Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona on April 16, 1961 · Page 75
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Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona · Page 75

Phoenix, Arizona
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Sunday, April 16, 1961
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A 5 ? pn » .. _ , ~——•- I.Wt^MMWUMBMBMMIV fi' 4 (<l'ltf> *.<-<' 1 JUST GROWED—Mr. and Mrs. Lester Fineef 4318 N. 16th Dr., didn't give these sweet peas any special care—they just growed, like Topsy. Phoenix Rose Society's Third Show Scheduled in Mr* H J fM "i • • Phoenix, Sunday, April 16, iflfii fhe Arizona Republic E- "And the Day Shall Blossom Like. A Rose" is the theme of the Phoenix Rose Society's third annual rose show. Mrs. James 0. Long and Mrs. Edward Stepanlan arc cochairmen for Uic show, to be held next Sunday at the Valley Garden Center, 1809 N. 15th Ave. OFFICIALS of the American Rose Society will be among judges of the local show and will present trophies and awards. The judges will Include: Fred W. Walters, L:i Canada, Calif., past president of the national society, and Mrs. Walters; three directors - at large of the ARS, Mrs. Fred S. Glaes, Reading, Pa.; Mrs. Edward 0. Winegar, New York City; and Mrs. Claude 1,. Shields, Salt Lake City; and C. L. McMullen, Flossmoor, 111. A special class, "Arizona Rose Groups," will'be included in this year's show. It will feature roses grown by mem- Lawns Vex Europeans : f ";•" By EARL ARONSON AP Ncwsfeuturcs Crabgrass, the expert says, Is no problem in Europe. But cheer up, it is no easier to raise a fine lawn there than in this country, says Ben 0. Halling, a native-of Denmark, who now operates out of Minneapolis. WE HAVEN'T had a chance yet to ask how come crabgrass hasn't got a foothold in England and other Western European countries but we did hear there was something just as pesky .called Yorkshire fog. It sounds more like a blight on the lawn than a fog, and Halling congratulates us for having escaped it. Yorkshire fog. Hailing explains, Is very difficult to eliminate. It develops short stems and spreads rapidly. The only solution, it appears, is to rip up the afflicted patch and start over again. Western Europe has many American (or un-Americnn) weeds, including buttercups, daisies, dandelions, chlckweed, rag- wort, ribwort, clover, star weeds and plantains. ON THE WHOLE, Hailing reports, turf maintenance is on a much lower plane than in this ^country. Less labor, fertilizer and general equipment are used and much less research has been done than In this country. Other observations were; In England, home owners are reluctant to try new methods of upkeep, to experiment with new species and strains of grass and to devise better control of turf pests. Most of the scientific work is devoted to finer turf for golf and bowling greens. IN WESTERN Europe the bent and fescue grasses are most popular but land owners are being advised to emphasize more the smooth stock meadow grass which we call Kentucky blue grass. bors of tho Mesa Rose Society, Phoenix Junior Rose Society, Phoenix Rose Society, Rose Garden Club, Rose Society of Tucson and Sun City Rose Society. ARIZONA, in addition to now having six rose societies, also has six ARS apprentice judges, who will judge next Sunday's show, to gain credits for their ARS accredited . rose judges' certificates. They are: Mrs. Earl McGinty and Mrs. Ernest A. Negri, Phoenix; R. E. Love and L. R. Thompson, Mesa; William Peterson and Dr. R. B. Streets, Tucson. New roses are being flown in from California by hybridizers and commercial rose growing firms. This will be the first presentation of these new roses in Phoenix. Mrs. Arthur Wasserman, chairman of special staging effects and tea-table decor, will use one of 1 the new rose introductions in tea-table arranging. THE SHOW competition is open to all interested. Entries will be received from 7 to 10 a.m. next Sunday. Show schedules can be obtained at the Valley Garden Center, or 5y phoning Mrs. Dan. Thompson, BR 6-6463. The show will be open to the public without charge, from 2:30 to !) p.m. Trophies and awards will be presented at 8. Special talks on rose culture, designed to help beginning rosarians, newcomers to this area and experienced rose growers, will be held at 3 and at 7 p.m. The nationarbTficials who will be here for the show plan to arrive in time to attend meetings of the Sun City Rose So- cie'ty tomorrow; Phoenix Rose Society on Tuesday; and Rose Society of Tucson on 'Wednesday. They will also plan for the American Rose Society convention, to be held in Phoenix in October, 1954. Garden Club Plans Show Mesa garden clubs arts having their 20th annual flower show Thursday In Rendezvous Park. This is one of the biggest and finest flower shows given in Ari* zona. Gardeners are invited to show their flowers. Entry time is Wednesday evening from 7:30 to 9 p.m. anc| Thursday morning from 8 to 10 a.m. The show is open to the public Thursday from ? to 9 p.m. Mrs. R. E. 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