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' ' ' Victory Vegetable Garden H^ Tested and Guaranteed Seeds Hmrm arm 22-Varl«tl«s of SEEDS for a VICTORY GARDEN of VEOETARLES dosignod to produco pionty of froth vogotablos for a small family. H lb.

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' ' ' Victory Vegetable Garden H^ Tested and Guaranteed Seeds Hmrm arm 22-Varl«tl«s of SEEDS for a VICTORY GARDEN of VEOETARLES dosignod to produco pionty of froth vogotablos for a small family. H lb. Peas, Early Garden Variety 1 pkt. Beans, Strlngless Yellow Pod 1 Beans, Strlngless Green Pod 1 Beet, Early Red Flesh 1 Carrot, Orange Color 1 Cabbace, Extra Early Sort 1 Cucumber, Pickling Variety 1 Cucumber, Slicing Variety 1 Sweet Corn, Early Golden ' 1 Sweet Corn, Later Crop 1 Onion. Early Globe These 22-Varl«ties of Totted and Ouorantood S address in the United States for $1.00 postp No changes can be made in thi Mrs. Pecunies' Victory Garden pkt. Lettuce, Early Leaf Sort Lettuce, Heading Variety Musk Melon, Orange Flesh Radish, Early Red Globe Radish, White Icicle Parsnip. White and Sweet *' Swiss chard, For Greens ' SpiflT^^^-^arly Thick Leaved Squ/ r^rt^^'^eilvarlety Tor ^ ^'^ A^A ^^^-^Vanety ^^^^m^a 5^ss^-s^'^msm &:S«?sSa» ' ^^f?cg^^ 5«S ^-SL^- 5; ' . '' 'der S i- njt *een W- NEW HAMPSHIRE PLANT GROWERS ASSOCIATI O N UNE & lulv 1996 Victory Vegetable Garden ^P Tested and Guaranteed Seeds H«r«or* 32.Varl*tl*c of SEEDS for a VICTORY GARDEN of VEOETAILES dotignod to produce plenty of froth vogotablos for a small family }4 lb. Peas, Early Garden Variety 1 Pkt. Beans, Strlngless Yellow Pod 1 Beans, StrlnelesB Green Pod Beet. Early Red Flesh Carrot, Orange Color Cabbace, Extra Early Sort Cucumber, Pickling Variety Cucumber, Slicing Variety Sweet Corn, Early Golden Sweet Corn, Later Crop Onion, Early Globe These 32-Vart«t(es of Tostad and Ouarontood S address in the United States for $1.00 postp No changes can be made in Mrs. Pecunies' Victory Garden n pkt. Lettuce, Early Leaf Sort Lettuce, Heading Variety Musk Melon, Orange Flesh Radish, Early Red Globe Radish, White Icicle Parsnip. White and Sweet Swiss Chard, For Greens 8plnr^ ^^rly Thick Leaved '/ Squ/ rar^^*^ i: Variety Toi/ /-.^e ^ezrr'-v^lety fc have a special name for the trees that come from our famis ArcticMist.'^' When you order ArcticMist, you are not just buying a tree, hut all of the time, attention, and care from seedling to shipping that goes into creating a safe, healthy, and beautiful Christmas tree. We plant from seed to achieve maximum quality' control. All ArcticMist trees are heavily needled and have dense conical shapes. Their lovely blue color, rich fragrance, and good needle retention make them ideal Christmas trees. Fraser, balsam, white spaice, and pine (w hite, scotch, and red) are available. In addition, we are introducing fralsam, a fraser-balsam cross. Wreaths are also available. Since our farms are in New Hampshire and \'cmiont, we harvest our trees later in the season than many (Jther growers. We also do everything we can to minimize moismre loss after harvest and during shipping. ^ ou can order the number of trees that is right for you from 25 to a trailer load. We can arrange shipping or you may pick up the trees yourself We respect your schedule and guarantee on time delivery. Our trees arrive individually wrapped and ready for sale. All you need to do is remove the wrappers and set the trees out no broken branches, no last minute trimming. TLo place an order, or to receive specific information about this year's trees: Callusat800/ or 603/ Send us a fax at 603/ Or wnte to us at 38 Bridge St., Colebrook, NH Our internet address is SibgoTree Company V/e know what you want for Christmas'. ArcticMisf. '^- CALENDAR CONTENT ]une %'«TUESDAY, lune 18 Twiligftt NHPGA Meeting 1 6pm), Lake Street Garden Center, 37 Lake Street, Salem, NH; for information: Wolfe at JUNE Eighth Annual Pocket Cardens Tour, Frank South Church, Portsmouth, NH; information: Elizabeth Fischer at JUNE 22 Orchid Symposium, Tower Hill Botanical Garden, Boylston, MA; information: Joanna Eckstrom at JUNE 22 NH Rose Society Show, 1-4 pm. Barton Hall, UNH, Durham, NH; Bill Prince at JUNE 23 Open House (benefit: NH Rose Society), Lowe's Roses, 6 Sheffield Road, Nashua, NH; Mike Lowe at JUNE 23 Garden Party & Art Show, The Fells, John Hay National Wildlife Refuge, Newbury, NH; information: ]uly JULY 10 Association Connecticut Nurserymen's Summer Meeting, Clinton Nurseries, Clinton, CT; JULY 20 Tour of New London Gardens (starting point: New London Historical Society), New London, NH; JULY 22 New Hampshire Landscape Association (NHLA) Twilight Meeting, 5:30 at the Science Center of NH, Holdemess, NH; JULY 24 Massachusetts Nursery & Landscape Association Summer Meeting, Heritage Plantation, Sandwich, MA; Rena Sumner at August AUGUST 3-4 Mount Washington Valley Garden Trail; Margo Ellis at ** THURSDAY, AUGUST 8 New England Nurserymen's Association/New Hampshire Plant Growers' Association/New Hampshire Landscape Association joint Summer Meeting, Dell-Lea Country Club, Chichester, NH; Bill Stockman at AUGUST 13 Massachusetts Certified Horticulturist Exam, Eastern Agriculture Center, Waltham, MA; Rena Sumner at AUGUST 15 Rhode Island Nurserymen's Association Summer Meeting, Sakonnet Vineyard, Little Compton, Rl; Ken Lagerquist at AUGUST 17 Fifth Annual Plant Sale & Rare Plant Auction, The Fells, Newbury, NH; AUGUST 18 First Annual Rockingham County Open Farm Day, information: Nada Haddad at AUGUST 21 VAPH Summer Meeting, Claussen's Florist & Greenhouses, Colchester, VT; Jane Wilkening at AUGUST 23 Second Annual Maine Landscape & Nursery Association Field (MeLNA) Day, University of Maine, Orono; Paul Cappiello at September WW* WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER I I NHPGA Twilight Meeting, Murray Farms Greenhouse, Penacook, NH; information: Dave Murray at SEPTEMBER 'E,' West Springfield, MA; mailing Eastern States Big address: 1305 Memorial Ave., W. Springfield, 01089; phone: SEPTEMBER 21 Granite State Landscape Architects (GSLA) All-day Charrette, Russ Martin Park, Concord, NH; information: Bill Hoffman at October OCTOBER New England Greenhouse Conference, Sturbridge Host Hotel & Conference Center, Sturbridge, MA; information: Henry Huntington at At VAN BERKUM NURSERY. 500 varieties including an expanded line of herbs and native wildflowers! LAN NURSERIES 259 College Street, Magog JIX 2K4 Phone & FAX: (819) Lan is owned by a group of Quebec growers in order to present a large variety of hardy flowering shrubs and perennials showing THE NORTHERN BEAUTY 4 James Road Deerfield, New Hampshire For catalog or inquiries (603) Fax (603) Dogwood - Forsythia -Hydrangea Honeysuckle - Lilacs - Ninebark Potentilla - Rugosa Rose»^ Spirea - Sumac ^ Viburnum - Vine!i.« saaa^gai^^.vj-^; Dont Miss the Biggest Nursery Meeting oj the Summer! TkursJay, August 8, 1996 NEW ENGLAND NURSERY ASSOCIATION Summer Meeting & Trade Show Education Diverse Nursery lours * Exciting Exnibits * Recreation Information Dell-Lea Country CluL Ckickester, New Hampskire 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Co-sponsored by New Hampsnire Plant Growers Association In cooperation witn New Hampsriire Landscape Association Hosted by D.S. Cole Growers, Inc. - Loudon, NH Gateway Gardens - Concord, NH Millican Nurseries, Inc. - Cnichester, NH Pleasant View Gardens - Loudon, NH \'an Berkum Nursery - Deerfield, NH For exhibitor or attendee injormation callnenaat (508) or fax (508) THE PLANTSMAN V- FORUM -^ Welcome, New Members! THE COUNTRY BEAR FLORIST GREENHOUSE & NURSERY 1517 Meadow Street Littleton, NH VIRGINIA HAST UNH Cooperative Extension 327 Daniel Webster Highway Boscawen, NH HUBBARD FARMS GREENHOUSE 107 Windsor Road Hillsboro, NH SERENITY BONSAI RR2, Box 328 Rumney, NH Horticulture by Night This Understanding New Hampshire's Electric Industry Bob Rimol Dependable electricity is something most of us take for granted, yet its costs are high and the inability to regulate costs yields frustration for business owners in the horticulture industry and other New Hampshire industries. New Hampshire is currently in the process of restructuring the electric utility system and as plans advance for this restructuring, it is important to understand how the industry currently works and how it will change. Basically, our current electric system involves three stages: generation, transmission, and distribution. Electricity is first generated by using coal, oil, natural gas, nuclear power, or the force of water. This electricity is then transmitted over high-voltage wires to distribution centers. Here, the voltage is stepped down is a partial list of evening courses offered this summer at the UNH Thompson School The summer session runs in five- and ten-week modules from May 28 through August 2, Tuition is $ per credit. HT205: Introduction to VJoody Plants. May 28-August 2. W 4-8pm. 2 cr. Instructor: Dana Sansom. HT236: Pest Management: Diseases. May 28-june 28. TTh 5:30-8:30pm. 2 cr. Instructor: Cheryl Smith. HT237: Pesf Management: Weeds. May 28- une 28 M 5:30-8:30 pm. 1 cr. Instructor: Rene Gingras. HT238: Pesf Management: Insects, luly HT239: Pest Management: Control Applications. July 1 cr. Gingras. 1 -August 2. TTh 5:30-8:30pm. 1 cr. Gingras. 1 -August 2. M 5:30-8:30PM. HT254/PBI0454: Landscape Construction & Mflinte«flMce. May 28-August 2. MW 5-9pm. 4 cr. Instructor: Michael Sheffield. You can enroll in these by phoning the Division of Continuing Education at For information on the part-time Associates Degree program or the Diploma in Landscape Horticulture, call Additional horticulture courses are offered at UNH in the Department of Plant Biology. and carried over distribution lines throughout each utility's service area to customers. In the past, most utilities owned their generation plants, transmission lines, and distribution wires and electric prices for production, transmission, and distribution were bundled together. Although some utilities like Unitil have moved to market-based purchases of production and transmission, electric services to customers and prices have remained bundled . In contrast, restructuring the electric industry will involve unbundling electric costs, thereby separating the costs of generating and Customers will delivering electricity. be allowed to choose their electricity suppliers from among the competing utilities and independent supply companies. Suppliers will have open access to the transmission system's high-voltage wires carrying electricity to distribution centers, where utilities will continue to be regulated as local distribution companies. Customers will be able to choose the prices and services they want, without losing the reliability of their service. In addition CLASSIFIED We are a wholesale greenhouse looking for an experienced grower interested in producing both florist quality potted crops for local sales and young plants for national distribution. Our growth has made it necessary to search for someone with solid knowledge in technical growing. The candidate must be able to understand lab results and make recommendations based on these. Our two acres of both poly and Dutch glass houses are stateof-the-art, along with our goal of quality production. Please send resume, with references, to: Mr. Douglas S. Cole, President D.S. Cole Growers, inc. 251 North Village Road Loudon, New Hampshire JUNE -t- lulv 1996 '^- FORUM -^ to electricity, other utilities that would be offered with better access and lower rates would include natural gas, propane, and oil. It is an unfortunate fact that NH's average electricity rates are the highest in the U.S. It appears increasingly obvious that to encourage development and economic expansion in horticulture and other industries in New Hampshire, NH's electricity rates must come down to levels competitive with the rest of the US. We should applaud our legislators for recognizing the need to restructure the electric industry in New Hampshire and, if you support this open market concept for utility deregulation, you should take action and write a letter to your local state representative. Some of this injormation was derived from David Zabetakis of Unitii He can be reached at A Fine First Meeting... Bougainvillea, dipladenia, evolvulas, helichrysum, ivy geranium, lantana, New Guinea impatiens, scaevola, supertunia, tapien, verbena...tiers of hanging baskets above benches of gerber daisies and geraniums... everything in flower. It is said that in gray weather, the moisture in the air refracts more light...that's one explanation for the amount of color at Chakarian Farm Greenhouses in Derry on the evening of April 30. Another is that the plants are well-grown. Whatever the reason, the first NHPGA Twilight Meeting of the year allowed members and friends to see the exceptional product of one of the newer greenhouse establishments in the area. New Hampshire Fairs 1996 (TELEPHONE AREA CODES ARE 603) The tours were informative (Cheryl Smith also talked about insect control things done well, some signs of damage), the food delicious, and the hospitality fine. We thank Bill Chakarian and his family. Ken Gosselin, and all the crew at Chakarian Farm who helped make this meeting a success. luly North Haverhill Fair. Fred C. Lee Memorial Field, North Haverhill; David Keith at luly Stratham Fair, Route 33 (formerly 101), Stratham; information: Stanley Walker at JULY 31 -AUGUST 4 Cheshire Fair, Route 12, North Swanzey; Sandra Amadon at AUGUST Cornish Fair, Town House Road, Cornish; Robert Bladen at AUGUST Belknap County 4-H Fair, Mile Hill Road, Belmont; Sue Roberts at AUGUST Plymouth State Fair take Exit 26 off 1-93; Russell Merrill at AUGUST 28-SEPTEMBER 2 Lancaster Fair, Route U.S. 3, Lancaster; Paul Thurston at AUGUST 29-SEPTEMBER 2 Hopkinton State Fair, Contoocook Fair Grounds, Contoocook; Alan Hardy at SEPTEMBER 6-8 Hillsboro County Agricultural Fair, Route 13, New Boston; John Robertson at SEPTEMBER Rochester Fair, 72 Lafayette Street, Rochester; leffrey Taylor at SEPTEMBER Deerfield Fair, Route 43, Deerfield; ane Boucher at OCTOBER Sandwich Fair, Center Sandwich; Earle Peaselee at PRUNERS LADDERS SPRAYERS FORKLIFTS PUMPS ROUTE 116, P.O. BOX 540 CONWAY. MA For Friendly, Courteous, Efficient, Technical Service CALL US AT FOR INFORMATION AND CATALOGS HOSE TANKS REELS MOWERS SAFETY EQUIPMENT THE PLANTSMAN '^- -^ WHOLESALE SUPPLIER OF NURSERY & WETLAND STOCK TO THE TRADE. P.O. Box 250, Fryeburg. ME When reliable service is just as important as the quality off ^evergreen seedlings and transplants you order, call WE ALSO OFFER: contract growing of conifers singly-wrapped plug seedlings for promotional events NURSERIES, INC HERBACEOUS & WOODY WETLAND PLANTS -ORNAMENTALS -GROUNDCOVERS -PERENNIALS -VINES DEALER FOR BON TERRA WETLAND FABRICS CONTRACT GROWING AVAILABLE 24 BUZZELL RD, BIDDEFORD, MAINE (207) (207) FAX: (207) CALL FOR A QUOTATION OR A COPY OF OUR CATALOG. -WE DELIVER- WAGEMAN INSURANCE Homes Bams Livestock Machinery Fanner's Liability Livestock Health & Mortality Workers Compensations Auto Northem Grown Irees Evergreens Shrubs Mon-Sat 7:00-5:30 Sun: 9:00-5:00 O'DONAL'S Insure with New Hampshire's largest independent agricultural agency will put you in touch with an agricultural insurance professional. NURSERIES Located at junction of routes 22 & 114 Gorham, Maine Phone (207) or Fax We specialize in growing specimen plant materials. UNE lulv 1996 '^ -^ PmducehealMierlaum, 1, 7_7 7_1 wmaaonr'amposl Increase nutrient and water retention, m Provide naturalfertilization fijr long term growth. m Increase organic matter to reduce compaction atui erosimi. m Provide slow release of nitrogen and trace minerals. Prevent turfdiseasesfrom forming. Improve soil aeration and consistant root development. This Is What We Grow At MiUican Nurseries. m Be assured that it is a weedfree product. m Save money over using topsails, peatmoss and manures. Bulk delivery throughout the Northeast. For price and information on AllGro products, please contact:.the Compost Company AUGro Inc., Liberty Lane, Hampton, NH See our wide selection of trees, evergreens and shrubs More than 1,000 vaneties available Delivery throughout New England Located in Chichester. NH (13 miles nonh of Concord) Call us at BARK MULCH DIVISION P. O. Box 527, Route 122 Poland Spring, Maine NURSERY DIVISION: P. O. Box 56, Route 10 East Lempster, N.H WHOLESALE SUPPLIERS Jolly Farmer PRODUCTS WHOLESALE GROWERS Bark Mulch - Hemlock. Mix & Cedar... by the Tractor-Trailer load. Bagged Mulch - our own bark mulch now available In 2 and 3 cu.ft. bags...hemlock, Pine-Spruce, Cedar, Spruce-Hemlock & Dark Bark. Also... Pine Bark Nuggets & Mini Nuggets. Bagged Soils & Manures - Top soil, Potting Soil, Peat Humus, Peat Moss. Composted & Dehydrated Cow Manures. Cut & Split Firewood Telephone: FAX: i Annual Plugs Rooted Cuttings Geraniums Bedding Plants Potted Annuals Hanging Baskets Fall Mums Cyclamen...Liners, Finished PoinsettiaS...Cuttlngs, Finished Telephone: FAX: Integrity, quality and reliable service since 1967 THE PLANTSMAN '^- -^ NEW HAMPSHIRE NEWS Pots Aboil at the University: Ornamentals Moving to the Front Burner ]ohn Hart A review and regrouping of ornamental horticulture is well underway at UNH. This should come as welcome news to the Green Industry in the state after more than a decade of neglect and serious erosion of budgets, personnel, and university support in the ornamentals area. Rationale and direction for reshaping ornamentals are detailed in a February report compiled by a review team independent of the university. Input for the review came from the Department of Plant Biology, the Thompson School's Horticultural Technology program. Cooperative Extension, and a fair number of representatives from all the Green Industry in facets of New Hampshire. The report is a collection of observations, analyses, evaluations, and recommendations for each of the programs (Thompson School, Plant Biology, Extension), and for the three major areas of responsibility (teaching, research, and extension of research into the public and industrial spheres). So, what are the insights and recommendations, and what's next? A search is underway for a fulltime, permanent ornamental horticulturist in Plant Biology, with an appointment of 60% teaching and 40% applied research. Expectations are high for an energetic, innovative, whole-plant ornamentalist who will jump in with both feet and take charge in development of a strong program of teaching and industryoriented research. The position description keeps open the area of specialization within the broad realm of wholeplant ornamental horticulture: The new faculty members focus may be greenhouse, floriculture, nursery, landscape, or some combination of these areas. It should be noted that this is not an additional position, but a replacement for retired Professor Owen Rogers. Since this will be the sole ornamentalist in the department, at least in the near-term, both the industry and the review team felt that the specific area of expertise within ornamental horticulture was not critical. A leading candidate was on campus in mid-may, and the search may Cabpentedc ^arni 8** POTS OF COLOR FOR SUMMER SALES Tke Qeranium Specialists Wholesale Grotvers 2 1/2 Geraniums (year round) 4 Pre-finished Geraniums 2 1/2 Ivy Geraniums & Fuchsia Martha Washington Geraniums Spring Hanging Baskets, Lihes/Bulbs Azaleas, Cyclamen, Poinsettias, Foliage JOHN B. CARPENTER, President ROBERT J. CARPENTER, Genera! Manager 603/ SOUTH MAIN STREET NEWMARKET, NH D.S. COLE Growers 251 North Village Road, Loudon, NH Phone Fax )DNE -flulv 1996 -v^- NEW HAMPSHIRE NEWS be complete as you read this. -la- Representatives from the industry (NHPGA, NHLAI participated in the interview process. About a year ago, the Thompson School restructured its horticulture program to offer more focused specializations in Floriculture Operations, Landscape Operations, and General Ornamental Horticulture A number of courses were revised significantly, some courses were added to the program, and some moved to Plant Biology. The resulting program is stronger overall, and the three specializations are more specifica
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