Redlands Daily Facts from Redlands, California on March 6, 1964 · Page 13
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Redlands Daily Facts from Redlands, California · Page 13

Redlands, California
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Friday, March 6, 1964
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Redlands Daily Facts Friday, Mar.i, 19M- 13 FAMILY ROOM — Natural walnuf paneling is used in tlie room in the Tempieton home. New foundation may be needed for your home ccssful foundation planting, and the other is restraint. The gardener should neither mix h i plant materials too much no It's surprising how many people remodel their homes without doing the same for their gardens. For it's the garden, not the interior, which is!plant things which will grow out first seen by passersby and vi-(of bounds. The first of these sitors, and by which many of] sins results in a cluttered ap- them will judge you. pearance and the second, con Take a look at your own garden and try to visualize what others see in it. Is the lawn something less than you would like it to be? Is an overgrown tree blocking light and hiding the house? And how about thej.. , foundation planting? Does it^ merely anchor your house to its terrain as it should or has it overgrown to the extent that you barely see the house at all? The latter is an extreme but the overgrown foundation is a common sight in established neighborhoods. Shrubs which once were small and graceful have often grown out of hand to cover windows and block doors. They lack form and grace and no amount of pruning or shearing will restore them. It's obvious in such cases that someone goofed. Shrubs were set out years ago without a thought of their future growlh potential. And today, there's nothing to do for it but uproot them one and all. What then do you plant in the new foundation? The California Association of Nurserymen has several suggestions, and we have gleaned the following from their notes. Simplicity is one key to a suc- ceivably, can result in obscurity for the house. Most often the foundation planting in California is filled with evergreen shrubs, b u t no law that states it must be. Older homes with ugly high foundation walls probably need evergreens to hide the background. Newer, lower homes lack these foundation walls and there is no need to hide anything. Deciduous material such as the Japanese Bar berry or a hybrid Mollis Azalea can be included in such foundation plantings without fear that their winter bareness is going to reveal an unpleasant sight. Still and all, evergreens com prise the greater part of a 11 foundation plantings in California, so it becomes important to select them with an eye to their future looks. Consideration must also be made for the exposure. North facing houses, on which the foundation wall is constantly in shade, may be planted with such attractive shrubs as azaleas and camellias with possiWy a low-growing rhodo dendron or two. The latter arc more a factor in the Northern half of the state than in the Southern half. A complete and thorough ly satisfactory foundation planting can be planned exclusively around camellias and azaleas. You can, however, include fuchsias in the scheme plus a fern or two without cluttering the scene. In sunny foundations, C.A.N, members especially recommend jjtlie low-growing junipers, of ! IF WE DON'T THINK I You folks »T» wonderful! I Mora and more people are I trying our Refinishing and I Painting work on Furniture I and Appliances . . . OLD or I NEW! Why don't you try us? 1 KRAMER'S I 109 E, HIOH AVE. which there are more than a dozen to make your choice from. Junipers offer variety enough in their own family to make up a complete planting, but you can include dwarf pines or other conifers without cans ing clutter. Dwarf Nandina, the Heavenly Bamboo, combined with real bamboo and Ivy makes a good combination for part shade, part sun. We wouldn't recommend full sun nor full shade for this group, but they will grow r 109 E. HIOH AVE. jlin a north exposure. Ideally, ' Call 793-T123 jj however, we'd plant them fat L — — » — — — — — — — — —''""S east. There are ever so many possibilities, and all we can do is skim a few highlights. Ask your local C.A.N, member about it and use your imagination, too. Just remember the twin rules of simplicity and restraint when you plant. MASTER BEDROOM — Sliding glass door leads directly to the patio and swimming pool. The Place to STORE in Sizfy-Four outstanding protection imd Mnrie«t Your goods vnO. get the finest care hxavn today — thanks to our modein, tested methods and our careful, trained men. Call us for ptvicctloa • . a pliu fcieodly, peisonalized seoicel MMts the very Ugliest standards! Oars is the only wareliotne in tows tlut btl earned the coveted "Nationally AccteditesT* approval—by passing a stijct, impartial in- spcction. "Acoedited" is the dq>endable mark of (joalitf . . . like "terijrg" on aiivtrl Begolar low ratas-I^ estinuUest Yoa pay no mete for fsaots Mayflower oiet No joh is too big, or too small. Call as toda^ for onr free estimate nid btlpfnl wifnrrrutift. No obligationl TRI-CITY VAN & STORAGE CORP. (EXaUSIVE AGENTS fOR AERO MAYFIOWER TRANSIT CO.) 31 W. Sfuart 793-2203

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