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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 29, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta HOME OF THE WEEK SECOND FLOOR -596 Sq.F*. ROMOGRAF COMPANY OF CANADA TORONTO 1. ONTARIO. ( ) Please send me further details about how to obtain standard builder blueprints for Design No. CH-138 ( ) Or enclosed please find $1.00 for which send me the new Design Book entitled "Third Edition-Subur-6an and Country Homes Designed For Canadians." NAME .. ADDRESS (Leth.) Double picture windows give a striking appearance to this popular one and a half storey design. Entry hall provides direct access to all parts of the I house. Den could serve as an I additional bedroom if desired. Large kitchen has ample table space. Upstairs bedrooms are unusually large and have plenty of storage closets. Second floor could be completed later when the extra space is required. Plans for the optional garage are supplied with the blueprints. YOUR GARDEN By Isabella R. Young, F.R.H.S. Heating help for furnace By MR. FIX Especially cold days leave many homeowners wondering if they need a new heating system. When you start reaching for an extra sweater and you have an urge to push the thermostat way, way up don't blame your heating system too quickly. Most appliances and pieces of machinery are seldom used at full efficiency and your furnace is no exception. Figure out | a few ways to make it work better and you will save money while you become more comfortable. It is important that your house is properly insulated. The builder should have taken care of that when the house went up and there's little for you to do except in unfinished areas. Overhead areas are often left unfinished. Check to see if there is insulation between ceiling joists. If not, pour in loose insulation two to four inches deep. Drafts from around doors and windows' can be cut down with weatherstripping. Even a well-fitted door has a gap across the bottom; put on a metal - based felt strip so that the felt rides on the floor. Weatherstripping is used to I cover up an opening between I sash and frame. For openings in the frame itself and for cracks on the outside of the house use calking. If you must calk on a cold day leave the calking compound in a warm place for awhile before applying it. Make certain that windows close completely and can be locked. If the window is closed and weatherstripped and you still feel a draft it isn't necessarily coming from the outside. TUBEROUS BEGONIAS JT certainly isn't very good gardening weather! However, we must look ahead to brighter and warmer days, and now is the time to begin thinking about ordering your tuberous begonias, wiich should be started around the end of February or the beginning of March to have a good display of flowers by the end of May. They may be set out sometime in June, after all danger of frost is over, on your patio, in your garden or window boxes, etc. The tuberous begonia is a very glamorous and colorful plant, combining versatility and brilliance of color with sim pie growing requirements. Wherever it is grown, in full bloom the tuberous begonia creates a real sensation. There are the large flowered hybrids, the pendula or hanging basket type and the dwarf multifloras. Flowers can be single, semi - double or double, either ruffled, camellia - flowered, rose  form or picotee. To start the tubers, put a mix ture of sand and peat moss in a flat or other container to a depth of 3 inches. Press tubers into medium, one or two inches apart, almost covering, with the depression side up. Keep, the compost moist, but not overly wet. A warm place of about 70 degrees F. will help to break dormancy. When watering, do not get any moisture in the hollow part of the tuber. In three weeks, more or less, the tubers will have started into growth. When they have reach ed a height of 3 to 4 inches they may be lifted carefully and potted up into a five or six inch pot, or one with a diameter approximately three times the size of the bulb. Many growers use three potting operations - first in the flats, then into five or six inch pots and finally into eight or nine inch pots. I use only two - from the flat into nine inch pots and have excel lent success. The soil for potting should be rich and porous A good mixture consists of parts loam, one part each of peat moss and coarse sand, with the addition of some pulverized manure and a little bonemeal Gc4d drainage is essential so to ensure this, place a layer of gravel in the bottom of each pot with a little charcoal to help keep the soil sweet. Fill pots with compost nearly to the top, Set the plant in the centre of the pot and firm well, making sure the rooted tuber is cover- ed with at least one inch of soil. The soil should also be about one inch down from the rim of the pot to allow for easier watering. Apply a complete, water soluble fertilizer once a week. This will help to keep the plants in top condition. Ample moisture, especially in hot weather, is a prime requirement. Once the begonias are growing well, a lower temperature of 60 degrees F. is best. Keep in filtered light, as direct, hot sun will burn the leaves and flowers. After danger of frost is over, the plants may be put outside, giving protection from the hot sun, especially between the hours of 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Good air circulation is also important, otherwise mildew could result. Shelter from strong winds is highly desirable as the stems are quite brittle. Some support is recommended such as the green bamboo sticks, us ing old stockings in the way of ties as they do not cut like ordinary twine. For transplanting into the garden dig in a three inch layer of manure with the addition of one handful of 11-48-0 to each square yard. Mix thoroughly with the top six inches of soil. Set plants 15 inches apart, covering top of tuber with one inch of soil. The leaves tend to point in one direction so set the plant with the leaves pointing to the front so the flowers will face that way too. Two kinds of flowers are produced on the plant. The singles are female and the large double or semi  doubles are male. If you want larger flow ers the singles can be nipped off. Do not pinch off on the pendula type as the more flowers, the better the display. Use of carpeting personal taste Is it better to use wall-to-wall carpeting or rugs? For the decorative point of view, the answer is either-or both. Skilled interior designers have and are using soft floor coverings in both forms and frequently in the same house. It is certainly not a question of one being more fashionable than the other. Your choice must be determined by the appearance you desire, plus practical considerations. Some factors determine which is best in a particular situation: FLOOR CONDITION - if flooring is to be exposed, it should be attractive and in good condition. Wall-to-wall carpeting can save the cost of expensive floor refinishing, or can be used over sub-flooring. ROOM SIZE - Rugs with a border of flooring show as a "frame" around the room. Wall-to-wall carpeting can make ROOM SHAPE - Complete carpeting helps to unify rooms with architectural jogs. In large rooms separate areas may be defined by rugs. MAINTENANCE - Wall-to-wall carpeting offers one surface for easy cleaning and may be professionally cleaned in the home. Rugs can be sent out for plant cleaning. If you plan to build call.. . Pustoseri Construction Ltd. "We Specialize in Custom Built Homes" 727 Ith Street S. Phone 327-70*3, 327-5905 ALEX PUSTASIW WHEN YOU BUY FOR A LIFETIME-INSIST ON THE BEST-A PUSTASERI HOME PORTABILITY - Rugs can be easily moved from one location to another or between rooms. Extra expense is involved in refitting and installation of wall-to-wall rugs if they are moved. The air next to the cold glass cools off and creates a down draft. Curtains, drapes and shades will help, especially at night. Let the sun in in the morning. Closets on outside walls are generally cold. Not much you can do about that except to make certain the doors are kept closed. On any extremely cold day you should close off unused rooms and cut off the heat to them. Make certain furniture is not blocking the circulation of warm air from a register or radiator. If yours is a warm air furnace, make certain the cold air returns are also kept clear. Keep registers and radiators clean. Clear off the top of a radiator because objects there can absorb heat. When it gets really cold, remove the radiator covers. Thermostats can waste fuel and money if badly placed or improperly used. The thermostat should be on an inside wall where air circulates freely, nev. er on an outside wall. It should I not be on a wall with a chimney or heat duct behind it. Never place a television set, radio or record player against the wall below the thermostat. Rising warm air will throw itl off. Turn down your thermostat at night to conserve fuel while you are under blankets. Don't turn it down too far, however. Getting the temperature back I where it belongs in the morning will overtax the furnace. (Newspaper Enterprise Assn.) | How to modernize your basement When I took on the task of modernizing the basement in my home, there were times when I thought I'd taken on more than I could handle. But with a little time, patience, effort, and an adequate supply of materials the job was finished. Now, not only do I have larger and more comfortable living space but the value of my home has increased. I learned the hard way, you can do it a lot easier by following the simplified directions laid out in this book. It shows walls, lay floor tile, and install acoustic ceiling tiles, panel Saturday MERCHANDISE ON SALE 6 p.m. FRIDAY and ALL DAY SATURDAY LADIES' LONG SLEEVED PANT TOPS PERMAPRESS Sites 10 to 18 EACH... "CHARGE IT" IASI-IIIO � JlJ walls lay floor tile, and install j an outside door. Send $1.50 in cash, cheque or money order (no stamps, please) to Carpentry Dept., The Lethbridge Herald, Box 806 Adelaide St. P.O., Toronto 1, Ont., for home improvement book No. 615, How to Modernize a Basement. Editor's Note - The Herald does not handle these blueprints and it is necessary to send requests for them to the above address in Toronto. Please write the address printed. (Copyright 1971. Toronto Star Syndicate) LADIES' CRIMP PANTS Sizes 10 to 18 Regular to 8.99 PAIR "CHARGE IT" SPECIAL PURCHASE HUNDREDS and HUNDREDS of VISCOSE BLEND BLANKETS WITH SATIN BINDING 25% OFF EACH ... "CHARGE IT" LADIES' and MISSES' HANDBAGS Regular to $6 EACH .. MISSES' ACRYLIC KNIT PULLOVERS 26"x36" GARBAGE BAGS Package of 10 Bags HALF PRICE! ZELLER'S COUNTY FAIR CHOCOLATES 2-lb. box EACH "CHARGE IT" SHOE CLEARANCE Regular to $10 pair PAIR, NOW ONLY... "CHARGE IT" STEREO COMBINATION SAVE $100 Regular to 299.96 NOW "CHARGE IT" iountey Fair as located in South lethbridge Shopping Centre on Mayor Magrath Drive. Open Daily 9 a.m. 'til 6 p.m. Wednesday 'til 1 p.m.; Thursday and Friday 'til 9 p.m. Telephone 328-8171 ;