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Sunday, August 19, 1951
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4». CMfW ChrMi CALLER-TIMES, Sun., Aug. 19, 1951 M * A- GARDENER'S WORK IS NEVER DONE--With two full-time helpers to work the grounds at Incarnate Word Convent, Sister Xavier often finds it necessary to take up a hoe herself for there is always more to be done in a garden than can be finished in any one day. TAKES HARD WORK Wide Variety of Plant Life Grows in New Convent Garden Trees Deserve Proper Care To Stay Strong Planting Site Requires Close Consideration With the shade and btauty they. holes spactd two feet apavt, six to provide, trees are more valuable eight feet a , vav from ^ base of Ulan we realize. The proper arnoun' ., . . '. ., . , , I of nutrients and moisture will give the U ' ee ' and about 1S mches deep " ! them a richer, denser foliage -ind. I f ^e fertilizer us likely to burn increase the blooms in flowering th e soil, it is best to use a funnel trees. · ; '- u d pour into the holes to within The need of special feeding is not a f t w inches ot lbt *» and the TM~ ahvavs obvious unless vou consider ! nia ' mn ? 0 P eni "« fll . lwt ^ com ~ the number of roots 'that draw i f^ ot loam - Organic al ^' nuneral nourishment from the soii. It is dif- !? e V zer , Can be a PP hed both ln jfieult for the average tree owner l._ ,:.._ ., i-.....-.i ; . .i.. i rouncung realize that malnutrition is the! bK . trce as ll Wl!1 not burn. By KAY BVMJM Except lor the long drought, the lulling January freeze., and blistering summer winds, Sister Xavier has had little dftticulty turn- Ing Into a. garden spot the once- barren campus of the new convent of tlje Sisters of The Incarnate Word and Bleased Sacrament, Her plants were besieged by caterpillars in tlie early summer, but a nun from" §a.n Antonio told her how to vanquish the marauders, and they ».tt no more. The convent gardens are youn£, but amazingly -widespread »nd well-established to have been started casually with two gardenias just 18 months ago; and to have been supervised entirely by Sister Xavirr, who,se experience up to that time had been limited to ivy mid potted geraniums. PlVnly «f Help But' hundreds o( peopli- h a v e helped. Sister Xnvier liiiHten.s to cxpliiin. Every seed planted, every blade of grass, tree and shrub, hais been donated. Also, good advice, and pardon how. Her experience should refute forever the old Kuperstition that it is bad luck to a»y "Thank You." for Rifts of plants.. It is said they won't grow it you do. "I've thanked everybody, for even' seed. And I pray for them," the Sister said. "Does this look like bad luck?" she asks, wnvlnp her hand to include the block-long: campus on South Alamcda. It does not. First and still most spectacular planting i» tj||' pjfcaenntha hedge across the ffcfrl W the grounds. Tha 335 shrubs, now three feet high, are gifts of Incarnate Word Academy alumnae. Pyracantha also border s the inside of the deep arc driveway from street to convent entrance, enclosing what will one-day be a solid area of roses, if dark-eyed, determined Sister Xavier has her way -- and it is safe to say it will one day be a est and most, common } j enemy. ; Deciduous trees should be plant-] and un-1 ec! during the period after the i -,» w^td leaves fall and before'the buds ap-l ear in the spring. unders-izpd c Evergreen type trees have two 1 ' 1 twig "rowth Ups'P n ' rerable P eriods for ^nsplant-: PATT UTJ CJT A STlf : , , . j . k , " , ' , * · , ; i n « but the times can be extended JC1* I JLlUO1S1O-L liv/ :of branches dvmg back, dead: .". . ll -" es t JJ IJ Je «Menueai i branches, undersized or sparse fo-^ vitn spec^l tare. From March I* iliage and yellow or browning: June and from.late August through| i leaves °i October is Uie preferable time for) ! Need' Food ' i Planting. * j Street and shade trees should be: Trees should never bo planted! 'given plant foods twite a year and!where the future root's growth willi ' provided sufficient'moisture. Trees! 1 * retarded or air cannot reach Jhe in wooded areas replenish their i root system. Trees need not only; own chemical and mineral nutri-!plant frods but liberal and an un-! ents and humus by the compostinir; f a i l i n S supply of lifegiving air that: .-nkboro C-nxbn Club of grasses, leaves'^xnd weeds. Ouri f i l t e r K ci °wn through the p'orousysoil.' u t o ' GARDEN CLUB 'COMMITTEE-- Members of the Woodsboro Garden Club's yearbook committee were in Corpus Christ! last we ek making arrangements for the yearbook. The club has several projects for the beau tification of the city this year.- Pictured are (left to right) Mrs. Edward M. Bush, Mrs. L. M. Piehl and Mrs. C. W. Lamson. FLOWERS FOR: THE ALTAR--Since early spring Sisters of the Incarnate Word and Sacred Heart have had flowers daily from their own garden for the altar in the convent chapel. Above, Sister Auxiliadora places an arrangement on the altar. the wind blew them over before ground for a kindergarten the Sis- they reached perfection. ters conduct, Lawns are spreading all across i the front, spaced with beds o£ flow- Woodsboro Club Sets Fall Program Mrs. J. M. Thorn- ias. Mrs. C. A. TuXtle. Jr. i Also Mrs. A. C, Walston, Mrs. :O. W. White, Mrs. H. L. Wilson land Mrs. F. Woelke. i Associate members are Mrs. G. E. Beonig, Mrs. \V. M. Dodson, Mrs. -A. C. Koontz, Mrs. W. P. McLaughlin, Mrs. A. Murray and Mrs. D. E. Smith. awn trees do not Ret tins lor such , H a t e r Uell - f f ,, . t d d uh ambitious ; p ^ , The local point of Woodsboro to continue this this beautl-i . 'f\ P f i Red China Offers Swap u. s. nitrogenous fertilizers or forcing nro , d " ei.cpuidgement. dub supervises the beautificationj iron sulphate into the two's vusV 1 ' . . . . . . . .. .. . i, f i r s t among the projects fo« j an(J nlairltenance of the park . The : WASHINGTON. Aug. 18. «l - cular system through holes drilled 1 ,, . lr « e! ! 8' et "to real trouble .f iheir,wU is to study periennmls and an-j m c m b havo takon ch O f jObjection by the Narcotics Bureau into the trunk. | hirst is unslaked. In hot. dry auals so Unit members «=*«'' ia ii planting, walerint; and land. ! balked a proposal by Red China This mtthod of fecdlnc- should ' U e a l h - r U o e iollit 8 e ma . v 8 u 'e otfi achieve, as nearly as possible' _r 6l b ,U.IIAIU a. y ^v J h TM^ ^ S ter than the root,, can L upervi.ed the malntenanceof the SC ^ park has palm twes in the j center and from this a radical ! arrangement of annuals. Various alvi shrubs have been '" be lished tree surgery companies. -upervised ; replenish, it. The result is the fo-|i3 months of blooms in their gur- The an^un? of nutriente needed i! laBC Wilt , S ' drle ? OUt , a "{?, the lree l««»- At its TM^' meetlngs'the leepnds upon the.soil's d^ficieiK-ies J'. s ,, se verely weak , v '" Ctl - , VVllCn ''"'"-'^oup will study plants which ' - " i s .scarce thorough wittering; should he set out that month for of ten ,,, . ,, ,, The information was given a tre e « wei o t out House ' l PP r °P naUolls subcommit- l e e by Dc P ut * Nan ' oUcS ° m n i i s - . s»oncr G. W. Cunningham. Hia test- deepnds upon the size it Hie tree and its close , , .- , proximity to other plant Hit- iU llUel " v:lls ot ten days is good;bloom Inter on. The umount of plant food to use* prUL ' lll;c - i BeautUii-ation of the N e g r o ; M-necmeu n-i. -UC-M . , uround each tree is usually based' ! -^ the w«t,-r ooze slowly out of i school is another of the club's P''^ Upends Mrs "ciavton W-ilter- of ; " n o n y xvas " iade r 1: - ve * u ' rdil 'upon the i l t a r m t e r of th» trunk the hoso. movim? the hose around! jeets. Lust year ii ,began to m a k e i j i ' ' « , . ' , ' , ' , ' . · , ' , ';! i Cunningham said the Chinese Com- . . . . . . . . . i.uipu.^ v n i conuuti .1 t.or- . nnmisls j 10 ij nlore t n,-ui enough the other speaker ; o p i u m , Q supp , y the whole v- . 0 ,. ld : for a year. And t!rtiK addiction in the United States is rising: at such a rate, Cun- feasured In cireumferewe abuui ''-' assure the - entiiv root area is. plans to plain shrubs, trees and , four to five fiv.-t up from the 'Well .saturated. A lawn sprinkler at tin- .school. Members ;.ilso;^,jjj j )e , -\^ ss ground. Tin' dosage varies witli Uie: ll "' Hl :o\'er,s a wiilo area will work i supervised the maintenance of the; n m n OI -" t [,' fi kind of fertilizer used and will) t!iei nlc ' cl . v provided you let the water,.school grounds, encouraging t h e ' need of tin- tree for increased soil! 1 '"" lon !s enough to secure deep Children to take an interest and fertility. The most commonly used |pent.-tr:ition. rule for detelmining the amount j needed is from one. to three pounds! for each inch. Less fertilizer is generally applied for evergreen than for deciduous trees (those that drop th-sir foliage in the autumn). Feeding .Method Feedings are generally made by in the upkeep. Plans' GARDENING PENNY PECKENPAUGH. Garden Editor chair-; Service at! ; Texas AM The club also plans j t I to visit Corpus Christi gardens. '. . i Every spring the Woodsboro! nm ". hsu " sa ' c ''... "^ 'club has a flower show which needs 57 addmnnal Special Summer Care Should Be Given Lawns the ' bureau enforcement agents and $130,000 more money for the purchase of illicit drugs for evidence. stimula'tes interest in gardening. Participating in-this show, is the Junior Garden Club or the Dirt- daubers with their flower a r - j * rangements. The Dirtdaubers Club: ft South Korea N.1W is also sponsored by the Garden i _ _ ^ | Club, The members work with the jMcil Get U.S. Awards youngsters to create interest in! PUSAN. Korea, Aug. 18. (AP)Rear Adm. Clarence Dyer of By HENRY FREE NBA Writer Care should be exercised mowing the lawn this month. Grasajust. The roots are entirely dif' ferent from those of the bearded Teacher of commercial subjects srows 1 percent less rapjdly in hot |weaUi«r and. therefore, the lawn and religion, Sister Xavier'had noi" ea " 1 , 1 f l a - "»»iore. ine i iH» a u-hHi wmilri pomn of her dc-! ne _ cds to bl: mowed less often. when the ptaita are dormant. which Is soon after the blooming period, in late July or early Aug- irises being fine and wiry and lived. In fact, four to five years was about the limit of their duration until showed ma trouble. an the old gardener cause o£ the wildlife and to encourage con- jervjition of flowers. Chevy ci, asei M d _ today dec- Keolant Garden 'orated EJX Republic of Korea na- Woodsboro gardeners face the [ val officers and 89 enlisted men drought problem along v.-ith the i with Legions of Merit, Silver Stars and. Bronze, Stars, . ...,,,,,,. The ceremony aboard a Korean ship was. attended by President Syngman .Rhee, Prime Minister rest of Texas. That,_ combined with ihe severe freeze"* of'last: Winter', has caused many to replant at most entire yards with 'grass, shrubs and flowers. , Annuals such as zinnias marigolds are favorites in Woodsboro. Flowering- shrubs,. day lilies and hibiscus ,are popular, also. Awards are : made at Christmas John M. Charig and' other South and j Korean officials. Most of__ those decorated participated in major Allied naval oper- .The"half-oval between driveway! (blooming from December to May denias, and they to landscaping the palms moved from the old cathe dral rectory, trees, and. beside the front steps a Passion Flower vine Variety or Trees Trees are everywhere, small already as' high as second floorjbut surviving and ^promising splen u-indows. IJttle bend-made wheelbarrows nearby contain p o t t e d borers who help 'every day, and for the water--faucets are o p e n from early to late daily, but Sis- plants. Sunken Garden used now. It is especially important not to use sulphate · of ammonia unless in a device which time by the garder* club to the Observation since then verifies j best decorated home. less readily pulled apart. It is j his statement that old plants d e - j La Retama Garden Re- the.oiten . necessary to use a sharp'velop crowns which collect and fugio. now an active-organization,] y i w a s tirst started through the spoil-] 'orsnip of the Woodsboro club. ; ;iub Officers . i Officers of La Rose Garden Club i in Woodsboro · are Mrs. George Dahse, president; Mrs. Edward M. Bush, vice president; Mrs. Harry Cummins, Jr., secretary; Mrs. L. M. Piehl, treasurer; and Mrs. A. J. Tutfle, parliamentar- ations, including the Inchon landings last year. ing the grass if fertilizers are I crowns in winter. For that rea- .so require good drainage. It is[ Confirmed also has been his as- There is always danger o£ burn- j fatal if water freezes around the i sertion that most gardeners do not ine- thf «r r »« ,T fo,-jiii?oT.= groi.pnnm« ir, ,,rfr.t^,. C,,T. fh,- ,,«,, pi an t their oriental poppies deep enough. His practice of putting the crowns, three inches below the surface has added years to the lives son, it is well to place a little mound, of sand under each 'bulb when it is set- mixes it with water carried! Oriental poppies are supposed to of his plants and has made the through a hose. jbe indestructible in ' well-drained'need pf frequent division or propa- . . ,,_,, T -p Many gardeners clip their hedg- soil although even in light soil they gation from root cuttings less ur-]^ rp J ·?' ·.- ian. . . - · - ' · Others members-are Mrs. C. R. Biniiinghaiai Mrsl D. M. Black- · - · asnfmalle; chin^ taKoW:'rnin.o^ q^ing and looking after thousands: : ; es in ' such a -that they are ° f I wider at the top than they are at I the bottom. This is wrong. It in- . . pak, a row of Carolina poplars or j" P^" 1 *- iinken Garden · ' ! sycamore, pecans., and a wee P in g| 4Thas "lenrned a Teat deal i variably results in the bottom of A sunken garden ha s been laid j willow, grown-head high from a| =«, ^ eSenced ^aSeneS' the hedge becoming thin and strag- it near the center of the south;single· slim, branch..Mesquite.andj^^^-.^^ ~. : 1.L,, r-«n n _^ ; __!' gly, because the width of the top part shuts if the-life giving sun-s near sfde'of the:-grounds; steps lead I retama came'fwm the river bottoi down to two levels, one grass-[insects got. a few trees, but thej i, the other containing flo-j survival percemage is exceptional-j ..'were.'and trees; and bricks edgejly high. bids'on-the corner, in'which sped-j Bougainvillea .and crape myrtle nien cacti are growirrg. j vvere brought from "the old place" ''Further south a white pic k e tjwhere frame buildings formerly fence indicates a patio which the'used for Incarnate Word Academy garden page faithfully,'and was guided by her Corpus Christi Garden- Book until a mishap destroyed it. oil so a p have shown a tendency to be short-'gent. SOIL-BUILDER shine from the lower part. Clipping- Advice Always clip the hedge so that it _^ v , tllo ! is narrower at the top than at the and "cueumbeVbugs 'was'Tet'h'al i^f^L ^l th _^. c ^ r l"1° where everything else failed and; Sister admits may be 10 years [are being: torn down. The h i g h j f she tried all. . the hedge at the top, it may be flat, rounded or peaked. The choice) ; is a matter for individual prefer- . Many waste Waste Materials Valuabfe In Garden Compost Heap j L, M. Borden, Mrs. F. T. Burgess, Mrs. Harry Cummins,! Mrs. T£. Fleming. Mrs. V. .L. GaUia, Mrs. ·R. E. Griffith. ! Also Mrs. G.' Harsdorff, Mrs. F. W. Harfaiann, Mrs. .F. W. Hartmann. Jr., Mrs. R. J. Hintz, Mrs. C. W. Lamson, Mrs. J, J. Robertson, Mrs. R. E.' Rooke, Jr., Mrs. WILLARD MORRIS Brown Stnder INSURANCE AGENTS. 521 WILSON BLDG. ":The Two Hartfords Agency" Enjoy A Patio or Terrac* W« AH - . . t«r 7« pr w«- tall* It lu C. C DUNBRIK CO. j.119 tlptn St. , Dial Z-7012 (ence and has little, if any, bear- frdm f realization, but it is started, j school Jit Leopard and Carancahuaj Nearby, giupe Vines f o r - a future;is eventually to be on-the convent f t i l l f r v StTt"5s Af^f»r arbor flourish. On the site were 700 (site and that area is not b e i n g - j * ^ lai * a - r » A ^»- · Easter Lillies last spring, altliough I planted. It is equipped as-a play-jMontllS in Guril r e : f ANN ARBOR. Mich. (AP.i~A. , . ! new'storage batterv will start aiP r u n i n £ a hed S' e resulls whe » U l e ' materials around, on a two to three-inch layer; other- the home can, become'valuable"if | ing on the success of the hedge made into compost. The National j Garden Institute is urging garden las a hedaje. use a thin covering of pul-i "vsrized. dried manure. Follow tfiisl with a one to two-inch layer of soil j Kinds Se/ecf/on of - Pottery Flower fots Wall Brockets Nursery Stock insecticides Fertilizers Seeds COUIPNENT TRELLISES GARDEN HOSE GARDEN TOOLS OF ALL KINDS Another mistake that is fre- j ers to start their compost pile now|-and spread on a handful or two] quently vniule in connection with; for next year's; gardens. each of ground limestone and rock | Leaves, excess grass clippings, car at 65 degrees below zero \nd owner ' impatient to have his hedge i weeds, bean and pea pods, vege- won't go dead even if a car achieve a desired height, neglects j table trimmings and all kitchen phosphate. The pile should be watered. and i sent that scai3 face which is con- gardens- desirable. These remarks i der sponsorship of tlie ' Ordnance Corps. It's Composting is a verv old prac- a 1 V J i I C H I V C \U£ £.'O ·* I O ilt,lH,*V C l X i l V . --s«-- ·--- i ·v.-\.m*£/v.3HJiJ« 1 JW? tii v \r\ji *~'*Y- ^/fcci^. Its secret is a method of leadj 3 ?? 1 -' especially to-hedges of dc-1 tice. and while done by many gar- plating materials ordinarily C or-! s ^ UQUS mate'rial. jdeners, it is not as common as it roded by sulphuric acid. Alumi-J Japanese irises should be divid- should be. num. brass, iron, or copper can'**1 '' ^ V ^JT three years on the aver-| There is no mystery to trans- be used in place of large amounts i 8 ? 6 - This work should be done i forming organic waste materials weeks the pile should be shoveled, over and mixeffso that decay willj be hastened. This will also im-1 of lead. Lord Dies LONDON. Aug. IS, (AP) Dugan of Victoria, former s u v t - i - i . ,_· ,. _ .. ,,. 4 . . nor of the Australia provinces of ^^T" *%**£??· (Youth, Unconscious I Four i\Ionths, Dies F R T (people will a r g u e the relative! Let it s t a n«d over whiter [ m e r i t s of natural or artificial ma-] spread one to two inches over .the ! nuves and chemical or commercial garden s u r f a c e before spring I fertilizers, but in most instances spading:- A layer of compost in the South Australia and \ ? ictoria, died at his home Li London last night. He was 74. conscious for more than f o u r months since he was injured in a traffic accident, died in a hospital yesterday. The y o u t h , Houston MJlligan, was critically injured A p r i l 13 when he lost control of his car and it crashed into a utility pole near Carswell Air Base. Since the accident, he had undergone sundry slicvtimes and been given numerous'blood the two can be used advantageously as complements to each other. Desirable Factor Some form of animal manure .Is. desirable for ideal composting, yet good results can be obtained by using all available organic materials. These should be used with small amounts of dry, powdered manures available at seed stores and treated with proper quantities of pulverized limestone and finely ground rock phosphate. j Most gardens have, space for a i comp°st pile. A shady spot-is pre-| \I.i«i]-i t ferable. For.the a v e r a ,r e home j ; inniiua i garden a pile four feet square 1 i MANILA. Aug. IS. (AP) -- ; should be sufficient. !Canadian Chief Justice T h i b a u - j Dig ft shallow pit four to six: jdcaux Rinfret is scheduled to visit; inches deep nmrf save -the soil for! : Manila Sept. 15, !hc foreign office hater on the pile. Organic said today. Rinfret is attending a j wastes of various kinds should be legal convention in Sydney, Aus-i placed in R layer eight to 12 inches trslia. jdeop. it manure is available put' bottom of plant rows-will'produce excellent .results' The additional ^ humus and fertility will-be beneficial to any vegetable or flower garden and make profitable use of waste materials. 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