The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980, April 19, 1931, Page 11, Image 11

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    The OREGON STATESMAN. Saleou Oregon. Snnday Morning. April 19, 1931
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Display of Spring Rowers
Is on at Valley Motor
Company Rooms
A display of spring - flowers
which, in quantity and quality
made a splendid showing in com
parison with the Willamette Val
ley flower show of last year la In
progress in the show rooma of
the Valley Motor company, corner
of Center and - North Iberty
streets today between the hoars
of nine oVlock this morning to
nine o'clock tonight.
The event is the first- spring
flower show to be undertaken by
the Salem Garden club and It op
ened Saturday morning with a
large assortment of blooms.
Special fratorrs and courtesy ex
hibits made the display much
more brill'ant. Among those- to
arrange courtesy tab'es were
Governor and Mrs. - Julius I.
Meier, who entered enough flow
ers from their . Portland gardens
to make two' attractive- tables.
Brilliant dNplays were also male
by the f llowlnsr commercial
growers: Ernest Infer, rock gar
den ar-an?e"ent: Oreeon i Blb
Co.: W. C. Franklin. Fair Oaks
of Woodbnrn: Jay Morr': L
walt Gardens- Adams FIoHst.
whjch presented a colorful little
luncheon renterplgce in addition
to flowers; "Frosty" Olson:
Pearcy Brothers. Hillside Ttoelt
Hardens: B O. Case and Sons ff
Vancourer. Wash.: Mrs. W. H.
Smith, and Capitol Florists. ' -
These disolavs are all beauti
fully and interestingly arranged
with names on all plants and sug
gestions for their use ready to be
given if desired.
Interesting Individual things to
observe today is the tiny drinking
pool arranged in the iurenn
section bv Manruerite Smith; B.
C. Kuenzli display of shrubs in
Moom in their glorified milk- can
container, so made by covering it
with gay linings from envelopes
and trimming with black pant:
blooming cacns loaned by Miss
Sally Bush; Mexican holly, en
tered by Edith Sctryver: pink
forget-me-nots entered by Mabel
Crelghton: and the 60 varieties
of rock plants entered by Mrs. W.
B. Johnston.
The ffower show Is open to the
public all day today and all win
ning displays will be- on exhibit
as well - as the other 'displays.
Ribbons were the only prises giv
en save in the Juvenile division.
in which Mrs. W. H. Smith gave
Madonna Lily bulbs. ;
Awards were made as follow:
Class 1. tulips: best three of one
variety. F. C, Walker on Darwin
tulip;... and Jimmy McGilchrist on
Breeder tullos; best artistic ar
rantrement of tulips In vas. F. C.
Walker, first; Jimmy McGilchrist.
second: Mrs. S. H. Van Trump,
third. Best artistic arrangement
of tulips in baskets. - James Ich
mlah. first: W. C. Franklin, sec
ond, and Mrs. Stella ClUTer, third
Best arrangement with . other
spring flowers, Mrs. W. E. Ander
son. - . I
Class II. narcissi: best three ot
one named variety. Mrs. Grace
RoberUon. on yellow trumpets;
hvt artistic arrnrment o'.oai.
todllls in rase. Jimmy McGil
christ; best artlstle arrangement
o daffodllls in basket. R. W.
Keefer. 4
. Class III: cut anemone, flow
ers: container of best' double St.
Brisid anemones Ttl one colr.
. Jlmmv McGilchrist; - double St.
Brlgld anemone in mixed colors
Martin Olson, first,- Mrs. Fred
Herbert LooneT of Jefferson, sec
ond: Marr Schottle. , - third; as-
sorted . colors in anemones, Mrs.
Fred Herbert Loonev. .
Class V. best rock plant -' fea
ture. Mrs. W. J. Beard: best col
lection of rock plants, Mrs. W. B.
Class VI, best display of per
ennials in - bloom. Mrs. W. J
. Peard. first; Mrs. James Stewart
Ahvays Lovely In Season as
Plants . Raised Chiefly
For Bulb Trade
for beauty lovers In this locality la
the W. S. Franklin bulb farm, one
Salem in Polk coanty. Mr. and Mrs
Salem in Polk county. Mr. and
Mrs. Franklin are pioneers In bnlb
culture- having begun in a small
way 14 years ago for their own
pleasure and increased their busi
ness gradually through the Tears.
They now. have four acre in tu-
lps, of whlca there are 85 vane-
ties and four acres in daffodils, of
Innumerable varieties. Some of
their choicest strains of tulips are
descendants. of bulbs which came
from Holland sis years ago. 1
The Franklin's sell a good
many blossoms locally but nerer
strip the plants as this injures
the vitality of the bulb and their
tulips and daffodils are raised
chiefly for the bulb market. A
This ' picture, a view from the talking moving picture of a tour
through the Ford pleat, shows how fenders for the Ford car are pressed
nto shape from sheets ef steel. This is one ef the largest presses In the
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How Does Your
Gardeii Grow?
Wiii p. oyer planting one can
bar delnhinlums in bloom in
May. In June, in July and again!
in September, October ana unui
frost. i
I. emphasise- proper care be
cause delphiniums, as we know
them, are essentially children of
civilisation; "the popular twen
tieth century flower," some cata
loguers call them. This does not
mean that- delphiniums have no
natire background, that they
To all of those versed In the
were unknown before the twen-
second. !
Class VII, best display ot
shrubs In bloom. Mrs. B. a Kuen
sll; best display of new and rare
shrubs. Mrs. M. N. Chapman.
Class VIII. low growing How
era: best display of pansies, Mrs.
A. L. Schults; second. Mrs. T. W.
Brunk; third, Mrs. Elmer Sonner;
best display of primulas; Mrs.
James Steward; Mrs. Elmer Son
ner. second: and Mrs. T. W.
Brunk, third; beat display of
tolas.- Mrs. . JT. B: Van Cleave;
best display of lillles of the val
ley. Mrs. Kitty Graver; best dis
play of any other short stemmed
flowers. Mrs. Mabel Creightoa.
first; Mrs. Elmer Sonner, second.
Class IX, best display- of one
variety of wild ; flowers. Mrs. E.
M.- Hoffnell; best display of sev
eral i-artetles. Priscila Fry.
first; Mrs. B. E. Kuensli, second.
Test arrangement of flowers
under 12 inches in stem length,
Mrs. W. E. Anderson, first; Mar
guerite Smith, second; Mrs. L. F.
Brown, third. Best arrangement
of flowers over T8 inches. Mrs.
Kitty Graver, first; Mabel Creigh
ton, second: Marguerite Smith,
third. Most artistic of flowering
vlrfes. fees, or shrubs, Mrs. S,
Burroughs. - .
With the spring snd bursting
of bloom and foliage from the
bondage of winter, the weekly
travelers to points of interest In
the city and circling environs are
acaln with you garden lowers, and
will again report suggestions tor
the Snnday afternoon drWe.
At this time rock gardens are
predominant In interest, perhaps,
because of the early bloom and
bright reaction to the warm sun
of spring. This is a good Urns to
note that one oes not have to
have a.h'll in order to have a rock
garden. Flat lawns have been s
arranged that an tffeetlr bor
r of "reck garden" gives a beau
tiful air ot distinction and Indi
vid naHry to lawn and hm. An
effetlTe garden of - sneb distinc
tion t that of H. V. Compton.
101 Summer street.
"' HIH rock-gardens of brilliant
beauty may b found at 129R
Sowth Commercial street;, a the
Clifford Farmer and B. "R. S'snon
homes at 1J5 and 1SSS Sagfnaw
streets there are some heatitlful
effects. -'
Some plants especially effectiv
tn these rarrtns are th Jersey
las. Weeding heart, the yellow
bloom of the barberry whose red
berries in th fsll snd winter are
a'd-l'ht. and masses of
white and lavender r2nnncn!aeae.
In the nvV garden of tbe M. I.
Downing residence. 1705 Sir'naw
street. iere n t be found' an
ontstandHg dlsnlsy of lovely
plants. Tn addition to the plants
al-dv ment'oned here is
rrad'ng, low-rowin !ant. th
Indian name is klnntk'Ti'k oy
'hear berry, and botanieally ft Is
V""wn an th vva TTrs -nlant
I 'i a natlv of Oregon and nt
often transplanted snecesafnliy.
Other nlanta to be noted ar th
wk erenau rfTV nh!y and nm
tree Jnt iendtng out Us - Jqaeer
bloom, which as yet looks !
re-' endle. ",". T:"' :..;.fr''.
Oth"r rock gardens of unusual
beauty are that of Chester Cox.
which is always a joy to see. and
that of Curtis Cross and Frank
rvirbln. at 262 West Lincoln. 222
West Lincoln and 1725 Fair
mount streets.
Mrs. W. D. Johnston at 1646
South Liberty street has 60 var
ieties of rock plants in her rock
ery, whirh is of the flat variety.
Sedan in variety and "hen and
chickens' in variety make up
raany ot the attractive green
background plants.
" Other i plants of outstanding
beauty found about town were
axalea found in several yards of
hrmi on North Summer street;
the- Jsnane Kria.- a' graceful
bnsh with double - yellow blos
soms, also to be seen in many
yards all over town;- purple Iris
on the so"th aide of house were
'ousd at th corner of Winter and
Chemeketa streets; and about
rf the home , of Mrs.
Claudius Thaver," J55 North Cap
tcl stret. a lovely line of color
about the base of the house is
furnished ' by yelow - primroses
and ?"1cT",mT- tnllns.
Also in the 14th street' en
trance to the hnme of Dr. H. J.
Clements at 1 4th and Chemeke'taT
streets. nte the carpet border of
nrlmwwes. ; It Is "a glorious pat
tern of warm and brilliant color.
Japanese flowering crab and
Janawese cherry tress are espeo
lorelv tfdsy. Frcellent trees
wll bo found on the MlsIn street
de of the hom of Miss Sally
Bnsh: 'n the yard of tho C. K.
Snauldfnc horn on Court street
cpnonlte the eapftol building; .895
Cfcettet street; 67S Summer
afreet; and at the edge of the
wm (ifr MHl creek aerooa from
the R. P. Boise home. 821 North
Gumm w'reet. ' '
Vre the torch f the W. Con
nell D'r bom. 4S5 North Snm
wer street, is a clematis is bloom.
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great part at this output la ship
ped . to eastern markets though
many are sold in different parts of
tha country. - v ;.v -'
Soil has much to do with raising
bulbs. The soli of the franklin
farm Is specially adapted to bulb
culture in that it does not pack
but Is somewhat spongy and henea
does not crowd or la jure tha deli
cate tubers. Befora planting new
acreage a cover crop of vetch and
rye- is plowed under and they also
ase commercial I ertiUxer ' gener
ously, i . 2', :
It is necessary to hira consider
able help at different times
throughout the year, but every
bulb that goes to market has been
graded personally by either Mr.
or Mrs. Franklin. -Tha tubers are
delicate and easily injured in dig
ging, cleaning , and grading and
must be handled with great care.
The Franklins state that buyers
often say on '- examining their
bulbs that they cannot use the
first grade as it is too large to of
fer on the market with, bulbs of
their own raising.
Propogatlng tulips is a fascinat
ing occupation. , Mr. Franklin has
one especially choice and beautiful
variety which he has been tender
ly caring for five years and this
spring for the first time he had
enough of them to exhibit at the
flower show. Bat one' morning
he found the prints of high heeled
shoes In the , tulip . bed and the
EILVERTON A cameUIa with
100 .bads and ; blossoms on It,
growing in the W. 8. Jack lawn,
is attracting considerable atten
tion about town. The shrub is 12
years old and its blossoms meas
ure three inches or more across.
Tha flowers are variegated and
many of the leaves are also. Mr.
Jack has a glass protection over
it la the blooming season , tor the
rain spots the flowers.
Mr. Jack has Just recently in
stalled new pumping system- and
built an . exceptionally . attractive
rockery; on- the banks of Silver
choicest blossoms ' gone. With
thousands of beautiful blossoms
from which to choose, the ruthless
fingers of the sandals -Chose the
choicest and most valuable.
Flower lovers - may see ' the
Franklin blossoms at the Salem
flower-show today at the Valley
Motor company and they should
alsOLYlew the beautiful rainbow
hued acreage which is reached by
driving one ; mile north on j the
Wallace road after -crossing the
bridge into Polk county. ; . ;
Creek back of his home. He has
If varieties of mosses and se
dums growing here. He also has
400 Illy bulbs of 41 different va
rieties planted in his garden.
- Mr. Jack is noted as one Of
Silverton's lawn and garden spe
cialists. At present he is eagerly
awaltla the blooming of lily
seed which he has hybridized.
Many of the mosses and plants
in. his rockery are native.
WOODBTJRN A short but In
terest talk was given to the Wood
burn ; Garden club by Mrs. I. L.
Patterson. wife of the late gor
ernor, when It held Its regular
meeting in the club rooms ot the
public library Tuesday night. Mrs.
Patterson is a member of the
roadside improvement ' committee
of state garden clubs, and is also in
charge ot the planting of the
garden at the replica ot a pioneer
cabin, built at Champoeg recently
by the D. A. R. The cabin was
built as memorial to the pioneer
women of Oregon. . -' -
A mission rose buh with his
torical significance, in that It was
brought across the plains by her
grandparents, was presented by
Mrs. Hiram Overton to bo planted
at Champoeg. J. J. Hall also do
nated a yucca tree.
, A local yard and garden contest 1
was voted on and approved, the n
contest will be held this snmmer. 1'
Mrs. IL F. Buttertleld. Mr. J. J.
Hail and Mrs. GUI were appoln tad .
as the nominating committee for !
the annual election, which will be '
held May 12. It was decided te
make the anaual meeting a social
function and have an exhibit ot
flowers at the same time. j .
A sum of $10 was given for aa '
encyclopedia on horticulture hy i ;
Baiiy. .j ; : s:,m,
Delegates chosen to attend the;!1
state convention to be held la
Salem May 16 and 17 are Mrs. H.
Overton and Mrs. H. F. Butter
field. Plans were also made to
enter an exhibit in the Portland
Garen and Flower show which will
be held May 2. S and 4.
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Garden Club ot
Independence to
Attend Show
Independence The Independ
ence Garden club met in the
training school. Plans are being
made for the club to attend the
flower show In Portland May 2-1-4.
tleth century. They are at home
in Armenia. In Siberia. la Kash
mir and in Syria aa well as in
many of our own states. Califor
nia has given us the lovely scar
let Nudicaule. A single bine one
found on the banks of the Abi
qua near Silrerton has attracted
the attention of some delphinium
enthusiasts. Some Sllverfon gard
eners have secured some ot these
for their own gardens and report
that they are doing well. Del
phiniums were hybridized as ear
ly as 1890 when Kelway and
Sons of Langport. England, be
gan their experiments with them
By saying that delphiniums
are modern, I simply mean that
they will repay you measure for
measure for the treatment you
give them. Ton cannot deceive
them as you can the ' iris. They
do not fade away and die as do
the lilies when they get unlook-
ed for attention. Attention, If It
is the right sort, is what del
phiniums thrive on.
history of delphinium growing In
our country, the name of Charles
F. Barber spells. "Delphinium,1
and his home, Hoodacres," near
Troutdale, may be translated in
to "ueipMniumiand." ir you see
Hoodacres in the full glory of its
blooming season, you would al
most say it spelled "Fairyland.1
for the picture created by the
acres of blue and. white spikes
some reaching- five and six feet
into the air. with their back
ground of Mount Hood does have
an ethereal appearance. . .
Mr. Barber gave me to under
stand that delphiniums are- hard
workers and, like other hard
workers, must have a good home
where .they - can . rest ! and , get
proper nourishment. If they are
neglected the unhappy plants
weaken, tarn, yellow; and with a
"dust to dust" expression . are
gone to return no more. But with
proper home and good nourish
ment they become hardy; work
ing two, and occasionally, three
shifts in- one season. .
Mr. Barber further : Insisted
that it yon want to grow del
phiniums successfully, ft is ab
solutely necessary to get ac
quainted with a spade and all of
Its uses. Delphiniums like a
sandy - loam and plenty , of , sun
shine. It your delphinium bed is
to be permanent, do not merely
stir up the surface ot, the soil.
Two feet down is not too deep
to dig. If your drainage is not of
the very best, throw fa a little
gravel and cover this with a good
layer ot old sods or barnyard ma
nureIf it Is well decayed. ' If
you can, tin tn some leaf mold.
According to Mr. Barber, leaf
mold Is the natural food of del
phiniums. . " - ' l
Seedllngs that have been start-,
ed the previous late summer or
autumn, should be reset in April.
They should' be placed two feet
apart each way and the crown
planted two inches below the sur
face of the soil and covered with
sand. Delphiniums may be slipp
ed in late March or early April.
In slipping them, break oft new
shoots when they are but a few
Inches high and root them as ge
raniums are rooted.
Mr. Barber . advises against
barnyard manure unless it is .very
well decayed.. Bonemeal is one of
the best fertilizers for the del
phinium. He advises a top dress
ing of this twice a year, a small
trowelful around each plant in
the spring and again In -the sum
mer when the second growth ap
pears. He also advises - against
deep cultivation close to delphin
iums In growls g season. Sawdust
and leaf mold are good to use
about the planta. ?
. When delphiniums have finish
ed, their first blooming season
the withered flowers should be
cut off and the stalks left until
the new ones show apt, then the
old stalks may be cat off next to
tha ground. .
, Tuesday and Wednesday
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WORSES as well as men will be interested in thl display. A new
Tudor Sedan has been sawed in two. This and the cutaway chassis
of a sturdy Ford truck reveal details of many vital mechanical
parts yon seldom see. The valves, pistons, cylinders the fuel, '
cooling, ignition and lubrication systems everything that con
tributes to the unusual performance and stamina of the Ford
m ra
motor! Yon will also see how the chassis, body and seats are
made how the different layers of paint are put on why tha
new Ford car is a value far above the price. Many things yon
would 'like to know about the construction and operation of the '
Ford car and truck are clearly explained. You don't hare to b
. a mechanic to understand them.
Yon will see a complete showing of alt the new Ford cars. Yon will
see the striking new Ford De Lilw Body Types dUtinctive In
line, color and appointments. The display of Ford trucks and
delivery cars Is of real interest to any man faced with the need for
dependable and economical transportation.
See the Triplex shatter-proof glass windshield that will not fly
or shatter when broken! See tlu iradiator shell and other exposed
metal parts of Rustless Steel and how they are made from
the sheet metal to the evcigleaming iinished prod
See how the double-acting hydraulic shock absorbers cushion tha
new Ford car against bard road shocks. See why the Ford steel
spoke wheels are so sturdy and strong. See how the crankshaft and
camshaft are made from the original steel bar to the final ma
chining d polishing. Many other Interesting mechanical features!
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