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Caring for the Rose, in Prescott

Below is the handout from Emily Lane’s presentation on roses on April 27th to our club. It discusses planting, watering, fertilizing, and pruning describing in detail what to do, and when . It’s a vital reference source for anyone attempting roses in Prescott AZ.

Caring for Roses – U of AZ Extension Program

Phyllis Jiacalone will present a program on Caring For Roses on Wednesday 24 Feb 2021. She will cover types of roses, fertilizers, dealing with pests, pruning, and safety. helped care for the 9000 roses at Mesa Community College Rose Garden starting in 2002. She has Consulting Rosarian credentials from American Rose Society. Since 2013 she …

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Mulches Compared

Yavapai County Extension Service reiterates the benefits of mulch and compares various mulch media for flammability and several other qualities.

Early Spring Garden Prep

Laurin Pause of the Arizona Master Gardener’s Speakers’ Group gave the  club with a very informative presentation on preparing the garden for success in spring.  Major topics included: Pruning Trees & Shrubs Preparing Soil Setting Up the Veggie Garden Pruning takeaways:  Prune dormant plants Careful with conifers: they grow  from tips outward Don’t shear. Thin. …

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Make Your Own Ollas

Olla means pot in Spanish. Irrigation using unglazed clay pots started thousands of years ago perhaps in China. The Spanish brought the idea to the Southwest. Today gardeners in Pakistan, Iran, India and South America also use pots for irrigation. In all these areas, consistent access to water  improves plant growth and increases yield from …

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