Tucson Daily Citizen from Tucson, Arizona on April 27, 1963 · Page 76
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Tucson Daily Citizen from Tucson, Arizona · Page 76

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Here's a spacious four bedroom home designed for a 90 foot lot, that we can build as low as $18,800, including 4 ton split system air conditioning, two full baths, built in range and oven, and a double carport. TOM GIST BUILDER OF FINE HOMES 5626 East Fifth AX 8-4014 House area Roof area Living Room Family Room Master Bedroom Bedrooms 2-3-4 Utility Room Double Carport 1916 sq. feet 2858 sq.feet ! 3 - 6 x 19-10 13-4 x 19-10 I I-8 x 15-0 ! I -0 x I I-6 6-0 x 8-4 22-0x20-0 This plan features: A fine traffic pattern--every room is entered from a central foyer and hall. A new concept--a separate study aicove off the foyer and away from the noise areas. A large walk-in closet.off the Master Bedroom, 8-0 x 6-6, with 16 feet of rod and shelving. An 8-0 long linen closet . Swimming Pools of Qualify and Distinction 4045 E. SPEEDWAY For Your Convenience Our Showroom Will Be Open Sunday from 1-5 p.m. EA 5-1331 298-5232 PAGE 78 TUCSON DAILY CITIZEN WEEKEND GARDENER Bloom Period Varies By John Hnrlow Why don't all the Palo Verde blossom at the same time is the question I have recently been asked. The answer is simple--· there are different kinds of Palo Verde. The ones in blossom right now are the Blue and the Foothills Palo Verde. Location has something to do with the time of bloom so even with the same varieties, some will blossom a little earlier than others but generally they will all bloom at the same time. The Mexican Palo Verde, the one with the long thin leaves which really isn't a Palo Verde at all, hasn't started to bloom yet. So to extend the blooming season, plant all varieties. This last week I have had two reports of ice in the bird-baths. Reports came from Country Club estates and the lower area of Indian Ridge. Yet according to the official weather reports, the lowest temperatures were considerably a b o v e freezing. Which just goes to show that gardening decisions depending on weather can't be made from any chart but will have to be made by each individual gardener who must learn whether his temperatures are generally lower or higher than the official reports published. Some effects of last winter's cold are just beginning to show up. One is the difference between the cold susceptibility of the two most common types of fan palms. The more popular type is the Wash- ingtonia Robusta which is the fan palm with the thin trunk--and it's more popular because of the thin trunk. The other is the Washingtonia Flifera and this is the fan palm with the thick trunk which gives the palm a more stolid and very much less graceful look. Yet this palm may increase in popularity this spring because it suffered no cold damage while the Robusta shows a great deal of damage and in many cases is losing all its outer fronds, though by the middle of the summer new fronds will have developed and all signs of damage will have disappeared. Somehow citrus seems to have suffered little damage. Interestingly enough damage to citrus this season has been much more severe in Phoenix than in Tucson. One of my favorite trees for desert plantings is the Acasia Farnaciana -- both because of its horizontal type branching, its featherlike foliage and golden balls of fragrant blossoms. I had never known it to suffer cold damage in the past but it did this winter. Some plants froze back almost to the ground, but they will recover if patience is allowed. THIS WEEK In Your Garden 1. Select roses in bloom. 2. Plant summer annuals from plant bands. 3. Time to be thinking of summer lawns. 4. Fertilize trees, shrubs and lawns. SATURDAY, APRIL 27, 1963

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