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' V T T"Vt ' v"t "T "V T 1 C-6 ' 7 Gardening THE CINCINNATI ENQUIRER Friday, October II, 1991 FALL GARDENING Tips prepare roses for winter AARS picks its '92 winners Before mulching sometime in November after killing freezes have cooled the soil fallen leaves and leaves still on bushes should be removed. If black spot was a problem, use dusting sulphur on the soil around the bushes. (Buy the sulphur now because many garden stores will store it over winter so they can display other merchandise.) Recent issues of The American Rose have recommended using an anti-transpirant such as Wilt-Pruf , Forever Green or Cloud Cover on rose canes before winter hits. This protective coating lets canes breathe but prevents them from drying out. Drying under winter winds and sun can kill canes. The anti-transpirant, or anti-desiccant, will not harm bushes, and if it can prevent some winter damage, it's worth the effort. October's The American Rose suggests cheap insulation for tree roses and climbing roses can be made from Fiberglas raft or duct insulation. Wrap roses loosely from top to bottom, foil-side out. Then tie loosely in place. This is easier than the usual recommendations for winter protection burying the entire tree rose and pulling all climbing canes to soil level and burying them. Pride 'n' Joy also has famous and handsome parents: Prominent and Chattem Centennial, two of the finest miniature roses. Pride 'n' Joy is orange, but the reverse side of the petals are yellow, a handsome combination. It has a round, compact bush that can grow to 3 feet tall. It also was hybridized by Warriner. All three are said to have a slight perfume, which I was unable to detect. And all were bred for disease resistance and should be readily available at area garden stores next spring or from mail-order sources. If you're thinking about picking up one of the AARS roses, first evaluate the rose bushes you have. If any were decidedly unsatisfactory, pull them out Favorite rose varieties triple treat for growers BY PEGGY LANE The Cincinnati Enquirer Even with a too-wet spring, a too-hot summer that started too early, and a drought the rest of the growing season, All That Jazz, an All-America Rose Selection (AARS) for 1992, looks like a sure-fire winner. In fact, all three 1992 AARS bushes, sampled by garden writers this year, should be good choices for Tristate gardens. AARS is a non-profit organization of U.S. rose producers and introducers who test new rose varieties to determine which, if any, they should recommend to the public. Here are the selections for 1992: All That Jazz only has 12 to 13 petals, but its bloom is a stunning coral-salmon blend centered with clear yellow stamens. The almost single blooms (a single row of petals) look great against its glossy, dark green leaves. This is a shrub that can grow to 5 feet and just about as wide. It was hybridized by Jerry Twomey of DeVor Nurseries Inc. Brigadoon is a bicolor, a coral pink rose, lighter at the base of the petals and a reverse that's almost cream. Petal count is 25 to 30, and blooms are a fine hybrid tea shape. Leaves are deep green and large. One of its parents is Pristine a favorite, with an American Rose Society rating of nine, the highest of any rose which should bode well for Brigadoon. It was hybridized by William A. Warriner before he retired from the Jackson and Perkins Co. in Medford, Ore. Hi ljJ H0y JJAr this fall, put them through the shredder and put them on the compost. Then, next spring when the 1992 AARS bushes are available, you're ready to plant. The roses you plan to keep need little else right now except water. But you should start collecting soil, mulch, compost, leaves or whatever else you plan to use as a cover over winter. Leaves are the easiest and cheapest winter mulch. They pack down very little and don't seem to cause any disease problems. Make a circle of chicken wire around the bushes. Or, if roses are in one bed, circle the entire bed with chicken wire and fill it in with leaves. Some gardeners mound soil around the plants to just over the bud union before heaping leaves on the plants. Others, however, don't bother and report success. Other options: Fiberglas mesh holders around each plant or rose cones. Cones, however, generally mean bushes have to be cut quite extensively. Cones should have holes bored in them for air circulation to prevent mildew. In addition, rose cones need some kind of weight placed on them to keep from blowing off in winter. :all Clearance Sale Garden-variety antiques grow on you Peggy Lane Down to earth Fall's the perfect time to plant and save. Beautify your landscape for less with our incredible discounts on trees, shrubs, evergreens and more! Examples of Your Savings: Plants Reg. Now Burning Bush $26?5 $16?9 Juniper Broadmoor 26?5 129 Juniper Blue Chip 26?5 12? Juniper Sea Green 26?5 129 Juniper Gold Coast 26?5 129 All B&B Shade Trees 50 off White Pine 9?5 5P Pyracantha 9?5 4?9 Juniper Broadmoor 9?5 4?9 Juniper Sea Green 9?5 4?9 Mums 3?9 2?9 Ornamental Cabbage 2?9 1?9 All Perennials 20-60 off Antiques and gardens go well together. For instance, many gardeners enjoy the "antique" or old roses that date to before 1867, when the first hybrid tea was bred. Similarly, some of the older apples and pears are coming back into vogue, and many of the older varieties of vegetables are popular once again usually because they taste better. So it comes as no surprise that the Cincinnati Antiques Festival is bringing in Peter Hatch, director of the gardens and grounds at Monticello, to speak. Monticello, the estate of Thomas Jefferson just outside Charlottesville, Va., has been undergoing a gradual revitalization the past few years. Gardeners, landscapers and historians have studied Jefferson's writings, sketches and foundations of his gardens. Some of those same plants are now being grown at Monticello for sale to visitors. Hatch has been heavily involved in the restoration working on Monticello's vegetable garden, fruit garden, vineyard and orchard and in the conception and development of the Thomas Jefferson Center for Historic Plants. He will speak at a 12:30 p.m. music, Adams County Liberty Band and Adams County Cloggers. The free fair will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Lewis Mountain Herbs & Everlastings, 2345 Ohio 247, Manchester, Adams County. 1-549-2484. ' CACTUS POINTERS: If you're interested in growing something more exotic than the usual house-plant, it may be time to learn about cactuses. There are many kinds that grow well in the average house. There are even several that are hardy enough to stay outdoors in Tristate winters. Cactus forms are quite varied, and most of their flowers beautiful. If you want to get to know and grow this family of plants, the people who grow them at Garrett Greenhouses in Bellbrook, Ohio, will be here this weekend giving free seminars. The seminars will be at Delhi Flower & Garden Centers: 11 a.m. Saturday at the Delhi Store, 5222 Delhi Road. 1 p.m. Sunday at the Spring-dale store, 135 Northland Boulevard. Reservations required; call the Delhi store, 451-5222, or the Springdale store, 771-7117. luncheon Oct. 20 at Corbett Tower. The lunch will be prepared by The Chafer, based on recipes from Monticello. Cost is $25. Reservations required. Call 321-1468 soon. Admission to the festival is $6. Hours are 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Oct. 18, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 19-20. Festival proceeds benefit the Convalescent Hospital for Children of Children's Hospital Medical Center. HERB THYME: An Olde Thyme Herb Fair will be Saturday and Sunday at Lewis Mountain Herbs & Everlastings in Adams County. The two days of summer harvests will include more than 30 booths from herb clubs and craft specialists, herb-related antiques, Amish crafts and foods, food booths, pig roast by Monroe Township Fire Department Auxiliary, Peach Mountain Boys bluegrass S wmm a mm x .! COUPON OE3E7 u d 5 Free Tulips Garden calendar D Bring in this coupon for 5 FREE mixed tulips. No purchase necessary. Limit 1 coupon per family, per visit. Valid 1011-1013. n qqqI)! 1 . COUPON S 10 Off Bulbs Save 10 on your total bulb purchase with this coupon. Limit 1 coupon per family, per visit. Valid 1011-1013. n QQp pQ & if the Great Lakes) for talk and slide show on how to identify animal tracks. 4-5:30 p.m. Free. The Nature Co., Kenwood Towne Centre, 7875 Montgomery Road. 793-4999. SUNDAY Super seeds Learn from a Hamilton County Park District naturalist about seeds, how they are produced and dispersed. Family seed scavenger hunt. 2 p.m. Free. Meet at Oakleaf Trail, Miami Whitewater Forest, West Road, Harrison Township. 521-7275. WEDNESDAY Tree identification Learn to identify trees with Chuck Schramm, horticulturist for the Cincinnati Park Board. $5 members of Civic Garden Center, $7 non-members. 1 p.m. Meet at Mount Airy Arboretum, 5083 Colerain Ave. Registration: 221-0981. Herbs for home & office Part of brown-bag lunch series, presented by Mary Ellen Pesek. Take lunch or buy it at the concession stand. Free. Noon. Krohn Conservatory patio, Eden Park Drive. 352-4071. OCT. 18 Ikebana display Traditional Ikebana display (Japanese flower arrangements) using African flowers and symbols. Free but donations welcome. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 18-20, Krohn Conservatory, Eden Park Drive. 352-4090. Sex and survival in rain forests Learn from zoo horticulturist Rob Halpern how plants compete for pollinators, hire animal security forces and more in the rain forest. Free to members, $3 non-members. 7 p.m. Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, 3400 Vine St., Avondale. Registration: 559-7715. Decorated basket Take wicker basket, add dried flowers, bird and bow for a beautiful centerpiece. 10 a.m. $10. The Old Greenhouse, 1415 Devils Backbone Road, Delhi. Indian dancing, food and more. Profits buy trees for Cincinnati parks. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mount Airy Forest, Oak Ridge Lodge, 5083 Colerain Ave. 561-7541, 352-4080. Plant extractions NKU's John Theiret talks about how plants provide fibers for human use. 10 a.m.-noon. Free. Civic Garden Center of Greater Cincinnati, 2715 Reading Road, Mount Auburn. Registration: 221-0981. Volunteer gardening day Join zoo horticulturists for weeding, planting, mulching and more. 9:30 a.m.-noon. Free with zoo admission. Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Center, 3400 Vine St., Avondale. 559-7715. OCT. 20 Fall color and natural history Cincinnati Park Board naturalists lead bus tour, focusing on Cincinnati's geologic and environmental history while enjoying fall foliage. Brown-bag lunch or buy one at the concession stand at Krohn Conservatory. 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. $8. Prepaid registration required by today: Cincinnati Park Board, 950 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati 45202. 352-4080. Walking tour Autumn walking, including state champion trees, floral displays, picturesque lakes and wildlife. Led by Spring Grove horticulturist Matt Vehr. 1:30 p.m. Free. Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum, 4521 Spring Grove Ave., Winton Place. 681-6680. Tree hike Join a Hamilton County Park District naturalist for a hike that focuses on tree identification. 3 p.m. Free. Meet at Oakleal Trail, Miami Whitewater Forest, West Road, Harrison Township. 521-7275. NOTE: A motor vehicle permit ($3 a year, $1 a day) is required to enter a Hamilton County Park. SATURDAY Wreath workshop Add dried flowers and more to a 12-inch grape-vine wreath. $20 for materials. 10 a.m. The Old Greenhouse, 1415 Devils Backbone Road, Delhi. Registration: 941-0337. Leaf collecting Cincinnati Park Board horticulturists present a family event on leaf collecting, workshop, tour and demonstration. 10-11:30 a.m. Free. Mount Airy Arboretum, 5083 Colerain Ave. 541-8176. Fall centerpiece Design workshop using silk flowers and foliage, by Susy Spence of Delhi's staff. $20 for materials. Delhi Flower & Garden Centers. 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday at 135 Northland Blvd., Springdale. 1 and 3 p.m. Sunday, 5222 Delhi Road, Delhi. Registration: 771-7117, 451-5222. Mushroom madness Join a Hamilton County Park District naturalist in search of fungi. 2 p.m. Free. Meet at Badlands Trail, Miami Whitewater Forest, West Road, Harrison Township. 521-7275. Bulb seminar Dolf Beelen of Beelen Bulb Co. in Holland tells how to design, plant and grow bulb garden. Free. 10 a.m.-noon. White Oak Garden Center, 3579 Blue Rock Road. Registration: 385-3313. Fall bird walk Join a Hamilton County Park District naturalist and watch for fall migrants. Free. 8 a.m. Meet at Seasongood Nature Center, Woodland Mound Park, Old Kellogg Avenue, Anderson Township. 521-7275. Decomposers Join a Hamilton County Park District naturalist for a hike in search of organisms that turn leaves into soil. 2 p.m. Free. Meet at Seasongood Nature Center, Woodland Mound Park, Old Kellogg Avenue, Anderson Township. 521-7275. Colors of autumn Horticulturist Rob Halpern leads search for fall color in trees, shrubs and perennials. 10 a.m.-noon. $5 members, $6 non-members, plus zoo admission. Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, 3400 Vine St., Avondale. Registration: 579-7715. Animal tracks Join local author Chris Stall Animal Tracks of Fall Mulch Special $-(00 OFF I (Reg. price) Any Bag of Mulch No Limit. 1011-1013 only. 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