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The Corpus Christi Caller-Times from Corpus Christi, Texas · Page 77

Corpus Christi, Texas
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Sunday, August 5, 1951
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Carpu* Christ! CALLER-TIMES, Sun., Aug. 5, 1951 Garden Care Brings Rewards For Liedeckes Continuous, daily care of their flowers and lawn has rewarded the G. M. Liedeckes of 2702 Cleo. When they returned from their vacation recently they discovered their lawn plants and watching their growth. In the fall she pots cuttings of various plants and moves them indoors for winter protection, the spring the cuttings are taken had »'on the yard improvement i back outside, removed from their contest for the month of July. This Spots and placed in flowerbeds. contest is sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce Beautification Mrs. Liedecke makes new beds wherever she can fine! room and Committee. .'inspection of the . y a r d will reveal Mr. Liedecke and the 1 boys take j a great variety of plants. A c.c-ni- care of the lawn, cutting and turn- zo bush, a tiny'grape vine, rannas. ming the grass, while Mi's, Lied- wild peppers.- oleanders and al- pcke gives constant attention to theaa of "all shades, poincmnas, the flowers. rare hibiscus plants, zinnias, rhry- Exchanging plants and cuttingsjsanthemums, liongainviUca and sin with friends has given their yard!endless list of flowers and shrub? many beautiful and unusual attrac- share the yard and add beauty the lions. Among the unusual plants are a Japanese orchid, a Chinese tallow-tree and a cotton hibiscus which, like the cotton plant, has white blooms in the morning and year round. Every few weeks the Liedeckes give the yard a thorough cleaning by culling and trimming the grass and working the flowerbeds. Benink ones in the afternoon. tweeri these cleanings the yard re- Outstanding riant ! quires less care and they have time Another outstanding plant is tho-to enjoy it. sitting in" the newly Mexican poinsettia with its small finished yard furniture or on the red flower-like bracts. 'porch. Tlie ornamental Chinese tallow! belongs to the Spurge family. I t } has sharp pointed leaves w h i c h ) tiim a bright crimson in age, and flowers in spikes. Tile tree has fruits which contain wax covered seeds. This WAX is used for candle making in China. The Liedecke's yard la nicely landscaped, with native huisache and re.tama, ash, mulberry and epaulet trees providing 1 shade for beds of seasonal flowers. Baskets of wandering Jew, coleus, and petunias hang from the trees. The baskets are made from old Army helmets and cut-out nail k e g s painted'a brilliant red. Perhaps the most outstanding feature of the prize-winning yard Is the great variety of specimens. Seasonal blooms of petunias, bachelor buttons, plumbago and lanta- r-o (in (K fi f'fuvf h«''s srnHfii-Ml about the yard. Verbena planted! at the base of one, tree provides 1 brilliant clusters of lilnc blooms from June until late fall. Indoors Plants Indoors, ton. Mrs. Liedecke has hcautllul plants. A fiddle-leaf fig plant, a redbird cactus w h i c h sheds its leaves u n t i l buds rosombt-j ing reribirds remain and a peper-j romia plant are grouped on the' screened porch. More common species of ivy grow there also. Queens crown winds along the outside screen, providing n. coo!, pleasant spot indoors. On the steps outside red and salmon hued geraniums bloom in attractive-kegs which Mr. Liedecke made. Other evidences of his handiwork are some newly completed lawn chairs. An attraction in the back yard la the garage wall \vhich is lined with shelves of brightly colored potplants. Various species of cactus, ferns ami begonias were well chosen for these pots since the wall catches the bright rays of the afternoon sun. A crepe-myrtle bush and bachelor buttons are scattered in the flower bed along the wall to add more color to this spot. .Hedges play an important role in the landscape of this yard. Sr" cedars line the southern edge of the yard while ligustrums a n d roses form a border on the north. Single and double poinsettias plant , To Be Discussed PRIZE-WINNING YARD--Mr. and Mrs. G. M. Liedecke's yard at 2702 Cleo won the July yard improvement contest. The yard is nicely landscaped with native trees, hedges and flowerbeds of petunias, bachelor buttons, zinnias, verbena and lantana. Unusual plants create interest in various spots about the yard. Potent New Pesticides;^ 8 ! 1 IMan s Problenii Eliminate Insects Cure Plant Ills There's a New Mixture For Almost Any Purpose GARDENING PENNY rECKENPAl'GH. Garden Editor HUNDREDS AVAILABLE Perennials Grown t Small Cost CREATES BACKYARD INTEREST--Brightly painted flowerpots make the garage wall an attractive spot at the Liedeckes. In the pots are various species of cactus and fern, plants which thrive in the hot afternoon sun. _*. There is pleasure hi growing a ; f | fine plan!. Many pardf-ners R e i l f HOLLYHOCK:·]) I their chief s:iUst:i;-Unn in this way. ;£ and pay small a t t e n t i o n to the man- '· I ner in which (heir plant;-- are. ar- li.tnged in a landscape dosig'i'. i The till around gardener will j grow whal [ihi'ilM hf r;ni. H!!'l Hr- i mfic them in lhe, pardon as attractively as lie is a b l e , finding pleasure i in bolli department:! of. lisa a r t ; and there is no undertaking in which this dn.-il reward Is greater than In growing perennial pinnis ,110m Hi-ed. ' It saves money |no, fr.r n i f i n y perennials can he grown as easily 1 is vegetables, for ,-i n o i n i n : I ui seed, plus a few square feet of '"oil, and a few hour.i of pleasant [work. Compare that w i t h postwar j pi ices of perennial plants, nnd you ' w i l l see (he po.ssibilii.ies. The easiest time to start percn- :j AQUICEGIA nials is in the sprma: hut HK-V c a n ' be sown in the summer, and'rfkost, ,,.,,,, _,, GROW _P n ur ner- pardeners have more time lo do it tAhi , * u f v U U ~ 7 f o u r per enrual flowers easily grown j b e taken to counteract hot, dry \ve.ither. In spite of the greatly Improved pesticides now available to home gardeners, there is no Indication that the insect population ia decreasing. This may be due to the fact that too few gardeners avail themselves of the improved materials. No new miracle insecticides are being introduced this year, but there are many all-purpose combinations now available, whigh,re- lieve the gardener of the ne«d to diagnose the trouble ,w h en his plants are first attacked. These combinations include materials deadly to leaf eating and j juice drinking insects, plus fungicides which will handle most plant! diseases, so that one dusting o r j spraying applied without delay will! usually end an attack. j Too many amateurs wait until their plants are half destroyed, and then ask: "How can I p r o t e c t them?" 'Too Late' i "Too late," must be the answer. (Nothing can help your plants after | the injury has been done. A dust- j e r should be kept filled with dust, and carried to the garden on frequent visits. At the first sign of! ins'ect Invasion the plants under) attack can be covered with a pro-! tective coat of dust. I This should, he applied In a cloud! w h i c h completely envelops the j plant. A good duster makes it pos-1 sible to blow the dust from below { the plants, so it coats the under! side of the leaves as it rises, and' j then falls on the upper parti. I j Leave a coat of dust as heavy as j a m o d « r a t e application of face plantg ^^ tM , Ja ^ before ^ |bers, melons and squash, aphids! nnd cabbage worm on cabbage, i cauliflower and broccoli, flea beet-j iles eating tiny holes in the leaves j jof egg plant. | Vegetable Spray i Rotenone alone should b* used j to protect the cucumbers, melons \ and squash. Striped beetles lay! eggs in the growing 1 ends of these ; plants as soon as they begin to grow; and their offspring will de-| jvour the plant, unless this bios-! I sum end is' kept covered with lethal dust until the vines are several j f e r t long. A rtuy.f. composed of one, pound of calcium arsenate with 10i pounds of gypsum is preferred by. many gardeners to rctenone, j When DDT is used, one dusting! a week should be sufficient to keep! plants protected. This material re-! . mains on the plant leaves, and. kills insects which waik across i t ; ' hut rain and sunshine will shorten its toxic power. It should not be applied to the edible parts of ' A clinic on the controlled mat- trials plan, with particular reference to the problems o£ smaller i businesses, will be discussed at J 2 p. m. Wednesday. Aug. 8, in ithe Terrace Annex Room of the Robert Driscoll Hotel. Sponsored by the Gulf C o n s t chapter of the 'Texas Manufacturers Association, the meeting will be open to all interested persons, according to Ed M. Hudson. TMA South Texas regional manager. George W. G'illiam of C o r p u s Christ!, a director of the statewide business association and vice president of the Central Power and L'ght Co.. will preside at the clinic. Government experts w h o w i l l discu« the operations of CMP include George Malherhe. manager ·of the San Antonio district office iof the U. S. Department of Com- imerce, arid George McRhiir. industrial analyst of the Dallas re- Igional office of the Department of Commerce. The meeting will fen. ture questions and answers on company problems in securing and using allotments of copper, Ft eel, and aluminum. Soviet Output Up LONDON, Saturday, Aug. 4. (AP)---The Moscow Radio said early today that the output of Soviet industry in the second quarter of 1951 was 1R percent higher than in the corresponding period last year. PRECAUTION--A good dust- Ing at first sign of troubl* prevents damage. Enjoy A Fatio or Terrace AT A venv LOW COST mBtorbMf for 70* *· band. 9e w* build II Tor rim. C. C. DUNBR1KCO. 2110 tfpin St. Dial 2-7012 LARGE SELECTION Now Is the Time To Get Material For Winter Decor from seed. days; delphinium, 20 days: di- , .Vith temperatures likely to shoot j ant])USi 5 days; foxglove, 10 days; up to 100 dep-Cfis in the sun. the; Discus, 15 days- hollyhocks 5 days: safe wa,v is to prepare ,'i seed ned, llc , speri . q 1(1 ^ Bvs . gaiilantias" 20 of fine, porous soil, which is shaded;,].,^. i T i lms f n days- physalis liolitly f r o m t h c mirlday smi or can! 2 o'davs"; llnum, S days'; lupine, 8 bo shaded with a canopy of cheese- 1 (1; ., vs .' i ycnn ; S) 10 riays- pliysal^. rloth. laths, or burlap. A wld| 3 5 ' day.s; salvin, 15 days; pyrulh- frnnie is easily fitted with such a!,. urn '20 days; stokesia. 20 days; canopy, or a special bod surround- ; l n , n i u S i )0 d ' avs; veronica, 15 davs. ed by a wooden curb to keep oVf j washing 1 rains is easily prepared. jsoil in the seed-bed should not be i fertilized. or cured in ehTcrine w a t e r . ; Sow perennial soed in rows, just enthusiasts!""''I "scd during " d r a b winteri'" 15 - vou woulcl radishes, depth vary. . . . . , " ' " ' i month'; ' i i n " from h a l £ an incl1 fnr t h e ed along the baqk of the house will gave little thought to dried arrange-; ir ' ·_' ^ ,,__,..., _,...... ' 1V .Jsmallfir s*eds. to an inch for the With summer bloom,|laci flower arrangement provide a holidav atmosphere dur- mcnts. But this is the time oil From cuUivalad plants arranger ran get poppy seed cases.! year when these blooms must b e j t n j ! o w trce ; soeds (w hi'ch aro ahou preserved for winter dccornlion. |right for cutting now and carma ing the Christmas season. Garden Hobby Taking care of the garden, discovering: and experimenting with new plants is a hobby with Mrs. , , ,, ., ft v-Liedecke, She spends some time l 'P mcie dmra to dr v ' I{ sto - r?rt m Fl |,Tohnson grass an each day in the yard, watering: the j cool dark .place the blooms \ v i l l j m n t e r j a i become or: - ' '.'jsoil, using sand or a mixture o' ll "|sand and fine soil, or peat, or ·j . _ ,, . .. . . Hydrangea hlooHis should be cut!seed heads, especially just as they are fading and hungl l e ^ f t - d oncs ; , " ' Ornamental gourcis. the red [humus. Keep the soil moist until! and all kinds of 5 ornamental when I the seeds sorout. aVicl the plants; jw'ell established: then water norm o a l s MaIly. Label each row so that you" "[retain their color. Cellophane Used As Blood Vessel Patch .'.'. ST. r LOUIS : rtAP)--Usa.of cellophane ai;'a.; blow-out patch on, the aorta or large blood vessel of the abdomen is reported in "gvmrery" by Dr. I., C. Middleman of St. Louis University .School of Medicine and Dr. N. T, Drey of Jewish Hospital. A sheet of cellophane Coxcomb, eelosia, bachelor but- j by the arranger. jtbe correct combination is sn;cctedi !et J, e plants'KI- i b v th.- nrransrer. - Hons, strawflowers and other color' fui everlastings can be gathered at Several thistles dry interestingly. j know what kind and color of plants j are growing. Keep .weeds down a n d ; until they, a r e ; large enough to handle, when they, should be moved to a nursery row. A now booklet which features those j an(1 g.j vcn rooin t(V dgvelon until) - __ . . , patience Ruth Gannon is a . more j i f ' you know in advance, when .to! tions are not made of dead mater-1 or" ial. They must be picked w,hm the [imposing book which pictures many! expect the seedlings to show. The; sap is still ki the stems, and the;dried arrangements. 'jfollbwinsr list oc sublects easy to| material is cured. . . Jt r s. D. E. Bdk and Mrs. E. L, {grow shows the average time re-] Seed pods make interesting av-jcaldwoll are both artists with dried i quired, for g«rn\ination under fayor-i was wrapped around the vessel, rangemcnts too. Castor b e a n s,i materials, finding; many interesting; a We conditions: -hich had an aneurysiti, a weak. . cned spot caused by infiltration oC .fat or cholesterol. The vessel had swelled-/ .and. threatened to burst. The'cellophane" patch gave the tear a chance to heal. A male patient is.' working at his job two years later. Anchusa. 10 days: ' achillea. 10i anlhemis. S days: boltonia 5! sweet gum. balls from East Texas, |pieces which can be used. Tithonia seed'heads gathered justj Driftwood, of course, is before-they arc dry enough to shat-jdarri collector's item for trie dec-!days; campanulas, 5 days: carna-j ter, and many grasses with inter- j orator who likes dried arrange-! Uons, 5 days, columbine, . 5 ' d a y s ; : estjng seed heads are available for;merits. For background, for unusual coreopsis, 5 days: Shasta daisies,' the wide awake arranger. Lotus'lines and for substituting- as a con-'' DOES SHE DESERVE A SUPER SEND-OFF? ANTS AND OTHER INSECTS Eliminated in 1 Treatment, Guaranteed Riddance for a Minimum of 6 Months. Cost of Average 5 Room Home, 512.50 PEST FOG INC. 1124 Morgan Dail 3-0308 ASH TREES Growing -- Ready to plant! House and Patio Plants SUCH AS: IVIES · PHILODENDRONS · CKOTONS Fiddle Leaf Figs Complete Line: SEEDS NURSERY STOCK INSECTICIDES COLD and TROPICAL FISH AQUARIUMS and PET SUPPLIES Currie Seed Co 909 S. STAPLES DIAL 4-9335 seed heads-aid cat ta'ls in different i iainer sized can be dried, perhaps ?hel- jean be useful. unusual shaoed pieces 1 " Many Bene From Gardenin ' Kb one can deny that "M o r e i employe relations and reduce ab- grows in a garden than the garden- jsenteeism. Gardening has a l s o " e r " has" sown,' 11 Dr. Jonathan F 0 r-; f o " n rt a . n .. i m P o r t B n t P^ p - in l n e , . . , - . .. . ., (rehabilitation of disabled vptcr- man said in a recent radio lal!«. .- ai1Si Dr. Fprman is editor of the Ohio; Psychiatrists now believe t h : i l State Medical Journal. ! mentally ill people can often He emphasized-the new mid v j l a l j b e n e f i t e d by gardening, lie «d role gardening now plays in mod-j More, and 'wore institutions' ern life in such highly important these patients have come to re. fields as education and therapy for nize the his'h value of be mental illness. Today the garden has become a means of calming inner conflicts and relaxing tense as a healing- agent in any propvniii designed to help restore the mentally ill lo health. nerves as well as a mean's o f j In stressing the help that gar- teaching children about the beauty and importance of growing things in the world around them. Besides these benefits, gardening provides family health through increased outdoor exercise, provides better nourishment through stretching the food budget and gives the gardener a definite morale lift. Recent gardening programs- forjaneo. rombnt juvenile delinquency employes, which many firms have j and develop appreciation of She adopted, have proved their w o r t h . ] b e a u t i f u l nnd worthwhile things. according to Dr, Forman. Thcw! Dr. Korman, a vtre piesidcnl of projrums create better employer-!the National Garden 1 n s 111 u t e, dening gives to children in coming to know the beauties of nature, Dr. Forman said. "The educators realize that, as old as gardening is, U is still in iis infancy in the schoolroom." H e explained t h a t gnrdeninsr could help educate the child for train him in sclf-roli- spoke nhout the means this orca-l I n i z a i i o n is usins in promote a iia-i ilion-widc school gnrder. pvogTf.m.- ;The Trw'ti'n'e b?san its project by; iofferin;; niontbly instrurtion" guide?; :on p.irrtening !o tl\ Sfi.OOfi cipiiien- · ·t;uy pul)!ie a:id p.-.rocliial si'hools; Mn t h a U n i f e d States \vilh f i v c ; '· rooms or more. j j The prowinir of f a m i l y L i b e r t y , ifrnnii'ns was praised by Pr. For-! i m a n . rany sii^h jrardena Jiro now; j being planned as an aid to national; | food conservation and to help ootm-j jteract inflntinnary food prices. He; jsugpestod Hint the seven basic! (foods he kept in mind when thej garden- is being planned, and that i c h o i c e of, which fruits and ! wpetables to grow ho marie with: jthis in mind. i i Family gardens, he said, result! J i n both bettor n u t r i t i o n /or t h e . i f a m i l y and more economy in t h e ; i f a m i t y food burisej. Tn nddition Jo; I nil pvaetieal usvs, uolliinsr p'UT.' ( b e l t e r dividends in f f i n n l y h e n l t h , MSI v e l s x n t m n nnd Ilium a Rarden. in enjoyment, GARI9EN SUGGESTIONS WATER FO© THE BRAND NEW TYPE of GARDEN HOSE NOZZLE Amazingly Efficient! COLCHIUM THE MYSTERY DULB Plant NOW! Atlas Fish fertilizer imubion IT IS DEODORIZED ond FiNE for YOUR PLANTS -- 3SIZES-35C '$1.00 $1.90 SEE OUR HUGE DISPLAY OF CACTI 20 DIFFERENT VARIETIES- ARNOLD GARDEN HOSE SPRAYERS The Convenient Way To Spray Yo'ur Plants LOTS of N I C E PLANTS and PLANTERS for YOUR HOME AND PATIO- PET SUPPIES -- SOIL BUILDERS GARDEN TOOLS -- INSECTICIDES OTJNC WISE SEED GO. SOI V anfr D1AU 3-4424 ttlA s itatn.,!., DIAL 5-H42 PARALYZED Ai Look At Her NOW! 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