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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 30, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Thursd Morcli 30, 1972 THE IETH8RIDGE HERALD 25 YOUR GARDEN By Isabella R. Young, F.R.H.S. CPRN'G also Easter, f would like .o start a poem I came across recently. "No beauty ever touches earth more rare, Thnn Springtime bursting out in leaf and flower; No sweeter CAMEO Yellow Throat MISS AMERICA Purest Pink Cmneo and Miss America chosen new glads win honors It's glad news time i gladiolus, we mean. In fact, any gardener, especially the glad- iolus enthusiast, will tell you that (he new year has not been ushered in properly until the AH America Gladiolus SeJccLions have been announced. For 1372, the glads in the limelight arc Cameo and Miss America. Now, while planning for the coming season, is tho (ime to reserve space in your planting lor these new, spark- ling introductions to the garden world, Cameo is as feminine and dis- tinguished as a lady's cameo. It has heavy substance, mod- erate ruffling, a large canary yellow throat with rose picotee edging, and a soft, luminous glow. The plant is of average he ight and 3-9 round flowers open at once out of a total of IB Intds. It blooms in 85 days; the color and size classif tea lion is 415. Cameo is a distinctly dif- ferent color, bright and showy. The effect is most pleasing and un u s u a 1. Carl Fischer, SI. Charles, Minnesota, is the orig- inator of Cameo. Miss America is Ihe other top award winner for 1972. A row of this charming gladiolus bus all the glamor, poise and per- sonality of a parade of Miss America -beauties. A rare sight even in flowers! Each spike, like a Miss America contes- tant, is a potential winner. The fancy ruffling, heavy substance, fine attachment, stretchy BO inch spikes with up to 12 open flowers make this a gladiolus of rare beauty, It will delight both thr; showman and the home gardener with its tall, formal spikes, ease of growth, and long ribbon of radiar.t color. The blooming date is 85 days; the color and size classification is 444. This new winner is consid-. ered by many experts to he ihe finest and purest pink gladiolus, Miss America glads svere fea- tured in b? a u lif u 1