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Democrat and Chronicle from Rochester, New York · Page C6

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Saturday, October 24, 2015
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ROCHESTER PHILHARMONICORCHESTRA Je0Tyzik,conductor Yourfavoritemomentsfrom Frozen, TheLionKing,BeautyandtheBeast, andmore cometolifewithliveorchestra,singers,and big-screenvideo. TONIGHT OCT24 8PM KODAK HALLAT EASTMAN THEATRE MEDIA SPONSORS RPOPERFORMANCESAREMADEPOSSIBLEBYTHENEWYORK STATECOUNCILONTHEARTS,WITHTHESUPPORTOFGOVERNOR ANDREWCUOMOANDTHENEWYORKSTATELEGISLATURE. SEASON SPONSOR SERIES SPONSORS ©Disney LAST CHANCE! RPO.ORG | 454-2100 7:39.;!540:4$25;888)920593.4;.#)2#" -(+,"."'%*$*(#$&&& !1,1%-53'-$$*#+2* 45/!0231"6!) 4#(1/"1,&.*50&)53 0##/,2&.0+!,'#,%*&%1,%*&%)-'("%#$ -26+$&3.'/1*((,% Choosing the right kinds of flower bulbs to plant this fall is largely a matter of taste — bad taste. If you’re a gardener trying to defend against p lant predators, look for b ulbs that are noxious and u npalatable to foraging w ildlife. Members of the amaryllis family are the best long-term choice for predator control, particularly daffodils, snowdrops and snowflakes, said Christian Curless, a horticulturist with Color- blends, a wholesale bulb c ompany in Bridgeport, C onnecticut. All contain l ycorine, an alkaloid both repellent and toxic to animals. “It is incredibly bitter to the taste and, presumably, to the scent for deer and other fur-bearing animals that don’t have to taste these plants to know they’re off the menu,” Curless said. “These plants we label as ‘deer- and-rodent-proof’ because even a starving animal won’t eat them.” Plants described as p redator “resistant,” m eanwhile, are a toxic s tep down from those c alled predator “proof.” “The bulbs we classify as ‘resistant’ are, for reasons we often don’t understand, not preferred by deer or rodents or both,” Curless said. Bulbs in this category include allium, hyacinth, fritillaria and anemone. I n the case of rodents, i t can be harder to tell w hich bulbs will be resistant. “With rodents, you can plant bulbs and if they don’t come up, nobody knows what happened,” Curless said. Rodents like voles, moles and gophers a re undercover agents — digging furtively beneath the snow or soil. Deer are often considered gardeners’ Enemy No.1for the damage they do in vegetable patches, o rchards and flowerbeds, but there are many problem pests whose behavior differs by region. Those range from armadillos to rabbits. “In the Southwest, peccaries in herds can be significant garden pests, dangerous for dogs to tangle with,” said Neil Soderstrom of Wingdale, N.Y., author of “Deer-Resistant Landscaping: Proven Advice and Strategies for Outwitting Deer and 20 O ther Pesky Mammals” ( Rodale, 2008). “A 400- p ounder chased one of my F lorida friends as she passed slowly in her car.” Mice, squirrels and chipmunks also are active bulb predators, said Mark Bridgen, director of Cornell University’s Long Island Horticultural Research and Extension Center in Riverhead, N.Y. “ They dig up the bulbs t o eat, or for other reasons l ike easy digging to store acorn seeds,” Bridgen said. Chemical deterrents and frighteners are options for discouraging bulb burglars, but their success has been mixed. “Many are useful,” Curless said. “Try them. See how it goes. Beyond that, don’t stick with one. Deer are capable of becoming used to something that initially was unpopular with them. You run the r isk of having them des ensitized to it.” F ences 8 to 10 feet high a re good control devices, but are costly and can run afoul of local zoning laws. They also might lead to unintended consequences. “They may keep animals from your property, but that means shifting them over to somebody e lse’s,” Curless said. “And t hey’ll exclude not only d eer but other predators. If they can’t get in to eat voles, they can create an enclave for other (predator) animals on your property.” To discourage plant predators, choose bulbs that taste bad DEAN FOSDICK ASSOCIATED PRESS DEAN FOSDICK/AP Atree squirrel is a voracious plant predator, eating everything f rom apples to flower bulbs. styles in interiors and a few exteriors. In chef Alice Waters’ Berkeley, Calif., kitchen, f or instance, earthy green tiles surround a beast of a g as range, framing the copper pots and teakettle and providing a warm backdrop for a concrete counter. I n a small Tokyo home, h andmade tile from Fez, Morocco, set in a striking herringbone pattern in blue-and-white flooring, gives the feeling of rip- p ling water meandering p eacefully through the h ome. Elsewhere, tiles give spaces a clean and contemporary feel. A Heath design featuring cubes in gray-blues and reds adds d epth and character to a study wall, and in a garden in Sao Paulo, Brazil, graphic tiles with an undulating design in blue and white (designed by the Athos Bulcao Founda- t ion) add a fluid, modern- i st touch. Even in all-white rooms, varying types of tile bring a sense of timelessness and depth. “ The study of white tiles acts as a canvas for t he material’s qualities,” the authors write. The inherent variation in artisa- nal tile “creates an installation that feels warm, s oft and homey because of r eflected light, surface finish and texture,” as opposed to the antiseptic feeling of white tile in airport bathrooms or comm ercial kitchens. “ All white tile is not the s ame, and if you get that, you’ve come a long way,” explains Petravic. The book ends by explaining the process of tile making. It considers t he main types of ceramic tile: earthenware, porcelain and stoneware. There are also concrete tiles. The reader is taken through the process of forming, finishing, firing a nd, finally, installing t iles to maximum effect. MARIKO REED/TEN SPEED PRESS/AP Heath Ceramics and other small ceramics studios are leading a resurgence of tile in home design. An expanded range of colors, textures and patterns is available. Tile Continued from Page 3C

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