Redlands Daily Facts from Redlands, California on February 28, 1964 · Page 13
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Redlands Daily Facts from Redlands, California · Page 13

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Redlands Daily Facts Friday, Feb. 28,1964 -13 Chatelaine II homes hold premier opening (Continued from Page 9) and stone and brick facings which lend themselves to t h e overall feeling of opulence. Each Chatelaine floor plan is oversized, yet totally convc-j nient, the split level models of-j SPLIT LEVEL — Chatelaine II offers the exciting Chateau Breton. Split level there are three distinctive levels, three oversized bedrooms, and all rooms superbly arranged to give the utmost in comfort and luxury. Walls of glass and walls of wardrobe closets add beauty and convenience. fering a master bedroom bal cony and sunken living room. "The tremendous influx of, . ,,i„ , . . ... ... new home building in this area]homes, certain that they will;Cranford, builder and develop- is a challenge in competition, prove incomparable in beauty, jer. . We proudly offer Chatelaine H;design and value." stated Otis; Prices will range from $2o.950 to $32,950 with as little as 5 per cent down on 30 year loans. The public is invited to in­ spect the furnished models just!boulevard and Palm in the city south of Sage's Shopping Cen-jof redlands. Open daily from 11 ter on the corner of Redlands;a.m. till dusk. BATH — long marble topped pullman provides lots of storage space in the Barnes home. Grapes do very well in Redlands gardens In this day of the ornamental, when beauty has at last won a respected place in our thoughts, it is wise not to forget that there are plants that combine usefulness with beau ty. The grape is one of these. Here we can have our fruit fresh from the vine, and eat it beneath the very vine as well. What is so delightful as dining in the shade of a pergola on a warm fall evening with the heady perfume of the grape clusters, the handsome foliage and the fascinating, tortured limbs of the grape vines twined around the supports? Or what is more handsome than a wall alive with the fall ochres and scarlets and greens of grape leaves, or the rich col ors of the clusters themselves promising delightful, refreshing eating-out-of-hand? If you have listened to some amateur grower of wine grapes (or even some of the professionals), you may have decided that the hardest thing in the world to grow was a good grape! Nonsense. Not every table variety will succeed everywhere in California, but several different varieties will succeed almost anywhere in our state (it isn't called "Golden" for nothing) and your California Association of Nurserymen member will know which are the best in your area. Grapes — and unless you're going to make a hobby of grape growing you'd better forget the wine grapes and grow those that will grace your table — are quite undemanding. Any soil where the water doesn't stand around (is well drained, in other words) usually will do. Naturally you're not going to be able to grow one in a salt lick but you're not going to grow anything else there cither. They appreciate and respond to an annual helping of manure and complete fertilizer worked into the soil in spring as new growth begins to show. The grape can take quite a bit' of abuse but there's no use abusing it unnecessarily. Therefore, water about every three weeks during the growing season and water heavily. Soak the ground. If the weather turns remarkable hot for a spell, give it another deep soaking. But don't soak grapes every few days. Incidentally, if you want to insure the most colorful winter foliage, withhold water from about August on. The leaves will color up beautifully. Grapes do need sun and heat. Now if you're out in the desert where the summer is scorching, you're problems will be slight FOR... A BETTER SERVICE AT LESS COST... CALL E. D. HAHN PAINTING & DECORATING LICENSED, INSURED 793-2664 After 5 P.M. Coll 794-1789 in that direction. But be sure to consult your C.A.N, nurseryman for correct varieties — just as you should along the cool coast where lack of heat is an important consideration. The nurseryman can help you select the correct variety. No matter what variety you grow — the delicious, white, Thompson Seedless; the spectacular Lady Finger with large, elongated pale green berries; the old but still excellent Concords; the reddish purple Emperor — pruning is most important. Don't be alarmed. There is nothing difficult about pruning grapes, it's simply that you should make sure when you buy a variety whether it needs to be "cane" pruneed or "spur" pruned. The Thompson Seedless, for example, should be "c a n e" pruned. That simply means you should let at least two strong canes grow up (the other can be removed) and spread out like arms or espaliered or put on a pergola. Then the shoots that come off these canes are pruned back in the fall to stubs with two buds on them. The rest is cut away. Many of our table grape va rieties can be "spur" pruned That means you can cut all the canes back to two buds, just leaving a nice big stump and the stubs with two buds each on them. However, any of the grapes that will take "spur" pruning can also take the 'cane" pruning system or be trained in any way your fancy desires. But those that should be "cane" pruned shouldn't be given the more severe "spur'' treatment. This is the best time to buy and plant your grapes. Your C.A.N, nurseryman will sell you grafted plants that will produce fruit the first year. Your greatest concern should be to decide where you want your grape vine and in w h a t form you want it to grow. An excellent treatment, of course, is to plant a tall, 2 x 2 (or larger) redwood stake and put your vine or vines at its base. You train the main shoot or "trunk" up to the desired height — say 7 or 8 feet — then by proper pruning shape the "head" to form an umbrella. Th? effect is wonderfully ornamental — and the grapes can drop into your mouth, almost. Primroses like feedings at this time Primroses and geraniums in pots probably are blooming or (in the case of primroses) in bud. This is a good time to give them some plant food. One of the soluable fertilizers can be obtained from your C.A.N, nurseryman and useed in small doss. Follow the directions of the particular product you select and do not add a "pinch" more because the dose seems so tiny. The manufacturer knows best.

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