JULY GARDEN REMINDERS: Now's the time to. . .
Adjust your mower to a height of 2 inches to give lawn a better chance to withstand hot weather. Make the last planting of gladiolus bulbs for late-fall bloom. Spray glads weekly with malathion or DDT to control thrips.Read Article
The diary of a Plain dirt gardener
July 1 "Are those lilies still in bloom?" asked Maggie at breakfast. "I never did cut any."Read Article
NEW HOPE in the war against CANCER
Medical science is closing in on cancer. A look at the best and newest reports from researchers makes that clear.Read Article
Just what is a good house?
There are picturesque and dream-drenched definitions of a good house. But better, there are actual houses that are definitions in themselves-- like Five Star Home No. 2407.Read Article
What's happened to Independence Day?
What was Washington's army like? I could not have seen it. But I can quote someone who did. The year was 1924, the Fourth of July, and the little old lady sitting with me on the porch of her home in Emporia, Kansas, was my grandmother, then in her middle 90's, and living largely in her past, rather than with us in the comfortable Coolidge administration.Read Article
Our house is the way we live
When we took our housing ideas to Van Evera Bailey, it was no hit-or-miss matter. We had spent months studying houses and searching for the architect who could do justice to our land, high in the western hills, 1,000 feet above Portland, Oregon.Read Article
Mighty proud, this workshop
The little cubbyhole back of the furnace turned out not to be big enough... an old story with many a handyman. As need after need called for adding more and more tools, Charles Alft, handyman in Palatine, Illinois, began exploring his basement for larger shop quarters.Read Article
The West nobody knows
All the wild beauty and romantic past of the West is not confined to national parks and famous tourist attractions. Every year, thousands of travelers whiz by on main highways, missing some of the best by only a few miles.Read Article
Protein plan for weight watchersRead Article
Meat's your best bet
It offers you best-quality protein in liberal amounts, as well as B vitamins, iron, and other minerals, to boot.Read Article
How to add space to a small houseRead Article
Here's a houseful of built-in ideasRead Article
From the wreckage, safer cars!
Why are the occupants of two cars involved in an accident at 40 miles per hour-- or less-- crippled or killed, while people traveling at twice that speed often survive the crash? Is it fate or luck?Read Article
Here's how you fasten metals togetherRead Article
Keep an eye on your dogRead Article
Weeds in your lawn?Read Article
Garden tips for vacationersRead Article
Have you heard the Latest Garden News?
A new use for that potent weed killer, 2,4,5-T, has been discovered by the University of California's Davis Research Station.Read Article
THE MAN NEXT DOOR
Wish I could find that book on child psychology that says it's wrong to bring up anything unpleasant at bedtime. I want to find out whether that includes those limburger-and-onion sandwiches my kids sneak upstairs in their pajama pockets.Read Article