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THE SUNDAY STAR, Washington, D. C. I SUNDAY. APRIL tg, 1833 This Summer You'll Enjoy Using Your j COOPER-KLIPPER if Light, Speedy, Efficient, Dependable //J Conrtniem You'll enjov the pleasure ot ff/!\ Finance your Cooper - Klipper this rjM3 111 I Plan summer and the many sears Hi to come. A pow e r lawn MtBJKi WK?M'iI I mower with exclusive tea- HK f / tures ot operation and eeo- f nomioal to run. Easy height £' W of cut adjustment of '--in. /E'WflfcßfcASw »4W low to 2**-In high. Timken WlißsitsS mlii '■iff Fix bearings enclosed chain /.••.A* HMF drive. Briegs & Stratton 4- A MMor~m —.. cycle engine. Free service li TflfciJ'MA for the^ 1963 season except Op* n S o.m. to 5 p.m. Mon. thru Sat. $137 J 411 N. Y. Avc. N.E. LI. 7-4800 Um-- 1220 H St. N.W. NA. 8-0091 | \ GARDEN CENTER >3 Rockville Pike, Belhesda, lid. 3>/ 2 MILES BEYOND NAVAL HOSPITAL OL. 2-5910 OL. 9-9222 AZALEA, red special, 18" __ _ 265 BIOTA COMPACTA, 1 8 -24" ... 1' 45 PYRAMIDAL ABORVITAE SPECIAL, 24"-30" ''V55 PINK DOGWOOD "'V9S BLUE SPRUCE IIIIZIIIIIIL"”" 5 50 HEMLOCK, all sizes $3.75 and up LIGUSTRUM, very good _ _ _ 475 GLOBE ABORVITAE, l8"-24" "I 3 50 PFITZER JUNIPER, 24 -36" . I 750 AMERICAN BOXWOOD, 24" 5 ' 60 ABELIA GRANDIFLORA, 30"-36", Heavy 7 50 BARBERRY JULIANAE, 30"-36", heavy _ 7 50 Pansies, Large Baskets PERENNIALS Extra Good QCr * WE HANDLE ONLY Extra Good 85 C TO p QUALITY Plenty of Parking Space at the one and on > rM ff^^trF' lllll irTTl ffr K 'M? ■ ;V ? «<•*• Calahs Pnce ipi f J T HARDY dwarf \ J 1.50 each DmQ^ MjNTkurvjme aq c ea . yH Now St , or Jj i n | p t r eod °° m \ I r ■U/l Choice of: | Hi sisre«« r If VfA Larger Size K c/, o ic* lj|N' g 4 s m C ££» P°ce Q | HINODEGIR'J r «*> IS* ■FVI .£ 2-25 V 5 l CORAL 1 (carmine' l£ K § _ J P ORNAMENTAL SHADE TREE^^^^^jju 1 ; i WHITE GOLDEN Heavy CUTLEAF BIRCH CHAIN TREE WEEPING ( Betula Alba Laceniata) Laburnum Vossi WILLOWS A tall, graceful tree of mod- Blooms in June. Gives large Ht : erately quick growth. Sun or pinnacles of yellow flowers. Golden or Green Bark \ ' partial shade. Ideal for small yards. 6' to 8' 6' to 8' 8 ' t 0 10 ' M Catalog Price $10.50 Catalog Price $8 * Catalog Price $lO $7-50 $5 $6 see °w Gtr^or^^^m STILL TIME to put down grass I Selection of seed and fertilizer. For best re- J PERFN JUIAI O m suits, use J. H. Burton's exclusive / . , QLS Wis 9fo „ Med . | £tlgT ,eS ° nd I M ONE-STOP GARDENING SERVICE! I 1 Including peat moss, grass seed, fertilizer, central charge service facilities, free park- Bsi garden tools, roses, shade trees, garden fur- ing and free consultation service. What B, f niture, flowering shrubs, pottery, Easter more can anyone ask for? B"\?" NURSERY^NpygiSa^-^y 5950 ACER ROAD, HYATTSVILLE, MARYLAND *kody plates 100 Big Clumps $13.00 (1000, S9O) for hord4o*mow plocas plant Myrtla (Vinca Minor), tti* sturdy, naat ground cover that stays groan aN wintar. Baautiful blua Rowan in May. Rtsists intacts #nd disaosa. Our big, haavy dumps with 1? or •ora slams can ba planted 2 ft. apart on level, 1 Yt ft. on slopes. You cover lorge areas for little money. KELSEY NURSERY SERVICE HIGHLANDS, N. J. Dept. W-34 Steel teardrop ft base la green /I wrinkle ftniibl / I red 2 - piece / J handle and ft so a r Axl :.*>o / I hall bearing / J wheels. Made / § with floating / f handle; H.- / f P. 17 , *.’i R.P.- / I M. DEMO or / f WESTING- / I HOUSE motor; r • i f I -piece revers- ff 1b 1 e doable- // I lift steel blade, I “Soto mower ROTO-CUB 16" m, J Safety Clutch be- B tween the engine # and hi ad e. m powered with S cycle vertical / shaft engine. f The wheels a are tired with nemi - pneu matics. \i C. F. ARMIGER, INC. 945 PERSHING DRIVE JUniper 9-6767 Silver Spring Open Friday Evenings Paper Caps Helpful For Early Planting ' George Williams, associate horticulturist at VPI, says paper hill covers, made of paraffined paper and admit a good deal of light, serve as tiny greenhouses. They are most useful for the vine crops such as melons, cucum bers and squash, and for toma toes, peppers and eggplants. To get the greatest benefits from the hotcaps use them only on early soil, usually sandy or at least well-drained, and in places protected from strong wind. Use early varieties of each crop, since late varieties planted under the covers are likely to be no earlier. Kill bugs with one spray —easy as watering Kill tbe many annoying insects that ruin your garden and spoil the fun of outdoor living use isotox Garden Spray. Apply with the ortho sprayetti, attached to your hose. Buy from any author ized ortho Dealer listed elsewhere on this page. <T. M.’* Reg. u.i. pat. Off.: ORTHO, ISOTOX.) B '^ 93^ ORTHO Keeps gardens clean and healthy— the easy way | AZALEAS I | s®e»> j | CAMELLIAS ! | Flowering Shrubs and Trees Evergreens | Large Bale Peet Moss, $4.75 1 Fertilizer—Flagstone MERRIFIELD GARDEN CENTER Lee Highway and Dun Loring Road L^! rr i fie,d, Vo * JEfferson 3-7282 | I your : ■BBXjlfj \ PORCH « : with j | ♦ CLASS LOUVER 4 A GENERAL INDUSTRIES INSTALLATION IN WASHINGTON | JALOUSIES! : MAKE IT A YEAR 'ROUND ROOM ! 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Imagine a whole flower bed full ONLY EAm B ■■l I J of colorful Cushion Mums for SI . . L J Plant IS Inches apart and you'll gp .m Ilf m m have almost 10 feet of solid W 4 _. __ . ... ._ _. _ _ dazzling blooms Every plant M fl GUARANTEED BLOOMING SIZE produces masses of pink, bronze ■ ■ /m t ijfVW /V red or yellow flowers. Pick bou- ■ I V \ The Some Size Commercial Flower Growers Buy quets for the house and for ■ f' / wL en «nrt r °'J!n^ ÜB hn t l - , . 0 , OC i tobfr '. , - Not bulblets not tiny No. 6 bulbs, but erown en ni.T,°r« r I * rl t ?t " slz ® Arid- l V-lS# , ‘ 7i bulbs, guaranteed blooming size Vto 1* Va M I^H n _ D ~ ts seeifl no money On delivery pay SI and 1 \ 7 commercial growers because they produce | c.u u. postage. We pay postage on prepaid I A i M such beautiful flowers. Every bulb so orders If not delighted return at once for j strong and healthy you'll have a new :c UI U, m 9 ney ®* clt Order your Mums with ft W 1 1 A experience In easy flower growing. If Hi The plads and Dahlias and pay for only two v ™ \ J '.p y not completely satisfied return at once for your of the three offers. V w money back To make your yard a neighborhood ________ As showplace order the Cushion Mums and Dahlias with ——— —■ ——— rXFF Dept. 20303. , Bloomington, 111. \ A l . ! KRUSE NURSERIES. Dept. 20393. Bloomington. 111. Print Name ' ft JiMt \ • ... . IJr I \\ y | Print Name Address _.l IF \ VJff ■ ivgy/lB I I Address Moil This Coupon b Save Dollars! 3W~ i-_1 i ——— of ,k paylng* n s3* vou' E I 'BE NLRSER,ES D ”‘ 2039 *' »«• still get 2 of each offer (8 Mums—lo Dahlias-—BO Olads) for only 53.50—you »-.«* v,.,. ve f 2.60. or 3 of each (12 Mums—ls Pr,nt P*hlias —120 Olads) for >s—you save $4! SEND NO MONEY! On arrival pay cost plus C. O. D. postage. We pay postage on pre- Address f °’"' 7 s 1 j| BwaaM——■— , * .... . _ . Hpg, tga a Br |h Wjm& The Glenn Dale azaleas, developed by the Agriculture Department, provide a wider choice of early and late bloomers for the gardener. The azaleas at the Arboretum make one of Washington’s choice spring displays. —Agriculture Department Photo. ,W“* Roses. Gardenias, Camellias. I Azaleas. Evergreens, etc., can be I easily and quickly rooted and I cultured with this book. Written ■ g’li and copyrighted by Spurgeon Pickering, founder of National Nurseries. It was compiled from years of experimentation, costing thousands d“| of dollars. Now years for only 4* • Money Back Guarantee. NATIONAL NURSERIES. Dept. Jfi7-B, Biloxi. Miss. What will it cost a AU you have to do la phone us and say, "Please mail me the free booklet that tells how I can fence my home.” Select the style of fence you like beat—tell us your choice, and tell ue approxi mately how many feet of fence you’ll need. We will then send you an estimate without obliga- * tion. The booklet also describes in detail the quality features of Cyclone Fence. No down payment • 36 Months to Pay CYCLONE FENCE I OTis 4-7992 I 565 Jefferson Davis Highway I Arlington, Va. Glenn Dale Azaleas Crossed Strains of Proved Species Give The Planter a Wide Choice in Showy Blooms By W. H. Youngman Gordon Editor Not many years ago when a gardener went to buy an azalea for his yard he had the choice of a few Kurume varieties, such as Hinodigiri, Pink Pearl, Coral Bells, Snow and Christmas Cheen, or a few species. Azalea breeders realizing the value of these showy spring bloomers started crossing them and today we have a large number of new strains. Out standing, for the Washington area, are the Glenn Dale hybrids, originated by Dr. B. Y. Morrison, while employed by the United States Department of Agri culture. Over 400 varieties have been named and are being prop agated by nurserymen. Because of the wide range of colors, habits of growth and size and season of bloom, as well as established hardiness, there now are choice azaleas that will fill Just about every need conceiv able. However, the large number of hardy varieties is enough to con fuse the would-be azalea planter and a guide is needed to make a selection. The Clonal Garden at the National Arboretum, de scribed by Dr. H. T. Skinner, di rector, is the made-to-order so lution. The Clonal Garden con tains one or more plants of each of the Glenn Dale varieties. It takes more than one visit to the Aboretum to see all of them be cause of the long range of bloom ing seasons. The Aboretum is open to the public throughout the flowering season. The visitor may see and study the Clonal Garden and also enjoy the thous ands and thousands of azaleas in mass plantings the finest display of hardy azaleas any where. Sold Well in Advance. The Glenn Dale azaleas have proven so popular that it is ra ther difficult to buy plants larger than rooted cuttings. Even in this small size some varieties are sold out a year or two in advance —a few that are reported to be outstanding. Most gardeners are happy to select and buy a few choice varieties and to grow thefh to a useful size in a pro tected bed. It takes 2 to 3 years to reach a pleasing lisplay with most varieties. A suitable bed for planting the rooted cuttings may be made from boards set on edge, 10 or 12 inches high, to prevent drying winds from reaching the tender young plants. Such an edging is also effective in protecting the young plants from romping dogs and flying feet. The soil mixture is easily made from compost or peatmoss and garden loam. If the soil is very heavy, sand may be added, but this is seldom necessary. Space the young plartts a foot apart so that they may develop a good spread—azaleas should be measured by width, not height. With this spacing they will oc cupy a much smaller area than if planted for a two-year grow ing period. Get Disease-free Varieties. Azaleas are a much enjoyed shrub in this area and with the newer forms of large flowers and more robust growth they attract much greater attention. For this reason it is important that the gardener obtain disease free, northern grown varieties. The PINK DOGWOOD *3.50 to *12.50 FOUR GREENHOUSES PERENNIALS POTTED ROSES 300 VARIETIES AOOO HEAVY BUSHES READY TO BLOOM .. w . .. ROCK GARDEN PLANTS WiM ea $1 75 35c, 3 for SI.OO I loom This Year 10/3 J ASPARAGUS RHUBARB FRUIT TREES Rhododendron BERRY BUSHES GROUND COVER JA ffowE E R.fiS D TR°E T Es ER Strawberry Plant's—Shade and Flowering Tree« Locally Grown Stock Done Much Better 45 ACRES OF NURSERY STOCK Vieitore Welcome. Wander at Will. No Saleeperton Will Bother You. Open Every Day, Including Sunday. MEREDITH CAPPER To Reach: % mile west of Tviont Corner on Route 7 to Leeitrure TELEPHONE: JE. 2-1617 "My Name is Ed Clemmons —izaleas VIIIMdUAWN a plain guy with a mighty x \if liking for azaleas and everybody says \' I ..\J my azaleas are the prettiest they've cver sccn - So many folks ask me to sdl somt decided I'd sell the kind ’I red dwarf. They do well *gjr>. d6 M in any soil, any climate, anywhere in the U. S. This is the time of year to plant .|l and I have several thousand fine 3 year A old plants ready. So. right now you can A get 10 healthy 1 ft. plants direct from Bl|... v - yy W me. Send me your name and address and I'll send your 10 plants right away C.O.D. AFtiM Just pay your postman $2 plus a few cents postage. On cash orders send me wpt ' $2 plus 40c for packing and shipping. I know you'll love your red azaleas for 0 they’re the prettiest flowering shrub in \ 'V&wf j the U. S. However, if anything happens g § to yours or if you’re not proud and happy m? when they bloom let me know and I’ll -*rftjr send your money back. B? lohr»2 with this ad I’ll on (a- «tr lfelT send along EX- *» W ,<>r w TRA a double blooming GOLDEN ROCK ROSE. SENA NO MONEY Ptold Ted CLEMMONS AZALEA FARM Bex 427, D«pt. A-49-B, DORAVILLE, GA. j I NAME I | Address. j J City State J i 4 T*- J azalea petal blight Is In tha South and it is difficult to tell whether or not a plant from there is free of this disease, which ruins the bloom. Azaleas are shallow-rooted, hence, they should not be culti vated. The best treatment Is to keep them mulched—compost, ground corncobs, sawdust, tan bark, etc., may be used for this purpose. In the winter, leaves may be allowed to drift in around the plants but should not be allowed to pack down. Brush spread over the bed will prevent the packing. If the gardener feels that h’s azaleas are not growing rapidly enough he can fertilize them in the early spring—use an or ganic fertilizer. Early applica tions are needed so that the plants will make their growth and have ample time for the wood to mature before cold weather in the fall. Well-ripen ed wood seldom suffers winter Injury, but unripe wood of any azalea, Glenn Dale, Kurume, spe cies, etc., is likely to be injured by an early freeze. Seldom Need Pruning. Azaleas, if properly pinched while small, seldom need to be pruned. However, should they be leggy or poorly shaped, they may be pruned in late May or early June following the flower ing period. Pruning at other sea sons reduces the floral display. Azaleas are frequently troubled by the red spider mite and the azalea lace fly. Both of these pests may be controlled with a strong blast of cold water from the hose. If that seems too simple, nicotine sulphate will do the job, but it must hit the pest to be effective. A new material, Malathon. Is even better because it does not evaporate as quickly. Two or three applications of material are needed for effective control and they should be from 3 to 5 days apart. The mites have a short, life cycle and the sprays should be timed to get the adults before they stary lay ing a new crop of eggs. For those wishing to buy the Glenn Dale this spring before they can be seen in the Arbore tum. the following varieties, with indicated height, are suggested by a large commercial grower, who has most of the Glenn Dales under observation. They are most likely to be available. They give a fair range of color and season of bloom. Pinnochio—white with strips of lacquer red—early to mid-May —5 feet. Glacier—white—late April—s feet. Snowcap greenish white late May—6 feet. Beacon—Rose doree mid- April—s feet. Coralie—deep salmon pink early May—s feet. Bountiful—phlox purple—early May—4 feet. Content—pale ampro purple late April, early May—s feet. Rosette—violet red—mid-April 4 feet. Lustre rose pink—early—s feet. Jeannin—deep rose mid to late April—s feet. Violetta—light .mallow purpla —mid-April—4 feet. Gaiety—magenta rose—late medium height.