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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 10, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta IMC our garden HOME OF THE WEEK UMTS ON GLAD GROWING It will soon be time to plant so let's talk about hem. Many people refer to them is but botanically hey are called I hink one of the reasons these nately flowers arc so popular s because uf their ease of jrowth and they take up very ittle room in beds and sorciers. As a cut flower they ire unexcelled for trrangements and las.t for nany days. Amateurs can them just as iuccessfuily as professionals vith a few hints. If you are growing them just or the sheer beauty of having hem in your landscape ricture. any good garden is suitable. For exhibition purposes you will probably have to add a little more fertilizer and take more care in cultivation. First of all it is important to purchase good corms. You can buy mixed packaged at bargain but in the long run they produce a poorer quality spike unless you get the proper grade and size of corm. And there again you could end up with too many of one such as or even which many people do not prefer. If the corms are below one inch in diameter you will be disappointed with the results because if they are too small it could take a year or so before they produce blooms. -The Herald At Home Sometimes we get a long but if it is short it is advisable to buy early to mid- season varieties. Sometimes the late ones will bloom but frosts could occur before they do. If you purchase from a reliable most of these outlets do carry varieties suitable to our area. Gladiolus grow best in full in a well-drained and may be planted in the garden from the first to the middle of May. At time of an application of well-rotted manure is beneficial. To get an early start you can pre- sprout them. That place the corms in a shallow pan with about one-half inch of water and leave them in a warm place until the roots start to form and the leaves are showing. This is a good idea if you want to try some of the late varieties. Before treat the bulbs with a to help prevent disease. The sandier the soil and the larger the the deeper it is planted approximately four inches for the larger If you are not for most TREB4SHRUK WE carry the largest selection in Southern Alberta New MUGOPINE 9.95 good selection SPRUCE loot FRUIT varieties WEEPING BIRCH TREES RASPBERRY AND CURRANT BUSHES WE NOW HAVE PEAT MOSS LAWN ORNAMENTS Donkey Carts. Bird etc. Spring Arrivals and up SHADE Ash and American Elm. up to 10 ft. 8.50 Clump Birches to 14 ft. White Birch up to 12 ft. ORNAMENTAL AND FLOWERING SHRUBS from 1.69 each LACOMBE NURSERIES LTD. miles east ol Lilhbridge on No. 3 Highway CLOSED 345-4633 glads cover with three inches of earth if it tends to be light and and two inches if it is plus two Inches more for the larger sized corms. Space six to eight inches apart in rows 18 inches apart. Pre- sprouted ones are planted so the growing tip or leaf is just below ground taking care not to break off the brittle roots. No water is necessary if the soil is until the leaves have emerged well out of the earth. After the plants are well spread some 11-48-0 fertilizer along each side of the three inches away from the using one handtal to six lineal feet of row. Work well into the soil surface. In hot give a thorough soaking once a or oftener. Glads should be staked to prevent breakage from etc. Since the foliage produces food material for the do not remove too many leaves when cutting flowers. Regular with a good insecticide will help eliminate or keep any pests under control. Mrs. O. I have grown scarlet runner beans for years and I like with their pretty red but I would like to change and have an earlier bean for eating. What would you recommend. Ans. In my I think one of the best runner both for flavor and is Blue Lake. It is also excellent for freezing. FREE 71 PRISONERS LA Bolivia President Hugo Banzar's mili- tary government said Thursday it has freed 71 leftist prisoners as part of its new policy. Each prisoner was lectured on working the welfare of and avoiding involvement sub- versive activities in the DESIGN R3-543 Sq. Ft. Any family contemplating building a home would do well to take a long look at this compact little house which encompasses 1230 sq. ft. of living area and has an to of 46 feet. Dollar for dollar there is a lot of living here. The three bedrooms and bath are tucked neatly to one side while the rest of the house is given over to more active living. Fireplace with double hearth is open to both living room and family kitchen. Large windows give a bright and cheery atmosphere throughout Side entrance is conveniently between washroom and basement stairs. This design lends itself readily to the addition of a garage beside the living room. Design 1135 sq. ft. has a similar with a double garage but no fireplace. Drawings given to gallery OTTAWA In the late 1700s you couldn't buy comic books at the corner news ven- dor for your private amuse- but if you were wealthy enough you could purchase an album of original drawings by a famous artist. Such was probably the origin of one of the rare drawings by the great Italian artist Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo which has been given to the National Gallery of Canada by the Bronfman family of Montreal. Showing an episode in the legendary life of the puppet of the Italian Commedia the drawing is only one of 10 in the Bronfman gift by Tiepolo and his Giovanni Battista who died in Venice in 1770. The younger artist died there in 1804. Mary Cazort curator of drawings at the National says the 10 Tiepolo drawings alone would constitute a magnificent addition to. the gallery's permanent collection. But they are only 10 out of 27 old European master drawings recently donated by the Bronf- mans. Punchinello Visits a Circus is the 38th of a series of 104 drawings by the younger Tiepolo which were originally bound in an album for some wealthy patron. fire stone STORES Corner 3rd Aw. and 8th St. Phone 327-8548 USE OUR fires tone CREDIT PLAN OR fmt SALE ENDS MAY 25th ON TAKE- AND USED VA UKE OFFS HOME-0-6RAPH HOME PLANNING SERVICE 40 Jarvli Ontario MSC 2H1 G I enclose 25 cents handling lor Designs lor BOOK 1. D I enclose 25 cents handling Designator Canadians BOOK 2 D I enclose 50 tents 15 cents handling lor 'INCOME HOMES' G Please send free brochure showing sample of the Week designs and oiher design books available C Please send an order form so that I may order building plans lor the design shown above NAME ADDRESS LETH Have your fix supplies handy SAVE CN APPEARANCE BLEMISHED 178x15 875x16.5 6BB 59' 8pW 700x20 s 10 PW Each reK STMtTHMUSUWUS Most every homeowner acquires a basic assortment of tools in time. What sends him out into the night looking for a hardware store that is open late is a lack of proper supplies. You can't stock everything in your of but in time and with a little experience you will have on hand the right the right washer and just the nail you need for those minor repairs that come up at odd moments. Consider the kinds of jobs that occur and what you need. Make a note of proper sizes for next time and stock up in advance. PLUMBING The first time around you will probably buy an assortment of washers in a small box. This gives you one or two of everything including a few sizes you will never use. The assortment is O.K. the first time but a waste of money after that. Once you've had a faucet apart and you know the size washer it stock up on that size. Do the same for other faucets. Buy only the sizes you need and buy them in advance. Have some packing j on hand as well. I ELECTRICAL Have tape j friction and rubber or plastic electrical tape which will do for both. Have the right size fuses on hand. Keep them near the fuse box. You need a flashlight in case of a power failure. The flashlight needs spare batteries. Keep a stock of several plug ends for lamp screw-in base 00 ACROSS CANADA three-way plug extension a spare appliance cord. Remember the size bulbs the light fixtures in your house require after you replace stock up in advance. LUBRICATION Light machine oil for small appliance such as sewing fans. Grease stick for fan windows that powdered graphite for locks never use oil. Heavier oil for motors on large appliances. Grease for wheel bearings on lawn wheel- barrows. PAINT Save small amounts of paint that are left when you finish a job. They're good for touch up. Keep turpentine or paint thinner it's good for soaking brushes. A bag of old rags is great for cleaning up. FASTENING For nails and screws the ready-made assortment is good the first time around. After a time you'll know what sizes you need most. Save odds and ends in glass jars. Don't buy an assortment when you have a special job to do. Determine the right size and buy accordingly A few tacks and an assortment of nuts and bolts should be around. Also picture cup hooks and a few screw eyes. When you need one you'll find that you have to buy more than one Save the extras where you can find them. STORE HOUSEHOLD WHERE YOU CAN FIND ;