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CHAMPLAIN VIEW 
GARDENS 

ELMER GOVE BURLINGTON, VERMONT 



GREETINGS 

We extend to you our best wishes for another successful season. 
There are always some failures in gardening due to any one of many 
possible causes but from the many fine reports I know that most of 
my customers had fine luck with their glads this past season. We 
try to furnish first class stock and if care and good cultural methods 
are used really wonderful results can be had. 

There is nothing with quite the appeal of the modern gladiolus. 
The infinite variety and really exquisite beauty available in "glads" 
nowdays makes them by far the most popular and desirable summer 
flower. Now with the great quantities of commercial glads grown 
in Florida in the winter the florists of the North can furnish glad 
blooms almost the year round. And there is really nothing so satis- 
factory for the money for most any floral use. 

Progress is being made every year in new introductions. This 
year is no exception. We are putting out some new varieties every 
one of which is an advance over previous kinds. 

Tho the world is in a turmoil and things often look dark we 
should still have some of the beauty of the world about us in the 
shape of a garden and in that garden nothing can contribute more to 
its beauty than the modern gladiolus. 

Yours for more and better glads, 

Elmer Gove, 

Apostle of Beauty. 



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Which Varietiesi to Grow 



Many people ask me to give a list of the best 10 or 25 varieties. There is no 
such list tho some people try to make such a list. Every variety has its good points 
and its weak ones. No variety is 100% good. A variety may be fine for one purpose 
but not for another. 

Many people ask for advice about certain varieties evidently thinking that 
my descriptions are written just to sell bulbs and that I do not give my real opinion 
in the catalog. Such is not the case. I try to give my honest opinion about each 
variety and do not recommend a variety unless I think it is good. In my des- 
criptions I give the use for which each variety is best suited, the blooming dates 
as far as I know them and all the description necessary without going into useless 
minor details. And I give the ratings by stars which I think the variety deserves. 

However conditions vary in each locality and a variety that is a knock-out 
in one place may not be satisfactory elsewhere. Also some varieties sometimes are 
better the second year after they have become acclimated to your conditions. 
The only way you can tell if a variety suits you is to try it. 

Where Will Glacis Grow? 

I am often asked if glads will grow in the writer's locality. They sure will. 
I have satisfied customers all the way from Alaska to South Africa. There are 
parts of the country where it is terribly dry and hot. Such places during a long 
hot dry spell in the summer should have some artificial watering. 

In some parts of the country, in the South especially where the seasons are 
long and the summer is very hot it is better to plant them early so as to have them 
bloom before the hottest part of the season or else plant later so as to get blooms 
after the summer's heat has past. 



Classification 

The classification of glads is as one grower said, "An unholy mess." Different 
glad societies use different classifications. There is no one universal classification 
used by all as there should be. Roughly speaking they are divided into Exhibition, 
Decorative, small Decorative and Miniatures. Some prefer to call the Exhibition 
type the formal type. In general the Exhibition or Formal type consists of the 
varieties having many blooms open at a time and as well placed as possible. The 
Decorative type has less blooms open and generally are spaced somewhat farther 
apart giving a more decorative effect and they are not always so formally placed 
as the exhibition type. The small Decorative and the medium sized ones are 
smaller and the Miniatures are the smallest, usually under three inches in diameter. 

Do Gladiolus Change Color? No. 

I am asked this hundreds of times every year. I want to say positively "they 
do not" except for the occasional sport. What happens when you start in with 
an assortment of colors and they finally simmer down to one to two shades is this: 
some varieties are strong and vigorous and propagate well even sometimes the 
bulblets blooming, while others are inclined to be weak and acquire disease and 
die. Don't let anyone tell you that their glads have changed color because they 
positively cannot except once in a great while an individual plant will sport to 
another shade. 



Flowers €or Identification 

When sending blooms for identification always send part of the flower head 
with at least three or four buds and send them in the bud. Whenever anyone sends 
a bloom in an envelope almost invariably the color is out when it arrives and is 
beyond recognition. If they are sent in the bud they will either be in good con- 
dition on arrival or will open afterward. 



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TO HELP YOU 



in selecting varieties I am giving you my idea of certain points that characterize 
the leading varieties. 

Tallest 

Alijatross, Bagdad, Barcelona, Beacon, Betty Nuthall, Cordelia, Corona, 
Creve Coeur, Debonair, Laddie, Lady Winsome, Mrs. G. G. Errey, Shirley Temple 
and Titan. 

Earliest 

Al Smith, Bernece, Champlain, Colossus, Cordelia, Excellence, Firefly, Gladys 
Clegg, King Lear, King's Ransom, Margaret Peter, Mibloom, Prelude. 

Most Ideal Stem 

Algonciuin, Beacon, Corona, Debonair, Eloise, Laddie, Maid of Orleans, Miss 
Bloomington, Mrs. G. G. Errey, Solita, Uncas. 

Largest 

Aladdin, Bagdad, Corona, King Lear, Laddie, Mammoth White, Miss New 
Zealand, Picardy, Premier Henry, Rewi Fallu, Sensation, Takina, The Mogul, 
Titan, Wurtembergia. 

Longest Flower Head 

Bagdad, Beacon, Debonair, Golden Goddess, Lady Winsome, Shirley Temple, 
Symphony. 

Most Heavily RutSled 

Amulet, Avalon, Glamis, Jasmine, King Arthur, Mary Elizabeth, Myrna, 
Premier Henry, Sensation, Shirley Temple, Solveig. 

Having Most Open Flowers at a Time 

Avalon, Black Opal, Damaris, Edith Robson, Flagship, Gertrude Swenson, 
Golden Goddess, Lombardy, Pinnacle, Red Charm, Wenonah. 

Most Beautiful 

Tastes vary so much that it is diflicult to select varieties that every one will 
consider beautiful but I consider all the following varieties worthy of a place in 
any list of most beautiful varieties. 

Alayne, Amberglow, Amrita, Amulet, Angelus, Avalon, Barcarole, Conquest, 
Corona, Glamis, Jasmine, King Lear, Magnolia, Margaret Beaton, Mrs. Langford. 
Nadia, New Era, Picardy, Premier Henry, Rima, Sandra, Sensation, Shirley 
Temple, Snow White, Vassar, 3220L 

Most Striking and Unusual 

Aladdin, Algonquin, Beacon, Golden Goddess, Lombardy, Margaret Beaton, 
Mywag, Premier Henry, Rewi Fallu, Smiling Maestro, Red Charm, Timbuctoo, 
Uncas, Vagabond Prince, 30112. 

The Best Prospects of the Newer Kinds as Future 
Commercial Leaders 

Algonquin, Aladdin, Amrita, Avalon, Barcarole, Beacon, Carillon, Corona, 
Coral Glow, Diane, Eloise, Firefly, Helena, Jasmine, Laddie, Magnolia, Margaret 
Beaton, Myrna, Prelude, Regent, Rima, Sensation, Timl)uctoo, Wings of Song, 
30112. 



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"DEBONAIR came through the best with PICARDY second and DUNA last." 

— A. G. Spohr, Ohio. 



Pure Vermont Maple Syrup 

Griddlecakes or WafHes and Syrup. Uml Um! 

If you have never eaten the pure unadulterated Vermont Syrup you don't 
know what you have missed. The black blended concoctions sold throughout the 
country as Maple Syrup are not to be compared with the real Vermont Syrup 
any more than Halley is to be compared with Picardy. Then a lot of Vermont 
Maple products are not of good quality. I am a connoisseur of good syrup and 
send out only the best grade such as I would eat myself. 

Prices are F.O.B. Burlington. A gallon can be sent as far south as Virginia 
for 40 cents and to the West Coast for $1.10. The Express companies make a 
special rate on Maple products. Parcel Post costs much more. A gallon of syrup 
weighs 13 lbs. packed for shipment. 

1 Gallon $2.50 H Gallon $1.50 1 Quart 90 cents 

A case of 12 Pints $4.50 A case of 12 Half-pints in glass $2.50 

MAPLE SUGAR. 2 oz. cakes 60 cents a lb. 5 lb. pail soft sugar $2.50. 

Disclaimer 

I, Elmer Gove, try my utmost to have all bulbs true to name, free from 
disease and insects of all kinds and send out only first class stock but I wish it 
to be understood that in case of failure of crop for any reason whatsoever or bulbs 
are found to be untrue to name that I will not be held responsible beyond the 
actual cost of the bulbs. 

My Rating by Stars 

'k'k'k'k means the variety is "extra good." 
***V2 means "very good." 
-k-k-k means "good." 

"^^i means "fairly good." 

★*y2j 

As you will see there are very few four star varieties. It takes the very best 
to rate four stars. Many of the two and a half star varieties no doubt you would 
like but most of them have some feature that keeps them out of the higher ranking. 

Necessarily this star rating has to be a rather composite affair. A variety 
may rate higher as an exhibition variety than as a commercial or vice versa but 
we have to give a rating that will average for both classes. My rating may change 
on various varieties from year to year according as they perform in my field. 
Many varieties do perform difl'erently in different locations so I can't guarantee 
all varieties will do as well for you as for me. On the other hand I know they will 
do better in many locations than in my garden. 

Guarantee 

I guarantee to do my utmost to please my customers. We mean to send out 
only clean bulbs, free from disease and insects. Any claims or complaints in regard 
to bulbs should be sent soon after receiving the bulbs. 

Of course if any bulbs are not true to name you can not make claims for that 
until after blooming. If anything goes wrong we always try to make a satisfactory 
settlement with the customer. This is the only way that anyone can hope to build 
up a business. 

However we do not guarantee in any way the bulbs you harvest as unsatis- 
factory growing conditions or disease in the soil are beyond our control and we 
cannot be responsible for the crop you harvest except that if bulbs should not be 
true to name we will be glad to replace them or make a satisfactory settlement. 



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SIZES OF 
BULBS 



No. 1 



No. 2 




No. 3 



MEDIUM 




No. 5 



SMALL 



These pictures show 
the average size of 
bulbs. No. 1 will often 
run larger than this. 
For the very best 
bloom the large sizes 
should be chosen. 

Sometimes there is 
not a great deal of 
LARGE difference between the 

blooms from No. 1 and 
No. 2. Some varieties do not natur- 
ally make a large bulb. 

Medium bulbs will give you very 
fine bloom. Many growers prefer No. 
4 to any other size. 

Small bulbs will most all bloom 
and will give very creditable flowers 
and make fine large bulbs for another 
year. 

Personally I like No. 3 size. I 
would very much prefer a young No. 
3 bulb to a large old one, such as are 

often sold in cheap collections and in chain 
stores, tho to the novice the very large bulbs 
look the best. If the largest bulbs are used for 
exhibition flowers all eyes but one should be 
cut out. 

My packages of bulblets and in bulk will 
be mostly medium size. In small quantities es- 
pecially of the newer varieties I send out extra 
large or jumbos as far as possible tho some 
varieties never make anything larger than medi- 
um sized bulblets tho they germinate well. Some 
varieties will make bulblets even larger than the 




largest size pictured. Bulblets do not usually bloom tho some varieties will if 
started early and are given good culture and plenty of room. 



Extra Large Bl. Lar^ Bt. Medium Bh Small Bt 



I certainly had some beautiful flowers from the medium Glad bulbs that 1 purchased 
rem you this spring. They were the best that I have ever had." 

— Miss A. J. Graffam, Maine. 



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The Palmer Strain of Gladiolus 

This strain of gladiolus is note-wortliy for its most unusual beauty and vigor. 
Most of the varieties are distinctive by such unique characteristics in coloring and 
form and texture that they have given a new meaning to the word "beauty" as 
applied to gladiolus. In many the throats are absolutely clear with no markings 
whatever, just the deeper shading of the veins. The ruffling and form of many are 
very exceptional. Picardy the forerunner of this strain, is the most popular variety 
in existence and many of its seedlings and others in this strain that are not related 
to it have advanced the gladiolus tremendously the past few years. The present 
day glads are infinitely superior in beauty to those of even 10 years ago and this 
is due largely to the PALMER strain and its influence. 

Also most of the varieties of this strain are good propagators and vigorous 
growers. If a varictv does not grow well Mr. Palmer doesn't want to bother with 
it even tho in itself "it may be fine. A PALMER VARIETY IS A GOOD 
VARIETY. I am proud to be the sole introducer of the Palmer strain of gladiolus 
throughout the world except in Canada. Mr. Palmer now retains the sole intro- 
duction of his varieties in Canada and wholesale selling of his varieties for four 
years after introduction. So that if you live in Canada and want any of the Palmer 
strain of gladiolus that has been introduced in the past four years, you will have 
to get them either at wholesale from Mr. Palmer or from some of his Canadian 
agents. The varieties in my list which are not available to Canadian customers I 
am marking in my price list. 

The following testimonial expresses in a nut shell the opinion of thousands of 
growers. 

"/ can now unequivocally say (hat the Palmer strain of gladiolus is the finest 
in existence today from the standpoint of beauty, cut flower trade, vitality, adaptability 
to a variety of soils (and especially the heavy clay soils of this part of country ] and 
generous propagating quality. There is no other strain that can compare with it in my 
estimation." — Robert C. Moncure, Virginia. 

1940 Palmer Introductions 

CofdfiliA (Seedling 32271 ) (Ramasses x Picardy) Very early. (Decorative) 
W^aao (Commercial) Clear deep rose. Very large and wide open. 
Moderately ruflled and waved. Fine color and form. 5 well placed blooms open on 
a head of about 18 buds. Tall straight spike. From same parentage as King Lear. 
Award of Merit 1938 Canadian Gladiolus Society. 

Colons (Seedling ,35221) (Picardy x Miss New Zealand) (Decorative) 
vi»€» (Commercial) (Midseason) General color is creamy white some- 
what deeper in the throat and with rose picotee edge on the petals. Striking and 
handsome. 6-8 very large wide open blooms open on a head of about 18 buds. 
Tall well formed spike. Strong robust grower. Award of Merit 1939 Canadian 
Gladiolus Society. 

One of Mr. Palmer's neighbors who grows bulbs for Mr. Palmer said that 
Corona attracted more attention in his garden this past season than any other 
variety. I believe Corona will make a very popular commercial variety. The color 
is something like the old Olive Goodrich but several times as large. See cut on 
opposite page. 

Gl&tniS ('"Needling 33191) (Premier Henry x Picardy) (Decorative) (Com- 
mercial) Salmon rose with creamy lip. Clear unfiecked and without 
any markings whatever. Blooms large, flat open and with the petals fluted, ruflled 
and needlepoint. 7-8 large blooms open on a medium tall straight spike. About 
18 total buds. One of the most beautiful varieties in existence. See picture on cover. 

The above 3 varieties $5.00 each for any size bulb. $1.00 each for bulblets or 
$80.00 per 100. 

Y |||m|«2m^w (Seedling 331.53) (Picardy x (Tycko Zang x Roi d'Albert) 
J (Formal or exhibition type) (Commercial) Light salmon 
softly blotched deeper salmon. 8-10 large wide open well placed blooms open on 
a tall straight well formed spike. Robust grower. Award of Merit 1938 Canadian 
Gladiolus Society. Premium bulb this year. 



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1MA0fl1AliA (Seedling 34045) (Maid of Orleans x Picardy) (Decorative) 
<*S**"**** (Commercial) Very light soft creamy rose pink. No markings 
whatever but occasionally in warm weather will streak a little. However usually 
it is a very beautiful clean clear chaste variety. Blooms are large. The petals 
somewhat rolled back at the edge. 6-8 open on a strong well formed spike. Good 
propagator. Award of Merit 1939 Canadian Gladiolus Society. Premium bulb this 
year. 



THE PALMER STRAIN 

A.lfldd.in "^**V2 (Ex) (Com) (Mldseason) Bright beautiful reddish 

salmon with large cream blotch. 8-10 very large 
beautifully ruffled blooms open on a long head. Plants very strong and robust. 
Medium height or taller. Aladdin has created a sensation wherever shown and has 
won the sweepstakes at various shows. When well grown is one of the finest 
varieties of all time. Many people consider it superior to Picardy. One of the "must 
haves." Won an Award of Merit at the British Glad Society Test Garden this past 
season. 

Al0Anauin **** ^^-^^ (Com) (70-75) Early. Brilliant glowing 
S*^*»*n scarlet. Large wide open spreading blooms. 8-9 
well placed blooms open on a tall straight spike. We believe this to be the best 
light red on the market and expect it to become very popular as a commercial and 
also as an exhibition variety. A good shipper and good propagator. Won an Award 
of Merit at the British Glad Society Test Garden this past season. See cut p. 12. 

AmliereloW ***V2 (Com) (HG) (70) very beautiful color. 
M^ummmM^M B*^ ^ Deep amber yellow of an unusual and beautiful 

shade and attractive form. 6-8 good size blooms open on a tall straight spike. I 
consider this the most beautiful yellow variety. 

Amrita ***V2 (Com) (Dec) (HG) (85) Shades of light buff. Beauti- 
ful clear color but sometimes tinged with pink. Warm 
yellow throat. 6 or more large wide open heavily ruffled blooms open at a time on 
a spike of 16-18 buds. One of the most beautiful pastel varieties in existence. Have 
had many fine reports on it. Many people consider it fully as valuable as Picardy 
tho of course it is an entirely different shade and type. Fine propagator. See cut p . 28. 

AaM««lAf 'k'k'kV2 (Com) (Dec) (HG) Beautiful clear medium buff. 

* 1. g Qj. lY^ore heavily ruffled medium size well placed 

blooms open. Sister seedling of Amrita, Barcarole and several others. Tho different 
is fully as beautiful as any of them. See cut p. 12. 

AMMAlffs -k-kirVz (Com) (HG) (85-90) Beautiful clear medium salmon 

of an unusual shade. 6 or more large blooms open on 
a long flower head. Slightly ruffled beautiful variety either for commercial use or 
the home garden. 

BaedaiA ***y2 (Ex) (HG) (9O-IOO) Smoky old rose that is fine for 

exhibition or the home garden. Has not been so popular 
for commercial use tho many people like it. 6-8 immense blooms open at a time. 
Is very popular for the home garden. 

n^M^^MfifA **** (Com) (HG) (85) Clear large grenadine orange 
*^ of an absolutely clean clear shade. No markings. 

6-7 medium large beautiful ruffled blooms of heavy substance. Sister seedling of 
Amulet and Amrita. One of the most beautiful varieties of all time. Has a dis- 
tinctive beauty found in almost no other variety. See cut p. 12. 

BfiACOfll (Ex) (Com) (75-80) Clear bright rose scarlet with 

* large cream blotch. 8-10 medium large somewhat 

ruffled blooms open on a very tall straight tho willowy spike. Beacon has proven to 
be one of the most popular cut flower varieties. This past season it sold in New 
York and other large markets at a premium when good Picardy was being dumped. 
Could have sold large quantities of them if I had had them. One of the real 100% 
prospects for the commercial market. See cut inside front cover. 

Swam if^^ (Com) (HG) Early midseason. 5-6 very large medium 
red. Tall vigorous plant. 



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"I am thanking you for the 5 bulbs of FIREFLY for naming the variety. It was in- 
deed beautiful. All my bulbs I received from you v^ere very nice." 

— Mrs. Honna Neskey, Minn. 



RlflOOatlppr ***V2 (Com) (HG) (85-90) Color sport of Pirate. 

** VW«^^* Identical with that variety except in color which 

is a very nice rose shade. This should become popular as a commercial as well as 
for the home garden. 

Campllia ***V2 (Com) (Ex) (85-90) Blush white tinted pink with 
^numSMMmn g_g large well placed blooms open on a long flower head. 

\'ery slightly rufiled. A beautiful variety and one that should make a good com- 
mercial as well as home garden variety. One of the finest. 

CaW^Wtitt ***V2 (Com) (HG) Clear LaFrance pink with clear 

creamy blotch. 5-6 medium large wide open moder- 
ately ruliled blooms on a tall spike. Placement always good. A real live prospect 
as a conmiercial. Very reliable. A distinct color and a variety that is going places. 
Won an Award of Merit at the British Glad Society Test Garden, 1939. 

Cliamtllaifll *** (Com) (HG) Very early. Clear light blue with 

inconspicuous dark lines in throat. 6-7 large blooms 
open on a tall straight spike. A fine early cut flower blue. 

Cordcllfl New introduction. See page 7. 

CorOllfl New introduction. See page 7. 

DehOfltair ***V2 (Ex) (Com) (8O-9O) LaFrance pink shading to 
w»€»»» shrimp pink with creamy throat blotch. Sometimes 

flakes darker. 6-8 medium large blooms open on a very tall always straight spike 
with a flower head often 3 ft. long. Tho I personally do not consider this as good 
a variety as Picardy it has proven better in some sections of the country. Many 
growers have written me that it does better for them than Picardy and have 
discarded Picardy in its favor. It often grows 53^-6 ft. tall and no matter how 
hot the sun the stems are always straight. Very well worth trying as a commercial. 

Evcncntlff ifkic (Ex) (HG) Large rufifled smoke with creamy blotch. 

^ 7-8 large blooms open. A better color than Mother 

Machree but doesn't open quite so many at a time. Has been called an improved 
Mother Machree. 

VJ*S««a61v 'kifirV2 (Com) (HG) Very early dazzling scarlet with white 
*» ^**jr lines on lip. I consider this the finest early scarlet. A 

sister seedling of Regent, Algonquin and 30112 and in its season is as distinctive 
and valuable as the others. Have had some very fine reports on it. Received an 
Award of Merit at the British Glad Society Test Gardens this past season. 

dflttllS New introduction. See page 7. 

£*f|f^AM Con *** (Com) (HG) (85) Deep yellow sometimes 
" flaked darker. 5-6 large somewhat cup shaped 

blooms open. Considered the best yellow by some people. Unfortunately there 
are some Rapture mixed in with this variety. Seems to be impossible to get them 
all out. So that in the small sizes especially there may be some mixture but I will 
])ut in extra count to offset this. 

Ua^^^m "kifk (Com) (HG) Early midseason. Salmon scarlet with red- 
^jgjj speckles on a cream throat. 5-6 immense rufiHed 
blooms open at a time. Fine commercial variety. 

AMo ifkifVz (Ex) (Com) Late. Lavender pink with darker lines in 
** the throat. 8-9 good size well placed blooms open on 

a tall straight spike of 16-20 buds. Strong grower. One of the finest commercial 
lavenders on the market. Personally I like it better as a commercial lavender than 
Minuet. The individual blooms may not be quite so beautiful as Minuet but it 
opens more at a time and all things considered I think is a much better variety 
than Minuet. 



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"DIANE was extra choice." — R. P. Nelson, Ontario. 

"I wish to express my appreciation of the glads purchased from you last March. They 
gave us some surprises and wonderful blooms." — F. A. Widmoyer, Mich. 

V^4|f^ (Ex) (HG) (90) Early. Irridescent salmon and ashes of 

********* roses. Very beautiful and unusual smoky opening up to 10 

or more wide open blooms at a time. Fine propagator. Everyone who sees this 
seems to like it. If you like the smoky shades Jalna is one you must have. 

TASniinC ***V2 (Com) (Dec) (HG) Early. Clear pale lemon yellow 
»y€>»M»»l»c with no markings whatever. Beautifully ruffled. 

6-7 medium large blooms open on a tall strong spike. Color is unique and reminds 
one of the inside of a lemon. An indescribably beautiful flower the beauty of which 
cannot be conveyed by words. It must be seen to be appreciated. Is a strong 
grower and heavy propagator. 

f Atiauil *** (Com) (HG) (65-70) Clear deep yellow. Up to 8 
***^**" **** medium size blooms open on a tall straight spike. The 

deepest clear yellow I have seen. Tho not quite so large as we like it makes a very 
fine commercial cut flower. Won an Award of Merit at the British Glad Society 
Show, 1939. 

Vr*f%a f.Aa]« ***V2 (HG) Very early. Clear deep reddish purple 

*^***5 with silver line on edge of all petals. Very large 

heavily waved and ruffled. 5-6 open. The most beautiful and best all round 
purple I have ever seen. In a class by itself. See cut p. 28. 



LoMibardy 
Magnolia 



New introduction. See page 7. 



New introduction. See page 8. 

|L|ff ^vr'A-SMa A * "A" * (Com) (HG) Early beautiful light creamy salmon 
"***J' t'*—^ with a cream throat. A fine variety and becoming 

more popular every year with the commercial growers. Many of those who have 
tried it are ordering in quantity this year. At the time it blooms it is the best cut 
flower pink in my garden. You will make no mistake in growing this for the cut 
flower trade. 

ft€ VTJimf? *** (Dec) (HG) (Midseason) Light salmon shading to 
*^3' **P white throat with a large dazzling scarlet blotch. Im- 

mense round flowers somewhat ruffled. One of the showiest and most beautiful 
varieties grown. Stems sometimes crook but a beautiful thing just the same. 

Picardv **** (Ex) (Com) (HG) (85-90) Clear soft shrimp pink, 

* y with flesh pink throat on which is a soft inconspicuous 
feathering of rose. 7-9 very large well placed blooms. It is not necessary to say 
very much about Picardy as most everyone knows the variety now. It is by far 
the most popular variety in existence not only as a commercial but for exhibition 
and for every purpose which a glad is used. In most of the flower markets Picardy 
comprises of at least 50% of all blooms sold and sometimes constitutes over three- 
quarters. A "must have" for anyone growing glads. 

ns«i^4-A ***V2 (HG) (85-90) Beautiful dark rose red shading somewhat 

* lighter in upper throat. Up to 7 large wide open blooms 
open. Pirate is growing more popular every year and is really one of the finest dark 
rose red varieties. Was especially nice this past season. 

Pfl««kniiAt* H»nfV *** (Com) (Dec) (HG) (85-90) Geranium 

pink shading lighter in the throat with 
small scarlet feather. 4-5 immense round heavily ruffled blooms open on a straight 
medium height spike. Heavy texture. Because the stem is inclined to be rather 
short it is not a variety for the shipping trade. But is a beautiful thing and should 
be used by local florists. One of the finest for the home garden. 

D^^f-^MA *** (Com) (HG) (75-80) Medium light salmon with dif- 
****** C fused creamy yellow blotch. Tall strong grower and 

heavy propagator. Opens up to 7-8 large flowers at a time sometimes arranged 
in a staggered single line. Many of the cut flower growers like this very much. 



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"I was more than pleased with SANDRA and No. 32201." 

— James S. Moore, New York. 

"PREMIER HENRY was one of the very best in my garden last year. I most surely 
want some more of them next year. All the glads I bought from you did extra well and 
I was more than pleased with them and your most generous extra count." 

— Mrs. Lillian I. Ropes, Massachusetts. 



R««»2>dA ***V2 (Ex) (HG) (85-90) Rosy ash flecked and splashed 
with orange scarlet with a diffused darker blotch. Opens 
10 large well placed blooms at a time. Strong grower and propagator. A fine 
exhibition variety or for the home garden if you like smokies. See cut back cover. 

RA0^nf ^^^^ (Com) (90) Clear glowing scarlet shading some- 

amlsgdl^ what darker in the throat. 9-10 good size well arranged 

blooms open at a time on a flower head of 20-22 buds. A good shipper and one of 
the best all round scarlet varieties. Different type flower than Algonquin. 

RfiV^fi^ ■^■^■A' (Com) (HG) Light peaches and cream. 6-8 medium 
«%dr large somewhat ruffled well placed blooms open. Beauti- 

ful variety for local use. But somewhat inclined to fade lighter as the blooms open 
up the stem. 

RoCfillfi (Com) (HG) Beautiful soft salmon rose. 8-10 large 

■ P'sced booms open on a moderate height spike. 

Beautiful thing tho doesn't grow quite so tall as we would like. 

RoVAI Yoflc *** (HG) (80) Deep scarlet with hint of salmon. 
**^J' *** * %MM. large sized wide open blooms. Strong vigorous 

variety. Good for home garden. Useful in hybridizing. One of the parents of 
Aladdin, Recado and other good ones. 

Sahara ***V2 (Ex) (HG) (85-9O) Light russet with a soft blotch 
^ ********* of cream lightly peppered russet with scarlet penciling. 

Up to 10 medium size well placed blooms open on a tall straight spike. An unusual 
and popular color. Stands the heat especially well. An unique color and one that 
I am sure you will like. See cut p. 40. 

Satld.l*a (Ex) (Com) (HG) Light shrimp pink with small dif- 

** ^ ** fused pinkish amber blotch. Somewhat similar to Picardy 

but a little lighter in shade which is set off just right by the aml^er blotch. Have 
had a lot of fine compliments on this variety, many people preferring it to Picardy. 
Strong grower and heavy propagator. 

Snow IVhite *** (HG) (80-85) Pure snow white with a touch 
^***^^^ " Qf lemon in the throat. 5-6 large beautifully 

ruflled blooms open at a time. As for real beauty I have seen no white to compare 
with it. But a little inclined to be soft so not suitable for a commercial. 

C||1S«^ ir-kir (Com) (HG) Late midseason. A very nice light orange. 
^"***'** A little lighter in shade than Bit O'Heaven. Several medium 

size blooms open on a long spike. Tall slender ideal commercial stem. A fine com- 
mercial variety which many people prefer to Bit O'Heaven. If you want a late 
midseason orange commercial by all means try Solita. I know of nothing better 
in its season and color. 

CiMM^wr ||C Cold *** (Com) (HG) Very early. Beautiful clear 
y ** J medium deep yellow lightly ruffled. 4-5 

medium large blooms open. One of the most beautiful yellows tho for commercial 
purposes probably not so valuable as Miss Bloomington or Clarion. 



Your ALADDIN and CAMELLIA are everything you say they are. BEACON, 
HECTOR, SHIRLEY TEMPLE were others that were extra good. 

"I saw your FIREFLY and seedling No. 30112 and they were both lovely." 

— W. Harvey, Calgary, Alta., Canada. 

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"BEACON was still my leader and seemed the some with most of visitors. 
"AMRIT/V HELENA, BARCAROLE and CARILLON were beauties. MAR- 
GARET BEATCjN seemed to get very much attention." 

— Stanley Bieleski, Penn. 

CwaMM|*^«*«r (Com) (HG) Light rosy pink with clear cream 

— y HWH jr blotch. 6-8 medium large blooms open on a tall 

straight spike. Very long flower head. Very popular with many growers. 

1*fl0 IMAffol (Ex) (HG) (Midseason) Salmony maroon with 

A lie IfMV^lia darker lines in the throat. Up to 8 or more very 

large wide open slightly rufHed blooms open at a time with most of the remaining 
buds showing color. A popular dark variety. 

nps^AM ifkir (Ex) (HG) Sister seedling of Aladdin. Huge salmon rose on 
* a tall strong growing plant. Up to 9 enormous massive blooms 

open. Good color and a variety I think you will like tho in hot weather sometimes 
inclined to crook a little. 

V2l02l1«Anifl Pfl«itmCk ***V2 (Ex) (HG) Irridescent garnet 

▼ rtSflPWm ryillVC brown shading lighter in the throat 

and with a small vivid flame scarlet blotch on the lip. 8-10 or more well placed 
medium large blooms open at a time. An odd, very distinctive and showy color. 
Gorgeous. A basket of these would pep up the window of any flower shop. One 
that everyone should grow in his own garden. An unique variety as well as beau- 
tiful and showy. Everyone should grow it. Have had many enthusiastic reports 
on it. See cut mside front cover. 

IVaSaffa*** (Com) (HG) (90-95) Clear glowing buir with 4-5 beau- 
WW Haicl^l t^jfy] flowers open at a time. Not a shipping variety but 

one that florists should use. Wonderfully line in hybridizing as it is one of the 
parents of Amrita, Barcarole, Amulet and several other of the most beautiful 
varieties in existence. 



Numbered Seedlin^is 

^OOOl ^ Somewhat similar to Mrs. Langford but more white and less pink. 
JWTf X A Sometimes they are pure white and again are tinged a little with 
pink. Very dainty. 

TLtk^'t^ Bright vivid scarlet. This seedling is still under number but there 
is a possibility that it will be named later. I have had some very 
fine reports on it and consider it one of the best reds. Under certain conditions it 
may not grow quite so tall as we would like but have not had any complaints in 
this respect and difTerent ones have written me that it grew plenty tall with them. 
It opens up 6-8 beautiful bright attractive flowers of good size. Opens up well 
when cut and all and all it has been one of the outstanding reds in my garden. 
You should surely try it. 

^Hff"^ Very large dark beautiful rose. Very nice. Its main fault being 

J ^Y\al as it opens up towards the top the flowers get much smaller. 
^{%1§%1 Very nice ruffled smoky. Seedling of Roi Albert. Stem a little short 

but have had some very nice reports on it. 
%0280 Medium or larger in size. Smoky, opening up to 10 or more. If you 

•** ^ like the smokies by all means try this one. 
^02810 Large smoky with lighter throat, bordered copper. Very dis- 
jw^CTAW tinctive and attractive. 

^OiQI Pink quite similar in color to Angelus. Not always quite so reliable 
^ * as Angelus but a nice thing just the same. 



"You sent me one medium size bulb BEACON. It was the tallest stalk I ever grew, 
measuring 5 ft. 8 inches and although not staked, it kept erect." 

— L. M. Barnes, Vermont. 



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"Best of all in performance was No. 32201. I think tfiis is a fine Glad and should 
be named. If it was mine to be named it would be called 'Honeychile' because with 
the sun shining on it I thought It had the color of light honey." — 

"Last season I grew a few TOKEN and didn't think much of it. But this season I 
planted 3000 and this is surely a top-notcher if there ever was one. I think that if I could 
not have Picardy I would take TOKEN in event I was limited to one glad to grow." 

— C. G. Young, Wis. 



32023 
3214S 



Warm salmon. Seedling of Debonair. Not so tall but a better 
color. Think you will like it. Good commercial. 

Very pretty delicate light pink or flesh color. Nice pastel shade. 



32201 



Sister seedling of Amrita, Amulet, Barcarole and others. But for 
the fact that it crooks some in warm weather I think it is fully as 
good as any of its sister seedlings. In fact this past season I cut more bouquets 
of this for the house than any other variety I grew. It is a very beautiful glowing 
buff color opening up to 8 at a time. Will sometimes crook and sometimes the place- 
ment is not all that it should be but I think you will like it in spite of its occasional 
faults. I've had a number of very fine reports on this seedling. 
'\'9'9tk'9tk Light pinky buff opening up 8 at a time. Another sister seedling 
9^^"^" of Jasmine, Barcarole, etc. Different type flower. Tall straight 
stem, ^'ery nice. 

'\'9^f%'\ Very pretty lemony cream. Another sister seedling of Jasmine, etc. 
^^^"9 Clear color, no markings whatever. There are some rogue bulbs of 
another seedling mixed in with these. This other seedling is a clear pinky buff 
fully as good as No. 32203 and better in some ways. Whichever one you get will 
be well worth the money. 

Pretty apricot orange. Not so large as some but a very nice pastel 
9^9^^ shade. Medium height. 



Hi^li vjs Low Crowned Bulbs 

Many people are under the impression that high crowned bulbs are necessary 
to produce good bloom. This is entirely wrong. Bulbs have low crowns for two 
reasons. First, some varieties just naturally don't grow that way. The first year 
from bulblets most varieties are fairly high crowned. After the first year some 
varieties just naturally don't grow that shape. Second, most varieties get low 
crowned when the bulbs are old, that is three years or older from bulblets. 

We very seldom sell bulbs older than two years from bulblets when they are 
generally considered to be at their best irrespective of the shape of the bulb. 

An experiment was conducted at the Agricultural Experiment Station at 
Ames, Iowa to determine the comparative value of high and low crowned bulbs. 
From this experiment it was concluded that bulbs with low crowns produce more 
flower spikes, taller spikes, spikes with more flowers and a larger leaf area than 
corms with high crowns. Also that they sprout more quickly. This does not neces- 
sarily prove that in every case a low crown bulb is better. But in this particular 
carefully conducted experiment with nine different varieties of different types the 
low crown bulbs did prove better than the high crown ones. So don't think 
because you get some low crown bulbs that they are not going to produce good 
bloom. 

Some varieties like Commander Koehl especially have extremely high crowns 
especially when grown into large bulbs from bulblets in one season. Sometimes 
they are so high crowned as to appear deformed. But this has nothing whatever 
to do with the quality of blooms produced from these bulbs. If a bulb is not over 
two years old from bulbs, is sound and solid it should produce a good bloom what- 
ever the shape of the bulb provided the growing conditions are good. 



"Glads I had from you last spring were wonderful, hlope to get some more new 
next spring." — Harry C. Gibson, Illinois. 

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"The two best Gladiolus that we grow are PICARDY and DEBONAIR. Recently 
we sold many spikes of these two for fifty cents per dozen that came from bulblets planted 
around first of March." — Henry N. Carrier, No. Carolina. 



N^ew 1940 Introductions 

/Lmr^'tAft (Marshall) (Ex) (Com) (Midseason) Exquisitely beautiful 
^ €Wyi» dainty bris^ht pink with large cream throat. Opens 8-10 moder- 
ately large attractively ruilled blooms of beautiful form and heavy substance. 
Always well placed and firmly attached to stem on [)erfectly formed spikes. Vigorous 
grower and good propagator. A very beautiful variety that should prove very 
popular as a cut flower and with the amateur. \'ery worthy companion of Sensa- 
tion which Mr. Marshall introduced last year. Avalon opens unusually well when 
cut. Stands rough handling and is all and all I think a very fine variety. Spikes 
are as alike as peas in a pod. I am sure that this variety will add immensely to the 
reputation of IVIr. Marshall. See picture on page 6. 

$').00 each for anij size bulb. Bulblets $1. each or $80. per 100. 

T m^^Sa (Wilson) (Ex) (Com) Light pink somewhat similar in color 
" *^ to Picardy l)ut more on the rose shade. 8-10 very large wide 
open somewhat rufllcd blooms ojien on a tall straight spike having 18-'i0 buds. 
This variety I think will be a welcome addition to the list of commercials. Picardy 
is still the most pojjular variety in existence for all purposes and as everyone 
knows is grown much more largely for commercial cut flowers than any other 
variety. But I think Laddie will help to supplement Picardy as the color is more 
of a rose and has less salmon. People are beginning to tire somewhat of the monot- 
ony of so much salmon in Picardy. 

In comparison with Picardy lAtddie is larger, wider o[)en, opens more at a time, 
fully as tall or taller, straighter stems, fully as good a projiagator and I think is 
fully as good an all round variety and tho somewhat similar in color is enough 
different so that it should become a \ery popular commercial cut llowcr and should 
be grown in immense (|uanlilies for all purposes. 

Owing to the fact thai 1 have a fair slock of lliis \ariely 1 am introducing it 
at a low i)rice. Don'l think because Ihe introductory price is so low that it is not 
good. You will be agreeably surjirised to see what a fine variety this is. I put 
the price low so that everyone can try it out this year. I think next year the growers 
will be looking for more. I don't expect the price next year will be any lower 
than this year. By all means try Laddie. See cut p. 28. 

25 cents each for any size bulb. $2.00 per 10 for any size bulb. No bulblets for sale. 

Patnl^ya (Beatrice Palmer) (Paul Pfitzer x Heinrich Kanzleiter) x 
Picardy) (Ex) (Com) Clear soft geranium pink with rosy 
carmine markings on the lower throat. 8-10 softly rounded wide open well placed 
blooms open at a time on a medium height well proportioned spike. Consistently 
good both in the garden and when cut. Lasts well as a cut flower. 
$3.00 each for any size Imlb. Sublets $.60 each. 

^^SSSAP (Hedgecock) (Senoritax Orange Wonder) (Dec)(Cam)(Midseason) 

A harmonious blend of pale butter-cup yellow and light tangerine 

orange. General efl'ect is a very beautiful soft light orange with yellowish ihroat. 
There are no markings whatever, just a clear beautiful shade reminiscent of some 
of the beautiful Palmer varieties. The florets are beautifully ruflled and frilled. 
5-6 niedium size well placed uniform blooms open at a time. A very charming new 
addition to the decorative group. See cut p. 6. 
■%3. each any size bulb. Bulblets $.50 each. 

\^finOtlAll '^I'^'N'^'O-^) (Ex) (75-80) Salmon pink. Winner of the .\merican 
Home Achievement Medal, The Michigan Horticultural 
Society Medal, Michigan Gladiolus Society Certificate and the honor of being the 



"SENSATION was O.K. and I feel it was one of the best new things of the 1939 
season. Can easily believe that a vase of SENSATION would live up to its name." 

— Fred Cassebeer, New York. 



"I do wanf to say that my bulblet blooms of JASMINE and SENSATION were 
just about perfection in spite of the official temperatures ranging over 100 degrees. 
JASMINE bloomed on August 8th and had about the finest, straightest stem on a bulblet 
I ever saw. The color was so beautiful and different from any other yellow I have, or 
have seen. On digging it had a fair amount of bulblets, most all large size, under a 
bulb which was 2/4 inches in diameter. 

"SENSATION bloomed on September 10th and the size, color and beautiful ruf- 
fling were all that its name implies. This bulblet produced 54 fine bulblets under a fine 
large bulb which was cut down by frost just about 3 weeks after blooming, 

—Paul G. Wood, Illinois. 



highest scoring seedling at the Michigan Gladiolus Society Show. A most depend- 
able performer in every way. Wenonah will open 10-14 wide open blooms closely 
placed but not too crowded. A 4 ft. spike, head in perfect harmony. Fast propa- 
gator and every bulblet germinates. I have not grown this myself but other growers 
have told me it is fine. 

Bulbs-large, $1.00 each; medium, 85 cents; small, 75 cents. Bulblets 10 cents each; 10 
for 75 cents. 

R. H. Pruitt & Sons Introductions 

I have not grown or seen the following two varieties but Mr. Salbach saw them 
in the originator's garden and says they are fine. 

f%^^Og%n Rfid (R- H. Pruitt & Son — Gove) Dark scarlet. Very large 
^* amCW (71^ inch) blooms, 6-7 open at a time. Has won at the 

Oregon Show as best seedling in the show and best in its class two years. Never 
fades. A real exhibition variety. Fair propagator. Stock very small yet. 
$10.00 each for large bulbs only. 

Rfid ttislltfllifllfi P^uiTT & Son — Gove) Early. Bright showy 

scarlet with cream throat. Somewhat like Beacon 
but redder. Opens 6-7 large (6 inch) blooms at a time. Medium height but stems 
can be cut very low. Always straight. Well placed flowers. Mr. Pruitt's neighbor 
growers say it is very fine. Heavy propagator. 

Large bulbs $5.00 each; medium $3.50; small $2.50. 



Complete List 

The letters following each variety is the abbreviation of the name of the 
originator: (Pf) Pfitzer;, (Sal) Salbach. I am marking the varieties (Com) 
Commercial; (Ex) Exhibition; (Dec) Decorative; and part of them (HG) meaning 
suitable for Home Garden. Of course every variety is suitable for the home garden 
so I am marking those only HG that do not come under both the Ex and Com 
classes. Where I have put down a variety as commercial I mean only that the 
color is good and suitable for local florist use. Those that are especially adapted 
for long distance shipping or shipping to the big markets I have noted especially 
in the text. 

About blooming dates I am giving only those that the originator has given. 
Where I don't mention the number of days to bloom you may consider them as 
midseason unless I mention in the text that they are early or late. Exact bloom- 
ing dates are not reliable anyway as they vary in different parts of the country 
and according to the season SO PLEASE DON'T WRITE ME ABOUT ANY 
FURTHER BLOOMING DATES THAN I HAVE GIVEN HERE as I cannot 
give any exact dates further than mentioned. 

I have tried to make the descriptions in my catalog as accurate as possible 
without going into minute details. However I know that varieties will differ very 
much under different growing conditions and in different parts of the country so 



"The choice bulblets that I got from you in the early spring all germinated and of 
these ALADDIN, KING LEAR, MYRNA, and TIMBUCTOO gave me splendid bloom. 
P.S. Also a thrill." —Francis hi. Williams, Rhode island. 

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"ALGONQUIN was outstanding and as the one bulb bloomed For me by far the 
best scarlet to date. 6^ inch flower 8 open, 22 buds. I expressed my faith in ALADDIN 
to you last summer and it certainly came through again. Won best in the Wpg. Show 
and was really excellent in my garden. 

"KING LEAR appeals to me as the best purple, not excluding MRS. MARK'S 
MEMORY. CARILLON was excellent again, I like it very much." 

— Jerry Twomey, Winnipeg, Canada. 



if any of these varieties don't do as well for you under your conditions as you 
think the description justifies don't blame me but give them another trial. In 
giving these descriptions I am giving the varieties credit for normal good growing 
conditions. No variety will do well in extreme hot weather or sand or clay soil 
without some artificial watering. Some varieties will do better the second year 
after becoming acclimated. 

^^^^^^^ Palmer strain. See page 8. 

Jkt^^n^ ***V2 (Kinvon) (Com) (Dec) (Midseason) Beautiful dis- 
* tinct shade of light rose. 6-7 medium sized well arranged 

blooms open on a medium height stem. Petals slightly ruffled and rolled back. 
Beautiful variety for commercial use or home garden. Makes up fine in floral work. 
See cut inside front cover. 

Albatross *** ^^^^ ^^^^ (80-85) Large pure white with 

*" 6-8 blooms open on a tall vigorous plant. Has been 

gaining in popularity in recent years but somewhat inclined to disease. Fine when 
well grown. Blooms face up in lily fashion. 

Alchemist '^'^'^ ^^^^ (Com) (Dec) Very early, rufHed light yellow. 

Quite good for an early yellow. 



Palmer strain. See page 8. 



Algonquin 

AlleffrO **** (Pf) (Ex) (Com) (HG) Light lavender blue with 

darker feather tipped white. I consider this the most 
beautiful light blue on the market. However it does not propagate quite so fast 
as I would like, tho bulblets make large growth. 

Al Smitll **V2 (K) (Com) (Dec) (66) Early tall salmon rose, 
jm* medium size. Because of its earliness it is well liked 

by many as a commercial. 

/knt^t%t%t» '^'kir (KiNGSLEv) (Com) (HG) Medium red with glowing 
sheen. 5-8 large beautiful blooms open. A very nice 

red. 

^^^^^^^8^^^^ Palmer strain. See page 8. 

American voninianaer i^^^ red with s-io medium 

large blooms on a tall straight spike. Can be very nice. 

Ami*ita 

Palmer strain. See page 8. 
^^^^^^^^ Palmer strain. See page 8. 

Angelica *** (Fischer) (Dec) (HG) Small flowered. Very early. 

**** Very pretty pink and white with a light creamy throat 

and with pink at the edges. Nice for table decoration and small arrangements. 

"I have definitely made up my mind to discard all Glad bulbs this fall with excep- 
tion of Palmer Glads. They are tops and from now on I'm a Palmer man." 

— M. W. Maybach, New York. 



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"BAGDAD, DEBONAIR, DUNA and RAPTURE were exceptionally good, 
growing to a height of 5 '2 feet. BAGDAD attracted a lot of attention and won First 
Place in the 1939 Show." — E. J. hlurd, Colorado. 



Palmer strain. See page 8. 



Angelas 

AMAtflffCa *** (Fischer) (Large Dec) (HG) Early midseason. 

^fc*»*»»€» Ruffled cream. Tall spike with several well arranged 

blooms o])cn at a time. Color sometimes not so clear as I would like. 

A mS ***V2 (Mitsch) (Ex) (Com) White tinted pink with large 
^* *******^ scarlet blotch. Long flower head. One of the best 

varieties in this color class. 

A.^A\01!^ New introduction. See page 15. 

Aw A TMAVIa ***^/2 (P'^) (Ex) (Com) Early mid-season. Medium 
xmyg blue with purplish blotches. Up to 8 good sized 

well placed blooms. First class so called blue variety either for exhibition or florists 
trade. One of the best doers of the blues. 

A TBf *i tC^l (Burns) (Ex) (HG) Peach blossom shading somewhat 

«tl'd» darker toward the edge. Light yellow throat. Up to 10 

open at a time. Good exhibition variety. 

Pflgdfld Palmer strain. See page 8. 
BflffCflrOle Palmer strain. See page 8. 

RstfCelotia ***V2 (Kelly) (Ex) (Com) Cream' slightly tinged 
***** %»^*W€» yellow. 8 enormous slightly ruffled round blooms 

open at a time on a tall strong growing plant. This is one of the very best in this 
color class. Entirely distinct from other creams. 



Beacon 



Palmer strain. See page 8. 



llAailf-idll OIliA *** (Hullirarger) (Medium Dec) (Com) 
OC<im.m»l»* VOmw (^Q) Beautiful new shade of lavender. 

Would make a very fine commercial if it were only larger. Should be used to ad- 
vantage by florists who appreciate something besides size alone. 

Bella Donna ***V2 (Pf) (Com) (HG) Early large light blue 
m^wm»»«» with darker blotch. One of the very best 

commercial blues. Clearer in color than Ave Maria and somewhat lighter in shade. 
Very well liked by florists. 

Bcnfidict (Crow) (Com) (Ex) (HG) Beautiful soft dark rose 

jyCBlCiaa V 9> with 8 well placed blooms open. Over medium size. 

Very nice thing. Medium height. 

nAWMAOA *** (Gray) (Com) (Dec) (HG) Very early. Deep golden 
«»^%»^ yellow somewhat flaked with orange giving it an appear- 

ance of light bronze. 5 nicely ruffled medium large blooms open on a medium 
height plant. Good propagator. A very nice variety and one that makes up 
beautifully in floral work. 

llAf-cmr RAfc-tln ***V2 (Canine) (Ex) (Com) Late. Color sport 

PCl.aiy M»VU of ^^^^y Nuthall. Creamy yellow tinged 

with pink. This past season this variety came in late and was really very good as 
a commercial cut flower. Really takes the place of a late yellow and late in the 
season is better than most any other late variety. 



"You may be interested to know that I had very fine results from the bulbs purchased 
from you last March. My glads have been greatly admired by all who have seen them." 

—Dr. J. A. Ross, Oklahoma. 



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"This is just a note to tell you how well pleased I was with the bulbs I purchased 
from you last spring. The flowers were beautiful." — William H. Raynor, New York. 



ReMV Nuthall *** (S'^l) (Ex) (Com) (100) A fine late com- 
**^**'J' ******* mercial salmon. Not so beautiful as Picardy 

but still heavily t>r(nvii. Has been one of the most popular commercial varieties. 
Tall very strong grower with 6-8 good size blooms open on a long head. 

RpV^flv (Wright) (Com) (HG) (Mid-season) A new purple 

OCV CrBjT y^a(_ florists like. Not a clear color like Purple 

Beauty or King Lear but one that will appeal to many and in the town where this 
was originated the florists like it very much and use all that Mr. Wright can pro- 
duce. Several good sized blooms opon on a nice spike and stem. 

Bill Sowden *** (F^llu) (Com) (Dec) (HG) Early mid- 

***** ~ season. Immense massive ruffled deep blood 

red usually flaked darker. r)-6 open. A beautiful variety. Does not crook but 
stems a little inclined to be weak. I like this very much in spite of its few faults. 

IIS* a' HAavAn *** (Crow) (Ex) (Com) Fine orange with yellow 
V Wg^ygaa throat. Tall straight vigorous plant with 9-12 

medium size blooms open. Fine either for cut flowers or for exhibition. Becoming 
more popular every year. Will become a standard commercial orange. 

Black Ooal ***V2 (Errey) (Ex) (HG) Beautiful deep red, 
******* vy€»* darker than Rewi Fallu. Up to 10 medium 

large well jjlaced blooms open on a tall straight spike. One of the very best of the 
dark reds. Good propagator. 

Bl<kpdincy H^art -^--Ar-ArVz (Brown) (Ex) (Com) (82) White 
oactgWBMB^ nV€»M. %, tinted light pink with a large red blotch. 

Tall straight plant with 8-10 medium large well placed blooms open. Good prop- 
agator. Nice commercial. 

Blue Admiral ***V2 (Chris-D (Com) (OeO (HG) Dark blue, 
** ^miB slightly lighter than Pelegrina. 5-6 open 

on a tall always straight stem. Tho this does not open so many at a time as Peleg- 
rina I consider it the best dark blue I have seen. 

nf«iA BeaOtV *** ^^^^ ^^^'> Ught blue shading darker 

*****^ «y towards the edge. Large wide open round 

flowers. A stronger grower than most blues. 

nifiA IVoflHei* *** (Both) (Ex) (HG) Large medium blue. 

Can be grown as a very fine exhibition variety 
and would be one of the best blues if it didn't have so strong a tendency to crook. 
Is really quite good except in hot weather. Many blooms open. 

^^^^^^^ Palmer strain. See page 8. 

Brichtside *** (Prestgard) (Com) (HG) very early canary 
P yellow shading to deep orange on the edge, giving 

the appearance of orange color. Tall and straight. 4-6 medium size blooms open. 
Just the type of flower that florists should use for table decorations and small 
arrangements but seldom do except a few up to date florists in a few localities. 

BllCCflllCCr Palmer strain. See page 9. 

CafiSar (DeGroot) (Com) (HG)) Beautiful light medium red 

^CT^jC** shaded darker toward the center. Large round flower. 

Not quite so fast a propagator as some but a nice variety. Very showy. 



"I hod o fine spike of bloom from the bulb of No. 30112 that you put in as an extra 
and must say that it sure is a fine red and worthy of a name. It did fine with me. Your 
bulbs have always shown plenty of vitality with me." 

— W. hi. Robertson, North Carolina. 



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"SANDRA is the richest glad I've seen. 
"The bulb COLOSSUS you sent me as 
varieties and I'm telling you it had to be big 



I like it better than PICARDY. 
extra, was the largest flower of 150 
to beat the rest of them." 

— Edward Nordsiek, Pennsylvania. 



Camellia Palmer strain. See page 9. 

C^AmHmr Ha^IV*^ ***V2 (Salbach) (Dec) (HG) Clear soft creamy 
WrtlWJf "^*** flesh pink with large blotch of light red. 5-6 

large flowers open. Very attractive and distinctive and beautiful. 

Cat*dinal PirinCe *** (K-) (Com) (HG) Early clear cardinal 
m»m«»«»« » *■ *— red. A nice red variety and good seller. 



Carillon 



Palmer strain. See page 9. 



Cairallef* *** (Baerman) (Medium Dec) (HG) Nicely ruffled 
^ cream and apricot. Clean smooth color. 



Palmer strain. See page 9. 



Champlain 

Gf«2ltn0Aa1«1<» CSflllc *** (Baerman) (Large Dec) (HG) Smoky 
V>ll€inBC«»P*C light rose with sUvery sheen. The 

originator claims this is very beautiful. I have not really seen enough of it to 
properly judge it. 

ChamOOnV *** (Baerman) (Medium large Dec) (Com) (HG) 
^*******^ »»»» J Light cerise rose. Quite similar in color to Prelude 

but not so early. Have good reports on it. 

ChaS DicItenS *** ^^^^ ^^^^ ^^^^ Early vlolet purple. XaO 
^****** *^*^*^^«»» strong grower with long spike of bloom. The 

most popular low priced purple. 

Chief Multnomah ***'/2 (Elus) (Ex) (HG) Large taU 

*T» — » »»»» strong growmg smoky with red 

blotch. One of the very best of this type. 

Clarion ***V2 (Crow) (Com) (Dec) (HG) (70-80) TaU early 
^*** »^«» medium dark yellow. Good size blooms that are 

well placed. One of the best early yellows. 

ColoSfiUfi *** (MiTSCH) (Ex) (Com) (HG) Very early light pink 
with small red feather on cream ground. Very large and 
usually has a long head. At the World's Fair Show at New York it won for best 
spike m the Show. Had 8 open. Should make a good commercial as well as ex- 
hibition variety. 

CAmmander KoAhl *** (P^) (Ex) (Com) (80-85) Large 
WUMMMMrtlBtaCl. avwcua massive clear blood red. Tall straight 

spikes. One of the most popular reds both for exhibition and for local commercial 
use. Does not ship well. Like some other reds has a rather weak constitution. 
Very high crowned bulbs. 

ConaueSt ***V2 (Mitsch) (Com) (Dec) (HG) (Midseason) Light 
^^***m * salmon pink with cream throat blotch. 5-6 blooms 

open. A very beautiful and refined variety. Good grower and propagator. 



"KING LEAR this year is higher than my head. I never saw such a stalk. Everyone 
talks about it and people come from miles to see this one bloom. It is the finest thing 
by far that Palmer has ever put out. If it will only germinate well, etc. it is destined to 
put him on the map much more than PICARDY. We think it is Palmer's best and that is 
saying one whale of a lot. In fact it is the prettiest thing we have ever had in our fields. " 

— Mrs. L. L. Ward, Indiana. 

"Planted gladiolus for the first time this year using about 500 of your bulbs with 
remarkable success." — F. C. Minsker, Pennsylvania. 



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GLADIOLUS 



Price List 

WINTER - 1940 




This List Supersedes All Previous Lists 

Do Not Use An Old List. 
There are many changes in this one. 
Please read pa^es Z and 3 hefore 
making out an order. 



Cl&amplaii& View Gardens 

ELMER GOVE BURLINGTON, VT. 



PLEASE READ CAREFULLY 

Please do not ask us to change collections or special sets. The collections are made up as they 
arc for definite reasons and we cannot change them. Any of these collections or specials are very 
good value. 

Do not split quantities as listed. Where a variety is listed at 2 for 15 cents or 4 for 15 cents 
do not order 1 or 2 at a lower price. There is no profit in any items of less than ten cents and very 
little at that price. No single item accepted for less than ten cents. 

EXTRAS ON CASH ORDERS. On cash order? of $2.00 to $5.00 you can select 10% 
extra in bulbs of your own choosing. From $5.00 to $25.00 select 15%; $25.00 to $50.00 select 
20% and above $50.00 select 25%. These Discounts do not Apply to Collections, Special 
Offers or Wholesale prices or New Introductions, or those marked "No Discount." 

VARIETIES MARKED "NO DISCOUNT" CAN NOT BE USED AS EXTRAS. 

Discounts apply to gladiolus only and not to other articles listed. 

TO MAKE OUT YOUR ORDER put everything down on the order blank, just as listed in 
the price list. Add it up, then figure out any special discounts or add on the extra bulbs of your 
choosing. It is all very simple but some people seem to have a lot of trouble in making out an 
order. 

The above discounts and extras are all for cash orders. The earlier the orders are received 
and the larger they are the more generous we will be with our extras. If you cannot spare all 
the cash now send 25% and the balance later and we will see that you are satisfied. But the 
above axtras are only for cash before shipment. 

On cash orders of $12.00 or more, for bulbs, I will give a copy of the '"Gladiolus Book " 
by Rockwell if you ask for it and if you have not already had one. 

Packages of bulblets run from twenty-five to fifty or more. We give very good value. 

You can have 3 or more bulbs at the 10 rate; 25 at the 100 rate. But no single items for less 
than 10 cents. 

Please do not send us orders of under $1.00 as we lose money on them. I do usually 
fill such orders from regular customers as an accommodation but they cost us more 
than we get for them. On orders of under $1. please enclose 10 cents for postage. 

I GUARANTEE SATISFACTION, and I mean just that. If at any time, either after 
receiving the bulbs or after blooming, you have cause for complaint just write me about it and 
I will do my utmost to make things right. This is the only basis on which anyone can hope to 
conduct a business that will be permanently successful. 

At these prices all bulbs, except the wholesale offers and growers' collections, are prepaid 
anywhere in the United States and Canada and all countries in the Postal Union. 

SPECIAL QUOTATIONS. Do not ask for special quotations unless you have a large 
order. We will not consider quoting any special prices on small orders. 1 publish this price list to 
give people the prices and do not consider it honest to give one person a lower price than another. 

REMEMBER in buying bulbs price is not everything. In fact sometimes the price is a minor 
item. Consider the quality, count, the reliability of the grower, etc. I always mean to put in 
enough extra count or over size to make up for any lower price that other good reliable growers 
might make. Just leave it to me. 

IF YOU WANT TO PAY TRANSPORTATION and get extra count on your order 
just mention it and I will send your order collect for postage or express and will see that you are 
more than satisfied. Just mention whether you want extra count on your order or extras in other 
kinds and what kinds. If you want bulbs sent by mail it is better to let us send them C.O.D. for 
the postage, then we know the postage is correct and 1 will give you more than enough bulbs 
to make it up. People who send stamps or cash for the postage seldom send enough. 

On wholesale orders do not ask us to prepay the carrying charges and take out enough 
bulbs to offset the express or parcel-post. This disrupts the whole office routine and makes us 
a lot of extra work. On wholesale orders which are not prepaid let us send them C.O.D. for the 
postage or express collect. 

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ON FAIR SIZED ORDERS, EXPRESS is safest and best especially in the winter time; 

1 advise express if you arc situated so as to get free delivery by the express company. 

EXTRAS. It is the practice of most growers to give extras on orders. 1 always put in some 
myself. So it would help me if you will mention whether you want extras of the same varieties 
that you order or in other kinds. And if you have a preference it will help me still more if you 
can name the varieties in which you want your extras and if you want large, medium or small 
bulbs or bulblets. Just give us a list of varieties from which to select your extras. We will put in 
what we think the order rates. 

PLEASE give me a list from which to select your extras. Extras are given for orders from the 
retail list — not from the wholesale tho I usually put in something new to try anyway. 

C.O.D. ORDERS — Please do not ask us to send an order C. O. D. without your making 
a deposit on it. If it is a small order we shall have to ask for a deposit of at least a dollar. Larger 
C.O.D. orders should be accompanied by 25 % of the value. We cannot send out any more C.O.D. 
orders without at least some deposit. 

Premium Bulbsi Free 

MAGNOLIA. PALMER SEEDLING No. 34045. Large beautiful clear light creamy 

rose with creamy throat, a beautiful clear smooth color Edges of blooms roll back. Up to eight 
well placed blooms open at a time. A very beautiful variety that Mr. Palmer wanted to introduce 
at $5.00 a bulb but 1 prevailed upon him to let me use it as a premium bulb. A bulb of MAG- 
NOLIA given FREE with a cash order for $15.00 worth of bulbs. 

LOMBARDY. PALMER SEEDLING No. 33153. Large bright tho soft rose salmon 
opening up to 10 beautiful blooms at a time. One that has attracted a lot of attention in my 
garden and that 1 am very sure you will be immensely pleased with. Both this variety and 
Magnolia received Awards of Merit at the Canadian Show. 

Bulbs of Magnolia and Lombardy are limited so I shall not have enough of these to last 
through the season. When these are gone I shall have to use one or two numbered seedlings 
that are very fine but not been named yet. Or if you prefer 1 will put in a bulb of Jasmine with 
a $15.00 order and a bulb of both Jasmine and Diane with an order for bulbs of $30.00 or more. 

With a $30.00 cash order for bulbs, one each of these bulbs will be given FREE. 
We will give out large bulbs as long as they last. After that we will have to use medium 
and smaller. The early orders will get the larger bulbs. 

WHEN CORRESPONDING ABOUT A PREVIOUS ORDER, PLEASE GIVE ORDER 
NUMBER. IT SAVES US A LOT OF TIME. 

F.O.B. ITEMS. When an order contains both F.O.B. items and retail items unless you 
give instructions to the contrary we ship them all together in one package F.O.B. but put in extra 
count and enough extras to more than offset the carrying charges on the retail items. If the order 
is large and you want the two different classes shipped separate we can do that if you ask us to 
but many orders contain both retail and wholesale items and it is usually simpler to send them all 
together. 

CERTAIN VARIETIES because of their being new introductions of this year or because 
1 am simply listing them for another grower or for some other reason I have marked "no discount." 
We do not give any discount whatever on introductions of the current year and there are no dis- 
counts on Golden Goddess, a patented variety, and a few others. These are marked in the price 
list. 

The varieties marked "no discount" cannot be used as extras as either they are 
very limited in quantity or I am listing them for other growers at a nominal com- 
mission. 

CANADIAN CUSTOMERS have to send to the Destructive Insect & Pest Act Advisory 
Board at Ottawa for permit to import bulbs. 

AT THIS TIME most foreign money is discounted in this country so foreign customers 
in remitting for bulbs will please send a bank draft on a New York Bank In United States dollars. 



3 



PRia LIST 

BULBLETS 





Per 


Large Medium 


Small 


Per 




ALADDIN (Not Sold in Canada) 


1 




1 AA 


.60 


2 


.25 


Wonderful ruffled salmon. 


XU 


12.00 


8.00 


4.50 


10 


1.00 


ALAYNE 




O 1 c 
^—.15 


4-. 15 


6-. 15 


Pkg. 


.15 


Beautiful clear rose. 


10 


.60 


.40 


.20 


100 


.50 


ALBATROSS 




O 1 o 


4-. 15 


10-. 15 


20 


.10 


1 all, large white. 


10 


.5U 




.15 


100 


.40 








A 1 e 
4— .15 




20 


.10 


tarly yellow 


10 


.50 


.30 




100 


.40 


ALGONQUIN (Not Sold in Canada) 


1 




1 CA 


1.00 


1 


.25 


rinest red. 


10 




1 *> CA 


8.00 


5 


1.00 


At 1 C/^ D /*\ 


1 




1 c 
.15 


.10 






rine light blue. 


10 


Z.UU 


1 OA 


.80 






AL SMITH 




2-.12 


4-. 15 


10-. 15 


« Kg. 


.10 


Very early rose salmon. 


10 


.50 


.30 


.15 


100 


.20 


AMADOR 




£, *\.£t 


4—. to 


10-.15 


Pkg. 


.10 


Nice red. 


1 A 


•i>U 


OA 


.15 




AMBERGLOW 


1 


.25 


,15 


.10 


10 


.15 


Finest amber yellow. 


10 


2.00 


1.20 


.80 


100 


1.25 


AMERICAN COMMANDER No Discount 


1 




1 CA 

1 .5U 


.75 


5 


.40 


Exhibition red. 














AMRIIA (iNot oold in Canada) 


1 




OA 


.20 


10 


.25 


Beautiful clear buff 


10 


4.00 


2.40 


1.60 


100 


1.50 


AMULET (Not Sold in Canada) 


1 


1.5U 


1.00 


.60 


2 


.25 


Heavily rufrled bun. 


10 


12.00 


8.00 


4.50 


10 


1.00 


ANGELICA. No Uiscount 


1 


l.UU 


CA 


.40 


10 


.30 


Small flowered pink and white. 


10 


O.UU 


A OA 

4.80 


3.20 


100 


2.50 


ANGELIJS 


1 


.25 


.15 


.10 


10 


.25 


Pure pink, cream throat. 


10 


2.00 


1.20 


.80 


100 


liso 


ARETHUSA 


1 


1.20 


.80 


.50 


10 


.50 


Ruffled cream. 


10 


y.ou 


D.4U 


4.00 


100 


3.50 


ARIADNE 


1 


.80 


.50 








Tinted white, dark red blotch. 


10 


6.40 


4.50 








AVALON No Discount 


1 


Any 


size bu 


lb $5.00 


i 


i.oo 


New Pink and cream. 








... 


100 


80.00 


AVE MARIA 






4-! 15 


10-. 15 


Pkg. 


.10 


Early medium blue. 


lU 


.50 


.30 


.15 


1 AA 


OA 


AWATEA 


1 


.75 


.50 


.25 


10 


.40 


Peach pink. 


~ 












BAGDAD 




2-. 12 


4. 15 


10.15 


Pkg. 


.10 


Huge smoky old rose. 


10 


.50 


.30 


.15 


100 


.20 


BARCAROLE (Not Sold in Canada) 


1 


.75 


.50 


.30 


1 


.15 


Ruffled clear orange. 


10 


6.00 


4.00 


2.40 


10 


1.00 


BARCELONA No Discount 


1 


Any 


size $3.00 


1 


.50 


Immense cream. 














BEACON 


1 


.10 


2.15 


2-.10 


Pkg. 


.15 


Salmon scarlet, cream throat. 


10 


.80 


.50 


.30 


100 


.35 


BEAUTIFUL OHIO 


1 


.25 


.20 


.10 


5 


.10 


Medium size deep lavender. 


10 


2.00 


1.20 


.80 


10 


.15 



In regard to seedling 30112 will say that it was plenty tall to suit me. It was planted by the 
side of LONDONDERRY and grew taller and had a much heavier spike. I stake and string all 
my glads. However it would not have been necessary on the seedling as the spikes were very 
straight and stocky. Think you have something in this seedling and like the color very much. It's 
a good glad anyway you take It." — Fred Schmitz, Ohio. 

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BlILBLKTS 







I/AB<;f. 


Mi-niuM 


Smai.i. 


Pf.r 




BELLA DONNA 




2-. 12 


4. 15 


10-. 15 


Pkg. 


.10 


Liarly light blue. 


10 


.50 


.30 


.15 


100 


.20 


BENEDICT 




2-.15 


2-. 10 


3. 10 


15 


.10 


Fine deep soft rose. 


10 


.60 


.40 


.25 


100 


.50 


BERNECE 


1 


.10 


2-.15 


2-. 10 


Pkg. 


.10 


Early bronze yellow. 


10 


.80 


.50 


.30 


100 


.35 


BETSY BOB-UP 




2-. 12 


4 .15 


10. 15 


Pkg. 


.10 


Cream yellow, reddish lines in throat. 


10 


.50 


.30 


.15 


100 


.20 


BETTY NUTHALL 




2-. 12 


4. 15 


10-. 15 


Pkg. 


.10 


Late salmon. 


10 


.50 


.30 


.15 


lUU 




BEVERLY No Discount 


1 


1.00 


.65 


.35 


2 


.15 


New purple. 


10 


8.00 


5.00 


2.80 


12 


.90 


BILL SOWDEN 




2-. 12 


4 .15 


10~.15 


Pkg. 


.10 


l.art^e deep blood red. 


10 


.50 


.30 


.15 


100 


.20 


BIT O'HEAVEN 




2-.15 


2-.10 


4-.10 


Pkg. 


.15 


Fine deep orange. 


10 


.60 


.40 


.25 


100 


.50 


BLACK OPAL 


1 


.40 


.25 


.15 


8 


.25 


Tall deep red. 


10 


3.20 


2.00 


1.20 


35 


1.00 


BLEEDING HEART 




2-.12 


4.15 


10-.15 


Pkg. 


.10 


Tinted white, red blotch. 


10 


.50 


.30 


.15 


100 


.20 


BLUE ADMIRAL 




2-.15 


4-.15 


6-. 15 


25 


.10 


Fine dark blue. 


10 


.60 


.40 


.25 


100 


.25 


BLUE BEAUTY 


1 


.20 


.15 


.10 


Pkg. 


.25 


Nice new blue. 


10 


1.50 


1.20 


.80 


100 


.50 


BLUE WONDER 


1 


.35 


.25 


.15 


10 


.15 


Exhibition blue. 


10 


2.80 


2.00 


1.20 


100 


1.25 


BOLIVAR 




2-. 12 


4. 15 


10.15 


Pkg. 


.15 


Huge medium red. 


10 




.30 


.15 


100 


.50 


BRIGHTSIDE 




2-. 12 


4. 15 


10.15 


Pkg. 


.10 


Orange and yellow decorative. 


10 


.50 


.30 


.15 


100 


.20 


BUCCANEER 


1 


.25 


.15 


.10 


5 


.10 


Rose sport of Pirate. 


10 


2.00 


1.20 


.80 


25 


.40 


CAESAR 




2.12 


4. 15 


10.15 


Pkg. 


.10 


Salmon red with darker blotch. 


10 


.50 


.30 


.15 


100 


.25 


CAMELLIA (Not Sold in Canada) 


1 


.30 


.20 


.10 


10 


.25 


Tinted pink darker feather. 


10 


2.40 


1.60 


.80 


100 


2.00 


CANDY HEART No Discount 


1 


2.50 


1.50 


1.00 


15 


1.00 


Flesh pink, darker blotch. 














CARDINAL PRINCE 




2.12 


4. 15 


10 .15 


Pkg. 


.10 


Cardinal red. 


10 


.50 


.30 


.15 


100 


.20 


CARILLON (Not Sold in Canada) 


1 


1.50 


1.00 


.60 


2 


.25 


Beautiful clear rose, white throat. 


10 


12.00 


8.00 


4.50 


10 


1.00 


CAVALIER No Discount 


1 


1.20 


.80 


.50 


10 


.50 


Ruffled cream and apricot. 














CHAMPLAIN 




2. 12 


4.15 


10.15 


Pkg. 


.10 


Early light blue. 


10 


.50 


.30 


.15 


100 


.25 


CHANGEABLE SILK No Discount 


1 


6.00 


4.50 


3.00 


1 


.75 


Smoky light rose pink. 














CHAMOUNY No Discount 


1 


2.00 


1.50 


1.00 


10 


.40 


Dark rose bordered bv silver line. 


10 


16.00 


12.00 


8.00 


100 


3.00 


CHAS. DICKENS 




2-. 12 


4 .15 








Standard purple. 


10 


.50 


.30 








CHIEF MULTNOMAH 


1 


.45 


.25 


.15 


10 


.15 


Large tall smoky, red blotch. 














CLARION 




2-.12 


4. 15 


10.15 


Pkg. 


.10 


Nice early yellow. 


10 


.50 


.30 


.15 


100 


.30 



"Thank you very much. I want to add that I have never had finer bulbs than yours last year 
proved to be." — Mrs. Alan Eberhart, Connecticut. 



5 



BULBLETS 





Peb 


Large 


Medium 


Smaix 


Per 




COLOSSUS 


1 


.20 


.15 


2.15 


20 


.25 


Large earlv salmon with red blotch. 


10 


1.60 


1.00 


.60 


100 


1.00 


COM. KOEHL 




2. 12 


4 .15 








Large red. 




CA 


1 A 










1 
1 




1 C 








Light salmon, cream blotch. 


1 A 


l.bU 


1 OA 

1 .zu 


.80 


1 AA 

lUU 


1 AA 
1 .UU 


CONSTANCY 




2.12 


4.15 


10.15 


Pkg. 


.10 


Early lavender rose. 


10 


.50 


.30 


.15 


100 


.20 


CORAL GLOW 


1 


2.00 


1.25 


.75 


2 


.25 


Fine coral red 














CORDELIA No Discount 


1 


Any 


size bu 


lb $5.00 


1 


1.00 


New rose. (Not Sold in Canada) 






1 AA 


on AA 


X-'WIxvl^rt . iNU L-VloCOUnL 


1 
1 


Any 


size Du 


IU ce AA 
ID ^O.UU 


1 
L 


1 AA 


Plesh with pink edge. (Not Sold in Canada) 








1 AA 
lUU 


QA AA 


CREVE COEUR 


1 


.10 


2-.15 


4-. 15 


25 


.15 


T all orange. 


1 A 
iU 


QA 


CA 


lA 


1 AA 

lUU 


CA 
.OU 


HAM ARI^ 


1 


• uU 




9n 


c 

D 


.^o 


Exhibition Burgundy red. 


1 A 


A AA 

4.UU 


9 At\ 


1 CA 
1 .OU 


1 AA 


"i AA 
O.UU 


DEBONAIR 




2. 12 


4.15 


10.15 


Pkg. 


.10 


Tall strong La France pink. 


1 A 
111 


CCA 


1A 


.10 


1 AA 


9A 
.ZU 


ni AMF 


1 
1 


o.UU 


9 fin 


1 9C 

1 .Zo 


1 


9C 

.zo 


New salmon orange. 


1 A 


OA AA 


1 ft AA 


1 A AA 
lU. UU 


1 A 
lU 


9 AA 
Z .UU 


DR. DURR 




2 .12 


4 .15 


10.15 


Pkg. 


.10 


Early cream white. 


1 A 
lU 


CA 


Q A 


1 C 

• lo 


1 AA 

lUU 


9A 
.ZU 


HRFAM O'RFAITTV 






A 1 C 


1 A 1 C 
lU— . 10 




1 A 
. iU 


Deep rose. 


1 A 


CA 


QA 


1 C 

.lo 


1 AA 
lUU 


9A 
■ ZU 


DR. HOEG 


1 


2.12 


3.10 


10.15 


Pkg. 


.10 


Glistening dark red. 


1 A 


CA 


9e 


1 c 
. lo 


1 AA 

lUU 


.oO 


Of TM A 




*> to 
z— . iz 


A 1 C 
4-, 1 D 


1 A 1 C 
1U~. 1 


r Kg. 


1 n 


Soft pinky buff. 


1 A 


CA 




1 C 
. 1 O 


1 AA 
lUU 


9A 
.ZU 


EARLY MELODY ' 




2 .12 


4 .15 


10.15 


Pkg. 


.10 


Light lavender pink. 


1 A 


CA 


1A 


1 c 
.10 


1 AA 
lUU 


9 A 
.ZU 


PARl V PPAr'M 






A 1 C 
4— . lo 


1 A 1 C 
iU— . 1 


r kg. 


1 A 
. lU 


Early peach rose. 


1 A 


CA 


1 A 


1 c 
.10 


1 AA 


9A 
.ZU 


EARLY ROSE 




2. 15 


2 .10 


3.10 


Pkg. 


.15 


Early medium rose. 


10 


.60 


.40 


.25 


100 


.35 


EDITH MASON 




2. 12 


4-.15 


.15 


Pkg. 


.10 


Light rose. 




10~.50 


.30 


.15 


100 


.20 


EDITH ROBSON 




2 .12 


4-. 15 


10.15 


20 


.10 


Exhibition salmon, darker blotch. 


10 


.50 


.30 


.15 


100 


.40 


ELOISE 


1 


.20 


.15 


.10 


15 


.10 


Nice lavender. 


10 


1.60 


1.20 


.80 


100 


.50 


EMBLEM OF PURITY No Discount 


1 


2.50 


2.00 


1.50 


1 


.20 


Pure white. 














EMILE BRIDE No Discount 


1 


$2.00 for Nos. 


, 1, 2, 3 


1 


.50 


Smoky . 














ESCORT 


1 


.15 


.10 


2.10 


10 


.15 


Early white. 


IU 




.80 


.4U 


1 AA 

lUU 


Af\ 

.4U 






2. 12 


4 .15 


lU— . 1 D 


1 Kg. 


in 

• iU 


Smoky, cream blotch. 


1 A 


.50 


.30 


.19 


1 AA 


1A 
.OU 


EXCELLENCE 




2. 12 


4. 15 


10-. 15 


Pkg. 


.10 


Very early red. 


10 


.50 


.30 


.15 


100 


.20 


FIREFLY 


1 


.50 


.30 


.20 


10 


.15 


New early (laming scarlet. 


10 


4.00 


2.40 


1.60 


100 


1,00 



"The glads we got from you last year were simply wonderful. We live here on the desert 
where It Is dry and the soil poor and I can truthfully say I've never seen more beautiful glads grown 
anywhere. " — Mrs. A. C. Hendry, Arizona. 



6 



Bul.BI.P,TS 





Per 




M P.I) I \ ' M 


Sm AI.I, 


Per 




FLAGSHIP No Discoutn 


1 


3.25 


2.00 


1.25 


i 


.25 


New exhibition red. 


10 




16.00 


10.00 


10 


2.00 


FLORA FARMER No Discouni 


1 


3.00 


2.00 


1.00 


1 


.30 


New pure rose pink. 


10 


24.00 


16.00 


8.00 


10 


2.40 


FRANK J. McCOY 




2.12 


4 .15 


10 .15 


Pkg. 


.10 


Exhibition pink. 


10 


.50 


.30 


.15 




GATE OF HEAVEN 




2. 12 


4.15 


10 .15 


20 


.10 


Rich ruffled vcllow. 


10 


.50 


.30 


.15 


100 


.40 


GLADYS CLEGG 




2. 12 


4 .15 




Pkg. 


.10 


Very early salmon with blotch. 


10 


.50 


.30 




100 


.20 


GLAMIS No Discount 


1 


Any 


size bu 


lb $5.00 


1 


1.00 


New salmon. (Not Sold in C'anada) 








100 


80.00 


GOLDEN BROWN 




2. 12 


4 .15 


10.15 


Pkg. 


.10 


Chocolate brown. 


10 


.50 


.30 


.15 


100 


.20 


GOLDEN CUP 




2.12 


4.15 


10.15 


Pkg. 


.10 


One of best yellows. (May contain some Rapture) 


10 


.50 


.30 


.15 


100 


.20 


ijULUtlN L«OL>Ut.33 INIO Ulscount 




2-. 15 


2-. 12 








Al UUl L lUl 1 y CIIL/ W . 


10 












HARVEST MOON 


1 


.15 










Fine large yellow. 


10 


1.25 










HECTOR 




2.12 


4-15 


10 .15 


Pkg. 


.10 


Early ruffled salmon scarlet. 


10 


.50 


30 


.15 


100 


Z'S 


HELENA 


1 


.25 


.15 


.10 


5 


.10 


Late lavender pink. 


10 


2.00 


1.20 


.80 


100 


1.50 


HELEN OF TROY No Discount 


1 


2.50 


1.50 


.... 






Large buff. 














HERITAGE 


1 


.10 


2. 15 


2-. 10 


20 


.10 


Exhibition pink. 


10 


.80 


.60 


.40 


100 


.40 


HINDENBURG'S MEMORY 


1 


2.00 


1.50 


1.00 


1 


.25 


Large red. 














rlvJINUK 


1 


.10 


2.15 


4. 15 


Pkg. 


.20 


I 1 I f 1 1 1 1 1 It \r^r'\i~ii^ T 
L>C tH.il 1 1 Hi Id V vl lUt. I . 


in 


.80 


.50 


.30 


100 


.40 


lEKA No Discount 


1 


$1.00 for any size bulb 




!35 


Big smoky. 














INCENSE No Discount 


1 


.50 


.25 








Scented variety. 














INNOVATION 


1 


.10 


2 .15 


4.15 


20 


.10 


Bronze. Only one of its color. 


10 


.80 


.60 


.30 


100 


.40 


IRAK 


1 


.15 


.10 


2.10 


20 


.15 


Lavender gray sport of Bagdad. 


10 


1.20 


.80 


.40 


100 


.60 


ISOLA BELLA No Discount 


1 


.50 


.30 


.20 


4 


.25 


New light lavender. 


10 


4.00 


2.50 


1.60 






JALNA 


1 


.15 


.10 


2. 15 


25 


.10 


Exhibition smoky salmon. 


10 


1.20 


.80 


.50 


100 


.30 


lAQIVyflNIE* /"NT/-**- ;^ r^ot-^o^n^ 


-1 

1 


2.00 


1.25 


.75 


1 




iNcw luiiicu iciiioii yellow. 


in 


15.00 


10.00 


6.00 


10 


1.50 


J. D. SEZ No Discount 


1 


3.00 


2.10 


1.25 


2 


!25 


Pink and cream. 














JONQUIL 




2 .12 


4 .15 


10.15 


Pkg. 


.10 


Deepest yellow known. 


10 


.50 


.30 


.15 


100 


.25 


JOSEPH HAYDN No Discount 


1 


.60 


.40 


.20 


5 


.40 


Fine light blue with large dark blue blotch. 














KING ARTHUR 




2.12 


2. 15 


10.15 


Pkg. 


.10 


Beautiful ruffled mauve. 


10 


.50 


.30 


.15 


100 


.20 


KING LEAR (Not Sold in Canada) 


1 


1.50 


1.00 


.60 


1 


.20 


Most beautiful purple. 


10 


12.00 


8.00 


4.50 


10 


1.50 


KINGS RANSOM 


1 


.15 


.10 


2. 15 


15 


.10 


New early salmon, scarlet. 


10 


1.20 


.80 


.60 


100 


.50 



"i received my bulbs O.K. 1 think they are the nicest bulbs 1 ever bought and I want to thank 
you for all the extras." - Carl Neitzel, Wisconsin. 



7 



BULBLETTS 





Per 


Large 


Medium 


Small 


Per 




LADDIE No Discount 


1 


Any 


size bulb $ .25 






New light rose. 


10 


Any size bu 


lb $2.00 






LADY WINSOME 




2-. 12 


4-. 15 


10.15 


r Kg. 


.10 


Large rosy salmon. 


10 


.50 


.30 


.15 


100 


!25 


LAVENDER QUEEN 


1 


.25 


.20 


.15 


3 


.20 


New lavender. 


10 


2.00 


1.60 


1.20 


100 


5.00 


LEAH ANN No Discount 


1 


.25 


.15 








New purple. 














LEONA 


1 


.10 


2-.12 








Purplish rose red. 


10 


.80 


.50 








LESCHI 


1 


.10 


2.15 




Pkg. 


.15 


Dark red. 


10 


.80 


.50 






LOMBARDY 






Premium variety 






New exhibition salmon. 














LONDONDERRY 




2-. 12 


4-. 15 


10-.15 


Pkg. 


.10 


Smoky orange. 


10 


.50 


.30 


.15 


100 


.20 


LOYALTY 




2-.12 


4-. 15 


10.15 


20 


.10 


Large late yellow. 


10 


.50 


.30 


.15 


100 


.40 


LUCIFER 




2. 12 


4.15 


10-.15 


Pkg. 


.10 


Exhibition orange with darker blotch. 


10 


.50 


.30 


.15 


100 


.20 


LUTLX No Discount 


1 


2.00 


1.25 


,75 


1 


.20 


Big yellow. 














MAGNOLIA 






Premium variety 






Large new light rose. 














MAID OF ORLEANS 




2-. 12 


4-. 15 


10.15 


Pkg. 


.10 


Best all round white. 


10 


.50 


.30 


.15 


100 


.20 


MAMMOTH WHITE 




2-. 12 


4-.15 








Very large white. 


10 


.50 


.30 








MARGARET BEATON 


1 


1.00 


.60 


.40 


2 


.25 


Pure white with small scarlet blotch. 


10 


8.00 


4.80 


3.20 


12 


1.00 


MARGARET FULTON 




9—19 


4.15 


10-.15 


Pkg. 


.10 


Early clear rose salmon. 


10 




.30 


.15 


100 


.20 


MARGARET PETER 




2.12 


4-. 15 


10-.15 


Pkg. 


.10 


Early blotched tinted pink. 


10 


.50 


.30 


.15 




MARMORA 




9-19 


4-. 15 








Gray purple blotch. 


10 




.30 








MARY ANSTEEN 


1 


.10 


2. 15 


4-. 15 


25 


.15 


Large early rose salmon, darker blotch. 


10 


.80 


.60 


.30 


100 


.40 


MARY DAMARIS 


1 




.30 


.20 


5 


.20 


Fine yellow. 


10 


4.00 


2.40 


1.60 


25 


1.00 


MARY ELIZABETH 




2.12 


4-. 15 


10.15 


Pkg. 


.10 


Late ruffled white. 


10 


.50 


.30 


.15 


100 


.20 


MAUVE MAGIC 




9— 1 9 


4.15 


10-.15 


Pkg. 


.10 


Nice mauve shade. 


10 




.30 


.15 


100 


.20 


MAYTIME 




2-. 12 


4. 15 


10-. 15 


Pkg. 


.10 


Early light pink, cream throat. 


10 


.50 


.30 


.15 


100 


.20 


MIBLOOM 




2.12 


4-.15 


10.15 


Pkg. 


.10 


Very early tinted white with blotch. 


10 


.50 


.30 


.15 


100 


.20 


MILFORD 




2-. 15 


2-.10 


10.20 


Pkg. 


.10 


One of best light blues. 


10 


.60 


.40 


.20 


100 


.20 


MINUET 




2-.12 


4-. 15 








Standard light lavender. (May be slightly mixed. 


) 10 


.50 


.30 









"In the past I have planted glads from several different growers but for the past three years 
1 have only planted your bulbs as I have found them superior to all others. I have given several of 
my friends a few of your bulbs to try and I am sure that next year they will be new customers for 
you. 

"I am very glad to say you satisf/ us in every way and hope to get more from you next year." 

— Chas. A. Pine, Canada. 

8 



BUULBTS 





Per 


Lahge 


Medium 


Smaix 


Per 




MISS BLOOMINGTON 




2-. 12 


4-.15 


10-. 15 


Pk^ 


.10 


Fine early yellow. 


10 


.50 


.30 


.15 


100 


.20 


MISS NEW ZEALAND 


1 


.10 


2-. 12 








Huge pink. 


10 


.80 


.50 








MORNING SERENADE No Discount 


1 


1.20 


.80 


.60 


10 


.50 


Pink and cream. Fine. 














MOROCCO 




2-. 12 


4-.15 


10-. 15 


Pk? 


.10 


Very dark red. 


10 


.50 


.30 


.15 


100 


.20 


MOTHER MACHREE 




2-.12 


4-. 15 


10-.15 


Pkg. 


.10 


Smoky lavender tinted cream and pink. 


in 
ill 






1 c 
.19 


inn 




MRS G G ERREY No Discount 


1 


3.00 


2.00 


1.00 






Exhibition tinted white. 














MRS. G. WADE 




2-. 15 


3-. 10 


10-. 20 


15 


.10 


Yellow, many open. 














MRS S. A ERREY 




2-. 12 


4-.15 


10-.15 




.10 


Exhibition orange. 


10 


.50 


.30 


.15 


100 


.20 


MRS. T. E. LANGFORD 




2-.12 


4-. 15 




Pkg. 


.15 


Peaches and cream 


10 


.50 


.30 




100 


.25 


MYRNA 




2.00 


1.50 


1.00 


1 


.25 


New large ruffled white. 


10 


15.00 


10.00 


7.50 


10 


2.00 


NADIA 




.25 


.15 


.10 


4 


.15 


Small salmon and yellow decorative. 


10 


2.00 


1.20 


.80 


10 


.25 


NANCY ANN 


1 


.25 


.15 


.10 




.15 


Pale lavender pink, commercial. 


10 


2.00 


1.20 


.80 


100 


.25 


NETHERLAND PRINCE 






4-. 15 


10-. 15 




.10 


Giant salmon pink. 


10 




.30 


.15 


100 


.20 


NEW ERA 


1 


.20 


2-.25 








New ruffled rose. 


10 


1.60 


1.00 








OLIVE MARIE BROWN 


1 


.10 


2-. 15 




Pk? 


.15 


Small yellow. 


10 


.80 


.50 








ORANGE BUTTERFLY 




2-. 12 


4-. 15 


10-.15 


Pk? 
ri£g. 


.10 


Small flowered orange, many open. 


10 


.50 


.30 


!l5 


100 


.20 


ORANGE SOVEREIGN 




2-.12 


4-. 15 


10-.15 


Pk? 


.10 


Nice light orange. 


10 


.50 


.30 


.15 


100 


.20 


OREGON RED No Discount 


1 


10.00 










New exhibition red. 














PANDORA No Discoiinf 


1 


ny 


fti 7^ ni ■ 


\h 00 


1 


.60 


New exhibition pink. 










PARADISE 




2-. 12 


4-. 15 


10-. 15 


Pk? 


.10 


Ruffled apricot. 


10 


!50 


.30 


.15 


100 


.20 


PEERLESS PINK 




2-. 12 


4-. 15 


10-. 15 


Pke 


.10 


Rose pink, darker blotch. 


10 


.50 


.30 


.15 


100 


.20 


PEGGY LOU 


1 


.30 


.20 


.10 


5 


.10 


New light rose. 


10 


2.40 


1.60 


.80 


100 


1.00 


PELEGRINA 




2-. 12 


4-.15 


10-.15 


Pkg. 


.10 


Early dark blue. 


10 


.50 


.30 


.15 


100 


.20 


PHYLLIS McQUISTON 




2-.12 


4-. 15 


10-.15 


Pkg. 


.10 


Beautiful light rose. 


10 


.50 


.30 


.15 


100 


.20 


PICARDY 




2-.12 


4-.15 


10-.15 


Pkg. 


.10 


Large salmon. Most popular variety in existence 


. 10 


.50 


.30 


.15 


100 


.20 



"My bulbs last summer produced a wealth of blooms. The size of the flower stalks were a 
surprise to all. No one realized that they came from medium sized bulbs." 

— Sister Mar/ Clement, Ohio. 

9 





Per 


Large 


Medium 


Small 


Per 




PIRATE 




2. 12 


4. 15 


10-.15 


Pkg. 


.10 


Purplish rose red. 


10 


.50 


.30 


.15 


100 


.20 


PRELUDE 


1 


1.00 


.60 


.30 


2 


.25 


Very early rose. 


10 


8.00 


4.50 


2.40 


10 


1.00 


PREMIER HENRY 




2.14 


2.10 


3.10 


15 .10 


lmmen,se ruffled geranium pink. 


10 


.60 


.40 


.25 


100 


.50 


PURPLE BEAUTY 


1 


1.00 


.60 


.40 


2 


.25 


One of the finest new purples. 














RAPTURE 




2.12 


4 .15 


10. 15 


Pkg. 


.10 


Tall late salmon, creamy throat. 


10 


.50 


.30 


.15 


100 


.20 


RECADO (Not Sold in Canada) 


1 


.50 


.30 


.20 


10 


.25 


Exhibition smoky. 


10 


4.00 


2.40 


1.60 


100 


2.00 


RECOVERY 




2. 12 


4. 15 


10.15 


Pkg. 


.10 


Flaked dark rose. 


10 


.50 


.30 


.15 


100 


.20 


RED CHARM No Discount 


1 


3.25 


2.00 


1.25 


1 


.25 


New exhibition medium red. 


10 




16.00 


10.00 


10 


2.00 


RED LIGHTNING No Discount 


1 


5.00 


3.50 


2.50 






New red, cream throat. 














RED LORY 




2-.12 


4. 15 


10-.15 


Pkg. 


.10 


Exhibition red, purplish blotch. 


10 


.50 


.30 


.15 


100 


.20 


RED PHIPPS 




2-. 12 


4. 15 


10.15 


25 


.10 


Light red commercial. 


10 


.50 


.30 


.15 


100 


.30 


REGENT 


1 


.50 


.30 




5 


.15 


One of the best new reds. 


10 


4.00 


2.40 




10 


.25 


REVERIE 




2 -.12 


4-. 15 


10-.15 


Pk? 


.10 


Peaches and cream. 


10 


.50 


.30 


.15 


100 


.20 


REWI FALLU 


1 


.12 


2. 12 


3. 10 


Pk? 


.25 


Giant massive dark red. 


10 


1.00 


.50 


.25 


100 


.75 


RIMA 


1 


.40 


.25 


.15 


10 


.30 


Light pink slightly tinged lavender. 


10 


3.20 


2.00 


1.20 


100 


2.00 


RODERICK DHU 




2. 12 


4. 15 


10.15 




.10 


Immense ruffled pink. 


10 


.50 


.30 


.15 


100 


.20 


ROSAMOND 


1 


.25 


.15 


.10 


10 


.15 


Commercial salmon rose. 


111 


o An 

z.uu 


1 .zu 


on 
.80 


100 


1.00 


ROSA VAN LIMA 


1 


.50 


.30 


.20 






Exhibition pink. 














ROSELLE 


1 


2.00 


1.25 


.75 


2 


.25 


Beautiful soft rose exhibition. 














ROSE WINGS 




2. 12 


4.15 


10 .15 


Pkg. 


.10 


Rose carmine decorative. 


10 


.50 


.30 


.15 


100 


.20 


ROYAL YORK 


1 


.15 


.10 


2.15 


15 


.10 


Large massive medium red. 


10 


1.20 


.80 


.60 


100 


.50 


SAHARA (Not Sold in Canada) 


1 


.25 


.15 


.10 


10 


.25 


Light brown, stands heat well. 


10 


2.00 


1.20 


.80 


100 


2.00 


SANDRA 


1 


.25 


.15 


.10 


20 


.15 


Shrimp pink, amber blotch. 


10 


2.00 


1.20 


.80 


100 


.50 


SCHUBERT 




2 .12 


4 .15 


10.15 


Pkg. 


.10 


Creamy pink with scarlet blotches. 


10 


.50 


.30 


.15 


100 


.20 


SENSATION 


1 


3.00 


2.00 


1.00 


1 


.60 


Wonderful new rose. 


10 


24.00 


16.00 


8.00 


10 


4.50 


SHIRLEY TEMPLE 


1 


.10 


2. 12 


3.10 


25 


.25 


Huge ruffled cream. 


10 


.80 


.50 


.25 


100 


1.00 


SILVERSHEEN 




2 .12 


4.15 


10.15 


Pkg. 


.10 


Exhibition pink. 


10 


.50 


.30 


.15 


100 


.20 



"Gladiolus bulbs received in fine shape. Thank you for the liberal count and for the extras. 
We are always interested in the new varieties. We never hesitate to recommend you to inquiring 
friends, as we have always found your glad bulbs to be satisfactory In every way, never failing to 
be as your catalog describes. Will report on the extras in the fall." Grove S. Rich, New York. 



10 



BULBLETS 





Peb 


Large 


Medium 


Small 


Per 




SIMCOE 


1 


.25 


.15 


.10 


10 


.25 


Fine bright purple. 


10 


2.00 


1.20 


.80 


100 


2.00 


SMILING MAESTRO 




2. 12 


4.15 


10.15 


20 


.10 


Fine deep salmon rose. 


10 


.50 


.30 


.15 


100 


.40 


SNOW WHITE (Not Sold in Canada) 


1 


3.00 


2.00 


1.00 


1 


.35 


Beautiful ruffled white. 


10 


24.00 


16.00 


8.00 


10 


2.50 


SO BIG 


1 


.25 


.15 


.10 


Pkg. 


.15 


Large lavender pink. 


10 


2.00 


1.20 


.80 


100 


.35 


SOLITA 




2. 12 


4.15 


10 .15 


Pkg. 


.10 


Very nice commercial orange. 


10 


.50 


.30 


.15 


100 


.20 


SOLVEIG 


1 


.10 


2.15 


2.10 


25 


.15 


Late ruffled white. 


10 


.80 


.60 


.40 


100 


.40 


SOMMER'S BLACK 


1 


.12 


2-. 15 


4-.15 






Very dark red. 


10 


.90 


.60 


.30 






SONATINE 




2-. 12 


4.15 


10.15 


Pkg. 


.10 


Tall light pink flaked darker. 


10 


.50 


.30 


.15 


100 


.20 


SPRAY OF GOLD 




2.12 


4.-15 


10-.15 


Pkg. 


.10 


Fine early yellow. 


10 


.50 


.30 


.15 


100 


.20 


STAR OF BETHLEHEM 




2-.15 


2.10 


10.20 


Pkg. 


.10 


Exhibition white. 


10 


.60 


.40 


.20 


100 


.25 


STUTTGARDIA 




2.12 


4. 15 


10.15 


Pkg. 


.10 


Bright orange red. 


10 


.50 


.30 


.15 


100 


.20 


SUSAN 


1 


.10 


2-. 15 


2.-10 


20 


.15 


Smoky with darker blotch. 


10 


.80 


.60 


.40 


100 


.50 


SYMPHONY 




2.12 


4.15 


10-.15 


Pkg. 


.10 


Fine light pink good commercial. 


10 


.50 


.30 


.15 


100 


.20 


TAIAROA 




2.15 


2-.10 


4.10 


Pkg. 


.10 


Smoky salmon with dark blotch. 


10 


.60 


.40 


.20 


100 


.20 


TAKINA 


1 


.10 


2.12 


3-.10 


25 


.10 


Huge purple. 


10 


.80 


.50 


.25 


100 


.35 


THE MOGUL 


1 




.10 


2-. 15 


25 


.10 


Huge salmony maroon. 


10 




.80 


.50 


100 


.35 


TIMBUCTOO 


1 


1.50 


1.00 


.60 


* 2 


.25 


Fine dark rose red. 


10 


12.00 


8.00 


4.50 


10 


1.00 


TITAN ' 


1 


5.00 


3.00 


2.00 


1 


.25 


Large salmon rose. 


10 






16.00 


10 


2.00 


TOKEN 




2-.12 


4-. 15 


10-.15 


Pkg. 


.10 


Early commercial salmon, cream throat. 


10 


.50 


.30 


.15 


100 


.20 


TUNIA'S BLUE 


1 


1.00 


.75 


.50 


4 


.25 


Very large new medium dark blue. 














TUNIA'S TRIUMPH No Discount 


1 


1.00 


.50 


.30 


1 


.10 


Large orange red. 


10 


8.00 


4.00 


2.40 


12 


1.00 


UNCAS 


1 


.50 


.30 


.20 


3 


.20 


Exhibition burnt orange. 


10 


4.00 


2.40 


1.60 


10 


.50 


UTOPIA No Discount 


1 


4.00 


3.00 


2.00 


1 


.25 


Rose, white throat. 














USONA 


1 




.15 


.10 


5 


.15 


Large smoky. 


10 




1.20 


.80 


10 


.25 


VAGABOND PRINCE 


1 


2-.15 


3-.15 


5-.15 


25 


.10 


Mahogany brown with flame blotch. 


10 


.60 


.40 


.25 


100 


.30 


VASSAR No Discount 


1 


Any size bulb $3.00 


1 


.60 


New ruffled light orange. 














VISTA BONITA No Discount 


1 


2.00 


1.25 


.75 


2 


.15 


Large geranium pink. 














VREDENBURG 


1 


.50 










New white. Large fine. 


10 


4.00 










WASAGA 




2-.12 


4-.15 


10.15 


Pkg. 


.10 


Ruffled buff. 


10 


.50 


.30 


.15 


100 


.20 


WENONAH No Discount 


1 


1.00 


.85 


.75 


1 


.10 



New exhibition salmon. 



"I had the most beautiful glads last year from the bulbs I secured from you that I ever raised or 
saw and I have been raising glads for many years." — Ralph N. Lodge, Montana. 



11 



BULBLETS 





Per 


Large 


Medium 


Small 


Per 






1 


2.00 


1.25 




.75 


1 


.15 


Large rose pink, white throat. 
















WHITE SPIRE No Discount 


1 


.75 


.40 




.20 


2 


.10 


Large white new. 


in 


G nn 


0.4U 


] 


.50 


1 n 
lU 


An 
.40 


WURTEMBERGIA 




2-. 12 


4-. 15 


1 A 

10- 


-.lo 


Pkg. 


.10 


Large dazzling red. 


10 


.50 


.30 




.15 


100 


.20 


YVONNE 




2-. 12 


4-. 15 










Flesh pink with soft pink blotch. 


in 


cn 

• Oil 


^n 










7AIIRFRFI OTF 


J 


.10 


9- 1 ■? 


3- 


.15 


1 c 


in 
.11/ 




in 


fin 


.DU 




.40 


inn 


■^n 


ZUNl 


1 


.30 


.20 




.10 


10 


.25 


riiic oiinjivy. 


10 




1 an 

I .DU 




.80 


inn 


1 Kn 


PALMER SEEDLINGS: 
















300911 


1 


.15 


.10 


o 


-.15 


15 


.10 


A whiter Mrs. Langlord, very dainty. 


10 


1.20 


.80 




.60 


100 


.50 


30112 


1 


.25 


.15 




.10 


20 


.25 


Bright vivid red, a good one. 


1 n 


*> nn 


1 *>n 




.80 


1 nn 
lUU 


1 nn 
l.OU 


30152 


1 


.15 


.10 


o 

z- 


-.li> 






Huge dark rose. 


10 


1.20 


.80 




.50 






30161 




2-. 15 


4-. 15 


D 


• 1 


Pkg. 


.15 


Beautiful ruffled smoky. 


1 A 


cn 
.bU 


.4U 




.20 


1 AA 
lUU 


CA 

.50 


30289 




2-. 15 


4-. 15 


— 

6^ 


-.15 


Pkg. 


.15 


Medium size smoky. Many open. 


10 


.60 


.40 




OA 


100 


.50 


302810 


1 


.25 


.15 










Beautiful large smoky. 


1 n 




1 OA 










30291 


1 


.15 


.10 


o 

z- 


-. lo 


15 


.10 


Quite similar to Angelus. 


10 


1.20 


.80 




.60 


100 


.50 


32023 


1 


.15 


.10 


Z' 


1 <s 


15 


.10 


Warm salmon — very pretty. 


10 


1 .20 


.80 




.60 


100 


CA 

.50 


32145 




2-. 12 


4-. 15 


1 fi 


-. li> 


Pkg. 


.10 


Very pretty nesh color. 


10 


.50 


.30 




.15 


100 


.20 


32201 


1 


.25 


.15 




.10 


10 


.15 


Most, beautiful glowing buff. 


1 n 
lU 


*> nn 


1 on 
1 .ZU 




.80 


1 nn 
lUU 


1 nn 
1 .00 


322020 


1 


.15 


.10 


2 


-.15 


20 


.10 


l-^£>cii il'iriil li rrVi t* f*M nl/^ \r r\^ i rr X /^r~\*>K» 
OCdULllLlL tl^llL JJHlK.y UUII. O U^ClI. 


10 


1.20 


.80 




.50 


100 


.40 


32203 




2-.12 


4.1 5 


10 


-.15 


Pkg. 


.10 


Pretty lemony cream. 


10 


.50 


.30 




.15 


100 


.20 


32352 


1 


.15 


.10 






15 


.10 


Pretty apricot orange. 


10 


1.20 


.80 






100 


.50 



Whol esale Prices— -Not Prepaid 

NOT LESS THAN 25 OF A SIZE AND VARIETY AT 100 RATE. 250 OR MORE AT 
1000 RATE. IN BULBLETS 250 AT 1000 RATE. ONE PINT BULBLETS AT QUART 

RATE. 



Bulblets 

Per No. 1 No. 2 No. 3 No. 4 No. 5 No. 6 1000 Quart 

ALADDIN 100 100.00 90.00 80.00 65.00 50.00 35.00 65.00 200.00 

ALAYNE 100 4.50 4.00 3.50 3.00 2.00 1.50 4.00 12.00 

1000 35.00 30.00 25.00 20.00 15.00 10.00 

ALBATROSS 100 2.40 2.00 1.60 

1000 14.00 

ALGONQUIN 100 150.00 120.00 100.00 80.00 70.00 60.00 100—15.00 

AL SMITH 100 2.00 1.60 1.40 1.00 .75 .50 .60 1.50 

1000 16.00 12.00 10.00 8.00 6.00 4.00 

AMADOR 100 2.50 2.00 1.50 1.20 .90 1.00 2.00 

AMBERGLOW 100 16.00 14.00 12.00 10.00 8.00 6.00 10.00 



"I have never had such luck with glads as I have with your bulbs though I have gotten them 
from many growers." — Mrs. Stuart Bresee, Virginia. 



12 



BULBLETS 

Per No. 1 No. 2 No. 3 No.4 No. 5 No. 6 1000 Quart 

AMRITA 100 36.00 32.00 24.00 20.00 14.00 10.00 12.00 35.00 

AMULET 100 100.00 90.00 80.00 65.00 50.00 40.00 65.00 

ANGELUS 100 15.00 12.00 10.00 8.00 7.00 5.00 10.00 25.00 



AVE MARIA 100 2.00 1.40 1.00 .80 .60 .50 .60 1.50 

1000 16.00 12.00 8.00 7.00 5.00 4.00 

BAGDAD 100 2.00 1.60 1.40 1.20 .80 .60 .60 1.50 

1000 16.00 14.00 11.00 9.00 7.00 5.00 

BARCAROLE 100 48.00 42.00 35.00 30.00 24.00 20.00 100-8.00 

BEACON 100 6.00 5.00 4.00 3.50 2.50 2.00 3.00 10.00 

1000 45.00 40.00 32.00 25.00 20.00 15.00 



BELLA DONNA 100 2.50 2.00 1.50 1.20 .80 .60 1.00 3.00 

1000 20.00 16.00 12.00 9.00 6.50 5.00 

BERNECE 100 6.00 5.00 4.00 3.50 2.50 2.00 3.00 10.00 

BETSY BOB-UP 100 2.50 2.00 1.50 1.00 .80 .60 .75 1.50 

1000 16.00 12.00 8.00 6.00 5.00 



BETTY NUTHALL 100 2.00 1.40 1.00 .80 50 1.00 

1000 16.00 IZ.OO 10.00 7.00 

BILL SOWDEN 100 2.00 1.60 1.20 .80 .60 .50 .80 2.00 

1000 14.00 10.00 7.00 5.00 4.00 



BIT O'HEAVEN 100 4.80 4.00 3.50 3.00 2.50 2.00 4.00 10.00 

1000 38.00 35.00 32.00 24.00 20.00 16.00 

BLEEDING HEART 100 2.50 2.00 1.60 (May be slightly mixed.) 

BLUE ADMIRAL 100 2.40 2.00 1.40 1.20 .80 

1000 16.00 12.00 9.00 6.00 

BUCCANEER 100 18.00 15.00 12.00 9.00 8.00 15.00 

CAESAR 100 3.00 2.50 2.00 1.50 1.00 .75 2.00 5.00 

CAMELLIA 100 18.00 15.00 12.00 10.00 8.00 6.00 15.00 45.00 



CARDINAL PRINCE 100 2.40 2.00 1.50 1.00 .70 .50 1.00 2.50 

1000 16.00 12.00 8.00 6.00 4.00 

CARILLON 100 100.00 90.00 80.00 70.00 50.00 40.00 60.00 200.00 



CLARION 100 2.50 2.00 1.60 1.00 .75 .50 2.00 6.00 

1000 16.00 12.00 8.00 6.00 4.00 

COLOSSUS 100 10.00 8.00 6.00 5.00 3.60 2.20 5.00 15.00 

COMM. KOEHL 100 2.50 2.00 1.60 

1000 20.00 18.00 14.00 



CONQUEST 100 8.00 6.00 4.50 3.50 2.50 1.50 4.00 

CREVE COEUR 100 6.40 4.80 3.20 2.80 2.40 2.20 3.50 10.00 



DAMARIS 100 40.00 30.00 24.00 20.00 16.00 12.00 24.00 

DEBONAIR 100 2.00 1.60 1.20 1.00 .70 .50 .60 1.50 

1000 16.00 12.00 10.00 8.00 5.00 4.00 



DREAM O'BEAUTY 100 2.50 2.00 1.50 1.20 .80 .50 1.00 2.50 

1000 20.00 16.00 12.00 9.00 6.00 4.00 

DR. HOEG 100 3.50 3.00 2.00 1.50 1.20 2.50 

DUNA 100 2.00 1.60 1.20 1.00 .70 .50 .60 1.50 

1000 16.00 12.00 9.00 7.00 5.00 4.00 



EARLY ROSE 100 4.00 3.00 2.00 1.60 1.20 1.00 3.00 10.00 

1000 32.00 24.00 16.00 12.00 9.00 8.00 

EDITH MASON 100 2.50 2.00 1.50 1.00 .70 .50 .60 1.60 

1000 20.00 16.00 12.00 8.00 5.00 4.00 



"May I express my sincere thanks to you for my order of bulbs wfiich I received in perfect con- 
dition and which were more than satisfactory. My glads have iust about finished blooming and I 
was highly complimented by everyone who saw them." Mrs. C. A. Underwood, Louisiana. 
•RAPTURE outshines PICARDY. " —Frank Oakes, Mississippi. 

"Everything was fine, especially the PREMIER HENRY, TOKEN and BOLIVAR that you 
sent extra. All were fine." — Fred C. Teller, Colorado. 



13 



BULBLETS 





X er 


No. 1 


No. 2 


INO. O 


No. 4 


JNO. O 


JNO. D 


1000 


Quart 


EDITH ROBSON 


100 


2.50 


2.00 


1.50 


1.00 


.70 


.50 


2.00 






1000 




16.00 


12.00 


8.00 


5.00 


4.00 








(Small 


sizes slightly m 


ixed.) 












t,3COK 1 


. . . . 100 








5.00 


3.00 


2.00 


3.00 




EVENSONG 


100 


3.00 


2.50 


2.00 


1.50 


1.00 


.75 


2.00 


6.00 


EXCELLENCE 


100 


2.00 


1.60 


1.20 


1.00 


.70 


.50 


.50 


1.25 




1000 


16.00 


12.00 


9.00 


7.00 


5.00 


4.00 







FIREFLY 

GLADYS CLEGG . 



100 30.00 25.00 21.00 16.00 12.00 
100 3.00 2.50 2.00 



10.00 



8.00 25.00 
1.50 



GOLDEN CUP 



HECTOR 



. 100 2.00 1.60 1.20 1.00 
1000 18.00 14.00 10.00 7.00 

(May be somewhat mixed with Rapture- 
. 100 3.00 2.50 2.00 1.50 



.70 .50 

5.00 4.00 

—Small sizes especially.) 
1.00 .70 3.00 10.00 



HELENA . . . 
HERITAGE. 



100 



100 



32.00 28.00 
(Large) 
6.40 



25.00 20.00 
(Medium) 
4.80 



16.00 12.00 
(Small) 
3.20 



35.00 



3.00 12.00 



INNOVATION 


100 




5.00 


4.50 


3.50 


2.50 


2.00 


3.00 




1 D A 


100 


7.00 


5.00 


4.00 


3.00 


2.50 


2.00 


3.00 




I A I 1VI A 


100 


10.00 


8.00 


7.00 


6.00 


5.00 


4.00 


2.00 


6.00 




1000 




65.00 


55.00 


45.00 


40.00 


32.00 






JASMINE 


100 


120.00 


100.00 


90.00 


70.00 


60.00 


50.00 


100 


10.00 


JONQUIL 


100 


3.00 


2.50 


2.00 


1.50 


1.00 


.70 


2.00 


5.00 




1000 


24.00 


20.00 


15.00 


10.00 


8.00 


6.00 






KING ARTHUR 


100 


2.50 


2.00 


1.50 


1.20 


.80 


.60 


1.25 


3.00 




1000 


20.00 


16.00 


10.00 


8.00 


6.00 


4.50 






KING LEAR 


100 


100.00 


90.00 


75.00 


65.00 


50.00 


40.00 


100 


12.00 


KING'S RANSOM 


100 




8.00 


7.00 


6.00 


5.00 


4.00 


4.00 






1000 










40.00 


32.00 






LADY WINSOME 


100 


3.00 


2.50 


2.00 


1.50 


1.00 


.70 


2.00 


5.00 




1000 


24.00 


20.00 


16.00 


12.00 


8.00 


6.00 






LOYALTY 


100 


2.50 


2.00 


1.50 


1.00 


.75 


.60 


1.50 


3.00 




1000 


20.00 


16.00 


12.00 


8.00 


6.00 


4.50 






LUCIFER 


100 


3.00 


2.50 


2.00 


1.50 


1.00 


.70 


1.50 


3.66 




1000 




20.00 


16.00 


12.00 


8.00 


6.00 






MAID OF ORLEANS 


100 


1.80 


1.40 


1.20 


.90 


.70 


.50 


.60 


1.50 




1000 


16.00 


12.00 


10.00 


7.00 


5.00 


4.00 






MAMMOTH WHITE 


. 100 


2.50 


2.00 


1.50 












MARGARET BEATON 


100 


65.00 


60.00 


50.00 


40.00 


30.00 


25.00 


100 


7.00 


MARGARET FULTON 


100 


1.80 


1.60 


1.20 




.70 


.50 


.80 


1.80 




1000 


16.00 


12.00 


9.00 




6.00 


4.00 






MARY ANSTEEN 


100 


6.40 


4.80 


3.20 


2.80 


2.40 


2.20 


3.50 


10.00 


MARY ELIZABETH 


. 100 


2.50 


2.00 


1.50 


1.00 


.70 


.60 


1.00 


2.50 




1000 


20.00 


16.00 


12.00 


8.00 


6.00 


5.00 






MAUVE MAGIC 


100 


2.50 


2.00 


1.50 


1.00 


.70 


.60 


1.00 


2.56 




1000 


20.00 


16.00 


12.00 


8.00 


6.00 


5.00 






MAYTIME 


100 


2.50 


2.00 


1.50 


1.00 


.70 


.60 


1.00 


2.50 




1000 


20.00 


16.00 


12.00 


8.00 


6.00 


5.00 






MIBLOOM 


100 


2.00 


1.50 


1.20 




.70 


.50 


1.00 


2.00 




1000 




12.00 


9.00 




5.00 


3.00 






MILFORD 


100 


4.00 


3.00 


2.40 


2.00 


1.20 


1.00 


2.00 


5.00 




1000 


30.00 


24.00 


18.00 


15.00 


9.00 


7.00 






MISS BLOOMINGTON 


100 


2.50 


2.00 


1.50 


1.00 


.70 


.60 


1.00 


2.50 




1000 


20.00 


16.00 


12.00 


8.00 


6.00 


4.00 







"TIMBUCTOO certainly did wonderful for me. Beautiful large dark red, sturdy, straight stalk 
and In every way perfect to my Ideas. And above all never saw such a mass of bulblels. After I 
had dried them I became curious so when I cleaned my bulbs I counted. Only 578 which may not 
be a record but it certainly is with any glads I have grown." Henry L. Koth, Washington. 



14 



Bulb LETS 





Per 


No. 1 


No. 2 


No. 3 


No. 4 


No. B 


No. 6 


1000 


Quart 


l\l\Jt\.KjK^\^Kj 


lUU 




*> AA 


i .DU 


1 *>A 
1 .ZU 


1 AA 
1 .UU 


. /u 


1 AA 
1 .UU 


9 (CA 




1000 




1 C AA 


1 A AA 
14. UU 


1 A AA 
IU.UU 


O AA 
O.UU 


a AA 
o.UU 






IVlf_l 1 ritl.K IVIA^rirCiLti. . . . 


1 An 


2.40 


2.00 


1 .OU 


1 .^U 


.80 


.60 


1 AA 
1 .UU 


9 Kn 
^.DU 




1000 


20.00 


16.00 


12.00 


8.00 


6.50 


5.00 






lVlK,o. 1. t. LAINvjrUKU 


' iUU 


2.50 


2.00 


1 CTA 


1 '>A 












1000 


20.00 


16.00 


12.00 


9.00 






1.50 








(Large) 


(Medi 


um) 


(Small) 


100- 


12.50 


MYRNA 


100 


100. 


00 


80. 


.00 


50 .( 


DO 


lOG 


1.00 


NANCY ANN 


100 


15.00 


12.00 


10.00 


8.00 


6.00 


4.50 


2.00 


5.00 




1000 


120.00 


100.00 


80.00 


64.00 


45.00 


35.00 






UKAINI^C. DU 1 lr.t\.rL.i.. 


1 An 


3.00 


2.50 


*> AA 


1 c:a 

1 .DU 


1.00 


.70 


1 AA 
1 .UU 


Z.3U 




1000 




20.00 


16.00 


12.00 


8.00 


6.00 






U t\ A IN E- V I\. C. I IN . . 


lUU 


2.50 


2.00 


1 CA 


1 AA 


.80 


.60 


1 AA 
1 .UU 


9 tin 




lUUU 


OA AA 


1 C AA 

Ib.UU 


1 *> AA 


Q AA 


H AA 
O.UU 


C AA 
D.UU 






PARADISE 


100 


2.40 


2.00 


1.50 


1.20 






1.00 


2.00 




1000 


20.00 


15.00 


11.00 


8.00 










Kc.C.t\.Lt!<Oo rliNrw. 


1 AA 




1 QA 

1 .oU 


1 *>A 


1 AA 
1 .UU 


7A 
. /U 


CA 
.OU 


1 AA 
1 .UU 


Z.4U 




1 AAA 


20.00 


15.00 


1A A A 


fi AA 
o.UU 


6.00 


4.00 






PEGGY LOU 


100 


20.00 


16.75 


13.25 


10.00 


6.75 


3.25 


100 


-1.00 


PFI irr^ R IN A 




2.00 


1.60 


1 .zu 


1 AA 
1 .UU 


.70 


.50 


QA 
.oU 






1000 


18.00 


14.00 


10.00 


7.00 


6.00 


4.00 






PHYLLIS McQUISTON 


100 


2.50 


2.00 


1.50 


1.00 


.80 


.60 


1.00 


2.50 




1000 


20.00 


16.00 


12.00 


8.00 


6.00 


4.50 






PICARDY 


100 


1.60 


1.20 


.90 


.70 


.50 


.40 


.50 


1.50 




1000 


14.00 


10.00 


8.00 


6.00 


4.00 


3.00 






PIP AXF 


1 AA 




2.50 


*> AA 
Z.UU 


1 tin 

I .DU 


1.00 


.70 


1 AA 
1 .UU 


1 AA 
O.UU 




1000 




20.00 


16.00 


12.00 


8.00 


5.00 






PREM. HENRY 


100 


5.00 


4.00 


3.20 


2.40 










RAPTURE 


100 


2.00 


1.60 


1.20 


1.00 


.80 


.50 


.75 


2.00 




1000 


16.00 


12.00 


9.00 


8.00 


6.00 


4.00 






RECADO 


100 


30.00 


25.00 


20.00 


16.00 


12.00 


10.00 


15.00 




RED LORY 


100 


2.50 


2.00 


1.50 


1.00 


.80 


.60 


1.00 


2.50 


RFVFR IF" 


1 AA 


•> CA 

Z.5U 


2.00 


1 CA 


1 AA 

I .UU 


.80 


.60 


1 AA 
1 .UU 


9 CA 

z.du 




1000 


20.00 


16.00 


12.00 


8.00 


6.00 


4.00 






REWI FALLU 


100 


6.00 


5.00 


4.00 


3.00 


2.00 


1.50 


5.00 


15.00 


RIMA 


100 


20.00 


16.00 


12.00 


8.00 


6.00 


4.00 


12.00 




RODERICK DHU 


100 




2.00 


1.50 


1.00 


.80 


.60 


1.00 


2.50 




1000 




16.00 


12.00 


8.00 


6.00 


4.50 






ROSAMOND 


100 


16.00 


13.00 


11.00 


9.00 


7.00 


6.00 


8.00 


25.00 


ROSE WINGS 


100 


2.50 


2.00 


1.50 


1 .00 


.80 


.70 


1.00 


2.50 


ROYAL YORK 


100 






8.00 


7.00 


6.00 


5.00 


4.00 


12.00 


SAHARA 


100 


16.00 


13.00 


11.00 


9.00 


7.00 


6.00 


15.00 




SANDRA 


100 


15.00 


12.00 


10.00 


8.00 


7.00 


5.00 


4.00 


10.00 


SENSATION 


100 


200.00 


180.00 


160.00 




80.00 


60.00 


100 


35.00 


SHIRLEY TEMPLE 


100 


5.00 


4.00 


3.00 


2.00 


1.50 


1.00 


5.00 




SIMCOE 


100 


16.00 


13.00 


11.00 


9.00 


7.00 


6.00 


15.00 




SMILING MAESTRO 


100 


3.00 


2.50 


2.00 


1.50 


1.00 


.75 


1.50 


4.00 




1000 


24.00 


20.00 


16.00 


12.00 


8.00 


6.00 







"I believe that BARCAROLE was the most outstanding variety I grew from bulblets last year. 
I had only four bulblets but they grew three feet high and bloomed perfectly, about the most beau- 
tiful color Imaginable. FIREFLY was very fine also." — H. H. Knight, Iowa. 

"Your trial bulb 301 1 4, FIREFLY, was very good. I planted it June 9 and it bloomed August 
15. Your BOLIVAR, was good and bloomed in 72 days." — C. O. Williams, Michigan. 



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BULBLETS 

Per No. 1 No. 2 No. 3 No. 4 No. 5 No. 6 1000 Quaht 
SO BIG 100 16.00 13.00 10.00 8.00 6.00 5.00 2.50 6.00 

1000 120.00 100.00 80.00 65.00 50.00 40.00 

SOLITA 100 2.50 2.00 1.50 1.00 .75 1.50 4.00 

1000 20.00 16.00 12.00 8.00 6.00 



(Large) (Medium) (Small) 

SOLVEIG 100 6.40 4.80 3.20 3.00 12.00 

SONATINE 100 2.00 1.60 1.20 1.00 80 2.00 

1000 18.00 14.00 10.00 7.00 

SPRAY OF GOLD 100 2.00 1.50 1.00 .80 .60 1.00 

STAR OF BETHLEHEM 100 4.00 

1000 32.00 

SUSAN 100 6.50 5.50 4.50 3.50 3.00 2.50 4.00 10.00 

SYMPHONY 100 2.50 2.00 1.50 1.00 .80 .60 1.00 2.50 

1000 20.00 16.00 12.00 8.00 6.00 4.00 

TAKINA 100 4.00 3.00 2.40 1.80 1.40 3.00 

TIMBUCTOO 100 100.00 80.00 70.00 60.00 50.00 40.00 100-8.00 



TOKEN 100 4.00 3.00 2.50 1.50 .80 .60 2.00 5.00 

1000 30.00 25.00 20.00 15.00 10.00 6.00 

UNCAS 100 32.00 28.00 24.00 20.00 16.00 12.00 100-4.00 



VAGABOND PRINCE . . 100 4.00 3.00 2.40 2.00 1.60 1.20 2.00 5.00 

1000 32.00 25.00 20.00 16.00 12.00 10.00 

WASAGA 100 2.00 1.60 1.20 1.00 .70 .50 .60 1.50 

1000 18.00 14.00 10.00 7.00 5.00 4.00 

WURTEMBERGIA 100 2.50 2.00 1.50 1.00 .80 .60 1.00 2.50 

1000 20.00 16.00 12.00 8.00 6.00 4.00 

YVONNE 100 2.00 1.60 1.20 60 1.50 

1000 15.00 12.00 10.00 

ZAUBERFLOTE 100 7.00 6.00 5.00 4.50 3.50 3.00 4.00 

ZUNI 100 16.00 12.00 9.00 7.00 5.00 3.00 8.00 



PALMER SEEDLINGS 


Per 


Large 


Medium 


Small 


1000 


Quart 


300911 


100 


$10.00 


$6.50 


$4.00 


$4.00 


30112 


100 


15.00 


10.00 


6.00 


7.00 


20.66 


30161 


100 


4.50 


3.00 


1.50 


4.00 




30289 


100 


4.50 


3.00 


1.50 


4.00 




30291 


100 


10.00 


6.50 


4.00 


4.00 




32023 


100 




6.50 


4.00 


4.00 




32145 


100 


3.00 


2.00 


1.25 


1.50 




32201 


100 


12.00 


9.00 


6.00 


8.00 




32203 


100 


2.50 


1.50 


1.00 


1.50 





"Received the gladiolus bulbs O.K. They surely were nice bulbs. Thanks for the extras. If I 
will have good luck with them will let you know later." — Miss J. Jaresh, Texas. 

"This is my first order direct to you although I have a large number of Palmer strain and I find 
them wonderful." — J. F. McLeod, Ohio. 

"As this is the third year that I have had your wonderful gladiolus bulbs I want to send you my 
sincere appreciation for the nice bulbs I have received from you. I have had a wonderful garden of 
glads for two years and there has been nothing around here that could equal them. They have 
been the talk of the town." — W. J. West, Maine. 

"I hod one bulb of BEACON last year and it did better than any other variety I had in my 
garden." — A. C. hHess, New Jersey. 

"Bulbs purchased from you this year did very fine as they usually do." 

— Louis F. Twente, Indiana. 

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Special Collections and Sets 



No. 1. UNLABELED COLLECTION. 100 assorted large bulbs (1 Vi inch up) in at least 
40 varieties in about every shade in gladiolus. 1 have sold this collection for years and have 
thousands of very well pleased customers. I positively guarantee there is not a better col- 
lection sold by any grower in the country for anywhere near the price. I get many repeat 
orders every year from well pleased customers. 100 for $3.00; 50 for $1.75; 25 for $1.00 
all prepaid. With each 100 bulbs of this collection I will put in FREE 1 large AMRITA 
bulb. This is a very unusual and beautiful variety. Also 1 large CAMELLIA bulb, a 
beautiful creation. 

No. la. SAME COLLECTION IN MEDIUM SIZE BULBS. 100 bulbs for $2.00; 50 
for $1.25. With 100 bulbs will give 1 medium AMRITA and 1 medium CAMELLIA. 

No. 2. UNLABELED COLLECTION. 100 assorted as above containing 45 varieties 
and including many of the newer and higher priced ones. A wonderful collection at a mod- 
erate price. 100 for $5.00; 25 and 50 at the same rate. 

No. 3. UNLABELED COLLECTION DE LUXE. 50 or more varieties, many of them 
being exhibition sorts and worth several times the price asked. Real aristocrats in gladiolus. 
Nothing better to be had in an unlabeled collection. 100 for $10.00; 25 and 50 at the same rate. 

NONE OF THE ABOVE COLLECTIONS ARE LABELED AS TO VARIETIES. Don t 

ask us to give you the names of the varieties in the collections as we positively do not do it at 
these prices. If you want them labeled buy them under name. 1 guarantee the collections to be 
the best you can buy for the price. 

No. 4. BETTER TIMES COLLECTION. Large bulbs (1-2 inches in diameter), 
$3.00. All labeled. A very fine collection for a beginner or anyone else. Splendid varieties in 
many types and colors ranging from white thru many shades of pink, red, orange, yellow, salmon, 
smoke, blue and lavender. You can't get started in good named varieties in a less expensive way 
than in getting this collection or one of the next four. 



3 BELLA DONNA 2 

2 BENEDICT 4 

3 BETTY NUTHALL 4 

3 BLEEDING HEART 2 

4 CARDINAL PRINCE 2 

2 AMETHYST 2 

3 ECSTASY 3 

4 EDITH ROBSON 2 

3 



EVENSONG 2 

EXCELLENCE 2 

GLADYS CLEGG 2 

JESSIE 4 

KING ARTHUR 2 

LA PALOMA 2 

LOYALTY 2 

MAID OF ORLEANS 2 

SEEDLING No. 32203, Cream 



MARGARET PETER 
ROSE MARIE PFITZER 
ROSE STANDISH 
PEERLESS PINK 
SOLITA 

SPRAY OF GOLD 
TOBERSUN 
TOKEN 



No. 5. $3.00 LABELED COLLECTION. 

colors. Bulbs 1-2 inches in diameter. 



Another fine assortment of varieties and 



3 ALAYNE 

3 BAGDAD 

3 BILL SOWDEN 

2 CAESAR 

2 CONSTANCY 

3 EARLY PEACH 
2 EARLY ROSE 

2 GOLDEN BROWN 

4 GOLDEN CUP 

No. 6. $3.00 LABELED 

from two previous collections. 

3 AVE MARIA 

3 BETSY BOB-UP 
2 CLARION 

2 COLOSSUS 

4 CORONATION 
2 DR. DURR 

2 DREAM O'BEAUTY 

2 EARLY MELODY 

3 EDITH MASON 



MAGNA BLANCA 3 

MARGARET FULTON 2 

MARY ANSTEEN 3 

MARY ELIZABETH 2 

MAUVE MAGIC 2 

MILFORD 3 

MISS BLOOMINGTON 2 

MAMMOTH WHITE 2 



ORANGE BUTTERFLY 

ORANGE SOVEREIGN 

RAPTURE 

RED LORY 

SCHUBERT 

SYMPHONY 

RED PHIPPS 

YVONNE 



COLLECTION 

All good ones. 

2 ESCORT 2 

3 HERITAGE 2 

3 LADY WINSOME 3 

4 Ml BLOOM 3 

4 MOROCCO 3 
2 MOTHER MACHREE 2 

5 MRS. LANGFORD 2 

2 MRS. S. A. ERREY 2 

3 NANCY ANN 



Bulbs 1-2 inches in diameter. All different 



HILLBILLY 
PELEGRINA 
PINNACLE 
RODERICK DHU 
SALMON EMPEROR 
SMILING MAESTRO 
STUTTGARDIA 
TAIAROA 



Will sell the 3 collections No. 4-5-6 for $8.50. With any one collection No. 4-5-6 I 
will give FREE 1 AMRITA and if you order all three I will put in FREE 1 ALADDIN 
in addition to the AMRITA with each collection. 



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No. 7. SUPERIOR LABELED COLLECTION ENTIRELY DIFFERENT FROM 

THE PREVIOUS ONES. $2.50. 1 large bulb of each of the following varieties. 2 bulbs of 
each for $4.00. 

BERNECE DAMARIS SIMCOE 

BIT O'HEAVEN IRAK SO BIG 

BLUE ADMIRAL NADIA SUSAN 

BLUE WONDER REWI FALLU UNCAS 

GREVE COEUR ROSAMOND ZAUBERFLOTE 

No. 8. LABELED COLLECTION. $1.60 one medium bulb of each of the varieties 
in No. 7. 2 bulbs each for $3.00. 

No. 9. LABELED PALMER COLLECTION. $1.75. One large bulb each of the 
following. 2 bulbs each for $3.00. 

AMBERGLOW CAMELLIA SAHARA 

ANGELUS JALNA SANDRA 

BEACON PREMIER HENRY THE MOGUL 

BUCCANEER ROYAL YORK VAGABOND PRINCE 

No. 10. LABELED PALMER COLLECTION. $2.00. 2 medium bulbs each of the 
varieties in No. 9. 

No. 11. LABELED PALMER COLLECTION. $2.00. 1 large bulb each of the fol- 
lowing: 

AMRITA HELENA REGENT 

FIREFLY RECADO 
One medium of each, $1.10. 

No, 12. LABELED PALMER COLLECTION. $10.00. One large bulb each. 
ALGONQUIN ROSELLE TITAN 

JASMINE SNOW WHITE 

One medium bulb each for $7.50. 

No. 13. LABELED PALMER COLLECTION. $5.00. One large bulb each of the 
following: 

ALADDIN BARCAROLE KING LEAR 

AMULET CARILLON 

No. 14. PALMER BULBLET COLLECTION. $1.00. 10 selected bulblets each of 
varieties in No. 1 1 Collection. 

No. 15. PALMER BULBLET COLLECTION. $1.60. 2 selected bulblets each of 
varieties in No. 12 Collection. 

No. 16. PALMER BULBLET COLLECTION. $1.10. 2 selected bulblets each of 
varieties in No. 13. 

No. 17. ALADDIN COLLECTION. $5.00. 1 large, 1 medium, 5 small, 25 selected 
bulblets. 

No. 18. AMULET COLLECTION. $5.00. 1 large, 1 medium, 5 small, 20 selected 
bulblets. 

No. 19. CARILLON COLLECTION. $5.00. 1 large, 1 medium, 5 small, 25 selected 
bulblets. 

No. 20. KING LEAR COLLECTION. $5.00. 1 large, 1 medium, 5 small, 20 
selected bulblets. 

No. 21. MARGARET BEATON COLLECTION. $4.00. 1 large, 1 medium, 5 small, 
25 selected bulblets. 

No. 22. TIMBUCTOO COLLECTION. $5.00. 1 large, 1 medium, 5 small, 25 selected 
bulblets. 



No. 23. COLLECTION P.N.S. $L60. 1 large bulb of each of the Palmer numbered 
seedlings listed on page 12. 

No. 24. COLLECTION P.N.S. $2.00. 2 medium bulbs of each of the Palmer num- 
bered seedlings. 



Collections by Color 

If we should be sold out of any variety in the following collections we reserve the 
right to substitute another variety just as good. 

No. 25. DARK AND MEDIUM BLUE. 5 each medium AVE MARIA, BLUE 
ADMIRAL, PELEGRINA for 40 cents. 

No. 26. LIGHT BLUE. 5 each medium BELLA DONNA, CHAMPLAIN, MIL- 
FORD, 1 BLUE WONDER for 60 cents. 

No. 27. DARK RED. 5 each medium ECSTASY, DR. HOEG, MOROCCO, PIRATE, 
RED LORY for 60 cents. 

No. 28. MEDIUM RED. 5 each medium BILL SOWDEN, CAESAR, CARDINAL 
PRINCE, ROYAL YORK for 60 cents. 

No. 29. LIGHT RED OR SCARLET. 5 each medium EXCELLENCE, SEEDLING 
30112, WURTEMBERGIA, SEEDLING 28263 for 60 cents. 

No. 30. ORANGE. 5 each medium LA PALOMA, MRS. S. A. ERREY, ORANGE 
BUTTERFLY, ORANGE SOVEREIGN, SOLITA for 55 cents. 

No. 31. YELLOW. 5 each medium ALCHEMIST, CLARION, GOLDEN CUP, 
JONQUIL, LOYALTY, SPRAY OF GOLD for 65 cents. 

No. 32. LAVENDER. 5 each medium KING ARTHUR, MINUET, MAUVE MAGIC, 
for 35 cents. 

No. 33. LAVENDER PINK. 2 each medium HELENA, NANCY ANN, SO BIG, 
for 85 cents. 

No. 34. ROSE PINK. 5 each medium ALAYNE, DREAM O'BEAUTY, EARLY 
PEACH, RECOVERY, ROSE WINGS for 50 cents. 

No. 35. SALMON PINK. 5 each medium BETTY NUTHALL, MARGARET 
FULTON, NETHERLAND PRINCE, PICARDY, RAPTURE for 55 cents. 

No. 36. SALMON PINK. 5 each medium HECTOR, LADY WINSOME, MARY 
ANSTEEN, SMILING MAESTRO, TOKEN for 60 cents. 

No. 37. LIGHT PINK. 5 each medium DEBONAIR, MAYTIME, SYMPHONY, 
SON ATI NE, SANDRA for 75 cents. 

No. 38. WHITE. 5 each medium ALBATROSS, MAGNA BLANCA, MAID OF 
ORLEANS, MARY ELIZABETH for 60 cents. 

No. 39. BLOTCHED. 5 each medium BLEEDING HEART, COLOSSUS, EDITH 
ROBSON, PEERLESS PINK, RODERICK DHU for 75 cents. 

No. 40. SMOKY AND ODD SHADES. 5 each medium BAGDAD, GOLDEN 
BROWN, MOTHER MACHREE, SEEDLING 30161, SEEDLING 27585 for 60 cents. 

No. 41. CREAM AND BUFF. 5 each medium DUNA, MRS. LANGFORD, PARA- 
DISE, SEEDLING 32203, WASAGA, YVONNE for 75 cents. 

No. 42. EARLY VARIETIES. 5 each medium AL SMITH, EARLY ROSE, MI- 
BLOOM, MISS BLOOMINGTON for 55 cents. 

No. 43. EXHIBITION VARIETIES. 5 each large PICARDY, BAGDAD, EDITH 
ROBSON, BLEEDING HEART, LADY WINSOME, LUCIFER, PINNACLE for $1.35. 

No. 44. EXHIBITION VARIETIES. 5 each medium of varieties in No 43 for 80 
cents. 



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No. 45. 50 Cent Long Season Specials 



To have blooms of a certain variety over a long period I want to especially recommend the 
following collections. These consist of various sizes of bulbs of each variety. There are usually 
two or more large bulbs, some medium and some small. If you are not in the habit of buying 
medium or small bulbs you will be amazed at the fine blooms you will get from these. And if 
there is a particular variety that you especially like you can have blooms of this variety over a 
much longer period than you could if you planted all one size. 

I can't give you the exact number of bulbs that you will receive in each lot because the 
varieties vary somewhat in price and 1 have a much larger stock of some kinds than of others 
but you may be assured that you will get big value. Leave it to me. 

Remember each 50 cent special is only one variety and not an assortment of several 
varieties or of all of them. Each special consists of various sizes of just one variety. Select as 
many as you wish. But remember they are 50 cents for each one. 

Any five lots for $2.25. Any 10 lots for $4.00 or any 15 for $5.75. In addition to this if you 
buy several lots I will put in something good for you to try out. 



ALAYNE 


EARLY ROSE 


PELEGRINA 


ALBATROSS 


EDITH MASON 


PHYLLIS McQUISTON 


AL SMITH 


EDITH ROBSON 


PICARDY 


AMBERGLOW 


ESCORT 


PIRATE 


ANGELUS 


EXCELLENCE 


PREMIER HENRY 


AVE MARIA 


GLADYS CLEGG 


RAPTURE 


BAGDAD 


HECTOR 


RECOVERY 


BEACON 


HELENA 


RED LORY 


BELLA DONNA 


JONQUIL 


REVERIE 


BENEDICT 


. KING ARTHUR 


REWI FALLU 


BERNECE 


LADY WINSOME 


RODERICK DHU 


BETSY BOB-UP 


LOYALTY 


ROSAMOND 


BETTY NUTHALL 


LUCIFER 


ROSE WINGS 


BILL SOWDEN 


MAID OF ORLEANS 


ROYAL YORK 


BIT O'HEAVEN 


MARGARET FULTON 


SANDRA 


BLUE ADMIRAL 


MARY ANSTEEN 


SCHUBERT 


BUCCANEER 


MARY ELIZABETH 


SIMCOE 


CAESAR 


MAUVE MAGIC 


SMILING MAESTRO 


CARDINAL PRINCE 


MAYTIME 


SO BIG 


CHAMPLAIN 


MILFORD 


SOLITA 


CLARION 


MOROCCO 


SONATINE 


COLOSSUS 


MOTHER MACHREE 


SUSAN 


CONQUEST 


MRS. LANGFORD 


SYMPHONY 


CONSTANCY 


NANCY ANN 


TAIAROA 


CREVE COEUR 


NETHERLAND PRINCE 


THE MOGUL 


DEBONAIR 


ORANGE BUTTERFLY 


TOKEN 


DREAM O'BEAUTY 


ORANGE SOVEREIGN 


VAGABOND PRINCE 


DR. HOEG 


PARADISE 


YVONNE 


EARLY PEACH 


PEERLESS PINK 


ZAUBERFLOTE 



No. 46. Dollar Assortments 

Here is another lot similar to the previous one but each set of assorted bulbs of a kind 
is $1.00. Any five for $4.60, or ten for $8.50. 

Just leave it to me to satisfy you on any of these lots of assorted size bulbs in the last two 
offers. If you want some bulblets and less bulbs just say so and I can fix them up that way. 

AMRITA DAMARIS RECADO 

BLUE WONDER FIREFLY REGENT 

CAMELLIA NADIA UNCAS 

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Growers* Collections—Not Prepaid 

No. 47. LARGE SIZE. No. 1 and No. 2 assorted. 1000 bulbs for $12.00. 100 each of 

any 10 of the following varieties for $12.00. Not less than 1000 at this price. If you do not 

want just 100 each of 10 varieties you can have more of certain kinds and less of others but 
not more than 250 nor less than 50 of any one kind and not less than 7 varieties nor more than 1 5 . 



AL SMITH 
AVE MARIA 
BAGDAD 
BELLA DONNA 
BETTY NUTHALL 
BILL SOWDEN 
CARDINAL PRINCE 
DEBONAIR 
DUNA 

EDITH ROBSON 



EXCELLENCE 
GOLDEN CUP 
LOYALTY 

MAID OF ORLEANS 

MARGARET FULTON 

MARY ELIZABETH 

MAUVE MAGIC 

MAYTIME 

MIBLOOM 

MRS. LANGFORD 



ORANGE SOVEREIGN 

PARADISE 

PELEGRINA 

PICARDY 

RAPTURE 

REVERIE 

RODERICK DHU 

SOLITA 

SYMPHONY 

WASAGA 



No. 48. 500 large size bulbsof above varieties for $6.50. Not less than 500 at this price. 

50 each of any 10 of the above varieties or not more than 125 nor less than 35 of any one kind 
and not less than 7 kinds nor more than 14. 



No. 49. MEDIUM SIZE. No. 3 and No. 4 assorted. 1000 bulbs for $8.00. The same 
conditions as to number of varieties and amounts of each variety as in No. 47. 



ALBATROSS 
AL SMITH 
AVE MARIA 
BAGDAD 
BELLA DONNA 
BETTY NUTHALL 
BILL SOWDEN 
CARDINAL PRINCE 
CLARION 
DEBONAIR 
DREAM O'BEAUTY 
DR. DURR 
DUNA 

EDITH MASON 
EDITH ROBSON 
EXCELLENCE 



GOLDEN CUP 

HECTOR 

JONQUIL 

LOYALTY 

LUCIFER 

MAID OF ORLEANS 

MARGARET FULTON 

MARY ELIZABETH 

MAUVE MAGIC 

MAYTIME 

MIBLOOM 

MOROCCO 

MRS. LANGFORD 

ORANGE BUTTERFLY 

ORANGE SOVEREIGN 

PARADISE 



PHYLLIS McQUISTON 

PEERLESS PINK 

PELEGRINA 

PICARDY 

RAPTURE 

REVERIE 

RODERICK DHU 

ROSE WINGS 

SCHUBERT 

SOLITA 

SONATINE 

SPRAY OF GOLD 

SYMPHONY 

TOKEN 

WASAGA 

YVONNE 

32203, CREAM 



No. 50. MEDIUM SIZE. 500 bulbs for $5.00. 50 each of any 10 of the varieties in the 
above offer. And the same conditions as to number of varieties and amounts of each variety 
as in No. 47. 



No. 51. SMALL BULBS. 100 each of any 10 of the following varieties for $4.00. The 

same conditions as to number of varieties and amounts of each variety as in No. 47. 



ALBATROSS 

AL SMITH 

AVE MARIA 

BAGDAD 

BELLA DONNA 

BETTY NUTHALL 

BILL SOWDEN 

CARDINAL PRINCE 

CLARION 

DEBONAIR 

DR. DURR 

DREAM O'BEAUTY 

DUNA 

EDITH MASON 
EDITH ROBSON 
EXCELLENCE 



GOLDEN CUP 
JONQUIL 
LA PALOMA 
LOYALTY 

MAID OF ORLEANS 
MARGARET FULTON 
MARY ELIZABETH 
MAUVE MAGIC 
MAYTIME 
MIBLOOM 

MISS BLOOMINGTON 
MOROCCO 

NETHERLAND PRINCE 
ORANGE BUTTERFLY 
ORANGE PRINCESS 
ORANGE SOVEREIGN 
PELEGRINA 



PEERLESS PINK 
PICARDY 

PRIMROSE PRINCESS 

RAPTURE 

REVERIE 

RODERICK DHU 

ROI SOLEIL 

SCHUBERT 

SOLITA 

SONATINE 

SPRAY OF GOLD 

STUTTGARDIA 

SYMPHONY 

TOKEN 

WASAGA 

YVONNE 

32203, CREAM 



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Euphorbia Corolata 

(FLOWERING SPURGE) 



This is a hardy perennial somewhat similar to double Baby's Breath but blossoms later. 
Blooms through August and September. Just the thing to go with glads or any other kind of 
flower. Will grow on most any kind of soil, even on dry sand, but good garden soil will make it 
very much better. 

This is a plant that should be grown in every garden and commercial growers should plant 
it by the hundred. Absolutely hardy and 1 am sure you will like it. 

In the northern states I would suggest Euphorbia be planted early in the spring. In the south 
or where it does not freeze hard, fall planting would be perfectly all right. 

Though Euphorbia is easy to handle, and there should be no reason for it not doing well, 
I have had some complaints about the roots not growing. I don't know why this is because if 
they are planted at once and given a good watering they should all grow. I have had no trouble 
with them myself. But in as much as I have had some complaints I no longer guarantee the 
roots. I do give good strong healthy roots and if given half a chance they should grow but if 
they do not grow I shall not be responsible. 

Prices are 4 roots for 60 cents or one dozen for $1.25 prepaid. We do not sell less than 
four as they cannot be shipped with the gladiolus bulbs. We have to make a separate 
shipment. Can't usually ship roots after April 15th. 

To Southern customers we can ship this fall or anytime during the winter but would advise 
Northern customers to plant in the Spring. 

100 roots $6.00 f.o.b. with 50 at the 100 rate. 



Pure Vermont Maple Syrup 

Griddlecakes or Waffles and Syrup. Um! Um! 

If you have never eaten the pure unadulterated Vermont Syrup you don't know what you 
have missed. The black blended concoctions sold throughout the country as Maple Syrup are 
not to be compared with the real Vermont Syrup any more than Halley is to be compared with 
Picardy. Then a lot of Vermont Maple products are not of good quality. I am a connoisseur of 
good syrup and send out only the best grade such as I would eat myself. 

Prices are F.O.B. Burlington. A gallon can be sent as far south as Virginia for 35 cents and 
to the West Coast for $1.00. The Express companies make a special rate on Maple products. 
Parcel Post costs much more. A gallon of syrup weighs 13 lbs. packed for shipment. 

1 Gallon $2.50 H Gallon $1.50 1 Quart 90 cents 

A case of 12 Pints $4.50 A case of 12 Half-pints in glass $2.50 

MAPLE SUGAR. 2 oz. cakes 60 cents a lb. 5 lb. pail soft sugar $2.50. 



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NAPHTHALENE FLAKES 



If there is any possibility of there being thrip on your bulbs, by all means do somcthin}; 
to get rid of them. Of course you know if you had thrip on your plants this summer but 
sometimes there are thrip in very small quantities that you might not notice so it is always 
safer to take precautions and get rid of the thrip in the fall before they have any chance of doing 
any damage to the bulbs. If you have only small quantities of bulbs, that is up to a thousand. 
Naphthalene Flakes are the simplest thing to use to clean up the thrip. We sell a package of 
nearly 2 pounds for fifty cents, prepaid. This is enough to treat two thousand bulbs. If you 
want it in larger quantities F.O.B. here can make you a special price. 

Naphthalene is not safe to use late in the season. If used it should be before March 1st. 



"I have been wanting to write you to tell you how very very beautiful the gladiolus bloomed 
I bought from you. I bought several thousand No. 3 bulbs and we hove never had such a dry season 
for years but all but the last planting bloomed beautifully." — Mrs. Arthur Hammer, Ohio. 

"A year ago I said quite positively that ALADDIN was Palmer's best origination but I have 
changed my mind. I am just as sure now that it is ALGONQUIN ... to me the color of AL- 
GONQUIN is just fine. The best scarlet or light red I have seen and with me just built about an 
ideal exhibition spike and I feel sure when stock of this gets plentiful it will sound the farewell to 
DR. BENNETT." —Duncan McLean, Winnepeg. 

"I cm much in love with your SENSATION." — D. S. Pruitt, Oregon. 

"The package of Glads came last night. Cleanest, nicest bulbs I hove ever seen. Thanks so 
much for the extras." — hi. T. Mills, So. Carolina. 

"The large bulbs which you sent me of BEACON and KING'S RANSOM were the most 
beautiful glads in my garden this year. VAGABOND PRINCE is another beautiful glad. All 
three of the above varieties bloomed profusely on a very straight spike." 

— Norman S. Wilber, New York. 

"I have bought bulbs of you for the past three years and had wonderful results." 

- Mr. Ralph R. Babcock, New York. 

Your shipment of Glad bulbs reached me several days ago. I am very much pleased with 
them. The 'extras' you've included seem to me most generous. If I am able to grow them as well 
next season as I did this past one in spite of our desperate need of moisture it will surely be a 
cheery experience." — Laura W. Williamson, Iowa. 

"The glad bulbs you sent come out great. The VAGABOND PRINCE bulb that you gave 
me come out in two beautiful spikes and was a perfect picture in the garden." 

— Louis Blanchard, Mass. 

"My bulbs arrived in fine shape. They looked lots smaller than any I ever bought. But I did 
not write sooner because I wanted to wait until they bloomed. They ore beautiful, marvelous and 
scrumptious. Never before hove I seen such Rowers. How the people admire them." 

— Kermit Herr, Ohio. 

"I feel I must tell you what a beautiful glad the Palmer seedling No. 32201 is. I hove just cut 
the second spike from the bulb I had. The spikes were very tall and no sign of a crook. The flowers 
are large, very attractive shape and of beautiful color. It deserves a name." 

— Miss Amy Bingham, Vermont. 

"Just a note to let you know that I had wonderful luck with bulbs that I purchased from you 
lost spring." — Chas. J. Vincent, Mass. 

I cut a spike from BARCAROLE sent me as a premium lost year, today. It is a good grower 
with good substance and a real florists' glad, I believe, in a color that is needed. " 

Ted I. Miller, Iowa. 

"We are delighted with VAGABOND PRINCE and I wont to order more. 

— Mrs. Eva Miller, New York. 



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"The bulbs I bought were fine. I was very much pleased 
with them." — Edward Meredith, Maryland. 

"Your bulbs were the best, in every way, that we 
have ever planted or seen. The glads were enormous and 
beautiful." — Gilbert C. Rich, Massachusetts. 

"ROSAMOND and REWI FALLU were exception- 
al." — Romeo Duval, New hiampshire. 

"Last year I ordered my first bulbs from you. 1 can 
truly say that your bulbs were the finest I ever received." 

— Robert Krieger, New York. 

"Your bulbs certainly did good last year for me. The 
season was especially good with plenty of rain and cool 
weather when the spikes were forming. Those of merit 
were: BIT O'HEAVEN my best orange, REGENT, straight 
and toll, the best red of them oil, COLOSSUS, early and 
big and NEW ERA only excelled by TITAN is a good 
pink although TITAN is far ahead when It comes to size 
and texture. AMBERGLOW Is my choice for a good 
all-round yellow. 

KING LEAR and TITAN grown by J. A. Keller were 
beautiful. Although I did not grow these myself they are 
really superior 'Glads.' hlope to grow them myself this 
year." — Thomas Manley, West Virginia. 

"My order of bulbs arrived in fine condition. 
"I think they are the best buy that any dealer could 
offer. 

"Thanks for the extra count and the trial bulbs you 
inclosed in my order." — Geo. F. Swann, Connecticut. 




Jasmine 



When writing about an order please mention the number of your order as written 
in upper left corner of invoice. 

Don't send me letters "Special Delivery." Save your money. We get our mail 
3 times a day, as soon as sorted and actually sooner than by Special Delivery. 

AIR MAIL will get your letters here the quickest. Planes come in here several 
times a day. 

IN THE WINTER Express is much safer and also cheaper than Parcel Post 
especially on packages of some size. F.O.B. orders are sent by Parcel Post only at 
the customer's risk. 



"It was my good fortune to secure a bulb of ALADDIN at the bulb auction of tfie 
NEGS last April. It was ttie finest glad in my garden of over two tiundred varieties. 

"Ttie performance of AMBERGLOW was especially noteworthy this year. I had 
ten small bulbs and they weren't planted till June 18. In spite of dry weather they all 
bloomed and gave me a nice supply of bulblets. For richness of color I haven't seen a 
yellow to compare with it." Howard Shiere, Massachusetts. 



ConStanCV *'^*/2 (Arenius) (Com) (HG) second early. Large 
■>w«%>^ PQgg pink with darker throat blotch. A sort of 

lavender pink. 5-6 open. A good commercial variety but sometiines rather temper- 
mental as to health. 

Ct%T9.t GloHtr *'^*V2 (Ellis) (Com) (Dec) (HG) Very fine clear 

*** light red with an orange sheen. Tall strong 

grower and looks like a real comer as a commercial. A beautiful and distinctive 
color. Good grower. 

COrddl3 Palmer strain. See page 7. 
COrOllfl Palmer strain. See page 7. 

Creve Coeur *** (Young) (Com) (HG) (IOO-IO5) Burnt 

orange with throat blotch of deep red which is 
tipped with creamy yellow. Several medium large blooms on a very tall straight 
stem. An unusual but attractive color that everyone likes. 

V^AfMAMSc ***V2 (Beatrice Palmer) (Ex) (HG) (Midseason) 

Clear purplish red or burgundy. 9-10 medium large 
well placed blooms open with most of the remaining buds showing color. Tall 
straight stem. A "must have" for anyone who likes the dark purplish shades. Good 
propagator and one of the very best so called purples. 

Ddy0113ir Paimer strain. See page 9. 

Diane ***V2 (Krueger) (Ex) (Com) (95-IOO) Beautiful salmon 
orange with large cream yellow throat. 6-7 large blooms 
open at a time. Tall straight spikes. Healthy plant. Good propagator. This 
comes in late about the time of Sensation and is a very worthy companion of that 
wonderful variety. 

OllW (Com) (HG) Early cream white. 6-8 lightly ruflled 

* * blooms open. In its season is one of the best com- 
mercial whites. 

Dream O' BeaUtV *** (Zimmer) (Ex) (Com) Large rose 

w mr^mmmmm^^ j-g^j Good color and Very popular. Its 

main fault is that sometimes has two rows of blooms a little too far apart. How- 
ever it is a very good cut flower variety. Very popular for the home garden. 

HAficr ***V2 (Prestgard) (Dec) (HG) Glistening dark red of 

* O medium size or larger. Has a sheen that no other 
red variety has. One of the best dark reds. 

^^^^ Palmer strain. See page 9. 

P'^mIvt |LffA]||Hv **'/2 (Arenius) (Com) (HG) Second early. Pale 
" lavender pink. 6-8 good size blooms open. 

Sells well. 

V^Mflvr Peaclf *** (Pruitt) (Com) (HG) Light rose blending 
* J ivory in the throat. 6-7 somewhat ruflled 

large wide open blooms on a spike of 14-18 buds. Strong grower and good early 
cut flower. 

"I have had many beautiful blossoms this spring from bulbs purchased from you. " 

—Mrs. V. W. Vaughn, S. C. 



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"Am glad to see a gladiolus about which I can myself rave, in the purple class. I 
can and do rave about KING LEAR, color, size and length of spike even from small 
bulbs. Especially the color, which has none of the objectionable magenta. I am also 
more than pleased with AMRITA, CAMELLIA and MILFORD. Think Palmer's fine 
varieties are doing much to popularize the gladiolus. " 

— Mrs. C. E. Beckwith, Vermont. 



EarlV Rose*** ^^^'^^'^ (Com) (HG) (70-75) Medium and darlc 
*J' sliades of rose. This variety comes in early and is 

becoming increasingly popular every year as a commercial cut flower. At first I 
didn't like it but this last year 1 have grown to value it more highly. Every one 
likes it, especially the women. It is one of our best sellers in our flower shop. People 
call for it by name. This past year we made beautiful sprays of it and bridesmaids 
bouquets. I am sure Early Rose will be a very popular and profitable variety for 
the cut flower growers. 

Edith Mason *** (Vaughan) (Ex) (Com) OS-lOO) Large light 
f^T**** ATm—^mw pink with white throat and midribs. Strong 

grower. Fine late commercial. 

Fdith RohCOn *** (Brown) (Ex) (Com) (80-85) Light 
j:«l>mi.M M%W9Vn salmon rose with reddish blotch. 10-12 well 

placed blooms open on a tall vigorous plant. Fine exhibition variety. Is valuable 
for anyone who wants a blotched variety. 

In the small sizes of this variety there may be a slight mixture of Bleeding 
Heart. 

VJ^Sma ifirir (Dorrett) (Ex) (Com) Clear dark lavender of a distinct 
shade with a few inconspicuous dark lines in the throat.. 
8-10 medium large blooms open on a long spike. Tall slender stem. When this 
becomes more plentiful I feel sure it will be a very popular variety. Much taller 
plant than Minuet, more open and I believe will largely displace Minuet. 

Fltnblem of PofitV (Kinyon) (Dec) Ruflled pure white. 

■ V* » ■■>^ There is no other gladiolus that can equal 

this one for purity of color, performance and blooming ability. Will open 10 or 
12 perfect round ruflled waxey textured blooms on medium tall stem. Won as a 
seedling in 1938 a first class Award and The American Home Achievement Award. 
All who have grown it say it is the best ever. (Introducer's description.) 

I have not grown this myself but the introducer says it is better than another 
new ruffled white that is considered very good. 

fPfMifo RpiHo **** (Tuttle) (Ex) (HG) Early. Large some- 

what ruffled deep rose pink over-laid with 
silvery gray shading deeper to nearly red in the throat. 8-10 large well placed 
blooms open on a tall spike with 18-20 total buds. Good propagator and a very 
fine exhibition variety that may be called either a smoky or dark rose. I think 
you will like it. See cut p. 12. 

dsCOft **^/2 (Tower) (Cora) (HG) (65-70) Very early ruffled cream 
Vtyiri> white with cream throat. Up to 10 or more medium size 

well placed blooms open. Does not make a large bulb. Valuable mostly as a cut 
flower. 



Palmer strain. See page 9. 



Evensong 

Excellence *** ^^^^ (^^^ ^^^^^ ^"^^^ 

**** scarlet with 5-6 blooms open. Very early. Large 

size and good color. The best early red at commercial prices. 

^^^^^^y Palmer strain. See page 9. 



'The quality and quantity of orders received from you have always exceeded my 
highest expectations and I want you to know that your kindness is greatly appreciated." 

P. Mehl, Kansas. 

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"I want to write you about the VAGABOND PRINCE which you were kind 
enough to include in my shipment, for which I am very appreciative. We have had several 
spikes in our garden carrying ten and eleven open blooms. The color is the most beauti- 
ful of this character which I have ever seen. Certainly, this is a gladiolus which will go 
far when it reaches the popular price brackets." — Rufus W. Scott, New York. 



FlaffShin *** (Butt) (Ex) (HG) (Early Midseason) Flaked light 
pe^l vvith a white throat ])cnciled blue. Opens up 10-11 or 
more T) inch or lart>cr blooms on a long head in a formal double row. Spikes tall 
and straight. I personally don't care especially for the color but many people 
will and if you want a good exhibition variety here it is. It won at the CGS Show 
19.'5U for the best spike in the show. 

piAwa FafineiT ***'/2 (Quackenbush) (Com) (HG) (Mid- 
** season) Beautiful distinctive color, pure 

rose i)ink. Creamy white throat. Brighter color towards the edge. 5-6 large 
somewhat ruflled blooms open at a time. Broad strong foliage. One of the very 
best rose varieties. See cut p. 40. 

ir«*2in1r I MoCav *** (Rriggs) (Ex) (HG) Medium size deep 

*^ *** pink. Opens 10-12 at a time. One of the 

best exhibition \ arieties. Not always dependable. Placement not always good. 

Gate of Heaven *** ^^T^ '"H^^'^ '^^■^p 

yellow of medium height. Very nice 
thing but constitution a little weak. Would be better if taller. 

^I^^mrc ClCfifff **V2 (Symons) (Com) (HG) Very early. Warm 
«y CTo apricot salmon with large velvety maroon 

blotch. Has been a little weak in previous years but this past year was good. 
Good early commercial. 

daimS Palmer strain. See page 7. 

Go\A^tk BfOWtl ** ^^"^^ i^'^G) (72) Mahogany red shading to a 

lighter red in the center. Medium size. 

Popular variety of an odd color. 

^^^^^^ Clip Palmer variety. See page 9. 

^aI^am Goddess **** '^^^^^ (Ex) (Com) Medium yellow. 

Tall strong growing plant with a long 
head on which 10-12 medium size blooms open up at a time. The hnest exhibition 
yellow variety I know of and will be a fine commercial when stock is released for 
cut flower purposes. Patented variety, so bulbs or increase cannot be resold. See 
cut inside front cover. 

Hectoi? 

•'V* Palmer strain. See page 9. 

Palmer strain. See page 9. 

Helen OC TrOV ***V2 (Sal) (Dec) (Com) (HG) (Midseason) 
»«^»%;«m w M,u.vj Yg^y ,3j.gg ^^j^ apricot with a soft 

smoky brown blotch edged with scarlet. I have not grown this myself but have 
heard fine reports on it. 6-8 large blooms open on a long flower head. Straight 
spikes. 

Ua|*S'(20a *** (RisTow) (Ex) (Com) Rich warm pure pink shading 

— — P lighter in upper throat with white throat and midribs. 

Long spike of bloom with 10 good sized blooms open. Stem rather short. Not so 
good in warm weather as it has a tendency to crook but for late bloom is very nice. 



"The ALAYNE you sent as on extra is standing the summer weather better than 
any glad I have. While some of the others are crooking ALAYNE is standing erect." 

— Gordon Webb, Texas. 



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"Have had about 15 blooms of SHIRLEY TEMPLE and it is in a class by itself as 
a glad for me. I had one crooked stem, the others were exceptionally straight and the 
blooms were 7 inches across." — H. T. Mills, S. C. 



Hlndenburg^s Memory Su^^'^^ei'^^TlewTa? 

lighter than Commander KoehL Have heard good reports on it but it was not 
especially outstanding with me. 

UAMf|«* iririr (Kinyon) (Ex) (Com)' (80-85) Beautiful clear lavender 
shading slightly deeper on lower petals. 6 large well placed 
blooms open on a medium height stem. 

IaIcA "kirifVz (Tuttle) (Ex) (HG) Early. A distinctive gray shaded 
^ ** wine red giving the general appearance of a smoky. A large 

scarlet blotch on the lower petals which diffuses to the edge. 6-8 large flowers 
open on a tall strong spike. Distinctive and fine. Good propagator. Good novelty. 

ItlCenSfi **V2 (Miller) (HG) The fragrant glad. Rather pretty. 

Medium size pink with a decided fragrance. The best 
fragrant glad I have seen. 

Vmm^w^^S^m ir-kir (Bath) (HG) The nearest to a bronze that I 
^ l»**yi» have seen in any variety. 4-5 good size blooms 

open. If you want a bronze this is the one to get. 

VmaI^ ifkif (Mitsch) (Ex) (HG) Gray sport of Bagdad. Beautiful clear 
** gray or lavender gray that I feel sure will be very popular. 

Can be used to advantage by florists if used in conjunction with contrasting colors. 
Very distinct and fine. Should displace Marmora. 

V^Ala Bella ***V2 (Pf) (Ex) (Com) Light pinkish lavender. Up 
*«^*««» ^0 somewhat ruflHed large size blooms open 

at a time. Distinctive and very well worth while. 

Palmer strain. See page 10. 

JflSmillC Palmer strain. See page 10. 

J W% SfiZ (Ellis) (Com) (HG) Beautiful pink and cream with 

yellow throat. Several medium size blooms open on a 
tall slender spike. A beautiful variety. 



Palmer strain. See page 10. 



Jonquil 

jASenh Havdflt ***V2 (Pf) (HG) Light heliotrope violet 
V j%>yj« **** J with large velvety dark blue blotches. 

Large flowers of heavy substance on tall spikes with about 5 or 6 open. A very 
pretty and distinctive blue variety. Fair propagator. 

WTino AflhUl* ***V2 (Arenius) (Com) (Dec) (HG) Immense 

heavily ruffled rosy lavender or mauve. 
Distinct shade that is very attractive. Opens only 4-5 at a time but the blooms 
are large, massive and so distinct that it will be rated as one of the best. Very 
beautiful in floral work. Perhaps not suitable for long distance shipping but very 
fine for local florist use and a "must have" for the home garden. 



King Lear 



Palmer strain. See page 10. 



"Had MYRNA and GRETA GARBO in bloom during the past week and am 
still of the opinion that they ore two of the finest glads that have ever been introduced." 

— F. W. Cassebeer, New York. 

"This year I was particularly pleased with the performance of SANDRA and 
CAMELLIA." — Hugh Shackelford, Georgia. 



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"I wanf fo tell you that the glads bought from you are over half through blooming 
and are by for much lovelier than I had ever hoped for. Each morning I am thrilled more 
and more as I cut the fine spikes. Thanks for the fine extra ones. Am sure there vy/ill be 
lots of new orders from here." — Mrs. Will Magruder, Mississippi. 



Kin0*C RattCAm ***V2 (Almey and McCaw) (Com) (Dec) 
IVlOB > 1%<1I1»OOM (HG) Very early. Peach red blend- 

ing to apricot salmon in the throat. Very pretty. Distinctive and bright color, 
somewhat ruflled. Opens 6 or more medium large blooms. Plant 4-4)^ feet tall. 
I consider this one of the best early commercial varieties. One of the large seed 
houses in New York after trying it this past season ordered all the No. 1 bulbs 
that I had. Supply limited so better order early. 

^^^^^^ New introduction. See page 15. 

Ladv Winsome *** (R- M. palmer) (Kx) (Com) Beautiful 
m»«jmy— ^ luminous rosy salmon with a darker 

feather in the throat. Buds tinted buff. Immense blooms on a tall strong growing 
plant with 8 or more open. Does not crook but the heads are so heavy that some- 
times the stems will bend. Increasing in popularity every year. 

Lavender Olieen *** (Arenius) (Ex) (Com) (Mldseason) 

»»^^«» Violet lavender sometimes somewhat 

streaked. 6-8 well placed blooms on a tall straight spike. Good grower. 

Leah JVnn (Gray) (Com) (HG) Early. Beautiful glistening 

purple. 6-9 medium size blooms open on a tall spike. 

Very nice early purple. 

LeOna (Pruitt) (Ex) (HG) Rich purplish rose red with 7-8 

^ ** lightly ruffled well placed blooms open on a tall spike. This 

variety is very well liked and is increasing in popularity every year. 

¥ AS|»1«8 ifirir (Kaylor) (Ex) (HG) (85) Rich deep maroon red with 
nearly black blotch. Has a velvety sheen. When well 
grown, a very nice dark red. 

^^^^^^^^y Palmer strain. See page 7. 

LondondePrV **'/2 (Christ) (Ex) (HG) Smoky bronzy orange. 

w^^m * J Tinge of carmine red in the throat. Giant 

spike and heavy flower head which sometimes makes the stem bend or crook a 
little. 

LoValtV (Austin) (Com) (HG) Late midseason. Medium large 

^ i»*l>j clear deep yellow. Several open. Strong grower. One of 

the best late yellows. 

T««I28Caw (Errey) (Ex) (HG) Bright orange with amaranth crim- 

son blotch. Good color and very showy. Long spike 
with 8-10 open. Was better this past season than for the past 2 or 3 years. One 
of the best blotched varieties. 

Y aff Av ifir (Suttle) (Ex) (HG) (Midseason) Clear medium yellow. 

8-10 large blooms open. When at its best Lutex is as good a 
yellow as I have ever seen but I find that too often it crooks and the placement 
not good. 



"This morning I cut six fine spikes of BOLIVAR. To my eye it is equal to PICARDY." 

— E. H. Brunk, Virginia. 

"I started as a fan' but since seeing the bulbs I got from you in the spring bloom I 
have advanced to the 'nut' stage at least. Feel sure by fall when all those prize bulbs 
bloom I will indeed be a 'fiend'." — Mrs. J. F. Wade, Alabama. 

"Premium bulbs of SANDRA arrived today. Many, many thanks. Like the color 
of this one better than PICARDY. REVERIE is another that performs well for me. One 
of my best." — Duane A. George, Vermont. 

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"I believe the bulbs you sent me were the most perfect bulbs I've ever seen and 
came up so uniform, most of them hod three and four spikes on them." 

— Mrs. hH. C. Griffin, Georgia. 



MaCna BlAllCa ** /z (Sal) (Ex) (HG) Large ivory white with 
" creamy yellow throat. Several large blooms 

open at a time making a spike so large that it is inclined to crook. Can be grown 
very tall and fine by staking. Has grown 8 ft. tall. 



Palmer strain. See page 8. 



Magnolia 

Maid of Orleans **** (P'^) (Ex) (Com) (8o-85) Miiky 

Ifmaaw W« Vira<;«»M» white with cream throat. Tall straight 

plant with up to 8 large well placed blooms open. Everything considered I believe 
this to be the best all round white in existence. However I understand that it 
does not ship long distances so well as we would like. But I don't know of any- 
thing better as a commercial. 

MammOtll White *** ^^''^ (^x) (HG) immense white 

^ *a»l>^ tinted cream. 5-6 very large blooms 

open at a time. Good exhibition variety and used as a commercial in some places 
for local use but not a good shipper. 

Maraaret Beaton ***V2 (Twomey) (Ex) (Com) (Mid- 

CT*** M»^9»*v»m season) Pure snow white with small 

orange scarlet blotch in the throat. 6 or more large well placed blooms open on a 
long flower head. Strong grower and good propagator. This variety is very beau- 
tiful and has created a sensation everywhere it has been shown. It looks to me 
like a real prospect in the commercial class and for the home garden is a necessity. 
At New York's World Fair Show was voted most beautiful bloom in the show. 

fA^rSt^T^'t Fulton *** (Ogrodnichek) (Com) (HG) Early. 

** * *»» %,%fam Clear rich soft dark salmon of a clean 

and distinctive shade. (')-8 well placed medium size blooms open. A fine florist 
flower. One of the best commercials. I understand that this does especially well 
in Florida. 

]Lf afl«crai*At Petei* (Errey) (Com) (HG) Very early. 

g ^ *• White flushed pink with large crimson 

blotch. 6-8 blooms open. A fine florist variety and popular with everyone tho in 
warm weather somewhat inclined to crook. Should be planted early for early bloom. 

IMamiOra (Errey) (Ex) (HG) Gray sport of Emile Aubrun. 

IVBO* JMly* ** 8-10 well placed blooms open. Very popular for ex- 

hibition and the home garden but late years does not seem to have the long flower 
heads it used to have. Is like Emile Aubrun in this respect. 

Marv Ansteen *** (Young) (Com) (hg) (vs-so) Deep 

* **** J begonia pink with a blotch of soft orange 

red. 5 or more open. Color somewhat like Premier Henry but not quite so large 
nor so heavily ruffled but earlier. A little taller than Premier Henry. A fine color 
and good for florists use, but stem not long enough for the shipping trade. 

Mary Damaris ***'/^ ^^'^^^f^ n^i^^^- ^^r^ A^^^\ 

«y *** season) This is a beautiful clear sou 

medium yellow. Opening ujj 6-8 at a time with several buds showing color. Blooms 
are good sized and well placed. About the only fault I can find with the variety 
is that it isn't quite so tall as we would like for a commercial variety. However it 
appeals to me strongly and I think will become a very popular variety. A good 
propagator but stock still limited. 



"No garden possibly can be called complete v^/ithout BIT O'HEAVEN. I hove just 
returned from a local flower show where I won blues with specimen stalks of BIT 
O'HEAVEN and STAR OF BETHLEHEM— Gove bulbs. People admired my MILFORD, 
GOLDEN GODDESS, VAGABOND PRINCE, PICARDY, BETTY NUTHALL, and 
BEACON but it was BIT O'HEAVEN that made people stop, stare gasp and exclaim: 
'Oh, what is that'?" — Don Ewing, Louisiana. 

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"FIREFLY, CAMELLIA, SANDRA, SYMPHONY and TITAN are the coming 
glads. Cut flower growers had better get wise. They created a sensation among the 
florists here." — J. G. Thomas, Louisiana. 



M2l«*mr Flivaftef-h ***V2 (Stevens) (Ex) (Com) (90-95) 
tnAry g«miX«101gl.W Beautifully rufTled white with golden 

throat. 7-9 medium size blooms open on a long spike. Good grower and propa- 
gator. There may be a slight mixture in this variety but will put in extra count 
to offset this. 

MfllfVtfk Maffie **V2 (Af^enius) (Ex) (Com) (Midseason) Dis- 
ivBCTS**' tinct and lively mauve shade. 8 medium size 

i)looms open on a tall s])ike. Good for florists use. 



Palmer strain. See page 10. 



Maytlme 

MifslOttfllt **V^2 (Stevens) (Com) (HG) White tinted pink with a 
"* * WM rose salmon blotch. Medium size plant and large bloom. 

This is the earliest variety I know of and valuable as a cut flower or for the home 
garden for that reason. Tho this is an old variety I grow it every year in the 
green house and out doors for first early bloom as it really does bloom earlier than 
anything else I have ever grown. 

]Lff||C||..^ ***V2 (Rides) (Ex) (Com) Clear tall light blue with 7 or 
*^ 1* more good size blooms open. A good propagator and 

grower and one of the very best light blues. 

%tif%n^t *** (Coleman) (Ex) (Com) (80-85) Beautiful light pinkish 
lavender. 5 6 well placed blooms open. The lavender 
by which all other lavenders are judged. Not quite so tall as we would like but 
don't know of any other lavender on the market yet to replace it unless it is Eloise. 

Nearly every stock of Minuet in the country is more or less mixed, mostly with 
Break O'Day. For this reason I do not guarantee Minuet to be 100% clean. 1 
have not been able to [ind a pure stock but there should not be over 5% mixture. 

Miss BlOOltlitlfitOn ***V2 (K) (Deo (Com) (67) Very 

OmOOniinBWIl ^^^ly -^aW light yellow. 6-8 well 

placed blooms open. A fine florist variety and one of the best yellows on the 
market regardless of season. Its main fault with me is that bulblets don't make 
very large growth the first season. 

Miss New Zealand (julyan) (Ex) (hg) Apricot 

**** ^ salmon suffused with rose. Peach 

color blotch in the throat. 8 or more immense blooms open. This seems to be 
popular with many amateurs but to me the color is not good and the head is so 
heavy that it nearly always either crooks or lies over on the ground. Perhaps 
under different soil conditions it may do better. 

MorninfiT Serenade ***y2 (Fischer) (Ex) (Com) Pink 
Ifmwrww^ JCrCOIltC ^^^^ cream. Beautiful soft toned 

variety. 8 or more good size blooms open. Very nice thing. Tall and strong. 

MOPOCCO ^^^^ (E^) Glistening deep red with a fiery 

sheen. 6-8 medium large well placed blooms open. 
The best low priced dark red. Does not make a large bulb. No. 2 are satisfactory. 

MOtlier Machree*** (Stevens) (Ex) (HG) (95-100) An old 

standard smoky variety that was in- 
troduced at .$100.00 per bulb. Smoky lavender overlaid toward the edge with 
salmon pink. Still very popular. Tall plant with 8 12 medium size blooms open. 
I am sorry to say that there may be some mixture in this variety as I had it grown 
for me in another place and this past season found some rogues in it. Cannot 
guarantee 100% clean. 



"This is the first season I have been able to Identify a KING LEAR. I think it is the 
most beautiful glad I have ever grown. I am hoping the price will settle to where I can 
buy a start of bulbs." —Roy T. Wills, Oklahoma. 



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'My FIREFLY did wonderfully." — Miss Berniece Whitmarsh, New York. 



ILffMC £• O iri»«»<»mr ***'/2 (Errey) (Ex) (Com) Creamy white 
lfirS> ^y* \9» g«rrcy ^f^gj^ flushed pink. Tall plant and a 

long spike with 10 or more good size well placed blooms open. One of Errey's best 
tho not a fast propagator. 

]LffM^ /J VITade *** (Whitely) (Ex) (Com) Beautiful rufHed 

"**^* ^* light yellow opening up to 10 at a time. 

Should become a popular variety. 

MrC S A FrreV *** (Errey) (Ex) (HG) (85-90) Orange 
Ifira* J> i^* Mltrrvy salmon with orange red blotch. 8-10 

large blooms open. One of the best orange varieties but inclined to have a weak 
constitution. 

Mrc T F Laneford *** (Crow) (Ex) (Com) (95-100) 

*^*^* ** *j€lllS»Uri» Beautiful apple blossom pink with 

touch of canary in the throat. 8-10 or more medium size blooms open on an always 
straight spike. Not so lar^e as some people prefer now-a-days but a very nice 
florist variety and a fine shipper. 

IMvS'tlfl ***V2 (Pruitt) (Ex) (Com) Medium early. Heavily ruffled 
J' * **** ivory white. A seedling of Maid of Orleans and Mary 

I^lizabeth. 7 10 large well placed blooms open on a medium tall straight spike, 
(jood grower and propagator and healthy. 

Myrna has had more compliments than any white that has been introduced 
in some years. Everyone likes it. I consider it a real addition to the whites both 
for exhibition and commercial uses. Received an Award of Merit in the British 
Test Gardens, 19,39. See cut on opposite page. 



Palmer strain. See page 10. 



Mywag 

^Stt%isk (Leffingwell) (Com) (HG) Small decorative. Upper 

*^ ******* petals bright salmon with lower petals deep yellow. A seed- 

ling of Orange Butterfly and very similar to that variety except in color and with 
less tendency to crook. 7-8 blooms open. I consider this very pretty and a real 
addition to the small decorative class. Received an Award of Merit in the British 
Test Gardens, 19.59. 

NatlCV Ann*** (K'nyon) (Com) (HG) (80-85) Pale lavender pink 
*^ *****' J J^**mm slightly deeper at edge of petals. Creamy blotch. 

6 or more well placed slightly ruffled blooms open on a medium height straight 
spike. Not tall enough for a shipping variety but fine for local use. 

Netherland Prince *** (Stevens) (Ex) (HG) Large 
r^CfcncraaMW yrmiHgC l^^ight salmon. 6-8 open, stems a 

little weak. Bright and showy. 

%J|fc«l> (Ellis) (Ex) (Com) Beautiful soft rose blended with 

^ ^ LaFrance pink. Soft cream throat. Heavily ruffled. 

8-10 or more medium size blooms open on a tall straight spike. A very beautiful 
variety. 

Olive Mai*iP Rmwn *** (Indian Hollow Farms) Small 
IvatK-mc m tf -rw ■■ decorative. Blended yellow and 

orange making a deep yellow or light orange. Nice clear color and very pretty 
thing in its class. Several blooms open. 

Oranee Butterflv **'/2 ("ci) (^^^^^^o) smaii 

— "p** ******'^* **J exhibition type. Bright orange of 

good substance. 10-12 well placed blooms open. Inclined to crook in warm weather 
but a very pretty thing of the small type. A spike of bloom reminds one of a flock 
of birds in flight. 



"We thought that BEACON and VAGABOND PRINCE were the best yet but 
now they will hove to step back for ALADDIN." 

— Mrs E. T. King, Montana. 



"In the spring of 1938 I ordered a $3.00 collection from you. I tiave never seen 
finer glads tfian these." — Mrs. D. C. Ritchie, Louisiana. 



Orange Sovereign *** (Stevens) (ex) (Com) Eariy ught 

w» ▼ ^m. ^»^»« orange. Tall plant with long flower 

head opening 8 or more large blooms at a time. One of the best oranges. 

^^^8^^ Red New introduction. See page 16. 

PAndors 

** New introduction. See page 15. 

Dam^^Sma iri^Vi (Pruitt) (Com) (HG) Early. Apricot with narrow 
€»*»*J^ scarlet lines in throat. Nearly a self color. Somewhat 

rufiled. 6 or more large blooms open. When at its best is very fine. Not a very 
good shipper. 

pAAWifAcc Pinlc **V2 (DeGroot) (Com) (HG) Deep salmon pink 

* gg]f color. 5-6 large blooms open. 

Peff0V Lou (Wilson) (Ex) (Com) (Midseason) New light 

* ^oSJ' rose that has probably won more awards on the 
show table than any other variety outside of Picardy for the first two years after 
introduction. Opens several good size blooms at a time. Hasn't been extremely 
outstanding with me but have plenty of good reports from others. 

PAlAtfftftia *** (Pf) (Ex) (Com) Early. Large dark blue. 6 or 

* »»*€» more well placed blooms open with most of the re- 
maining buds showing color. Stems a little weak, but aside from this is a very 
good dark blue. 

PhvlliS McOuistOn *** (Stewart) (Com) (HG) (Mid- 

* * ***** season) Glowing shrimp pink 

shading lighter in the throat. Tall plant with 5 or more blooms open on a long 
spike. A distinct and beautiful shade. Health not always of the best. 

^^^^^^y Palmer strain. See page 10. 

PflfAtfi 

** Palmer strain. See page 10. 

pMAlffl^A ifirir (Beatrice L. Palmer) (Com) (HG) Very early. 

* * Bright rose with velvety cerise rose shading on lower 
petals. 5-7 medium size well placed and spaced blooms on an average height straight 
stem. A good propagator. A nice color and the only early variety I know of in its 
shade. About the earliest variety next to Mibloom. I expect this to become popular 
when more plentiful. A color that attracts attention. 



Palmer strain. See page 10. 



Premier Henry 

Plimle BeaUtV ***'/2 (Dec) (HG) Large round flowers on a 
*** y**- ********* J medium height stem. Clear deep purple. 

1-5 oi)en. One of the finest clear purples. 

^^P^^^^ Palmer strain. See page 10. 

ReCftdO Palmer strain. See page 11. 

"The gladiolus which we bought from you this spring were the best ever. Con- 
sidering the terrible dry spell we had, our blooms were excellent and everybody admired 
them. 

"As you know I was a winner at the Peekskill Flower Show. I won the Tri-color 
on a PICARDY. I also won three other blue ribbons on BAGDAD and VAGABOND 
PRINCE. I then entered the Mahopac Flower Show and won the Tri-color on a spike 
of BAGDAD. This has been my first year to enter the Peekskill and I was some surprised 
when I received so many awards. My glads have been the 'talk of the town'." 

— Mrs. Harry McCollum, New York. 

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I was more than pleased with SANDRA and No. 32201." 

— John A. Moore, New York. 



*** (Blake) (Ex) (Com) Tall salmon rose overlaid with 
l%Ci»tylrC* y reddish lines. Exhibition type with several well 

placed blooms open. Not clear enough color to suit me but seems to be popular. 

DaH dl2l1*fln ***V2 (Butt) (Ex) (Com) (HG) Red, about the 

^Md*. — ■ color of Commander Koehl, possibly slightly 

lighter. 8-9 or more well placed large blooms open on a tall straight spike. Nearly 
the whole spike in bloom and showing color at the same time. A really fine ad- 
dition to the medium red class. I think you will like Red Charm. 

t^Cd Lightning introduction. See page 16. 

n^H 1 Afl*V *** (Erbev) (Ex) (Com) (95-100) Carmine rose red 
J%Cm* Rj%fary ^,-^^^1 large purplish red blotches. 10 or more large 

blooms open making a fine exhibition spike. Is also well liked by the florists. 
Always a good seller. 

n^gt DfaSMMC ***(Briggs) (Ex) (Com) Late midseason. Unusua 
**^*» rwipya ghade of light red. Medium tall plant with long 

flower heads. Well liked as a florists variety and always in demand. 

Regent Palmer strain. See page 11. 

^^^^^^^ Palmer strain. See page 11. 

Rewi Fallo ***'/2 (E.\LLu) (Ex) (HG) Early deep blood red. 

* Immense massive blooms of heavy texture on 

a moderately tall straight spike. 6-8 blooms open at a time with most of the buds 
showing color. One of the best dark rose reds. 

DSa^^k ***y2 (Mitsch) (Com) (HG) Lilac pink with cream throat. 
******** Up to 7 large well placed blooms open on a tall spike. An 

unusual and beautiful color that I feel sure will become popular. 

RAHA1«io1c nhn *** (Stephen) (HG) Immense rose pink with 
g%t»l*Cg'mVlV darker blotch. Somewhat rufTled. Probably 

too soft for commercial use except for local use but a beautiful thing and a big 
seller. 

Rncamntlrf *** (Wright) (Ex) (Com) Late midseason. Rose 
amv»C»M«WB%» scarlet with soft darker blotch. 7-9 large well 

placed blooms open on spike of 14-18 buds. Most of the remaining buds show 
color. Good commercial variety. Good shipper. 

1IaC2I Van I itna ***y2 (Holland) (Ex) (Com) Light rose 
▼aw m^lMlrt .^.jth few lines in the throat. Several 

well placed blooms open on long spike. Have not grown this but it comes very 
well recommended. Created a sensation at the few places it was shown the past 
season. Looks like a comer. 

ROSelle Palmer strain. See page 11. 

Rose WinffS *** (Crow) (Landscape) (Dec) (HG) (75-80) 

Medium size decorative. Beautiful rosy carmine 
deepening toward the edges with a deeper velvety lip and a fine gold line on the 
edge of the petals. 1-6 blooms open on a straight stem of medium height. Foliage 
dark green and healthy. Fine variety for baskets and table decorations. Does not 
open especially well when cut but for home and local use is one of the best in its 
class. Makes a stunning vase. 

•'Bulbiets of JASMINE, SENSATION, TIMBUCTOO, MYRNA and ALADDIN 

did wonderfully for me, increasing to large size and producing many more bulbiets." 

— Alfred M. Butler, Massachusetts. 

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"I enjoyed much the glad bulbs that I purchased from you last year and am sure 
they will be as satisfactory this year." — Mrs. M. M. Frazer, Alabama. 



"I have tried various kinds and to me DUNA, PICARDY, and BAGDAD are 
perfect." — Mrs. Edw. S. McDowell, New York. 

^^y^^ YOrlC Palmer strain. See page 11. 

Palmer strain. See page 11. 
^^^^^^ Palmer strain. See page 11. 

ScllllllCft ■A'*V2 (Pf) (Com) (HG) Creamy yellow with vivid scarlet 
'^*'******^* blotches. Showy and distinctive. 

SctlSAtiOtt **** (Marshall) (Ex) (Com) Late. Bright tho soft 

j.Qgg shading somewhat lighter in upper throat. 
Inconspicious darker feather in the throat. 6-9 huge (6-7 inches or larger) heavily 
ruffled wide open blooms on a spike of 17-20 or more buds. Tall straight healthy 
plant. Good propagator. One of the finest of the new varieties. 

This is a very fine variety that has gone over well the first year of introduction. 
A basket of Sensation is something to remember. You will make no mistake in 
getting a start in this variety. See cut back cover. 

C|«}m]av Teitinle *** (Pruitt) (Ex) (HG) immense heavily 
"J ^ " ruffled cream with cream yellow throat. 

6 or more huge massive well placed blooms on a long spike. Sometimes a faint 
darker feather in the throat. This is one of the most beautiful varieties grown but 
unfortunately sometimes has a tendency to crook in hot weather. It doesn't 
always do this and seldom does in cool weather or from small or medium bulbs. 
It is very well worth growing anyway even if it doesn't always grow perfectly 
straight. Early sales this season were very good. It looks as if the supply would 
be short this year. See cut p. 40. 

C81wA«ic|* AAM (Symons) (Ex) (Com) Glowing salmon pink 

^ ^* »*»^^«» with whitish throat. Tall strong grower. Good 

for exhibition. 

C|SMf^0A if if if (VicKERs) (Com) (HG) Light purple somewhat flaked 
darker. 6-7 medium large well placed blooms open with 
most of the remaining buds showing color. A very nice light purple and a good 
shipper and propagator. 

Cfltiilinflr Mfl«kCf't*A ifififVz (Christ) (Ex) (Com) Deep salmon 
^"****"S Ifl«10l>i:W rose slightly flaked darker. Opens 

6-7 or more large showy wide open blooms. This is one of the best varieties for 
exhibition or as a commercial; one that everyone should grow. 

^^^^^ ^^hltC Palmer strain. See page 11. 

So nioifififV^ (KiNYON) (Ex) (Com) (80-85) Very large deep lavender 
rose pink with violet feather on lower petals. 6 open. 
This was very fine with me this past season. Should make a good exhibition and 
commercial variety. 

^^^^^^ Palmer strain. See page 11. 

Cg^lwAftf if if if (Decorah) (Com) (Dec) (HG) Late. Heavily ruffled 
white with small cerise blotch. Large size. This variety 
this past season was the best it has ever been with me. Seems to be growing better 
every year. A very nice white cut flower variety. 



"DEBONAIR went over in a big way with the florists here and performed very 
well for me. The gratis bulb of SANDRA that you sent with my order last year made the 
biggest bloom in my garden and was very beautiful." — S. L. Stolba, Iowa. 

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"Have had the most wonderFul success with your glads in fact there isn't a glad 
raised around here that can be compared with mine and I say it is your bulbs that does it. " 

— Mrs. E. A. Florentine, Michigan. 



CA«M«n»««fc Rlaolff **V2 (Sommer) (Dec) (HG) Very early 
JWMIMBCIT » 0*«n;i%. almost black dark red. Medium size. 

Whole spike is in Ijloom and showing color at the same time. 

Sonatine**'/2 (Com) (HG) (90-95) Light pink usually llaked 

darker. Small red feather. 4-5 large blooms open on 
a tall straight stem. Good commercial tho doesn't open so many at a time as we 
would like. 



Palmer strain. See page 11. 



Spray o£ Gold 
Star of Bethlehem **** (Pf^) (Ex) (Com) (hg) (Mid- 

wm season) Very large pure white. 

Touch of cream in the throat. 8-10 open at once. When well grown probably 
superior to any other pure white. Sometimes a little temperamental as to health 
but very well worth growing. Should supercede Mammoth White as it is as 
large, as many open, better color, better habits. If you have not grown this variety 
by all means try it this year. 

CfUtfOardia '^^''^2 ("^^ (75-8O) Bright orange red. Strong 

& grower. Sells out early every year. 

SOSAtl (Webster) (HG) Early. Very pretty smoky that is 

usually flaked darker around the edge. Red feather on yellow 
throat. Somewhat ruffled. Tall straight spike with 6-7 5-inch blooms open. A 
very nice early smoky. 



Palmer strain. See page 13. 



Symphony 

HPaS^mh^ -k-kif (Miller) (HG) (Ex) Large salmon pink flaked with 
****** V slate and with a purplish blotch on the throat. Opens up 

to 8 at a time. Good exhibition variety. 

nr^l^^SMA (Burns) (Ex) (HG) Odd colored giant purple. Not 

" beautiful but grows very large and is useful for exhibition, 

also hybridizing. 

The Mogul Palmer strain. See page 13. 

Ti itt hllgtttft **** (Zimmer) (Ex) (Com) Second early. Beautiful 

deep rose red sometimes flaked darker. Opens 

6-9 somewhat ruffled large blooms with most of the remaining buds showing 
color. Medium height or taller. This makes up beautifully in floral work. In our 
shop we have used a lot of it in sprays. It is one of the very best for this purpose. 
This is a variety that everyone should grow for the home garden and as an early 
commercial. 1 cannot speak too highly of Timbuctoo. See cut p. 40. 

*><**» Palmer strain. See page 13. 

Toheit (Pappas) (Com) (HG) (70) Peach red or flame salmon with 

clear yellow throat. Medium large, nicely ruffled and of 

heavy texture. Good grower and propagator. Have had some nice reports on this 
variety as a commercial. One prominent grower said that if he could have only one 
variety aside from Picardy it would be Token. Won an Award of Merit at the 
British Glad Society Test Gardens 1939. 

^hmS^Yc Blue (Both) (Com) (HG) Very large medium dark 

_ — ?z_ blue. Tall strong growing up-right plant. 1 

like this very much. 

"The small bulbs you sent me last year under collection No. 44 or some number were 
the best ever. A total of over 550 or 600 and every one made a fine bloom, fine bulb 
and lots of bulblets." — Luff E. Payne, Iowa. 

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"DEBONAIR was my best variety last year, many spikes grew as tall as my head." 

— R. M. Dacus, Jr., South Carolina. 

Xlinia'c Tfl*iflinml« **V2 (Both) (Ex) (HG) Light orange 

M. WMm€» » M. irmnoiyo scarlet of large size. 7-9 open. Is well 

recommended but with me has a weak stem. 

UtlCaS ***'/2 (Webster) (Ex) (Com) (HG) Dark coppery orange 
^ »»^«» J with reddish feather tipped yellow. 8 large well placed 

blooms open on a tall strong growing plant. This past year Uncas was very fine 
with me. Should make a good commercial. Especially useful in large baskets and 
floral decorations. A nice autumn color. 

UtOOlA (Baerman) (Large Dec) Pure pink of a form somewhat 

Wl>V|'*cs ijj^g Minuet. Medium height. May need good culture to 



bring out its best. 



USOtlA *** (.Jack) (HG) (Midseason) Very large smoky rose with 
»» cream throat bordered by coppery salmon. 6-8 large well 

placed blooms on a spike of 20 buds. Several buds show color. A different and 
nice clean smoky. 

Vagabond Prince palmer strain, see page 13. 

New introduction. See page 15. 

^S^fo RAfllitfl (Ellis) (Ex) (HG) Immense geranium pink 

MM%M»*M%«M sometimes flaked darker. A little inclined to 

be soft but can be very nice. 

V'l*eflenbllf*ff ***V2 (Pf) (Large Dec) (Com) Early. Large 
^ j^g.^ white that seems to be a great improve- 

ment in the early whites. Good propagator. Lookes like a real comer as a com- 
mercial. Everyone should try Vredenburg. 

^VaSaga palmer strain. See page 13. 

^^^^^^^^^ New introduction. See page 15. 

\y|M0C ||6 SAflcr **** (Ellis) (Ex) (Com) Rose salmon with 
* clear cream lip. A beautiful variety and 

one of the very best in this color. One that you should by all means try. 

^^laSf A Snifl*A iririf (Kinyon) (Ex) (Com) Pure white with no 

M*!'^ jya* g markings. Tall strong grower. Up to 8 large 

massive well placed blooms open on a long flower head. A winner at the shows. 

^XJ'«.«««-AfM]*Af>0io *** (Pf) (Ex) (Com) Late. 4-5 very large 

fiery scarlet blooms open. Cream white 
throat. Stem is tall and always straight. A very pretty color and a fine variety 
except that it is sometimes temperamental as to health. 

YvAtllie (Krelage) (Ex) (Com) (78) Blush white or very pale 

* pink with soft cerise feather. 6-8 large blooms open on 

a tall strong growing plant. Good exhibition and cut fiower variety. 

ZaobefClote *** (Pf) (Com) (HG) Medium early. Peach rose 

^****^ with vivid blotch. Several large blooms open on a 

tail strong growing plant. A good blotched variety. 

7««gfS iririrV2 (Mitsch) (Ex) (HG) Combination of salmon and slate with 
^ ***** a slight feather of orange salmon. A distinctive and richly 

colored smoky. Up to 10 well placed somewhat ruffled medium size or larger blooms 
open on a long flower head. Tall straight grower. Will become one of the most 
popular smokies. 



The glads which I received from you last year were the talk of the town." 

— Lloyd G. Bishop, Virginia. 



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Gladiolus Seed 



Why not try a few seed this year? Glads are as easy to grow from seeds as 
many other kinds of plants. However they do not come true from seed. That 
is every bulb grown from seed will be different. Growing seedlings is one of the 
most fascinating features of gladiolus growing. You may not produce any world 
beaters tho you do stand a chance even to do that. But no doubt you will produce 
many seedlings that you will like. Complete instructions for growing seed goes 
with each package. 

The dilTerence in i)rice of the different groups is due to quantity of seed 
available and to some varieties being newer and more expensive than others. 
The first variety mentioned in each cross is the seed bearing parent. 



GROUP A 

Package of 15 seeds for 
Package of 35 seeds for 
3916 Ariosa x Mrs. G. G. Errey 3991 
3928 Narbethong x Picardy 3998 

3932 Apricot Glow x Mayflower 3902A 

3933 Apricot Glow x J. S Bach 3909A 
3954 Ariosa x Picardy 3912A 
3959 Snow Princess x White Triumphator 3916A 
3963 Apricot Glow x Emile Aubrun 3934A 
3971 Zauberflote x Miss New Zealand 39G1 
3988 Arabella x Emile Aubrun 39G2 



25c 
50c 

Snow Princess x Euides 
Flagship X Arabella 
Beacon x Margot Brunings 
Golden Goddess x Heidel. Schloss 
Snow Princess x Lord Selkirk 
Maid of Orleans x Lord Selkirk 
Bit O'Heaven x Lord Selkirk 
Picardy x Timbuctoo 
Timbuctoo x Picardy 



GROUP B 

Package of 15 seeds for 40c 
Package of 35 seeds for 75c 



3912 


Silentium x Krijtberg 


3970 


Miss New Zealand x Red Charm 


3914 


Picardy x K. & M. Triumph 


3981 


Takina x King Lear 


3920 


Royal Gold x D. O. X. 


3994 


Flagship X Algonquin 


3921 


Star of Bethlehem x King Lear 


3999 


Wurtembergia x Beacon 


3930 


Token x Margot Brunings 


3906A 


Heidel. Schloss x Harvest Moon 


3936 


Komiri x Rose Delight 


3911A 


Lord Selkirk x Euides 


3939 


Rose Delight x Picardy 


3919A 


Lord Selkirk x Hindenburg's Memory 


3947 


Marabu x Narbethong 


3920A 


Flagship x Lord Selkirk 


3948 


Picardy x Greta Garbo 


3943A 


Lord Selkirk x Prussen's Gloria 


3950 


Carillon x Pf. Masterpiece 


3947A 


Lord Selkirk x Beacon 


3953 


Heidel. Schloss x Amberglow 


3949A 


Lord Selkirk x Edelweiss 


3956 


Picardy x Heidel Schloss 


3955A 


Royal Gold x Amberglow 


3962 


Ariosa x King Lear 


3959A 


Greta Garbo x Amrita 


3966 


Rose Pfitzer x Heidel Schloss 


3977A 


Lord Selkirk x Rewi Fallu 


3969 


Miss New Zealand x Marabu 







3937 Red Charm x Rose Pfitzer 

3938 Pf. Success x Bella Donna 
3942 Greta Garbo x Carillon 
3957 Blue Admiral x Pf. Success 
3966 Heidel. Schloss x Mrs G G 
3973 Blue Admiral x Jos Haydn 
3995 Walkover x Algonquin 
3901A Margot Brunings x Aladdin 
3910A Red Charm x Walkover 
3917A Lord Selkirk x Picardy 
3921A Hind. Memory x Picardy 



GROUP C 

Package of 15 seeds for 55c 
Package of 35 seeds for $1.00 

3922A Aladdin x Hind Memory 



Errey 



3927A Heidel. Schloss x Lord Selkirk 

3928A Lord Selkirk x Jasmine 

3929A Green Light x Lord Selkirk 

3933A Margaret Beaton x Lord Selkirk 

3936A Miss New Zealand x Lord Selkirk 

3941A Jasmine x Euides 

3942A Lord Selkirk x Mrs. Mark's Memory 

3946A Mrs. Mark's Memory x Picardy 

3951A Edelweiss x Mrs. G. G. Errev 

3958A Lord Selkirk x Greta Garbo 



"Three years ago, while I was in a pastorate at Danville, Vt. I bought a collection 
No. 1A and have never had so much pleasure as that purchase afforded. 

"I have recommended your firm to my friends and shall continue to do so." 

— Rev. Chas. Lawrence, Massachusetts. 

"The PREMIER HENRY was to me the most beautiful glad I have ever grown or 
seen." — Mrs. M. E. Walker, Tennessee. 



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VARIETIES BY COLOR 



White 

Albatross 
Emblem of Purity 
Maid of Orleans 
Mammoth White 
Mary Elizabeth 
Myrna 
Snow White 
Star of Bethlehem 
Vredenburg 
White Spire 
300911 

Cream White 

Dr. Durr 
Escort 

Magna Blanca 

Cream and BufT 

Amrita 

Amulet 

Arethusa 

Barcelona 

Betsy Bob-Up 

Candy Heart 

Cavalier 

Corona 

Duna 

Helen of Troy 

Mrs. G. G. Errey 

Mrs. T. E. Langford 

Paradise 

Reverie 

Schubert 

Shirley Temple 

Wasaga 

Yvonne 

32201 

32203 

322020 

Light Pink 

Edith Mason 

Maytirae 

Rim a 

Sandra 

Sonatine 

Symphony 

32145 

Salmon Pink 

Aladdin 

Al Smith 

Angelus 

Betty Nuthall 

Conquest 

Debonair 

Glamis 

Incense 

J. D. Sez 

Lady Winsome 

Lombardy 

Margaret Fulton 

Nadia 

Netherland Prince 

Peerless Pink 

Picardy 

Rapture 

Silversheen 

Smiling Maestro 

Titan 

Token 



Wenonah 

30291 

32023 

Light Rose or Pink 

Alayne 

Angelica 

Avalon 

Awatea 

Carillon 

Early Peach 

Heritage 

Laddie 

Magnolia 

Miss New Zealand 

Morning Serenade 

New Era 

Pandora 

Peggy Lou 

Phyllis McQuiston 

Rosa Van Lima 

Roselle 

Utopia 

Vista Bonita 

Wings of Song 

Tinted White and 
White with Blotch 

Ariadne 
Bleeding Heart 
Camellia 
Margaret Beaton 
Margaret Peter 
Mibloom 
Solveig 
Zauberflote 

Rose and Dark Rose 

Benedict 
Buccaneer 
Chamouny 
Cordelia 

Dream O'Beauty 
Early Rose 
Flora Farmer 
Prelude 
Recovery 
Rose Wings 
Sensation 
30152 

Pink with Blotch 

Colossus 
Edith Robson 
Gladys Clegg 
Mary Ansteen 
Mywag 

Premier Henry 
Roderick Dhu 
Rosamond 

Salmon Red 

Beacon 
Coral Glow 
Hector 

King's Ransom 

Yellow 

Alchemist 
Amberglow 



Clarion 

Gate of Heaven 

Golden Cup 

Golden Goddess 

Jasmine 

Jonquil 

Loyalty 

Lutex 

Mary Damaris 
Miss Bloomington 
Mrs. G. Wade 
Spray of Gold 

Orange 

Barcarole 

Bernece 

Bit O'Heaven 

Brightside 

Creve Coeur 

Diane 

Londonderry 
Lucifer 

Mrs. S. A. Errey 

Olive Marie Brown 

Orange Butterfly 

Orange Sovereign 

Solita 

Uncas 

Vassar 

32352 



Brown, Russet, Bronze 

Golden Brown 

Innovation 

Sahara 



Scarlet 

Algonquin 

Amador 

Caesar 

Excellence 

Firefly 

Flagship 

Oregon Red 

Red Lightning 

Red Phipps 

Regent 

Stuttgardia 

Tunia's Triumph 

Wurtembergia 

30112 



Medium and Blood Red 

American Commander 
Bolivar 

Cardinal Prince 
Commander Koehl 
Hindenburg's Memory 
Red Charm 
Red Lory 
Rewi Fallu 
Royal York 
The Mogul 

Dark Red and Rose Red 

Bill Sowden 
Black Opal 
Dr. Hoeg 
Leona 
Leschi 



Morocco 
Pirate 

Sommers Black 
Timbuctoo 

Lavender 

Beautiful Ohio 
Eloise 
Honor 
Isola Bella 
King Arthur 
Lavender Queen 
Mauve Magic 
Minuet 

Lavender Pink 

Constancy 
Early Melody 
Helena 
Nancy Ann 
So Big 

Light Blue 

Allegro 
Bella Donna 
Champlain 
Milford 



Medium Blue 

Ave Maria 
Blue Beauty 
Blue Wonder 
Joseph Haydn 

Dark Blue 

Blue Admiral 
Pelegrina 
Tunia's Blue 

Purple 

Beverly 

Charles Dickens 
Damaris 
King Lear 
Leah Ann 
Purple Beauty 
Simcoe 
Takina 



Smoky and Odd 

Bagdad 

Changeable Silk 

Chief Multnomah 

Emile Bride 

Evensong 

leka 

Irak 

Jalna 

Marmora 

Mother Machree 

Recado 

Susan 

Taiaroa 

Usona 

Vagabond Prince 

Zuni 

30161 

30289 

302810 



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Horticultural Wire Fencing 




Here is a wire support for glads that many growers have liked. This support 
consists of two parallel strands of wire seven inches apart and has cross wires 
about every six inches. This wire is simply tacked on to the tops of stakes driven 
into the ground. You can have them any height you want but for glads aooul 
eighteen inches is a good height. This might be too high for some short varieties 
but should be high enough for most kinds. Of course for very tall growing varieties 
that are inclined to crook the wooden stake is the best support but where glads 
are planted fairly shallow so as to get the best increase a wire support of this 
sort is very useful. It keeps the plants right up straight and there is no danger 
of them falling over into the row. It can be used many years. 

Price for a full roll of 500 feel is $3.00 f.o.b. Joliei, Illinois. For less than a full 
roll price is 2 cents per foot f.o.b. Burlington. No orders taken for less than 25 feet. 

_ _ - Everyone who grows bulbs under name will want labels. There are 
LaOelS* many different kinds on the market but I think the best cheap label 
is a painted wooden one. Unpainted labels do not seem to be satisfactory as they 
weather and the writing becomes illegible. It is difTicult to get good labels but I 
think the best way is to buy painted labels such as I list below and then get a 
small can of cheap varnish and a cheap brush and give them a coat of varnish 
after the names are all written. This will hold them through the season whereas 
if they are not varnished sometimes the paint will come ofT and they have to be 
written over during the season. 

The wired tree labels are the cheapest and these can be wired to any ordinary 
stake. Personally I like the 12" ones as they can be easily read and are better 
for my purposes. However where you have only a few bulbs smaller ones are 
perfectly all right. 

WIRED TREE LABELS. 3}^ x ^ inch copper wired. 50 for 25 cents. 45 cents 

per 100 and 500 for $2.00, 1,000 for $3.50. 
GARDEN LABELS 

6 X y^" Same price as tree labels. 10 x %" 25 for 25 cts, 100 for 90 cts. 

8 X 25 for 20 cts, 100 for 75 cts. 12 x 1^" 25 for 35 cts, 100 for $1.25. 
LABELS NOT POST PAID 

Evermark Pencil As near indelible as I can find. 15 cents each. 

Culture of Gladiolus 

With every order that goes out we send a four page leaflet giving all the 
necessary information about growing them. If you want to go deeper into the 
subject we have a book on the "Gladiolus" by Rockwell which sells for $1.25 
prepaid or we give it free with a $12.00 order if you ask for it and if you have not 
already had one. This book is the best one I know of on the culture of glads. 

Years ago you could just "stick bulbs in the ground" and expect nice blooms. 
And many people still do that but like everythmg else better culture will give 
much better results. Then with the prevalence of thrips nowadays in some parts 
of the country it is wise to spray the bulbs with a good insecticide during the grow- 
ing season. 

If you want a copy of our circular before you receive the bulbs drop us a card 
and we will send you one. 



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Thrips 

The first time a person has thrips on his glads he seldom knows what the 
trouble is, this in spite of all that has been written about it. Thrips is a minute 
insect about 1-16 inch long and about as large as a pencil mark. It sucks the juice 
from the plants and especially the buds so that they dry up and do not open. 
Whenever the buds of your glads look burned and do not open you may know 
the trouble is thrips. The sun will sometimes burn the edges of the bud sheath 
but this does not prevent them from opening. 

To Avoid Thrips 

We fumigate our bulb storage several times during the winter so as to have 
perfectly clean bulbs. In spite of this however we urge everyone to disinfect their 
bulbs before planting using either Bichloride of Mercury or Rototox. The first 
time a person gets thrips he lays it on to the bulbs he bought. This may or may 
not be the origin of them as they may come from some one else's patch. They will 
go a long ways through the air to reach glads. Everyone who grows potatoes has 
potato bugs but that is no sign they were on the potatoes when planted. 

It is generally thought that thrips will freeze up out doors when the tempera- 
ture goes down to freezing frequently during the winter. So that thrips are usually 
carried over on bulbs whether your own or your neighbors or in some distant 
place. For this reason you should spray your plants beginning when the plants 
are only three or four inches high and you should spray them about every week. 
For spray material most any good insecticide will do a fair job but Rototox as 
listed below has been used probably more than anything else and I especially 
recommend it. The manufacturer has thousands of testimonials from people who 
have used it with good results. This is a good insecticide not only for the thrips 
but for most any other insect. I do not sell Rototox myself but you can send direct 
to the company just addressing the letter Rototox, 813 Yale Street, East Williston, 
New York sending the money for the amount you want and the company will 
prepay the material to you. 

Just because you have thrips it is not necessary to discard your bulbs as the 
bulbs will be just as good as ever provided you get the thrips ofT from them after 
digging either by using Naphthalene Flakes or by soaking in Rototox or Bichloride 
of Mercury. 

If you will send to the Rototox Company, 813 Yale Street, East Williston, 
New York they will send you free information on their treatment of glads for 
thrip. I do not sell Rototox myself but you can get it direct for cash from the 
manufacturers. The prices are as follows prepaid. 

Trial oz $ .35 1 Quart $3 .00 

8 oz 1.00 H Gallon 5 .00 

1 Pint 1.75 1 Gallon 10.00 

5 Gallons 45.00 

Address — Rototox, 813 Yale St., East Williston, N. Y. 
"For the second consecutive year ROTOTOX has kept our Delphinium absolutely 
free from Cyclamen mile, and this after our patch was so badly affected two years ago 
that we planned to destroy the entire planting." 

Prof. Kuhn, Wayne University, Detroit, Mich. — 6-27-39. 
"ROTOTOX is surely a wonderful spray, so efficient and yet so economical and 
easy to mix and use. I live in a thrip infested territory; but my Glads are thrip free; 
spraying with ROTOTOX every seven to ten days does the trick." 

Rev. Wm. J. Single, Bay Village, Ohio— 8-21-39. 
"Have used ROTOTOX for glad thrip for 3 years. I grow about 20,000 Glads, 
and haven't lost over two dozen spikes from thrip since I started using it. I think the 
early spraying is the most important. Have recommended ROTOTOX to many." 

G. D. Sutton, Paris, Ohio--6- 12-39. 
"/ had a very successful season with not a thrip showing where I lost everything 
the previous season. ROTOTOX will surely do the work if spraying is properly done." 

W. W. De Lano, Manitowoc, Wis.— 5-22-39. 
"It might interest you to know that this last season I did not have any trouble with 
thrips. The previous season I did not have any Glads, as the thrips ruined about a 
thousand bulbs for me, but this year, after treatment with ROTOTOX, I had no trouble 
at all. I had beautiful flowers, and the bulbs that I am now digging are just fine." 

Tudor G. Jones, West Broadway, Mayfield, Kentucky — 10-5-39. 



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DELBETAR 

Delbetar is a new preparation somewiiat similar to Rototox but with additional 
qualities of a fungicide. I have not used this material myself. In fact I didn't 
hear of it until just before my catalog went to press. Mrs. Beckwith, the originator 
claims that it is the best insecticide she has ever used and has a number of testi- 
monials backing up this claim. She says she would not have thought of putting 
the material on the market if she had not been convinced that it was better than 
other insecticides. It contains the same ingredients as Rototox but with a different 
base which she claims acts as a fungicide. She says that with a number of varieties 
that are rather difTicult to grow that she has produced much better bulbs since 
using Delbetar. 

I intend to try this material this coming season myself and if you are interested 
I would advise you to send to Beckwith Gardens, North St., Manchester Cen- 
ter, Vermont, for a circular. You can obtain the material direct from Beckwith 
Gardens at the same prices as Rototox. 



A Classic 

The following paragraph describing the various stages of gladiolus growing 
has attracted so much attention and been quoted so many times that I am re- 
peating it again. 

"There is a fascination about growing glads that becomes a hobby, then a 
craze. There are five stages of interest in growing "glads." First you just grow 
them as an amateur, same as you would any other flower. Then as your interest 
in them increases you become a "fan," then a "bug," then a "nut," then finally a 
"fiend." When you reach this final stage you are hopeless. You think of "glads" all 
day, dream of them at night, spend every available minute of your time in the 
gariien, talk of them, visit the shows, read all the catalogs and spend all your money 
on them. You will look lovingly at the last flower in the fall, will handle over your 
bulbs in the wintertime and will hardly be able to wait till you can lovingly plant 
the bulbs in the spring. From then till the first bloom appears is a period of happy 
anticipation. When finally the spikes of bloom begin to appear you are in heaven." 



Join a Gladiolus Society 

and get all the benefits such a membership involves. If you are in any of the 
stages from "fan" to "fiend" by all means join up with some society. If you have 
a local or state society join those and if possible you should join a national society. 
At the present time the New England Gladiolus Society, Inc. with about 3,000 
members is the only society in the United States of a really national character. 
This I believe is the strongest gladiolus society in the world at the present time. 
This year they are issuing a wonderfully fine Annual of over 200 pages which 
you receive free with your membership. This book contains articles by leading 
authorities on culture. Test and Trial Ground Reports on the latest introductions 
and valuable material on Hybridizing by Mr. E. F. Palmer and others. Also the 
Parentages of over 350 varieties. This is very well worth the price to anyone 
interested in glads. This book contains some wonderfully fine articles on gladiolus 
and many pictures, also ads from the leading growers of the world. 

The Supplements with a total of over 100 pages give current news, latest 
research findings, advice on culture, show dates and reports of shows, symposiums, 
etc. 



NEW ENGLAND GLADIOLUS SOCIETY, INC. 

Regular Memf^er .$1 00 Supplement Member $2.00 

Full benefits of the Society and a "The Gladiolus 1910" in flexible 

copv of Regular Edition of "The deluxe binding and also April, 

Gladiolus 1910." July, October'^ SUPPLEMENTS. 

Over 30 pages each. 

Send to ALB IN K. PARKER, NORWOOD, MASS. 



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40 



BOOKS YOU SHOULD HAVE 



Below are some books that everyone having a garden should own. I 
can take your order and have them sent direct from the Publisher. 

I can secure for vou any book on any garden subject. SEND FOR COM- 
PLETE CATALOG. 

Gladiolus, by I'. F. Rockwell. Heconimenrled as "the best brief guide on gladiolus 
growing." It tells how to plant, fertilize, and cultivate; how to grow from seed or 
bulblets; how to harvest and cure; how to handle for cut flowers; and every other 
detail needed for success with this popular flower. 45 illustrations, 79 pages. $1.25 

Gladiolus Breeding, by .J. A. Kemp. A trustworthy guide of 12 pages for the 
experimenter in the successful breeding of gladiolus. The various operations are 
described in jjlain, e\eryday garden language. Postpaid, $ .55 

The Home Garden Handbooks, by F. I". Rockwell. A series of pocket-size 
books, now eight in number, that it is a pleasure for us to recommend Ijecause each 
volume covers its ground so well and concisely. I'se them when your seeds or plants 
arrive; they will show you how to prepare the soil, plant the seed, or transplant. 
Carry them out to the garden when you cultivate, prune and fertilize, they will 
save you many steps and hel|) you avoid disappointments. I^ach volume has from 
30 to 70 illustrations and contains about 90 pages. Strong cloth binding, four- 
color jackets. Price, Sl.'i.') ])er volume. The titles now published are; 

Rock Gardens Gladiolus Evergreens 

Dahlias Roses Lawns 

Irises Peonies 

WAYSIDE MARKETING 

The author of "Wayside Marketing," .Schuyler Arnold, after several years of 
observation and much study on the suljject, has written a book that is packed 
with worthwhile suggestions enabling the wayside stand owner to better marshall 
his op[)orlunities, abilities and ecjuipnient. 

Every angle of the situation is covered — location, building of the stand, details 
of measurement, stock to be offered (flowers, fruits and vegetables) and how 
to grow it, etc. 

132 pages, bound in cloth, in an attractive jacket. $1.00; postpaid, $1.10. 

How to Arrange Flowers, by Dorothy Biddle. A very fine book by a real 
artist. I^xplains how to arrange your fiowers artistically. Postpaid, $1.10 

1001 Garden Questions and Answers, by Alfred C. Hottes. A wonderfully 
line book with a wealth of information covering flower, vegetable and fruit garden. 
Arranged in the form of c|uestions and answers. This is not to be read for literary 
effect but to secure a quick answer to any definite question. If there is anything you 
want to know about the garden, what |)lanls do well in certain places and what do 
not, construction of walks, garden seats, spraying information, judging scales, etc., 
be sure to get this book. I don't know of a better book for the amateur. 320 pages, 
fully illustrated. A new edition that has been 50'c revised. Postpaid, $2.15 

All About Flowering Bulbs, by T. A. Weston. Written especially for the 
amateur. This book gives all the information a home gardener requires on the 
culture of flowering bulbs of all seasons planted outdoors as well as those that do 
well in the house. This is a very fine book and gives a wonderful amount of in- 
formation on the subject. Postpaid, $2.15 

The Book of Bulbs, by F. F. Rockwell. With this complete and practical 
book you can get the utmost in beauty from every kind of bulbous plant. Clearly 
written by one who knows; illustrated with 187 beautiful photographs and in- 
structive drawings. Includes tulips, dalTodils, hyacinths, lilies, crocuses, glads, 
dahlias, peonies, irises, begonias, and scores of other beautiful but not-so-well 
known bulbs. We recommend it as the best and most complete bulb book. 187 
illus., 26.') pages. $2.50 



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