class of plants will yield better or more pleasing residts for the moue3' invested than these 
Hard V Perennials. Thev require but verv little care or attention, are perfectly hfirdy and yield a rich 
li.'trvest of bloom on the'lawn. Until this class of ijlants comes into more general tise, we cannot hope 
10 see reailv artistic gardens ill this countrv. . ^ .... 

Hail size plants are sent postpaid at prices quoted. AH others are sent by express or freight at 
purchasers expense. Dozen rate ten times single rate. Special prices given on application on large quantities. 
ACHILLEA— (The Pearl.) Pure white blooms borne in the greatest profusion the entire summer, on 
strong, erect stems, 2 feet high. Pine for cut blooms and unsurpassed as a border plant, 
-- ■- ■ - CAMPANULA— {Bell Flower./ A most important class of 

hardv plants, producing handsome, bell-shaped blos- 
soms'in great profusion. Hail size 15c; extra heavy, 25c. 
Carpatica Alba— Of dwarf habit, with pure white 
blooms, produced throughout the summer. 
Pyramidalis — Erect, pyramidal shaped stalk, with large, 
handsome blue flowers. ^ . . 

Assorted— Grown from tlie b.est seed, containing a 
grand mixture of white and blue varieties. 
CHRYSANTHEMUM MAXIMUM — (Marguerites.) Free 
"rowiii'i' perennials, not exceeding 30 inches in height, 
forming' compact bushes, which are covered with 
bloom the entire summer. The blossoms are of large 
size pure white, of great substance, lasting a week or 
more in perfect condition when cut. They are perfectly 
hardy and bloom profusely throughout tlie entire 
summer. Hail size 15c, extra heavy, 25c. 

Giant Golden Coreopsis. 

and profuse 

blooming plant with strikingly beautiful flovversofa 
rich o-olden color, which remain in bloom all the sum- 
mer.' The long thin stems make it particularly val- 
^"-(t uable for bouquets, while its abundance of bloom and 
s VIA length of season that it flowers makes it almost in- 
'Vi'W^/^^ valuable for bedding. They commence to blossom in 
Tune and continue a perfect mafjs of golden loveliness 
until cut. We have never seen Or 

d o w .n • b V ^SW^ growir a more satisfactorj' 
severe frosts vffKt^ plant. Mail Size isc, extra 
autumn. v\{*SmL ^ heavy, 15c; 4, 




YUCCA. 

Grows-about 8 inches 



2 mehe.s or m'ore across, 
high. Mail Size 15c. 

DbLPHINiU.'Vl—( Larkspur.) These are among 
the most satisfactorj- plants that can be grown 
in the herbaceous garden, producing iheir 
long, sIiovn'v spikes of bloom continuously 
from June till late in fall, if the precau- 
tion i.s taken to remove the flower stems 
belore they produce seed. Hail Size isc. 
biatum — (Bee Larkspur.) Of medium 
height, with clear blue flowers in large, 
branching racemes. 

Pormosum — The old favorite, dark blue 
variety in bloom from JuuetillNovember. 
Hybridura — Choicemixcd varieties, grown 
from the best imported seed. A collection 
of these planted in clumps is very at- 
tr.'ictive. 

DIELYTRA— (Bleeding Heart.) An old- 
fashioned favorite of rare grace and 
btauty. Flowers are heart-shaped, of a 
rose-crimson color produced in spring in 
long, drooping racemes. One of the 
I)T-ettiest of border plants, useful for in- 
door forcing, and unexcelled for specimen 
la wn plants, flail sizeiscextra heavy, 25c. 
DIGITALIS- (Foxglove.) A handsome and 
higlily ornamental, hardy plant, of state- 
ly growth, .well adapted for planting in 
shrubberies and other half shadj' situa- 
tions. Purplisii blooms produced in long 
terminal racemes. Mail size igc. extra 
heavy, 25c. 

LLYiV.US — A long, narrow, gray-colored 
ornamental grass, growing 15 to 20 in- 
ches in "height. Mail size 15c, Extra heavy 
25c. 




HIBISCUS CRinSON EYE. 



ggj>Ha-RDY, PRODUCTIVE FRUITS, ORNAMENTAL TREES, SHRUBS. ETG.< 



^ 107 




Plll^liilS These beautiful, hardy grasses 
L^UiailCl^. g^j-g deserving of the highest 
commendation. For the garden they are in- 
valuable, being very showy, ornamental and of 
easiest cultivation! They are perfectly hardy 
and grow to a large size in a few years. Mail 
size, 15c; large clumps, goc to $i.oo each. 
GRACILLIMA— (Japan Rush) Of compact habit 
of growth, with very narrow foliage, of a 
bright green color, with a silvery midrib. 
JAPONIC A — A strong, -vigorous grower, with 
large, light gi-een leaves, and immense feathery 
plumes. 

VARIEaATED— A very graceful variety from 
Japan. It produces long, narrow leaves, 
striped green, white and often pink or yellow. 
It throws up flower stalks from 4 to 6 feet 
high. 

ZEBRINA— Unlike most plants of variegated 
foliage, the striping or marking is across the 
leaves, instead of longitudinally, the leaves 
being striped every two' or three inches by a 
band of yellow, one-half inch wide. _ Late in the 
fall it is covei-ed with flower spikes that re- 
resemble ostrich plumes in shape, which, when 
cut and dried, make handsome ornaments for 
the house in winter. 

FESTUCA— A pretty tufted grass with fine 
glaucous foliage. Mail size, loc each. 




GOLDEN GLOW. 
GAILLARDIA GRANDIFLORA— (Blanket Flower.) They commence 
to flower in June and continue one mass'of bloom the entire 
season. The blossoms are from 2V2 sYq inches in diameter, are 
produced on long stems and are excellent for cutting. The cen- 
ter is dai-k reddish brown, while the petals are variously 
marked with rings of brilliant scarlet crimson, orange and 
vermilion. Mail size, isc; extra heavy, 250. 
HiKicr'lle Crimson Eye. (See Cut page 106.) 
I llUlSK'UO* It is a robust grower, with dark 
red stems and foliage. The flovveriS are immense in 
size, often measuring 20 inches in circumference. 
The col or is of the purest white, with a large spot 
of deep velvety crimson in the center of each flower. 
A well developed plaiit will produce several hun- 
dred of these flowers in a season. 25c each by 
express. 

HOLLYHOCKS — Few hardy plants combine as many 
good qualities as these. They require a rich, deep, 
well-drained soil and will repay in bloom any 
extra care bestowed upon them. We have them 
in four shades of color, all double blossoms. Pink, 
red, white and yellow. flail size, 150; extra 
strong, 20c. 

HYPERICUM— -A free flowering hardy plant, bloom- 
ing continuously . throughout the season. The 
flowers are 2 to 2% inches in diameter, of rich 
golden yellow rendered effective by numerous yel- 
low stamens and crimson anthers, flail size, 150; 
extra heavy, 25c. 

IRIS GERMANiCA— (German Iris.) A very desirable, 
early spring flowering plant, producing large 
blooms of most exquisite colors. They delight in _ _ 
low, wet ground, but do well in any good garden 
soil. Mail size, 15c; clumps, 40c. ^ 
JAPANESE KUDZU VINE— The most wonderful climber of the'age. 
For description see page 3 

t^Hf^rwtlstC. These old time favorites have lost none of 
r <XCUlAJctS. their popularity and with the introduction of 
improved varieties are rapiply gaining in favor. They are per- 
fectly hardy everywhere, require but little care or attention after 
planting and always yield a rich harvest of superb blooms. Some 
ofthenewer varieties rival or surpass the Rose in size. Prices, 
named varieties, 50c each, $5 00 per doz. 

Agida — Rich, glowing dark red. Baron Rothschild — Bright rose pink. 
Bnyckii — Flesh, pink with salmon centre. A very large, full well built flower. 
Delachei — Very late flowering, rich deep crimson. 

Duke of Weliington— Ivorv white, with creamy white centre ; very large bloom. 
Ethel Brownell— The largest and most beautiful, pure white we have ever seen. 
Each bloom looks like a huge bunch of white cotton. 
Festiva Alba — A fine large pure white. 

Festiva Maxima — A good large, early, white. Fine for forcing. 
Francis Ortegal — A large, deep red variety. Humei — Large, bright rosy pink. 
Lady Bramwell — A most delicate pink edged with silvery pink; blossoms extra large, 
freely produced and highlv perfumed. t 
Lord Wellington— Mammoth flowers of a rich, deep crimson shade. Blooms perfectly 
double and exceedingly fragrant. 

Louis Van Houtte— Rich, reddish purple. Very distinct and beautiful. 
Officianlis Rubra — A verv earlv varietv- Blossoms crimson, large, double and fragrant. 
Perfection— Soft pink, with light centre. Purpurea— Fine, rich glowing purple. 
Queen Victoria — A most beautiful, large double white. 

Common Sorts.— White, red, yellow, purple ahd scarlet. 25c each, $2.50 per doz. 
POPPY ORIENT A;L—No'fl'nwerS can surpass .these for brilliancy. The blossoms ate 
verv large, and-of a deep .^ioarlet hue. loc each, $1.00 per doz. 

RlUDBEGKIA BICOLOR— (Gone Flower.) Immense orange colored blpssoms. 4.to 
inches in diameter, each one distinguished bv a large black eye. loc each, b>i.oo per doz. "^^m^lM 

Rudbeckia, Golden Glow. JTSuri ^fmal^ v teir^^^^^^ 

and vigorous growth attaining a height of from 6 to 10 feet. The flowers are pro- 
difted in enormous quantities on long stems and resemble a fine double golden yellow- 
cactus dahlia. As a cut flower for vases it has no equal. It blsssnms in late stimmer 
when most shrubs and plants are through blooming and presents a most dazzling 
.appearance with its immense wealth of golden flowers. 15c each. 

V««r'/-'«i! (Adams Needle ) (Seecrtt pagelOG.) Anionghardy.ornamentalfohjigeand 
K LIC'Ccl. floweriuET plants this can be classed at the head of the list. Its broad, 
sword like folinge and tall, branched spikes of large fragrant, drooping, creamy-white 
flowers during June and July render it a very effective plant for all positions. 2.5ceach_ 




HELICA ALTISSIHA 
HELIOPSIS— (Orange Sunflower.) Similar in general habit to the Helianthns 
or Sunflowers, but commences to bloom earlier in the season, and is 
ofdwarfer habit. Blossoms are a beautiful deep golden yellow, about 2 
inchesjn diameter, flail size, isc; extra heavy, 2sc. 

rielica AII'iciQi 1Ti;i Thlsisaremarkably fine ornamental grass 
s.m vaoisiitici., imported from Germany a few years since 
r^'", and grown by us for three years past. It forms medium sized 
,:==.i| plants of loose, rounded form, and throws up spikes of hand- 
^ some flulSfj- seed heads, which dry up and remain on the stem 
a long time. Very pretty for decorating and for everlasting- 
boijquets. As a border plant, or for mixed shrubbei-ies or 
specimen plants on the lawn, nothing can equal this beau- 
tiful grass. Mail size, igc; extra heavy, 25c. 
MONARDA DIDYMA— (Oswego Tea.) A showy plant, growing 
from 2 to 3 feet high, with aromaticfoliage, producing bright, 
scarlet flowers in spikes during July and August, flail size,, 
15c; extra heavy, 25c. 

OENOTHERA— (Evening Primrose.) A pretty border plant 
producing single golden yellow flowers from Jtine till August- 
15c each. 

PHLOX — Among the hardy, perennial plantsthe Phloxes easily 
hold first place. They succeed in almost any position and 
flower from early summer till late fall. They improve from 
year to year and contain a range of color not found in any 
other hard 3' plant. The selection which we offer has been 
chosen with great care and is sure to please. Field clumps« 
25c and 50c each, by express. 
Alceste. — Bright pink, deep red centre. 

Aurora Boreale — Rosy salmon, with dark crimson eye. Extra 
large flower and truss. Bouquet Fleuri — White, carmine eye. 
ife Caran Dache— Rosy carmine. Epopee— Violet, bright fiery cintrc 
J. H. Slocumb — Rose pink, with crimson eye. 
Terre Neuve — Grayish lilac, violet centre. 
.. . ^.v. Mad Langier — Bright red, vermillion centre. 

gugen Pure snow white. Blossoms from middle of July till end of August.. 
. Wallace Pure white, with very bright violet, purple eye. 

l*iSss k^a^^'trmfpfi (Japanese Iris.) These are among the most 
irio IVd.dlll^iVi'* B* beautiful of our summer flowering plants. 
They commence blooming the middle of June, and continue in flower for 
several weeks. Many of the blooms are 10 to 12 inches in diameter and 
rival the Orchids in their rich markings and colorings. We offer a choice 
assortment of 8 best named sorts. Mafl size. 2sc; clumps, 750 and $1.00 by 
express. 




PAEONIA LOKI> VVBLLlNGiON. 



^May's northern grown seeps best for all clim^ 



Cyphers Non=Moisture Incubators. 

FREE ON BOARD CARS ST. PAUL, MINN., AT FACTORY PRICES 
THE CELEBRATED, GENUINE. PATENTED, CYPHERS NON=MOISTURE INCUBATOR— 

For whicli we are authorized agents, are guaranteed hy the manufacturers as follows: 
First To require no supplied moisture. 

Second. To be self- ventilating, the air in the egg chamber always remaining sweet 
and pure. 

Third. To be self-regulating, being equipped with the most sensitive, accurate 
and durable regulator thus far invented. 

Fourth. To operate with less oil and at less expense than any other make of 
incubator, and to be as free from offensive odors as an ordinary house lamp. 

Fifth. To be in all essentials the simplest and easiest to operate and control, 
requiring less labor and less attention than anj^ other style or make of incuba,tor! 

Sixth. To produce larger, stronger and healthier chicks or ducklings than any 
other st.vle or make of incubator. 

Seventh. That where it is run in competition with an incubator of a different make, 
it shall, in three or more hatches, bring out a larger average percentage of the fertile 
eggs in good healthy chicks or ducklings than does its competitor. 

Eighth. That each and every genuine Cyphers Incubator, sold under regisrered trade 
mark, will do satisfactory work in the hands of the purchaser who will give it ia fair trial, or 
it can be returned to us within 90 days in good repair, less reasonable wear, and the 
purchase price will be refunded. 

PRICES OF CYPHERS INCUBATORS. 

No. O, 60-egg...... ; $14.00 No. 2, 220-egg $29.00 

No. 1, 120-egg 20.00 No. 3, 360-egg 37.00 

Cyphers Apartment Brooders. 

FREE ON BOARD CARS ST. PAUL, MINN., AT FACTORY PRICES. 
•CYPHERS BROODERS — Like Cyphers Incubators, are correct in principle, are durably made out of suitable material, are fire-proof and 
guaranteed to be the.best brooders on the market, regardless of price. They are fit companions for the Cyphers Patent-Diaphrao^m Non- 
Moisture, Self-Ventilating, Self- Regulating Incubators, and with reasonable care will take care of the chicks until they are able tcTsh'ift for 
themselves. Next to its incubators, the Cyphers Company specially prides itself on its Three Apartment, Style A, Outdoor Brooder which is 
pronouced by thousands of users to be the best brooding device ever invented for either outdoor or indoor use. ThiS' brooder is 36 bv 60 
inches in size and has three apartments; one, under the hover, which averages 90 degrees temperature; another, outside the hover, which 
.,0 o:. ^ „ PUBLIC— We, as agents for 

the Cyphers Incubators and Brooders, 
are autnorized by the manufacturers 
to stand back of the foregoing claims 
and guaranty in every particular, 
and hereby agree to do so under this 
arrangement. All who purchase of 
us are insured ample protection. 




NO. 2 CYPHERS INCUBATOR 



.averages SO to 85 degrees; and a separate 
Tnnwa3' or feeding apartment, which averages 
70 degrees. This Brooder is roofed with tin, is wind 
^nd storm-proof and is heated by a Cyphers Safety 
Brooder Stove. It will last "many years with 
reasonable care. 

Style B, Indoor Brooder, standard size, 36 
Inches square is for indoor use exclusively. It has 
two apartments, one warmer than the other, the 
chicks being at liberty to go from one to the other 
at will. 

Cyphers Sectional Brooders are built in three 
sizes; two-section, three-section and four-section 
Each section is suitable for 100 chicks, but this 
-number should be reduced to 75 and later to 60 as 
the chicks rapidly increase in size. 

Like Cyphers Incubators. we sell Cyphers 
Brooders at factory prices P. O. B. cars at St. Paul. 
Minn., as follows: 

Style A, Outdoor Brooder $12.00 

Style B, Indoor Brooder 10 00 

2- Section, Sectional Brooders 18.00 

3- Section, Sectional Brooders 23.00 

4- Section, Sectional Brooders 28 00 




A FEW REASONS WHY YOU 
SHOULD PURCHASE CYPHERS IN=. 
CUBATORS AND BROODERS FROM 

US: We save you freight inasmuch 
as our prices ai'e P. O. B. St. Paul. 
Minn. Should you purchase the 
same goods of the factory the freight 
in everj' instance would 'add greatlj' 
to the cost of the goods. We carry 
samples in stock at all times. You 
can call and see samples before placing 
j^our order. Do your business face to 
face v^'ith us and not rel5^ iipon 
correspondence with dealers whom 
3'ou do not know hundreds of miles 



away. 

We are thoroughly reliable, having been in business since the fall of 1879, and if we secure your business on Inciibators and 
Brooders also desire to have your business on poultry supplies, which follow the successful use of the Incubator and Brooders we are agents 
for, and will naturally use everj^ endeavor to make you a satisfied customer If you are further interested in Incubators and Brooders, send 
ten cents to pay cost of mailing, 196-page, Main incubator and Brooder Catalogue, giving full description of the entire line of the Cyphers 
Company's manufactures. 32 page Illustrated Circular and Price List free. CVDIICTS ROUD CUTC 

Cyphers Lice Powder. ^ 



In offering Cyphers Lice Powder, we present a powder that we 
believe to be stronger than any other preparation sold for the purpose. 
It is carefullj' corripounded and contains no chemicals that will injure 
the fertility of the eggs or the newly hatched chicks. Can be safely 
T.ised in the nests of sitting hens, for lice on poultry, horses and cattle, 
ticks on sheep and fleas on dogs. It is an effective remedy and has no 
eqtial. A trial package will convince you. 5 oz. pkg. loc, post- 
paid 15c; IS oz. box 250, postpaid 40c; 48 oz. box 50c, postpaid $1.00; 
100 oz. pkg. by express $1.00. 

Cyphers Lice Paint. 

This is a dead sure liquid lice killer for poultry or stock. Kills lice, 
mites and other insect parasites on fowls, also lice and ticks on sheep, 
hogs, horses and cattle. The vapor which arises from Cyphers Lice 
Paint is what does the work. This vapor hovers about the fowl, per- 
meates the plumage and contains an element which, while not obnox- 
ious to human beings or animals, is deadly to lice and other insect 
vermin. Easy to use, effective; works while fowls sleep. Full directions 
on every can. i qt. can 35c, 2 qt. can 60c; i gal. can $j.oo by express. 

NapcreoL 

Unexcelled for disinfecting poultry houses and runs, stables, dog kennels, 
or any place where agood germ destroyer is needed. Ready for instant 
use by .simply mixing with the required amount of water. 1 gal. makes 
100 gal. of disinfectant. 1=2 gal. cans 85c; i gal. cans $1.50 by express. 

I^lvmr»1l'f fl Onfl^rc addition to other fancy stock which we are 

VVlill.C I-l^llIUUHl IVV^^iVO. breeding at our farms, we have the purest strain of 
these Beautiful Chickens that can be produced. They are most beautiful fowls, with pure white 
plumage They are very prolific layers and make excellent mothers, are not prone to wander like 
some kinds, while their meat is always fine grained, sweet and delicious. Owing to their large 
size and their great laying qualities, they are the most profitable kind a farmer can raise. Eggs 
can only besent by express at purchaser's expense. We will ship only fresh laid eggs, of the genuine 
stock, packed in the most approved manner. $1.50 for 13, $2.75 for 30. 



Positively guaranteed by the manufacturers to cure Roup in all its 
forms. It is simply put in the drinking water and the chicken takes 
its own medicine. Small pkg. makes 25 gallons of medicine, 
50c postpaid: large pkg. makes 75 gallons of medicine, $1 00 postpaid 



Cyphers Poultry Remedies. 

standard homeopathic remedies for treatment of all common dis- 
eases of poultry. These remedies are put up in \nals of ,100 tablets. 
Pull directions on each vial. Price of single vial each, postpaid 40c; 
10 vials assorted, in cloth covered case, postpaid $3.00 Order by number 
No. 1. For catarrhal colds and rattling in the throat. 
No. 2. For sudden colds, prevents and cures Roup. 
No. 3 For chicken-pox. 
No. 4. For cholera and all diarrhoeas. 
No. 5. For diphthe- 
ritic Roup and canker. 

No. 6 For indiges. 
tion and liver diseases_ 

No. 7. For 
bound. 

No. 8. For rheuma- 
tism and cramps. 
No. 9. For worms. 
No. 10. To prevent 
soft-shelled eggs and 
insure fertility. 



egg- 




MOST NORTHE RN NURSERIES I N AMERICA. ' 



109 




Pearl Grit for Poultry. 

No poultry raiser can afford to be without 
the celebrated Pearl Grit which has tecome 
so popular the last two years. Analysis 
shows it contains over 95 per cent carbonate 
of lime. lOo lbs. 76c; 500 lbs. $3.25. 




Lawn 
Rollers. 

Just the thing 
for leveling 
your lawn or 
boulevard in 
the spring, for 
rolling your 
garden a 11 d 
f o !• ni any 
other purpo- 
ses which will 
be suggested 
if you own 
this valuable 
i m p 1 e m e n t . 
Made entirely 
of iron. I sec= 
tion, 26 inch 
diameter, 18 
inches wide, 
wt. 325 lbs. 
$13.00. 2 sec- 
tions, 22 inch 
diameter, each section 
12 inches wide, wt. 
295 ibs.°$i6.oo. 




The 
Light= 

ning 
Auto= 

matic 
House Sprayer Nofis. 

Everyone owning house plants has some 
time or other, felt the need of such a sprayer. 
It holds two quarts of liquid, is operated by 
simply squeezing the bulb, when afine, misty 
spray is thrown in any desired direction. 
The operator can spray up or down, as well 
as on the under side of plants. The can is made of heavy Japanned tm, 
the valves in the rubber bulb are made ot lead and vrill not corrode or 
rust, while the nozzles are made of brass. For sprinkling flowers, 
clothes, floors and all kinds of plants this sprayer lias no equal. 
Price Si.oo each by express. 

Lightning Bulb Sprayer No. i6. 

This is a larger size of the above holding two gallons. Is made of 
heavy galvanized iron, and is provided with carrying straps. Will 
throw a spray from 5 to 20 feet high and is easilj' operated. Price $1.7 5 each. 



" B. Weed Extractor. Hawkeye Tree Protectors. 



Easily operated. Just the 
thing for pulling dandelion, 
dock, plantain, thistles and 
other noxious weeds on 
the lawn. Light, durable 
and simple, 60c each. 



flazeltine Weeder. 

A most useful garden tool. Every 
person with a garden should have 
oite. Pine for weeding, can also be 
used for transplanting small plants. 
Very useful in a number of waj's. 30c 
each, postpaid. 

White Pekin Ducks. ^^^^^B 

i 

Unquestionably the best laying ducks 
known. They are of large size, not 
inclined to wander, and when fully 
matured weigh from 6 to S pounds 
each. The leathers are nearly as 





A sure protection against sun-scald, rabbits, mice 
and other vermin. Made of the very best quality Rock 
Elm Veneer, 12 inches long, 20 inches wide. They are 
very durable and will la.stfor many years. They can 
be tied about the tree with twine or fastened with 
tinned wire. The latter is preferable as ft will not rot 
or rust. Per doz. soc, 
includin); wire and nip- 
pers. Per 100, $2.00. 
wire and nippers 15c 
extra. 



Elgin Lawn Sprinkler. 

The best for the money on the market. Does^^ot get 
out of fix — does not tip over — can be pulled froni place to 
place by the attached hose wi^^tt - ; 'Operattoii.'" 
50c each^ by express* 



Crushed 
Oyster Shells. 

Not clam shells, which 
are some times sent out 
for 03'ster shells'. 
These arethe best grade, 
thoroughly dried by 
Hot Air Process, all 
dust and dirt removed 
leaving the shells clean 
and white. Every poul- 
try house or yard should have a pan or 
box of crushed shells that the fowls can 
have access to at all times. 25 lb. bag: 
^5c; so lb. bag 450; 100 !b. bag 75c. 



The Hawkeye 
Tree Protectors 



White Holland Turkeys. 

These are most beautiful fowls with pure 
white plumage. The flesh is iine grained, 
■very tender and sweet. The\' are mot;e 
dorhesticated than other kinds and are not 
'inclined to stray away from home. The 
'average weight of cocks is 26 lbs., of hens 
(16 lbs. The prettiest and most profitable 
Ikind for -a farmer to raise. We offer fresh 
laid eggs, 6 lor $1.50, 13 for $2.50, 25 for 

$4.50..- J 




LANG^ 

HAND. 

weeder; 

iTOOLJ 

TonEARTH." 



American Plant 
and Tree Tubs. 



30* 
BrMAiL 
Prepaid 





Thorougbred Berkshire Pigs. 

We have as pure a type of pigs from pedigree ' stock as 

can be found in the Northwest. Our pens are headed 
by the celebrated boar "Stump3^ Combination" VII 
63095, sired bv "Combination" 56028. Dam 
"Stumpy Girl" LXIII 56198. Born Sept. 17, 1901. 
Recorded in volume 20 of the American Berkshire 
record . 

We have never gone to the trouble and expense of 
registering the j'oung pigs though they are as pure a 
tj'pe as can be found in the Northwest and for all 
practical purposes just as good as registered stobk and 
are offered at one-fourth the price. 

They are unusually hardy, of high vital powers, 
easily fattened, prolific breeders and less liable to dis- 
ease than other breeds. 

Their flesh is of the highest quality. The prettiest 
and most profitable kind known. 

Crating. — W^e box these in strong, light, comfortable 
crates, put feed and water in box and deliver free on 
board cars. Customers must pay transportation 
charges. Ail orders will be filled in rotation as received. 

Price.— Single pig 2 to 3 months old, $15.00. Pair, 
boar and sow, not akin, $25.00. Three, 1 boar and 
2 sows, not akin, $35.00. 



These tubs are made of 
7-8-rnch cvpress, which in- 
sures their keepnigfor vears 
without rotting. They are 
made with iron handles, 
iron feet and two coats of 
green paint, making them 
one ot the cheapest and 
neatest tubs on the market. 
No. 1— l.-<%-m. diam., ll-in. high. 

for S2.8(). 
No. — i4.-in. diam., 13-in. high. 

for $3.80. 
No. 3 — 16-in. diam., 15-in. high. 

for $4.80. • 
No. 4.— 20-in. diam., 18-in. high. Each, $2.00; 4 

for $7.00. 

No. 5 — 24-in. diam., 20-in. high. Bach, $2.50: 4 
for $9.40. 



Each, $0.80; 4 
Each, $1.10; 4 
Each, $1.35; 4 




h MAYS NORTHERN CROWN SEEDS BEST FOR ALL CLIMES^ 




Utica High Pressure Sprayer 

■ (See cut to left.) 
Made with double cj'linders and capable 
of very high pressure. Will throw a fine 
stream over the average fruit tree. 
Weighs but seven potmds, 
holds four gallons and is con- 
venient to carry. Adapted to 
a great variety of work. 
Throws a straight stream or a 
fine or coarse spray as watited. 
Complete with 30 inches of 
hose, Patent hose band, Utica 
special stop cock, nozzle and 
shoulder strap. 

Prices, 

Galvanized Iron, No. 40, each complete, 
$5.50. 

20-oz. Copper, No. 20, each complete, 
.ST.SO. 



Extra hose, per foot, - . - 
Coupling for extra hose, each 




12c. 
20c. 



Lightning Compressed Air 
Sprayer. 

(Cut No. 21.) 
It is made of galvanized iron and holds 
nearly 4 gallons of liquid. It is provided 
with a safety valve, which prevents over- 
pressure, so that when the air is forced in, 
the safety valve will blow off after it reaches 
its proper degree of presstii'e. It has two 
nozzles, one for spraying tall trees, and the 
other for shrubbery. It will spraj' 10 acres 
of potatoes in a tew hours, as it covers two 
or three rows at a time $rtce $4.50. 

The Blizzard Sprayer. 

(See cut below.) 
The handiest and easiest working spra3'er 
made for spraying fruit trees, tobacco, pota- 
toes, poultry houses, whitewash, etc Holds 
one gallon of mixture, and after pumping in 
a few strokes of air works continuously. 
Will throw a broad spread, mist-like spray. 
Will also throw direct from the stop cock a 
coarse Bordeaux spray, ten to twelve feet 
high, and a straight stream much higher. 
Strongly made of galvanized iron, that will 
resist any pressure that can be brought 
upon it. "is equipped with the Utica stop 
cock and nozzle, which is made of heavy 
brass and so constructed that a varied spray 
may be had by a slight steady turn of the 
key. Price $1,75 each. 






Auto- 
Spray. 



Compressed Air Sprayer 
No. 30. 

(See cut above.) I 
Holds two gallons, is provided with two! 
nozzles, one for fine spraying and one for' 
tree spraying. Has special stop cock and 
nozzle making it impossible to clog. Made; 
of heavy galvanized iron, rust proof, light, 
handy and durable. Price, $U7S each, -y \ 

Hammond's Slug'shot. 

A combin- 
ation of 
the most 
potent in- 
sec tici d es 
and most 
soluble 
plant food. 
G u ar an- 
teed to 
destroy 
potato 
bugs and 

those on tomato and egg plants, currant 
worms, cabbage lice and worms, fleas, 
beetles and striped bugs on melons, turnips, 
beets, onions, etc., canker worms and cater- 
pillars on fruit and ornamental trees. Price, 
5 lb. packages, 30c; 10 lbs. ggc; 50 lbs. $2.50. 
By barrel in bulk, 4y2C per lb. 1 

A Few Good Insecticides, j 

These are unmailable, and have to be sentj 
by express. They are put up in tight cansj 
and boxes. Full directions for use on each: 



Eight to ten strokes of the plunger in air 
chamber will compress enough air to dis- 
charge the entire contents and make a con- 
tinuous spray for nine minutes. This 
means that the "Auto=Spray" can be 
charged in fifteen seconds, when it - 
will work Uhinterurptedly long 
enotigh to spray a quarter-acre of jf^ 
potatoes. |« 
The "Auto-Spray" is light and be- | ^ 
ing carried by a shoulder strap, a boy 
can carry it with ease and Can Cover 
Ten Times More Area in a day than can be covered with the old style sprayers which 
require the operator to be constantly pumping in order to do the spraying. The "Auto- 
Spray" does the work as fast as p. man can walk. By means of the new Auto-pop, a 
great saving of material is effected, for by simply closing the hand the valve is opened 
allowing an instantaneous discharge of spray. By releasing the lever it closes itself auto- 
matically For potatoes, tobacco and all other crops planted in hills a great saving is 
effected by the Auto-pop attachment. Descriptive circular sent on application. Price, 
Auto=Spray made with galvanized iron reservoir, 34- 50, with Auto=pop, -$5,50 Price, Auto- 
Spray with solid copper reservoir, $6.00; with Auto=pop, $7,00 Extension Pipes for spray- 
ing tall trees, galvanized steel, solid brass connections, in lengths of two feet, per length, 
30 cents. Solid brass, in lengths of two feet, 35 cents 



POWIIERED HELLEBORE,— % lb. loc, Yz 
lb. 1 8c, I lb. 30c. 

WHALE OIL SOAP.- 1/2 lb. loc, lb. isc. s lbs 
60c. ,: 

SPANISH PINK.— yo lb. 15c, I lb. 25c. 

BORDEAUX MIXTURE.— I lb. isc, 5 lb*. 70c, 
50 lbs. $6.00. 



The Cannon Sprayer. 



,See cut below.. 

The simplest, lightest, strongest arid handsomest' atomizer sprayer made. Its tubes 
are adjusted to throw a large body of fine spray and the plunger leather is re-inforced 
with a patent valve sprayer, and does not wrinkle or get out of shape. 
Price, 70c, postpaid; by express at purchaser's expense, 50 cents. 

See Farm Implements, Page 49, 




Space will not permit our showiug ail of tlie "Planet Jr. Tools," but we will send a fully illustrated Catalogue free to intending purchasers. 

"Planet Jr." goods are standard machines — the best. 



^'Planet Jr.'' No. i. 

Combined Drill, Seeder and 

,j: Wheel Hoe, Cultivator 
and Plow. 

Price, $9.50, 

As a Drill only, 

$7.50. 

This has long 
been the most 
popular com- 
bined tool 
made. From 
a drill it is 
changed to its 
iOther uses by 
removing two 

bolts, wlieti hoes, etc , can be quickly attached. It is an excellent seed 
sower, a fjrst-class double or single wheel hoe, an excellent furrower, an 
admirable wheel cultivator, and a rapid and efficient garden plow. 

A pair of 6 tooth t akes supplied when especially ordered. Price, 50c. 

'^Planet Jr." No. 12. 

Double Wheel Hoe, 

Cultivator and 
Plow. 





*'Planet Jr." No. 16. 

Single Wheel Hoe, Cultivator, Rake and Plow. 

It has a 11-inch wheel, with broad face; is very 
light, strong and easy running, It has adjustable 
" andles and quick change frame. The tools are a 
well shaped plow, a pair of 6-inch shield hoes,; 
three all steel, patent, cultivator teeth and a 
set of two rakes. A practical leaf guard 
holds u p 
the plants, 
while thor- 
ough work 
is being 
done u n- 
derneath. 
The frame 
changes in 
height, the 
wheel may 
be attach- 
ed to the 
other side 

of the frame, when both sides of the row ma3- be hoed at one 
passage. 

**PIanet Jr." No. 25. 

Combined Hill and Drill Seeder and Double 




Wheel 



This perfected wheel hoe is invaluable for use in all small crops. Its 
variety of work is almost incredible. Changes and adjustments of the 
tools are made very quickly. It has 11-inch wheels, which can be set 
at four different distances apart; the frame is malleable, with ample 
room for tool adjustment, and can be set three different heights. The 
handles are adjustable at any height, and, being attached to the arch, 
are undisturbed in making changes of adjustment in frame, wheels or 
tools. The arch is of stiff stee! , unusually high; the quick change frame 
permits tools to be changed without removing the nuts. Pour pairs of 
Itools^as shown in.the c'utvgo with the . complete wheel hoe. All the 
blades are of tempered and polished steel. , . . 

No. 11.— Double wheel hoe, cultivator, rake and plow. This machine is 
the same as No. 12 with 2 extra hoes and 4 rakes, $9 oo. 
No 13. — Single wheel hoe, with 6-inch hoes only, $4 75. 
No. 17.— With 1 pair of 6-inch hoes, 3 cultivator teeth, and a large 

garden plow, $5.00. 
No. 18 —Single wheel hoe with 6-inch hoes only, $3 SO. 

Farmers No. 19. 

Single Wheel Hoe and Plow, 

Price, $3.75. 

This new and attractive implement is espe- 
cially designed for the farmers' garden 
work, though it offers to everyone with 
either field or garden a cheap and effective 
tool for all hand wheel hoe operations. 
The wheel is high, and made with 
Stiff steel rim and spokes; the wheel 
arms are steel. The handles are 
adjustable, may be changed to fit 
manorbov. It is strong, well 
made, and can be quickly set so 
as to be useful, whether in the 
hands of man, woman, boy 
or girl. 

The 
standard 
■will car- 
ry all 
Steels 
ijnade for 
hmachine. 
'Allblades 
are steel 
hardened 
p. in oil and 
^ polished. 




Price, $13.50. 



Price 
Complete, 
$10.50. 
As a 
Drill 
only, 
$8.50. 



The opening plow. 

This is adjustable 
for all reasonable 
depths and leaves 
the seed in a 
straight, very nar- 
row line, so that 
the cultivation 
with the wheel hoe 
may be done in the 
closest manner 



The tools 
are as fol- 
lows: One 
large garden 
plow, hard pol- 
ished steel; 1-10 
in. sweep; a per- 
fect weed killer. 1-6-in.^ 
sweep, same pattern as 
10-in 1-4-in. cultivator 
tooth, for deep cultiva- 
tion. 1-2-ln. cultivator 
tooth, for deeper work. 




This new combined machine is intended for gard- 
eners who ]>refer not to buy a separate seeder and 
wheel hoe also. The seeder is large enough for 
field use, for it holds 2^/2 quarts, (or about 5 
pounds of onion;. This seeder will sow in hills 
4., 6, 8, 12 or 24 inches apart. It is 
thoroughly' substantia], and is accurate 
in sowing all kinds of garden seed in 
either hills or drills. The 
simplicity and perfect working 
of this' tool, both as a seeder 
and as a wheel hoe 
make the combination 
thoroughly practical. 
The change from drill 
to wheel hoe takes but 
a moment, and the en- 
tire combination is one 
we heartily recommend 

•*P»anet Jr." No. 4. 

Combined Hill and Drill Seeder, 
Wheel Hoe, Cultivator, Rake and Plow. 

This combined drill has been brought to 
a point of such wide usefulness and perefc- 
tion at work that we can hardly reeom- 
nd it too highly. What the .4rill wiSI do. 
It will sow a continuous row, or 
drop in hills 4. 6V 12 or ;24 inches 
rt. The hill dropi*i«g attachment 
is substantial, positive and exact. 
It is changed in amomentfrom 
hill dropping to drill work 
' back again. Thrown 
out of p«ar 
b y rpistng 
tie handles. 




'^Planet Jr." No. 3. 

Hill and Drill Seeder. Price, $[0.50. 

The hopper of this machine holds 3 quarts; 1 5 
inch patent steel driving wheel with 
broad face, which makes the drill run 
easily even v.'hen full. The quantitv of 
seed is regulated bv an accurate index 
conveniently placed at the top of the 
handle, and 
c a r ef ull y 
gra du a ted 
forhill drop- 
ping or dril- 
ling. The 
flow of seed 
is started or 
istopped by 
la movement 
of the forefinger. 




h Av AY^ Northern GROWN SEEDS best for all climes^ 



INDEX. 



VEGETABLE SEEDS. 

PAGB 

Artichoke 9 

Artichoke Roots.. 35 

Asparagus 9 

Beans. .4, 7, 9, 10, 11 
Beet, Table... 4, 5, 13 

Beet, Sugar 4, 12 

Borecole 19 

Broccoli 9 

Brussels Sprouts 5, 9 

Cabbage 5, 13, 14 

Carrots, Table 15 

Carrots, Stock 15 

Cauliflower 4, 16 

Celery 16 

Ceieriac 16 

Chicory 19 

Chives 19 

Collards 19 

Corn, Pop 17 

Corn Salad 19 

Corn, Sweet 4, 17 

Cress 19 

Cucumber 4, 5, 1!^ 

Egg Plant 19 

Bndive 19 

Herbs 19 

Kale 19 

Kohl Rabi 19 

Leek 6, 19 

Lettuce 5, 20 

Mangel 12, 13 

Melons, Musk '21 

Melons, Water 5, 7, 22 
Mushroom Spawn 23 

Mustard 23 

Nasturtium 23 

Okra 23 

Onions... 5, 23, 24 25 

Onion Sets 25 

Parsley.... 25 

Parsnip 25 

Peas 7, 26, 27 

Pepper 25 

Pumpkin 28 

Radish 6, 29 

Rhubarb 30 

Rhubarb Roots... 30 

Ruta Baga 34 

Salsify 30 

Spinach 30 

Squash 30, 31 

Tomato 7, 31, 32 

Turnip 33 

Vegetable Oyster.. 30 

FARM SEEDS. 
Artichoke Roots.. 35 

Barley 35 

Brazillian Flour 

Corn 40 

Bromus Inermis. .. 36 

Broom Corn 36 

Buckwheat 35 

Carrots 15 

Clovers 41 

Corn, Field. .6, Sy, 

38, 39, 40 

Cow Peas 40 

Flax 47 

Grasses 42, 43 

Grass Mixtures 43 

Hog Pasture Mix- 
ture 4,3 

Jerusalem Corn... 36 

Kaffir Corn 36 

Kale, Thousand 

Headed 48 

Lawn Grass 42 

Lupins 4.8 

Maize, Milo 40 

Mangels 12, 13 

Millet 44 

Oats 6, 46 

Peas . 40 

Potatoes 6, 50 

Rape.. 47 

Ruta Baga 34 

Rye 45 

Sainfoin 41 

Salt Bush 35 

Serradella 43 

Soja Bean 40 

Speltz 47 

Spurry 49 

Sugar Cane 47 

Sunflower 48 

Tobacco 34 

Teosinte. 47 

Timothy 41 

Tree Seed 34 

Velvet Bean 48 



Farm Seeds. — Cone. 

PAGE 

Vetches....; 48 

Wheat 45 

Wild Rice 49 

FLOWER SEEDS. 

Abrobra 51 

Abronia 51 

Abutilon 51 

Acanthus 51 

Achillea 51 

Aconitum 51 

Acroclinium 51 

Adonis 51 

African Forget- 

Me-Not , 53 

Ageratum 51 

Agrostemma 51 

Air Plant 54 

Alonsoa 51 

A^lyssum 51 

Amariiuthus 51 

Amethyst 54 

Arapelopsis 51 

Anchusa.. 53 

Anemone 53 

Angels Trumpet. .. 55 

Antigonon 53 

Antirrhinum ...53, 54 

Arabis 53 

Aquilegia 53 

Arbor Plant 62 

Aspargus 53 

Asperula 53 

Asters 52, 53 

Babys Breath 56 

Balloon Vine 54 

Balsam 54 

Baptisia 54 

Begonias 54 

Bellis 55 

Blanket Flower.. 56 

Boston Ivy 51 

Browallia." 54 

Bryophyllum 54 

Bulk Flower Seeds 59 
Butterfly Flower. 62 

Butterfly Pea 55 

Calandriana 54 

Cactus 54 

Calceolaria.. 54 

Calendula 54 

Calla 54 

Calliopsis.. 54 

Campanula. 54 

Canary Bird 

Flower 54 

Candytuft 54 

Cannas 54 

Canterbury Bells.. 54 

Carnations 54 

Castor Oil, Bean.. 61 

Catchfly 62 

Celosia 54 

Centaurea 54 

Centrosenia 55 

Chinese Bell flower 51 
Chrysanthemum.. 55 

Cineraria 55 

Clematis 55 

Cobea 55 

Cockscomb 54 

Coleus 54 

Columbine 53 

Cone Flower 62 

Convolvulus 58 

Coreopsis 55 

Corn Flower 54 

Cosmos 55 

Cup &. Saucer Vine 55 

Cyclamen 55 

Cyperus 55 

Cypress Vine 55 

Dahlia 55 

Daisies.... 55 

Datura 55 

Delphinium 55 

Devil in the Bush... 58 

Dianthus 55 

Dianthus Barbatus 64 

Digitalis 55 

Doiichos 55 

Dracena 55 

Dusty Miller 54, 55 

Edelweiss 55 

Emerald Feather... 53 

Erysimum 56 

Eschscholtzia 61 

Bupatorium 56 

Eutoca 56 

Evening Primrose.. 58 

False Indigo 54 

Feverfew 57 

Floss Flower 57 

Flowering Flax 57 

Flowering Maple... 51 



Flower Seeds.— Cont. 

Page 

Flowering Sage 62 

Flower Seed Col- 
lections... 51 

Forget-Me-Not 57 

Pour o'clock.... 56 

Foxglove 55 

French Honey- 

suckle 56 

Fuchsia 56 

Qaillardia 56 

Geranium 56 

Glaucium 56 

Globe Amaranth . 56 

Gloxinia 56 

Godetia... 56 

Golden Feather... 61 

Golden Mound 56 

Golden Rod 56 

Gourds 56 

Grevillea 56 

Gypsophiia 56 

Hedysarum 56 

Helianthus 62 

Helichrysum 56 

Heliotrope ;,. . 56 

Hesperis. 56 

Hibiscus 56 

Hollyhocks 56 

Horned Poppy 56 

Horn Of Plenty... 55 

Hurnulus 56 

Hyacinth Bean 55 

Hyacinthus 56 

Ice Plant 56 

Impatiens 56 

Indian Rose 57 

Ipomoea 57 

Ipomopsis 56 

Japan Hop 56 

Jerusalem Cherry.. 62 

Klondike Daisy.... 3 

Kudzu Vine 3 

Lace Fern 53 

Lady Slipper 54 

Lantana — 57 

Larkspur 55 

Leptosine . . . , 57 

Linum 57 

Lobelia 57 

Love Grove 57 

Love in the Mist.. 58 

Love in a Puff 54 

Lupinus 57 

Maize 57 

Marigold 57 

Marsh Mallow 56 

Marvel of Peru 57 

Mask Flower, 51 

Matricaria 57 

Maurandia .... 57 

Mignonette... 57 

Mimulus 57 

Mina Lobata 57 

Mirabilis. 57 

Momordica '.. 57 

Monk's Hood..... 51 

Moon Flower.. ... . 57 

Morning Glorjr 58 

Moss Rose 61 

Mountain Rose 53 

Mourning Bride... 62 

Musk Plant 57 

Mvosotis 57 

Nasturtium ...3, 58 

Nemophila 57 

Nerium ^ 58 

Nicotiana 57 

Nigella 58 

Oenothera 58 

Oleander... 58 

Oxalis 58 

Palm 58 

Pansy 60, 61 

Passion Flower... 58 

Penstemon 58 

Periwinkle 64 

Petunia 59 

Pheasant Eye 51 

Phlox - 59 

Pinks 55 

Polyanthus 61 

Poppy 61 

PortTilaca — 61 

Pot Marigold 54 

Primrose 62 

Primula 62 

Purple. Bells 61 

Pyrethrum 61 

Ranumculus 62 

Ragged Sailor 54 

Reseda : •• 57 

Rhodochiton 61 

Ricinus 61 

Rock Cress 53 



Flower Seeds. — Cone. 

PAGE 

Rose 62 

Rose of Heaven 51 

Ruabeckia 62 

Salyiglossis. 62 

Salvia 62 

Sand Verbena 51 

Scabiosa 62 

Scarlet Sage 62 

Schizanthus 62 

Silene 62 

Silk Oak 56 

Smilax 62 

Snapdragon 53, 54 

Sneczewort 51 

Solanum 62 

Stocks 62 

Stokesia 3 

Straw Flower. 56 

Summer Hyacinth 66 

Sunflower 62 

Swainsonia 62 

Sweet Peas 3, 63 

Sweet Rocket. . .... 56 

.^wect Sultan 54 

S vv eet William .... 64 

Thunbergia 64 

Torenia 64 

Treasure Plant.,.. 2 

Tree Cypress 56 

Tropaeolum 58 

Trumpet Flower 55 

Umbrella Plant .... 55 

Verbena 64 

Vinca 64 

Violet 64 

Wall Flower 64 

Wild Cucumber 64 

Wild Flower Gard- 
en 64 

Windflower 53 

Wolfsbane 51 

Zinnia 64 

TENDER PLANTS 
AND BULBS. 

Abutilon 65 

Acalypha..65, 66, 72 

Achyranthus ...66, 72 

Ageratum 66, 72 

Air Plant 65 

Albizzia 65 

Alternanthera .66, 72 

Alyssum ..' 72 

Antigonon 66 

Asparagus ., 65 

Asters 66, 73 

Bedding Plants.... 72 

Begonia 66, 72 

Blue Spirea. 67 

Bouganvillea 66 

Browallia 66 

Brugmansia 66 

Caladium 60, 72 

Callas 67 

Cannas ..67, 72 

Carnation. 67, 72 

Caryopteris 67 

Chameleon Vine.. 66 

Chenille Plant 65 

Chinese Paper 

Plant 66 

Chrysanthemum.. 68 

Cigar Plant 68 

Cineraria 72 

Cissus , (56 

Clerodendron 66 

Coleus 72 

Coronilla 66 

Cuphea 68 

Dahlia 68 

Dracena 70 

Elephants Ear.... 66 

Pabriana 70 

Perns 7, 70 

Fern Ball. 69 

Picus 69 

Flowering Maple.. 65 

Fuchsia 69 

Geranium 69, 72 

Gladiolus 70 

Golden Honey Bell 71 

Grevillea 70 

Heliotrope 70, 72 

Hibiscus 69, 70 

Honeysuckle 70 

Hydrangea... 70 

Ivy English 70 

Japanese Cedar 69 

Jerusalem Cherry.. 72 

Justicias 70 

Lace Fern 65 

Lantana 70. 72 

Lantern Plant..... 67 

Lemon t 2 

Lemon Verbena.. . 70 



Tender Plants and 
Bulbs— Cone. 

PAGE 

Linum 70 

Lobelia 71, 72 

riahernia 71 

Malabar Vine 70 

Manettia Vine 70 

Melon Fruit 2 

Meyenia. 71 

Mexican Primrose 71 
Mountafa Rose .... 66 

Oleander 71 

Orange 2 

Orange Violet 66 

Palms 71 

Pansy ..'..71, 72 

Passiflora 71 

Pelargoniums 71 

Petunia 71, 72 

Plume Plant 70 

Pomegranate 71 

Primula 72 

Primrose 72 

Roses2, 72, 73, 74, 

75, 76 77 

Rubber Plant 69 

Russelia 72 

Serissa 72 

Silk Oak 70 

Solanum 72 

Smilax 72 

Strawberry Gtiava 2 

Sutherland! 72 

Swainsonia 72 

Tecoma 72 

Thunbergia. 72 

Tuberoses 72 

Verbena 72 

Vinca 72 

Violets 72 

Yellow Flax 70 

HARDY NURSERY 
STOCK. 

Achillea 106 

Almonds lOl 

Althea ...101 

Ampelopsis 105 

Apples.8, 78,79,80, 81 

Apricots 83 

Aquilagia. 106 

Arbor Vitae 99 

Ash 94 

Asparagus Roots.. 93 

Basswood 95 

Balm of Gilead.... 97 

Beech 94 

Berberry 100, 102 

Bignonia 105 

Birch .94, 98 

Bitter Sweet 105 

Blackberries 87 

Bleeding Heart 106 

Box Elder 96 

Bridal Wreath 104 

Buckthorn 100 

Buffalo Berry 85 

Butternuts 84 

Calycanthus 101 

Catalpa.... 94 

Cedar 98 

Cherry 82, 85 

Chestnuts 84 

Clematis 105 

Clethra ....102 

Columbine 106 

Cone Flower 107 

Coreopsis. .. 106 

Cornus 101 

Cottonwood 94 

Crab Apples 81 

Crab Flowering... 94 

Currants 90 

Currant Flo weringl 01 

Deutzia 101, 102 

Dielytra 106 

Dogwood 94, 101 

Dutchman's Pipe. .105 

Elder 102 

Elm 94, 98 

Eleagnus 85 

Evergreens 98, 99,100 

Eulalias 107 

Exochorda lo2 

Filbert 84, 102 

Fir 99 

Shrubs.. .. 101 to 104 
Forest Tree Seed- 
lings 100 

For.sythia 102 

Qaillardia 107 

Garden Roots 93 

Golden Glow 107 

Gooseberries 91 

Grapes.... 92, 93 

Hackberry 95 



Hardy Nursery Stock 
— Cone. PAGE 
Perennials... 106, 107 

Hardy Vines 105 

Hawthorn.. 95 

Hedge Plants 100 

Hibiscus 107 

Hickory Nuts 84 

Hollyhocks 107 

Honey Locust lOO 

Honeysuckles. 102,105 
Hop Tree.... ,. .. ..102 

Hornbeam 95 

Horse Chestnut. .. 9.5 

Horse Radish 93 

Hydrangea .102 

Iris 107 

Ivy 105 

Ivy Engleman's.,..105 

Ivy Japan 105 

Japanese Olive — 85 

Japan Rush 107 

Japan Quince. 100, 103 

Juneberrj- 85 

Juniper 99 

Coffee Tree 95 

Karri a 102 

Kudzu Vine... 3 

Larch ,95 

Larkspur k . . 106 

Lilacs 103 

Linden 95 

Liquid Amber 95 

Locust 95 

Logan Berry 87 

Hagnolia 96 

Maples ...95, 96 

Matrimony Vine. ..106 

Marguerite 106 

Mavberry.... 89 

May Day Tree 8 

Melica 107 

Mock Orange 104 

Mountain Ash.. 96, 98 

Monarda 107 

Mulberry 84, 98 

Nectarines S3 

Novelty Fruit Col- 
lection 83 

Nut Trees 84 

Oaks 96, 97 

Or namental 

Shrubs 101, 104 

Ornamental Ti^ees 

94 to 97 

Osage Orange.., ...100 

Paeonias .107 

Peaches 83 

Pears 82 

Pine 99 

Phlox ;i07 

Plums 83, 103 

Poplar 97,. ,f 

Privet ft 

Purple Fringe 102 

Quinces 82 

Raspberries 88, 89 

Rhubarb Roots ... 93 
Roses. .74, 75, 76, 77 
Russian Olive. 85, lOO 

Sage Roots 93 

Snowball 103, 104 

Sn<> wberry ; 104 

Spire as .104 

Spruce 98, 99 

Strawberries 86 

Sj'ringa 104 

Tulip Tree 97 

Walnuts 84 

Weigelia 104 

Weeping Trees.... 98 

White Fringe 102 

Willows 97, 98 

Wisterias 105 

SUNDRIES. 

Brooders 108 

Chicken Eggs 108 

Corn Planter.. 49 

Duck Eggs 109 

Incubators ,108 

Insecticides i 10 

Lawn Rollers 109 

Lawn Sprinkler.... 109 

Oyster Shells 109 

Pigs ..109 

Planet Jr. Tools... Ill 

Plant Tubs 109 

Poultry Remedies. 108 
Poultry Supplies.. .108 

Potato Planter 50 

Seeders 49 

Spr avers 109, llO 

Tree Guard 97 

Tree Protectors.. . . 109 

Turkey Eggs 109 

Weeders 109 



4- 



2 ffocfty Mounfa'm Chen'm, 

3 Mayfield Prize Raspbenses. 
3 King, Red Raspberries, 

1 Cambridge, Black Grape, 
t Whlfe Diamond Grape. 
12 Clyde Strawberries. 



(See page 85) 40c ^ 



89) 25c 
88) 25i<* 

92) 15c 

93) 20c 
86) 25c 



Total value, $i 50 
ONE COLLECTION FOR $I.OO. 

Sent postpaid to any address in the United 
States. 

THREE COLLECTIONS FOR $2.50. 

Sent by freight or express at customer's ex- 
pense. Larger stock will be sent by freight oj- 
express than by mailJ 

These will give an abundance of choice fruit in 
their season, and are admirably adapted forsnaall 
city gardens or for farmer8 who want the best 
that can be procured. 

They are all perfectly hardy, easily cultivated 
and at the price herein offered are within the 
reach of every one who owns a home or culti- 
vates a garden. i 

For full description of varutieji set pages SSlo 93, 



I. 



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E¥1[SY™QK1® lf©ll THE 




REMARKABLE FOR TH E LARG E SI Z E,FREE FLOWERING QUALITI ES AND THE 
R8CH AND VARIED MARKINGS OF THEIR GORGEOUS, SHOWY BLOSSOM S. 

PKT 25* 3PKTS. 50* >^0Z.*I.OO. 

FULL DESCRiPTION PAGE6J.