Tucson Daily Citizen from Tucson, Arizona on June 4, 1960 · Page 47
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Tucson Daily Citizen from Tucson, Arizona · Page 47

Tucson, Arizona
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Saturday, June 4, 1960
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WE ARE CLOSED SUNDAYS · We Urge You To Attend the Church of Your Choice · TUCSON FERTILIZER COMPANY 3900 N. Foirvi*w Cactvs! SEE OUR NEW YUCCA Nat · Joshua MM- a Yucca ElnU, but a completely ·*w one from Texas. - '5°° BERLXCH'S ARIZONA CACTUS 1M1 N. Park MA 3.1212 Open Sunday t to 1 SAND BLASTING COMMERCIAL and RESIDENTIAL * Metal · Stucco · Masonry * Swimming Pools .No Job Too Small or Large MEMORIAL ARTS -261 W; Ft. Lowell Rd. MA 4-1271 HAYDENSAYS: TARARABOOMDELAY! I F W E HAD A BRASS BAND, WE'D BE MARCHING UP AND DOWN PLAYING THE PRAISES of our new planting mlv-- it's the nicest thinf we've -seen f«rf beddUg plants, planter boxes, tubs and such. Seems t« be a practically perfect basic »ix; containing HA YDEN'S 'PLANTING SOIL as the correct foundation for the .addition of plenty of Canadian peat most, Tucson Fertilizer's mulch manure, sulfur and perlite, the little-kMowa but most effective., soil conditioner and moisture retainer. We carefully mix the whole in a big drum and stockpile. \ tfc* result at wr'iffice, where you may pick it up in your own container at a nominal cost! Or we'll deliver, in quantities of a yard or more. And for the do-it-yourself gardener, our PLANTING SOIL is as good or better than ever, blended grey silt, red mesa top soil and sand, screened, with gypsum added, and easy f«r you to mix yourself, with whatever your personal private formula may be. The low* is fail of improvement district street waste, sold as "top soil" at a comparatively low price-- ««d Mime of it good soil.. But you pays your money and takes y**r chances with it-- while when you pays your money for HA YDEN'S PLANTING SOIL, you takes no chances at an! It's always the same. always the same analysis, always the best a«d~ the economical! HAYDEN EXCAVATION SERVICE CALL EA 5-6451 LOOK WHAT* COOKING American or Canadian. 9 CU. FT. BALE PEATMOSS Fancy Hulled BERMUDA SEED Germain's LIQUID FERTILIZER For lawns and gardens . . . excellent for Dichondra and Clover. ONE GAL, REG. $2\98 STEEP MANURE SAVE $1.00 4 Large Bags '2.00 SAVE $1.11 ON AMMONIUM SULPHATE SO Lbs., reg. $3.95 SPECIAL HERE'S GOOD NEWS ! * Ortho has v allowed us to extend the popular offer on the Uotox-Sprayer special! FREE! Reg. $3.49 Ortho Spr»yette with purchase of I Ot. Ortho Isotox at $5.49 CHINESE ELMS, TEXAS UAH»*EUA$ (CHINABEMY), MIMOSA -All in I gallon containers. lEGULAI $1.25, SPECIAL 69c EACH *r .._ ^i rrf*«.v«, t,L.rru f f CTSV/^J l//T1OKCl(.A J 11. FT IP SHADE TREES 4-'250 · Shrvbbery Plants 445t E. Speedway . WEEKEND GARDENER Humid Florida Makes Use Of Desert Plants By JOHN ML HARLOW Until last week I had never been in Florida. As I expected, the landscaping was lush. But I was in for a surprise--not at the difference from but the similarity to Tucson landscaping. At the Americana Hotel where we stayed (off season rates) the plantings were as outstanding as we saw anywhere. The surprise was in finding that many of the plants used both as accent "and background plants werethe Very same plahfs 1 that we have right here Jn'Tucson. '.' "' c . " : " ''' · ·. ..: " .,,, ',,.. : -.' ..;.. . ' . - · ' , The coconut palms: in profusion were what made the big difference between Florida and Arizona plantings. Coconut palms will not grow here; ^and unfortunately, there is no palm hardy to, this area,that can substitute for their thin, gracefully curving trunks. _ And too, there were other even thinner trunked palms growing with which I was entirely unfamiliar. I guess it's the same everywbere^-yrtiat.yow don't have you want/ - ''·'''-."-.·./··". ; -"-; - _ - · ; ·· ? - : In some of the parks I saw some ornamental date palms, so numerous in Tucson, that had been planted recently. From their condition, the trees must have been brought in from some great distance.. Of particular interest was the use of our ordinary century plant (agave) as accents among lush green, . soft planting. The contrast of the stiffness and blue gray of this, agave was truly impressive. Just now long such a desert plant will survive "in the foregoing surroundings would be interesting to know. Another desert plant used effectively in mass plantings was the yucca--or Spanish bayonet. Having seen them there I am convinced Tucson is missing an opportunity by not using them in a similar fashion. Both the green and the variegated pittosporum were used extensively in mass plantings as was the wax leaf privet. With its wax-like foliage and ivory ·white blossom, the natal plum (Carissa grandiflora) was effective as it cascaded over rock ledges. But it was no more beautiful than one "at a Catalina Foothills residence or in the planter box at the entrance to the office of the, Tucson Biltmore, The beefwood (casuarina stricta), a tree that thrives in Tucson but one infrequently used, was planted extensively--particularly as a hedge plant. Some were also used individually as accent plants. The beefwood at first glance resembles the- tamarix but is a far more desirable and controllable tree. Among the Tucson plants in the Americana gardens--and elsewhere--were plumbago, hibiscus,' ole- · ander, bottle brush, periwinkle, eucalyptus, bougain- villaea, calomondin, other citrus, philodendron sellom, organ pipe cactus, and podocarpus.. Next week: What I learned about palms in El Paso. - , CUSTOM DESIGNED! CUSTOM MADE! WROUGHT IRON AND FIBER GLASS SWIMMING POOL RAMADAS-PATIO COVERS ATTENTION: BuiMm -- Contractors -- Hame, OWMT»- 8 w. Stnictiiral Grade JOHNS-MANYILLE "COMiULUX" AT A SPECIAL DISCOUNT . White This Shipment Last* . : ' ' MiE ESTIMATE . '. . NO DOWN PAYMENT Up T 5 Y««rj »· Pay-- »«nk Knatnc* DESIGNED 4 MADE IN TUCSON - - - F.H.A, A|»pr*vW · · ' ' ' ' '^^ " ·oii-inl EAs* S-MI COMMIT PAGE 4* f ,,· i TUCSON DAILY CITIZEN '- SATURCIAY, JUNE 4. 1940

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