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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 10, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 12 THI IETHBRIDGE HERALD Friday, November 10, 197J HOME OF THE WEEK BEDROOM 13-5x9-4 p 10-0x14-3 r 1 A -u KITCHEN I DINING 12-Ox 10-0 '0-3 CAR PORT 11-0x20-0 j! LIVING ROOM 12-11x19-? toss away those old YOUR GARDEN fjj: By Isabelle R. F.R.H.S. -SfeSsSi HOCK to the eye. As a the flat is not Mil. the fit even looser than in general, linvc always shown n prcal n( interest in rock gardens. 1 liavc received several sleeper the grade the more rock there should he as this helps to prevent erosion of the soil. The final outcome, does entail more work. Start with a sloping bed of gravel and gradually build up from there, using the rocks many wooden chairs arc relegated to (he attic, tossed on the rubbish heap or broken up for kindling To tighten Ihc joint, cut. a notch in the end of the rung and force a wooden wedge Inlo the cut. This will expand tho lately asking for information on Ihis subject. While it is too late to build one now. the articles during the next two weeks will help you lo do some thinking during Lhe fall and winter and get oil to a good start in the spring. Just what is a roclt garden? One definition I like is "A mountain side, in flower, in A rock garden musl blend in with the landscape and look as it it were a naUirfa. occurrence. It should never be laid out on straight or regular lines. In the foothills where natural outcrop-pings occur it is much easier to construct a rock garden. If you have a iar slope and some boulders on your property this certainly offers the most is the creation your imagination produces. It is uetlor lo have one kind nf rock, nothing too regular in shape and certainly not rounded river rocks. If you can find something porous such as limestone or sandstone, much the belter, as these make a more congenial home for the roots of the plants, than non-porous ones. Shale may be used for retaining walls and is also pood in the rock garden itself. Too many kinds of rocks, especially those of bright colors or freakish shapes look very much out of place and are even distracting. I saw one once where round boulders from the river where used and these were painted bright red and hlue. It looked most unattractive, to say the least. mixture previously mentioned. If leaf mold is oblain-ahle, some may be added to the mixture to supplement or replace part of the peat moss. Another mixture is 3 parts good loam, J part peat moss, 2 parts coarse sajid and 2 parts coarse gravel. Tliis is fairly close lo the natural soil in which most o[ the alpmes grow. The rocks should be built into the slope with the soil mixture, not just laid on the surface and are better if more than half covered. In natural mountainous meadows, the rocks were there first and the soil drifted down over these. If possible, go out into the country and study a variety of situations in nature where rocks are the principal elements of the landscape. Place the rocks in that groan and squeak may be ready lo give out but that's no reason for tossing them away. Like anything else, catching the problem right away keeps it from being a serious problem. You're ahead if you lalie the trouble lo disassemble the chair and reglue all the pieces. Most people make the mistake of trying to repair a chair wilh nails or screws. Not only is the result unsightly but you have set up a situation where the repaired joint may crack. Remove the loose rung and clean off all the old glue, using sandpaper to get it all off. The hole in the leg must be cleaned out also. A round tile or a knife can be used to scrape out You also can make the fit tight by thickening the gluo with a little sawdust. Do this if the rung is still loose. Spread glue on both rungs and the inner surface of the hole in the leg. Force the rung into place. Wipe off the excess glue that oozes out. Clamp or tie as tight as you can with rope or strong twine. A scat frame that comes loose can be reinforced wilh metal corner braces or wood blocks. Just crew in place. Blocks are neater. Just cut a triangular piece of wood and fasten in the corners with screws and wood glue. Chairs that seem to Iw loose all over should be taken completely apart and reassembled. ural site to start. The spot doesn't have to be large, but remember, (be smaller the garden, the smaller the plants and rocks. The forms a rock is essential, so strive [or ail open, quick-draining, moisture-retentive soil by mixing together 2 parts loam 1 part coarse sand 1 part neat position with their upper surface sloping back into the soil. If you are unable to obtain the proper stones to create a susfantial good trick to help remove hardened glue is pouring a little vinegar in the hole. Sanding and scraping mix up parts from dif-ferenl chairs. They look alike but they've worn differently over the years. Mark the parts from each den may take are almost endless, from a gentle and rock-strewn Elope to a 1 part rock chips or find gravel. An open situation away from the shade of trees or can aie small ones and fit them together to simulate large rocks, seamed and cracked can provide water for the roots, so be sure (he rocks wilh a number Upe or other device so you can get the same chair back together mass of rock with flowers, growing in the crevices. with tree roots Not all crevices placed that they conduct water inward lo benefit Seals arc fastened w i th before vou start setting out the rocks in a mountain (To be continued through glue blocks in plants the rocks alone should be 1 Constructing a rock garden dow hold plants but only corners. DESIGN D3-702 Living Area 540 Sq.Ft. Upper 665 Sq.Ft. Lower 665 Sq.Ft. DESIGN D3-702 ij" The builder of semi-de-i' tached homes has more than j I pride of ownership going for him. Helped by the income from renting half his property, he ends up owning two homes. The one illustrated demon- strates how attractive a semi- detached concept can be and the privacy possible for both occupants. The homes are identical, one the mirror image of the other. The floor plan shows the middle and upper "living" levels on the left and the lower level on the right. Each home has square feet of living space without the basement which can contain a recreation room, den and extra Homograf Home Planning Service 40 JARVIS ST., TORONTO, ONTARIO I enclose SI.00 (plus 25 cenls for handling and mail- ing) for the fourlh edilion of "Suburban and Country Homes" I enclose 50 cenls (plus 15 renls for handling and mailing) for the book of duplex and multiple home designs. Please send free brochure showing sample "Home of Ihe Week" designs and other design books available. Please send on order form so 'Hal I may order builder's plans for the design shown above. washroom, besides the utilities. The front basement sections are would add distinction to any modern residential area. It can lie built on a flat lot but, wilh designed for a four-foot crawl dmvnward slope ,0 space, providing ample storage for large unused equipment and furniture. It "would be simple, of course, for the builder to drop the footings lo the depth there could be doors for access from the lower levels lo out- side recreation areas. Designs S3-701 and S3-703 are required for a full basement under this pail of the houses. The upper levels contain three bedrooms and the mid- levels spacious kitchens, dining and living rooms. The 11 by 20 foot carports protect the main entrances and give the home a larger appearance. With all its features, this du- plex could be built in many areas on a 60 foot lot and the most it needs is 62 feet. It bullet supper or canapes. It is also in rockt-iils. single versions of this same de- sip. 701 has a carport and a gable roof design, 703 has Ihe hip roofs but has a garage be- side the bedroom section in- Elesd of Ihe carport. Plans for Design D3-702 cost for Hie first set, each additional scl, comply with the National Building Code of Can- ada, and are supplied by re- turn mail (Copyright 1372. Toronto Star Syndicate) Do Christmas decorating now liy OONAU) It. lirnnn Measuring a full W indie- high, Ihis jolly Sanla wnvc.s cherry Holiday Greeting; In all. Whether made from (for ii.se ouldoors) or mrdhoard for indoor Sanla can he cut and pa into] i n very HI lr lime. A full papur pntlern insures accurate culling. Since il. also provides painting guides lhal. shmv exactly where !o ap- ply each color, professional re- sults arc assured. Ko- fin interesting rffecl fr.Mni jnlly Nick In nnr nf'V I him appear a (hough he U'CIT Indding Mri ry Christmas lo all before lending Lo stocking-stuffing chores A dummy Christmas pack- ages pl.'iccd at Santa's fert ;idd nn Nmrli I'orus a on I'.'in ;il night and he'll make a hit, wilh Ihe. enlire neighbor- hood. For indoor we, Ihrce- diincn.sional decoration can ho effected vilh col (on whiskers, black oilcloth holt, mid hnnls and aluminum buckles. With Ihc full size pattern nothing is 1 to guesswork, Do your decorating early by .sending for Santa loday. The Sanla Clans Christmas is No. -inI, a Reindeer pallrni No. and a Sleigh pallr-n No. -1.T1 al each are also available. Send SI.fin cheque rr money order fnr each p'lllrm lo ('ai pentry i 'Ihc I'd I'.rjN MM S'nlinn A Toron lo, Ontario. Keillor's The, Ilrr- nltl dors not handle Ihrso blueprints nnd II is necessary lo send rcoiirsts for Ilieni to Ihc address In Tfironlo. I'lca.M- uiilr llio mldress ns printed. 1372. TnronUi Mnr Syndicate) We've made menthol worthwhile. THE taOSt LIKEABLE FLAVOUR AW Belvedere WILD MILD ;