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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 25, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 20 THE LETHBRIDQE HERALD Friday, Oetobtr 25, 1974 HOME OF THE WEEK Your Garden Popular rubber plant adaptable, attractive DESIGN R3-828 Sq. Ft. Brick veneer with accents in stone and horizontal siding are used in the inviting ex- terior of this well balanced three bedroom home. There is a look of solid comfort .about the exterior and the floor plan is equally well designed. The efficient kitchen din- ing area faces the front an arrangement favoured by many housewives. The ground floor laundry, mud room and adjacent washroom will save the busy housewife many carpet cleaning hours when small children come in from outdoors. Of course the washroom is also easily accessible from the kitchen, basement, garage and the covered patio behind the gar- age. The large family room, the living room and master bedroom all face the rear to make this design particularly suitable for a lot with a rear view. The family room shows sliding glass doors to a rear patio. The home is suitable for any type of heating. Herald At Home I DESIGN R3-828 1815 Sq. Ft. HOME-0-GRAPH HOME PLANNING SERVICE I 40 Jams St., Toronto, Ontario M5C 2H1 g D I enclose (plus 25 cents handling mailing) for "Home Designs for Canadians" Book 1 2nd Edition. D l enclose (plus 25 cents handling mailing) for "Home Designs for Canadians" Book 2 2nd Edition D Please send free brochure showing sample "Home of the Week" designs and other design books available. O Please send an order form so that l may order building plans for the design shown above. Plants enhance aquarium NAME ADDRESS 1 (PIMM Print) LETH No home aquarium is really complete without plants. This is true for a variety of reasons, from your own point of view as well as that of the fish. First, plants just plain make the aquarium look better. Colourful fronds dress up the tank, and add a pleas- ing touch of nature to any room. Plants act as conditioners to the water and help keep down the amount of algae. Fish use plants as an important extra and as support for smaller organisms on which fish live. In mixed schools of fish, plants can act as refuges for smaller or timid fish from the more aggressive types. Many egg layers prefer having plants as a spawning medium, making them feel in less ar- tificial surroundings. Many commerical fish breeders do not provide plants of any sort, but in the home aquarium they are well worth the small investment. Your pet store or tropical fish what plants are suitable for your needs and how to care for them. Basically, such plants are divided into bunch plants, rooted plants and floating plants. As the name suggests, floating plants are not planted into the bottom and usually float on the water surface. By ISABELLE R. YOUNG F.R.H.S. There are many varieties of the easy to grow Ficus or rubber plant. Because of its popularity, I seem to receive more inquiries about it than most other indoor plants. It is actually a tree, native of Malaya and will grow to a height of up to 100 feet. It belongs to the mulberry fami- ly Ficus is the Latin name for fig and this family includes the banyan and the rubber trees. At one time it was mostly grown in conser- vatories or greenhouses, but now it is given a place in of- fice buildings and houses. It is an excellent pot plant and is usually seen as a tub specimen. While it is tolerant of most atmospheric and soil conditions, it does best in a moderate amount of light, a good, well drained compost containing some peat moss sand and a temperature of around 65 degrees. It will even tolerate being pot bound better than most plants. To guide you as to size of con- tainer to use, allow an inch of pot for a foot of growth, in other words, two feet in a four inch pot, three feet in a five inch pot. A little manure add- ed in with your soil mixture would also be beneficial. One of the most common troubles with the rubber plant is yellowing and dropping of the leaves, and the cause of this is "overwatering." While one should not let the plant dry out for any length of time, it is much better to let it become really thirsty periodically than to overwater. During the winter when there is less light and temperatures are lower, the plant should be given a period of rest. Sometimes, however, because of central heating in our houses and apartments, the temperature is often higher than in the summer time. These plants resent be- ing in a drafty place. Some think that because the leaves are so tough and thick, nothing can happen to them. But like other growing things, they do require a certain amount of care and if exposed to cold, drafts and overwatering, the leaves start showing yellow spots and before these are noticed, they are then beyond help. The leaves eventually die and drop off. Like most pot plants, the rubber plant eventually out- grows its container. The spr- ing is the best time to repot, making sure that gravel or broken clay pots are put in the bottom of the container to supply adequate drainage. Knock the plant from the original pot, removing old gravel and compost and loosening some of the roots, being careful not to break them. On top of the drainage material add some of the new compost and then set the root ball on top of this, adding more earth mixture, working it gently around the roots. It is important that all the roots be covered. If the top has not been pinched out, the plant may grow to a single stem, so when it reaches about 3 feet cut off the top to keep the plant more dwarf and help it branch out and become nice and bushy. After cutting off the top of the plant, if possible, put in a temperature of 80 degrees to break the dormancy of the buds in the axils of the leaves. This process is best done around May when the sun is getting warmer and the plant will also enjoy the longer days and "hotter sun in June and July. Mrs. W. When is the best time to plant gloxinias? Ans. You can start the tubers some time around February, but watch for a complete article on this plant in the near future. Homemade Santa Among Canada's perennial favorite Christmas decoration is this build it yourself Santa with his bright red suit, f Each Christmas, smiling Santa brings happiness to all who see this delightful decoration. Santa is easy to cut out and paint, since the pattern is full size and contains paint guides. Everyone who follows the procedure outlined can make this like a Three complete full size patterns are available. One for Santa No. 431, another for a full bodied Reindeer No. 433 and a third for the Sleigh No. 434. Each contains a list of materials needed. Any number of reindeer can be made from one pattern. The legs are bolted to the body and can be raised or lowered to in- dicate the exact motion desired. Get started today. Send in cheque or money order for each pattern 40 in. Santa Claus pattern No. 431, Sleigh pattern No. 434 and Rollicking Reindeer pattern NO. 433. If you know anyone needing a part time business opportunity, give them a catalogue for Christmas. It offers hundreds of ways a person can build projects for resale. Send cheque or money order to P.O. Box 4090, Postal Sta- tion A, Toronto, Ontario M5W 1M9 Lethbridge Herald. For an additional you can get a catalogue illustrating more than 300 other pattern pro- 'jects and home improvement ideas. source of food, both directly supplier can advise you on Introducing the WITH US GMGARY PORTED _ When the first snow comes, be on it! Make sure you get all the fun of winter, this year. Bring your sled in now for a Pre-Snow Check- up. 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