Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 18, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
Friday, THI UETHMIDQB HERALD-21 HOME OF THE WEEK Your Garden Make pot plant arrangements ONLY ROOMj R90M rtflMtV ALTERNATIVE LAY-OUT WITH OPTIONAL STAlC DESIGN T45-672 Ground Fleor 999 Sq. Ft. Second Floor -770 M Gotqge -443 SECOND aOOR fUM HOME-0-6RAPH HOME PLANNING SERVICE 40 Jarvto St., Toronto, Ontario M5C2H1 I I D I enclose (plur for handling) for "Home Designs lor Canadians" Book 1 (homes up to 1.850 sq ft) D I enclose (plus for handling) for 'Home Designs for Canadians" Book 2 (larger homes, vacation homes) _ D Please send free brochure showing sample "Home of the Week" designs and other design books available ig a Please send an order form so I may order building plans for design No shown above NAME ADDRESS (PtoMV Prtol) UETH KJ] Carpentry Corner OEPENOaJCEONTHE HAMMER IS OVER-YOU CAN NOWUSE WHwwtGf." A NEW SPRING-GUN THAT SHOOTS 18-GAUG6 BRADS INTO WOOD ANDCOUNT6R- SWKS THEM WITH JUST A SQUEEZE OFTHE HAND... Large Christinas card makes good decoration About this time each year, even the skeptics admit the fact that more people try real hard to act more human. They smile and say hello as if they meant it. They express good will, extend a Merry Christ- mas without having anyone question whether they have the right to celebrate a sacred holiday. Making Christmas decorations has always been a fun part of Christmas. It per- mits getting into the spirit long before the actual day. The 4' high greeting card is an original build it yourself design. The only way you can obtain it is by making one. Standing a full four feet tall and almost five feet wide, it makes a prize-winning- decoration. Plywood, hardboard, or other weatherproof pan- dboard, is used for this dis- play. The colorful Madonna cutout can be made by tracing and painting the colors in the exact position of the full size pattern designates. By following directions provided on the pattern, no ar- tistic skill is needed to duplicate the design. Fall size outlines permit tracing while a lettering template simplifies adding your name or other message. Send in Cheque or money order for Outdoor Christinas Card, pattern No. to Uthbridge Herald, P.O. Box 4900, Sation A, Toronto, Onalrio M5W 1M9 Send f 1J6 additional for catalogue il- lustrating over 300 other boitd it yourself projects and liiiUHwwttifll idests. Choose proper bird cage Pet birds are undemanding little creatures about the cage they dwell in. But some extra thought about the housing of your bird can definitely increase his enjoyment of life. What shape or size of cage yon provide is mainly dictated by the amount of money you wish to spend and bow elaborate you want the cage to be. Of course, the particular type of bird yon own win influence nutters, too. For in- stance, a pair of budgies should not have a cage much less than 14 by IS by nine inches. A single budgie can be quite happy in a cage half that size. And don't forget, the quick-witted bsdgie will soon master the knack of opening spring-type doors. Best provide a latch on the door of any budgie cage. Though there are several attractive alter- natives, yon are perhaps wiser to keep to a plain metal cage This is not only easier to keep dean, but there is also less likelihood of birds eating bits of chipped paint. A removable bottom is pret- ty well a "must" for a good cage. It helps make cleaning much easier and faster. Add a little mesh apron around the bottom of the bars, to stop seed or gravel from littering up your floors. Some people use iwwsjMpeiii, linoleum or plastic to line the cage bot- tom, but this is a mistake. Birds can get to like the taste of such materials, with harm- ful results. DESIGN T45-672 Sq. Ft. Unusual features and a choice of options are available in the large Colonial style home illustrated It contains four bedrooms on the upper storey, one with a bathroom en suite. A fifth bedroom or separate dining room is available by converting the ground floor den The family room and living room are side by side and are designed in such a way that the area may be opened up to form one large room more than 28 feet long. A recreation area of the same dimensions is available in the basement, with an optional fireplace. Another option is a second staircase off the kitchen which would still leave ample table space. Also included on the ground floor is a laundry and powder room. The two-car garage has space for a work bench and storage. The house is constructed of brick, stone and frame and it is suitable for any type of heating. PRUNE FRUIT TREES Most fruit trees should be pruned annually so they will maintain a good supply of the one-year-old-wood on which most bear their fruit By ISABELLE R. YOUNG, F.R.H.S. You can not only arrange flowers but you can do so with pot plants. ,It is said that plants make" 9, house into a home. They seem to contribute that certain elegance and warmth because of their aliveness. It just seems natural for people to want to have some of nature's beauties in various parts of their home Perhaps you did not realize that you can make 'living pictures' out of pot plants. It takes but a little im- agination and thought to liven up a certain spot in the living room, kitchen or hallway. You don't require elaborate .containers to create arrangements. You can use old kettles, brass jugs, earthenware, an old soup tureen that is no longer in use, bowls of vanous shapes and sizes, hanging baskets, pedestal type containers, clay or plastic planters or pots. Rather than having one plant here and another there, a "much more pleasing effect can be achieved by an artistic grouping. Try to have plants that are compatible those that live happily together in same environment. A few suggestions might help to give you some ideas of your own. A good combination would be some of the Cissus vines These are very pretty trailers or climbers (and un- less you want them to grow 5 feet or more they should be For indoor culture, they grow very well in sun or shade. Cissus antarctica or "Kangrpo Vine" has green leaves with brown vetoing Train this on a small trellis at the back of container and then place Tradescantia to trail over edge The most common variety of this is T. fluminen- sis or "Wandering with green leaves and white flowers. T multiflora is a miniature variety with dark green leaves and white flowers. As in flower arranging, try to follow some of the simple rules. Place the Kitchen exhaust a must By MR. FIX A kitchen without an ex- haust fan may be .barely bearable most of the untie, but come summer, it can be real- ly uncomfortable. The steam from cooking, washing dishes, the heat from .the stove and the oven, even the warmth from the electric lights all push the ther- mometer up. This also is the most uncomfortable kind of heat, the heat you findnn the kitchen. It's humid heat. Making the kitchen more comfortable is a matter of getting rid of the warm air. The method can be elaborate or simple, depending on your skill how much you can spend. The best method is the modern kitchen exhaust system hood, fan and vent. mounted right over the cookin'g area. These are generally hung on the bottom of kitchen cabinets with duct work running up through the cabinet and through the dropped wall and ceiling that fills the area between the top of the cabinet and the true ceiling. These are best install- ed during building or remodeling. In older kitchens, exhaust fans are best installed directly in the ceiling (in a one-floor home) or in the wall. In a ceil- ing installation, cut a hole big enough to fit the unit. Don't worry about ragged edges. A trim plate will cover them. The duct can be run straight up through the roof or out the" side of the house. A cap on the end of the pipe will keep out the rain. Be sure to calk around it. tall, fine plants in the background for height and the heavier, shorter, larger leav- ed ones lower down for focal interest. Let some of the plants trail over the sides and if there is a variegation in color, this would also be more appealing. If you have a large, low stoneware or earthen- ware dish, one that is fairly deep you could use Grevellea robusta or Silk Oak. While it is con- sidered a shrub in Australia, it is chiefly grown as a foliage plant in many places. It has delicate, fern like foliage and is used for height in the background of the container For lower interest, plant an Osmanthus, variety fragrans This has green leaves with small, white, fragrant flowers, blooming inter- mittently throughout the year. At one side, ivy could trail over the edge. Some twigs or roots would create added interest. All these plants may be placed in a container, if large enough, in their original pots without disturbing them by transplanting. The above arrangement of plants will grow in the sun A brass container will offset a fern, placing this also in the background, with Fatsia japoiuca or variegata next. These are quite decorative plants, withstanding almost any conditions. With this you could put a small split leaf philodendron A pot of Chlorophytum or spider plant may be added to give interest towards the front, with its grassy, green and white triped leaves. Mature specimens send out long, stiff stems bearing tiny white flowers, after which leaf clusters will form. Various Coleus plants in a long container are most strik- ing and for something different, add one or two billbergia plants. These are most decorative, often referred to as the "friendship The foliage is multi colored, some being grey green, silver green and others purple. While the flowers are small the colorful bracts of red, purple or pink are very eye catching. This arrangement grows best in bright light SEEKS MONEY CHESTER, N S. (CP) A campaign to raise for additional equipment and to defray operating expenses has been started by Bonny Lea Farm, a school for -dis- advantaged children and adults At present, there are 57 students at Bonny Lea Farm Now is the time for FALL PLANTING ORNAMENTAL TREES AND SHRUBS in paper mache pots-plant pot and all. We still have a good stock of PEATMOSS LACOMBE NURSERIES LTD. CockUM Highway CtoMd 5 rnHn East of Lvthbridgt PHONE 345-4633 NUMBER FUMBLER? Next time you hear your phone ring will it friend, a business contact or the Dumber tumbler? Not the familiar voice you expected but a "Sorry, Wrong Let's face it at some time or other almost every one of us has been a number fumbler. When we dial wrong numbers we cause delay, confusion, frustration, inconvenience for ourselves and those we didn't mean to ring. Make your phone book your number one way to avoid wrong-number run-a-round.GeJ it right from the book!