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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 8, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta Friday, May 8, 1970 THE LETHBRIDGE HERAIO 13 HOME OF THE WEEK iBBSi i I! JU- Let's start with the service en- trance. Stepping inside you find a lavatory to your right, stairs to The basement at your left and one step up the doorway to the dining nook and an easy ap- proach to dining-living area. The size of the dining nook makes the entire kitchen area especial- ly spacious and inviting. dining room has plenty of wall space for furnifiue piaeeih-..., space-saving fireplace location and a china cabinet near dining area. Almost the entire rear wall of the living room is a window wall providing access to toe terrace and garden. The sleep- ing wing has two baths, one for the exclusive use of the master bedroom. Construction is brick veneer with stone facing. Power Mower Danger Stressed HEGINA (CP) Power lawn mowers can cause mutilating accidents and warns Dr. .1. H. McLaugblin, director of t h e Hegnia nui'ai Health Region. "Careful users remove all stones, sticks, or other debris because t h e whirling rotary blade of a power mower can fire such objects with great ve- he said. He also warned that adjust- ments should not be made while the motor is running. Fingers and toes are the parts of the body most often cut or even am- putated by contact with the blade. "No mower should be left run- ning while the operator is away, even if only for a few mo- he said. "Yotmg children should not operate power mowers and no one should play or fool with such dangerous machines." STUDENT SERVICES INC. LANDSCAPING-GARDEN1NG PAINTING-FENCE BUILDING CUTTING AND RAKING LAWNS All minor repairs and services Fast and efficient service at reasonable rates PHONE TODAY GREG or VIC 327-0872 328-7433 "Using a student could be the best investment you will ever make" HOMOGRAF COMPANY OF CANADA 411 JARVIS AT KING E., TORONTO 1. ONTARIO. Please send me further details about how to obtain standard builder blueprints for No. OH-481 Or enclosed please find for which send me the new Design Book entitled "Second ban and Country Homes Designed For Canadians." NAME ADDRESS (Left.) Your Garden By Isabella R. Young, F.R.H.S. MOLUCELLA BELLS OF IRELAND T would like to make somi comments on an annua that is not too well-known, bu which should be more widely grown. It is known. as Molucella laevis or Bells of Ire land, and grows 24 to 30 inch es. Although this might seem like a flower for the Irish, i can be used by anyone and is especially esteemed by flower arrangers, used either fresh 01 dried, as well as being attrac live in the garden. The color is apple-green and the interesting bell-shaped bracts contain the SAVE HERE ON GARDEN TOOLS! Crestline Builders Marker, 123-30th Street North. North lethbridge Hoyt's, 324-13th Street North. Hoyt's Downtown, 606-3rd Ave. South, Lyle's Hardware, 416-13th Street N. Revelstoke Building Materials Ltd., 1602-3rd Avenue South. Mossey's Hardware, 9th Ave. South, Parson's Hardware, Mayor Magralh Drive. Area Dealers Baders Hardware, Stavely. Ed'j Pro Service, Picture Butte. Marten's Pro Hardware, Coatdale, Raymond Mercantile Co, Raymond, RUE EAGER BEAVER SALE ff D2712 FREE! GUIDE FOR GARDENING with color phoios of work-saving and tools! TG15 B15-15 Tooth Bow Rake J 4.29 SAVE Dynamic Hedge Shear with coated blades..........S 7.19SAVE S2.31 A16-Rockei Nail Hammer j 6.70 SAVE A35-Rocket Anvil Primer 3.49 SAVE SL22-Spring Braced Rake 4.49 SAVE TG15-DrawCutGrass' Shear With Teflon' coated blades___J 4.39 SAVE 02712-Broadcast Spreader......J26.87 SAVE small, white, slightly fragrant rather insignificant white cor- olla or flower, which drops out as the plant matures. While somewhat late to plant inside, which is usually about April 8, you can try planting a few seeds outside as soon as the ground warms up. Some people have better luck this way than indoors. Germination is quite erratic so to help over- come this soak the seed in warm water overnight. Sow in full sun in a well-drained soil. After the plants are up they are thinned out to about 10 to 12 inches apart. Feed a liquid fertilizer when the flowers and bracts have formed. If you are unable to grow your own plants they may be available at some of the greenhouses or bedding- out sources, or perhaps from a friend. For those who have al- ready started their own plants in a greenhouse, you can keep on growing some of them un- der glass. In this way you get superior stems of bracts as long as 3 feet. To preserve this unusual and attractive flower I would sug- gest for Method No. 1 They must be fully matured, and rather crisp to the touch. All foliage is removed and" the plant is put in deep, cool water for several hours. If a par- ticular type of curve is de- sired, shape while the flower is -fresh, tying in that position and then drying. Mix 1 part of gly- cerine to 3 parts of boiling water and allow to enol before placing Molucella stems in sol- ution. Leave in this for about a week or until no more mois- ture is being absorbed. Tie in bunches to dry in a warm, sun- ny place, where there is free circulation of air. For Method No. 2 Cut stalk before all the flowers (white part) fall. Group three to four stems together and then tie to a wire coat hanger and dry in a warm, airy place. Mr. C. Please advise me as to what to do to get rid-of slugs. Ans. Most slugs feed at night but some also feed on dull, damp days. The presence of slugs is indicated by the shiny trails of slime they leave behind. The best control is prevention by getting rid of all rubbish, weed piles or anything under which they can aide during the heat of the day. Slug pellets, which are avail- able at most garden centres, are very effective. Directions are found on container. Mrs. K. We have little Mack bugs on our dwarf dah- lias. They are packed solid around the stem of the flowers. What should I use for these? Ans. These are probably black aphids. There are several colors of these. Using Malath- on according to directions will rid your plants of this pest. a Any questions should be sent with self addressed, stamped envelope to Mrs. Young, 11620 Centre B St.. N.W. Calgary 43. Do-It-Y our self Good Tools Make Gardening Much Easier By Mil. FIX The well filled tool displays and the first breath of warm weather combine to create an awful temptation. Succumbing to that temptation results in buying a'n assortment of garden tools that may strain the bud- get without covering real needs. Even when buying basics, care should be taken. You need a rake, but make certain it is a rake that suits you. Hell each tool. Get one with the most comfortable weight and feel to it. Look for balance. Buy good tools they will last for years if they are cared for. Get the basics before you blow you whole budget on non- essentials. You will need. tools for digging, cultivating, pruning, watering and spray- ing. For the lawn you will need tools to cut and clean up. Invest sensibly. Wait for other seasons for the frills when you are in a better position to determine what you really need. Asparagus knives, bulb fiianters, seed sowers and sickles are all fine items [or the advanced gardener who may have developed a need for one or more of them and who already owns the basic tools. For working the soil get a spading fork (for turning the soil) and a spade (for turning and digging Any deep digging calls for a long-handled pointed shovel. For leveling the turned earth get an iron rake. A hand trowel is good lor set- ting out small plants. For cultivating you will need either a pronged cultivator or a hoe. You can get a combination hoe that has a wide blade on one side, a twin-pointed blade on the other. For pruning you will need a pair of pruning shears, hedge shears (if you nave a sharp knife. If you have trees or woody shrubs consider a pruning saw. For lawn care in addition to a mower, you will need a broom lawn rake and hand trimming shears. An edger makes for a neater lawn but in the beginning you can slice the edge of the turf fairly well with the edge of your square spade. For watering you will need a hose (at least 50 an ad- justable nozzle, a sprinkler and a watering can. A hose reel is not necessary but consider one for the future it makus taking care of and storing of your hose very easy. Beyond these, pick certain items that will make your par- ticular job easier. If you have a big yai'd and do lots of gar- d e n i n g, transplanting and spreading topsoil, get a good wheelbarrow. A fertilizer spreader makes lawn care easier and belter. Take a look at sprayers for insecticides anything from hand jobs to big pressure sprayers. Make the tools you buy last longer by keeping them clean. Scrape off all dirt and mud. Wire brushing will keep them clean. Keep moving parts lub- ricated. Keep metal edges sharp. (Newspaper Enterprise Assn.' Modern Version Of Garden Swing Here's a little improvement for your home that will give you hours of pleasure. It's a modern version of an old-f a s h i o n e d garden swing that'll provide a pleasant place for you to relax under the sun or on a warm summer's night. 'Whether you're a novice with a few hand tools or an expert craftsman with a complete shop, you'll delight in the thorough detail and complete instructions that come with the full-size pattern. You'll find expertly detailed instructions, cutting diagrams and a complete material list to help you on your way. When you've finished you'll have a iiadsome lawn swing measur- ing eight feet in length by sev- en teet high. Send Si .60 in cash, cheque or money order (no stamps please) to Carpentry Dept., The Lethbridge Herald, Box 8011 Adelaide St. P.O., Toronto 1, Ont. for Full-Size Pattern No. 155, Lawn Glider. An additional will bring a new catalogue listing more than 300 other pattern projects and home improvement ideas. It is tax-free. Editor's Note The Hcr- alil docs not handle these pat- terns and it is necessary to send requests for patterns to the above address in Toronto. Please write the address as I printed. Use Frames As 'Wall Picture' Make your wall a picture in Kself with brightly colored picture frames. Browse around in antique shops, second hand stores, or an old attic for oddly shaped wooden frames. When you have enough for a group- ing, paint them with a high gloss enamel. Now choose an attractive arrange m e n t for your frames and hang them on the picture needed your frames themselves wil be licture." BEE-JAY BROUGHT YOU travelers COMPETITIVE PRICES BEE-JAY BROUGHT YOU THE INDOOR SHOWROOM FOR YEAR.-ROUND SHOPPING COMFORT NOW! BEE-JAY BRINGS YOU TRIPLE-E We are pleased to announce that we have been appointed dealer for TRIPLE-E TRAILERS, In the Lethbridge area, featuring 'the 13 ft. and 14 ft. "COMPACT" and the 16 ft. "COMFORT" models. ''TRIPLE-E put wheels on a man's castle" OPEN 9 TO 9 MON.-FRI. 9 TO 6 SATURDAY COME IN AND SEE THE TRIPLE-E nent the Travelaire Line. We now offer you the ion of floor plans in the area. BEE-JAY TRAILER SALES These models have been chosen to complement the Travelaire Line. We now offer you the most eomprchen selection of floor plans in the area. AT 4th STREET-3rd AVENUE SOUTH PHONE 328-7912 If the grass looks greener on the other side, your neighbour's probably using: Weed 'n Feed with Killex doesn't do things by halves. It feeds your lawn with a long-lasting fertilizer that releases UF nitrogen slowly into the soil for lush green growth. And at the same time Weed 'n Feed applies Killex, the weed killer that gets weeds even misses, Weed 'n Feed with Killex is lightweight, yet concentrated so a 22 Ib. bag covers a full 5000 sq. feet. And it flows evenly through your lawn spreader. You can't go wrong with it. LAWN AM) PLANT CARE Lawns How many times n year should n Jawn be Jerlilixed? For best, results, spring, sum- mer and fall. Wlmt formula? Koils differ, so .requirements differ. But it's generally a- jjreerl t-lml a 'JO-30-fi raUo is tht! best ovonill balance. H you iiso a of tin's type, you can be sure of good results. the only weeds-in yonv lawn are simple dande- lions nnd plantains, a type of weed killer will clear them lip in a hurry. ISilhcr spray with Weed-No-More or use Weed 'N Peed 20-10-5 Fertilizer with :vi-D. However if you have hard- to-kill weeds giicli as tt round .Icy, Heal-All, .Black Mcdick (Yetfaic Clover etc., you'll jieed something more poicnt. Use Killex as a spray, or In the form of Weed 'N- Feed 20-10-5 Fertilizer with Killex. Shrubs, Hedges, Evergreens Control weeds with Green Cross Granular Weed Pre- venter containing Trifluralin. This chemical prevents wood seeds from germinating in the soil. 80 if the soil starts clean (after a good hoeing, for in- stance) it'll stay clean. PRODUCTS Division of CIBA Umite Dofval, Quebec, PARSONS HARDWARE Shoppers' "YOUR UNK HARDWARE" Southern Alberta Co-operative Assn. 7 Stores to Serve You (Carry Complete Slock) HOYT'S DOWNTOWN 606-608 3rd AVE. S. 337-5767 LYLE'S HARDWARE 13lh St. N. Phone 328-3541, 328-3545 MOSSEY 9th AVE. HARDWARE 1522 9lh Ave. S. Phone 328-3684 North Lethbridge Hoyt's 324 13lh St. N. Phone 328-4441 ;