The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 5, 1930 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, September 5, 1930
Page 5
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FRlDAY,_SRPTjj;iinER, 5, 1930 They Must Be Watched Like Children Declares Miss [Catherine Ralph. ii>- NEA Service SARATOGA SPRINGS, N. Y.- Flovvers arc a lot like children ir, tlicir varied individualities. Some of llicm are sturdy and can lake care of themselves, are reliable inurow- iiilj where you want Hiem to an-J in blooming he.iuiifully just at UK right moment. Others are cieiicale. must be coaxed along all the time. SUI1 others are.just naturally wild will not stay within bounds and must be watched and curbed o 1 they will run (o ruin and take the oilier (lowers along! That is what flowers mean t< Kaihevine Ralph and her sister. Mary Jane, florists who 20 year' aeo inherited the business tha: iheir father founded as a young man back in 1875. and in which lliey iverc horn and brought up. "You should hear one of our olil gardeners scold the flowers—justot it they were people," Aliss Kathcr- ine said, with an under.»taiitiino smile. "When he finds a few stray blooms growing out of turn in tho wrong bed, he just pounces on them calls them 'rascals' and scolds them and then lie cnrts up by mnkin; room for them and saying to me, 'You fcnow. Miss Katherine, sometime the litle fellows that go astray and sow their wild oats come out the best in the bunch.' I think we ail unconsciously talk In the different flowers, plead with them to bloom when we want to and ask them solicitously what is the matter when they do not grow right." Miss Kathe>:ne not only has thr largest garden in Saratoga, in which she raised all the blooms which Mi=s Mary Jane sells in.tha shop which she manages, but Miss Katherine is mother to at least ; dozen step-gardens about town. ^|ic 1ms entile charge of the nil- bringing of these, some of them angiKfly formal in their landscaping, others delightfully intimate in their olrt-iashioncd way. Unlike most lands-capers, her work is no'' ended when gardens are planned. She supervises them year in and year out, planting, weeding, cultivating and cutting, and many of the private gardens to which she is stcp-mothsv have the reputation of fceing among the best behaved iir town, in the way the- bloom right through August, the important month here, on acconn; of the races. Being a good gardener is really second nature to both MIES Katherine and her sister. "We played with flowers instead o[ dolls." the former told us. "3 have always had a garden all my own. Now. though we work in flcnv- ers all the day long, sister and I always eat out in the garden where we can see them. We never ge' tired of them." Their acres of gladiolas, phlox, hydrangeas, zinnias, aslors, swee'. pras, petunias, ferns, chrysanthemums, lolcl.i, scabiasas, daisies, and other gorgeansly enlorful floiv- ers are augmented by many green-, houses where rare roses, lilies and orchids are grown. Mits Katherine is an orchid fancier, owning tome of the oldest and finest jKdi- Rreed orchids in the United otatos She pointed to a sturdy looking lavender orchid plant, alive with beautiful blooms, and said: "Thai plant is 15 years old. It is just like one of our oak trees by (his time, so well acquainted and at home with «s is it. But when my father first* bought it. back i:: the BO's, he had a bad time nccii- malhur it to this country. In thr woods near here v,e children finally found just the right moss (or it and now we have worked out a perfect diet for it. It won't get another drink of water, for instance, until the first of next month. But it has just had some special food and is perfectly happy." Sliss Katherine and her sister make a specialty of-cut flower arrangement. They have the mast interesting thories about what ilower should associate with what other flowers for a format dinner in a Jacoteau dining room for instance, and what are suitable bouquets for the various other rooms of the house. They are both active members of the Garden Club, and when the National Society of American Florists and Ornamental Horticulturists meets for its annual convention, they arc the only women in the East who not only run a huge floral shop but raise every bloom themselves. It is a thrilling all-year-round job. for there is the' seeding anc Eugene Se:tt, ol Dayton. Ohio, noted as a trainer of lions ni-ci oil™ wild anlm-Ls of three Bengal tigers that He Invited them to serve v witnesses at His wcdUIn- '• performed m their cage at a pjfk „,„. whl!c nlail , wjddlUB gufets l£0 » edU ^ 3f the bars. Here yoti see Mr. -and Mrs. Scotl with cue ot the "test men." Wishing Wont CLASSIFIED WOlf "Lion Tamer' and Bride Wed in (W> al Zoo . Won Success as Gardner Jf r'&£ •: - Being a good Gardener is second n ature to Katherine Ralph vho in herited the floral business her fa [JUT founded i;i 1875 She 'is nic tured above in her famous ga nlcn at Saratoga Sprint N Y . hct--hmi£e work in fall ana iviiitc:- and the early [Ming and p'antim in the spring. Nine men and a woman help them. But they find •! tiemenclous satisfaction in V.K work iml wouldn't trade places with ahy- me tlicy know. In addition to tliiiv flowers they have one of the mo;', diversified bird sanctuaries in tin East, bjcause every bird will find a welcome here and they even leave seeds on the plants just for them. Seeing their huge place, the perfection with uhich they rais; ilowers. makes on? rmlbc what, a fins art this wort: is. highly sps- fi.Tli7ed. thoroughly scientific, skilled to the top notch. 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