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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 20, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta y, March JO, 1973 THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD 9 Canadian rose authority suggests: a queen to your CHARLES BAUEll (Mr. liaiicr, retired Lclli- bridge iiriiilcr, has won all across Canada Jor roses grown here. He is a leading CancuKan authority on Roses, the queen of all How- era, arc gaining a larger fol- lowing oacli spring as thoughts turn tiom roaring fireplaces aid hot clwcolato to gardens. Even if one is growing ttrem for tlie first time, the grower could bo repaid with larger and more beautiful blooms with just thst little extra care. It is a most fcwanttng and fascinat- ing adventure in the world of gardening. A few plants should provide a source of supply of cut flow- ers for (he bouse or as treas- ured gifts to friends. Hybrid teas, BrawBfloras and fioribuiidas are tbe mcst pop- nlar roses grown. Hybrid teas are most preferred for they are generally fragrant and the blooms are shapely and large end perfect for cutting. In Southern Alberta, climbers are most difficult to grow and tliis should be remembered when selecting roses. All roses require a well- drained location preferably- sheltered from the. Chinook winds with a minimum of six hours sunshine daily. They will not thrive if in competition roots of trees, shrubs or Iredges. A two-foot sheet of metal placed vertical in the soil should overcome this problem. NEW PLANTS When piircbiuring plants, make sure they are not shrivell- ed and that the tops are plump and healthy. Plants with long white sliould be avoided as they in- variably die. When brought home, tbe plants should be taken out of the package and put in water for a few hours or lor overnight. If the weather is unsuitable for planting they can be left in a cool place for a few days and checked for moisture. If ths waiting period prior to planting exceeds a week or more, the plants should ba WANTED! [With or Without Grain Box) WILL PAY CASH! PHONE 328-3166 or 328-7T31 taken out of the package and partially buried in a cool moist place in the garden, a method referred to as ''heeling in." When planting, prune the canes four to six inches front the base to an eye facing out- wards, cutting at a 45-degree angle a quarter of an inch above the bud. Seal with a pruning com- pound and cut off any damag- ed roots. Dig a hoto approxi- mately 18 inches square, fill partly with good garden soil and tramp down firmly. Mix an equal amount of soil and peat moss, making a eone- sliaped mound on top of tfce packed soil. Spread the roots downward with the bud union or graft two Inches below the top level of the ho'e and fill the mixture of peat moss and soil, working it between the roots. Make sure to leave no air pockets. Pack the soil with fiste when fitting the bole to within a few inches of the top. Fill with water and, when settled, fill the hole with soil but don't pack it. Make a six-inch mound with soil to prevent the tops from drying out. After a week, UK plants may be uncovered gradually over a period of several days. Do not felilize until the flower buds appear. New plants There is nothing complicat- ed about pruning established plants in the spring. With a little practice' one soon becomes an expert if a few simple facts are kept in mind. Good pruning shears are nec- essary, a keyhole saw can useful and a pair of. leather gauntlets is essential. A prun- ing compcund could bo used to seal off the cute to prevent die-back from the cut. SPRING VALUES! Stock No. 5331 1 ONLY C600 LCF 1973 DODGE 102 361 engine, NP 540 5 speed, 163" wheel base, Ib. front axle, Ib. rear axle, 9OOx20 10 ply tires, P.S., HD front and rear springs with auxiliar- ies, cast spoke wheels. No trade discount List price trade price Stock No. 5337 Vl TON SPECIAL rruuu ID. rear axle, 8790 WE HAVE AVAILABLE 2 T973 DODGE B200 MAXIVAN VANS 360 automatic, P.S., P.B., 127" wheel base, H78xl5 tires and passenger seat, [ciiiftslERJ 1973 DODGE D100 400 VS engine, 131" wheel bose, P.S., P.B., HD springs with overloads, tool storage box. List priea 4988.70, save NOW 3988 mOTOR5 LETHBRIDGE YOUR CHRYSLER, PLYMOUTH, DODGE TRUCK DEALER Cor. 1st Ave. and 7th St. S. Phone 327-1591 Remove the whiter covering on established plants about May 1. Cut back all dead or injured wood and take out weak or twiggy growth. Prune the canes on a slant ojie quarter ol an inch above the outside eye. Continued on Page 12 CHARLIE BAUER WIN-FREE THE RCA APPLIANCE OF YOUR CHOICE NOTHING TO BUY (Details at Smith's) WISHING WEIL SALE Sample Of The Savings AUTOMATIC ICE MAKcK No extra charge Limited quantify Color T.V. Appliances Ed Gerard Conrad Mike 5 mill- Plellell PlelleTI Miskulin CLOSED MONDAYS OPEN THURS. AND FRI. TILL 9 P.M. 236- 13th ST N, PHONE 328-5541 ;