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Page 2B - Sunday, November 27,19&8 the cold winds of winter drive many gardeners indoofs and out of business fof several months. Others rrfovc their operations into a green*, house to extend the growing season artificially or just to keep their cold- sensitive orrwme'ntals from filling up- the house all winter. r, A word of caution to greenhouse gardeners: The same warmth and protection that your greenhouse gives seedlings and plants also foster any garden pests that manage to sneak iriside. " Whiteflies, mealybugs, aphids, mites, pill bugs and even cockroaches can intrude into greenhouses and take up winter residence. When moving plapts mdoors, remove hitch- hikifigTpeats with water sprayed from a garden hose (particularly effective on aphids), with an insecticidal soap spray or by hand-picking. Be sure to look on the underside of leaves, where pests and their eggs like to hide. ! Preventive measures help, too. You might decide to get rid of a diseased or insect-infested plant instead 6f taking it indoors. Or you might put It in a "quarantine" area of the greenhouse to keep the problem from spreading while you treat it. ; You can also design pests out of your indoor gardening system by screening and caulking all green- the once- che-fflical strps that release the ' ' ~ d ^•'; ; T?;-:~ "~' j* .Tfr Wdfe; ' : • ' *.,U^:rt|le«Mtti^tohl§i motto from landfng on plants * Watef early ^ that fbllage is dry at ; the ettd of the day. m dWqp vena, cracks under the door with a weath crstripping plate. Ifpests can't get in, they can't feed and multiply over die winter and damage your plants in the process: . • If whiteflies do get in,' remember they're attracted to yellow .objects: That's why some gardeners, rely on JW-. WTT.. , TT.W. StOro .bOUttht ., substances -with names like Tanglefoot, Stlckcm or Sticky Stuff. Sticky barriers ardund freestartd^ ing table and bench legs also help keep crawling insects, snails and slugs away from your plants, A number of other pest-control tricks used in summer gardening usually work indoors in winter, too. the smallest _ tor adequate .plant growth. Slow-release for* mulas help discourage sucking insects such as mealybugs, aphids and. scale insects., * When possible, plant pest- resistant plant varieties. > * Prune out any pest hot spots' as soon as they, appear. Library to receive PBS video series ••.'-. & i * Your public library will soon receive 10 PBS video series, thanks to the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, One of the regular sponsors of the McNeil/ Lehrer NewsHour on PBS. These series include such classics as 'Alistar Cooke's America,' 'Civilisation,' 'Life on Earth,' 'Jewel in the Crown,' 'The Story of English,' and 10'epi- sodes of the 'Nova' series. / Through their Library Video Classics Project, the MacArthur Foundation made 20 series of video classics available to libraries last year at one-tenth their normal cost Over 700 public libraries took advantage of the Foundation subsidy to purchase one or more series, but many small libraries still could not afford Guild tickets available SHARON STEINBERG, PRESIDENT of' the Mid- Texas Symphony Guild and Jeff Koehler of Gift and Gourmet prepare to sell tickets to the Dec. 2 wine tasting party at Gruene Hall at 7 p,nv Representatives from Texas wineries will be on hand to discuss selections, best production years and prices. Light refreshments also will be served. After the party, a country and western dance with the Clay Baker band will be held from 8 p.m. to midnight. Tickets are $12.50 and will cover the party and dance and are available from Gift and Gourmet in Plaza del Rey and Shanoah Gallery on East Court Street. Proceeds will go to benefit the Mid-Texas Symphony and the Gruene Merchants Association. For more imfornhation contact Linda Rushing at 557-6811. (Staff photo) these classics, even with the added offer of a matching grant. Ours was one of the libraries that expressed interest but poverty earlier this year, and was consequently one of the libraries that received a grant application to send in, with supporting statements and documents, in the hope of receiving an outright grant. Martha tackled the application, and you've justread about her results. The videos are due to arrive 'in this calendar year,' and include public performance rights for all except the 'Jewel in the Crown' series. This means that organizations can show them as programs in the same way they have used films in the past, so long as there is no admission charge. Of course, they will also be available to individuals 18 or older, just like the rest of the video collection. We'll let you know When they arrive, so you can check them out ' . . *** According to "Reading Tdday," over 2 billion books were sold last year in the U.S. in 29,465 book stores. 768 million of these books were hardbacks. $46.89 per American was spent on books. There; are 32,813. libraries of all types in the U.S. And 63 million people read 1,679 daily newspapers. ARE WE A NATION OF READERS? . " *** • .. ' We 'wish to thank Jack Shanafelt for updating our hours on the black sign oh College.Street in front of the library. As a member of City Council, Mr. Shanafelt Has refused to enter into any commercial transaction with the library, but he updated the sign as a contribution. The hot-shot new reader-printer purchased by the Friends of the Library i.s installed and operating Up the glass ^ropiri, so it should be easier than ever to research the Seguiri.newspapers on microfilm. We have them back to October, 1888. *** : : Remember, the FAMILY READ- ALOUD begins tomorrow evening, 7 to about 8 p.m. with 'Little House in the Big Woods.' If you enjoyed being read to as a child, come and join us, and bring the children. Feel free also to bring your knitting or other quiet handwork. winter over winrer over Torte is rich, moist and easy NANCY BYAL Better Homes and Gardens Magazine Food Editor ; Rich, moist and easy. Mix up the batter lightning fast in your blender. ; WALNUT MOCHA TORTE 1 cup walnuts or pecans 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 2/2 teaspoons baking powder 4 eggs % cup sugar Mocha Frosting (Recipe follows) Walnut or pecan halves • Grease and lightly flour two 8- by P/J -inch round baking pans. Combine the nuts, flour and baking powder. In a blender container blend eggs and sugar, covered, until smooth. Add nut mixture. Cover; blend until smooth. Transfer to pans. Bake in a 350-degree F oven 20 to 25 minutes or until done. Cool 10 minutes on wire racks. Remove from pans; cool. Spread Mocha Frosting between layers and on top and sides of cake. Top with nut halves. Chill several hours. Makes 8 servings. Mocha Frosting: In a small mixer bowl dissolve 1 teaspoon crushed instant coffee crystals in 1 cup whipping cream; beat on low speed until slightly thickened. Add l-3rd cup sugar and'/ cup unsweetened cocoa powder; beat until thick. Makes 2Yi cups. COME TO Guadalupe County Coliseum Seguin, Texas Sponsored By Seguin League of Arts & Crafts Sunday, Dec. 4, 1988 10a.m. till 6 p.m. No Admission Charge to the Public • Door Prizes • Food Sold Oh Premises* 9 Our prices are so low, it's like having a direct line to 1 . the jolly old North Pole Ho-Sale Distributor himself. ln-CarUnldenCP12QO Mobile Phone UnldonCP2000 Transportable Phone Motorola 8000 H Hand-Held Mobile Phone Only No activation fee. (Offer good'tilDec«mb«r3l, 1988) Includes junenna. No wtivation or installation fees. (Offer good 'ill December 31,1988) •Uffltai Quwiitlf* Avillibii. Tm-CQUNTY CEUOflUAIl 1620 N. Highway 123 Bypass Seguin, Tern * 379*4100 " -Minimum On*YwS«rvlc» Contract Roqulrri •Som« Restriction*. Call For Detail*. Southwestern Beit Mobile Systems Retiree honored JAYNE KNAPLE IS honored at a party attended by friends, employees and members of the Chaparral Country Clubon the, occasion of her retirement as hostess there for 12 years. With her is Pete Peterson, general manager at the club.; (Staff photo) | Gail Image at 379-5402 | Rockport i JL uarters. Come in now and try on a pair of Rockports, the original walking shoe. We've got a wide selection of styles for women with the unique comfort and support features that have made Rockports the most popular walking shoes in America. Rockport. The original walking shoe. '