Forest Park Review from Forest Park, Illinois on March 10, 1971 · Page 13
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Forest Park Review from Forest Park, Illinois · Page 13

Forest Park, Illinois
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Wednesday, March 10, 1971
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FOREST PARK REVIEW, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 10, 1971, PAGE 13 RUNNING IN THE RED This is one way that bad drivers try to save a minute and end up losing a life, a limb or a license. Careless driving is cruel and costly. If it's not for you, Auto-Rite is. Safe drivers save money with the low, "safe driver" rates of an Auto-Rite policy. Think about it. Tony Mueller REICH & BECKER 52 Years of Service 7419 MADISON ST. 366-0010 UFE&CASUALTY • TrfJtmaft at Thi fan* Cattln & Suftty Co. and tit tuiOctaltJ compaintl. RE-ELECT KEN STANCE for PARK COMMISSIONER VILLAGE of FOREST PARK Efficient - Capable • Experienced Election April 6,1971 For Car Service 366-0026 Whether it's Sfeef. . ... Whether ifY Snow .... :.Whefher it's 30 Below This is the number to call 366-0317 Car won't go? Our experts are always on hand for all your car needs. SNOW PLOWING Reasonable Rates TOMMOHR Service Station 7400 HARRISON ST. '• HARRY'S * Penny Lounge & Rest. 7802 Madison St. 366-5772 TRY OUR FRIDAY & SATURDAY SPECIAL PRIME RIB Dinner $3.75 .Cocktails .Lunches .Dinners .Banquet Rooms ST. PAT'S PARTY WEDNESDAY MARCH 17th CORNED BEEF & Cabbage $050 Kitchen Closed Sundays & Holidays PAM at the ORGAN for your listening pleasure.. lenint PROPAGATING - I Propagating means multiplying, reproducing or making more out of plants. Plants can be propagated by slip or cutting. Some houseplants can only be reproduced by seed or rootdlvislon. A cutting is a slip or a piece of a plant without roots which properly prepared, planted and cared for will develop into a new plant. It is Important to know that un- rooted cuttings have a limited ability to absorb moisture and therefore if one does not take . ....... measures to protect them, they will dry and die. tt is not until they have adequate roots that they are to be kept wet, whether they are in sand, vermicullte or ther medium. Watering just is not enough to prevent plants from drying out. Moisture is lost rapidly and therefore a humid atmosphere and shade must be provided. A sheet of glass, plastic or an inverted glass jar or bowl can provide it with just enough light and moisture. Cuttings may consist of single leaves or parts of leaves, a piece of stem without leaves or, more usually, a piece of stem with leaves attached. Most often the stem is a portion, the end of a shoot. There are so many plants that can be successfully grown from stem cuttings, which is from pieces of stem severed at both ends. Although not all plants can be rooted from single leaves, African violets can be as well as peperomias, snake plants (mother-in- law tongues) many begonias and others. The leaves will have to be mature but not old. They have to be disease-free and without pests. Plant cuttings of leaves in a well-drained container, which has. been filled with sand, or sand and peat moss mixture packed down firmly. Vermiculite is also a very good rooting medium but is very loose. Set cuttings almost upright with their bases about half an inch beneath the surface . Each leaf so treated gives rise to one new plant. In some cases, more than one plant can be gotten from a leaf. If one cuts a snake- plant leaf into pieces three to four inches long and insert them top sides, up as single leaf cuttings, each will give rise to a new plant. If one cuts a leaf of a rex begonia into wedges, each two or three inches long and each with a strong vein down its center and plant these as leaf cuttings, each will give rise to a new individual, Stem cuttings are made from healthy shoots. In most cases, tip cuttings are used which are shoot ends. Three or four inches is a good length for most cuttings but some, such as english ivy, may be made longer and other kinds root readily from shorter pieces. The slips must be prepared by removing all leaves from the lower inch or two that will be below the surface of the rooting medium. With cuttings such as hydrangeas that have very big leaves, cut away the upper third of each of the full-sized ones that remain. Cut squarely across the bases of the cuttings with a sharp knife or razor blade. Let the cut be at a distance beneath a node (joint) equal to half the thinkness of the stem. Sectional stem cuttings are a satisfactory means of propagating many plants including English ivy, philodendrons, geraniums, dumb- canes and dracaenas. If they have foliage, prepare and Insert them as you would terminal cuttings, but cut their upper ends slantwise with the lower part of the cut beginning just above a node. If the stem you use is without'leaves, as the old stem of a draccaena or. dumb-cane will be, cut it into sections each two to three inches long and lay these horizontally In the rooting medium so that they just show above the surface. Both terminal and sectional cuttings may be planted in pots of sand, sand and peat moss, or vermicuHte. If you use the latter, do not pack it. Merely push the cuttings into it until they stand erect and then water thoroughly with a fine spray. If you use sand or a mixture of sand and peat moss see that it is moist but not too wet and pack it firmly by pressing i{ with your fingers and'pounding it with a beater or rammer. Level the surface. Be sure that the holes are of such depths that the bases of the cuttings rest upon the bottoms of them. Pack the root-medium firmly around the base of ea'ch cutting and soak it with a fine spray of water. The most favorable time for inserting most cuttings is from February to October inclusive. The dead months of winter are generally less satisfactory. I C 8'B B DTI B B B » »•»"» » B » B B'B'B B 5 8 BTB'B fl 5 8 B'B 0 BUI B » B B fWW 'TIS NO BLARNEY WE SHILLELAGH RIGHT OUT OF YOUR CLOTHES and they came back to you as clean and soft as an Irish Rose! ZIMMERMAN'S DRWE-IN CLEANERS Drive in Corner CIRCLE & ROOSEVELT ALWAYS ADEQUATE PARKING 366.0012 HOURS- DAILY 1:30 to 6:30 Sat. 8 A.M. to 6 P.M. CLOSED WEDNESDAY'S AT NOON •K/« C^are about your ctt>tht>6_ •mnrmnmiB a» B B BTB B a B mnvv • •«»»

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