Independent Press-Telegram from Long Beach, California on January 4, 1959 · Page 121
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For belter pictures, read Shutterbug's "Camera Angles" column every Sunday in Southland Open Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays, 9:3O -a.m. to 9:15 p.m. Open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Long Beach Best Grade "Cross Country" SHADE TREES 6 to 8-ft. Tall each Plant our famed Cross Country shade trees for years of enjoyment. Choose from Chinese Elm», Weeping Willows, WKite Bfrch and Sycamores. Every free is carefully root-wrapped in moisture preserving mixture. Root-Wrapped Fruit Trees, Best Grade Philodendrons-Selleoum, Barru, Evansii. Ea. 1.29 SEARS, Long Beach Bare-Root Roses Are Here 24 American Ave. at 5th Park Free By Joe Littlefield WN THE last two years, sov- ·*· eral large wholesale rose g r o w e r s delivered bare-root roses early to their nurserymen, and some roses were being sold as early as mid-December. If the bare-root roses are available at your favorite nursery or garden dealer's, get them right away and plant them. Like I he old saying, "The early bird gets the worm," the early gardener has the best selection. Modern sales methods have invaded the rose field in that many growers now package bare-root stock -- indicating that all the buyer has to do is dig a hole, slip the rose- package and all--into the ground, toss back some dirt and the job of planting i s done. Roots are packed in damp moss to keep them moist and the theory is that the package will soon rot nway and the rose will take root in the soil. HOWEVICIi, some gardeners have found that planting roses in the package has given less than full performance. Often roses have continued to die back and some plants gave up entirely. The reason for failure can be attributed to the fact that roses that are package-planted aren't solidly set into the soil. So, if you get pre-packaged bare-root roses, forget about being able to plant the package into the soil. Take the rose out of the package. Inspect the roots carefully. Cut any damaged or bruised roots back to healthy stock. Divide the roots into two sections as if you're going to braid them. Gently, barely pull apart slightly, just enough to see whether there may be a split up the trunk. If there is such a split, take the rose back to your nurseryman or garden dealer, and he'll gladly replace it for you. AFTER YOU'VE checked the roots, plunge them in a bucket or wash tub of water that had some horticultural vitamin Bl added. Let the roots soak in that water for several hours, or even a day or so, then plant them. In the meanwhile, if the planting holes haven't been prepared in advance, prepare them in the following manner. Dig the holes approximately 18 inches in diameter by 18 inches deep. Fill the holes one-quarter full with well moistened peat moss. "Moistened peat moss" does not mean it must HARD-TO-GET Items In : ; fc to 4 WHY WRESTLE YOUR MOWER? asti no mor* to havo it iharpanad or repaired -at y o u r home by mod urn pro- cifion moihlnes. Call the "Complnre Shop on Wheels." RAY'S MOWSR SERVICE Hand n}owws S3; Silent 'Mowers 3.50 fhonm GArfivld 4-3757 Photo by the Author Spread rose roots on soil cone. Keep bud union above soil line. (Paper used hero only for photo background.) be soaking wet. A Tier moistening the peat moss, pick up a handful. IE it doesn't tjrip, squeeze it like a sponge. Sonic drops of moisture s h o u l d squeeze out for it to-be at its best. Fill second quarter of the hole with humus grow, an organic material, and fill rest of hole nearly to the top of rose bed level with soil you've dug out of the hole. Dig the materials well together, mixing thoroughly. SOIL IS NOW READY for planting. Build up a firm cone of soil up the middle of the rose hole. Spread the · rose roots evenly over the cone. Gradually fill in soil, tamping it firmly. When the hole is filled to the level of rose bed surface, build a ring of soil at edge of hole. That's to catch and hold water, so t h a t the soil gets thoroughly moist around the roots. Cover the rose as if you were p u t t i n g a tent over it. That's to provide some humidity under the cover, so that the branches won't dry out. EVERYTHING AT WHOLESALE CJTROS and AVOCADO TREES SHADE TREES--PALMS Complete Selection Js of Popular Shrubs All at Wholesale Prices CALL FOR LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE SERVICE PORTER WURSERY 16215 Chicago St., Bell. TO 7-4841 '^""r^gl't"." CHOOSE THE BEST ROOT R O S E S No. T Grade. Bush, Climbers Patented and Non-Patented BERRIES -- RHUBARB GREEN STAMPS ON ALL SALES 3737 LONG BEACH BLVD. Phbrti GA 4-2397

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