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.
1. LANDSCAPE MANAGEMENT
Charlotte Kidd, M. Ed.
In The Garden Design,
Care & Workshops
NGA Mid-Atlantic Regional Editor
2. Aldo Leopold
“A thing is right when it tends to
preserve the integrity, stability,
and beauty of the biotic
It is wrong when it tends
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
4. Hottest Tip: “Be More Brutal
Than You Can Imagine. When
planting, remove all peat and
nursery soil then rough up the
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
5. Liz Ball’s Wildlife/Native Plant
What is reconciliation ecology?
8. ““A tree’s leaves may be ever so good,A tree’s leaves may be ever so good,
so may its bark, so may its wood;so may its bark, so may its wood;
But unless you put the right thing to its root,But unless you put the right thing to its root,
It never will show much flower or fruitIt never will show much flower or fruit.”.”
Robert FrostRobert Frost
9. 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
10. 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
11. European Beech
• Layering itself to produce progeny
• Ring of new trees around it
• Same genetic material in progeny as in veteran tree
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.
13. Turning & Amending Soil
best to blend amendments deeply into new beds.
14. Alfalfa Meal
15. Mushroom Soil
Slow-Release Mineral Fertilizer
16. Bring on the Leaves
17. Leaves and Shredded/Composted Leaves
18. Emptying compost bin
Compost to trash can
19. Fall Care
Leaves - Nature’s Food
Vacuum and shred.
Return shredded leaves
to bed as winter mulch.
20. 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.
21. Rose Care
What NOT to do -
22. 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
23. Alfalfa Fertilizer
• 4 cups alfalfa to 5 gals H2O
• Larger amount:
10-12 cups alfalfa meal to 32-gal H2O
• Apply lid.
• Steep 4, 5 days.
• Mix. Apply to soil around roses.
24. Good Rose Culture
25. 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
• Visit the Morris rose garden in spring,
summer, fall to see which roses have healthy
foliage, no or little black spot.
26. Good Rose Culture
Umbrel flowers pollen/
nectar for beneficials -
bronze fennel, yarrow,
dill “essentially eliminated
aphids. thrips, spider mites”
Sage, Heliotrop, Salvia,
Acanthus, Russian sage,
Morris rosarian, Mike
27. Thanks to
Kay Johns at email@example.com
Ky Bruce Mettler at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ann Lovejoy; Further Along the Garden Path, Organic
Garden Design School
Botany for Gardeners
Natural Garden Care -
Bug of the Week - http://raupplab.umd.edu/bugweek/