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Trees, Fruits and Flowers of Minnesota, 1916Embracing the Transactions of the Minnesota State Horticultural Society,Volume 44, from December 1, 1915   By:

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In "Trees, Fruits and Flowers of Minnesota, 1916," A. W. Latham impressively compiled and edited the transactions of the Minnesota State Horticultural Society, Volume 44, providing readers with a comprehensive and invaluable resource for navigating the world of horticulture in Minnesota.

Divided into several sections, this book covers a wide range of topics related to trees, fruits, and flowers, offering both expert insights and practical advice. Latham thoughtfully begins by detailing the society's transactions from December 1, 1915, setting the stage for the valuable information that follows.

One of the book's greatest strengths lies in its depth of detail and breadth of coverage. Latham meticulously describes various tree species native to Minnesota, discussing their characteristics, growth patterns, and suitability for different landscapes. His expertise shines through, as he not only shares general information but also touches on specific considerations for successful cultivation within the state's unique climate.

Equally impressive is the book's extensive focus on fruits and berries. Latham takes readers on a journey through Minnesota's bountiful orchards, providing essential information on growing techniques, pest management, and harvesting practices. He explores both common and lesser-known fruits, ensuring there is something to pique the interest of every horticultural enthusiast.

Additionally, Latham dedicates ample space to the vibrant world of flowers, revealing the captivating flora that graces Minnesota's landscapes. From stunning perennials to delicate wildflowers, he delves into the art of growing and nurturing these colorful gems. Latham's descriptions are vivid and engaging, painting a picture of the picturesque floral tapestry that can be created with a bit of knowledge and care.

Throughout the book, Latham cleverly intertwines data from the Minnesota State Horticultural Society's transactions, showcasing the extensive research and practical experiences of its members. By doing so, he bridges the gap between academic understanding and real-world application, making this book an indispensable tool for both professionals and hobbyists.

Moreover, the meticulous editing by Latham ensures a smooth flow of information, allowing readers to effortlessly absorb the wealth of knowledge provided. The organization of the content, coupled with the inclusion of tables, illustrations, and photographs, further enhances the accessibility and practicality of this valuable resource.

If there is one minor drawback to mention, it would be the book's limited inclusion of more recent developments and advancements in horticulture. Since the volume was published in 1916, it understandably focuses primarily on practices and information available at that time. However, supplementing this edition with updated volumes or seeking additional resources would compensate for this minor shortcoming.

In conclusion, "Trees, Fruits and Flowers of Minnesota, 1916" edited by A. W. Latham is an essential compendium for anyone interested in horticulture, specifically within the context of Minnesota. The expertise, exhaustive coverage, and practical advice presented make it an invaluable resource for both professionals and amateurs alike. With Latham's careful editing and the rich contributions from the Minnesota State Horticultural Society, this book stands as a testament to the everlasting importance of understanding and appreciating the natural beauty of Minnesota's flora.

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Place of annual meeting of the society, December 7 to 10. Height of monument, 10 feet. Number of bushels of apples used, twenty five. Enlarged seal of the society on its front.]

Embracing the Transactions of the Minnesota State Horticultural Society from December 1, 1915, to December 1, 1916, Including the Twelve Numbers of "The Minnesota Horticulturist" for 1916.

Edited By The Secretary,


Office and Library, 207 Kasota Block, Minneapolis, Minn.

Vol. XLIV.


Minneapolis Harrison & Smith Co., Printers 1916

While it is not the intention to publish anything in this magazine that is misleading or unreliable, yet it must be remembered that the articles published herein recite the experience and opinions of their writers, and this fact must always be noted in estimating their practical value.


Vol. 44 JANUARY, 1916 No. 1

President's Greeting, Annual Meeting, 1915.


This is the forty ninth annual meeting of the Minnesota State Horticultural Society... Continue reading book >>

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