Tucson Daily Citizen from Tucson, Arizona on April 27, 1963 · Page 79
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Tucson Daily Citizen from Tucson, Arizona · Page 79

Tucson, Arizona
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Saturday, April 27, 1963
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INDOOR GARDENING \ Rosemary Has Many Virtues By Katherine B. Walker "Rosemary for remembrance";--and for fragrance, and for flowers, too! Even if you are not interested in most herbs, do try this lovely plant. It is available in the standard blue-flowered form (Rosmarinus offici- nalis); in a white-flowered type (Rosmarinus offich-alis almo); or in a low, compact, prostrate, blue-flowered variety (R. officinalis prostra- tus). For window sill growing, I prefer the last named, because its branches spread out in so interesting a fashion and because it fills in between other plants so well. I have always loved rosemary, not only to use as a seasoning, but just to have around so I can rub a few of the needie-like leaves between my fingers and enjoy their delicious scent. I have found all sorts of ways to use the older plants in my indoor garden. I'm even pruning one, hopefully, to be a bonsai. If I can get some helpful directions, I'd like to make sachet bags from some of the leaves. Anybody know how this is done? In growing rosemary, remember the plant is a sun- lover, and t h a t it can't stand over-watering. Keep it in the sunniest window you have, and either provide fresh air for it, or see that the indoor air circulates around it freely. Use ordinary potting soil, allowing it to get almost dry before watering. However, when you w a t e r , apply enough so that all the soil is thoroughly soaked. Temperature isn't important to these plants; they will take heat or cold in their stride. You can make cuttings of these plants by scraping the underside of a branch and pegging it to the soil until it roots. When the roots are about a half-inch long, sever the branch from the parent plant and pot it. Newly- rooted cuttings will require slightly m o r e water than established plants. R o s e m a r y ' s delightful flowers are small, but abundant, and of a most beautiful Alice blue. They are sort of lipped and hooded; diffi- cult to describe perfectly, but lovely to behold. O O 0 QUESTION: Each summer my crassulas become wrinkled and greyish, and often have rusty - brown patches on their leaves. Can you help me avoid this trouble this year? ANSWER: If they are healthy the rest of the time, I would think the wrinkles may be due to too-littla moisture. The brown patches might be sun scald. They could be caused by over- watering on some plants, but probably not on yours. As summer comes, are your plants exposed to more sunlight, or hotter sun, than usual? If so, try adjusting this. QUESTION: How can I make amaryllis bloom? For two years I've had only leaves and a couple of new shoots. ANSWER: Proper rest is important to most amaryllis bulbs; although a few seem to want to stay evergreen. After a plant has flowered, keep it well-fed and well- watered as long as the leaves stay green. When they yellow, dry the bulb off in its pot gradually and store it until new growth begins again. They usually begin to sprout in the fall. QUESTION: Is Christ Thorn the same as Crown of Thorns? Why do the leaves turn yellow and fall off? Why do the flower buds dry up before they open? The plant is in nice sandy soil in a clay pot, and I water it only when it is quite dry. ANSWER: The answer to the first question is, yes. The answers to the second and third are explained by the last sentence. Crown of Thorns (Euphorbia splen- dens var.) likes, a rather rich soil and, in my experience, likes to have it kept jast barely moist. Dry soil, dry air, and sudden temperature changes don't please this plant, although it can stand extreme heat or cold when it adjusts to them gradually. 1,000 PAT ROSES 98 ALL ORGANIC FERTILIZERS 80 3.95 Used by City Parks Department On All Shrubs and towns 2nd bag FREE 801 AMMONIUM SULFATE 99 With Purchase of Above " BENJAMIN MOORE PAINT Outside Enamel, Flat, Semi-Gloss 1C Qi. SPEEDWAY Pint STORE ONLY PYRACANTHA 6' HIGH Reg. 4.95 2 M · v^P NOW FRUITLESS MULBERRY TREES $ 3 95 Established frt 5-Gal. Cans .. 2nd Bag Ur a T MICHIGAN $«95 r EM I 100 ibs..... J Vz Price CAMELLIAS I Steer Manure 4 L: rg3 f $ 2°° COCKTAIL TREKS (Conserve Space) 4 Combinations--Lemon Sweet Lime · Sour Lime · Washington 3 Citrus Trees on One O iff QR Navel, Hamlin Valencia Oranges · Red V k »*** Blush Grapefruit, Marsh Seedless Q O Grapefruit Tangelo«Tangerine 2 Tangclos **F and up SPECIMEN " Bearse Lime ,£ M QC Calamondin Lime, · *· ·**** Orange, Grapefruit-- Tangclos--5 Dwarf Ruffied PETUNIAS FISH BASE LIQUID $| FERTILIZER - 2nd Gallon FREE! 99 BARNEY KENGLAND CASH CARRY NURSERIES 6159 E. Speedway Oracle Rd. Ft. Lowell OPEN DAILY 'TIL 5:30--SUN. 'TIL 5:30 MA 2-3464 KEEP UP WITH THE LATEST FINANCIAL NEWS Check the daily stock market reports in the CITIZEN Gerbera Daisy ;: A native of South Africa and is one of the finest - g* perennials for Tucson growing, producing continuous bloom ( §1 from early Spring until late Fall! Long lasting single or 0 ^ double flowers-in shades of pink, red, yellow, orange, white, and rose are borne on long stems . . . excellent for cutting. ^ Amaranthus ^ Molten Fire and Joseph's Coat cannot be beat where brilliant, colorful foliage is desired--loves the sun and is o not fussy about soil conditions. |s Now is the time to plant summer color when supplies a are in abundance at Ufa Ralph's Home of Tucson Grown Nursery Stock "with the look of life" 6074 E. Pima Closed Wednesday AX 8-2822 Roses, Palo Verde, Balm of Gilead, Fruitless Mulberry, Eucalyptus, Pepper, Figs, Euoymus, Compact Myrtle, Boxwood, Aleppo Pine, Rosemary, Passion Vine, Queen's CRc Wreath, Teucrium, Texas Ranger Gal. *·»* Bedding Plants--Snaps, Carnations, Vinca, etc doz. 50c FRUIT TREES--Apricot, Peach, Plum, etc J1.75 Algerian Ivy, Persian Lilac, Nandina 75c GRAPEVINES, Lantana, Honeysuckle, Jap Privet EA C Oleanders gallon size **" LARGE SHADE TREES, 5 Gallon $4.75 OLIVE TREES--BLUE POINT JUNIPER (gal. cans) $1.75 LOQUAT, IT. CYPRESS, CEDRUS DEODARA (gal.) $1.50 Magnolia, Rhus Lancea, Star Jasmine, gal $1.35 Arbor Vitae, Bottle Brush (in bloom), Pyracantha, $1 OR Pfitrer Juniper, Cotoneaster Parneyi, gal » ·--** CARL MONTH AN NURSERY 1 1435 Fresno St -- OPEN SUNDAY -- MA 2-5321 i Go West on Congress to Grande . . . then North and go four blocks to Fresno . . . then turn West and go four blocks. IN BLOOM t' Qrs 49' STEER MANURE SEED 15 Lbs. WILD BIRD »« $100 i : Open Sundays 104 · "^ TIEMANN'S TIP TOP NURSERY ; 2007 N. Stone MA 4-2993 Scotts LAWN PRODUCTS * TURF BUILDER i UiTC ^ flAlL Dust For Roses Flowers * DAAU Dust for Fly Dvlin Mosquito control i RAIII K Destroy weeds ^T DUWUJ feed Dichondra Controls Lawn Moths in Dichondra Fungicide for Dichondra AL LOWMAN'S TUCSON NURSERY "Growing since 1946" 31M E. 1st St. EA SATURDAY, APRIL 27, 1963 TUCSON DAILY CITIZEN PAGE 81

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