Redlands Daily Facts from Redlands, California on February 14, 1964 · Page 13
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Redlands Daily Facts from Redlands, California · Page 13

Redlands, California
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Friday, February 14, 1964
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Trees for fruit and flowers too In these days of specialize tion, we tend to expect it of cv erything, even fruit trees. And while it is generally true that the finest fruit comes from a commercial fruiting variety and the finest display of spring bloom comes from the double flowering, non - fruiting variet ies, there arc exceptions. There are a few really fine varieties that give you an ex traordinary display of blooms and later, enough fine fruit to make it a true double-duty tree. In general, the crabapples and peaches, as of this writing, fill the bill best. The important thing in using a double-d u t y tree is to treat it as an orna mental. Place it where the bios soms will show to their best advantage and surround it with complimentary plants rather than competing ones. The most satisfactory fruits, of course, are the peaches. The Daily News double - duty peaches were developed a long time ago and filled a real need, but recently a number of other fine varieties have come to hand, notable Saturn and Double Delight, all of which have masses of double, pink blossoms in the spring and good Freestone fruit in late summer. Do not be afraid to pick the blossoms for display in the house. By cutting judiciously you prune the tree, insuring more bloom next year but not reducing the yield noticably as . peaches tend to overproduce. Dusty Miller with its grey foliage and yellow flowers makes a nice foil, so does Penstcmon or the pink or red fibrous-rooted begonias. The dwarf flowering almost (you can get them with white or pink blossoms) is small enough to make an added attraction rather than detracting from the larger peach and when the leaves come, the roughist texture of the almond leaf is an excellent foil to the smooth leaf of the peach. Do not overlook the flowering crabapples when planning for the dual purpose tree. These are particularly fine for a small space and are smothered in blossoms each spring. The blooms arc winsomely delicate, usually pink but sometimes red or deep rose. The fruits are quite colorful in the fall and are good for jams or jellies, having a delightfully tart taste. The fruits are decorative as they tend to hang on after the foliage has dropped, displaying their yellow and red colors. Botanical names of plants mentioned: Flowering Peaches (Prunus persica in variety); Dusty Miller (Ccntaurea gym- nocarpa); Pcnstemon (Penstc­ mon gloxinioides); Fibrout-root- ed Begonia (Begonia semper- florens); Flowaring Almond (Malus floribunda in variety). tfwe W fatten Straight rows for ease in cultivation Set out annual plants in straight, alternate rows for ease of care and cultivation. After they are planted, a light mulch over the surface, using the same humus as in soil preparation, will reduce water needs and hold down weeds. WEEDS ARE SOIL FERTILITY INDICATOR You can be certain that soil is rich and fertile if weeds and grass grow tall and thick, but if they arc stunted and spindly, the soil needs improvement or replacing. REASONS | BTJIIJDINGJ OIST A. VIEW LOT IN REDLANDS' COUNTRY CLUB II ESTATES munwnma mmm ucancnu. u» KO tmucnoc -«i naoawn trims •4 not tan wmoUT Knot uo wax mm nunc unites H turanin SUM. -4 mm SUM ibeock realty] tiles agent t of Nine Point Inc. IB ! ptSKM, IUIUXNS wo FimmciNS WVKEt AVAIU181X GIVE THE GARDEN THE BOOT! - Have" you ever felt like giving the garden the boot? This gardener did, literally, and succeeded in establishing an interesting conversation piece. (A CGF photo) How is best season to control common scale This is the best season to control the common scale insects in the garden. These insects are of two types: armored and unarmored. The armored types have a hard, scale-like armor coat to protect them. The scale may be up to an eighth of an inch in diameter, colored brown, gray or nearly white. Unarmored scales have the outer wall of their bodies thickened for protection. They secrete quantities of hpneydew which attracts ants. The honeydew is usually covered by a sooty mold fungus. All scales are legless, juice sucking insects which can do great harm to most kinds of woody plants. They don't attack vegetables or annuals. They are found under leaves, on stems and sometimes on fruit. To control scales, spray now with a solution of approximately ten tablespoons of oil emulsion, available only at your garden supply store, and about two or three tablespoons of malathion to a gallon of water. Severe infestation may require more than spraying for complete control. To check control, lift several of the scales to see if they are empty or lifeless. Fountain ideal for garden Have you noticed during the rains how pleasant it is to bear the sound of water in the garden (provided your drainage is good, of course)? It should suggest to you that a fountain is a welcome addition if you don't have one and they're becoming so popular the price is way down. Every C.A.N, nurseryman has one or two on hand or can tell you about installation of inexpensive ones. At the same time, ask him about some of the plants that like to grow where the atmosphere is moist. COLD CLIMATE Vapor barriers in dwelling ceilings are not considered necessary unless the house is located in areas where the temperature drops to -20 degrees in winter. Redlands Daily Facts Friday, Feb. 14, 1964 -13 Tree roots require deep watering Rain or irrigation water must penetrate deep into the earth in order for trees to do their best. As an example, citrus tree feeder roots go down about four feet. Most deciduous fruit tree feeder roots go down to e i g h t feet. Walnut, oak and most large trees have feeder roots down to 12 or 14 feet. Other main roots of these plants may go deeper than these examples if the soil is permeable. In a moderately heavy bam soil, as much as 15 inches of rain or irrigation water may be needed to penetrate down five feet. ORIENTAL TOUCH — A v/ell placed Japanese stone lantern makes a cheery entrance way even briqhter. As pictured here, the lantern is complimented by natural appearing granite • • • • • J J ---* (A CGF photo) even urigmci* ^ nwiv, — , boulders, a chamaerops palm and dwarf bamboo Perennial plants save time, money By careful selection of perennial plants instead of annuals, you can have both quick action and permanency. For low foreground use, the Iceland Poppy is an excellent plant. It blooms so rapidly that many gardeners use it as an annual. However, it is a perennial, and it will increase in value year after year with little care. For mid-ground use, the Gloriosa Double Daisy is an excellent plant. Formerly considered a weed before it was hybridized, this new rudbeckia is now one of the showiest plants in any garden. Bright yellow in color, it begins blooming almost the next week after you plant it, resting only in mid-winter. It isn't particular about soil or water, and it requires little feeding. It will respond beautifully to good care, however. | And don't overlook succu-j lents. These are among the] most versatile garden plants, j They will take almost any con-i dition you give them, and if! Camellias also good j for indoors Growing camellias in a house or greenhouse is not so exact-; ing as orchids and some tropical plants. ! Camellias will tolerate a wider range of humidity and tem-J pcraturc and greater extremes of light and shade. They do best indoors when you simulate the kind of outdoor weather they do best in; cool days and nights even down to thirty-five degrees in winter, normal humidity, and about sixty per cent sunlight. Remember about watering indoors. The plants are totally dependent upon you for care. With any deviation from normal care, abnormal blooms and growth will result. you are careful in your sclec tion, you will find some of the* lovliest flowers in the plant kingdom. t Cridelich Plumbing TO SERVE YOU DAY AND NIGHT Phone PY 2-1592 MILK PACKS A HEALTHY PUNCH For Young and Old Alike I DELICIOUS, TOOH START YOUR HOME DELIVERY TODAY! CALL 792-4421 HOLD MiUl WMin QUALITY DAIRY (Sinct 1925) 619 New York St. Good soil alive needs managing Good soil is alive. And like all living things, it grows and increases in value if it is managed properly. Humus is the key ingredient in making good soil. If soil is sandy, add humus to make it loamy. If soil is heavy clay, add humus to make it loamy. The quantity of humus needed may in each case. It is almost impossible to mix in too much humus. The ideal soil is composed of approximately five percent organic matter (humus), twenty per cent moisture, and seventy- five per cent mineral matter. You can mold it, but it will crumble at your touch. It will have a rich, earthy smell. It will team with life; tiny insects and worms that you can see, and billions of microorganisms that you can't see. TREASURE HOUSE Your unused furniture or appliances will find a ready market through Classified Ads. Orchard weed use Try this as a soil moisture indicator next spring: Leave a strong growing weed or two within the irrigation area ol your fruit trees. The weeds will begin to wilt shortly before the trees do, indicating that it's time to water. KEEP PRUNING TOOLS CLAN AND SHARP Pruning tools should be kept clean and sharp. A good cleansing solution is three tablespoons of household bleach to a quart of water. If you are pruning a diseased plant, dip the tools in the bleach solution after each cut. FOR... A BETTER SERVICE AT LESS COST... CALL E. D. HAHN PAINTING A DECORATING LICENSED, INSURED 793-2664 Aft.r 5 P. M. Coll 7M-1789 I "WHO USES MAYFLOWER SERVICE!" Everyono . . . 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