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Book Review
Rudolph Henny

SMALL FRUITS FOR YOUR HOME GARDEN. 372 Pages, illustrated, 60 photo plates, 4 line drawings, J. Harold Clarke, Doubleday & Co.

The Society President J. Harold Clarke has spent a lifetime with small fruits, at experimental stations and also as a grower. The volume "Small Fruits For Your Home Garden" reflects these lifelong experiences and covers most of the small fruits that can be grown in the backyard, or border. The work covers strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, dewberries, currants, gooseberries, blueberries, and grapes. The edition is not technical but easily understood and follows an easy interesting style, but contains all the latest information on the above mentioned fruit. Dr. Clarke is of the opinion that most persons, once acquainted with vine fresh fruit will always find the other a poor substitute at best. Though the title implies application to small gardens, such is far from the case, and commercial growers of large acreages will find the latest and newest in all phases of production well covered.
Don't let the title of this fine work make you feel that it is not of interest or applicable to your gardening interests. So much information that is used in all gardening is contained here, and best of all so interestingly and simply presented that the reader will spend many enjoyable hours in reading it from cover to cover.
I highly recommend this volume for all gardeners and those interested in horticulture as being the best I have ever read on this vast subject.