May 9th - Regular
Meeting and Plant Sale
Collette Morton on "Preserving
Colorado Federation of
1556 Emerson, Denver, CO 80218
Time: Thursday, 7:00pm
Visitors and guests are
welcome to attend.
Bring your extra plants to the meeting for the
Spring Plant Sale.
Don‘t miss this wonderful
opportunity to get bargain-priced plants for your garden. Divide
your perennials, pot up seedlings and extra plants, collect seeds,
bag extra bulbs, glean surplus — all to make our plant sale event a
rich and rewarding experience. Come choose from a variety of plants
and anything/everything garden!
Everyone is welcome to shop, even if you don‘t have
plants to sell. You can buy plants at ridiculously low prices and
may discover something new to try. Don‘t miss out—see
Bring your plants at 6:00pm in
the courtyard behind the Garden Club building. Sales will occur from
Please try to label your plants with their common or botanical names
and put your name on them in case purchasers have questions.
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on Mile-Hi Rose Feed.
Rosarian Tips for April:
planting time continues up to the middle of the month. Mound
soil up around newly planted rose bushes or cover entire bush with
burlap or evergreen boughs to prevent dehydration. After two
weeks, wash soil away gently a little at a time to permit new growth
to become acclimated.
When deciding on a location make sure the site will
receive at least 6 hours of sun daily. The more sun the better. Know the mature
size of the rose. Plan for proper air circulation around the plant. Look at the
location; think about what shrubs, trees or other plantings that may compete
with the rose roots. Dig the hole a minimum of 14 inches deep by 18 inches in
diameter, the larger the hole the better. Amend soil with 1 part compost and 3
parts native soil.
Pruning can begin the second half of the month. Prune canes
back to green stems and an outward facing bud eye. Remove old
leaves, trash and other debris from your garden. When pruning,
always seal canes with cane sealer, Elmer's glue or colored finger
nail polish to prevent cane borer damage. Deep water as
For rose questions, contact a
Rosarian in your area.