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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 11, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 16 THE UTHBRIDGE HERALD Friday, A.Aoy 11, 1973 Get a.Pier those cracks iiow Here's how to make masonry repairs By .Mil. FIX Masonry repairs arc ally done in the spring. This is a tact that has little to do with cracks, froze and enlarged gener- them. Snow and ice did the same thing. Then thawing caused alternate contraction the weather. It just happens and expansion. that people make repairs most-1 And if you don't do some- lions of masonry meet. A pa- tio, walk or drive that roaets the house foundation has a joint that is a likely spot for dam- age. Small gaps can be sealed Iv "the spring because they j thing about this soon the spring I with calking compound or as- pnait cement. Larger openings to do so in the fall. And the hairline cracks you thought were not worth both- rains will cause even more damage. First chance you get. inspect ering with last fall are now a j sidewalk, foundation and drive- good deal larger. During the j way carefully. Examine esee- cold winter, rain filled the I daily well the joints where sec- should be filled with concrete patch. Cracks in concrete also should be filled with concrete patch. First roughen the edges YOUR GARDEN I By Isabella R. Young, F.R.H.S. COLORFUL MARIGOLDS I lives of North or South Ameri- Marigolds have been grown by most people, at one time or si'.cther. In popularity, they rank about third. What makes them so likeable? Pa-haps it is because they are so easy to grow, remaining in bloom a long tims, and rejquire only a ca, in spite of being called French or African Marigolds. garden, making it one of the mast useful flowers for beds and borders. You can also use They belong to the genus tag- j these delightful and colorful etes and may be single, semi- double, double, chrysanthemum or carnation flowered, etc. The colors. from pale yellow, thrcugh orange to bronze-red minimum of care. They are na-1 acd a bright touch to any Nothing is more beautiful than floribunda rose lied gel Fioridbunda roses are used i your property to keep out your to a much greater degree in i neighbor's dog, or to prevent Europe than "in America. Pro- j his children from running bably the difference lies in the through your yard. A fence is increased European use for unfriendly besides, kids love these mass flowered plants in to climb them, many places other than in beds I Do you think your neighbor in the rose garden. If a low hedge is necessary or useful, can you imagine any lovelier plants to use than a large-flowered floribunda, as shown in the illustration? Perhaps you need a fence of j thorns 1o stop "any" dog" a hedge along the boundary of i boy. would resent a hedge of mag- nificent flowers from spring 'til fall which will beautify his property as much as yours? At the same time your fencing needs are met, for beneath the gorgeous blooms lie enough or flowers in window boxes, pots, baskets, planters or whatever suits your fancy. Season of blcom can be early, mid-sea- son or late, depending on var- iety. For early blcom, you can start, the dwarf Marigolds in- doors towards the end of Feb- ruary and the taller ones about the middle ef March. For later bloom, start in April. They ger- minate quite readily seme in a few days. Seed may also be planted directly in the gar- den about mid-May. Marigolds do best in full sun. although they will grow in semi-shade, but flowers will be somewhat smaller. Do not plant up against a basement wall as this seems to encourage spider mite. Spray with Kelthane if this should occur. While Marigolds do well in a rich soil, do not over fertilize. When setting plants out in the garden, give an application of 10-52-17 fer- tilizer, using 2 tbsps. to 1 gal- lon cf water, giving a good cup- ful to each plant. Do not trans- plant into beds or borders, etc. until all danger of frost is over. There are so many new and improved varieties, it would be difficult to recommend any I particular one. For dwarf type, j I am partial to the Petites j a French Marigold that grows approximately 6 inches high. These have small, double flow- ers in yellow, gold. Grange, mixed, plus Harmony and Spry, both bicolored. I also like the Nuggets, another dwarf, dou- ble French type, growing 12 in- ches high. These have larger By DOX.-VLD R. BRANN blooms than mast French ones j If you want to improve your and are called "mule" or Tri- i way of living, your outlook, and ploid hybrids. They are a cross your image as seen by your between the big Americans and i friends, try something new, the small, dwarf French. The j something you can excel in. French Marigolds have twice There is nothing like carpen- of the crack with a chisel. En- large the opening so that it is wider at the bottom that at the top. Use a wire brush to clean cut loose particles. Dampen the entire area. Use a commercially prepared patch to which you simply add water. Mix only what you need im- mediately. Fi'l the opening, making it slightly higher than the surrounding area. Then level it Off. For leveling, use a wooden board if the area is rough, a metal trowel if it is smooth. Keep the spot damp for sev- eral days. Check the brickwork around tor house, especially brick steps. Loose and crumbling mortar will loosen the bricks. Eventually the steps will be- come dangerous. Clean out the joint of all j crumbling mortar. Use a chisel j or other sharp tool to scrape j the surface. When the joints I are clean, moisten them. Use a ready-mix mortar and force i between the bricks with a point-1 ing trowel. .Smooth out to match the other joints. j Repairing mortal- joints is j known as and should i be done regularly. Mostly it j will be done for neatness but I it also will prevent trouble be-! fore it develops. j Masonry repairs of any kind j should be done when all danger i of frost is past. To do it too j soon is to end up with trouble. I When you purchase patching I materials, specify what you! want. The mixtures are far! different for a ecccretc drive i and the mortar between bricks. You can do your mixing in a coffee can. a bucket or the pan j of a wheelbarrow depending on how much you are mixing. Clean cut the container and ycur tools as scon as you finish j and before the remnants of patching material start to har- den. (Newspaper Enterprise Assn-) New desig IPLANTS-SHRUBS-TREES We carry the largest selection of TREES and SHRUBS jn Southern Alberta SHADE TREES Laurel Leaf Willow Green Ash American Elder New TRISTIS Poplar trees Weeping Birch plus others FRUIT TREES Apple and Crabapple A few varieties of plums C Raspberries 9 Currants 9 Gooseberries and others SHRUBS Try our new Potentilla also other varieties Spireas C Snowball Golden Elders O Hardy Eskimo Roses Double Flowering Pium ORNAMENTAL TREES Mayday Trees Kelsey Double Flowering pink Crab Royalty Flowering Crab Weeping or Semi Weeping Carayana A large selection of JUNIPERS and CEDARS Cur SPRUCE TREES are now in stock GARDEN SUPPLIES Sunshine Peat Moss Weed Kiiler landscape Rock Garden Seeds Insecticides' Organic Fertilizer SEE US FOR YOUR LAWN ORNAMENTS MOST PERENNIALS ONLY 75c EACH LACOMBE NURSERIES LTD. Cccldalc Highway Sundays 5 miles east of Lethbricige Phone 345-4633 as .many chromosomes as the Americans, v.ith the result they cannot mate normally, and so the resulting triploids have their chromosomes out of bal- ance. Like the mule animal, they cannot reproduce them- selves. They never go to seed just keep on blooming and blooming. To produce more seed, .they have to be crossed each year. Other popular Mari- golds are Lemon inches; Red and Gold 20 in- ches, bicoiored; First Lady 18 inches, a bright yellow; Tag- eles. single yellow or orange, small flowered. Then there are tall ones such as Climax yel- low, orange and golden. Jubilee yellow and orange and Dou- bloon a light yellow. There are many, many more, both tall and dwarf, ranging in height from 6 to 36 inches. IIAPPY MOTHER'S DAY! "MY MOTHER'S GARDEN" Today, in thinking, sudden- ly I knew The secret of her garden and its ways; Why all the curly roots made haste and grew And were the first to start their blossom days. Her pinks would hurry into spicy growing While still the iris purpled lovely banners; And past the time for poppies to be going The petals quite forgot their gar- den manners. For I remem- ber how she used to talk To pansics that looked up with childlike faces; She knelt to touch them by the garden walk And all their beauty took on added graces. Now this one thing at last I surely know Flowers, like children, must have love to grow. try to soothe the nerves, buoy up the spirits, and stretch the budget. When you build some- tiling that improves your fam- ily's living pattern, while it shows you a better way to in- vest spare time, you create memorable experience, plus a carefree time zone. Learning where and how to find peace of mind in this hectic world is vitally important to each of us. Those who long for a cool, quiet place to relax during the hot summer months, a place to dine and entertain out-of-doors, this build-it-yourself patio pro- vides the perfect answer. Any- one who enjoys outdoor living will find this easj'-to-build patio an attractive solution to his problem. When built according to .step- by-step directions outlined in the home improvement book cf-1 fered below, this patio provides a cool, convenient, decorative and livable area that serves many needs while it keens adja- cent rooms degrees cooler. Un- like many translucent plastic- j roofed areas, the secret to this patio is in an ingenious air vent that maintains a free flow of air even on the calmest day. j Directions assume you have i never built a patio, and explain every step from selecting a; site, reproducing a plan if same is required by local building: codes, excavating foundation; trendies, pouring a concrete I slab, laying flagstone, framing rafters, and covering with i translucent plastic panels. Send in cheque or money for Patio Book No. i 631 to Carpentry Dept., The Lethbridge Herald, P.O. Box 40SO, Postal Station A, Toronto, I Ontario M5W 1M9. HOME OF THE WEEK 88'- DESIGN R3-476 1832 Sq. Ft.. I Home-O-Graph Home Planning Service j 40 JARVIS ST., TORONTO, ONTARIO MSC 2H1 C I enclose (plus 25 cents for handling end mailing) for two new books "Home Design for Cana- Book 1 presents designs for homes up to 1600 sq. ft. for 1 storey and split level, 1850 sq. ft. for one and One half and 2 storey. Book 2 includes larger homes and vacation homes. Also avai'ab'e is an 18 page book of duplex and multiple home designs at 50 cents. i Please send an order form so that may order builder's plans fcr the design shown above. DESIGN R3476 Few homeowners want to spend their summers painting their houses. With that in mind, the ranch style house illustrated was designed with an almost maintenance free exterior. The stone veneer and small areas of cedar shingles will serve for many years without care. This three-bedroom house will contain square feet cf living area. There are three entrances from outside and a fourth at the rear of the garage, which is extremely useful in bad weather. Well lighted by three front windows, the living room fea- tures a corner fireplace. A sep- arate dining room, with a walk- out to the terrace, is part of the design. Handy to the convenient, U- shap-cd kitchen is the laundry. Its Iccsllon wiil save many steps. The kitchen itself is a textbook example of efficiency from its built-in oven to' built- in range and breakfast nook. Efficiency is also the hall- mark of the family bathroom. It can be entered directly from two of the bedrooms or the hallway. It contains an angled tub with shower and both double and single vanities. There is a powder room at the other side of the house. (Copyright 1973. Toronto Star Syfadicatc) NAME ADDRESS -T1J 3Z7 POTTED TREES Choose from Mayday, Choke Cherries, Mountain Ash and Under Popular. EACH Rccmy Garden Sheds 8'x7' floor area gives you 56 sq. ft. of storage with a double door that opens to 21" x All steel, fully painted inside and out with a green and white finish. EACH Steel floor extra, each 18.88 Measures 31" x 36" x 9" with 3 cu. ft. tray. 1" tubular steel handles. 10" tire. EACH 9.95 Rose Bushes No. 2 grade. Two years field grown. EACH .87 Lawn Sprinkler Made of aluminum and plastic with four position spray control. Covers up to sq. ft. EACH 3.77 Peat Moss Ideal for mulching and strengthening the soil. 4 cu. ft. size. BAIL 2.96 Deiuxe Lawn Rake 22 teeth with spring tup- port. 54" handle. EACH 4.44 DEPARTMENT STORES A DIVISION Of THE F.W. WOOLWORTH CO. LIMITtOj Open daily 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. We reserve the right COLLEGE., SHOPPING MALL Thursday and Friday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. to limit 2025 Mayor Magrath Drive HA REGUtARf ;