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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 72

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, June 9, 1974
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6E -June 9,1974 Sunday Gazette-Mail Charleston. Weit Virginia How Does Your Garden Grow? Begin With Begonia and Just Watch It Glow Howard By Anne Howard Garden Editor Had a message the other day from H. L. Holcomb who used to be the chestnut tree man hereabouts. Holcomb's interests nowadays lie in other fields, and he passed along a tip which should be of interest to all tomato growers. He says if you covet a tomato growing in your neighbor's garden, just wait-until you see ' h i m cutting o f f some s t r a g g l y s h o o t s a n d offer to take them off his hands. 'The c u t tings can be t out l i k e ·plants." Holcomb advises, "and they will grow and take root easily." He says it isn't necessary to put them in jars or rooting material. Just p l a n t t h e m i n t h e g r o u n d where you want them to grow, just as if they were regular plants. I didn't know you could do this. Possibly you didn't know, either. It's worth a try, don't you think? * * * IF YOU went looking for a hanging tuberous begonia for Mother's Day you undoubtedly ran into the same problem we did. The florists we visited were offering a new variety called the Rieger begonia. Well, we had been perfectly happy with the old type begonia we got last year, and we weren't too happy about having to switch brands. But. finally, rather than not have any hanging begonia at all on the back porch, we grudgingly plunked down our hard earned cash and stomped off with the r rather spindly thing. After all. it was the only one left by that time. Well, let me tell you -- it's . just beautiful. It plumped out after it got situated and looks for all the world like a lighted lamp hanging there, glowing ' -- a glorious red. They come in pink, orange, and rose, in addition to the red. The Rieger is a fibrous rooted begonia from Germany, and comes in an upright multi- stemmed form (Schwaben- land) and a single-stemmed f o r m ( A p h r o d i t e ) . T h e Aphrodite is recommended for hanging baskets, and the Schwabenland for other uses. Both types are durable plants, easy to maintain in the home or office and resistant to powdery mildew, a problem that has discouraged U.S. production of large-flowering begonias for many years. Like all begonias, the Rieger is a shade lover and should be protected from summer sun. Let the soil become dry between waterings, and water potted plants thoroughly to flush out salts that can accumulate in the soil. Although resistant to mildew, care should be taken to avoid wetting the foliage when watering. Always water in the morning. Keep the plant in a cool (68-70 degrees), well-ventilated, dry area. Apply weekly applications of soluble fertilizer. When a potted plant outgrows its pot and seems near the end of a blooming cycle, it can be renewed by pruning and repotting. Let the soil dry for a period of seven to 10 days; then, cut the main shoots back to three to four inches, nsing a sharp knife or razor blade. Water the plant sparingly until the pruning wounds heal; then, repot in a larger container, planting the soil ball of the plant one- fourth inch to one-half inch above the new soil line. Once the cut has entirely healed, begin regular watering and apply a light solution of fertilizer weekly. In three to four months your Rieger begonia will be in full bloom again. Rieger begonias may be started from leaf cuttings or by top or stem cuttings. Propagating in a glass of water on the sill of a north window is just as easy as in grandma's day. Also, you can insert a leaf in peat moss or a potting mix composed of 50 per cent peat moss. 25 per cent perlite. and 25 per cent vermiculite. As w i t h most b e g o n i a s , avoid a direct sun exposure, especially in hot weather. Sunday Deadlines Club calendar notices for the Sunday Gazette-Mail Home and Family Section must be submitted prior to 4 p.m. Wednesday. Other items for Sunday publication have the same deadline. Don't wai t until Wednesday to call us about your Sunday news. Submit your material as early as possible to assure Sunday publication. The only weddings accepted for Sunday publication are those which will occur on the preceding Friday or Saturday. Miss Lewis Bride i? In Nazarene Rite MRS. B. M. KIDD JR. . . .former Rebecrn Ann Lewi* Davis Creek Church of the Nazarene was the setting Friday for the marriage of Miss Rebecca Ann Lewis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chester N. Lewis Sr. of Mountain Road, and Burford Merrell Kidd Jr.. son of Mrs. Francis Kidd of St. Albans. The Rev. Merlin Provance officiated and Mrs. Harriet Rubin, organist, accompanied · the vocalists, Mrs. Denise Salisbury and the father of the bride. The bride was given in marriage by her father. Patricia McCoy was maid of Miss Linda Taylor Married in Milton HURRICANE - In a candlelight ceremony on Saturday evening in the Milton United Methodist Church. Miss Linda June Taylor, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D a l t o n T. Taylor of Hurricane, became the bride of Danny A. Harshbarger. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. H. F. Harshbarger of Milton. b r i d e . T h e b r i d e g r o o m ' s niece, Amy Townsend, was flowergirl. Michael Sunderland served as best man. Ushers were David Harshbarger, brother of the bridegroom, and Homer Salmon. Following a reception at the Hotel Frederick, the couple left for a wedding trip to Cincinnati, Ohio. They will live at Culloden. Mrs. Harshbarger graduate d f r o m H u r r i c a n e H i g h School and is a student at Marshall University. Her husband graduated from Milton High School and M.U. He is employed by Union Carbide Corp. honor and bridesmaids were Margaret Lewis, sister-in-law of the bride, and Debi Roy, all of Charleston. Cati Hancock of Kankakee, 111., was the flowergirl. * * * PAUL NEAL was best man and ushers were Chester N. Lewis Jr. and Paul Edward Lewis, brothers of the bride, all of Charleston. Timothy McAvoy was the ringbearer. A f t e r a reception at the church, the couple left for a tour of West Virginia. They will reside at 91B McCorkle Ave., South Charleston., She graduated from South Charleston High School and is a division manager for Sears,' Roebuck and Co. Her husband, a graduate of Stonewall Jackson High School and a Navy veteran, is an agent for Western and Southern Life Insurance Co. CHS Reunion Dinner Planned A reunion dinner is planned for 6 p.m. on Saturday in Parlor A at the Daniel Boone Hotel by the 1918 graduating class of C h a r l e s t o n H i g h School. Reservations must be made no later than Thursday with Eunice Davis, 343-0402. Use Want Ads Dial 348-48-48 MRS. D. A. HARSHBARGER . . . former Linda Tnylnr The Rev. John G r a f f u s performed the ceremony and music was provided by Mrs. Lynn Hess and Mrs. Karen Biack of Milton. The bride was given in marriage by her father. * * * MISS N A N C Y T A Y L O R was maid of honor for her sister and bridesmaids were Miss Kim Harshbarger, sister of the bridegroom, and Miss ParrMa Taylor, sister of the CHARLESTON BEAUTY ACADEMY! Let Us Add A Little Beauty to Your Spring Season! Open Tuesday thru Sat. ·NEW HAIRSTYLES ·LATEST HAIRCUTS ·TINTS* BLEACHES ·FROSTS .MANICURES ENROLL NOW IN OUR BEAUTY SCHOOL' * Earn while you learn * Nationally Accredited.' * 100.00 off tuition with this ad · SEND TODAY FOR FREE INFORMATION \ NAME I | ADDRESS PHONE j I CITY STATE ' *r--i . T i -IMMII rn «·· _ v _ Tt _·_! ,-,, lmmn r - · 711 «/2 FIFE ST., CHARLESTON, W. VA. PHONE 346-9603 RIEGER BEGONIA New German Variety Generally, east and north windows in summer and east, south and west windows in winter, depending on locality. are ideal exposure areas. The new begonias also are successfully grown outdoors in protected areas, patios, in the ground, and as hanging baskets. As I said, we're more than happy with ours. We loved the old tuberous begonia we had last year. Unfortunately, your garden editor doesn't always follow her own advice. We put last year's pot in the garage and forgot about it and the poor thing froze. However, we h a v e all sorts of t h i n g s planned for that pot, once we get organized. * * * AN INTERESTING little package came in the mail the other day. It's called a "Help Keep America (the) Beautiful Tree Growing Kit." As the name implies, the kit is intended to help green-up America. It features a plastic tray containing 18 cubes of peat moss and foam to provide a modern, sterile starting medium. In addition, complete growing directions with illustrations of cones and needles of the tree are included with sufficient seeds of white pine or Norway spruce to start a mini tree farm. Other tree varieties will be offered later in the year. The plastic packaging is intended to create a miniature hothouse for starting seeds. Culture directions suggest thinning seedlings after one month and transplating into pots before planting outdoors as trees for tomorrow. The u n i q u e tree growing kits are being introduced through leading science supply firms and are designed as an educational aid to encourage study of trees and their place in the environment. The kits are $1.95 each, postpaid. You can order one from Armstrong Associates. Inc., P.O. Box 127, Basking Ridge, N.J. however. Just remember that 07920. patience is a virtue. And think It won't be necessary for in terms of the future genera- you to leap out of the way tions enjoying the beauty of when you plant your seeds. 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