The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on April 3, 1998 · Page 3
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THE SALINA JOURNAL HOME & GARDEN FRIDAY, APRIL 3, 1998 V ANTIQUE DETECTIVE Original publicity art for posters affordable ' You've seen posters for Disney favorites such as "101 Dalmatians" and the "Little Mermaid." ^ But, did you ever wonder who did the original art? In this instance, it was David Willardson. The market for this type of art is still in the developing stages. Which means now is the time to buy. In an industry where much movie promotion art is done on a computer, hand- painted works can only go up in value. Even the preliminary art is considered collectible. "Sometimes the best art is never seen," said illustrator Seven Chorney, ;who has been working since the .'1970s. His favorite early posters 'that he worked on are "Lassiter" and "Quigley Down Under." • The great majority of original movie publicity art was destroyed because it was consid- •ered similar to advertising art. ^.Usually the studios didn't hire 'big-name illustrators, and the publicity and advertising art was done by in-house artists. One of the problems for collec- Photo courtesy of Steve Chorney Illustrator Steve Chorney considers this art to promote "Lassiter," a 1984 film, one of his favorites. tors is that these artists didn't always sign their names. Exceptions would be famous illustrators such as Norman Rockwell, who did the promotional art for "The Song of Bernadette." Other famous illustrators who. did movie poster art are Steven Dohanos and Frank Frazetta. T GARDENING ., * Prognosticators see pests ahead Mild winter benefited diseases and insects that prey on plants Considering all the information I receive pertaining to the weather, you would think I would have a clue as to what the coming year will be like. But I don't, as reliable weather forecasts are still relatively short- term. However, if the prognosticators are correct, 1998 will be a benchmark year for insect and disease problems for home gardeners. This past winter was relatively mild and unusually wet, which ben- efitted most pests — insects or diseases. Fortunately, it also was good weather for plants, which suffered less, as dry and cold weather was less common. Now that it's time to start thinking about putting out early spring vegetables, one of our main concerns is disease control. I believe good cultural practices are the best method for disease control. Reliance on fungicides alone is not good gardening, and it is not environmentally conscious. If you need to do some soil preparation, be sure to remove last year's vegetable debris (old CHIP MILLER KSU-Saline County Extension Horticulture Agent * on the home front U i I uiet moves: When I moving, do not pack cleaners or flammables, and be sure to empty all lawn-equipment gasoline at a safe dump site in your community. Pack a small bag for your family that in- 1 eludes toiletries, a phone, paper plates, cleaning supplies, a first-aid kit to make your arrival at your new home safe and enjoyable. Above all, pack valuables, such as birth certificates, bonds and jewelry, in a bag ; that will go with you. HOME & GARDEN TELEVISION Tips and tricks gleaned from Home and Garden TV. - BOTH PR CES NCLUDE •ANY FRAME IN STOCK WITH LENSESI • OVER 750 FRAMES ON DISPLAY! • NO LIMITED SELECTION! • PROGRESSIVE MULTIFOCALS *1OOJ INCLUDING AblY. FRAME WITH LENSES •WE CAN FILL YOUR DOCTOR'S PRESCRIPTION! •Rx's up lo (+) or (-) 8.00 diopters on up .to a (-) 2.00 cylinder, with adds no higher than (+) 3.00, additional charge If oversized lenses are required. Photochromatlcs, Prism Lenses, Invisible Progressive Lenses and other options available at similar savings. Eye exam not Included. PHARMACY & OPTICAL QUALITY EYEWEAFt AT AFFORDABLE PRICES! 321 SOUTH BROADWAY • 785-825-0524 In Gibson Discount Center • Salina BRING IN THIS AD FOR A GIFT WITH YOUR PURCHASE! Y»ur Nttus Sourc* *» Salina Journal TIP OF THE WEEK, From Willow & Rhubarb Tune in to KSAL-AM J J50 Saturdays at 8:05 am for the Earthcare Garden Show. • Potatoes thrive in loose, well-drained soil • Maximum tuber development occurs in cooler weather • Harvest when 75% of the tops have browned All varieties O JF < on sale for Jm& per Ib. Sales are this weekend only Rogulariy $ 1.49 sku 53488, •f ' . •• * Just a reminder... Now is the time to apply pre-emergent for crabgrass control. Eortho cervio *^ nAnnRM « r GARDEN STORED 470 S.Ohio 827-9056 8-8:30Mon-Fri., 8 - 6 Saturday, 10-6 Sunday tomato and pepper plants) from the garden or till them deeply into the soil. Many plant pathogens can overwinter on dead plant debris, so it is very important to remove their habitat — plant debris — from the garden. Also consider a rotation plan for your vegetables. Try not to replant tomatoes in the same location year after year. Even if you have a small garden, make plans to plant in small blocks so there will be adequate space for crop rotation. Rotate tomatoes with sweet corn or possibly cucumbers or melons. Avoid planting potato or pepper where last year's tomato crop was planted. Some vegetables can be successfully grown in buckets or pots on the patio, but consider replacing the potting mix each season. Also clean or soak the pot in a 10 percent bleach solution for 10 to 30 minutes before adding fresh potting mix. For container-grown vegetables, use a commercial soil- less mix. Garden soil is too dense and heavy for container growing. Start with clean seed or transplants. For best results, use varieties with resistance to those diseases that cause problems locally. For example, select tomato varieties with resistance to wilt pathogens. Similarly, use cucumber and muskmelon varieties with resistance to powdery mildew. Carefully check transplants for evidence of disease. Start potato plants from clean, disease-free seed pieces each year. I advise purchasing certified seed (blue tag) from garden centers. Peas are especially susceptible to damping off and seed rot in cool, wet soils. Some pea seeds are treated with a fungicide to help prevent root rots. Treated seeds should have a pink coating. Of course, they are meant only to be planted, not eaten. Seeds should be planted in well- drained soil. Try planting peas on a raised bed. This should help improve soil drainage and reduce losses from root rots. Try to get the seeds to germinate as quickly as possible. The longer the seeds remain in the soil before germinating, the more chance they have to decay. If possible, use pea varieties with resistance to Fusarium wilt. Powdery mildew is always a problem later in the season, but I don't have chemical control recommendations for homeowners. Cabbage and broccoli transplants may be affected by a disease called damping off. This results in a root rot of young seedlings or a constriction of the stem. The stem above and below the soil line shrivels, and the outer tissue sloughs off. Affected plants may die or remain spindly. If you are growing your own transplants, use a clean soil-less mix. Keep the mix moist but not overly wet. Most seed companies use seeds treated with a fungicide. 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