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Bryan Yard Selected
The Holden Beach Beautification Club has awarded a poinsettia to
Judy and Rick Bryan of 1302 Ocean Boulevard West for their holi
day yard decorations. Judy Bryan is pictured. Second place was
awarded to Gloria and Boh Jones of 288A Brunswick Avenue
West. Phyllis and Ormond Noah of 556 Ocean Boulevard He. 9/
were selected for third place.
Get That Holiday Feeling All Year
Plants make the season festive.
The holiday season is a time
when everyone makes a special ef
fort to decorate and utilize plant ma
terial for decorating the home. Holly
decks the halls, poinsettias splash
their brilliant red blossoms in living
rooms, pine boughs and bright rib
bons garnish doors, and fruit and
boxwood foliage arrangements set
off the table for holiday feasts.
Christmas without plants just would
not be the same.
Plants can give you that Christ
mas feeling year around. Living
plants give an otherwise sterile, cold
office or room animation that con
veys warmth and life.
Most plants sold for indoor use
will thrive in the same living condi
tions which people prefer provided a
few basic requirements are met.
Large indoor plants need to be care
fully selected to fit the environment
in which they will be grown. Large
foliage plants need space that re
ceives moderate to high natural or
Most indoor foliage plants will
thrive with three to five hours of di
rect sunlight or six to eight hours of
indirect or artificial light. Remem
ber, sun exposure changes with the
One of the most popular and com
monly used large indoor foliage
plants is the genus Ficus. Most folks
know this group of plants as the or
namental or tropical figs. The
Benjamin weeping fig and the India
rubber tree are two members of this
diverse group of plants.
The Benjamin weeping fig pro
duces 2- to 3-inch glossy leaves and
a beautiful smooth gray-brown bark.
This species is a rapid grower when
care is taken to provide optimum
light, water and nutrients. 1 have a
12-year-old, 8-foot tall specimen in
my living room that is gradually tak
ing over the house.
The India rubber tree produces
large (10- to 14-inch), dark green,
glossy leaves and looks very differ
ent from its cousin the weeping fig.
This species provides an instant fo
cal point in a large room and is less
prone to leaf drop than the weeping
Other large indoor foliage plant
favorites include the dieffenbachia,
dracenas, jade plant, palm (dozens
of species suitable for indoor use),
split leaf philodendron, aralias and
Camellias and gardenias can also
be grown indoors but require greater
finesse and attention to detail to pro
duce healthy vigorous plants.
The "Big Killer" of indoor foliage
plants is improper soil-water rela
tionships that are often directly
linked to poor container design and
unsuitable growth media.
Use only containers with drainage
holes. More foliage plants are killed
by leaving plant roots in water for
long periods than all disease and in
sect problems put together.
Use a well-drained, light-weight,
high organic matter potting soil.
Perlite or styrofoam granules can be
substituted for sand to improve the
drainage and reduce the weight of
the final mixture.
Avoid the use of native or bagged
topsoil in house plant containers.
Topsoil is heavy, poorly drained in
pots, and will often lead to the early
demise of your foliage plant.
You can make your own potting
soil by mixing equal amounts of
peat moss and perlite or vermiculite.
Add six tablespoons of ground dolo
mitic limestone, eight tablespoons of
5-10-5, and one cup of water per
bushel of the soil mixture. Stir and
knead the mixture with your fingers
until all ingredients are mixed to
Temperature and humidity of
most indoor environments are suit
able. However, temperatures below
45 degrees Fahrenheit (F) will per
manently injure many foliage plants.
High temperatures (over 85F) cou
pled with low humidity can also
cause leaf tip burn or other prob
lems. Be sure to avoid placing plants
too close to heat vents or other heat
Good environmental conditions,
proper nutrition and watering, and
regular pruning will keep most in
door plants healthy.
Curing disease or insect problems
with a weak indoor plant is expen
sive and often futile.
Make your indoor environment
more festive this coming year with
Season's greeting all year.. .Happy
Send your gardening questions or
comments to The Plant Doctor, P.O.
Box 109, Bolivia, N.C. 28422.
James V. Mulholland m.d.
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?The Only Board Certified Pediatrician
In Brunswick County
Shallotte Professional Plaza
4428 Main Street ? Shallotte
C199J THE BRUNSWICK BEACON
"A. Decision You Can Be Proud Of"
Staff members of the Cardinal Care Center
attended a gala Christmas party for Aaron
Enterprises, Inc. held December 1 7 at the Hyatt
Regency Hotel in Greenville, SC.
Master of Ceremonies, George Bond, began
the festivities with the welcome and
introduction of guests. Throughout the evening,
names were drawn for door prizes with the
grand prize being a $500 gift certificate.
The highlight of the evening was the
presentation to the Employee of the Year from
each Aaron Enterprises facility presented by
their respective administrator. President David
H. Mattnews also awarded an employee from
each facility the Aaron Enterprises President's
Award for distinguished service. Both recipients
received a $100 cash bonus.
Gordon Griffin received the Employee of the Year award and Mrs. Linda Chappell received the
Aaron Enterprises Presidents Award, both from Cardinal Care Center.
Other staff members attending the Christmas party were Mrs. Nancy Leary, administrator and
husband, Bobby, Mrs. Jerri Evans, Mrs. Robin Mercer and Ms. Darlcnc rutch.
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C1 993 THE BRUNSWICK BEACON
Area Parents Announce Recent Births
Freeman and Glenda White of
Winnabow have announced the birth
of a daughter. Shannon Elizabeth
White, at 11:09 p.m. Dec. 1 at Cape
Fear Memorial Hospital.
She weighed 8 pounds, 8 ounces
and was 20 inches long.
Grandparents are the late Tinsel
Maggard and Juanita Maggard of
Bolivia, and Chester and Flordia
White of Kentucky.
Jaquinn Beathea and Kirnbcr'y
McNeill of Shallotte have announced
the birth of a son, Jalmar Beathea.
He arrived at The Brunswick
Hospital at 8:43 a.m. Dec. 7, weigh
ing 8 pounds, 2 ounces, and measur
ing 19.5 inches.
He joins a brother, Jaquinn Bet
His maternal grandparents are
Clara and David McNeil of Shal
lotte. Louise Bellamy of Supply is
Michael and A.J. McCullough of
Holden Beach have announced the
birth of a son. Mason David Mc
Born Dec. 2 at 6:23 p.m. at New
Hanover Regional Medical Center,
Wilmington, he weighed 8 pounds, 5
ounces, and was 21.5 inches long.
He joins a sister, Mackenzie Dow
Grandparents are Gerald and
Marilyn McCullough of Norman,
Okla., and Jerry and Patricia O'Neal
?f Kansas City, Mo.
Danny and Natasha Robinson of
Supply have announced the birth of
a son. Aaron Boyd Robinson, Dec.
10 at Cape Fear Memorial Hospital,
Born at 4:28 p.m., Aaron weighed
8 pounds, 13 ownres and was 20 1/2
Paternal grandparents are Phillip
and Delorise Robinson of Supply.
Maternal grandparents are Danny
and Judy Gore of Shallotte.
Maternal great-grandparents are
Tom and Virginia Gore of Shallotte
and Meta Hawes of Nakina. Paternal
great-grandparents are Tom and
Evelyn Whitmire of Supply and
Effie Robinson of Supply.
Amanda Gore of Supply in the
Alan and Sue Chase of Sunset
Beach have announced the birth of a
son, Thomas John Chase, Nov. 20 at
Grand Strand General Hospital,
Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Born at 5:45 p.m.. he weighed 5
pounds, 15.5 ounces, and was 18.5
inches long. He joins a brother,
Maternal grandparents are Tony
and Ellen Poye of Shallotte. Paternal
grandparents are Judy Chase of
Cincinnati, Ohio, and Alan Chase,
also of Cincinnati.
Great-grandparents are Justine
Poye of Pittsburgh, Pa., Nadine Car
ney and Sarah Chase of Cincinnati.
Greg and Melissa Caison of Ash
have announced the birth of a son,
Edwin Caison, born at 5:40 a.m.
Dec. 13 at Columbus County Hosp
He weighed 5 pounds, 1 1 ounces
and was 19 inches long.
Maternal grandparents are Elon
and Gail King of Ash. Paternal
grandparents are Gene Allen and
Judy Caison of Supply.
Charles and Dana Beaty of Long
Beach have announced the birth of a
son, Michael Robert Beaty, Dec. 13
at 7:56 p.m. in The Brunswick
The 7-pound, 5-ounce boy joins a
Grandparents are Kathleen Beaty
of Milford, Conn., Tony Puglio of
Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Joanne
Puglio of Newtown, Conn.
Josephine Semon of Bridgeport,
Conn., is his great-grandmother.
Corey Joseph Gore and Trisha
Deanne Davis of Supply are the par
ents of a boy, Corey Tyrique Gore,
born Dec. 16 at 11:28 a.m. in The
He weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces,
and was 20 inches long. He joins a
sibling. Trystean Davis.
Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs.
Anthony Harper of Longwood, Mr.
and Mrs. William Gore of Southport
and Mr. and Mrs. Eunice Davis of
Great-grandparents are Annie S.
Brown of Longwood and Walker C.
Frink of Trenton, N.J.
Malcolm and Debra Caison of
Supply have announced the birth of
their second child, Adam Joshua
Born Wednesday, Dec. 15, at 7:56
a.m. in New Hanover Regional
Medical Center, Wilmington, he
weighed 8 pounds, 5 ounces. He
joins a brother, Christopher Earl, 7.
Maternal grandparents are Joan
Gilbert of Shallotte Point and
Charles Arnold of Florida. Paternal
grandparents are Mr. and Mrs.
Henderson Caison Sr. of Supply.
Robert and Angela Davis of
Bolivia have announced the birth of
a son, Robert Jacob Davis.
He weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces,
and was 20.5 inches on arrival at
The Brunswick Hospital Dec. 16 at
Robert joins a sister, Lauryn
Grandparents are Larry and Jane
Faulk of Bolivia and Rosalyn and
Thomas King, also of Bolivia.
Great-grandparents are Willie and
Betty Clemmons of Bolivia, Mr. and
Mrs. Robert Maultsby, also of
Bolivia, and Norwood Faulk of
Melony Inman of Ocean Isle
Beach has announced the birth of
her first child, a son, Rhyan Inman.
Arriving at 8:24 p.m. Dec. 14 at
The Brunswick Hospital, he
weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces, and
was 21 inches long.
Grandparents are Rick and
Harriet Holley of Ocean Isle Beach.
Great-grandparents are Vertilee
Bennett of Calabash and Pearl
Holley of Georgetown, S.C.
Jeremy Inman is Rhyan's father.
Sharman Galloway of the Snow
field community, Leland. has an
nounced the birth of a daughter.
She was born Dec. 16 at 2:54
p.m. in The Brunswick Hospital.
SaJara weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces,
and was 19 inches long.
She joins two siblings, Sarai and
Grandparents are Alorda P. Rand
olph of Winnabow and Patricia Gal
loway of Southport.
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In honor of the holidays, we will
be closed Dec. 24 and will
re-open Dec. 27.
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lies in a
this year, full
May you have
Best Wishes &
Matty thanks from the staff...
Robert E. Hassler, MD, PA
Complete Gynecological and Obstetrical Services
#16 Medical Center Dr., Supply ? 754-9166 (new patients welcome)