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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 22, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 8 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Friday, February 22, 1974 HOME OF THE WEEK Fiery red and velvety blue gladiolus are judged 1974 award winners DESIGN R23-323 Sq. Ft. HOME-0-8RAPH HOME PLANNING SERVICE 40 St., Toronto, Ontario M5C 2H1 a I enclose (plus 25 cents handling mailing) for "Home Designs for Canadians" BOOK 1 n I enclose (plus 25 cents handling mailing) for "Home Designs for Canadians BOOK 2. O I enclose 50 cents (plus 15 cents handling mailing) for "INCOME HOMES" Q Please send free brochure showing sample "flome of the Week" designs and other design books available D Please send an order form so that I may order building plans for the design shown above. NAME ADDRESS (PIMM Print) XETH -The Herald At Home DESIGN R23-323 The ranch style house illustrated with cottage roof is an excellent design for a retirement home. It has two cozy bedrooms, each with double closets, and a den as a third bedroom, or for optional work or hobbies conveniently located on the same level. This den has a folding wall which enlarges the living room when drawn back Spacious corner windows in bedrooms and living room provide cheerful sunlight and good ventilation. The plans show an optional fireplace where the chimney is located at the rear of the living room and it can be enjoyed in the dining room also The corridor kitchen is planned to suit the perfectionist and is handy to front entrance and side door from garage. The built-in vanity m the bathroom, the two linen closets, one with double access, and the china cabinet over the basement stairs are custom features which add comfort to everyday living. (Copyright 1974. Toronto Star Syndicate) It's milder in Helsinki Though Helsinki, Finland, lies at the same latitude as southern Greenland, winds warmed by Gulf Stream waters blow across the Scandinavian Peninsula to temper the climate. The city has an average winter temperature milder than Duluth, Minn. Silver dollar is tops Navy Blue Fire Chief By MORT REED Among most collectors, the Lincoln cent still commands the title of "King of Coins But a survey of the general public would show the silver dollar to be the most cherished of all United States coinage. It is the only piece of currency still accepted anywhere in the world without question, and more often than not at more than face value. This has always been true of the "American cartwheel" even during a period between 1873 and 1880 when the "Trade Dollar'' could be purchased for less than face value. It contains 412 5 grains of silver which is more than the silver equivalent of 10 dimes, four quarters or two half- dollars Even the most worn specimen is always worth more than the declared value on the reverse The United States has had ten types of silver dollars from 1794 to 1974. The flowing hair bust from 1794 to 1795: the Draped Bust 1795 through 1798. the Draped Bust with Heraldic Eagle reverse 1798 through 1803: the Type IV Seated Liberty without the motto "In God We Trust" 1840 to 1866: the same design on the Type V with the motto; Type VI Trade Dollar from 1873 through 1885. the Type VII Liberty head shown above from 1878 through 1904 and again in 1921; the famous Peace dollar from 1921 to 1935 and the two Eisenhower dollars. Types IX and X from 1971 to date Of the ten types, the Type VII Liberty head must be considered the most popular throughout the world and the one coin with a ready market Your garden lylsaWleR. Young, F.R.H.S. ANNUALS FOR EXPOSED SITES It is rather discouraging sometimes, after weeks of preparation in getting flowers established in a garden, to see them completely or partially destroyed by winds I receive letters frequently as to what can be grown in areas subjected to high winds. If your garden cannot receive too much shelter and is open and exposed, it would See. the Light. Wiser's Northern Light One of the smoothest whiskies ever blended in Canada. be better to concentrate on the dwarfer kinds, which have the sturdiness to stand up to unsatisfactory conditions. Here are a few suggestions: Phlox drummondi, of which the variety Beauty is outstanding, grows approximately 6 inches high and comes in colors of blue, crimson, pink, salmon, scarlet, violet, yellow and white. It is very floriferous, giving a brilliant display in the garden and stands up to adverse weather. There are other dwarf varieties and most do best in full sun. Mesembryanthemum crini- florum is a lovely little annual, 3 to 6 inches high, ideal for rock gardens, pot culture or trailing work in a hot, dry location. The daisy- like flowers are a mass of color in rose, buff, pink, crimson, white and apricot. It does better in poor soil than rich in open situation. Another delightful dwarf annual is Verbena, ranging in height from 4 to 10 inches. If planted in compact groupings they make a most attractive display. Tagetes and dwarf Marigolds are lovers of warmth and sun and very seldom are affected by winds. They provide suitable edging or bedding plants to harmonize with most color schemes. They will grow in almost any kind of soU and as mentioned, while they do best in full sun, they will stand some shade. Antirrhinum or Snaps, (actually a perennial) but grown here as annuals, stand up well to the buffetings of the weather, especially the dwarf varieties Magic Carpet 6 inches, Floral Carpet 8 inches. Little Darling 12 inches and Tom Thumb 9 inches. These reliable little plants give a brilliant display of blooms all summer showing off their gorgeous colors. And let us not forget one of the most popular of all bedd- ing-out annuals, the Petunia. They come in a great variety of types, colors and heights. The multifloras produce flow- ers freely, either single or double. Most grandifJoras have less blooms but they are larger than the multifloras and come in either single or double, flowers. Some variet- ies of Petunias are more weather-resistant than others. Try some of the following in your beds or borders: Any of the Cascades, Commanche Red, Coral Satin, Red Satin, Sugar Plum, Blue Lace, Pink Magic, Happiness (rose pink) Cherry Tart and Polaris (a bicolor blue and Asters really stand up to their share of inclement weather the cold and the wet and wind. The dwarf varieties are especially popular for beds, borders, pots, planters, etc. Mini-Lady 10 inches, is similar to Dwarf Queen and the Mumsters are very colorful at 12 inches., Dwarf semi-double Star- Flowered Asters grow 12 inches, producing masses of red, violet, white and sky blue flowers. The ageratum is a very colorful plant in blue, pink and white and stands up well to windy areas. They are outstanding in borders either alone or combined with marigolds. There are several varieties to choose from, in heights from 5 to 12 inches. Zinnias have long been a favorite of mine, especially the new Peter Pan series growing 12 inches high. These are simply a "must" for beds or borders, and pot work. There are now four colors including Peter Pan Pink, Plum, Scarlet and Orange. The Button series are another pretty Zinnia growing 12 inches high and Thumbelina 6 inches and Mini-Pink also 6 inches. There are many more dwarf flowers, but these few recommendations should help you get started as to what is good for a windy situation. Mr. W. What would be the cause for the leaves falling off the bottom of my Shrimp Plant? It looks really terrible. Ans. This is probably caused by keeping your plant too wet and too poor a light. These plants require, to be kept a little drier during the winter, but give it as much light as possible. Watering only about twice a month should be sufficient. NOTE: There is a service charge of 25 cents if readers wish a personal answer to their gardening problems. The address is Mrs. Isabelle R. Young, 3620 Centre B Street, N.W., Calgary, Alberta T2K OV8. This tool shed easy to build By DONALD R. BRANN Building a child's playhouse can help manufacture lifetime memories The one illustrated appeals to children from 2 to 8 Besides having a place to play, the more imaginative ones can play store. Step by step directions in the book offered below, not only simplify construction of a wide by high playhouse, but also provide Cull size patterns for cutting all the decorative trim, building a window counter and storage shelves. When painted pink, blue and white suggested, it makes a perfect gift An heirloom that will be treasured along with the memories it creates. BELL'S SUMMER HOME Baddeck. N S is the site of the former home of Alexander Graham inventor of the telephone No special tools or skill is required. The book specifies materials to use. when and where each is required. A color guide insures professional results. Entitled How to Build a Garden Tool House, and A Child's Playhouse, this new book also describes how to build a x 7'9" garden tool house, and a x 6'3" lean to. The 96 page book contains over iOO easy to follow illustrations. Send in cheque or money order stamps please1) to Carpentry Dept., The Lethbridge Herald, P 0 Box 4090. Postal Station A. Toronto. Ontario. M5W 1M9. for Colorful Playhouse Book No 649. (Copyright 1S74. Toronto Star Syndicate) From All-America Gladiolus Selections comes the news that gardeners can expect a real treat this year with the announcementtnat a fiery red and a velvety" deep violet-blue gladiolus are the 1874 All-America Award Winners. Appropriately enough, their names are Fire Chief and Navy Blue. Startlingly brilliant as a highly-polished Fire Engine, Fire Chief is one of the tallest, brightest, most striking gladiolus grown anywhere. About 70 days after planting it will burst into bloom and dazzle you with its fiery scarlet richness. A thin white line accentuates the lip petals, adding a bit of character to the 8 flat, saucer-like florets VTiUCu upcii at OiiCv CS straight 6-foot spikes. Plants and bulbs of Fire Chief are among the largest and most vigorous of any variety in commerce. You might miss the fire engine this summer, but you can't miss the Fire Chief if you want to have the earliest, brightest glowing red gladiolus. You'll stop in your tracks! Fire Chief is an origination of Carl Fischer, St. Charles, Minnesota. Navy Blue's dress-parade placement of 8 wide-open moderately waved florets in a very deep, velvety violet-blue with contrasting darker throat print will present the Navy colors admirably in your gar- den this year. 22 or more buds open on 5-foot spikes with 30- inch flowerheads real mizzenmast stature! Top that with commensurate health and propagation of plants and bulbs, and you've got Navy Blue. Your friends and neighbors will salute as they pass your garden in review this summer with Navy Blue standing at attention! A real eye-catcher in a vivid color display. Navy Blue is a crea- tion of H. and H. Vincent, Rock City, Illinois. The 1973 award winners were Big Daddy, gorgeous ruffled peach the biggest and tallest of all glads; Mex- icali Rose, lovely rose with silver picotee, probably the earliest of all glads; and Brightside, an extra fancy lit- tle red and yellow Miniature. Those who were disappointed last year when they couldn't obtain Mexicali Rose because of the heavy demand should order early this year. Miss America, a 1971 release, is a big winner of major awards at flower shows. Each spike, like a Miss America contestant, is a potential winner. It is rated by many experts as the finest, purest pink gladiolus. All of these should be in better supp- ly this year. An All-America gladiolus means something special to home gardeners. Here's why: It has proven itself superior from Coast to Coast and from Canada to Mexico in 25 different trial gardens, representing every kind of soil and climate condition. During the initial testing period, leading gladiolus judges abserve, evaluate, and score the new originations for their performance. Test garden- judges are looking for superior gladiolus with good colour, pleasing form, stretchy flowerheads, decorative as well as show qualities, and excellent health. Only a truly out- standing gladiolus can meet the demands of this rigorous test Those that achieve the highest rating and the approval of the test garden judges are awarded the honor All-America Gladiolus. To the home gardener, an All- America Gladiolus means the finest gladiolus at reasonable prices. It means your assurance of quality and growing satisfaction in your garden wherever you live. It means an outstanding selec- tion of exquisite forms and colors of one of America's favorite flowers. The AH-America award winners are available from many of the leading mail order catalogue firms and in colorful displays at garden supply stores. A generous planting of gladiolus, univer- sally admired for their beauty, will add glamour to your garden and will provide yon wift cut flowers for in- door decoration for which they are so perfectly suited. Take time soon to order your bulbs so you will be sure to get the varieties of your choice. Sells rights for The first modem safety pin, patented in 1849. evolved in three hours one afternoon as Walter Hunt sat twisting a piece of wire in his New York shop. He sold all rights to the pin for ;