Independent Press-Telegram from Long Beach, California on July 9, 1961 · Page 91
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Independent Press-Telegram from Long Beach, California · Page 91

Long Beach, California
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Sunday, July 9, 1961
Page 91
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'iow's'Time ?»·?»:· Iris that has not been divided should now be · - --...n. M jnwuiu nuw ue Qua and separated, replanting new growth, discarding o Tips on Gardening GARDEN T I P S f o r t h e week . . . Welting agents are now available for garden use. This material increases soil porosity; thus water will penetrate to the root zone; not run off. A cold shower bath will invigorate your fuchsias. A sprinkling will increase, if only temporary, the humidity and will wash dust and dirt off the plants. Plants are now growing vigorously and must be fed regularly to sustain their growth. Now is lime to dig up those daffodils that bloomed fifst spring, and the question naturally arises, "Is digging really necessary?" According to the California Association of Nurserymen, digging seems to result in better b l o o m though it's not really necessary unless clumps are quite crowded. SOLUTION 10 TODAY'S PUZZLE ISce Page 3X BOUGAINVILLEA 3 lo 4 H, in full bloom. Bright red, Scarlet, Orange ....... _ ..... e ,i 99 95 HIBISCUS Single: Red, Pink, White Double: Red, Pint, Gold, gal TROPICAL ELEPHANT EARS ga!, 79° $449 ALGERIAN WT, I 00-planls-speciaI t DICKONDRA in flats 69° FERTILIZER sack Jenkins Nursery 6539 Cherry Avt. Long Beach GA 2-6158 IF YOU NEED A LARGE SHADE TREE and Cannot Afford to Pay Full Retail Price . . . Come to Porter's Nursery! We Have 4 ACRES OF TREES Thaf Wo Are Selling at WHOLESALE PRICES VVe ol, 0 stoclt citrus, avocados, tropical plants, aolm and Jlcope shrubs, oil available a) wholesale pnccj to (he public. THIS V/EEK l-Oallon TAMS IUKIPER Low Grower-targe 12" Spread CC-. DOC PORTER NURSERY TOrrey 7-4841 OPEN TIL DARK 16215 Chicago Ave.--3 Blocks E. of Woodruff, turn al Trabuco By Joe LiUlefield JRIS CLUMI'S that have not been divided for three or four years should now be dug up and separated, discarding old and knobby sections and replanting new ones. Iris need a sunny location but need not be planted by themselves. You'll create a more pleasing effect if you plant iris in a flower bed, in groups of three, the plants'set out in a triangle form, with the foliage growth ends of the rhizomes facing away from the center of the triangle. Consensus among ids growers is that a slanting (angle) cut is better than cutting foliage back on iris you replant. The new blades (leaves) coming on seem to form a better shaped fan and there is less chance of water or pests causing rot as the cut heals. THE TOP of the rhizome (thick root stock where yarn size roots grow down from bottom s i d e of rhizome) should be showing slightly above soil level. If the rhizome is buried, the iris is less likely to bloom or may be short in blooms. When temperature rises in warm areas, the gardener should rake a little film of soil over the top of the exposed rhizomes to prevent drying out that may cause the top of rhizomes to crack. Uses for iris include edging of walk or driveway, in front of large evergreen shrubs, space between house or driveway, between garage and walk or path. Plants should be in sun, or little more sun thun shade. DOROJHY DIGS ,---J«IM.? · ^tn the _ garden By Dorothy Jonson It is nearing the time to plant iris, as well as to divide and reset old clumps. And since previous preparation of the soil is particularly important with regard to iris, a helpful suggestion may be welcome. Because I know that many iris troubles are caused by soil conditions, 1 urge you to use from 214 to 3 pounds of soil sulphur to each 100 square feet and impregnate it into the soil in which you are going to plant iris. This will flocculate the soil to a great degree, purify it and also prevent souring, a condition often responsible for disease. 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