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Gardening in Washington
Am ITS ENVIRONS
Conducted by J. \V. Wellington, Garden Editor, The Star.
Os the various injuries, wind, ice
and freezing, that beset fruit trees
in the Winter season, none quite
equals in exasperation to the owner
that incurred from the inroads of ro
dents such as woodchucks, mice and
rabbits. Os course, this type of injury
does not occur to any extent in the
city proper, but often is a serious men
ace in the suburban fruit garden.
In this region of little snow, rabbits
are not as serious enemies of fruit
trees as are mice and may be kept
away by placing a cylinder of close
meshed wire fencing about each tree.
The wire also helps in the case of
mice, but is not altogether certain pro
tection as some species of mice do not
confine their activities to above ground
but feed also upon the root bark.
Clearing up rubbish, old limbs,
weeds and grass from about the trees
helps to discourage the mice. The
area immediately about the trunk
shouui be scraped free of weeds and
mounded slightly with freshly worked
soil or sifted ashes. For some un
known reason the mice dislike to cross
the cleared areas.
Where mice are very numerous,
poisoned grain may be used as a bait,
taking great care to place the bait in
hollow tiles under boards in such a
wav that birds will not find it. Various
methods are recommended for repel
ling mice by painting the trunks of
trees with disagreeable mixtures, but
are usually only temporarily effective
and cannot be relied upon. Cleaning
tip the orchard is the first and most
important step in protecting trees
from rodent injury.
Any time after the leaves drop in
the. Autumn until the buds begin to
open in the Spring trees and shrubs
may be safely sprayed with concen
trated materials strong enough to pen
etrate the protective covering of vari
ous scale insects. Theoretically at
least, it is better to delay the Winter
or so-called dormant spray until
Spring so that scales may be partly
loosened by the rains and snows of
Winter. However, in the case of fruit
and ornamental plants heavily infest
ed with scale, it is a wise plan to
spray at tnis season and again in the
Spring if possible, as it is difficult to
get complete eradication with a single
Currants. Japanese quinces, plums
and cherries, particularly the orna
mental forms, are apparently pecul
iar lv susceptible to San Jose scale
attack and may be found in severe
cases to be literally encrusted with
s'jales. beneath which the minute but
destructive sucking insects pass the
Winter. Many different species, dog
woods. hawthorns, poplars, roses, wil
lows, lilacs, etc., are nlso attacked, so
that it is practically impossible to de
stroy all the insects in any given
area, making reinfestation of sprayed
plants comparatively easy.
Concentrated lime sulphur diluted
with seven parts of water is an effec
tive spray for dormant plants. Various
proprietary oil emulsions are also ef
fective, but as lime sulphur is more
readily available and better known to
the home gardener it is still to be
recommended as first choice.
Lime sulphur has an added advan
tage in that it is also a destroyer of
fungus disease spores and on the
peach, for example, destroys not only
any scale insects but also the over
wintering spores of leaf curl and other
diseases. Late Fall spraying is, in
case of heavy infestation of scales, a
necessity and in any case a valuable
treatment ns a general cleansing treat
ment for disease.
Another point in favor of spraying
«t this season is that the gardener
usually has more time for such work.
Too often if put off until Spring, spray
ing is laid aside until too late in the
general rush of Spring work.
PEDIGREED FRUIT TREES
Pedigreed fruit trees are a myth
and the home gardener who pays ex
tra in response to some nicely worded
statement in the catalogue is simply
losing the additional cost above that
of other trees. A premium for well
grown, good sized trees from a reliable
nursery would be justified, but such
nurseries do not claim to sell pedi
greed trees. The myth in regard to
You Will Find the
You Have Long Sought
203 SHEPHERD ST.
Nine Rooms, Two Both,
Op<--n fireplace in larze living room,
built-in bookfaaes. large covered
porche«. detached garage. lot 150
deep. • Kleen Heet” oil burner, beau
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a*-e heater, etc. House metal weather
*tripped ami screened throughout.
.14 E. Thom&pple St
Eight Rooms, Two
Tile Baths and One
Large colonial home near Conn,
ave. Detached Karate, wide lot.
floored attic, large covered porches,
immaculate model kitchen, delightful
breakfast room, and all rooms Jarre
and airy. A real home at the right
113 E. Underwood St.
Large Center-Hall Plan
In excellent location near Conn,
ave. and of very unique design.
Modern in every appointment, with
full tile bath and latest fixtures,
la rye covered porches, hot-water heal,
hardwood floors, lame Itedrooms with
ample closet space: wide lot. well
landscaped, detached garage.
6508 Ridgewood Ave.
On Wooded Home Site
Charmingly set on a very attrac
tively landscaped home site and sur
rounded by a natural growth of fine
old trees, this center-hall plan home
is as pleasing in appearance as it is
in providing all modern comforts.
Large rooms, full tile bath with
built-in fixtures, hot-water heat,
hardwood floors, etc.
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1 1621 K St. Fr. 5678 I
pedigreed trees obviously arose, from
comparisons with animals, but it must
be recollected that each animal is n
distinct individual while the fruit tree
or plant is a bud or part of another
!♦ is true that otiee in a great while
there arises a bud bearing fruits of
altogether different color. In the ap
ple, for example, there is the Red
Gravens-tein from the original yellow
and red Oravenstein, Red Northern
Spy from the original striped Spy. etc.
These are distinet new varieties,
i Certified fruit trees are, on the other
hand, a reliable product, the “certi
fied” simply being a guarantee that
the tree is correctly named. Cer
tain scientific horticulturists, following
the leadership of Dr. J. K. Shaw of
Massachusetts, have actually trained
themselves to recognize young nurs
ery fruit trees by certain leaf and
growth characters. Remarkable accu
racy is attained so that in walking up
and down the nursery rows, misnamed
trees are detected and labeled.
On? is justified in paying a small
premium for a certified tree because
the assurance of getting the variety
that one wants is worth the price. But
another difficulty enters here. Un
scrupulous nurseries are advertising
certified stork which never has been
really checked by competent workers.
About the only safe plan for the home
gardener is to deal with large estab
lished nurseries or with nearby nurs
eries where he can actually see the
stock growing and have confidence in
ASPARAGUS FROM SEED
Results secured by the vegetable
specialists of the California Agricul
tural Experiment Station suggest that
it might well pay the home gardener
who has the time and inclination to
grow his own asparagus plants.
In the first place, asapargus Is a
very satisfactory crop to handle; the
seeds are large, germinate strongly
and the young plants are vigorous
growers. Large one-year-old plants
are best for planting and if the gar
dener has raised a quantity of seedlings
and needs only a comparatively few
for his permanent beds, he has the
opportunity to select the very best.
Home-grown stock has the added ad
vantage of being in the very best pos
sible condition for planting.
An even greater advantage of
growing asparagus plants in the home
garden would be the opportunity af
forded for selecting the male plants
for the permanent beds. Male plants
in third season outyielded female
plants by over 50 per cent at the
California station, and* somewhat
comparable results have been secured
in the East in Ohio and Massachu
In California asparagus seedlings
bloomed the first season, so that sepu
ration according to sexes was quickly
accomplished. In this locality flowers
cannot he expected until the second
season, so that it would be necessary
to leave the plants in the original
row for two years, or at the end of
the first year to dig the plants, sepa
rating them on a basis of size, and
replant in a second nursery bed to
await flowering. This latter practice
is followed out in Germany on a com
mercial scale, faith in the superiority
of the male plants being strong enough
to stimulate the extra labor and ex
Seed of Mary Washington and other
fine varieties of asparagus is offered
for sale in certain seed catalogues.
If any trouble is found in locating
sources of seed, the Department of
Agriculture should be able to furnish i
names of reliable growers.
It is well to mark the clumps of
hardy chrysanthemums while the
flowers remain, so that in the spring
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-5311 38th Street
Miller Built Home
Fixtures and finish are of artistic effect. Reduced dfeOQ
Lot 90x75—profusely planted. , OVU
A real buy—Convenient terms.
Inspection by permit only. Phone our office, Main 47.»2—0r our Mr. Leljfh, Wise 3799, for appointment.
Completely screened, hardwood floors, and in the very best of condition.
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THE EVENING- STAR. WASHINGTON, P. 0.. SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 1927.
the preferred varieties may be propa
gated and the other rejected. As
soon as the old stents have finished
blooming they should be cut off near
the ground and burned. It will be
noticed at this time that next year’s
plants are already showing.
Many beautiful varieties of hardy
outdoor chrysanthemums were ex
hibited In the Department of Agri
culture show. This would have been
an ideal place for selecting choice
varieties for one’s garden, as a choice
among living plants is much more
effective and satisfactory than from
catalogues. Undoubtedly many local
gardeners took advantage of the op
portunity afforded. It is not to be
expected that one can equal out-of
doors the wonderful results that Mr.
Byrnes and his corps of skilled gar
deners obtain in the greenhouse. The
display gave, however, a fine chance
to judge the comparative merits of
the many varieties.
Old canes should 4iave been removed
from the raspberry and blackberry
rows long ago, but if not done should
be attended to promptly. The dead
canes harbor insects and fungi and
serve to carry over these pests to the
living canes. The living canes should
bo tied to the trellis wires, so that
they may not be broken down during
Try out the method recommended in
a recent article in this column of
treating old leaves with ammonium
sulphate, lime and loaf mold or a little
manure as a source of future manur
The long frost-free Autumn gave
late tomatoes and lima beans an extra
long season, much to the benefit of
the gardener who had made late plant
ings of these vegetables. November 7
was, even for this vicinity, a very late
date for the killing frost. Only the
hardy and semi-hardy plants like cab
bage, chard, beets, carrots and pars
nips remain. Celery, if not already
banked with earth or hoards, should
he attended to as soon as possible.
Kale will continue to make growth for
some time yet. and if not making
progress will be helped by cultivation
and a small application of complete
fertilizer or nitrate of soda.
The National Capital Federation of
Garden Clubs met last evening at the
home of the secretary, Aubrey B. Car
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g 1010 Vermont Ave. Main 6307 J
ter, 411 Davidson drive, Chevy Chase.
Md., to conduct regular business and
nominate officers for the coming year.
This was the last meeting in 1927 and
marks the close of a successful year.
Dike many other enterprises in civic
improvement, getting started has been
uphill work, but there are now 16-odd
clubs actively participating, giving
promise that the federation will be in
a much better position for rendering
service the coming year. The pro
ceedings of last evening’s meeting will
be given in next week’s column.
The Woodridge Garden Club held
the annual election of officers Monday
evening, in connection with a social
entertainment designed to bring to a
happy close a season of much activity.
Dr. R. J. Haskell, ISO 2 Lawrence street
northeast, was re-elected president in
recognition of the able service he has
rendered. Under his guidance the
Woodridge club has in its lirst year
of existence increased its membership
from 8 charter members to 137 ac
tive members at the close of the year,
and put on two of the finest horticul
tural shows ever held in the vicinity.
L. M. Clarke, 2440 Monroe street, was
chosen for vice president; Roy H. Burt
ner, 2223 Douglas street, correspond
ing secretary; Mrs. A. 11. Engelbraeht,
3212 Central avenue, recording secre
tary; J. T. Boul, Monroe street, treas
urer, and Mrs. William P. Lambert,
2438 Monroe street, librarian.
To meet the expenses of the varied
activities, it was voted to raise annual
dues to sl.
The American Horticultural Society,
F. L. Mulford, president, and D. Vic
tor Lumsden, secretary, is to be con
gratulated and thanked for bringing a
speaker of the ability of Montague
Free, horticulturist of the Brooklyn
Botanic Gardens, to our city. It was
unfortunate that Tuesday evening
proved so wet and cold and unfavor
The American Horticultural Society.
Mr. Montague Free, horticulturist
of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden,
Brooklyn, N. Y., will be the speaker
to open the 1927-1928 series of lectures
conducted by this society. This lecture
will be on the subject of Rock Gardens
and will be illustrated with a series of
slides. The meeting will be held in
the New National Museum. Tenth and
B streets northwest, on Tuesday, at
Mr. Free, in addition to being con
nected with the Brooklyn Botanic
Garden, is widely known as a lecturer
and writer. In the latter capacity he
has contributed to many of the popu
lar garden periodicals. He is a gradu
ate of the Royal Botanic Garden at
Kew. England, and has had a wide
experience both in the United States
You are invited to be present and.
bring your friends to this lecture,’
which is sure to be of great interest.
Mr. D. Victor Lumsden. secretary,
informs us that this promises to be
one of the very best garden lectures
ever presented in Washington and
that the society hopes for a large at
tendance to show appreciation to Mr.
Free for coming to Washington.
There will be no charges of any kind.
The Woodridge Garden Club.
For the first time this year the
program of the monthly meeting of
the Woodridg • Garden Club, to be
held in the Sherwood l i fsbyterlan
Hall, Twenty-secon 1 and Rhode Is
land avenue, next Monday evening,
will not contain special speakers on
topics related to gardening. How
ever, the annul reports ot the com
mittee chairmen, to be presented
that evening, wil’ of course, alt bear
on gardening activities. Election of
officers for the corning year will also
take place. A eommitte, headed by
H. J. Goddard, will present recom
mendations, Imt other nominations
can be made from the floor.
Social features will be prominent
at this meeting. A committee con
sisting of Mrs. Schumacher, Mrs.
Lambert an 1 Mrs. Kissinger, is ar
ranging f.li > details; but it is known
that several songs and readings will
be on the program. Refreshments
will be nerved.
From the American Magazine.
Literature by man on the subject
of women is the most interesting and
unreliable in the world. It is unre
liable because it is autobiographical
and all autobiography is fiction.
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ONE BLOCK FROM FOURTEENTH STREET E
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The above houses have six and seven large rooms, extra large
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Full tiled bath.
Inspect these new hemes end you will be convinced that they
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Phone Main SS26 for Free Auto Service
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On a well shaded street in Saul** Addition, one-half block from
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home with southern exposure merits your immediate consideration.
1313 Emerson Street (
An unusually roomy, modern home of pre-war construction (i|
that has been thoroughly renovated throughout. Center-nail plan
having on the first floor a living room, music room, dining room,
pantry and kitchen. The second floor has one large bedroom with
fireplace, three other bedrooms and two tiled baths. Two finished
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The grounds are 50xi42, beautifully improved with all kinds j
of flowers, shrubs, several fruit trees, grape arbor and garage.
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ACTRESS SEEKS DIVORCE.
Helen Menken Says Husband, Also
of Stage, Shuns Domesticity.
CHICAGO, November 12 M»).—Helen
Menken, the actress, is seeking to di
vorce Humphrey Bogart, also of the
stage, in an action which her attor
ney, Benjamin H. Ehrlich, said he
would file today,
Bogart, appearing here in “Satur
day's Children,” regarded his career
as of more importance than marital
happiness. Miss Menken avers in the
bill signed yesterday in the lawyer’s
office. Neglect and abuse also are
charged. The couple were married
May 26. 1926.
Miss Menken, who was in “The Cap
tive,” which was closed by New York
authorities, said in the bill that she of
fered to relinquish her own career,,but
that her husband would not consent
to enter into the domestic relationship.
A Clean Sweep.
From the Boston Transcript.
Vacationist —You say the city takes
everything you raise on the farm?
Parmer—Gawsh, yes! And that in
cludes the boys and girls we raise.
925 15th St. N.W.
Several desirable rooms at
very reasonable rents. Inspec
B. F. SAUL CO.
Main 2100 925 15th ST. N.W.
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A gem of a breakfast : Stucco and dipped shin
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Splendid kitchen and built the Miller way.
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Tiled bath, with built-in ; ftU 1 T
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ample bedrooms, lull tile bath, sleeping porch, and full-length cellar.
Situated on a large delightfully landscaped lot which is bounded by
beautiful Chevy Chase stone wall.
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