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4.B Corpus Christ! CALLEHTIMES. Sun., Aug. 12, 1951; Water Garden | When Top Soil |Becomes Dry j Veteran gardeners have l o n g balance between air and w a t e r 1 practiced the maxim: Give a plain j must bn maintained. A plant will ' (or a garden; a drink when it's make th* best root growth, said dry. In other words, do not ke»p Dr. Pa^e, when it is drying the the soil wet, but let it get thirsty (soil down.'When the soil is soaked, between drinks. jand the excess drains away quick- In a lecture to florists, Dr J. !*'. fresh air enters the soil" to take BojxHPage of Ohio State university jt h e P lace ° J the water. The roots jfavfi a scientific view of the prob-1 reach out for water as the supply lern of watering, which indorsed! diminishes, and vigorous growth this old gardener's maxim. j results. A good soil holds both water andj Dr - Page's explanation makes it air at the same time, he said. | dear wh . v an alternating cycle of Thesu are held in spaces between thorough watering:, and a period o! the soil particles, called "pores." drying out should be followed. When there is an excess of water, But watering should be thorough air is driven out, and the plants enough to wet the soil as deep as (suffer for lack of it. This occurs in the roots go, at least. This cannot GROUTS' WITHOUT SOIL--Carl Molitor here shows plants he grew in solution of chemicals from corner drug store. gardens when water stands on the surface; and is the reason why be done by sprinkling a period every day; that HYDROPONICS Magic Garden Grows Without Aid of Soil b r i e f is bad j quick drainage of excess water isi waterjnj; practice because it moist- so-important, lens only the top few inches of soil, Lack of water, on the othir hand, 'and encourages root growth near is also h a r m f u l tr th« plants. A i t h e suilac.e where the soil dries| ___. ,, ..___|^ l ( ^ quickly. The soil m u s t bri jsonkccl deeply whenever rainfall is] j i n s u f f i c i e n t !o provide abundant waler. That means, when less thnn on»! inch each week (alls on the garden in S u m m e r - t i m e . ! Let the hose run without a sprlnk- i !er, so that th3 water falls upon a i board which scatters it and prevents wa?hii£ out a jjullpy, or use a canvas hor.p which leaks all along j i t s length, and serves as a portable i irrigation ditch. I In Slowing ineions and tomatoes, many amateurs f n r i thnt by sinking a tile inlo the ground near each Summer Garden Mulches Save Work and Moisture Jt »ill pay to experiment w i t h i garden mulches. There is nothing I new about the idea, but the trend of, ·expert opinion among agricultural j , j experimenters favors the use of i mulches to replace cultivation. Anything which covers garden 'soil between plants is a mulch. Experiments have been made with nearly everything including *on! crete walks laid between garden ; rows. i One nf the most practical and sat- (isfactory mulch materials is lawn ; clippings. Three to six inches may i be piled on the soil around tomato !elai;ts. -and they will keep the j ground moist, while allowing rain to i enter. Such a mulch lowers instead I of raises the temperature. In ap- i plying it a layer two inches thick GARDEX AID--Paper laid between garden rows and held down by wire staples, keeps down weeds, and keeps in water. By AN'DY ANDERSON I ter tasting vegetables and 16, Molitor hn..s w r i t t e n AP Npwsfi'nturds times as many as an ordinary gar-'less growing in national JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla.-lden? 'over a period of years ami Want a year-round garden with n o j Carl Molitor, who has made a i u s t published a booitl-l on bugs, weeds or disease? mam* for h l t n s e l l HS «ti "xpi'it in"ub.je.ct. H'' c n l l ^ it "riiagir Which you can hoc with a tooth-j hydroponics, nays anybody pick?. And not worry a m m l j u a s i l y have just about that draught? And which produces bet sily thing. Experienced Gardener To Make Her Home Here Corpua Christ! will s o o n b e j n n r l day lilies, "home" for a gardening expert. She if. Miss Betty Bradford, a mena- I h n t grow to a Philadelphia r a n d e n h i R " - ntul it's ju.st about that. · Vrgrt;ih|cs' % pro\\'n !lie hyd'-'.'pon i .,_---i^.jy b r i n g up to 10(1 percent morp j t l i a n Knil-grown nne.v he points ( o u t ; Kl'f f i r m e r t h a n lhn;:p :;in\vn i in wet climates; and have b » t t e r j taste-. This kind of growing in hi g- comrnercia! style can he expensive but gardening Molitor's way costs next to nothing, and l.-i prn'ciically aiding and soil-'-hiU. before the seed is sown, thev i can simplify the task of watering. \\.ter poured into the tile is carried immediately clown to the deep est. roots, and t h ' s often results in Us. h a s : CANVAS HOSE -- Canvas hose which leaks through mesh spreads water evenly over garden. GARDENING PENNY PECKENPAt'GH, Garden Editor '.piled on later. A covering of newspapers laid between the rows will keep weeds down. It can be held down with stones, or wire staples. The layer Mulches of fresh organic material, such as manure, straw, alfalfa, peat moss, and others stabilze the granular structure of soils «*-id prevent surface compaction. In testing various mulching materials, it was found that when- seeds of Chewing's fescue grass should be several sheets thick, and j were sown between plant rows, it laid down wet. Rain will find its (produced the same effect as a pood way into the soil ,m the spaces!manure mulch at considerably _!?."* around the plants where the much!expense. does not fit close!}'. When hot, dry i f jght alufinum foil, such as ' w e a t h e r prevails the old papers!kitchens use, has proved good for can be removed and a new layer! mulching commercial vegetabls laid down aftpr the ground has been : tops. The bright surface reflects thoroughly soaked. j the sun and keeps down the tem- of the soil beneath. Proportion Important In Gardens P l a n t i n g large plants with even larger flowers in the Maine size g a r d e n i n g space has thrown many i;;irden.s ;ill out of proportion. The s ; ze of plants grown should depend on the width of the flower bed. the si/,e of the shrubs already growing nnd the over-all garden a r e a . Annuals and perennials f o r j the, flower border should be as c a r e f u l l y selected as foundation shrubs. i A good rule Is for the. tallestj landscaping, she says. The land- In private life Miss Bradford ls| can on U P Wtow haa some very iP! a " l \""L l ° ^ ·caping should be a f r a m e to a Mrs. Albert Bloom. She and Pnnt ic « chlv « Browing in a peanut; 1 * lhc w » d l h o£ tne «TMe.rhed. Even', ber of the Royal Horticulture ciety of Great Britain, Miss Bradford is also a In mi- pcnpe architect, radio broadcaster, w i t h 32 So-lgroiipi'd M a n v to IS Knstcr-liki! In ciu.stcM-s, atiii Northerners who lilies ;lit f e e t ! li I i es lilacs. for Instance, he has an old ; w-RShtub back of his Ocean Bmile- ,viml h n r n e li»re. Jt is two feel in ' ' d i n n t i ' t e r , n p p r n x i m a t e l y the /tg- movr-d to le-xns c o m p l a i n t h a I K r ( . S H l ( . an , a ,,f a w i n d o w hox It Ulcv mlss lllnc», so Ml«s n n u l f o r r l . n m v h a s t n m n l o n i n i m h o r mid taclurer, writer and formerly an f n w , hrPe a p c p l M , a , t y^, wl fTMJ» plln" *hou ix nch"" Interior decorator. ! Hungarian and n Pcrsinl lilac t h a t : high Landscaping ha* changed as,' were, heavy with fragrnnce. like tin- i .., . , . , . .,, radically an house design. says'Nortlwm lilacs. I ' rxr "" ct lo h ' H ' v e s l fll ollt - ^ Miss Bradford. The modern low| A tre* which grows in her yaid,!} 1 ,^ 11 ^ "L^* 1 TM,!!TM month"'" . . .. . (pounds of produce from that cottage style house should not be j the Cordia. should b» very popular i^'V,'" t b f j " PXt t h r P e landacapfld like its taller ancestor 11" Texas, she says. It has" fragrant! said. with towering shrubs that hide the!white, flowers arid is rather small i To ' ni »ke a hydropor. c windows. The danger is In over-1Plans To Movp Hern ' H a k e any container fom a peanut picture, the pictur* being the house. jBlooni have n home in Victoria Shrubs that hide the house and its now, but they p!nn to move to windows are definitely wrong. Valued Hobby Landscaping is a worthwhile hobby and from the standpoint u( enjoyment no price can bo placed on it. And of course, it does have Corpus Cfrristi very soon. She already owns a nursery here. Having landscaped yards from Maine to California to Texas when her husband was transferred from one post to another, Miss Bradford monetary real estate value besides i is f a m i l i a r with markets, «ml iri- the enjoyment value. [tends to bring In Corpus Chnsli A yard needs a woman's touch, | many exotic and unusual plnnis. Mis* Bradford says. In landscap-j This year the own*r of a large ing she always works closely with jcaladium nursery in Lake Placid th« woman of the house. First all she discovers what colors they i Bradford" after the weH-k n o w n more c a r e in selection is necessary when the border is narrow. Only Fix H screen part way down in- 'dward growing, nil-summer flower- 'inj* plants should be used. Varieties nf Chinese delphinum. apace between that «nd the w a t e r - d w a r f iris, .single petunias a n d bilow; sprinkle, sawdust (or grav-| c i war f phlox arc preferable lo big or broken glass) on the screen: |hybrids. Dwarf marigolds, dwarf can). Procedure side; punch an overflow hole Stealing the Hard Way peralure Waste lumber is used by some ·gardeners, to shade the ground be- FRESNO, Calif., Aug. 11. (AP) i tween rows. By laying down boards -- Officers last night arrested four i when planting the. garden and vouths, age IS to 18. who had r e - j walking on them rather than the moved the caps of pop bottles!soil, the ground is kept loose, and which were still in a vending!by shifting the boards between machine, then absorbed th e con- rows, weeds can be killed without tents through straws. hoeins A N T S A N T S ANTS One Year Service Guarantee DYSART PEST CONTROL 908 S. Staplei Ph. 2-8S01 Enjoy A Patio or Ttrrac* or «· holU It (w C.C. DUNBRIKCO. 2119 I.,lpan St. Dill 2-7012 low this so there bo an n i r . plant seeds four t i m e s closer l h a n i K j ' n n j a s f t n c i verbena make t h e pn ' closer BANANA HEDGE--For quick growth Mr. and Mrs. Byrd Harris of 3122 Topeka planted a row of banana trees along t h e i r north fence. Now the hedge has reached a height of 15 feet in Jess than two years. Zinnias, phlox a ad geraniums bloom along the border and ligustrum plants f i l l out ihe hedge. ich way is IS) more or less retuiif" ly _ ...,.,, '' nn: 'heu jump back and prepare 'plants' : f J F l a . , named a ca'ladiurn'uifs ""Betty | to harvest. ;' . , horficr plant;;, Among the sprmkls! U l n m and r h i z o n s p s the w i i n s"lti i,,,^, i n o and g] aci , oll;s m a k e bulbs, in v\ The s t ! J f £ for solution voir Ann uals and perennials enhance in their house and chooses]landscape. artist/The'leaf o f ' t h i s ! TM " bu y st the comer drug rtorW|*e beauty of your permanent similar ones for the yard. Women caladium la red, fading to brown j su p. h -? tllff as e P som sMs - borax, ;-! h f UD5 Md f i v e - vf) . u cut_IJowers. from a pale green edging. generally know more" about colors same colors that are chosen for Indoors. Misa Bradford took over the landscaping of one yard, investigated the house first and found the living room decorated in deep purple and reds. So for the flowerbed right outside the picture win- than men, she believes. The shrubs, In Victoria .-he formed three new roses and perennials should be the garden clubs, encouraging e a c h new subdivision of the town to have its own club. She felt it was a good idea for neighbors to get together, study their own peculiar soil conditions and all work .together. A , graduate of Wellesley, ...Miss Bradford was fascinated by interior decorating and began restoring old hnm.es In Now England. When she couldn't get men to landscapa old fashioned gardens like she wanted, she went to Columbia University to study landscape architecture. Later when aha was in California she received a fellowship from the Royal Horticulture Society 'of Great Britain and attended its school at WisJey in Great Britain, * When she first Went to California dow Miss Bradford set out deep purple passion flowers, red bou- gahTvilles. and in the c 8 n ter a grouping of golden lantana to watch the jrold accessories in the living room. Surrounding th« ian- taria' were deep purple and red petunias. Works Otrt Color* This landscape architect works out colors in arranging borders, too. Sh« shies away from indiscriminate planting of .shrubs that . , are green but which lack attac- Plants in the nurseries there. Soon tive color.. i dozens of native plants filled e very Miss Bradford bellevea she hasi n u wy sis a result of her work. perfected a soil conditioner which j ^ was for this that she received will; counteract the alkali soil 'injthe British fellowship, this region. Most of the will saltpeter, Iron sulphate, manga.-1 Information in seed catalogs ncse sulphate, zinc sulphate, and |- e11 y olj what flowers are best suited Gardener Finds Beachhead 5 in Yard | By JOB WINO nity. When they sting they die, PORT WASHINGTON, N, Y.,iand suicide to them is an inci- ,, . . - r ~ ._., - ..,,.-., Aug. n. (JP -- There's a Co'mmu-i dent. . · } ou can get fewer cops In cold blooming throughout the summer, nist movement in my back yard! E ach bee Is f assigned tasks byj 1TT1 n t a * 1 1 Q T l l » « C l l ^ * (LTrtlf Trt*« * a - l f d . . v . . i _ ,, . . . . . . . . i i- t-Vi .·» ITMr-rt r*-rt -m *i ntra*« « finnw/^lvi rr * r\ i Reg. $6.85 (Subject to stock on hand) SPECIAL 50 FOOT Garden Hose £ Fuli 5/8" iniidt diamittr -jlr Reinforced with ftrong body »f hose yarn Black Corrugated cover of Natural Rubber Brass Coupling! MAKE KEYS 722 S. PORT HARDWARE CO. C U T THREAD PIPE DIAL 2-8706 copper sulphate. Such a purchase coat M o litor $1.90 and made 128 gallons of grow- to dry soil and full sun or moist soil and shaded areas. Plant the flowers of one variety ing solution. It would take months together rather than in a row to use that much in a small garden. across the length of the flowerbeds. A plant with many small flowers, cimates naturally, Molitor «aya, grow inside the house when noth- much more effective than a \'a-jand I want to be the. first to with large blooms maturing j port it. jat one time. . - ,, . . ».».*, t.j t-v i . v i i v . w \jiO,lAi^Jl 1 t*O, .* - '- - - - - - ,. there were only a couple of native ' e p owtn ? solution below, water- · · · - ' ing is necessary only to keep the sawdust moist. ing Is growing outride. You can! also srow very pretty centerpieces'! Transplant or set out plants on of ivy and such, as "Mr*. Molitor I a warm, windless cloudy day. If does. (this isn't possible, wait until late A?id because this kind of jrsrdenl a ^ernoon when the sun c a n n o t weighs so, little (especially if you reach them, use sawdust), it is easily" carried about when necessary. Most plants need soms sunlight, but that's about all. After the roots reach down through the screen into Protection from th« mm Is important. Keep the plants partially covered thi first few days. . The ground should not be allowed to dry out nor become water logged. A good watering in the morning is best, j As a tip for gardeners during plants Miss_ Brad- August, Miss Bradford suggests ~ that roses be rested during this Supply · This scientific growing: i." best,- , Molitor explains, because you can' e If good, healthy plants are plac- re-'the unseen master, according to! Jan immutable, economic plan. | · They share the work and the 1 By rough calculation it already I includes 130.000 cells, and if things | honey; : AU but ^th*^ d r°nes, w^ho keep going- like they are now, total should be 200,000 by m^r's end. · Whenr! bought three pounds of workers plus one mated queen this spring: I certainly had no idea that the! ar8 chased out to die before win-. I ter closes, down. And the queen, i who lives for years instead of forj "weeks, and who is the. fountain-1 head of new generations. Seems to me that it adds up to Communist regime, or in som« v,, 0 j,^^ wm ^j heavily upon: . , . - / - , them. But now, six stings and $30J res P ects to what.-n Communist re-j later I am pretty well convinced ?TMe would Iik« to be. · , ' * -_ , . t v-t-rtT i *T**^ y^m (·*! 4T*i« y*j^ir«/» M T e l r t t ^ . v 4-Ma* ! these bee.s are Marxists. FBI] please note. ford uses are brought from Califor- r nia since she worked in that state j month. They should be pruned and also. She tries out many o£ the j t h e buds should be. picked off. Then plants hi her own.yard first, andj*hpy should be fed with a soil i f - t h e y live through the sumnieri ofind ' t ioner and watered just en- arid, winter she passes them on to! pll Ph to keep them alive. " omciChristi roses then will have ,. t , irisiful fnJ! growth, she prnmisrs. LARGE SELECTION ASH TREES Growing -- Ready to plant! set out a new crop every week or so to keep a constant supply of! vegetables: the plant always' has! 1\V\v - UV conclusion is th«! [only yield I have had from the! _ . . . ,. .. ,,,, ,'hive. Mv bee-raisins; neighbor as-! By watching _ the hive, a more ft t ^ od £ fa ; restful hoobv than hoeing a £ar-i , w , ^ . ^ *. ^- .^: beds with sufficient amounts! den despite 'stings and threats of' g year saould ? el me o. pounds] plant foods, you will j same, and by reading bee books, I've had my eyes opened to things have cutting flowers all summer. al! the necessary- minerals bc- in these Maybe I've been sabotaged. put them there; the PJague PttMl, Ecuador t f « n f !-iA*-l^ n» ·-.«. I ^ ' cause you i weather doesn't bother vou. has no more author- j 140th Air Willg Moved j i t y than the figurehead leader. ofi'T' TJ^ca «'Plniria ·Ia'Communist satellite state. She.i A O odse al ^ 1 « J » hike Uie rest, takes orders from! DENVER, .Aug. 11. (AP) -- j The government knows this he : t i ul ' 1 ' tj - Ecuador. Aug. 11. (AP)'an unseen master. -Who that is,!Brig. Gen. Joe C. Moffitt. corn-' icints out and has abotit'' ''00 : ' 1 ' lle Defense ministi? said today-outsiders can't figure out. imancling officer, said todav that | PthPW~iirthVvaVd 'of"hcr home!airi«tiro«.rihPn^irhav;bc B utri B c r M n t ^'droponic' gardens ", n ;two Bciiadorcan army garrisons: The workers work themselves toithe 104th Fighter-Bomber Wing isj oincK. m we \ a r a of her .lome.^'iri.u ro..vS men w i n w n e heautt- _ Tfipan produc j n e vreetable^ f o r ^ a l t h c PRra-Ecuador border were; death in the course of a few weeks,!being transferred from Buckley! . . . . _ _ : hospitalised armed, forces t me'm-' f l n a c k e f i by Feruviar forces three' staying on the job from dawn to:Field near Denver f .o Clovis, (N. i ····P 1 ' TMTMTM- tJ "WiHHB! l n ' ' 'times in t h e ' l a s t 4S hours. Ths,dark. iM.l Air Force Base. . ! ·^^^"^ ^""^^Wi Vine-fresh tomatoes at abouti' two nations are currently engaged The sick and injured are kicked! The 140th is made up principal-\ I I A R f i P SPI PCTIHW · three cants a pound? Molftor asks"! m R Border dispute., .out ruthlessly to die. The masterjfy O f Coloradoans formerly parti H l,MrVV3E JCi»£V I I W n ·i?ure-and where ever you live- TM* ministry said the attacks jc-ispirit of the hive gives no thought! 0 f the state Air National Guard ' · ^ammmtmmm^m^mm^ · I water cress, herbs, cucumbers i cun ' cd Thursday night, Friday to the individual. I · · · A ^ H T M m I? C ·broccoli, lettuce--even corn po .'looming and Friday night at Gual-. Tl'.c guardians of the gate think j · «"ft MF I» A ·% Sit Ki M · tatoes. radishes, carrots. ' and!" 1 " 0 anri Moreno. Santiago Zamora j nothing of throwing away their! F ^ wheat. But corn, wheat or potatoes I Province. 'own lives to protect the cornmu-i ft rnw ', n ~ __ D««J» *^ «l»...«.t I are not ver y Practical. 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