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A friend recently told me, "Your neighbor sure admires your green thumb.'" I've been hearing that for years as has every- one else who nurtures plants. Sometimes, I take it as a compliment. Usually, I don't think much about it at all. This time, as I looked over at my neighbor's barren yard, I thought about it. What is a green thumb? My mother had one. My grandmother did too, and so do my three sons. Is it inherited? Is it something you can learn? Is it secret knowledge? Maybe it's magic or just plain luck. Inherited? It is an advantage to grow into gardening naturally by working with your family. Still, I know many successful garden- ers who never grew anything until they were adults and some of them not until they were senior adults. Some great growers came from a long line of "black thumbs." The desire to garden will activate your "garden gene." Without desire no amount of gar- dening relatives will help. Can you learn to grow plants? You bet. Gardeners never stop learning. There is always some- thing new. A new species of plant. A more efficient way to do something. A new theory to try. A wealth of growing information is available in the form of books, gardening magazines, seminars, local nurseries and gardening clubs. 149900 Lets dad check the temperature at a glance Thermometer shows indoor and outdoor temps. Memory records high, low readings Desk or wall mount, reg 2199 #6]dO20 ! Add "AA" batlefy 9 99 33% OFF Easy-to-use 3-in-1 remote control Lets dad control the TV, VCR and cable with one remote! reg 1499. }5 !915 Add 2 "AAA" ballelies 3999 20% OFF Voice-activated pocket microcassette recorder Saves tape and shortens playback time. Great for personal reminders 0r meetings. Built-in mic. re(j. 4999, #14.1150 Add 2 "AA" batte,' o, adapte,,: AC #273-)662. 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Box 56, Pahrump, NV Sale prices good through 715197. Pices apply at paI,iopating RadioShack slopes and dealels. Items not aadabe al a pai,,l.pa:;m} soe can be spe(ia! olcmed {subiecI !o availability) al the adverlised ice A par!icipating sroe, will ofle a compalable value if the plodud is sold oul IndependenI RadioShack dealets and franchisees may no b patlopatmg m this ad el StOck el special order eey lem adveqised A garden club has a special resource, experienced gardeners. Gardeners, unlike cooks, do not keep their knowledge secret. Gardeners love nothing more than to talk about gardening. Ask a ques- tion, and you will hear as much or more than you wanted to know. Anywhere you see flowers, shrubs, vegetables and trees grow- ing happily, you will find an ex- perienced gardener. In most cases, the gardener will be delighted to give you his/her recipe for suc- cess. Last weekend, I stopped at a yard sale and got a tour of a mar- velous garden with tomatoes that need only to turn red to be ready to eat and peas so abundant pick- ing is a daily chore. I also got a few really helpful hints to im- prove my own garden. Garden se- crets are yours for the asking. Magic is the rewarding part of gar- dening. When the tiny seeds you planted and nurtured so carefully poke their little heads through the ground, it's magic. The magic continues as the seedling grows into a flowering;productive plant. It's magic when a plant that appears to be dead sprouts leaves in re- sponse to your encouraging care. Last year, I had magic Morning Glories. I said I really wished I had some morning glories like a neigh- bor has, big beautiful magenta blooms. One day in a mixed flower bed rich with Gladiolus, I saw several Morning Glories winding their way up the glad spires. Probably seeds from my neighbor's plants blown in by the wind or carried by birds. Definitely magic. Luck, I suppose, it's always a factor. In garden- ing, luck probably relates mostly to weather since we can't do much about it. I think desire that leads to reading the garden book or seed packet and subse- quently to picking up the shovel, hoe or trowel to start gardening is a much more critical factor than luck. Planting the seed, putting a plant in a pot, caring for a houseplant, paying attention to the plant in order to meet its needs is what creates a "green thumb." It takes thought, care, time and work to turn a thumb green. Anyone, who truly loves, plants enough to nurture them will have one. Barbara Damrosch, author of "The Garden Primer," said it best. She said, "A green thumb is a dirty thumb." Hill I III II " ] at0000rt00 WELI00ILLING LLC WII Drilling Complete submersible Pump & Water Tank System Installed Power Pedestal (200amp) Trenching for Power and- Installing Waterlines from Well to Home S_.eystems Includes: Pere. 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