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Better Homes & Gardens January 1923 Magazine Article: A CHAT WITH THE PUBLISHER

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A CHAT WITH THE PUBLISHER

IN visiting gardens recently I have been particularly interested in noticing the ways in which distinctive touches have been added to them by the owners. I have not cared for, or been particularly interested in, the things which have cost a lot of money. I think too many of us have the wrong idea about adding charm and attractiveness to the home place.

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Better Homes & Gardens January 1923 Magazine Article: Shaw's Garden in Old St. Louis

Pages: 4, 5, 6, 7, 29

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Shaw's Garden in Old St. Louis

Henry Shaw, a Retired Business Man, Produced This Great Garden

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Better Homes & Gardens January 1923 Magazine Article: Homes of Famous Americans

Pages: 8, 9, 41

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Homes of Famous Americans

I DIDN'T go down to Mt. Vernon by boat; I suppose that would have been more in keeping with the spirit of today-- to have gone in a great crowd, excursion-bent-- but I was thinking of other days, so far back in the dim past that they seemed almost like dream days. And so I went down the Alexandria road; past that old metropolis, down King's Highway to Mount Vernon.

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Better Homes & Gardens January 1923 Magazine Article: Planning the Backyard Fence

Pages: 10, 34

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Planning the Backyard Fence

OFTTIMES a rough old board fence will spoil the whole effect of a very pretty garden. We sometimes think there is no remedy for this deplorable condition; but there are dozens of ways of making over a fence of this kind, and some of them will cost only a certain outlay of brains and determination. In the first illustration is shown an example of a very ugly and unpromising fence, which perhaps is typical of hundreds scattered all over the land.

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Better Homes & Gardens January 1923 Magazine Article:

Pages: 11, 12

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"Thank God For a Garden"

THIS will be published sometime in mid-winter, I suppose, but it is now October, and last night I seated myself at my radio and put the ear phones on my ears and pushed the doojigger around until I was receiving entertainment from Station WJZ, which is at Newark, New Jersey. Sometimes, when I have been out in a strong wind and the breezes have been flapping my ears back and forth violently, my ears are tender and sore, and the snug clasp of my radio ear phones causes my ears to ache in the joints, but yesterday was a calm day and the only joints in my anatomy that did not ache were my ear joints.

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Better Homes & Gardens January 1923 Magazine Article: How to Neighbor with Winter Birds

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How to Neighbor with Winter Birds

A Feeding Station Will Bring Them to Your Door

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Better Homes & Gardens January 1923 Magazine Article: The Garden That Made Good

Pages: 14, 15, 45

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The Garden That Made Good

How Tremendous Difficulties Were Overcome and a Real Garden Won

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Better Homes & Gardens January 1923 Magazine Article: Making a Successful Breakfast Room

Pages: 16, 17

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Making a Successful Breakfast Room

Suggestions Which Will Aid You in Making This Room Attractive

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Better Homes & Gardens January 1923 Magazine Article: You Can Have Your Own Water Garden

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You Can Have Your Own Water Garden

Water Lilies Will Grow in Tubs If You Haven't a Water Garden

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Better Homes & Gardens January 1923 Magazine Article: Winter Work With Backyard Fruit

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Winter Work With Backyard Fruit

Give Your Trees Proper Attention In Good Season

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Better Homes & Gardens January 1923 Magazine Article: How to Grow Cucumbers Successfully

Pages: 20, 35

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How to Grow Cucumbers Successfully

You'll Have Cucumbers If You Follow Directions

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Better Homes & Gardens January 1923 Magazine Article: Arranging the Winter Bouquet

Page: 21

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Arranging the Winter Bouquet

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Better Homes & Gardens January 1923 Magazine Article: Growing Sturdy School Children

Pages: 22, 30

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Growing Sturdy School Children

An Expert Gives Advice On an Important Subject

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Better Homes & Gardens January 1923 Magazine Article: It Pays To Take Care of Your Floors

Page: 23

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It Pays To Take Care of Your Floors

Floors Suffer More Abuse Than Any Other Part of the House

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Better Homes & Gardens January 1923 Magazine Article: Old Ivy At Oxford

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Old Ivy At Oxford

The old ivy which for centuries has grown upon the walls of the college buildings at Oxford, England, has been gradually removed until there is very little of it left.

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Better Homes & Gardens January 1923 Magazine Article: Three Tiny Bungalows

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Three Tiny Bungalows

BUNGALOW "A"-- Here we are getting right down to first principles-- just two rooms, besides kitchenettte and bath. This is the sort of cottage one often sees built on the back of a house-lot in San Diego, or some other southern California city. Later on, when the purse and the family have grown, the owners will build a larger bungalow in the front of the lot, and rent out the cottage-- thus bringing in a tidy bit of income.

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Better Homes & Gardens January 1923 Magazine Article: Bird House and Lawn Ornament

Page: 27

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Bird House and Lawn Ornament

Perhaps nothing makes the grounds of one's home more delightful than the presence of different species of birds, and many people encourage the presence of feathered songsters by erecting for their use various kinds of houses in trees and in other elevated places.

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Better Homes & Gardens January 1923 Magazine Article: Petals Damp Off

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Petals Damp Off

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Better Homes & Gardens January 1923 Magazine Article: Linoleum For Floor Covering

Page: 29

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Linoleum For Floor Covering

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Better Homes & Gardens January 1923 Magazine Article: How to Be Better Looking

Page: 30

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How to Be Better Looking

Soft, Lustrous Hair Will Do Much Toward the Attainment of Beauty

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Better Homes & Gardens January 1923 Magazine Article: Lawns, Trees and Shrubs

Page: 31

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Lawns, Trees and Shrubs

Can grass seed be safely planted during the winter, or should I wait until spring? I have a fairly level lawn with an average stand. Some neighbors contend that I should wait until after the snow goes, and others say plant any time.

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Better Homes & Gardens January 1923 Magazine Article: Housing the Backyard Flock

Pages: 32, 33, 34

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Housing the Backyard Flock

MOST people would like to have a few hens in the back yard, especially when prices are high and eggs seem prohibitive, but there is always one thing that keeps a good many from carrying out the idea and that is a loathing to "clutter" up the back yard with a chicken house and yard.

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Better Homes & Gardens January 1923 Magazine Article: A Pioneer Pomologist

Page: 34

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A Pioneer Pomologist

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Better Homes & Gardens January 1923 Magazine Article: A Twin Tree

Page: 35

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A Twin Tree

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Better Homes & Gardens January 1923 Magazine Article: Bamboo Offers Many Possibilities

Pages: 36, 37

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Bamboo Offers Many Possibilities

Can Be Used a Thousand Different Ways

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Better Homes & Gardens January 1923 Magazine Article: Directions for Finishing Furniture

Page: 37

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Directions for Finishing Furniture

IN refinishing old furniture, first apply any good varnish remover. Allow it to remain until the varnish is softened. Remove with a scraper and wash with benzine; if the surface is rough, sandpaper or rub with pumice stone mixed with water. Using a clean brush free from dust, apply a coat of white lead stirring the contents of the can before using.

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Better Homes & Gardens January 1923 Magazine Article: Growing Seeds For Little Gardens

Pages: 38, 39

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Growing Seeds For Little Gardens

Where Your Flower Seeds Are Grown and How

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Better Homes & Gardens January 1923 Magazine Article: Begonias

Page: 39

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Begonias

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Better Homes & Gardens January 1923 Magazine Article: Garden Reminders

Page: 40

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Garden Reminders

Now is the time to look over the seed you stored in the fall to be sure that mice or weevils are not injuring it.

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Better Homes & Gardens January 1923 Magazine Article: Where Fruits Got Their Names

Page: 41

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Where Fruits Got Their Names

Did you ever wonder what connection a gooseberry plant had with a goose? Well, wonder no longer. The name "gooseberry" is a corruption of "gorseberry." The long thorns of the gooseberry plant are responsible for this name since they resemble an old country bush, the gorse.

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Better Homes & Gardens January 1923 Magazine Article: The Value of Vines

Page: 41

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The Value of Vines

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Better Homes & Gardens January 1923 Magazine Article: Mrs. Bohen's Shopping Suggestions

Page: 42

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Mrs. Bohen's Shopping Suggestions

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Better Homes & Gardens January 1923 Magazine Article: What Shall I Do?

Page: 43

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What Shall I Do?

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Better Homes & Gardens January 1923 Magazine Article: Writing the

Page: 43

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Writing the "Thank You" Letter

OCCASIONALLY some pessimistic person deplores the fact that writing "thank you" letters after Christmas grows burdensome; that they are sure to be remembered by the people they have forgotten and that they invariably remember those who have forgotten them.

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Better Homes & Gardens January 1923 Magazine Article: Useful Ideas for Home Craftsmen

Page: 44

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Useful Ideas for Home Craftsmen

IN getting an article from a medicine chest there is always danger of handling the wrong bottle, and as some of the medicines are poisonous they should be kept separate.

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Better Homes & Gardens January 1923 Magazine Article: Unique Housetop Bouquet

Page: 45

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Unique Housetop Bouquet

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Better Homes & Gardens January 1923 Magazine Article: A New Idea in Monograms

Page: 46

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A New Idea in Monograms

THIS month we are offering a novel thing in monograms; one of the most unusual and usable features that embroidery lovers could wish. The letters are so planned that any monogram desired may be worked out. There are two drawings of each letter: one that leads in toward the center from the right and one that leads in toward the center from the left.

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Better Homes & Gardens January 1923 Magazine Article: Buying White Goods

Page: 47

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Buying White Goods

JANUARY WHITE SALES" proclaim the flaring advertisements in daily papers and we wonder vaguely, "Let me see, have I enough sheets to last twelve months? I do need a new tablecloth; that tulip pattern cloth mother gave me when I got married is a wreck."

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Better Homes & Gardens January 1923 Magazine Article: Canton Crepe Fashions a Tied and Dyed Scarf

Page: 48

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Canton Crepe Fashions a Tied and Dyed Scarf

GRANDMOTHER didn't know "the half" of tied and dyed work. But then she didn't have Canton Crepe to make into a table scarf. Neither did she have gold tissue cloth to provide a lining and incidentally a background. An Italian Renaissance table was only a picture to her; and as for the polychrome base of the lamp-- Grandmother would have coveted that lamp, for its tints enhance the blue and emerald colors of the dyed crepe.

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Better Homes & Gardens January 1923 Magazine Article: Along the Garden Path

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Along the Garden Path

THE short article last month on Pai-sai, sometimes called "Chinese cabbage," has brought a number of letters from enthusiastic readers who have been growing this salad vegetable the past season in their gardens. Our readers are even more enthusiastic in their praise of Pai-sai than we were.

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