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Better Homes & Gardens May 1934 Magazine Article: Across the Editor's Desk

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Across the Editor's Desk

THIS month an army of men larger than the American Expeditionary Force, armed with spades, shovels, hoes, rakes, trowels, and other implements is out in the open, stirring the soil, raking and burning rubbish, making their home grounds more attractive.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1934 Magazine Article: The Diary of a Plain Dirt Gardener

Pages: 10, 86, 87

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The Diary of a Plain Dirt Gardener

The spring-propagating work has been long delayed by rain, but I just had to get some done. So I made a beginning today by first spading up a bed in the propagating part of the garden and mixing into the sou two loads of compost and one load of sand.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1934 Magazine Article: IT'S news TO ME!

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IT'S news TO ME!

"The trouble with your lawn?" said Alfred Hottes to Nick. "It's hungry! Do you ever feed your grass? Give the ground some plant food right now, about four pounds to a hundred square feet is the correct proportion.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1934 Magazine Article: There are Better Shrubs Than Spirea

Pages: 14, 94, 95

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There are Better Shrubs Than Spirea

LIKE some modern radio songs, beautiful tho they may be, the Vanhoutte Spirea has become far too common. Everybody for miles around has it growing in their yards, around their homes, in the foundation planting, as a hedge, or even as a specimen to break up the lawn areas.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1934 Magazine Article: Week-ends in the Open

Pages: 17, 18, 19, 56

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Week-ends in the Open

HAVE you ever caught the aroma of fresh cut pine logs as the axe bit deep, or felt the cut of pack straps as you walked thru pungent leafmold, or listened to the laugh of a loon on some mirrored mountain or pine forest lake, or owned a log cabin hidden in the spruce on some unfrequented stream?

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1934 Magazine Article: BESIDE THE NEW POOL

Pages: 20, 21

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BESIDE THE NEW POOL

THE last shovelful of concrete was poured. Even before I had washed my hands, I turned to the family and asked: "When do you think we can put in the fish? What shall we put the waterlilies in? Don't you think it would be fun to have a tropical variety?"

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1934 Magazine Article: Article

Pages: 21, 90, 91

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1934 Magazine Article: A Parade of Permanent Perennials

Pages: 24, 25, 88, 89

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A Parade of Permanent Perennials

HOW eagerly I look forward to spring, when everything in Nature is pulsating with new life, but my strongest desire is to keep the garden resplendent with color from spring until frost. Countless perennials are available from the catalogs, but I have found it possible to create pleasing pictures using only 10 kinds.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1934 Magazine Article: The Charm of a Cottage The Comfort of a Castle

Pages: 26, 27

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The Charm of a Cottage The Comfort of a Castle

ALMOST any one of us, when we think of an ideal gardened home, has visions of an attractive living-room and dining-room, a distinctive hallway, a smart, well-planned kitchen, two luxurious bathrooms, and several airy bedrooms.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1934 Magazine Article: The Cost to Build This Gardened Home

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The Cost to Build This Gardened Home

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1934 Magazine Article: Get Out Your Paints and Brushes

Pages: 28, 29, 80, 81

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Get Out Your Paints and Brushes

When my young friend Kathleen decided to throw financial discretion to the winds and marry her struggling young doctor, she knew just about as much about homemak- ing as might be expected of a girl who had held an interesting library position ever since leaving college in other words, very little.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1934 Magazine Article: Learning to Live in This New Day

Pages: 30, 92, 93

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Learning to Live in This New Day

FOR a child to develop happily and normally he needs to feel sure of his world, of the love of his parents for him, of the stability of his home, all child psychologists agree.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1934 Magazine Article: ANNUALS Fill the Gaps in the new Rock Garden

Pages: 31, 76, 77

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ANNUALS Fill the Gaps in the new Rock Garden

NEVER knew there was so much space in a rock garden. It surely takes a lot of plants to fill it. I find that I am an impractical optimist concerning the growing power of some of my rock plants-- each year certain cherished plants turn up their toes and some gaps are sure to appear.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1934 Magazine Article: Charlotte and I Recommend These Books

Pages: 32, 40

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Charlotte and I Recommend These Books

IT'S as hard to find a good girl's book as to come upon a patch of four- leaf clovers," say teachers and librarians morosely. But I'm coming to believe that the problem is rather made by us unimaginative adults who don't recognize a four-leaf clover when we see one.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1934 Magazine Article: May Reminds You What to Do in the Garden

Pages: 35, 66, 67, 68

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May Reminds You What to Do in the Garden

MAY is an inspiring month in the garden. We are thrilled with the way our plants respond to our care. I shall jot down some of the things I am doing; perhaps they will serve as reminders to you in this busy season.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1934 Magazine Article: The Bobbie Burns COMMUNITY PLAYHOUSE

Pages: 36, 69, 70, 71

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The Bobbie Burns COMMUNITY PLAYHOUSE

NOT very long ago, but a few short years in fact, a New York businessman stood at the door of his New Jersey suburban home in deep thought. He had once hoped to be an artist, but Fate had stepped in with a negative shake of her head.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1934 Magazine Article: School-End Parties

Pages: 38, 64, 65

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School-End Parties

IT'S boys first this time, girls-- all because Dick had intimated that girls always "got the best of everything first."

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1934 Magazine Article: I Save Some Things Seven Long Years

Pages: 42, 96, 97

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I Save Some Things Seven Long Years

WHEN I was a little girl, my grandmother used to tell me, "We learn things by sad experience," and I have never forgotten it.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1934 Magazine Article: Under the Kitchen Sink

Pages: 46, 78, 79

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Under the Kitchen Sink

UNDER and around your kitchen sink, if it is situated like Mrs. Zehner's and mine used to be, is some of the most valuable space in your home. With a little careful planning we made at small cost these additions under and around ours, and you can, too:

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1934 Magazine Article: Miss Stegner Counsels on Ovens

Pages: 48, 82, 83

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Miss Stegner Counsels on Ovens

BEFORE I acquired my oven with a thermostatic temperature control I used a portable thermometer in the oven to obtain, as nearly as possible, a slow, moderate, or hot oven-- but how the temperature did vary during the baking process.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1934 Magazine Article: Metal Beds Up to Date

Page: 50

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Metal Beds Up to Date

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1934 Magazine Article: Exploring Enchanted Galleries

Pages: 52, 84, 85

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Exploring Enchanted Galleries

MAGIC is in the air! Why? 'Tis May, the month of Flora, goddess of flowers. Pan is playing his most enchanting tune. Excitement reigns among the Junior Garden Club Aces of The Green Triangle Chapter, for this is the month in which they are going to bring back to Queen Flora a part of her lost kingdom.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1934 Magazine Article: Just a Neighborhood AFFAIR but it was fun to plan our flower show

Pages: 54, 61, 62

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Just a Neighborhood AFFAIR but it was fun to plan our flower show

"HEY, Jimmie, gonna' take your birdhouse to the flower show, Saturday?"

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1934 Magazine Article: COMING in the JUNE

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COMING in the JUNE

Another wonderful issue is being prepared. There will be an abundance of fascinating articles, timely reminders, and helpful information on homemaking.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1934 Magazine Article: Article

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1934 Magazine Article: How to decorate your Piano Top

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How to decorate your Piano Top

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1934 Magazine Article: New Homemaking Books We Recommend

Page: 90

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New Homemaking Books We Recommend

WHOLE chapters are devoted to uses for left-over egg whites and egg yolks in Coral B. Smith's new book New Dishes From Left-Overs, (published by Frederick A. Stokes Company, price $1.50). Left-over prune juice goes into jelly. The book is inspirational in that it gives a lot of other ideas about what to do with left-overs.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1934 Magazine Article: Article

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1934 Magazine Article: Mothers! JOIN THIS Baby-Health Service

Pages: 98, 99

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Mothers! JOIN THIS Baby-Health Service

ARE you expecting a baby at your home? If you are, you will want the Better Homes & Gardens Bahy-Health Service. You will want us to send the prenatal part of this service--Course No. I-- to you at once. Then, after your baby arrives, we will mail you Course No. II, which comprises detailed letters of expert advice about his care, sent to you at regular intervals, for a period of two years.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1934 Magazine Article: Along the Garden Path

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Along the Garden Path

THE year was about 1806. Ohio was still a wilderness. A few lake and river towns had been established, but most of the broad plains and hillsides were still covered with native forests. A few hardy pioneers had pushed inland and established homes away from the centers of population. There were few means of communication except by boat, horse, or foot.

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