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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, June 26, 1914, NOON EDITION, Image 11

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WHEN AND HOW TO WATER
PLANTS
Watering" is at once the most im
portant and most difficult of garden
ing tasks. It is impossible to say ex
actly how much water should be
given to plants in pots. All one can
do is to advise that the soil be kept
moist never saturated, never dry.
Experience alone teaches the gar
dener when water is necessary; but
if the amateur takes care to water
his plants only when the soil begins
to get dry, and before it has got really
dry, he cannot go far wrong.
It is obvious that plants need more
water in summer than in winter.
Whereas during the former season
they might need moistening twice a
day, once a week in winter probably
would prove sufficient.
The condition under which plants
are grown, the temperature in which
they are kept, and the state of the
weather influence the question of giv
ing water.
One rule, however, needs to be ob
served without fail that when watef
is applied, let the pot be filled to the
rim, so the soil is moistened thor
oughly; then give no water at all
until the soil appears to need it
One of 'the chief causes of failure
in growing plants in pots is that of
giving a Utile water frequently, as
so many amateurs appear to do. This
practice is bound to result in sour
soil and the consequent ill health of
the plants.
Good drainage is especially neces
sary in the case of pot plants. Faulty
drainage means that the soil will
rapidly, become sour and the plants
sickly.
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BY AND ABOUT WOMEN
Mrs. Douglas Crane, one of the lat
est metropolitan dancers, gives the
following advice: Know the maxixe,
revel in the one-step, glory in the
intricacies of the waltz, cultivate
rhythm. Just dance at least twice
daily. Then watch for good health to
replace nerves.
SUNQAY SCHOOL SUPT WORKS
FOR CHILDREN
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The Sunday school "drummer" is
what Sunday school workers call Mrs.
Mary Foster Bryner, superintendent
of the International Sunday School
Association now in session.
In the least year Mrs. Bryner trav
eled more than 31,000 miles .organiz
ing children's Sunday school classes
and "cradle rolls." Her territory ex
tends from Canada to Mexica and she
has brought thousands of children in
to the Sunday schools.
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THEATER COMPANY PRODUCES
PICTURES
Klaw and Erlanger are busily en-
gaged putting out big pictures in the
Biograph studios at New York.
One of their most recent features s
is "The Billionaire" in three parts.
The cast includes Gertrude Bam- T
brick, Isabel Rea and Charles H.
Mailes. The two previous releases of x
Klaw and Erlanger were "The Fatal i
Wedding" and "Classmates,"
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