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9E--Sept. 3, 1972 Sunday Gazette-Mail . *· V!r«M»__ How Does Your Garden Grow? Rollyson Rates Rose Royalty Anne Their Howard son is a GEORGE R. ROLLYSON Getting Ready For Rose Show By A n IIP Howard G a r d e n Editor George R. Rollyson of 5102 Washington Avenue in the Kanawha City section of Charleston is our honored rose authority this week. Rollyson's wife roses to her husband and tends to her knitting--literally. "He does i t " all." she said. "It's his cup of tea. He loves to grow roses, and I love to knit " Actually, the Rollysons are a busy family, tennis enthusiast and Mrs. Rollyson says the hou.'e is full of trophies--rose and tennis. Rollyson is a native of Sutton, coming to Charleston after graduating from West Virginia Wesleyan. He is a 25-year em- ploye of Columbia Gas and has won "all sorts of ribbons and trophies" in Charleston and Huntington rose shows, including both the King and Queen of the show three times in the Charleston "members-only'' competition. In addition, "he has served as treasurer and first vice president of the local society. .Airs. Rollyson's mother was responsible for Holly-son's interest in roses. She gave him four rose hushes for his birthday about 15 years ago and according to his wife he "went wild from there on." At the present time he has about 73 bushes. "He spends all his time with his roses," Mrs. Roliyson said. "He comes home from work and goes out into the garden, coming in only long enough to eat and then back out again. Right now he's getting ready for the show in October." The "show" she means is the Charleston Rose Society's annual rose show to be held in the capitol rotunda Oct. 7-8. If you want to know more about rose shows and how to fill a shelf or two yourself with trophies, read George Rollyson's column today on the subject. We guarantee you'll find it interesting and helpful. If your rose bushes are as straggly as ours are, we suggest you clip Rollyson's column and save it for next year. Who knows, maybe you'll be King of the Show and write a guest column yourself on how you did it! YOU MIGHT CALL Jean (Mrs. Cyrus) Baker a window box organic gardener. Well, who's to say you have to have a 20-acre field to be a true-blue organic gardener? Mrs. Baker plants by the signs and does she get results ! You ought to drive past her Kenna Homes (South Charleston) apartment some day and see what I mean. Her apartment is the one covered with cucumbers. Cyrus Baker strung up some strings. And Jean planted some Burpee cucumber seeds. Before they were through there were cucumber vines growing up to the second floor, shading the window of the Baker's apartment. And in among the vines there were cucumbers--dozens of them. Some 11 inches long, and still growing. When Jean Baker plants cucumbers, she means it! ROY ULLL'AI of" 113 Garnet Dr., Dunbar, has a Christ in the Manger plant that's bloom- ing its head c f f . A free .show every night. Refreshments? MR. AM) MISS. JOSKPII CKITT, 1511 Smith Rd., have a strawberry patch t h a t doesn't know when to quit. They were out there picking a second crop on Aug. "22. Well, maybe not a crop, but enough for a couple of strawberry shortcakes. TIIKI!I"S A L A D Y in the v i c i n i t y of Hampton Road who has some really b e a u t i f u l impatiens plants. She says she read here t h a i these lovely p l a n t s like shade, so she got some from Sladler's Greenhouse in Nitro and set them out in a shady bed with some begonias. She says they really do prow well in shade and she plans to set out some more next spring. "They're easy to start from slips," she said, "and easy to move." She added t h a t she feeds hers occasionally, but never uses a hoe. "They don't need much care," she said. Hers are salmon pink, red, and variegated with white. AM) LKT MK tell you about the Kessel gourds. Mr. and Mrs. T. R. Kessel live on Bills Creek in Teays Valley. And they have a dip- IKT gourd vine that has taken over the place. It started out as a mere seed planted beside the cellar door. Right now it's gone over the roof of the garage, it's climbed inio a peach tree, and it even found a crack and went into the garage. There are gourds growing on t h a t vine t h a t have reached 282 inches long and still are growing. There are seven hanging in the peach tree. There may be some on the garage roof! "It's just taken over the place." Mrs. Kessell said. "We estimate the vines are about 35 or 40 feet long." The Kessells have other things growing for them in addition to gourds. They've been selling produce out of their garden all summer and still have corn and tomatoes, with pickling corn coming in. But about these gourds. They're called dipper gourds and are long and slim w i t h a bulb-like end. "The old t i m e r s used lo make dippers out of them,' 1 Mrs. Kessell said. "You can f i n i s h them." sh? added. "Just clean them off with a scratch pad and put on varnish." The long "handle" Is green and the bulb has white specks and stripes. "They're just beautiful," she said. Decker-]anez Vows Exchanged How To Enter (and Win) Show ( 7 t h In, A Ro.ie.sJ Series On By George R. Rollyson If you grow roses and have not entered them in a rose show you are missing a lot of fun. If you would like to try it the following tips should help you win blue ribbons, since growing good roses is one thing and taking prizes with them is quite another. .*- We should start the preparation for exhibiting roses weeks before the show. Your roses should be fertilized by the first of August or no later than the middle of August if you want good roses in September and early October. This is the last time I feed my roses in order that my bushes will harden and new growth will not develop and be winter killed. Of course, we must grow roses that are capable of producing exhibition type bloom. These roses should have good substance, a high center and open in a circular outline. Ten roses which have these Characteristics and were top winners in rose shows for the year 1971 were: First Prize. Royal Highness, Peace. Garden Party, Swarthmore, Mister Lincoln. Pascal!, Tropicana, Chrysler Imperial, and Tiffany. x * * IN PREPARING for a fall show in Charleston, one should start pruning about 35 to 42 days before the show. Prune some stems somewhat higher than others, since this will increase your odds at having roses for the show. Roses like Peace and Chrysler Imperial take longer to bloom, while roses like Eclipse ajnd Garden Party with fewer petals take a shorter time to bloom. Of course the weather plays a big factor in when our roses will bloom but we should also know the blooming habits of our roses in order to show them. AH roses do not open their petals the same way. Some varieties open fast, others slow, and seme must not be cut until they are about half open or they will not complete their development. However, all roses should be shown at their most perfect stage of beauty which is usually one half to three fourths open. In selecting a c * n e to cut hack for a specimen bloom. I like to find one about the size of a pencil and cut the cane back perhaps eight to 10 inches just above a good strong bud eye at a five leaflet leaf. However, if I feel that a particular bush cannot spare that much wood, I settle for a somewhat smaller cane and hope for the best results in producing a specimen bloom. Disbudding is a must for hybrid teas or they will be disqualified at the rose show. Disbudding, of course, is the removal of side buds that develop on most of our hybrid teas. This should be done at the earliest stage of development in order that all the strength goes to the one bud and recent disbudding is not visible to the judges. Your rose will not be disqualified for recent disbudding, but it will be penalized and could miss winning a blue ribbon. I Guests Visit in City (Continued from Page 8E) dling were Mrs. Ruth Spradling of Mobile, Ala., Mr. and Mrs. H. D. Turnes and Mr. and Mrs. Earl Turnes of Beckley, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Dunlap of St. Louis, Mo,, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Kleiman of Cincinnati, Ohio and Mr. and Mrs. Rich Price of Marietta, Ohio. E. M. Ashworth, F. C. Randolph, Mrs. Bessie Stewart, Mrs. Alta L. Sloan, Mrs. Bernice Rowland, Robert C. Sloan, Miss Georgia McBreyer, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Bower, W. H. Wayman and Mrs. Esther Richardson have returned from Jackson's Mill where they attended a workshop of the Kanawha County Association of Retired School Employees. KRANKIE RAY* Coulter of Sheppard AFB, Tex. is visit- ing his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lanty Kay Coulter of Belle. The Coulter family held a picnic Saturday and will attend a Coulter family reunion in Summersville today. Attending the wedding on Saturday of Deborah Faan Townsend and David Kirk were Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Hughes of Elon College, N.C., Mr. and Mrs. William L. Adams of Greensboro, N.C., Mr. and Mrs. Paul R. Owings of Owings, S.C., Mrs. L. E. Crowson of Moorefield and Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Kirk of Radcliff, Ky. How Can I? Q. How caa I prevent tarnish on some of my gold-plated costume jewelry? A. By giving it a coat of colorless fingernail polish. Women Elect Officers New officers of the Pallas Athenian Society are Mrs. E. E. Flanagan, president; Mrs. K. E. Johnson, vice president; Mrs. P. D. Willarrt, secretary and treasurer, and Mrs. S. A. Frazier, historian. The first meeting of the season will be at 10 a.m. Sept. 7 at the hone of Mrs. Virgii Adams oT Valentine Circle, Nitro. use an injector blade which is quick and easy. Continue to watch your plants after you have made your cuttings just above a good strong bud eye. A dormant bud eye may develop at the leaf below it which you will want to pinch off. You want all the strength to go to the one eye. Also, two growths may develop from the one eye and you will want to pinch out the weaker one. AS YOUR new growth develops it is very necessary to keep the foliage healthy, vigorous and free of insects. About 10 days before the show if we have not had recent rainfall, 1 soak my entire rose bed so my roses will be in the best possible condition until show time. Quite often just before a show stormy weather appears wr we have 9(1 degree temperature causing promising roses to fade, ball or just open too fast. This is where some form of protection is necessary. I use o'd umbrellas placed" on stakes. These work very well for protection from the sun and moderate rains, but in stormy weather the rain blows under the umbrellas and they are not too satisfactory. A few years ago I ordered some rose cones from a firm in England, advertised in the American Rose Magazine. These have worked quite well for me. You place them on stakes and they slide up and down and you may fasten them at any desired height. One of the last steps in preparing for a rose show--and most important--is the cutting of your bloom. About three or four days before the show I start looking for a fairly straight stem about 18 inches long with lots of foliage that will be about right at show time. This is where you should know every detail about your rose: How long will it refrigerate before losing its substance? How far will it open between now and show time? How far should it open between now and show time? These factors all have to be taken into consideration when cutting your roses. It's always a good idea to test a new rose before showing it because quite often you will be fooled. Some authorities say to cut your roses between 4 and 5 p. m. as that is when the sugar content is highest in the stem and they will keep longer. This is fine if your rose is ready to be cut at that time, but most of them are not ready then so my advice is cut them when they are ready --morning, noon or night. ! LIKE to clean my rose leaves on the bush if possible. However, this is not always possible so I take a pail of cold water with me to the garden and place the r o s e s immediately into the water after cutting them. Then take them to the basement or some cool place to clean (he foliage. T like to use a cotton cloth or old nylon hose to clean the foliage with as it gives it a nice shine. It is important to remember that good clean foliage counts when a rose is being judged. T have an old refrigerator which I keep in the basement just for my roses and I do not allow anything to go in it but roses at show time. The temperature should be somewhere between 3-1 and :18 degrees. I like to keep mine at 35 degrees. At this temperature hi? sure your roses do not touch the coils or sides of the refrigerator as they are colder than the temperature shows and if the roses are allowed to touch them, they will damage your bloom and foliage. I use florist paper around the container I have my roses in to make sure they won't touch the side of the refrigerator. In transporting my roses to the local shows, I place them in a pail of cold water and take them in the car with the windows up in order that the wind will not blow the bloom open. For longer distances I have a freezer that I use. The Charleston Rose Society will hold its annual rose show in the rotunda of the State Capitol October 7 and 8. It will be open to the public and if you would like to enter your roses and are not sure how to do so, there will he qualified rosarians there glad to assist you. (Note: The Charleslon Rose Society welcorrtes visitors and- or new members. The group meets the first Thursday of each month (except July'at 8 p. m. in the Charleston Federal Savings and Loan Assn. building, Kf20 Kanawha Blvd. E.. Charleston.) 1''oung Took a Kiddins U Remember the s t o r y here last week on the vegetable garden grown by some of the residents of the Villager Apartments in St. Albans? Well, Mrs. Pearl Milam took a ribbing over that story. We reported that she would be celebrating her 80th birthday Aug. 31. In the first place, she isn't 80 years old, by a long shot. In the second place. Pearl is one of the youngest residents in the project. Not only that, she has a job -- two days a week as a waitress in Young's Restaurant in the Gateway Shopping Center in St. Albans. And she drives her own car, too. The 80th birthday party wasn't for her, it was for Mrs. Velma McCallister, who turned 80 on Thursday and was given a party in the community room of the center. Good sport that she is, Pearl got herself a cane and called on some of her neighbors, pretending to be at leasl 100 years old She took quite a kidding from friends and co-workers and we apologize again. It was a matter of semantics. We were told J t h a t Mrs. Milam had · p l a n t e d some tomato plants for a neighbor. "She'll be 80 years old on. the :lst," we were told. The "she" was the neighbor, not Mrs. Milam. And we wonder why the ! United Nations has so '· much trouble communicating! Garage Sale Set Saturday Members of the Colonial Club of South Charleston and have a gargae sale beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday at 2932 Macon St., South Charleston. Proceeds will be used for the club's charitable projects. WHITE S U L P H U R SPRINGS-St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church here w : as the setting Saturday morning for the marriage of'.Miss Maria Eduarda Janez and William Edward Decker. The Rev. .lohn J. O'Reilly performed the nuptial mass. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Santiago Janez of White Sulphur Springs and parents of the bridegroom are Mr. and Mrs. Carl Paxton Decker of Buchanan, Va. Mrs. John Arbogast was organist and soloist and the bride was given in marriage by her father. She wore a long gown of imported bridal satin with the bodice and sleeves decorated in hand-sewn Alencon lace ap- pliques and seed pearls. The A-line skirt cascaded into a flowing chapel train accented at the waist with a matching bow. A crown of pearls held' her elbow-length veil of illusion and her flowers were white cymbidium o r c h i d s , pompons and lily of the valley accented by hand-sewn rosette streamers presented upon her graduation by a Sister of the Visitation Convent in Parkersburg. * * * ATTENDANTS W E R E Mrs. Clyde Bowling of White Sulphur Springs, matron of honor; and Mrs. Michael Mc- Kecver. Richmond, Va.: and Mrs. James Janez of Callaghan, Va., bridesmaids. Hope Schaeffer of Cincinnati, Ohio, was the flowergirl. Michael John McKeever of Richmond was best man and ushers were Clyde Bowling, White Sulphur Springs; and James Janez, Moundsville. .lames Bowling and Timothy Bowling were ringbearers. A reception was held at Kate's Mountain Lodge, after which the couple left for a motor trip to The Homestead in Hot Springs, Va. They will reside in White Sulphur Springs. THE BRIDE is a graduate of De Dales Heights Academy man by the Creative Construction and Development Corp. of Roanoke. The bride was honored with showers given hy Mrs. Stephen King. Mrs. Richard Gunnoe and Mrs. Clyde Rowling and by the ninth grade girls at White Sulphur Junior High School. MRS. \V. E. DECKER . . . f o r m e r Maria Janez in Parkersburg and has a B. S. degree from Concord College where she was a member ot Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority, the Newman Club and the Concordian staff. She received her master's degree in English education from West Virginia University in Morgantown. She is employed by Greenbrier County Schools. 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