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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 61

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, August 13, 1972
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HE--Augu»t 13, 1972 Sunday Gtuette-Mail ~ ------ ChirlMton, W»«f How Does Your Garden Grow? ·New Lawn Aids, Flowers, Vegetables Noted By Anne Howard Garden Editor W« aren't pushing any products but we do like to keep you informed of new things in which you may take an interest. One of these came to our notice a short while ago and while we haven't used it, it sounds interesting. It's a border material for use around trees, garden beds and so on made of a sturdy polyester material. You might call them rubber bricks, although they really aren't made of rubber. At any rate, these bricks give a well m a n i c u r e d appearance to a yard. An all- weather porous f i b e r backing o n the brick-look material lets water through Anne Howard and helps retain moisture during dry periods. Metal hold- down stakes keep them in place. Both tree trim and border bricks are in an antique brick color and are available in h o u s e w a r e s departments, hardware stores and lawn and garden centers. The circular tree trims are available in two sizes -- 20Vz inch diameter with a 5% inch center opening which sells for $2.98, and a 25Vz inch diameter with a 6% inch center opening retailing for $3.98. The border brick s,trip is 5 inches wide and 6 feet long and retails for $1.98. It can be used end to end for longer lengths or cut to form shorter lengths. * * * IN THE not-too-distant future there will be some new impatiens plants on the market. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has this year released some brand new plants to commercial nurseymen and plant breeders. The new plants ' were collected in the highlands of New Guinea and Java and the flowers in some of them exceed two inches in diameter. The colors range from pure white through pas- VOGUE DAFFODIL White And Orange Drema Darlene Clark, Jay Humphreys Marry Miss Drema Darlene Clark, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Darrell L. Clark, became the bride of Jay Brookman Humphreys, son of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene T. Humphreys, all of Elkview, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the Elkview Baptist Church. The Rev. Bobby Sizemore officiated and music was provided by the bride's MRS. J. B. HUMPHREYS . . . former Darlene Clark father, accompanied by Mrs. Sally Neeley. The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore a long lutesong gown which she designed with a lace-covered empire bodice, stand-up collar, long sleeves with lace cuffs and a lace-bordered train. A chiffon bow held her lace-trimmed veil and she carried a white Bible with a white orchid, orchid carnations and sweet peas. * · * MRS. FAITH Rodriguez of Annandale, Va., was matron of honor for her cousin and bridesmaids were V a l e r i e Messinger of Gauley Bridge, another cousin, and Margaret Crites of Philippi. Kristi Ashby of Alexandria, Va., and Douglas Messinger of Gauley Bridge were flowergirl and ringbearer for their cousin. Greg Humphreys was best man for his brother and ushers were Paul Scott Icard and Stephen N. Haye. Following'a reception at the church, the couple left for a wedding trip to Myrtle Beach, S. C. They will live on Chestnut Ridge Road in Morgantown, where he is a senior public relations major at West Virginia University. MRS. HUMPHREYS and her husband graduated from Herbert Hoover High School. She. also attended WVU. The bridegroom's parents hosted the rehearsal dinner at their home. The bride was honored at showers given by Mrs. Donald Clark, Mrs. Ronald Jones and Mrs. Homer Cummings, by Mrs. Freda Taylor, Mrs. Wayne Chambers and Mrs. Shirley Furby, and by Mrs. Virginia Medley and Miss Bobbie Medley. \Announcing THE OPENING OF OUR CUSTOM FRAMING DEPARTMENT EXPERT FRAMING FOR YOUR PRINTS-PICTURES OILS-NEEDLEWORK MIRRORS FRAMED TO ORDER Select from our large a s s o r t m e n t of frame styles . . . colors and patterns-choose picture glass or non-glare glass--for your favorite picture. 213 BROAD STREET GENERAL GLASS CO. 344-1331 or 344-2474 tel shades of lavender and pink and from pale orange to dark vermillion or scarlet. Leaf and stem colors vary from green to interise dark red. In some introductions, the leaves are beautifully variegated with white, yellow or pink. All are easily propagated by cuttings and some by ·' seed. Look for them in the garden catalogues--some already are being offered for sale by nurserymen. * * * PAUL WILLARD of Nitro phoned the other day to say he planted some of the Burpee Victory cucumbers this spring and was very pleased with the results. He recommends them highly. One grew to be 10 inches long and nine inches around! THE GEORGE W. Park Seed Co., Inc. has announced three new bulbs for fall--two daffodils and a tulip. They are: Patachou daffodil--On 17 inch stems a broadly overlapping mimosa yellow perianth of good substance reaches 3% inches across. The wide, flat 2V4 inch cup changes from apricot in the center to tangerine-orange along the highly fluted and ruffled edge. ' V o g u e daffodil--Pure white slightly recurved 42 inch perianth surfounds a flat 2Vi inch cup. An orange center changes to orange-red along the heavily ruffled edge. Unusually strong 16 inch steam holds the upfacing flower. An outstanding variety that is long-lasting in the garden or cut. Fiery Bouquet tulip--This is a new bright red variety to add to the multiflora tulip collection. Three, four and more dazzling flowers are produced on strong 22 Inch stems. Astounding effect is achieved because of the number of tulips produced from one bulb, a whole bouquet. * * * THERE'S A HANDY little booklet. on pruning available for the asking. It's put the Corona pruning people and, quite naturally, is designed to plug their pruning tools. But in the process it gives some concise and helpful tips on what, why, hpw and when to prune--with 1 illustrations. SYNTHETIC BORDER BRICKS Run Mower Along Edjre A great shape to be in this winter. . .the trim-line, belted, boot length coat in a soft plush fabric. It's a winning look worn with the hood up or down! In Camel, Rust, Navy $50.00 OPEN THURSDAY NIGHT TILL 9 P.M. IES' 600 "D" ST SOUTH CHARLESTON Write for your free copy to Corona Clippar Co., P.O. Box 730, Corona, Calif. 91720. * * * ARR YOU ON the White Flower Farm mailing list? If you're a serious flower gardener, you should be. White Flower Farm's publications make delightful reading, in addition to being the flower grower's bible. Customers whose orders total $15 a year or more are sent the various editions of "The Garden Book" and "Notes." a reminder publication which is issued three times a year, without charge. They are, however, sold by subscription for $6 for two years. "The Garden Book" is sold for $2.50 a copy, plus "Notes." The address is White F l o w e r Farm, LHchfield, Conn. 06759. TREE TRIM Lay It Down Like A Doily How Can I? Q. How can I remove spilled fingernail polish from rugs or clothing? A. Use amyl acetate (banana oil), available in drugstores. Q. How can I ( remedy the figures which have become indistinguishable on the dials of appliances, such as the radio, TV, oven, or typewriter keys? A. Take a crayon, rub it across the dial, rub off the excess, and the numbers will usually show up clearly. A little white shoepolish can be used in the same manner. Q. How can I keep boiled potatoes from breaking? A. When potatoes are boiled too rapidly, they become soft and broken on the outside, while their centers remain hard and uncooked. Q. How can I make a good job of cleaning my piano keys? A. With a soft cloth dipped in alcohol, or with a paste made by combining fine whiting with lemon juice. Wipe the keys clean with a damp cloth after each application. Q. How can I prevent tarnish when storing away silverware? A. Rub the silver well with olive oil, then wrap in old table linen. The silver will not tarnish, but it should be washed in hot water before using it again. Q. How can I remove crayon marks from a parchment-type lampshade? A. By rubbing a ball of soft bread over the crayon marks. Q. How can I make vine supports on a concrete wall without the trouble of drilling into the concrete? A. Try pressing some daubs of plastic wood at intervals on the concrete wall. This is waterproof, and will adhere firmly to the stone, brick or concrete. When the plastic wood has hardened, staples can be driven into it for holding your guidcwires or string. RACHEL RUBEN CATERING SERVICE DINNERS RECEPTIONS FRENCH STYLE-OLD WORLD FLAVOR PH.343-7631 'l FC l FOR YOUR WEDDING Our Store Has The lorgc'.t Selection of Colors Styles in So. W. Va. JUST ARRIVED The New High Style WESTERN TUXEDO New Ruffled Shirts Available in 6 Colors ADAMS IftMALWEM RENTALS See Frank Adorn* form*! Wear Specialist UMcFirlindSt. Ph. 3 4 3 - 2 8 5 1 , THENEW SPECIAL GROUP OF BOOTS BACK TO SCHOOL SHOES (ALL NEW SHOES) COME IN AND SEE OUR OTHER ANNIVERSARY SPECIALS! « ^ SHOES "4 John lee 237 CAPITOL STREET Charleston, West Virginia

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