The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on November 26, 1981 · Page 39
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 39

Salina, Kansas
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Thursday, November 26, 1981
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^Year-round care keeps poinsettia healthy & fc Amone the mnt*a wolrnmo aifta nvor inftn onv riofoil rm it* vAAr-rnnnrl rnrfl. sometime in the next six weeks or so. it watered and fed through the sur Thursday, November 26,1981 — The Salina Journal Page 41 Among the more welcome gifts over *se Christmas season are certain *;houseplants which have come to be as- ^sociated with this festive period of the year — specimens such as the poin- ^settia, the cyclamen and the azalea, J and the most popular of these is the ttia. * % Often the recipient knows little or ^nothing about how to care for these 1* pretty little plants. And while there is v usually a little card attached to the >? plant giving some instructions these intend to be somewhat limited, outlining A' only the plant's immediate require- tjments in its new home without going A+ into any detail on its year-round care, particularly with respect to bringing it back into bloom for next Christmas. When your household gets back to normal following the festive season, place your poinsettia in a sunny window but make certain it doesn't suffer temperatures lower than 62 degrees (18 Celsius) by night nor higher than 72 degrees (22 C) by day. If you can't be certain it won't be too chilly at night, then move your plant back into the room. Similarly, use warm tap water to moisten the soil thoroughly, but only when the soil feels dry to the touch. When the colored bracts start falling, BALDWIN BROS. LA-Z-BOY = RECLINER SALE ALL REDUCED LA-Z-BOY Recta + Rockers and $ Reclina-Way Wall Recliners In Stock HUGE SELECTION Convenient Credit Terms All Sales Final BALDWIN BROS. FURNITURE 141 So. Santa Fe Downtown Salina Free Customer Parking At Rear Of Store sometime in the next six weeks or so, don't fret for this is the plant's natural resting period and a very crucial time insofar as caring for it. It should be moved to a cool, light place and the watering reduced until the soil is almost bone dry. The plant will revert to nature and reach for the sky unless you prune rather drastically in April, reducing the stems to 3-inch stubs, controlling "bleeding" by rubbing a little powdered charcoal into the cut surfaces. If you wish, cut the prunings into 6-inch slips which may be rooted to make more plants. Now, re-pot your freshly pruned poinsettia into fresh soil, water lightly and place in a sunny but cool window. When new shoots sprout from the stubs, thin out to three or four so the plant won't be too bushy. After all danger of frost is past in the late spring, sink the pot to its rim outdoors with morning sun only, and keep Give family baked gifts Some of the most enjoyable presents to receive are the ones with a personal touch. Many people bring gaily wrapped, home baked treats to friends — why not do it for your family as well? Bake your children's favorite cookies and that coffeecake your husband always enjoys. Once everyone has opened the goodies you've provided, is the perfect time to share them — at a very special and delicious Christmas breakfast. Make wreath of old ties Victorian Patchwork wreaths can be made from old, discarded ties. Use tie material to form snippets and sew together, with gold pearl cotton featherstitch to hide the seams. Decorate with a tie ribbon and enjoy your nostalgic-looking handiwork. Selected Group Dresses Misses 4-18 1/2 Sizes 14 2 -20 2 30%.. 50% OFF One Special Group Coordinates Misses 6-18 pants, jackets skirts and blouses 30% 0 OFF (not all stock Included In this group) WmtemJJs.' cozy pantyhose and panties all-in-one BEGINNING NOW. 27th 20% OFF Regularly $4.00 3 (While Supplies Last) Cricket Shop: for Juniors FRIDAY and SATURDAY 27-28 SKI JACKETS K!^,r°" 25% OFF Selected Group Junior Sizes 5-13 Dresses 30% 1& \J OFF Junior Sizes 5-13 Corduroy Blazers were $45 to $76 30% W WOFI 0 OFF OPEN FRIDAY NIGHT UNTIL 8:OO P.M. Downtown (All Sales Final) 104 North Santa Fe it watered and fed through the summer. And here is where the crunch comes in the culture of the poinsettia: the process of bringing it indoors in the fall. It is absolutely essential that the plant receives up to 12 to 14 hours of unbroken darkness every night, starting the first to second week of October. Your poinsettia will need lots of sunshine during the day but it must have the Dracula treatment after the sun sets — keep it in a room where no lights are turned on even momentarily, because this would create an artificially long day and would delay blooming. Given this careful tending and given freedom from pest infestations or other adverse conditions, your poinsettia should give you the same amount of pleasure next Christmas it did this year. Pre-Christmas Sale AH Regular Bucilla and Christmas Latch Hook Kits Greatly Reduced .^ Itty Bitty Ornaments In Stock...$3 (Frame Free) All Christmas Ornament Kits... 1 /* Price Savings On Other Selected Merchandise B ft. needlepoint shop $> JJ 208 S. Santa Fe Mon 9 to 8 TuM.-Snl. 9-5 Fr! . Nov. 27. 9-» Sun.. Nov. 29. 1- PRE CHRISTMAS PIANO-°ORGAN WALL TO WALL SALE NEW BALDWIN FUN MACHINE ORGAN SAVE *800 REG. $1,295.00 NOW S 995 USED ORGANS IN STOCK •BRAND NAMES •BALDWIN •LOWERY •BONTEMPI •WURLITZER $ 195 AND UP •LAYAWAY •FREE DELIVERY •FREE TUNING •NO INTEREST FOR THREE MONTHS •FINANCING AVAILABLE" THREE DAYS ONLY NOV. 27-28-29 OPEN 9-8 SUNDAY 2-5 NEW BALDWIN PIANOS REGULAR $1895.00 NOW I / NEW CURRIER PIANOS FROM $ 1,195 PRE-OWNED WALNUT 36" PIANO SPINET WAS $1095.00 NOW LOWREY ORGAN WAS $995.00 NOW BONTEMPTI ORGAN WAS $495 NOW 5'0" GRAND PIANO WAS $3,500 NOW DAYS ONLY! LAYAWAY SELF PLAYER PIANO SAVE $ 100'S INCLUDES 20 FREE ROLLS YOUR CHOICE STAINED GLASS FRONT, BRASS RAILS, PORCELAIN PULLS, OAK CABINET AND BENCH. PLAYS ELECTRICALLY, PUMP IT OR PLAY LIKE A REGULAR PIANO. 31 DAYS any instrument during this sale tor CHRISTMAS DELIVERY! SAVE THE MONEY ON THE /- PIANOOR ORGAN NOW! WHY PAY /^ MORE IN DECEMBER? / BRADSHAW'S HOUSE OF PIANOS NO INTEREST FINANCING AVAILABLE FOR THIS EVENT!!! V SALE POSITIVELY ENDS \ SUNDAY, NOV. 29 AT 5 P.M. \ OPEN 9 A.M. TO 8 P.M. THIS FRIDAY AND SATURDAY WE GUARANTEE PRICES WILL NEVER, EVER, BE LOWER AGAIN! 129 S. 7th St. 825-5765 825-5021 Op«n Sunday 2-5 Fri. * Sit. »••

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