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  • Select disease-resistant varieties Select ??? Cultivars Incorporate perennials that attract beneficial insects Go to the Morris rose garden in spring, summer, fall to see which roses have health foliage, no or little black spot.

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  • 1. LANDSCAPE MANAGEMENT FALL 2010 Charlotte Kidd, M. Ed. In The Garden Design, Care & Workshops [email_address] 267-255-5284 NGA Mid-Atlantic Regional Editor www.garden.org
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  • 3. Aldo Leopold “ A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability, and beauty of the biotic community. It is wrong when it tends otherwise.”
  • 4. Northview Jenny Rose Carey’s Garden Field Trip Jenny has raised beds because Keeps plant crown above grade and the freeze/thaw that kills plants. Drainage. Sunset garden by Elizabeth Green consists of River gravel, mulch, native soil with a bit of extra soil to make mounds
  • 5. Hottest Tip: “Be More Brutal Than You Can Imagine. When planting, remove all peat and nursery soil then rough up the roots.” Moss Garden Care? Spray sulphur couple times year. Why does she keep old tree stumps and edge with wood pieces? 85 bird species involved in process of decaying tree; enjoys natural process of fungi
  • 6. Liz Ball’s Wildlife/Native Plant Garden, Springfield What is reconciliation ecology? Redesigning human habitats to accomodate other species
  • 7. Bloomfield Farm 11/8 Louise Clarke, Bloomfield Farm Section Leader *Bloomfield Farm Monthly Maintenance Plan * Pruning Formative Pruning - Amelanchier Thinning – When? http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/a/amecan/amecan1.html
  • 8. Branch Bark Collar Water Sprouts Suckers
  • 9. “ A tree’s leaves may be ever so good, so may its bark, so may its wood; But unless you put the right thing to its root, It never will show much flower or fruit .” Robert Frost
  • 10. Morris Arboretum Veteran Tree Care
    • Jason Lubar, Director of Urban Forestry
    • Regenerative Pruning “We’re a Tree Museum.”
    • Turn back the clock by pruning, propping, cultural practices
  • 11. Cambium Column- Phoenix Tree (Cherry) Three Stages of Tree’s Life (Energy Budget) Young (1-15 yrs - growth); Sexually Mature (20 yrs – growth, reproduction (produces fruit), defense; Mature (300-400 yrs) Overmature – tree gets smaller, consolidates resources and energy Scarlet x Red Oak - Heading Cuts to Trigger Interior Canopy Growth
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    • European Beech
    • Layering itself to produce progeny
    • Ring of new trees around it
    • Same genetic material in progeny as in veteran tree
  • 13. 11/10 http://www.ubcbotanicalgarden.org/potd/2010/11/polygonatum_biflorum.php http:// www.plantdelights.com / Monthly Maintenance Plan – MSWord & Excel Job Description – 5 or more details Employee-Wanted Ad for the above Here is the U Mass Soil Test website.  It requires downloading a pdf document and following the directions.  They are quick and reliable.  I use ziplock bags, labelled, and padded shipping envelopes.  Soil samples must be dry when sent. http://www.umass.edu/plsoils/soiltest/services1.htm
  • 14. Turning & Amending Soil . BEFORE PLANTING, best to blend amendments deeply into new beds.
  • 15. Alfalfa Meal
  • 16. Mushroom Soil Slow-Release Mineral Fertilizer
  • 17. Bring on the Leaves
  • 18. Leaves and Shredded/Composted Leaves
  • 19. Emptying compost bin Compost to trash can to garden
  • 20. Fall Care Leaves - Nature’s Food Factories Recycle them!!! Vacuum and shred. Return shredded leaves to bed as winter mulch.
  • 21. Remove leaves from plant crowns and bases. Rake and pile them descreetly to use in spring - over a potential weed patch Or pile them on a new bed you’ll be turning in spring. Fall Care
  • 22. Rose Care What NOT to do - Shade Crowding, fencing, hedges Poor air circulation
  • 23. Good Rose Culture
    • Six hours or more sun
    • pH 6.5
    • Good air circulation
    • Double dig soil to aerate and improve drainage. Add compost/aged manure
    • Plant 3-4, 4-5 ft apart
    • Water at base, 1 inch week
    • Monitor
    • Mulch
  • 24. Alfalfa Fertilizer
    • 4 cups alfalfa to 5 gals H 2 O
    • Larger amount: 10-12 cups alfalfa meal to 32-gal H 2 O
    • Apply lid.
    • Steep 4, 5 days.
    • Mix. Apply to soil around roses.
  • 25. Good Rose Culture Old Rose cultivars Apothecaries French rose ( Rosa gallica )
  • 26. Good Rose Culture
    • Select disease-resistant varieties and cultivars: Explorer ‘Champlain’, Meidiland, Romantica ‘KnockOut’, ‘Lady Elsie May,’ ‘Mary Rose’, ‘Fourth of July’…
    • Incorporate perennials that attract beneficial insects
    • Visit the Morris rose garden in spring, summer, fall to see which roses have healthy foliage, no or little black spot.
  • 27. Good Rose Culture Perennial Partners Umbrel flowers pollen/ nectar for beneficials - bronze fennel, yarrow, dill “essentially eliminated aphids. thrips, spider mites” Aesthetically - Sage, Heliotrop , Salvia, Acanthus , Russian sage, Nepeta Morris rosarian, Mike Tuszynski
  • 28. Thanks to Technical assistance: Jonah Adels Kay Johns at ppperennials@wildblue.net Drawings: Ky Bruce Mettler at [email_address]
  • 29. Resources Ann Lovejoy; Further Along the Garden Path, Organic Garden Design School Botany for Gardeners Natural Garden Care - http://www.naturallandscapes.org/content/naturalgarden/naturalgarden.htm Bug of the Week - http://raupplab.umd.edu/bugweek/