Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on July 11, 1976 · Page 64
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July 11, 1976

Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 64

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'^ 11, 1976 Sunday Gawlle-Afail , W«» Virnl* ---- ...... ~ .......... *.... How Does Your Garden Grow? And Don't Forget the Webworm »w North Carolina Women t eature Craftwork iri 1810 Log Cabin HOWARD By Anne Howard Garden Editor In our buggy round-up last week 1 forgot to mention one of the worst pests--the tent ,,, caterpillar or fall web^ w o r m . A l t h o u g h i t ' s £ called a fall webworm. : and the webs become very common in August and' September, the insect emerges from its wintering stage as a moth 'during late spring and I summer. Some years the | infestation is worse than "others. Let's hope this will be a light year. The caterpillars feed on more than 120 different kinds of trees, with some of the most common ones being apple, sweet gum. black walnut, choke or wild cherry, and birch. The moths lay their eggs in patches of .from 200 to 500, usually on the undersides ·of the leaves. The young caterpillars hatch .in 10 days or two weeks and move in 'groups to the upper surface of a leaf where ·they at once begin spinning a layer of silk Jover the feeding surface. "' As the caterpillars grow, they enlarge · their silken tents to enclose whole branch- '.es of the tree. They devour the tender portion of the leaves, leaving the skeletons 'intact. " These unsightly webs are a blot on the landscape, in addition to being costly to . the tree owner, fn the case of small trees, "the nests may be cut out and destroyed. -Tree experts caution against burning them "out since this often results in permanent ;damage to the tree. · Spraying with sevin or diazinon should ; be started as soon as the caterpillars begin ·their tenis. Later spraying is effective, ."also, but the leaf destruction will be pro- .'.gressively greater. 4 * * * . GARDEN HEIRLOOM: · Flower gardening in 1776 was strenuous. ..No hybrids, no plant foods, no pest con' trols. no power tools. Seeds, except for a few varieties that could be collected and -.saved from one's own plants, were mostly .'imported from Europe and were of du- · bious germination and quality. ·' It was a hard life, especially for women. · A little patch of flowers and an heirloom -or two were all they had to sustain their 'spirits and to provide a link with "home" ·across the sea. .'. Settlements, mostly clustered along na- · vigable streams or on the coastline, were · hemmed around by forests that sheltered .'wild birds and beasts of all kinds. Tall, ·.tight fences were necessary to keep out ideer. rabbits, squirrels, raccoons, wood' chucks--even bears in quest of the s'et- -.tier's garden and bee hives. .' It was quite a feat to coddle even one ·' small flower bed through the bloom stage. I Only around the older towns was gardening a tame and genteel pastime. The co-. · Ionics did have an economic and social "elite and they patterned their flower and ·herb gardens after the elaborate Euro- · pean fashions of the day. Good gardeners ' were scarce, so scarce that substantial wages were paid to lure English and Scottish landscape designers and gardeners. Among the common folk, gardening was geared mostly to producing food and PINEHURST, N.C. UP) - The women around here didn't wait for women's lib to get organized. A visitor will find American handicrafts . here in a 165-year-old log cabin in the tall pine country. The cabin was built in 1810. It houses the Sandhills Woman's Exchange, which opened its doors in 1922 and takes its name from the centuries-old sand formations in the region. The exchange is devoted to '-helping' others to help themselves" by being volunteer agents for women -- and some men -in the Southeastern United States. Handicrafted items are accepted on consignment and displayed in the cabin. It has been added to - a showroom, kitchen and tea room. The surrounding area is known as. Deer Park and there is nearby the Pinehurst Country 1 Club and Hotel The original oprators of the exlange, a small group of women, traveled'hrough the Carolines teaching handicrafts and collecting the finished products. Today more than 100 members of the Sandhills organization act as salespeople and supervise the kitchen and tea room. Prices range from 50 cents for a walnut-, face doll to $200 for a large patchwork quilt. The money is sent directly to the consignors and many persons have been, able to educate their children and solve family health and housing problems by · selling their handiwork in this way. Among the articles for sale are hooked and braided rugs, knitted and crocheted bedspreads, baby clothes, dolls, toys, needlepoint, pottery, bird houses, gingham sun bonnets and beeswax candles. One of the most popular items is pine kindling. There is also a food counter with French fried peanuts, oatmeal and raisin cookies, pound and fruit cakes, divinity and fudge, as well as a section of preserves, featuring the Southern jelly made of scuppernong grapes. 303 Dry Will Road KCXLEY,W.V.255-28)3 SEMI-ANNUAL CLEARANCE SAVE 20% TO 50% ONFASHrONABLE WOMEN'S LA({GE SIZES * Swimweot.* Shorts and Tank Tops * Coordinates * Separates * Dresses "k Pantsuits Evening Wear Spring Coats -all merchandise from regular stock-- In 1776 Frontier Gardens Were Placed Near Cabin In Case Family Had to Run to Safety CH ELECTRONICS INC. Now Open in Our New Location 1825 MacCorkle Ave., St. Albans-- NEXT TO THE GRACE BAPTIST TEMPLE. ^ _ Products by RCA ZENITH FEDDERS 727-2662 727-2662 herbs. Flowers were usually limited to one or two kinds to brighten the dooryard. * * * A YEAR or so ago we wrote in glowing terms here about a new magazine named "Yard Fruit." Shortly thereafter the publisher of YF, Charles Cook, wrote to say he'd received a whole bunch of new subscriptions from this area and he was more than grateful, etc. etc. Not too awfully Jong after that a sad little notice came out that YF had suspended publication. I forget now what reason was given, other than the high cost of publishing a magazine. At any rate, "Yard Fruit" bit the dust. Just the other day I received yet another communication from Charles Cook. Just in case you were one of the subscribers-or are thinking of publishing a magazine-here, in part, is Cook's letter: "I'm sorry I had to suspend publication of 'Yard Fruit' magazine. It was a painful decision for me to make, but with each issue I slid a little more into debt'. That couldn't go on indefinitely. "Gradually my larger obligations have been paid off. except for the obligation to my subscribers. This has been a real concern to me... "I can't return your money as it went to the printer, to writers, to circulation people and to the U.S. Post Office.:' Cook's idea is this: After YF folded, he turned to writing, designing and producing gardening books for other publishers. One of these is "Down-To-Earth Vegetable Gardening Know-How" which is on the market for ?4.95 and has sold over 120,000 copies to date. Cook says he'll send a copy to all of his subscribers for $1--if they will call it square with him on the unfulfilled portions of their "Yard Fruit" subscriptions. As a former subscriber, you undoubtedly will receive a brochure from the Gar- d'en Way Mfg. Co., Inc. of Troy, N.J'. There'll be a space for you to check "yes" for a copy of "Vegetable Gardening Know- How" for $1 to redeem the balance owed you on your subscription to "Yard Fruit" magazine. Cook asks that you check the card and return it with ?1 in the enclosed postpaid envelope to the publisher, not to him personally. The book will be mailed to you by the publisher. It's too bad about "Yard Fruit." It was a dandy gardening magazine while it lasted. I don't know anything about the book that's being offered, but I thought you would want to know about all this. piece goods shop 8 STARTS SUNDAY GOOD THRU WEDNESDAY' jtth JERSEY PRINTS ^W ^r · jj 45 PRINTED IGAUZE CLOTH; 129; WASHABLE · $2.00 VALUE · POLYESTER| COTTON $2.00 VALUEI YD. ACADEMY of BEAUTY CULTURE 346-9603 Crus.B«autj»csdemj Invites You To EnroH Today (Reduced TuHkii)MAlE FEMALE Get your New Spring permanent*, tints, bleaches, and hairstyles here at budget prices. All types haircuts for male and female. IRIW THIS COUraN AND RKEIVE a 5 !"" CONDITIONER WO STTLIK LOTION WITH ANY SHAMPOO HAIR STYLE We have the New Uniperm permanent*. Placenta Plus permanent* at less thon ] 3 regular price. 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