Tucson Daily Citizen from Tucson, Arizona on May 13, 1967 · Page 45
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Our Tucson Orown Summer Bedding Plants Are Now Available Marigolds Zinnias Verbena Periwinkle. Dwarf Dahlias OPEN D A I L Y . . . 8:00 to 5:30... SUNDAY 10:30 · 5:00 TWO BLOCKS EAST OF CRAYCROFT... ON PIMA WEEKEND GARDENER An Unusual Spring HAYDEN SAYS: HAVE YOU NOTICED THE VERY HEAVY CROP OF MESQUITE CATKINS THIS COOL SPRING--SHOULD HAVE SAID DRY SPRING? WE'VE always heard frwn MK- Indian and cawfooy friends that come a dry year, the saguaros and mesquiles and palo ver'des bioom -with especial profusion, hoping, we assume, to produce enough seed te get at least a few through Hie tough times. We believe it, from what .we see! After all, the human animal too multiplies like mad under threat of catastrophe, the bomb, flu, war or whatever, for what we suppose must be the same reason. We've enjoyed Ardrey's books: African Genesis, and Territorial Imperative -- and the attendant fuss among the "scientists". Ardrey is suspect.on many counts: he's making, money, he-hasn't a PhuD, he's.a mystic, he's colorful and provocative, and any of these points put him in the sneering corner at the hands of the bureaucrats, the inteUectocrats, and the entrenched, to say nothing of the theocrats. We've watched all 'of these crats in inaction for many a year, and we cheer when someone puts a tack : under 'em. We've even been there ourselves, 'with our unorthodox ideas about Lime-Sulphur, septic tank and field design, but we're still a-tacking away. Try some PLANTING SOIL, or some Lime-Sulphur--see if we're right! HAYDEN EXCAVATION SERVICE 327-6029 SPRING CLEARANCE Oleanders (2 ft.) Smbll Cans. 5. f Or ' 1 ** Ailanihus, Lorabardi'Poplar, Locust, Catalpa, Deodar Cedar, Aleppo Pine. Crepe Myrtle, Cotoncasier; M o d e s t o . A s h , Honeyiiicklc, Roman M y r t l e . Palo Verde, Rosemary, Trumpet V i n e , Burford Holly, Juniper, Texas Ranger, Arbor Viiae, F r u i t l e s s M u l b e r r y , Ash Trees, Boxwood ( 1 5 " ) . Euonymous (3 ft.), Pinosporum (2 it.), Sour Orange (3ft.), Botilc Brush, Balm of Gilead, Abelia, Rose of Sharon, Wisteria, Yellow J a s m i n e . Eucalyptus, Bamboo, Y i t e x , Oleander, Pepper Trees (5 ft.) r Laiuana, Compact Myrtle, Russian Mulberry (4 to 5 ft.}. large gals. 50 C Honeysuckle, Euonymous, Pittosporum, Grape Vines, Peach Trees, En- "glish Jvy, Elderberry, Fan Palms, Compact Myrtle (3 ft.), Sour Orange large plants .. . small cans !·* ea. CARL M O N T H A N NURSERY 1 4 3 5 W . F R E S N O OPEWSUNDAY P H O N E 6 2 2 - 5 3 2 1 GO WEST ON CONGRESS TO G R A N D E . . . THEN T U R N N O R T H AND GO THREE SHOCKS TO ERESNO.THEN TURN WEST AND GO 4 BLOCKS AJO WAY GARDEN NURSERY 3239 E. AJO WAY PHONE 622-0624 Open Daily 9:00-5:00 Closed Wednesday IN BLOOM 'I 4 ' from PATENT ROSES 2.50 GARDENIAS ROSES for Mother 97\ GAL Lg. 5 GAL. 4.95 I B R I N G IIN YOUR GARDEN PROBLEMS W E L C O M E M E R E The other day I overheard a conversation in which a new Catalina Foothills homeowner was explaining that before he purchased his lot he took a portable television to the site. With teen-agers in toe family he wasn't going to gamble on a location where the reception might be poor. Garden enthusiasts should be equally concerned about the soil conditions on a property they are contemplating purchasing, particularly if their love of growing is great and their budget limited. Preparing for proper planting on rocky or caliche soil wll increase the " cost of landscaping many times over that of planting where soil conditions are good. * * * # Yesterday when hiking in Happy Valley on the ' other side of the Rincons I noticed an odd look to walnuts along the Canyor bottom. - Closer inspection showed that tender new growth had been cold damaged. During the week I learned of a 22-degree temperature north of Wilcox. Such low temperatures are way below normal for this time of year and would indicate" that deciduous . fruit crops and perhaps nut crops in areas surrounding Tucson may suffer cold damage and reduced yields. If you live in any of Tucson's low or river bottom areas and find that tender new growth on trees, shrubs and roses has shriveled temperature will be the explanation. * * * * Seldom have I seen the Palo Verde any more beautiful than this spring. Because of little rain I would have expected less flowering than usual. Those just completing flowering are the "foothills" and "blue" Palo Verde. The ones just starting tc. bloom are the Mexican Palo Verde. This is a fortu- By John Harlow nate situation for it just about doubles the length of the season for a Palo Verde spring display. Normally May 1 ushers in real summer heat when days and nights are both hot which creates conditions ideal for the growth of new Bermuda lawns. If one has planted a Bermuda lawn with this in view it should be recognized that it's the heat and not the date that makes the seed germinate and grow. Weather such as we had early this week is way too cold to expect Bermuda growth. Even tumbleweed is slow to grow in cold weather which has an advantage in that any tumbleweed are still easy to pull. This week in your garden: 1. Don't be surprised at ' slow growth in this abnormal cold weather. 2. Fertilize trees, shrubs, roses, flowers and lawns. 3. Select roses in bloom. 4. Plant now to benefit from a full summers growth. 5. Pollinate dates. Mexican Palo Verde CITIZEN PHOTO BY BILL HOPKINS Plant with a plan by- Distinctive Landscape Design is FREE when you choose from 2 acres of choice plants at WARD NURSERY 4841 N. Maryvole 2592 W. Ruthrauff ··7-3462 CITRUS TREES, many varieties, $3-95 to |35 Each. ROSES: Floribunda, Tea Climbers $1;25 to $5 ea., in Full Bloom, (Catherine H. Ware, Owner . , ?:30 to 5;30 - Sunday 10 to 4 - Closed Monday* KORN STAMPS u WEEDS WILL NOT CROW S O I L W E A R E T R E A T I N C WEED CONTROL COMPANY of Tucson CUSTOM WEED SPRAYERS Licensed Phone 298-966,9 Insured ^^^·^'·'^^.·················'·'·^··v'-y.-i-y.-i-yy.^^^ ···V. · V J V V t W I t V t W I W I V i l V i ·'·*··*· · · · · · · . · · · · « · · · · · · · · · · · · · : - : Spring Planting!! Prompt Delivery on Excellent . v · : RED MESA TOP SOIL . _ . . Pill Dirt - Pea Gravel - Redi-Mix Concrete' · . ; · · . . Call 887-3300 . . . ... Tucson Sand fc. Sofl, Inc^ ~ ; 1430 W. Cur* Ro«rf ; : . - ' ' · . . . . - . '£M4W#!^^ M USE Fantastic greening power -- Found only in Ralph's Ironite -- Get rid of yellow leaves now, RALPH'S IRONITE AT ALL YOUR GARDEN SUPPLY STORES Smilin' Sam Says: NOW Bermuda grass weather is here! So Call or Visit TUCSON mmUZER For: That Seed of CUon, · Quality U MULCH TO COVER SEED 187-1*11 39OO N. FairvMw Road or 87O1 Hugb«*Acc«»*ood PAGE 20 TUCSON DAILY CITIZEN Serving Tucson 14Yrs. Beau i if ill- Allergy- Fret LAWN GRASSES Turf Builder C.ome See Our Tiffinc (127) Tifgrcon (328) Zoysia (Z-52) Sold in flat size Weekdays 8 to 5 -Sat. 8 to 1 P.M. 4961 E. 22nd St. 327-6241 AL LOWMAN'S TUCSON NURSERY Serving SATURDAY, MAY 13, 1967

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