Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association


October, 2003
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Traditional Japanese Pruning Techniques Workshop
Learn traditional techniques of Japanese pruning at a hands-on workshop at 1 p.m. on October 19th at Shofuso Japanese House and Garden in Philadelphia. Tools will be provided, and the fee is $10 for members, $15 for nonmembers. Shofuso Japanese House and Garden (The Pine Breeze Villa) is located on the grounds of the Horticulture Center in West Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, near the intersection of Belmont Avenue and Montgomery Drive. For information, call (215) 878-5097, or visit:

Web Finds

Fertilizing, Pruning and Winterizing Roses
Fertilizing, Pruning and Winterizing Roses is an article from Ohio State University Extension that includes detailed instructions and diagrams on how to winterize and protect roses in colder climates. It also includes year-round care instructions for the different types of roses. How to prune and when to prune depend on the type of rose you have, so read carefully. Finally, a three-step fertilizer program is described, with the third application recommended in either late fall or very early spring.


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