Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 24, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta
20 THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD Friday, July 24, 1970 HOME OF THE WEEK Tiiis modern Colonial is home you will be proud to own. Upstairs there are four bed- rooms plus a den which could be used as an additional bed- room if necessary. The lower floor has a huge Living-Dining area but could all be used as a living room if you prefer to dine in the family room. Tho kitchen is extra large and has ample table space and storage cabinets. Off the family room there is a two-piece washroom and a laundry. The Sun Deck (entered from the den) is above the Family Room area. Incidentally a detail is included on the blueprints showing an optional roof to eliminate the sun deck. Design is suitable for electric heating. HOMOGRAF COMPANY OF CANADA 40 JARVJS AT KING E, TORONTO I. ONTARIO. Please send me further details about how to obtain standard builder blueprints for No. CH-1080 Or enclosed please find for which send me the new Design Book entitled "Second ban and Country Homes Designed For Canadians." NAME ADDRESS (Leth.) Floor Protection A coating or two of clear var- nish1 will protect painted floors from wear and tear advises the Canadian Paint Manufactur- ers Association. A clear ure- thane which resists abrasion is a particularly good choice. Seventy-five per cent of a United States dollar bill is com- posed of cotton. The rest is linen. YOUR GARDEN By Isabelle R. Young, F.R.H.5. Conditioning Cut Flower The flowers should really b growing to perfection in yoi garden at this time. You ca also have the pleasure of thic beauty indoors and by Mien ing a few simple suggestions prolong the life of them. Mo of them are cut before th blooms are fully opsn with th exception of asters, zinnias dahlias, marigolds, chrysanth mums and delphiniums whic can be cut when fully open .Nearly all experts recommen that the best time to gathe them is late afternoon when th sugar content of the flowers is the highest. When I cut flowers, espe dally for a competition, I tak a pail of quite warm water (100 degrees F.) out into th garden and as soon as eac bloom is cut the stems are im mediately placed in this. The take up the warm water muc better than the cold. Try ant leave as much foliage on th plant from which you take th flowers to encourage plant de velopinent and future blooms. Not all flowers require thi same treatment Once they are cut put them in a cool place out of all draughts, until the warm water comes to room temperature. If using evergreens condition for several days in 1 tsp. o: glycerine to 1 qt. of water .Condition the following after they have had the warm water treatment. For asters, chrysan- themums, nigella, shasta daisy, golden glow and petunias use tbsp. of sugar to 1 qt. of cold with tsp. of liquid bleach. This last ingredient prevents the growth of yeast and bacteria when using the sugar solution. It does no harm to the blooms. Preservatives are also available from the florists for those who do not wish to mix their own, but they are more expensive. Dahlias can either be condi- tioned by searing the stems over a gas or candle flame- for about 14 a minute and then putting immediately into cold water. Poppies are treated the same way. Flowers with woody stems such as lilacs, stocks, chrysan- themums and roses are 'ham- mered t'joui oae inch up the Deaden Those Sounds By MH. FIX pollution is some- thing that lias come with modern living. We not only re- produce sounds belter but we reproduce more of them and louder than ever. Homes and of- fices are filled not only with the sounds of background music but the hum of machinery. You can reproduce music in your home with the fidelity of a conceit hall but it is still just a house and maybe a small one at that. Radio and television sets are not only in every home but in almost every room of ev- ery home. Autos, motor scooters, power lawnmowers all make the great outdoors the noisy and an awful lot of that noise leaks into our homes. A quiet place is not easy to find, not even in the country. Apartment b'ving means people above and below and maybe alongside. Your own home, no matter how quiet, is still bom- barded from sounds all around you. Few dwellings were construct- ed with the idea of keeping out anything more than wind and weather. Sound is another prob- lem entirely. You can, however, take the edge off the noise that's around you and you don't have to turn your place into a padded cell to do it. Try a few s i m p 1 e remedies first. Concentrate on the noisi- est places, such as rooms that face a busy street. Heavy drapes are a good start. Wall to wall carpeting over thick padding will deaden footsteps, cut out echoes. Rub- ber or felt weatherstripping around storm sash will deaden some noise. The old fashion solid wood door .was a pretty sound proof thing. Today's hollow core doors transmit everything on eit her side. If you can't replace the door then cover it with a fiber or cork matting. Cover this with plastic or hardboard to make it easy to clean. Not in the simple remedy stem from the cut. Lilies ers as they have been tried UUL UUL teirjuiy iiara IQ spond well to being put into solution of cup of vinegar found to be quite satisfactory 3 If some of tlie blooms is the adding of acoustical materials. These are more 1 gallon of water for 8 hours o overnight, and then placed u fresh water. When doing arrangement make sure the flowers are they can often be revived bj i recutting the stems and putting them in hot water, leaving unti i it has cooled down. When cut t ting all flowers make sure than ordinary buildint materials (wood, plaster) ant they absorb sound waves instead of reflecting them. Acoustical ceiling tiles will do much to deaden the sound ir in water at all are sharp. I like to room. These are available For carnations, stocks, knife as it makes a a 12- x 12-inch size and arc delphiniums, larkspur' and hy drangea, use 1 tbsp. sugar than scissors. Mrs. P. What fertilizer by nailing, .stapling or using an adhesive. 2 tbsps. vinegar to 1 qt. recommend for you are using nails or sta- water, plus the bleach. A apply the tiles to 1- x 3- eral all-round conditioner, These require a furring strips. This is the you are pressed for tone, or fertilizer and one used in new construc- not wish to make the like is In a finished home you solutions for the different questions should be cement the tiles directly to ers is 1 tsp. sugar to 1 a self-addressed, ceiling if it is smooth and of water, plus the bleach. to Mrs. I. sonally, I like to use the Centre B. St. N.W.. methods are detailed recommended for specific manufacturers' instructions, Spare That Old Make It Into A By JIM CROSSLEY stump is to dig a trench out the inside of the trunk Litter is civilization's cutting all the roots, cut niches in the sides of em, in general, but in one as much as stump. we're not littering then wrap a chain the cavities with platter Some forms of wildlife, par ticularly bluebirds and purple martins, ars diminishing in numbers because of the lack of old dead stump and pull it out with a tractor, a jeep or a winch fastened to an adjacent tree. To get a purchase on the trunk you must cut it high the for growth of such trailing vines as periwinkle nasturtium or lantana. "Weeping shrubs, b a s ket fuchsia, prostrate rosemary, or We're so sanitary. As soon as a tree is surely dead, more leverage you get. "But the easiest way to such as petunia and ivy geranium are good choices oes the chain saw and the stump is with greenery. the planter. isappears from the moisture hasten rot as in the stump plant- A great many forms of life coons on down to insects them for any preparation concocted. Using a lightweight chain a decorativs touch." (Newspaper Enterprise Assn.) ed with Hens and Chickens will Dr. Robert E. Atkinson, jotany expert, has come with a compromise. Those II lilf link dead trees are V ilotches can disposs of most jj JSj IlijL. le bulk but save, at least, some of the ill It makes sense because -Wrl i' ump is the hard part to III ffl-fSI d of. Roots cause trouble r J I f urn they aren't yanked i "The tendency is to cut 1 1 tilwK tree as close to the ground __ flf 7 as possible and hope it will i 3 Ji'' f away says Dr. "The best way to remove If you plan to build call Pustaseri Construction Ltd. "We Specialize in Custom Built Homes" 727 8th Street S. 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