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Mav 26,1974 Sundav (i How Does Your Garden Grow? Trees-- Their Merits Never End Howard By Anne Howard Garden Editor We have a few odds and ends to clear up first before we get into the main topic of today's column -- trees, and it's-not-too-late-to-plant-vegetables. -Hazel Sprouse of South Charleston called to say that if you see something on your Boston or Birds Nest ferns that looks like scale, don't throw it away. Most likely it's seeds. »*Do you know of anybody who grows herbs? That may sound like a stupid question. Of c o u r s e e v e r y b o d y grows herbs -- until you try to find so- m e o n e w h o does! Please let me know. j W e h a v e a D r e a d e r w h o hvants to get started on a p r e t t y b i g scale and she's stumped on where to get plants, how to grow them, and so on. »-Dr. and Mrs. Romeo Lim of 1913 Rolling Hills Place report that a pair of small birds (variety unknown) is busily building a nest in their hanging petunia plant out on the pa.tio. The little birds are scratching up the dirt around the plant and winging in with bits of straw and the like. The Lims and their children have front-row seats for this spectacle, and are enjoying it to the fullest. -Do you remember a few weeks ago we mentioned a plastic garden net which you can use to protect vegetables and fruits? M M Organics on Grant Street in St. Albans has this net. They've gotten in a good supply. Give 'em a call. "* * * FROM TIME to time we've extolled the virtues of trees -shade, air purifiers, noise bar- r i e r s , b e a u t y , etc. -- but there's another reason for vou to get out there and pretend it's Arbor Day: property value. Right now you may think you're settled in your little nest forever. But the time may come when you want to sell it. Then you may find that the difference in the selling price between your house and the one across the street may be the trees. Trees substan- ONE-INCH COCKTAIL TOMATOES Grow Well In Containers tially enhance the residential property values. Trees can increase the property value of your home from 5 to 10 per cent -- in some cases even 20 per cent. Well- placed trees often add to the beauty of the property, thereby increasing the appeal of the home and property. There are also several side effects of the value of owning a home which is "framed" by trees, because they also provide shade and act as a natural habitat for birds. A tree-lined street or a large old oak can mean money in the old bank account. » * * DON'T LET the few hot days we've already had panic you into thinking it's too late to plant a vegetable garden. There's still plenty of time. You can sow leaf lettuce or set out plants now, and again in late s u m m e r f o r f r e s h greens for most of the season right up to heavy frost. But you say you don't have any more room to plant anything? Well, you don't have to ' sow lettuce in rows in the vegetable garden. Lettuce also makes a frilly edging for a flower border or even thrives in a window box or large tub. To go with your lettuce you'll want tomatoes. Plants set out when weather and soil are really warm zoom along so fast you'll be glad you didn't risk early planting and possible frost damage. Be sure you pick the disease resistant kinds. Two or three tomato plants of the large slicing variety grown on stakes or tied Ho a fence don't take up much room in a vegetable or even a flower garden. Plant your tomatoes near marigolds and you'll have less problems with tomato worms. Or you can plant mangolds near your tomatoes -- depending on which grew first. If you live in an apartment with a sunny patio or terrace, you still can grow one or two big tomato plants, each in a large tub or planter box. Or choose the little "cocktail" varieties that will grow handily in pots or window boxes. No garden would be complete without bush snap beans. Take your pick of yellow and green -- or grow both for variety. Too often it's feast or famine with an avalanche of beans all at once and none later. It's easy to spread the harvest, however, by planting a row now, and as soon as it's up and well-leafed out, sow another row, until midsummer. This way there will be a continuous supply all season long -- hopefully." Although beans usually are grown in rows, you can have a few clumps in a flower border, or even along the edge if there's no other space. Just be sure you can reach in easily to pick the beans when they're ready. A window box can even be a garden for a few beans, as long as the soil in the container is eight to 12 inches deep. Container-grown crops may dry out fast and require quite frequent watering. * * * YOU MUST remember that container-grown plants need to be watered enough and fertilized lightly occasionally. This goes for plants growing in hanging baskets and window boxes, too. Also, keep in mind that flowers and vegetables planted in containers must have the proper environment. If they need full sunshine, for instance, you can't expect them to grow in shade -- or vice versa. You'll have to water container-grown plants more often than those in the garden * because the soil and sides of the containers will dry out quickly, especially the smaller pots. You may need to water plants two or three times a day to keep them from wilting. You can increase the humidity and reduce wilting by sprinkling the foliage with water. This won't cause leaves to scald in the hot sun. Rather, it will reduce the temperature of leaf tissue. On a hot summer afternoon, your plant that is sitting in the full sun in its pot will dry rapidly and troubles will begin when wilting starts. So keep that watering can handy. If you can use wooden tubs and mulch around the plants w i t h s h r e d d e d tree b a r k , you'll lessen the danger of wilting. , When you water, apply enough to moisten the soil clear through the container -- enough to seep t h r o u g h the drainage holes in the bottom. After the excess water has drained through, empty the saucer. If your container doesn't have drainage holes you've got problems, but don't worry. Just tip the container on its side and let the excess water run out. You don't want to let too much_water stay in the container because that's just asking for root rot. Keep an eye on the sun patterns, by the way. They change with the seasons, you know. Your plants may not be sitting in full sun next month -- or they may be in the shade now and will be in sun later. Fertilize container-grown plants lightly every two or three weeks. Use liquid fertilizer -- soluble fertilizer dissolved in water -- such as Hy- Gro, Hyponex, Instant Vigoro, Rapid-Gro, or Miller VHPF. Follow the directions. How Can If Q. How can I shrink a piece of material and set its color? A. Make a solution of four gallons of water and a pint of salt, soak your fabric in this, and let remain for at least an hour. Q. How can I remedy some dents in a wooden surface caused by a nail-puller? A. By laying some small bits of wet cotton in the dents, then applying an iron hot enough to cause steam. This usually causes the wood fibers to swell and the dents to disappear. Miss Smith Bride Of Daniel L.Delane The Rev. Albert C. Van Re- enen and the Rev. De Sales Young officiated Saturday evening at the United Methodist Church in Clendenin when m a r r i a g e vows were exchanged by Miss Karen Louise Smith, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Glendle E. Smith of Clendenin, and Daniel Louis Delane, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward L. Delane of Lomita, Calif. The musical program was furnished by Ellen Lowen, soloist, Etta Levinson, pianist, John Shuffle, violinist, all of Charleston, and Mrs. Helen Ladd of Clendenin, organist. The bride was given in marriage by her father. MRS. BELINDA Morton Wayne of Clendenin was matron of honor and bridesmaids were Connie Bowling of White Sulphur Springs, Mrs. Robbie Delansky of Point Marion, Pa., aunt of the bridegroom; Mrs. Cindi Smith of Morgantown, sister-in-law of the bride; and Mary Delane of Lomita, sister of the bridegroom. Wilson Kepple of Greensburg, Pa., was best man and ushers were James E. Smith of Morgantown, brother of the bride, John Delane of Seattle, Wash., brother of the bride- g r o o m ; M a r k D e l a n e of Whiteman AFB, Mo., another brother; and Randall Blackburn of Elkins. THE COUPLE left for a honeymoon in the Bahamas after a reception in the church fellowship hall. She is a graduate of Herbert Hoover High School and has an A. B. degree in psychology from West Virginia University where she belonged to Pi Mu Epsilon math honorary, the WVU Ski Club, WVU 4-H Club and was a candidate for Miss Monticola. Area Montessori School Planning Meeting Held MRS. D. L. DELANE . . . fanner Karen Smith Her husband is a senior at WVU majoring in industrial management and belongs to the Air Force ROTC, WVU Ski Club, WVU Flying Club and the Sports Club Federation. He g r a d u a t e d f r o m h i g h school in Ankara, Turkey. A Montessori school is in the works for the Charleston area. D u r i n g a n i n t r o d u c t o r y meeting conducted last week at the YWCA, a group of parents discussed the possibilities of such a school with the proposed director, Eleanor Kawsek, and formed a committee to work toward the establishment of a Montessori school here by September. Miss Kawsek described the Montessori method of education for preschoolers, showing slides of children in typical class activity and conducted a lesson demonstration with Lee Ann Sloane and P. J. McCann, both under three. * * * TRAINED AT the Midwest Montessori Center in Chicago, Miss Kawsek outlined the his- Engagements Are Told Biitcher-Mollohiin Allcman-Johnson HARTVILLE,Ohio-Mr. and Mrs. David E. Butcher of Hartville are announcing the engagement of their daughter, Debra Lynn, to Michael Stephen Mollohan, son of Mr. and Mrs. T. R. Mollohan of Charleston, W. Va. A summer wedding is planned. Miss Butcher is a graduate of Marlinton High School and is employed by Molly Stark Hospital. Her fiance, a graduate of West Virginia State College, is employed by Equitable Life Insurance Co. in Salem. PARKERSBURG - Mr. and Mrs. Merl C. Alleman of Parkersburg have announced the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Rebecca, to Daniel Burton Johnson, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Johnson of Point Pleasant. The wedding will take place at 3:30 p.m. on Aug. 11 at St. M a r k s U n i t e d M e t h o d i s t Church in Charleston. Miss Alleman is a special education teacher in Martinsburg and her fiance is associate minister at St. Marks United Methodist Church. tory of the schools, pointing o u t t h a t they a r e f o u n d throughout the world and in most m a j o r U.S. cities. Wheeling, Parkersburg and Beckley are sites of Montessori schools in West Virginia. The education concept, she said, is based on the belief that "a child learns to learn, with joy in his own achievement, with self-discipline and without frustration if he is placed in an ordered environment with the right learning aids." She said that even a very young child works eagerly at a task if it is suited to his abilities. Working to establish the school here are Mr. and Mrs. Archie 0. Morris II, Mr. and Mrs. D. L. Hierman, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ho, Mrs. Kay Thorstensen, Mr. and Mrs. Peter McCann, Mr.and Mrs. Carl Fairchild, Mrs. Marilyn Geary and Mrs. John Seiler. Parents of children ages 2 ¥2 to four who wish additional information can contact Mrs. HAVING A GARAGE SALE? Let the Whole Town Know About It! Place a Low Cost Want Ad Today. Call 348-4848 McCann, 346-3010, Mrs. Seiler, 342-2827; or Miss Kawsek, 346-4759. Rainbows Installed Miss Sandy Lee, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Lee of South Charleston, was installed on Saturday as worthy adviser of South Charleston Assembly 20, Order of the Rainbow for Girls. The cere- , mony was held in the South Charleston Masonic Lodge. Miss Lee's father, her uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Byrd of Atlanta, Gar, and Mrs. Dee Osborne, Miss Cheri Stone and Miss Cindy Estep, were installing officers. The soloist, Mrs. Evelyn Maddy, was accompanied by Mrs.' Peggy Pugh. Other officers installed were Lynn Jeffries, worthy associate adviser; Denise Lambert, charity; Anne Matthews, hope; and Doris King, faith. Use Want Ads. Dial 348-4848 Mark 60 Years Open house will be observed from 1 to 4 p.m. on June 2 as Mr. and Mrs. John C. McClung celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary in their home at Canvas. Married June 6,1914 in Charleston by the Rev. D. H. Estep, she is the former Hattie Martin. He is a retired miner and was a road supervisor in Nicholas County for seven years. They are parents of 12 children, 10 of whom are living, and they will serve as hosts for the reception. They are Mrs. Dorothy Dobson, Mrs. Mildred Brake and Howard McClung of Canvas; Clarence, Gale and Ernest McClung and Mrs. Doris Gentry of Akron, Ohio; Mrs. Nina Kays of Mt. Zion, III.; James McClung of Fort Ashby; and Gene McClung of Powhatan, Va. YMCA SOUTH CHARLESTON "Y" TRIPS Make Your Plans Now! June 14-15-16 Mini-Vacation in Washington, D.C. June 22 Kings Island July 12-23 Yellowstone National Pcrfc July 27 Cincinnati Rods vs. San Diego Aug. 10 Sea World, Aurora, Ohio For Reservations and information Call 768-2732 or 768-2101 Advance Registration Needed for All Trips ACT HOW! KISKI SUMMER SCHOOL June 24-August 9,1974 JUNIOR DIVISION Grades 5-8 Remedial and developmental courses in English, Math and Reading. C a m p a t m o s p h e r e -a t h l e t i c s , a r t s a n d crafts, shimming. SENIOR DIVISION Grades 9-12 Students may preview a course, review a course, or t a k e a course for credit. R e m e d i a l and Developmental M a t h and R e a d i n g also offered. Driver's Education offered. Diversified athletic program. Both divisions offer on excellent combination of academic inslruction and physical activity. Students enjoy the advantages of small classes and individual attention and the athletic program is designed to challenge the accomplished athlete and encourage the beginner. Athletic facilities include a nine-hole golf course, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, field house, tennis courts and a number of athletic fields. For further information, write or phone Office of Admissions, Kiski School, C-2 Soltsburg, Pa. 15681 Phone (412) 639-3586 Porter-Pennington Nuptial Performed The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints was the setting Saturday for the marriage of Miss Barbara Gwyn Pennington, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Pennington of Shawnee Circle, and George Beecher Porter, son of Mr. and Mrs. Elbert Porter of Sissonville. Bishop Phillip E. Mattingly officiated and Mrs. Nancy Wilkerspn furnished the nuptial music. Terri Pennington was her sister's maid of honor and bridesmaids were Mrs. Roberta Baxter, Mrs. Barbara Plantz, Mrs. Rilla DePoy and Ann Moorhead. JOEY PORTER was best man for his brother and ushers included Paul Walton, Dan Ellis. David Plants and Fred Starr. Following a reception at the church, the couple left for a wedding trip to Myrtle Beach, S.C., and will make their home at 5118 Big Tyler Rd. She is employed by the Merritt Corp. and is a student at Morris Harvey College, ma- MRS. G. B. PORTER . . . .former Gtvyn Pennington joring in elementary education. Her husbajid attended Morris Harvey and is employed as superintendant of the Benjamin F. Shaw Construction Co., out of Wilmington, Del. Area Man Married In South Carolina HEMINGWAY, S. C. - The First U n i t e d M e t h o d i s t Church here was the setting on Friday for the marriage of Miss Katherine Brockington to Charles Edwin Shaffer. She II Twice as Lovely! \ Twice as Charming! GonHMOt PEONIES MRS. C. E. SHAFFER . . . former Katherine Brockington is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Brockington of Hemingway and his parents are Mr. and Mrs. C. G. Shaffer Jr. of South Charleston, W.Va. The Rev. Jimmy Dobson and the Rev. Laurie Smith officiated and a musical program was provided by Paul Benik, Iris Dubose and Kathy Lynch. The bride was given in marriage by her father. MISS SHERRELL Brockington, sister of the bride, was maid of honor. Bridesmaids included Miss Judy Shaffer, sister of the bridegroom and Miss Joyce Elliott. Honor attendants were Carol Ann Eaddy, Mary Ann Thompson, Andrea Jenisch and A n d r e a Myers. The bridegroom's father served as best man and ushers included Frank Shaffer, his brother, Archie Johnson, and Alan Clark. The reception was held in the church parlor. Mrs. Shaffer is a graduate of Winthrop College in Rock Hill, S. C. Her husband is a biology major at West Virginia State College. The couple will reside in Nitro. (12 for $4.00) 25 for $7.00 Why are we willing to sacrifice these choice, giant flowering double peony plants at less t h a n Vj our catalog price? Now in order to secure new customers, we are offering them at '/? the catalog price if you ad now. 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