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Thursday, April 16, 1987 - Santa Cruz Sentinel-D-5 Arbor Day celebration kicks off Local activities include naming of special heritage trees at breakfast EASTER LIVING GIFTS... We have a beautiful selection of flowering plants to help you share the joy of the holiday. HAPPY EASTER from Charlie & Maria. SANTA CRUZ - The 1987 Santa Cruz Arbor Day celebration will kick-off with a breakfast April 23 to honor this year's newly-named heritage trees. Seven special trees will be honored by the Santa Cruz Arbor Day Committee. The trees will be selected for their age, size, rarity, beauty and historical significance. Also scheduled at the breakfast will be a presentation of the Tree City USA plaque and flag to Santa Cruz Mayor Jane Weed. The city will receive the award from the state Department of Forestry for adopting a tree ordinance and a comprehensive urban forestry program. The breakfast will be held at 8 a.i April 23 at the Calvary Church Parish Hall, Lincoln and Cedar streets. The breakfast is open to the public for a (2.50 donation. Call 429-8433 for reservations. The local Arbor Day celebration will shift into high gear April 24 and 25 with the giveaway of 4,000 tree seedlings by downtown Santa Cruz merchants. A table will be set up on pink trumpet in front of Schipper Dillon and the floss silk tree near County Bank. Tree art presented by local school children will be displayed in the win-downs of downtown businesses, starting Monday. As always, this year's local celebration commemorates the federal and not state-designation of Arbor Day. The idea for Arbor Day originated in the Nebraska territory in the 1850s. As pioneers established their homes, communities and farms, they planted trees. Among those early pioneers was journalist J. Sterling Morton, who proposed the first Arbor Day on April 10. 1872. the mall, which will serve as Arbor Day headquarters. Balloons will be given away, and t-shirts and this year's poster by Renee Flower will be on sale. Ken Hockenberry, head gardener on the Pacific Garden Mall, will again hold a walking tour of the mall trees at noon April 25. Participants should meet at Plaza Bakery at the head of the mall. The mall's trees often are overlooked. But there are 40 different varieties of more than 230 trees lining the central district's main artery. Hockenberry will include his personal favorites in the tour, including the Japanese flowering crabap-ple in front of Bowman-Forgery, the 2218 MISSION WEST-SANTA CRUZ Garden activities Phone 429- 8424 mTTTW F'NANC'NC NOW AVAILABLE NEW DIESELS from $4995 Spring Fever Sale! DAILY 1 PM to 7 PM, SAT 9 AM to 3 PM SUN 1 i NOON to S PM fj- DAVE'S RANCH SUPPLY 301 5 Old San Jos Rd., Soqusl 476-8888 Friends of the UCSC Farm and Garden will host a talk by garden manager Orin Martin at 10 a.m. Saturday at the farm. Martin will give a preview of the offerings to be available at the annual plant sale coming up on April 25 and 26. Emphasis will be on herbaceous plants and perennial flowers including growing hints and design schemes. The Santa Cruz County Chapter of the California Native Plant Society will host a field trip to the Quail Hollow Ranch in the FeltonBen Lomond area on Saturday. Participants should meet at 9 a.m. in the parking lot at Mission and Almar streets. The field trip will last until around 1 p.m. Call 425-6343 for information. The Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History will hold its 26th annual Wildflower Show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The museum is located at 165 Forest Ave. A donation of $1 will be requested. Camp Joy Organic Garden in Boulder Creek will hold a pest management workshop from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Instructor Mark DuPont will provide strategies for controlling garden and orchard pests with a slide show. You will also receive beneficial insects to release in your garden. Cost is $10. The Monterey Peninsula Garden Club will hold a flower show among its members at 7 p.m. Monday at St. Mary's-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church, 12th and Central avenues, Pacific Grove. The Valley Garden Club will hold its monthly meeting at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the lower floor at Felton Community Hall. Guest speaker will be Pat Wiley, who will speak on, "Roses, Yesterday and Today." Felton Farmers Market will be starting soon. A grower's meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Shepherd's Garden Seeds, 6116 Highway 9, Felton (across from Vista Foods Market). All interested participants should attend. Call 335-5912 or 335-5400 for information. The Santa Cruz Arbor Day Committee will hold a breakfast April 23 to kick-off local Arbor Day activities. The breakfast will be held at 8 a.m. at Calvary Church Parish Hall, Lincoln and Cedar streets. This year's heritage tree awards trees honored for special significance will be made. A donation of $2.50 will be requested, and advance reservations are required by calling 429-8433. The Monterey Bay Rose Society will hold its first monthly meeting of the season at 7:30 p.m. April 24 at the Watsonville Senior Center, 114 E. Fifth St. Joseph Mammino. director for the Northern California, Nevada and Hawaii district of the American Rose Society, will speak and present a slide show on Longwood Gardens in Delaware. For information, call 728-1030. 2ZZZZ2ZZ2IEEZZZE2ZZZZ2 Save 10 on any Four Seasons Greenhouse during April. hfii J lill I Four Seasons is the exclusive greenhouse manufacturer of Heat Mirror glass (R-4) to keep you warm in winter, cool in summer. Call or visit for our 80 page catalogue, complete with prices. Only Four Season offers nine different systems in wood or aluminum to choose from. Every Four Seasons system is on sale during April. You could save $1000 or more on a typical 10'x20' unit. WE PROVIDE QUALITY Come see how you can brighten and enlarge your home with a Four Seasons Greenhouse. And save 10. Sale ends April 30th. WORKMANSHIP PI THE GLASS MAN 434 BARS ON 458-3111 ON TIME AT THE RIGHT PRICE! Gardener's checklist Outdoor Living. . .Indoors " tlv in--! anJ iirralrd 1mlnm nati noddi, hip cornet At in., i Minn l Paving Grading Resurfacing Sawgr and Pipeline Construction Concrete Work Oil and Screenings Driveway and Road Construction Fully Operated Equipment Rental Rock and Paving Products and now Slurry Seals Private and Public Projects X Now that our warmer weather is here, it's a good time to remind home gardeners about proper watering techniques. The best time to water the garden, for example, is in the morning or early afternoon when evaporation is at its lowest. If plants are wet overnight, fungus troubles may occur. Also, when you do water, do it deeply. Daily watering really is not necessary. Plus, it only promotes shallow roots that, in turn, results in an unhealthy landscape. Flowers planted around trees help protect them from lawn mower injury. When you water these flowers, again water deeply. This not only helps them, but helps keep the tree healthy during dry periods. If you have roses, take a close look at the tender new growth and flower buds. More likely than not, they're covered with leaf-sucking aphids already. Get the spray out either insecticides like malathion or non-poisons, such as insecticidal soap. An Easter gift plant is much appreciated everything from the traditional Easter lily to the azalea, gloxinia and chrysanthemum. When getting it home, make sure to either remove the decorative foil around the pot or punch out drainage holes. Place in a cool, lit area indoors and keep it well watered. Plants can be transplanted outside when they're through blooming. SAVE DURING APPI'S HUGE SPLASH INTO SUMMER SALE! V ince 1922, Granite Construction Company hai bean te'rvicing the community by providing quality workmanship and timely response to customer needs, in both private and public projects. w. would like to have the opportunity to give you a lira quotation on any type of new construction or repair ol existing lacilittes. WATSONVILLE 728-8282 FELTON QUARRY 335-3445 SANTA CRUZ 423-8840 fciS Polaris. HKm, vac-sweep Three shows next week Right Honda. Right Price. Right Now! THE ONLY POOL CLEANER THAT VACUUMS AND SWEEPS SAVE 20 Sealed Air covers for Spas and Pools t ) ; ) J f v . nmvA"; Selected Reel Systems SANTA CRUZ Flower-lovers should be in second heaven come April 25 and 26. That's when no fewer than three local garden organizations will hold their spring shows. No matter if its orchids, rhododendrons or perennials, herbs and shrubs all will be featured at respecitive shows. The Monterey Bay Chapter of the American Rhododendron Society will hold its 15th annual show at Antonelli Brothers' Begonia Gardens, 2545 Capitola Road. More than 400 rhododendron and azalea flowers will be on display from 1 to 5 p.m. April 25 and from noon to 4 p.m. April 26. The show is free and open to the public. The Santa Cruz Orchid Society will combine with the Santa Cruz Mineral and Gem Society to present its eighth annual show. Some 150 blooming orchid plants will be displayed throughout the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium as participants will be able to look at two very different kinds of gems. The show will run from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 25 and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 26. Finally, the Frierds of the UCSC Farm and Garden will hold its sixth annual plant sale that weekend at the UCSC Barn Theatre parking lot, Bay and High streets. Everything from organically-grown purple corn cockle flowers to foxgloves and chives will be offered. The sale will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 25 and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 26. i 1 )' kX.rT Get the right Honda at the right price. . .right now! If you crave power, admire great engineering and demand a good value, the time is right to buy Honda. Start this Spring out right with Honda mowers and portable generators. The same Honda quality that puts millions of drivers on the roads of America, offers you an entire line of powerful products you can depend on. Honda has lots of experience at putting big power in small packages. Whether it's power to cut an untamed lawn down to size or a portable powerhouse from our full-line of generators. Honda's superb engineering gives you the best value for your money: quality that lasts. See your local Honda dealer. Dry Chlorine and Assorted items Throughout The Store SALE HOURS MF 8-5 Sat. 9-4 APPI PROOUCT KEY Q Qaneratoca L Lawn Mowert T Tillem O Outboardt R Riding Mowara Tr Lawn Tractors WATSONVILLE Forbes RV Appliance and Generator 473 Airport Blvd. 408-688-7440 G SAN MARTIN So. County Tractor 1 2525 Monterey Rd. 408-683-0188 L,G,T,R,Tr CAPITOLA All American Honda Suzuki 1408 41st Ave. 408-476-8100 L,G,T,R,Tr,0 SANTA CRUZ Coast Honda 707 River Street 408-426-7074 L,G,T,0 1527 Commercial Way Santa Cruz, CA 476-6363 Lie 274205 For optimum performance and safely we recommend (hat you read the owner's manual before operating your Honda Power Product. 0 I9B7 American Honda Motor Co., Inc.