The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on May 9, 1954 · Page 31
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May 9, 1954

The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 31

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Fink's L. E. (Bud) Fink PLUMBING fir HEATING CO. INSTAULATION, CONTRACTING, SERVICE 1420 So. Santa Fe Sallna, Kansas Phone 7-3698 Night Phone 4478 Quality Products SERVICE With A Smile Let Us Prepare Your Car For Efficient Use During Summer Adams & Rohrer Texaco Service Station 8th and Ash . . Phone 9725 Garden Hews Don't Become Shrub-Happy By Albert S. Fulling AP Newsfealures Hysteria Vista is my name for a group of homes where'we resided for four years. The first spring groups of flowering shrubs flank-i would have spared the plants and ing his kitchen door. His bride j the planters. But that's not . all realized belatedly that one set of ffie story, the shrubs occupied the most con-'full sun, of its existence brought .about a! reel. bee-hive of activity — gardenwise and otherwise. venient location for her clothes My neighbors, most of them strictly City-Moved-into-the-S u b- urbs — succumbed prematurely to the charms of the shrubs, and the shrub salesmen, and soon were NO Wfe the time j over their heads in shrubs •t didn't know how to handle. they Second Thought Two others had to dig up replant their shrubs after and they realized the plantings were in the logical spot for patios they intended ;to build. Well thought-out garden design Some shrubs require others prefer shade. Some thrive on alkaline soil; while the. broadleaved evergreens such as rhododendron and azalea need acid soil. High Mortality Rate My shrub-happy neighbors, for the most part, gave no heed whatsoever to plantings o the nature conditions of their essential ior •good growth, The mortality of. shrubs that first season was staggering.. Of toe survivors, more than half gave up in the second season. But al] was not lost, for spme lessons were learned, even if the hard and expensive way, So — Mr. Brand New Homeowner,' heed this story ot Hysteria Vista. Keep in mind when it comes to shrubs: the less hysteria the more vista. Garden Has Many Enemies TO FERTILIZE BERMUDA U-3 & VELVET GRASS LAWNS Tliese grasses require a special high nitrogen fertilizer. We . hav,e found the 'best to be our 10-10-10 "MInor-L" fertilizer. Apply 2 to 3 poun'ds to 100 square feet of lawn. With shrub hand,, perhaps planting a record By Brace Rowley Saline County Agent insect damage can reduce yields as well as affect the quality of the garden crops. Failure to.take the few minutes time necessary when insect .damage is first noticed results in unnecessary damage. Alertness in detecting .insects and having the insecticides on hand for immediate treatment will mean increased quality and.quanti- jty of vegetables. The list of garden insects con- increased rap- time 3(1 of somei tro1 materials has of their garden misadventures vvilli'^ in recent y ears - However, a few s)f these materials will do several jobs. For example one ma; terial will handle both chewing and sucking insects. For most home gardeners, this one shot or in one gallon of water as a spray.!July, will provide a succession of Rotenone should be stored in an blooms throughout the air-tight container to avoid lass of "Glad" vaVieties diff strength. Strawberry Enemies Strawberry insects deserve at- enlightening. .. Wasted EHort One neighbor — call biro,Bob— I; ordered 585 worth of assorted || shrubs from a door-to-door sales- 80 pound bag $4.90 I man. -They were delivered w hen[ alI -P ur P ose treatment is the ans- * bis business was working at a fullj w e r - Changing insecticides every head of steam. His shrubs lay wlnw as you move from one crop to the ground behind bis house, un-j th -? next or as you notice a differ- protected for three days. Finally, «it insect is inconvenient. ' KANSAS LANDSCAPE AND NURSERY CO. 1416 East Iron Salina, Ks, •he was induced to spray some wat- Ijer over the roots and cover them: I; until he found time to put them | into the ground. "Heeling them in" j temporarily sounded like too much! i work to him. Rotenone Effective For .many gardeners roteoone still is the best garden insecticide because it is effective on most common garden insects, including both chewing/* and sucking kinds. On Display at our Booth at the FARM & HOME SHOW Tues., May IT thru Sun., May 16 Sunday, six days after delivery I It is less poisonous to warm-blood|| was his shrub planting day, andjed animals and man than other insecticides. It is safe to use on any kind of. plant, and it is effective for about one week. As a dust, rotenone at a one percent strength is suggested. A five percent rotenone can. be used at the rate of three level teaspoons INSIDE INFORMATION Both style and efficiency are combined in all Closet Combinations by Eljer. Most outstanding of their "inside" features are the integral china overflow and gxound-in valve seat that are actually a part of the tank itself. Made of real vitreous-china, they eliminate metal parts that corrode and require replacement. If you're thinking of building or remodeling, get the "inside information" about Eljer Closet Combinations . first. See them at: 240 So. Santa Fe GAGE PLUMBING AND Phono HEATING CO. Inc. 6356 "THE BEST COSTS LESS AT GAGES" | never did a man work" harder at " doing the wrong thing. The homes in the area were landscaped by the builder with suitable evergreens for. foundation planting. The landscaping job was done according to house design and gave an artistic effect. Wrong Move First Bob dug out all but one of the foundation evergreens. Some | he transferred to the back yard — the leftovers he gave away. His i reason? He wanted color in the [foundation planting, not just greenery. He didn't realize that deciduous shrubs bare of leaves or color in j late fall, winter and early spring Be Careful 01 Insecticides Home gardeners should use 'common sense" precautions in insec- insect the handling and use of ticides and •fungicides for and disease control, warns Arthur tention and control most years. Dusting or spraying with chlordane and DDT will handle tarnished plant bugs, stink bugs, leaf rollers, some of the most common insects on, strawberries. Control should be secured before berries develop. Lindane or sabadilla will serve to control squash bugs. Early control may be obtained by the frequent use.of rotenone. *' * * II ts usually safe to put out tomato plants around the middle of May in the northern half of Kan- The chances of a killing^frost season, differ in days from planting to blooming. Earliest bulbs bloom in 55 to-SO while late varieties require 100 to 120 days to flower. Divide Clutupf For the best:bloom get No, 1 or 2 size bulbs, dust .with 5-percent DDT, and plant, three to five inches deep, depending on the size of the bulb. Dahlia dumbs stored over winter should be divided as soon as the buds begin to show. Cut so at least one bud is attached to each tuber. Plant about five tnc'hes deep in well-prepared soil to which well rotted manurt has been added. Set canna roots horizontally, one and one-half to two feet apart and three to four, inches after this time are rare—even if it deep. did happen last year; To help insure rapid growth, early yield and fruit set, and good production, -the following practices Plant tuberose and daffodfl two to .three inches deep and tigridia three to four inches deep. All ten-(I der bulbs must have at least five Sunday, May 9, 1954 PH« 15-ttw H»l!n* JowwJ MAKES COOK'S ODORLESS AND MORE SCRUBBABLE THAN EVER! NotiWittrMix... Nit i Sift-Swfxi tab.tr INTERIOR EHAMEL! * Cants wood, velltoiri «*Ml, my ptintf Mi Mritu...»iM«y * « » Cosh » M«-iiM« i |M «M • iviregt flu re**. — ~ • lewWw r««|t if neeeri (tare-free abet; * C<Mt«iK AI-2 ti iMkf » »*»« *Mri*M£ the fi»«t Weriw »*» «e *• aw**-- - _»lhyd «»!• MWcle. G*1 SHADOTONE «t jtvt Cook Poinl S(or* w Detler't . COOK PAINT and Varnish Company 118 S 3T. Santa Fe Phone 6331" ;„ Store Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily except f Thursdays then 7:30 a.m. to S.-30 p'.m. „ have been found to be beneficial: j to six hours of sun a day to de(1) Use a starter solution of phosphorus, such as superphos- phate. Place a handful in a gallon of .water, stir well and use one- half to one pint per plant in place of, or in addition to, water when transplanting. - •; (2) Do not use a nitrogen fertilizer high analysis or excessive quantities of barnyard manure on tomato ground. The nitrogen promotes vegetative growth and delays fruit set. Rather, sidedress with a little nitrogen when the tomatoes attain the size of golf balls (3) Use one of the blossom setting hormones. Spray on the first and second flower clusters as they open. f The most important home garden tomato for Kansas is Sioux. On wilt infested soils mostly found in eastern Kansas, use Rutgers or velop properly. Do you need another employe? Hundreds of readers are looking through the classified ads every day. • Phone 6363 and an ad-taker will help you with your ad. itractively exposed. The new shrubs he didn't crowd tege, Manhattan. 'along the base of the house, he Many insecticides and fungicides i would leave his foundation unat-| E . Gaus, ex-tension specialist inl?^* For , wes . teni Kansas ' in floriculture at Kansas State Col- L n * M *™ ^ Sioux. FJresteel. Porter, Western^Red and Siouxann Try a few hybrid tomatoes, but don't lined up in a row which cut across his backyard at the halfway mark. No allowance was made for a center path. To reach his rear yard area,-one had to jump over the shrubs or make a wide detour. The purpose? He wanted a beautiful view from his rear picture window. Further, he left his plantings unprotected by fence ' *r guard — are extremely toxic to warm blood-' ed animals — including human beings. But even if the material is believed to be perfectly safe, Gaus suggests chances. it He best urges not to take gardeners to observe the following rules: Mix insecticides and fungicides with care so dust or fumes are not breathed. Spray dust so the wind carries soon the feet of small children at! the material away from you. play ended the brief, sad story, j If material is spilled on any Of all his purchases, a few feet ofi part of the body, wash it off im- privet hedge and one rugged mediately, euonymous survived. Keep spray or dusting matt Then there were a few neighbors}out of the reach of children, who copied Bob on the evergreen! ~~ transfer plan, but took a second! thought, and put the evergreens! back where they were in the first! place. Only, a few survived the? mistreatment. One bridegroom planted twin make your whole planting of hybrids. * * * As soon as the soil warms and all danger oC killing frost is past, one can safely plant tender bulbs. 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