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THE HOME GARDENER Practical and Seasonal Hints for the Amateur for Beautifying Surroundings of the Home. BY J. B. WELLINGTON. A view illustrating the beautv of a wide, open lawn with shrubbery plared about the foundation of the with tree* in the background. —Photo by courtesy Department of AgrlcuWire. THE OPEN LAWN Trees, shrubs and flower beds are beautiful in their place, but when plant- j ed here and there about the lawn may j easilv mar the beauty of the home land scape. After all, there is nothing qu’t* so attractive as an open lawn with IDlants arranged about the foundation of the house itself or as borders. The 1 view accompanying this column shows ; at once, even to the Inexperienced planter, the beauty of the open lawn. It is far easier to mar the picture by | overplanting than it is to know where to draw' the line on effective planting. ; Even the very small home place is ; beautified by an open stretch of lawn in j the foreground. It is a temptation to inrlude as many as possible of the fa- j vorite trees and shrubs in the homi“ j planting, but if one stops to view the entire planting as a single picture, with , the house as the principal feature, it is i easy to see why landscape gardeners urge the preserving of the open lawn and the restriction of plantings to a few well placed trees and shrubs. Flow ers as a rule may best be grown in beds in the back lawn or garden. PLANTS FOR SLOPES Slopes having a grade of much more than 25 or 30 degrees are very difficult j to keep from washing, even though j carefully sodded in the beginning. A small injury to the grass soon leads to i a hole, and once washing begins it is ! very difficult to stop. Os the various plants that serve effectively in retain ing steep slopes, there comes to mind the English ivy, the snowberry (with the rather difficult Latin name of Sym phoricarpos racemosus) and the wild honeysuckle found so commonly in nearby fields and woods. Some of the climbing roses also are used for this purpose, but on account of their thorns are poor subjects for handling. Examples of the use of English ivy as j slope covering may be seen on Four- j teenth street near Clifton and on Geor- j gia avenue near Decatur street. Ivy ; certainly makes a handsome cover when j once ’ established, remaining green i throughout most of the year. Rooted cuttings, which may be procured quite ■ reasonably from the florist or nursery, j give better satisfaction in the end than fresh cuttings. It will pay to dig out j a small hole, replacing the ordinary l |/ups\ /DO WNSV II A window ghade has II Shade Shop Shades It more ups and downs than llff are a "Shade Better" *1 Iff anything about the average I] If Inasmuch as they are not 11 II home. Whether you are to be f| II brought down to a price, but II annoyed by its dally or nightly ffl II “P to » standard of quality. We II l\ behavior depends upon how mm l\ have been making window Kl V\ much quality has been \\ shades our life work and // put into their n ° order c tO ° lo * o ™ all nr A "Shall* i * MO 13th St. N.W. ® National 3324-332 S y W. STOKF.R SAMMONS. Troprletar J Now Ready for Inspection New 7-Room Brick Homes Located on Beautiful Kansas Ave. • This group of handsome all-brick homes is now near ing completion, and as three have already been sold, immediate inspection is urged in order to have the home of your choice. Homes are on Kansas Ave., a splendid 120-ft. boulevard: face a triangular Government park and occupy one of the highest points in Northwest Washington. Moderate Price — On Easy Terms Seven big rooms, o porches, tleep lots and brick garages. Brick walls separate rear porches on both doors assuring absolute privacy, quiet and protection against fire. Houses are lull 20- ft. wide, have l'rigidaire, double hardwood floors throughout, cedar-lined closets, cabinet finish rich fixtures, cement front porches and many other remarkable qualities. Arrange an in spection today. Exhibit Home, 5102 Kansas Ave. Open Daily ’Til 9 P.M. Go Directly Out Kansas Ave. to Gallatin St. C. W. WILLIAMS Owner arid Builder Phone Silver Spring 325 or Decatur 4196 * - r J l estate; soil with prepared soil made up of leaf 1 mold and sandy loam. The snowberry may be seen to per fection on the steep slopes bordering the J Walter Reed Hospital drive near the j Sixteenth street entrance. This plant is , j scarcely adapted to small home places, . 1 but where large slopes need re-enforc- | ing it makes a handsome showing. The I snowberry self-propagates by creeping | stems and in a few seasons makes a i solid mass capable of holding any bank. 1 The snowberry is a native of eastern North America and is thus unusually | capable of self-perpetuation in this j ! region. The white fruits ripening in September and October are an added attraction. As for the honeysuckle, it easily be | comes a W’eedy pest and should not be planted where one hopes to raise other I plants, but concerning its capability of I survival on poor soils and steep slopes, ; there is no question. A drive through the nearby country will show many rx- I amples of how well the honeysuckle thrives, even under adverse conditions. The fragrant flowers appearing in Spring and Autumn are attractive to many people. But. as was suggested previously, one should not use honey suckle unless prepared to check its rampant growth. It has an unlimited capacity for spreading rapidly. Another plant, not so commonly known but excellent for draping over supporting walls, is the trailing euony mus—euonymus radicans—which ap peals in varieties with solid green leaves, green leaves bordered with white and i green leaves bordered with pinkish margins. ; With all these effective slope cover -1 ing plants, there is no need of bare, un sightly, washed banks or slopes. EVERBEARING STRAWBERRIES The Autumn fruiting strawberries, such as Pan-American, Superb, Progres- I sive and Mastodon, owe their origin to | the discovery of a single Autumn fruit j ing plant in a New’ York field of the i Bismark variety of the. ordinary June fruiting type. From this single plant i there has been obtained, by crossing, numerous other Autumn bearers. It is j presumed that the original Autumn ; bearing plant was a mutation or sport | of the Bismark. but. whatever the na i ture of its origin, it was a fortunate 1 occurrence for berry growers. In just ■THE EVEXTXfi STAR, tVASHIXOTOX. T>. ft, SATTUtPAT, JULY 33, 1921 T. such a manner the original bush lima I bean was obtained as a sport from the pole type. Mutations always will have a great interest for horticulturists. In the first place, their occurrence is ex ; tremely rare and, in the second, no one knows just how they come about and that which we least understand often interests us the most, But to return to the everbearing i strawberry. For some reason or other i its culture has never developed to a real commercial Industry like that of the Sprang fruiting varieties. Perhaps it is because there are so many oth**r excellent fruits in the Autumn, or per haps it is that people’s fancy does not turn to strawberries at that season At any rate, there is no great sale for the Autumn strawberries. One often I sees them displayed on local markets ——_—— i ■ I AM FOR SALE For a fleeting year and a half I have housed most comfortably within the confines of my seven rooms my present Master, having been aided in so doing by such things as a built-in garage, a first-floor lavatory, a marvelous kitchen, a real ofien fireplace with built-in bookcases on either side in my extra large living room, a tiled shower and many other niceties of home. My Mistress hates to leave me, for she says that to keep me clean has been a joy (thanks to the way I was planned and built). My Master hates to leave me too, as do the kiddies, for I am so convenient ly located, but the best of friends must sometimes i; part, as they are going very far away. So 1 want a new Master and a new Mistress. (I hof>e there's a kiddie or two to play in my big back yard). My Price is $13,750. 3506 Quesada Street Chevy Chase, D. C. Open Saturday and All Day Sunday Or Phone GRAHAM & OGDEN National 3689, at 313 Woodward Bldg, for appointment to inspect Go to Chevy Chase Circle, turn east one-half block on Western Ave. to Quesada St., then east one block to Graham & Ogden’s sign. ————^l I X X 1535 Upshur St. N.W. ! ♦♦♦ V | 4++ (Just East of 16th St.) I** T i This house represents the most outstanding home Y purchase we have offered in the past two or three years. Y It has just been vacated and is in practically new-hopse $ 4% a. Z condition. 1 . . Y ♦ ♦♦♦ A 20-foot-width house, which affords 8 beautiful rooms, 2 tile baths (including a master bedroom and ♦♦♦ private batb), concrete front, porch, large open fireplace in living room, complete with every modern home ap «?♦ pointment, fully screened, awnings; on a lot 140 feet; deep «$♦ ♦♦♦ to paved alley, which has been attractively planted. Tbe *++ location is ideal, with aoutbern expoaure, just off 16th ♦♦♦ ♦♦♦ Street in a much-sought-after home environment. J X X At sll,soo—We Feel That It Should Sell to the X A First Honest Home-Seeker Who Inspects It. Very «,♦* Reasonable Terms to a Responsible Purchaser. Y Y X OPEN TODAY 3 TO 9 X k ALL DAY SUNDAY f | ffiMNNON.&LUCfISI I ♦♦♦ 1435 K St. N-W. r National 2345 Exclusive Agent ‘ +£ in Autumn, but with no indication of active trading. The Autumn-bearing strawberries are essentially a home garden fruit, because in the small garden they can be given exacting care, plenty of plant food, good culture and watering during droughty periods. The Autumn-fruiting varieties are everbearing—that. is, producing throughout the Summer —but it is a better practice to remove the Spring bloom if one wishes large late crops. In other words, the Autumn bearer cannot be regarded as a substitute for the regular Spring varieties, but rather as a supplementary crop to extend the | season. 'I Experience has not shown that the ! everbearing strawberries are especially i well suited to this locality. Neverthe- I less, they will thrive with good care and are at least a very interesting subject ! for the amateur gardener. Superb and i Progressive are well known varieties and the Mastodon is a newcomer of much promise. NEW ZEALAND SPINACH Those gardeners who have encoun tered difficulty in growing common gar- \ den spinach at this season of the yeai | should consider the New Zealand spin- ; ach, which is really not a spinach in j the true sense, but a subtropical plant. Bailey in his Cyclopedia of Hortlcul- ; ture says that there are 20 or more j recognised species in the Southern ( Hemisphere and Japan, but that, onlv , the New Zealand spinach (Tetragonia j i expansa) has been accepted as a culti- , rated plant. The generic name Tetra gonia is derived from the four-angled form of the seed. ' This spinach is a distinctly cut-and come-again vegetable, since only the tender shoots are used, and repealed i cutting tends to increase new growth. ; Frankly, it is not as desirable as the true spinach, being a little tougher and ' with less flavor, but if grown with plenty o( manure or fertilizer, so that growth is rapid, the shoot tips are a fairly good vegetable. Plants arc generally started in cold frames and set out in May in hills three to four feet apart each way. Un der good culture, the plants will prac tically cover the ground by this time of year. Seed is now offered by prac tically all seed houses specializing in vegetable s-eds. From Midsummer to early Autumn large quantities of the New Zealand spinach are handled in local markets, indicating that it has attained considerable commercial im portance, a fact which in itself speaks well for the plant. GARDEN ITEMS As we enter the Midsummer phase of local gardening, one can readily dis tinguish the plants that enjoy the heat i and Intense sunlight and those that suffer in this environment. In the vegetable garden, the tomato, sweet corn, lima bean, cucumber, squash and melons have at last come Into their own and are making rapid and lux uriant growth. Ask. cabbages, cauli flower • and beets Tlo not do so well, especially the first named. One should j plan the garden with this general fact of seasonal adaptability In mind. Dr. D. N. Shoemaker of the United j States Department of Agriculture Is I quite an enthusiast on garden clima tology. Washington, according to him, cannot be classified as either north or south, but touches on both. Just now we are in the midst of the southern phase and it is quite impossible for cool weather plants to thrive. Those gardeners who are owners of wheel hoes must fully appreciate them at this season. A wheel hoe enables one to run through the garden In a short while, thus taking advantage of the, cooler hours of early morning or late ( evening. Really it Is not safe or sensl- j ble for the office man to work too long ' in the full heat of midday, even though his ambition is equal to the task. Grapes have made their usual as- I tonishingly rapid growth. It seems but a few weeks since the vines were in j I bloom, and now the berries are better I than half grown. The vines should be ( j sprayed with Bordeaux mixture plus! arsenate of lead as a protective measure i against the berry worm, i This is a fine time of year for sepa- i | rating and resetting iris plants. I I GARDEN CLUB DATA President Aubrey B. Carter of the Montgomery Suburban Garden Club has j kindly furnished us with a copy of the ; constitution of this new' garden club. ’ Every effort has been made by the [ j drafting committee to give equal rep urea Home gjj ipriing g , COUNTRY SUBURB) j| t-water heat, electric g| fruit, berries and as- || ken houses and V/t w 0,000 1 lvfr flprln*. drlv. 13'i jnll'K Ej Itimore Rd. to Fussell House * ECTION CALL E. C. THOMAS S'" a 30 & »PS J National 9300 /sp ■ —— Hr d Just 2 /T I Left 1 ‘ (7 Built) 7200 7th St. N.W. I (Built by G. W. Chase) fj jf Open Sunday | Detached corner brick home of 6 rooms, tiled bath and shower—built-in garage. Very large lot. ! Only sll,soo—Terms 1 Drive out Georgia Avenue to Elder Street, turn right 1 block to model corner home, or take Georgia Av?. car to Elder St. S NorthXa/ashingtoM Realty W Company fnc\ j , 7900 Georgia Ave. Shepherd 2400 Georgia 4256 |g Detached Comer Home $10,750 PK** w A _ 6216 Bth St. N.W. Corner Bth and Sheridan St*. N.W. Screened front porch, six large rooms, open fire • place in living room, Sanitas covered kitchen and . bath, large floored attic; hot-water heat. Large Lot With Shade Trees, Shrubbery and a 2-Car Garage AN EXCEPTIONAL VALUE Very Reasonable Terms Open All Day Sunday Drive out Georgia Ave. to Rittenhouse St., east to Bth and x /% block north to house. vM eTQanslufy INC* 1418 Eye St. N.W. Realtor * Nat. 5904 ssssßsss=S3acas==ssssssss=sssss3sssssssasßnsasa resentation to the five communities — Friendship Heights, Somerset, Drum-, mond, Chevy Chase Oardens and Chevy Chase Terrace —which the club serves. For example, the executive committee is made up of the officers and fl#e other persons elected at the annual meeting, one from each of the five component communities. The standing commit tees, program and membership, street and park development, exhibition, plant material and library, are made up of at least five members, thus providing for fair representation. The club might well be called the Pentagon Garden Club, so faithfully has the committee in charge of the constitution adhered to the policy of uniform representation for the five units. Built on such a firm foundation, the Montgomery Suburban Garden Club should endure and become one of the strongest clubs in the local circle. The i garden editor can wholeheartedly rec j ommend the constitution of this new | club as a model for future organizations | of the same type. Golf putting greens, a miniature lake, I rockeries and pergolas are to be feat : ures of the roof of a block of apart | ments being erected in London. 1 FARM AND GARDEN. O j Cavity Treatment SU.® clabTnmh 500; BALISTON VA EEAE_E STATE/ FUGITIVE SUSPECT HELD. 1 j New York Police Say Man Is Wanted, in Fairfax County. NEW YORK. July 13 G4>) .—George Melvin Brown, alias Lawrence Sin- i clair, 28 years old, today was held with- i ; out ball until July 19 as a fugitive from justice from Fairfax County. Va. The police allege. he was indicted by the ' Fairfax County grand Jury in connec | tion with an armed robbery in which i I Now! ; 1 An Ultra-Modern Home I 21 6 17th Place N.E. fo' *7,950 Six good-sized rooms, tiled bath with shower, large closets. An all white kitchen with Quality Range, tw’o cabinets and inlaid linoleum floor. The quality of the papering and electric fixtures is exceptional. There are hardwood floors over subflooring, the trim is natural hardwood. The basement (which is bright) has a built-in garage, thus giving larger back yard. One could hardly And a more pleasing | outlook than from the front porch. The breakfast and sleeping t porches are screened. New Restricted Community Facing Eastern High and Anacostia Parkway | Robert E. Kline, Jr* | Robert W. Savage, Agent 7J7 Union Trust Bldg. National 6799 •r any broker IOPEN SUNDAY I 5908 Sixteenth Street N.W. | (Built by J. E. Fox) NEW and UNUSUALLY HANDSOME BRICK | RESIDENCE enjoying an EXCEPTIONAL & ENVIRONMENT g Haa a 60-foot frontage by generous depth; house itself about 43 feet in width and contains 12 large rooms P and 4-baths; construction, design and decorations in har- p monv with this exclusive neighborhood: a COMPLETE of HOME for the most critical buyer—PRICED RIGHT. » fejt See it tomorrow. L Wm. H. Saunders Co., Inc. Rentiers 7 I 1433 K St. N.W. District 1017 | HaveYbu | PHT A PI AY eff 1% \ | In the basement—or in thenKV VR attic.—there’s wasted space u that the children could use, if LA 1 a little lumber and a little V-P labor were applied. “Where T~r Jk can I play” and “What is Jf J there to do” need be heard no more if you will give the kids a recreation room. Let us tell | G ALLIHER & HUGUELY, Inc. Sherman Ave. and W St. N.W. North 486 i 5353 Broad Road New Seven-Room Ho m e CHEVY CHASE, D.C. Long coveied front veranda, 24-foot living room, cozy den, first-floor lavatory, model kitchen with double drain sink, large cheerful Ljj bedrooms, built-in hath fixtures, built-in garage. Excellent surroundings, large land scaped lot. [. i 1 PRICE, $12,500.00 I M Drive east on Military Road from Conn. Ave. about two and one-half blocks to home and our sign—look to right. , OPEN UNTIL 9 P.M. DAILY I J- C. Bouglastf Co. | I | 1621 K St. N.W. . Metrop. 5678 1 between SB,OOO and $9,000 was stolen ir. ! 1927. I Brown was arrested today as he left the penitentiary where he had been , serving an Indeterminate sentence for i petit larceny, of which he recently war. convicted. Racing aero-engines weighing on’v 1.000 pounds, with which It Is hoped to attain a speed of 6 miles a minute, art being designed for the new racing sca ! planes with which Great Britain will defend the Schneider trophy this year.