Tucson Daily Citizen from Tucson, Arizona on April 27, 1963 · Page 80
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Tucson, Arizona
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Saturday, April 27, 1963
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floral arrangements MARIGOLDS READY FOR PLANTING For Culling YELLOW CLIMAX \ ORANGE CLIMAX / Free Flowering Hybrids. Plants grow to 30". Double flowers up to 5" across. Dwarfs for Borders Bedding SPUN GOLD LEMON DROP BROWNIE SCOUT YELLOW CUPID ORANGE CUPID Naughty Marietta Dainty Marietta \ \ \ / 12 inches tall. Bright, Golden Double Flowers. 9 inches tall. Compact, small, Full Double Yellow Flowers. 8 inches taH. Gold with Brown Flowered Base. Uniform, compact, odorless. 16 inches tall. Semi-dwarf, 2 inch Single Gold Flower with Red Eye 12 inches tall, similar to above French Marigolds All the Above Plants in Peat Pols Rusty Center, Dark Red Petals IPOLLEIS-FREE HYBRID LAWN GRASS] HOMEOWNERS ENOUGH SOD TO PLUG I2OO Sq. Ft. Only $15.OO ZOYSIA'S 9-YEAR RECORD IN TUCSON MEYER or EMERALD ZOYSIA I Allergy-free · Easy to plant · Resists insects and diseases I · Less watering, mowing, feeding · Keeps out weeds · No ] renovating · Beautiful lifetime lawn · Greenest in hottest sun -- ALSO -TIFFINE HYBRID RERMUDA Covers Fast Into Beautiful Dense Turf Smooth as a Golf Green--Yet Sturdy for Lawns "NOT A SNEEZE OR A WHEEZE IN A LAWNFUL" Ask for Solid Sodding Prices. Have a Beautiful Laivn in ONE Day! Open 'til p.m. Sat. ftTurfgrass Take home in car 1961 E. 22nd St. · EA 7-6241 WITH A PJLAN ysssssss Landscape Designing is FREE when you choose from an acre of Choice Plants at W A R D N U R S E R Y 4841 N. MARYVALE CY 7-1371 DflCFC 2 -° aL HYBRID TEA S1 9K SI 9 Kit KUJLJ and CLIMBERS I ·*«! ea. ^ I t . U U d o z . 5 GAL. SIZE $2.25 up Tomato, Eggplant, Bell Chili Pepper 5c ea. Pyracantha, Privet, Rosemary, Boxwood, Honeysuckle, Eucalyptus, Nandina, Euonymous, Pittosporum, Bottle Brush, Crepe Myrtle 1 gal. Peach, Apricot, Plum, Pear, Fig, Crabapple $2.95 CITRUS TREES S a f. $ 4 9 * £r. $5 95 NAVEL and V A L E N C I A ORANGE, REDBLUSH GRAPEFRUIT, TANGELO; also SQ95 51095 3 to 6-year in bloom, in containers ·» to I* SHADE $A95 SOKQO TRFP^l ^^m to mm^J BEARDED' IRIS-^SS 'Named 7R C Varieties From « v AMARYLLIS IN BLOOM Katherine H. Ward, owner-9 to 5:30--Sun. 10 to 4; Closed Mon. RED HAYHF.N *JJ\Y^" WE TRY NEVER TO COMPOSE *»«***iui »mii*- O NE OF THESE PARAGRAPHS WHEN WE'RE FEELING PESSIMISTIC, WHEN we've been scraping up income tax, or property tax money, or reading about the opposition to the Rillito Flood Plain plan, or "public housing" or whatever! So we take a walk and watch the cardinals and wrens in the verbenas (planted in HAYDEN'S PLANTING SOIL, of course), look at the roses, so big this year the Puritans would have burned 'em as aginst the moral code, the lawns here and there planted in our soil, lush green carpets without a flaw, and we feel better! And folks call to tell how well GARDEN MIX has done in their planters, and that helps, too! For HAYDEN'S PLANTING SOIL is the proper soil for Tucson gardens, now that the deposits of the old-time red mesa soil are gone or covered with subdivisions. We take grey silt, red mesa soil, sand and gypsum and screen the blend, so that all you have to do is add humus-forming materials, peat moss, aged horse manure or whatever, and plant your garden and watch the results. And GARDEN MIX, which we have at our yard in bulk, is fully prepared for you, so that you have no work at all to do. It'll grow anything except African violets (needs more peat moss for them) or geraniums the first year (it's too rich for them). Raises turnips like calabashes, too! HAYDEN EXCAVATION SERVICE THE FLOWER GARDEN For a good sized plant to make a colorful, massive border like this one, there are several types of zinnias which may be used. Remember Landscaping In New Home Planning By Verne Owen For every new home owner who sets aside a sufficient sum of money to landscape his grounds there are dozens who never give it a thought until too much has been spent for the house, furniture, rugs and appliances and there is nothing left to dress up the outside. But a well planted home adds value and desirability not only to the home but to the entire neighborhood. Colorful flowers in border and foundation plantings quickly change a house and lot into a home and if you choose the varieties that are easily grown from seed the transformation can be made at fairly small cost. The biggest expense will be the soil preparation. This is most important in a new garden. Chances are there will be cement plaster and other debris left on the ground. This should all be carefully removed and it is a good idea to see that none has been hidden from view by a thin layer of top soil. In preparing new beds be generous with peat moss and well rotted manure or other compost. This humus material is needed to provide a workable soil, air circulation and to hold moisture. Commercial fertilizers, either organic or chemical, n e e d to be worked into the soil, also, to give a balanced plant food for steady and heaithy growth. In choosing seeds be sure the packages you buy have the date stamped on the back. Only in this way can you know you are getting fresh seeds. Zinnias are always a good choice because the seeds germinate quickly and there are numerous varieties, colors and sizes. One could plant a whole garden in nothing but zinnias and it would not be monotonous. If you are planting a large area and cost is important use mostly the older varieties because the seeds are less expensive but do include a few of the newer ones such as. Red Man, Snow Man, Firecracker, Burpeeana and Thumbelina. Marigolds, too, are easy to grow from seeds and, while there are not as many colors as in zinnias, you will find almost as many sizes and heights. Of the large types the Climax marigolds do very well here. Fiesta and Mr. Sam are two other large varieties which are new this year. Almost all of the small types can be grown here successfully. We especially l i k e Butterball, Naughty Marietta and Dainty Marietta but there are many other beautiful varieties. When garden design dictates a curve, select flowers that will outline and accent the line of the design rather than disguise or eliminate it. A wide planting makes the curve a. positive part of the garden. If low plants are used the flowers should be bold and colorful. Large plants should be compact and not straggly. Castor beans will give the quickest results for foundation accent plants. Tall growing summer annuals that may be used are Tithonia ( M e x i c a n sunflower), Chrysanthemum flowered sunflowers, nico- tiana, gloriosa daisies, giant plumed celosia, amaran- thus, cosmos, and the tall varieties of asters as well as the tall types of zinnias and marigolds. Remember that annuals, here, will grow from one- fourth to one-third taller than the height specified on the seed packets. Yellow Lights Repel Insects Although the c l a s s i c method of keeping bugs away from outdoor living areas is the yellow light bulb, a new method has been developed by Ram Meter Inc. The yellow bulb, while not actually repelling insects, failed to attract them as do white bulbs. Insects are believed not to be able to see yellow lights. The new device, an insect electrocutor, is intended to effectively control mosquitoes and night-flying insects outdoors. It attracts them with black light to a high voltage grid, where they are electrocuted. The invention is said to be harmless to people, pets and birds. It is designed especially for drive-in theaters, restaurants, shopping centers and golf driving courses, but could also be applicable to home patios or swimming pool areas. Users say that the unit costs usually less than % cent per hour to operate. Several models are offered, but wide marketing has not yet been realized. PAGE 82 TUCSON DAILY CITIZEN SATURDAY, APRIL 27, 1963

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