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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - October 2, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 110 - TNE lETHBRIDGE HERALD - Friday, October 2, 1970 Noiv''s The Time To Plant Tulips For Spring Color PLANT IN CLUMPS FOR EFFECT - A double handful of tulip bulbs as shown here will give a very large floral effect in spring if planted in a clump around the evergreens in the foundation planting. -Photo by Malak, Ottav/a HOME OF THE WEEK Spring In Canada means robins, a ne.v Easter outfit, sunshine and flowers. And when tiie flowers come, the tulip is right tliere among the most eager harbingers of spring. First, though, the bulbs have to go into the ground in the fall. Then, from April through June, there can be tulips in bloom - there are that many varieties. Some flower earUer, some later. Some are almost black they're so purple - ioth-ers are as dehcate pink as a twilight sky. The tulip is truly a "democratic" flower. Probably more people enjoy tulips in the spring than any other flower all year long. They belong to evfiryone. Tulips spread a rainbow of color all over the land -over gardens large and small, through parks and along city streets. Many Canadians associate tulips wih Holland where billions are grown for gardens throughout the world. They think that tulips must always have grown there - must be as old as Holland itself. That's not quite the case. In fact, the tulips we have today are younger than the discovery of North America. Christopher Columbus had long discovered America when Em-opeans first found the flower gi'owing wild in the Middle East. However, it was the bulb gi-owers of Holland who devel- oped the tulip into the magnificent gai-den plant it is today. And through theu* years of careful hybridizing work, there are flowers now to suit everyone's taste in the 23 classes of tuUps available. There are striped and multicolored varieties. Some have oval flowers and others are almost square. There ane tuUps that grow six inches tall and others that reach a proud height of 3 feet. Even a new gardener can succeed with tulips. All that must be remembered is that tulips must be planted during the Fall before the first real hard freeze of winter for good root development. Plant the bulbs six inches deep and six inches apart - then let Nature take its course. These hardy Dutch bulbs are practically foolproof. For the most attracitve garden effect, plant tuUps in clumps of twelve to twenty-five. Tulips may be planted iri sunny or partially shaded locations. In shaded areas they mil hold their bloom a bit longer. Whatever tulips you select, fall is the time to plan and plant your spring garden. To extend flowering time, complement your tulips with hya-cmths, daffodils and some of the "Utile" or mmor bulbs. Then when spring bows in, you can sit back and enjoy your ovm private flower show, like the Turks did hundreds of years ago. KrrCHEN IDININQ .pn... Flexible Necks The unusual flexibility of a bird's neck is due to the large number of vertebrae in t n e neck. All mammals, even the giraffe, have but seven n>eck vertebrae. The average number of neck vertebrae of birds is about .14; swans have 23. YOUR GARDEN By rsabelle R. Young, F.R.H.S. l.~�Uv.HMi.,B HOMOGRAF COMPANY OF CANADA 40 JAKVIS STREET, TORONTO 1. ONTARIO. ( ) Please send me fui-ther details about how to obtain standard builder blueprints for Design No. CH-805 ( ) Or enclosed please find $1.00 for which send me the new Design Book entitled "Third Edition.-Suburban and Country Homes Designed For Canadians." NAME .. ADDRESS (Leth.) Here is a SpUt Level which coald be built on a flat lot by raising the grade on one side (in front of the living room). A lot with a slight slope would of course be more suitable. In addition to a semi-basement, there is aiso a full basement under the Living-Kitchen area. Beside the garage (normal grade level) is located tlie laundry, an additional washroom, and a den or studio M-hieh could be used for an extra bedroom if necessary. 'Die bedroom area (abo\'e the ga- rage i is, as in most Split Levels, completely separated from the living-kitchen areas. Design is a combination of stone veneer and frame. OBSCURE ORIGIN The origin of the people we call G>t5.sies is obscure, but anthropologists beUeve their early i-oots were in India. For a long time it was beUcved they originated in Egypt - hence the misnomer "Egj'ptian" or "Gypsy." Not Born In Ireland St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, was born at Banna-vem, which may have been in England, or m Scotland near the modern city of Dumbarton. The saint's British name is said to have been Sucat. Patrick is the English form of his Latin name, Patricius. "pOR enchanting fresh color mdoors in early spring, there is nothing nicer than flowering bulbs. Plan for a variety and succession of blooms and color suited to your personal taste. Always purchase top size, quality bulbs. Prepared bulbs are those that have been given a heat treatment after harvesting and bloom earlier than 'non-prepared' bulbs. If prepared hya-cinths are planted around the middle of October they should be in bloom aj'ound Christmas. Non-prepared ones wiU flower in February. All bulbs require good drainage. Place some fine gravel in the bottom of the pot, along with some bits of charcoal to keep the soil sweet. For a soil mixture use 2 parts loam, 1 part leafmold or peat moss and 1 part coarse sand. A teaspoon of superphosphate is added to each pot full of soU. Keep the earth at least % of an inch below the rim of the pot to allow for proper watering. As to the number of bulbs allowed for each pot, that will depend on the size of the bulbs, but usually you can count on three hy-acmths, or three daffodils or five tulips to a 6" pot. Hyacintlis are, perhaps, one of the easiest bulbs to force in-doors. When planting, use compost above, fillin| pot half fuU and then press bulbs into the soil. Put in the rest of the mixture, just covering the bulbs. Keep watered, never allowing Make Furniture For Family Room If you plan to build call . . , Pustaseri Construction Ltd. "We Specialize \n Custom Built Homes" 727 8th Street S. Phone 327-7663, 327-5905 ALEX PUSTASERI V/HEN YOU BUY FOR A tlFETIME-INSIST OM THE BE5T-A PU5TASERI HOME Since basement modernization seems to be one of today's most popular home improvement projects, we have had many requests for recreation room f u r n i ture. Recognizing the need and end use of a family room, we have designed a bar that doubles as a bookcase or a hi-fi cabinet, a table that I'ould enhance the decor of a living or dining room, foyer or den, a wall wardrobe that could be u.sed in any room. Each piccfj iililizn.s matrrials readily nvpiJable.'^ on table and bar, and framing for the wardrobe use 1" .square aluminum tubing: the bar uses prefinish-ed hardwood plywood. Table and bar top is plastic laminate. By following step-by step directions outlined, construction is so simplified no previous experience or skill is required to Kiild like a pro. The table can be construcled to size specified or built to any size desired. Sliding panel doors ui bar provide ample storage space for whatever you want to store or keep on hand. The wall wardrobe is a unique problem solver. It appeals to teenagers since it simplifies hanging clothes without ooen-ing or closing a door. Complete building instructions are offered in Book No, - How to Build Family Room Fiu-nilure. Send .$1.50 in, cheque or money order for Book No. (iSl How to Build F a m i 1 y Rwm Fiirniliire to r:arpentry Dept., The I.�thbridge Herald. Bo,x 806 Adelaide St. P.O., Toronto 1, Ont. Editor's Note - The Herald does not handle these blueprints and it is necessary to send requests for them to the aliovo address in Toronto. I'lra.sp write the addres.s as printctl. (Copyright 1070. Toroulfl StAV Syndicate.) to dry out at any time. Prepared hyacinths n e e d a temperature of 50 to 55 degrees F. in a dark place. Keep under these conditions until growth is at least 4" high. When the leaves are well up and the flower stalks are just showing color, the container may be brought out to the light (not direct sunlight) at a temperature of 65-70 degrees F. In a short while the pale green color of the leaves will disappear. These bulbs may also be grown on gravel in a dish. Have the container deep enough to provide depth for the roots (about four to five inches). The growing medium may be peat moss, sand or pebbles with a little charcoal to keep the water sweet. Keep water just to the base of the bulb. Grow in the same way as soil-planted bulbs. Tulips are another favorite and provide a rainbow of colors for indoor decoration. There are tall and dwarf, early and late varieties. They require a temperature of around 40 - 48 degrees F. for good rooting. The bulbs are placed close together, not toucWng, allowing 5 to 6 bulbs to a six or eight inch pot. Some of the tulips have hard, outer skins. This should be broken off to avoid uneven flowering. Also, place flat side of bulb facing toward outside of pot to ensure more uniform growth of leaves. Keep in a dark place imtil the leaves are 4 to 5 inches high, and a well developed bud is evident. After this stage brmg to the light. Keep soil moist at all times. For Christmas blooming, the Paper White Narcissus, with its lovely scent, is always enjoyable. Plant three to four weeks before time desired in a dish about four inches deep and one big enough to hold three to four bulbs. Put some fine gravel on the bottom of container, stand bulbs on this and then add more gravel to hold bulbs in place. Keep water to base of bidbs at all times. These will grow in full light, but it is recommended they be put in a cool, dark place until the roots have formed. Daffodils require ten to twelve weeks to pi'oduce a good root system. Use the same potting mature as for hyacinths with the addition of a little extra sand. When the leaves are three inches high bring to tlie light, but no sun, in a temperature of 60-65 degrees F. The buds should be well up and nearly fully open before moving to full light and a temperature of 70 degrees F. Crocus are planted October 15, ten to twelve bulbs in a 6 or 8 inch container, in the same compost as foi' hyacinths. Keep moist in a dark, cool (45-degrecs F.) place. Wlien leaves show through bring in to the light, no sun, a temperature of 60-65 degrees F. 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