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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 40

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, June 27, 1976
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June 27, 1976 Sunday Gaxette-Mail Oerloifev West Virginia How Does Your Garden Grow? Another Use for Papers By Anne Howard Garden Editor See that big weedy-looking plant in the accompanying picture'.' What do you think - i t is? · It's growing in the garden of Wayne G. Thompson of 11 Forest Dr.. Edgewood. Thompson says he's eaten the leaves i b r a v e s o u l ! ) and they taste rather like mustard |greens. But he has no ;idea what the plant is. e leaves get to 12-15 HOWARD " incnes lon g and 6-1° inches wide, and there's a tall stalk that shoots up in the center. If you can identify it. please let me know. * * * One of the never-ending jobs in the garden--flower or vegetable--is pulling weeds. By now you've probably acquired several new callouses and thrown your back out a couple of times, right? Or at the least, you've found muscles you d i d n ' t know you had before. Well, there's an easy way to beat these sneak thieves of the garden without using chemicals, plastic sheets or other dangerous or cumbersome methods. Use newspapers. We all of us accumulate stacks of newspapers, seemingly overnight. We bundle them up and take them to the nearest recycling pick-up. Which is fine, but you can do the recycling yourself and save on bodily wear and tear. If your weeds are well advanced in growth, you'll have to go through one more task of pulling them out or cutting them off at ground level with a trimmer. Rake or smooth the area you have weeded and then spread newspapers at least 10 sheets thick everywhere you wish to eliminate weeds. Place the newspapers so that they overlap 10 to 12 inches to eliminate the possibility of weeds escaping this smothering cover. Encircle shrubs, trees and other desirable plants completely, pressing the newspapers right up to the base of the trunk or stem. Water the paper thoroughly until it is soaked through to the very bottom sheet. Hedges can be mulched in this same manner. Wet newspapers .form an impenetrable mat which eventually kills weeds which are already growing and prevents the germination of weed seeds still in the ground. Unlike plastic, newspaper is porous enough to allow-moisture penetration and will usually decompose completely by the following spring. Annual reapplication of your newspaper mulch eventually will build a layer of topsoil free of weed seeds. Newspaper mulches are no more attractive than plastic mulches and should be covered to keep them moist and to prevent the papers from blowing away during high winds. The cheapest, most available covering for your newspapers can be made from all types of shredded yard and garden wastes including spent vegetables and flowers, trees and brush trimmings. Christmas trees, and leaves. These are all valuable soil conditioners which most homeowners dispose of as fast as they can bag them. This Is a Whatzit Can You Identify It? If you don't have a shredder, or can't borrow one. use grass clippings. ' Spread a layer of the material three to four inches thick over the soaked newspapers, then water it to promote settling. This double layer of mulch eliminates weeds, keeps plant roots moist and soil temperatures moderate while recycling newspapers and garden waste which would otherwise be burned in your town's incinerator, contributing to additional air pollution. * * * Leaves are particularly attractive after they have been shredded in a garden shredder. Although many gardeners feel a shredder is a specialized tool for the organic gardener, it is capable of producing' copious quantities of decorative mulching materials. With a garden shredder, you can also shred sod. manure, phosphate rock, sewage sludge and other heavier materials to make your own shredded top soil or organic fertilizer. Those who have shredders say that once you have used one you'll wonder how you ever got along without it--and with the high price of commer- ical fertilizer the shredder soon will pay for itself. The best materials for covering newspaper mulches in open areas or around large trees and shrubs are shredded bark, branches, or wood chips. Their coarse texture is appropriate to the larger scale of the plants and they are not as subject to displacement by the wind as are the finer, lighter mulches. Peat moss is ineffective as a mulch as it blows away quite readily and forms an impervious shield to water after it has been soaked once and then dried. Shredded leaves, flowers and vegetables are ideal for rose and asparagus beds, and shredded pine boughs and oak leaves are great for mulching foundation plantings. The latter two mulches decompose very slowly while neutralizing lime which leaches from foundation walls. Well, you've probably been wondering about our national flower, what with this being the Bicentennial and all. You'd think that thin would be the year when this big decision would be made. However, the controversy still rages, and rather than have you lose another night's sleep over it. here's where the matter stands. The latest bill in Congress is to make the apple blossom the official flower of the United States. And an organization called Florists' Transworld Delivery is conducting a Bicentennial Flower Election during July. Everyone is eligible to vote for a favorite flower at any one of the 14.000 FTD shops in the country. The results will be presented to Congress--again. The marigold has plenty of support. Bitterroot was mentioned but dropped. Iris has fallen by the wayside. The rose and the daisy are strong contenders. Here's the complete list, to date, and you'll be allowed a write-in vote: apple blossom, azalea, begonia, black-eyed Susan, camelia, carnation, chrysanthemum, corn tassel, daffodil, dahlia, daisy, dogwood, geranium, gladiolus, lilac, lily, magnolia, marigold, mountain laurel, orchid, pansy, peony, petunia, rhododendron, rose, snapdragon, tulip, and zinnia. I'm still sticking by the marigold. Engagements, Betrothals Made Known McCMain-I'hmiui Mr. and Mrs. William J. McClain of St. Albans are announcing the engagement of their daughter. Jeanette Lynn, to Thomas Garland Hanna. son of Mr. and Mrs. Austin G. Hanna of Nitro. Wedding plans are incomplete. Miss McClain is a graduate of St. Albans High School and is employed by Stone and Thomas. Her fiance, a graduate of Nitro High School, is employed by Tag Galyean Imports. Miss Claudia Ann Del Giudice. daughter of'Mr. and Mrs. Frank P. Del Guidice. and Glen Lee-Ketlering. son of Mr. and Mrs. M. W. Keltering. all of Charleston, will be married A u g . 7 in the Holy Family of Nazarene Church in Leominster. Mass. The bride-elect and her fiance are graduates of West Virginia University. Tucker-Brudshinv Miss Cynthia Lou Tucker, daughter of Mrs. Donna M. Tucker of 1315 Watts St.. and John Madison Bradshaw. Jr.. son of Mr. and Mrs. John M. Bradshaw. of 1701 Bigley Ave.. will be married at 7:30 p.m. Sept.'lO at the Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church. The bride-elect is a graduate of Stonewall Jackson High School and is employed by the West Virginia Department of Welfare. Her fiance, also a Stonewall High graduate, is employed by Industrial Rubber. Dovorick-Kpperly . Miss Paula Diane Deverick. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Deverick of 926 Greendale Dr.. and James Edward Epperly, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Epperly of 302 29th :St.. Kanawha City, will be married Aug. 14 at the Morris Memorial Methodist Church. The bride-elect is a graduate of Morris Harvey College, and is presently attending West Virginia College of Graduate Studies. Her f i a n c e , also a Morris Harvey graduate, is presently attending Duke Divinity School. Bullard-Vealo-y KENNA- Miss Karen Lynn Bullard. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer H. Bullard. and Carl Dolan Vealey. son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack W. Vealey. will be married at 7:30 p.m.. July 3, in the Grass Lick Baptist Church. The bride-elect is a graduate of Ripley High School and is employed by the Department of Highways. Her fiance, also a graduate of Rijfiey High, is employed by Lane Construction. Ashworlh-Hoffman Planning an open-church wedding Aug. 20 at the Mount Calvary Baptist Church on Bigley Avenue are Miss Janet Faye Ashworth, daughter of H. Arnold Ashworth of O'Dell Avenue and the late Mrs. Jewell Ashworth. and Robert E. Hoffman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene R. Hoffman of South Charleston. Miss Ashworth is a graduate of Stonewall Jackson High School and is an EEC technician at St. Francis Hospital. Her fiance graduated from Clendenin High School, served 13 years in the Navy and is a laboratorv technician at St. Francis. Henruin-DiznofT Mr. and Mrs. Richard E. Herman of Virginia Avenue have announced the engagement of their daughter. Barbara Sue. to Lee R. Diznoff. son of Mr. and Mrs. Milton Diznoff of Virginia Avenue. An October wedding is being planned. The bride-elect is a graduate of Northwestern University and has a graduate degree from the University of Illinois. She is a special education teacher in Kanawha- County. Her fiance has undergraduate and graduate degrees from West Virginia University and is employed by the Charleston Area Medical Center. -. LONDON FOG Water Repellent $198 M. YARD Hew Shipment f5 Colors ,-,:,, ANTRON NYLON {)t//\ SPANDH ^^ BATHING SUIT FABRIC $095 Rea 1 YP - $4.95 ni/i 3 STRETCH TERRY 60" WIDE $095 2 - $3.69 POLYESTER THREAD Black White Spools PRICK EFFECTIVE THRU WED. 6/30 DACRON COTTON T-SHIRT KNITS $169 1 TEXTILE MILLS CLOTH SHOP 5303 MocCorkle Ave. S. W. So. Charleston Phone 768-6661 HOURS: Sunday 1 to 6, Mon. thru Fift. 9:30 to 9:00, Sot. 9:30 to 5:30 Miss Sherry Lea Rucker · Bride of Richard G. Xelson Mr. and Mrs. Harry G. Rucker of East Bank have announced the marriage of their daughter. Sherry Lea. to Richard Gordon Nelson, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Nelson of Hansford. The Saturday strvice was performed by the Kev. Carl Davis at the East Bank N'azarene Church. Mrs. Anna Hissoin. pianist, accompanied the soloist, Leonard Clark, and the bride was given in marriage by her father. Matron of honor was Mrs. Beverly Morris, sister of the bride. Brenda Clark was maid of honor and bridesmaids were Connie Morris and Donna Copley. \Vendi Michele Morris, niece of the bride, was the flowergirl. Chuck Cottrell was best man and ushers were William Morris, Carl Bowycrs and Chuck Wilson. A reception was held in the Kast Bank Town Hall, after which the couple left for a wedding trip to Cincinnati. Ohio. They will reside in Hansford. Both are graduates of East Bank High School. She attended West Virginia Institute of Technology and is employed in the office of Carbon Fuel Sales Co. MRS. RICHARD G..NELSON .../ornicr S'/icrrv /.i'n Kurki'r Her husband is employed by Bethlehem Sleel in Kavford OKS Chapter To Install Slate T h e l m a C h a p t e r No. 24. Order of the Eastern Star, w i l l install new officers at 7:30 p.m. Monday at theClendenin Masonic Temple Mrs. Marjorie Ashley w i l l be installed a s w o r t h y m a t r o n a n d R o b e r t E l l i s a s worthy patron. Installing officers w i l l lie Mrs. .luanita Graham. Mrs. Barbara White. Mrs. Edna Payne. Mrs. ( l l o r i a Beighle. Mrs. Margaret Summers and Mrs. Thelma Young. Other o f f i c e r s to lie installed are: Mrs. Rebecca R u c k e r . a s s o c i a t e m a t r o n ; R a l p h Pence, a s s o c i a t e p a t r o n ; M r s . Alyce Dauhenspcck. secretary; Mrs. Maxine Ellis, treasurer: Mrs Jo Ann Walker, conductress; Mrs. Patsy Stafford, assoc i a t e c u m l u c l r e s s : M r s . I v a F r e e m a n , c h a p l a i n ; Mrs Linda Payne, marshal; Mrs. Kelin McCleary.organist; Mrs. Joey Shamhlin. A d a h : Mrs Joyce Scott. R u t h : Mrs. Nora Stump. Esther; Mrs. Sandra Dremian. M a r t h a : Mrs. Judy McKown. Electa; Mrs. Mae Hoggs, warder; Charles Ereenian. sentinel, and Mrs. .luanita Graham, trustee. A reception will follow w i t h Mrs. Edna Payne. Mrs. Alberta Ashley. Mrs. Millie Pence and Mrs. Sue Shaffer as hostesses. Rebecca Wilson Wed* Stephen Wade Roger* H e a d i n g for a honeymoon in M y r t l e Beach. S. C.. following their marriage on Saturday at the Maple H i l l Baptist Church are Miss Rebecca Ann Wilson, daughter of The bride was given in marriage by her lather. * «. t BRIADAL ATTENDANTS were Valerie W a r n e r . Tina H a s t i n g s . K e l l y Rogers. Pain Ramsey. Carla H u n t . Reba Turbur- ski and Leslie Ramsey. A t t e n d a n t s f o r t h e b r i d e g r o o m were Doug Rogers. David Wilson, Jell Rogers, Jerry Gross. Rod Ellis. Curtis Finney and Tim Hughes. A reception was held at Ihe church. The bride is employed al limbec's and her husband is employed by the Carbon Fuel Co. FORMAL FASHION RENTALS BY I \PalmBeach ! t--We're Wedding IjL r Experts--' IN S t y l e s . . . at IN Prices "JOE THE TAILOR" Custom Tailor Rental 703 Fife St. Ph. 346-0141 MRS. S. W. ROGERS . . .JWnu'r Hfhcccri H ilaon Mr. and Mrs. Earl Wilson of Rt. (i. and Stephen Wade Rogers, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alton W. Rogers of Cabin Creek. The Rev. Leon Strickland officiated and Konie Freeman and Jackie Anderson furnished the nuptial music. TENNIS EVERYONE? E4SHIONS, EQUIP/HENf, SHOES for the , ENTIRE FAMILY \ Tennis-SkhGolf-Swim 3908 MocCorklc Avc. S.E. Kan. City OPEN 10A.M. 6P.M. Daily Thur. 10 A JH.-9 P.M. Phone 925-4493 Sometimes, three days into your vacation, you discover plans were made to be changed Sometimes, BankAmericard can make all the difference. Stop by our lobby today to apply for your BankAmericard or call 348-5646. 3 The Charleston National Bank Corner of Capitol ana Virginia Member federal Reserve System. r ederai 'Dec/Kit insurance Corporation

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