Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 17, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
YOUR GARDEN By Isabelle R. Young, F.R.H.S. IT'S ST. 1'ATKICKS DAY! WHAl belter time to lulk about some ot our green flowers. We do not have too may of them, but tliey arc dif- ferent iitul lovely, ami do til into the landscape picture so well. Before commenting on the flowers, it is only filling we slart with the Shamrock. Ac- cording to an Irish legend, St. Patrick chose ttie shamrock as a symbol of the Trinity because of its three leaves. The sham- rock was also believed lo be a defense against witchcraft. It represents Ireland on the Bri- tish coat of arms, The name Shamrock means three-leafed, and is thought to have original- ly been given to the white clo- ver or wood sorrel. The while clover is often i-cfcrrcd lo as Trifolium rcpens and is mosl generally accepted as Hie "true" Shamrock. There are catalogues that advertise Irish Shamrock or Oxalis-Shamrock, true Irish, used by SI. Patrick as a symbol of the Trinity. It is easy to grow from seed and requires full sun for best re- sults. The Bells of Ireland (Molu- cella laevis) ha-ve apple green, bell shaped bracts with a smal white corolla (two-lipped flow- er) in the centre which drops out as Uie plant matures, A most unusual plant and lovely for flower arranging as some plants grow in a double or curve. A faint scent may be delected at close range. When used in arrangements the lea ves arc usually eliminated. II may be dried and used for win ter decoration. Once planted in a garden they will often sect themselves and come up again he next year. It grows to inches high. Plant indoors around the middle of April or oward the end of May outside, n a sunny, well drained, dry wsition. Zinnias arc a real favorite and so easy to grow. If you get green with envy1 at the way some people grow flowers, why not try some Green Envy Xin- lias. These have a dahlia type flower 3 to 4 inches across and grow 30 inches high, and the color is apple green, with olive green foliage. If in a somewhat shaded position for part of the day the color is deeper, where- if in hot sun, it will lighter. An excitingly differ- ent zinna that is long lasting as a cut flower and most use- !ul in arrangements. I don't think Nicoliana (Flow- ering Tobacco) is new lo most FACTS The sea horse is a fish characterized by its elon- gated head and snout. The World Almanac notes that seahorse swims in an upright position by quickly beating its fins. Sea horses are capable of a wide range of color change which helps protect them in their nat- ural habitat. people, but have you ever grown Limo Sherbet or Lime Green? It blooms from July lo September and has greenish yellow, sweet scented flowers on 30 inch plants. This will grow in either sun or semi shade. Sow indoors the begin- ning of April or couldoors Ihe middle of May. This too, is ideal for flower arrangements. Amaranthus caudatus, var- iety Viridis (Green Love-Lies- Bleeding) has the long, grace- ful, drooping chenile-like tas- sels almost identical lo the red variety, except it is green in color. The plants are vigorous and grow about 24 inches high. An outstanding ami unusual ar- rangement could be made by combining all the above-men- tioned green planls. For a table centre for St. Patrick's, use a potato as a flower container, choosing whatever flowers you want and add some green chcnile sham- rocks, or you could put a real shamrock in the potato and then it really will be Irish. Mr. A. When can I pnine my willow and poplar trees? Ans. These may be pruned now or the end of March or beginning of April, before the buds start to swell. NOTE: All questions should he sent with self addressed- stampcd, envelope to Mrs. I. H. Young, 3020 Centre B. St. N.W., Calgary 43. Due to the number of tellers asking more than one qucslion it is requested in fulure enquiries that only ONE question be submitted each time as it is impossible for Mrs. Young lo reply to all correspondence and do her practical garden- ing as well. Put Moore color in your life. f f Drab is out, bright is in. If you're looking for colorful inspiration, look for this sign. The Benjamin Moore Paint dealer sign. See our smashing new "Bold Ones" colors. Lilac Pizzazz, Crazy Coral, Groovy, Live-it-up Yellow, just to mention a few of the colors available. We even have a "Terrific Tiger" for dens. Get it! Moore__ PAINTS See your Benjamin Moore Paint Dealer .and get Moore for your money. O HOME OF THE WEEK Mcmn 17, 1972 THE LETHBR1DGE HESALD 9 Grow herb garden in jiffy r It doesn't take a lot of time? to grow your own garden-fresh Herbs, All it takes is one ot McKenzie Seeds Jiffy Indoor Herb Gardens. They're so quick and easy to get growing, nil you have to do is add a lillle water, press in a few seeds, will have started your own lillle Herb Garden. McKenzie Seeds have recent- ly introduced these real inler- csling and exciting gardening packages. There are four In- door llet'lj Gardens in all and each contains seed of two popu- lar Herb varieties, as well as a plastic growing tray and six Jiffy Miracle Pellets that sim- ply require water in order to turn them into a complete fer- tilizer-enriched garden in which the seeds may be grown. Incidentally, the Herb Seeds are provided in Km new Mc- Kenzie Life Sealed moisture- proof foil package which keeps the seed harvest fresh and guar- antees satisfactory results. These interesting Herb Kits are available wherever McKcn- zie Seeds are sold. Measure water in cement mix The most common mistake of the amateur in Ihe mixing ol concrete is the addition of too much water. Concrete mada with too much water hardens inlo a mass that appears to bo very strong. But it usuually is only half as durable as con- crete made with the correct volume of water, House 17465q.Ft. Gorage 502 Split field stone and brick riave been deftly combined lo create Ihis handsome four bed. room ranch home. Both living and family rooms boast fire- place, the one in the family room being angled to leave ample space for a wide win- dow. Note the convenient kitelv en location, handy to the out- side, by the garage, to the basement and to the shower- bathroom. If desired the family room can become a separate dining room wilh plenty of china cabinet space. All four bedrooms are lo- cated at the rear. Both bath- rooms have two entrances to achieve convenient circulation throughout. Extra storage space is found in Uie double garage. 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BAN PLASTIC GBASS LOS ANGELES (Rcutcr) The Los Angeles council public works commiltee has voted to bar the city from using plaslic grass or plants to replace living greenery. The ban came follow- ing a public howl over the use of plastic trees in a highway dividing strip in southern Los Angeles. The trees were re- moved. New tinier for your home can vary turn-off time PREFINISHED ELSWOOD EMBOSSED WALL PANELLING 4'x8'-4 mm, random V-grooved 3 colors to choose from Springfield Ash, Winchester Walnut, Remington Oak 1.25 PER SHEET, ONLY Something new hi timers has been developed an easy-to- operale device lhat will turn house lights on and off at pre- sent times as others do but with Ihe added feature that Ihe turnoff lime can be made lo vary as much as half an hour. This gives a liome a "lived in" appearance when the occu- pants are out. Would-be burg- lars watching over a period of several days would have diffi- culty detecting that a timing device was being used, which might be obvious if the lights went off at the same time every night. The kitchen model in light de- corator colors can be used to turn on a coffee pot, turn ol and on television sets, or turn on a radio in lieu of an alarm clock. The manufacturer poinls out that the timer can be oper- ated with or without the "ran- dom off" control. PREFINISHED WALNUT HARDBOARD PANELS 4'x8'-Random V-grooved WEISER LOCKS A-101B Passage Each A-301B Bathroom Each A-501B Entrance Each ,60 HOTS No. 2441A 1970 Plymouth FURY II ff, automatic, J door H.T., P.S., P.B., radio, Brown, '2075 No. 7431A 1967 Plymouth FURY 4-door icdan, 8 cylin- der, automatic, Blue. No. 426SC 1963 PONTIAC J.doof H.T., t cylinder, automate, f.S., P.8, radio, No. 1970 POLARA 4 door icdan, 8 auto- matic, P.5., P.B, radio. 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White, No. 4278B 1964 CHRYSLER 4-door H.T., automatic, radio, P.S., P.B., No. J2A5A 1969 FARGO 8 cylinder, 3 tpeed. Green, No. 02X1A 1968 PONTIAC PARISIANS? 2. door H.T., t oulofna- lie, P.S., P.B., radio, air conditioning, Mafoon. No. 4295B 1964 PONTIAC 4-door wagon, R cylin- der ifandard, Blue. No. J2738 1959 CMC 1-TON 8 cylinder, 4 cab end chauTi, Your Chrysler, Plymouth, Fargo Truck Deafer I.A.C. FINANCING "Begorra" our Sales Manager, Lome Franz, has gone mad. Somethin' for everyone from the wee folks to ihe grownups. See our Leprechauns Stue Shortt, Hank Palfrey, Bud Peterson, Ken Lancaster and Vern Siemens and save plenly of green on meso units. CAR LOT Corner of 3rd Ave. and 10th St. S. MAIN GARAGE Corner 7th St. and 1st Ave. S.