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20 Thursday, May 22, 1997 Pahrump Valley Gazette WELI00ILLING LLC Complete Site Improvements Packages Available Well Drilling Complete submersible Pump &amp; Water Tank System Installed Power Pedestal (200amp) Trenching for Power and Installing Waterlines from Well to Home $..ptic Systems Includes: Perc. Test Construction Permit Occupancy Permit Pads Mobile Home Garage Driveways Lot Cleared [ i::: [iii!:i::i!!'!i'ii::ii::i: ili :. :iii!i::ii?:!i!?: i:::: T:iii ! :!ilii ii!iiiiil : " ::::::>2:::::::::../" \\; ================================== ................. ::, ....: ............. , : .. ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: i iiiiiiiiii!iiii!iiiiiiiiiiiii!iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!iii!iiiiiii!i!iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiJiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!iiiiiiiii!i!ii!iiiiiiiiiii!iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii Tall (to 36 in.) spikes in hues of pink, fuchsia, lavender, yellow, white, red and orange, Snapdragons lend vertical interest at the back of the flower bed. The medium size (12 to 20 in.) makes a colorful filler tbr the center of the bed. The new miniatures (6 to 8 in. and bushy) add interest to the front edges of a flower bed, are a pleasing surprise in rock gardens and bloom happily in pots. The versatile Snapdragon is great in bouquets. The more you cut, the more it grows. And grow it does: spring, summer, fall and most of the winter flowering in all seasons. The nurseries have bedding plants now. You can plant in spite of the heat, just be sure to keep the plants moist. Slow, deep watering, as always, is best. Try not to water overhead as this spreads rust spores, and rust is about the only disease that threatens the dragons. Snapdragons planted last fall or earlier in the year are already blooming prolifically. If planted in the fall early enough to set blooms before frost, the dragons will bloom most of the, or in protected locations all, winter. They are undaunted by our summer heat, no surprise since we usually associate dragons with fire. They take advantage of the kinder weather in spring and fall to really show offwith all the colors has five lobes divided into unequal upper and lower jaws (hooded and lobed). A slight squeeze on the sides of the flower will snap the jaws open creating the Snapdragon. A great flower. A challenge to human ingenuity. Hybridizers have created some appealing new strains, but in the process a number of Snapdragons lost their "snap." Some of the newer varieties have double flowers, bell-shaped or penstemon- shaped flowers and even double bell-shaped or azalea-flowered blossoms. These "Snaplessdragons" are available in the same dwarf to tall sizes as original Snapdragons and have the same winning characteristics. The dragons like fertile, slightly alkaline soil. A well composted bed will provide a good home. They need regular feeding and deadheading to produce continuous flowers. Deadheading can be accomplished most happily by simply cutting the flowers for indoor displays. You may want to let some "go to seed" to produce new plants. Snapdragons are social and mix well with other flowers. Delphiniums, Daylillies and Iris make good verticle companions. The dragon adds colorful pizazz to any group of flowers and can be used liberally throughout your mixed beds. Drifts of dragons make a stunning statement on their Lic# 17562A & 17563A ~ 727-5435 5Ol S. Boul Rd. p,O. Box 56, Pahrump, NV of the spectrum from fiery to I ART wants to cool, all except blue. Children love to make the I b dragons snap. Each individual YOUR flower, of the many on the tall Mechanic stalk, no thought from you. [ GRAND OPENING SPECIAL awwr-_.m,.':-=-..,___,_----'----" jr ,,-" "=__--_ ,_,"_--'__" '5 Off Change .... Reg. $12.95 810.95 ,sruumyuwr ,,ap t,omluemru ]?none m | d [ Tune ups ..... Fro $29.95 I| ...... | A/C Serva e From $18 95 book or n wspaper ad an "C fJet  oli any service . " .... ..1| t., 011 . or $,.,o for both ,I Car Battenes ....... sa.ov$.24"9S  <Q __ . 553-2626 i in n nunnn ranD i Bran n i mR am d Io I  AA'A.o pr 1 i  I  4Savoy.Vl-S q ellogg g_ I  Hrs. 8:30a.m.-5p.m. and8p.m-10p.m A.S.geertifiea| lr June 30 199'7 Sat. by appt. ---- own. Many books and catalogs list the perennial Snapdragons as annuals. In our desert climate, given reasonable care, they are perennial. The dragons are a welcome spring surprise when they burst into bloom for a second or third year with little or Pinch the young plants back at about four inches to increase the number of flowering stems. Keep the family vigorous with the addition of new plants and seeds. Feed and water frequently, and you'll be rewarded with continuous color, in your garden and home. Relax and enjoy your flower for all seasons. VALLEY ROCK & SAND 727-1490 . "4 00im00mer $.izzlin00, $l00eeial Memorial Weekend 10! olm i $11[$! Open 7D00ys 8tatae00 Rachel Court. south 00anse ..East of Vieki A t