Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 21, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta
6-THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Friday, February 21, 1975 Your Garden Plan garden before planting By ISABELLE B. YOUNG F.R.H.S. If you sow a variety of flower seeds now you will have glorious color in your garden, patio and yard this summer and fall. If you choose the right trees you can have color all through the year. The following are some excerpts from Landscape Canada Bulletin. "The Home Landscape is the In Thing! And so it should be. When you are trying to live in this mad, mad world; when you are trying to escape the social and economic rat race; when that drive in the country is getting farther and farther away; just bring the country to your own back door. Land- scape planting provides both a physical and aesthetical en- vironment to combat the stresses and strains in a com- plicated society. Beautiful -Tin- Herald- At Home landscaping extends a welcome like a hearty handshake, and well main- tained plantings become early messengers of your hospitality. Just as you put your "best foot forward" when meeting people, the front yard is both an expres- sion of your individuality and your feelings toward the neighborhood you live in. A man's home is still his castle. It has become a family refuge from a busy and chang- ing world. As one of your greatest investments, your home and property should be used to its fullest extent. While plants provide us with beauty, they also help to purify the air by absorbing the carbon dioxide and supplying the oxygen we need. Plants Carpentry Corner A touch of colonial Historians tell us the colonists had a saying that diplomatically suggested that "anyone who's able can make a table." It was the nicer way of saying, "if you want to eat, work." Clever, those colonials They made a bench table, cabinet combination way back in the days before modernism put the emphasis on function. Called a Shaker hutch table, this piece of furniture is truly all things to all men, Everyone who studies the construction of colonial fur- niture realizes the do-it- yourself movement was as popular during colonial times as it is today.With the simplest hand tools and rough pine boards, the early settlers created and built furniture to answer many needs. A visit to colonial restorations provides ample proof of their enduring appeal, versatility and attractiveness. The hutch illustrated proves this point. Measuring 34" x the top can be used as a table in a country style kitchen, family, living or playroom. Large storage space beneath the seat accom- modates fireplace logs, while doubling as a fireside bench. When installed in an entrance hall or porch, the cabinet is a perfect catch all for overshoes, sporting equipment, games and toys. No matter where it's used, it serves long and well. The pattern offered below tells exactly how to build. Step by step procedure en- courages amateurs to make like "pros" AH materials re- quired are readily available in lumber yards everywhere. This easy to build Hutch Table is an authentic reproduction of those exhibited in restorations. Pattern simplifies construction by recommending use of wide, glued up boards, or knotty pine plywood now available in colonial hutch will go with whatever decor you now have. Don't hesitate to mix styles. A combination of many different periods of home fur- nishings often develops into a more exciting decor than might result from furniture that is all of a kind. In addition to being attrac- tive, and having an antique flavor that is pleasantly reminiscent of the past, this piece is highly useful. also trap pollutants and dirt particles. Plants provide us with a way to prevent erosion of our fertile soils from wind and rain by acting as a buffer against the -ravishes of the elements. Green plant material helps clarify our waters by keeping sediment and pollutants from entering our streams and lakes. Trees and shrubs act as sound barriers and thereby reduce noise. This use is par- ticularly effective along highways, through cities and other populated areas. Plants provide us with peace and quiet in a very hectic and noisy world. Knowledge of trees and shrubs, their care and growth habits, is as close to you as your nearest nursery or garden centre. Most nurseries are centres of infor- mation that is invaluable in choosing and planting the tree or shrub that best suits the purpose. Do you wish to have more privacy? Do you wish more outdoor beauty, or more garden living? Do you want a rose garden that will give perfect blooms for table decorations, or roses lhat will better your property with massive splashes of color? A hedge that flowers, or is forever green? A foundation planting that will grow slowly and stay within bounds? Fruit trees for a small or a large property? Different types of trees may be used for shade, or flowers, or both; or spring, summer or winter If you desire a well land- scaped property, now is the time to make plans on paper of your yard, which is essen- tial, if costly mistakes are to be avoided. Consider such things as a play area for the children, vegetable plot, lawn and walks and flower beds, garage and driveway and ser- vice area and patio. When you have some idea of what you want to do, either consult books on landscaping or your local nurseries. Here are a few ways in which landscaping makes your property more enjoyable it gives your home that "lived in" look; it increases the re-sale value of your property; it provides a beautiful setting for pleasure and entertainment outdoors; it provides flowers for indoors and out and produce at harvest time; it makes the property cooler in the summer by means of shade trees, and in winter affords a protection against the winter winds; it also provides privacy in a crowded world. HINT: At the corners of the house, use upright trees and shrubs. Entrance shrubs should be medium specimens. Under windows use something that is low and spreading. Tall ones in the back and shorter, more colorful ones in the front. Choosing your finch Of all the pet birds, finches provide you with the widest choice of- colors, types and origins. These active little birds, each with his own ex- otic name, are interesting reminders of their native In- dia, Australia, Africa, Japan and many other' countries. most lumber yards. The piece Finches are reasonably stands 30 inches high. priced, can be obtained from Decorators tell us that the most pets stores and are easy smartest way to furnish is to to look after, combine different periods of Though any reputable furniture. Therefore, the dealer will help you all he can to select a healthy finch, it is as well you know what to look for. As most finches are trapped in far off lands and shipped to this country, it is important you buy acclimatized birds. These are birds that have been kept in cages for a fair, length of time and are no longer afraid of human beings. This does not apply, of course, if they have been bred here, as is increasingly the case. HOME OF THE WEEK DESIGN T4-16S3 SQ. FT. 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