Doylestown Intelligencer in Doylestown, Pennsylvania
29 Sep 1989

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29 Sep 1989

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Intelligencer (Newspaper) - September 29, 1989, Doylestown, Pennsylvania It , chrysanthemums Lead autumn s Parade of colors everyone knows Chrysanthe mums own the fall and for Good reason. Their Bright colors fill our homesteads like no other fall Flowers just at the time when autumn bursts with a fury of neighbourhood activity. Since mums take to transplant ing easily even when in Bloom you Ilia us uric co a Huluc pleasure with no added expense and Little extra Effort you can pull off this trick by displaying your Flower Power indoors or out and then replanting them out in the Sarden for More Vears even though the Chrysanthe mum breeders have brought us Many varietal differences m Flower types the culture remains about the same the onh differ ence i could find was that some of the red and Maroon colors tend to Bloom later in the season Garden growers have it easy mums Only ask for a sunny spot Well drained and with moderate but steady fertilizer and a few is that and they give you a dazzling show Garden growers have a weak Ness their sunny site May be less than front stage for Public viewing so up and into pots they go you know the usual mom and pop arrangements embracing the front door. Those without mums can join the crowd easily by paying a visit to a Garden Center or by watch ing for local growers who Adver Tise dig your own at very reasonable prices. Look for plants Start ing to open their buds with enough of a hint of flowering to Tell you the color. No matter How your mums get potted watch out they d sooner Wilt than anything. The advice is to water when the soil surface is dry and that can happen frequently. Field grown from local sources. These Field mums with their Large Root mass tend to be potted into Large and heavy pots. Being conditioned to outdoors they fare Well by simply being placed where you want them outside. Whatever kind of mum you have shoot for a sunny spot while they re in Bloom. If you in tend to discard them after Blooming four weeks or More Don t bother to fertilize As they have sufficient nutrients to finish Blooming. For a second life out in the Gar Den give m a weak solution of soluble fertilizer such As a 20-20-20 mix. Ralph Gaudio from the a boys in Marlton said to me you can t let them die in the pot and expect them to revive next Spring in the those Garden grown and Field easier and last much longer. Longest flowering and Best grow ing conditions Are when tempera Tures Are less than 68 degrees. You can cheat a Little by moving them to a warmer but Shower spot for a few hours when your Mother in Law visits. Although not As common this time of year you never know when a shipment might come up from Florida or Down from Canada to your supermarket. Those Little four inches Are better choices for indoor displays. Ernesta Ballard former Penn need a watch for Low night temperatures. When a Frost threat ens bring them into your garage or use a protective covering such As remay the White spun bonded material used to cover Garden soil. Some mums May take a Light Frost in stride but Don t Chance them losing face in the cold. Ralph Gaudio also said to Cut the mums Down to 2 inches when moving them Back into the Gar Den following their Blooming period. For our Gaudio said the 4th of july would be the last doors but the Shock of the in door environment would be too much. They d Only last a few weeks at Best greenhouse mums which Are grown in conditions closer to your Home s indoors make the transition to your Home much president once told me she likes to use mums to liven up indoor foliage groupings. Most Garden Flowers Don t do Well indoors so the use of chrysanthemums or poinsettias bring All the color you Ballard said. Back outside your mums will uate Xor next year of Back in the soil dose with a Good measure of water Ard standby to cover them with mulch after a hard Frost arrives. Colanero s gardening column is a regular feature of Friday s paper. Botanist battling to save new England s endangered species by Hanes Christian science Momford Boston on the Side of a Hill near a Waterfall Paul m Brown lies on his Back half in Side a Cave shining a flashlight into a Grotto one by one students climb up the slope to peer into the dark Ness the flashlight beam reveals a Small growing thing it is the rare film Fern looks like the fuzz or a ten Nis says one student it s Only a single eel says botanist Brown it looks like Moss on a Rock but you can just barely see the Stem As thin As a he says this Fern is spread on the feet of bats they take it by Accident to caves there to be found by intrepid Plant Hunters like Brown Brown s lectures part of the Neva England Flower 3oue to s annual program often in elude Field trips like this one to Everett mass Brown has a passionate inter est in the world of nature a Gen ius for observation and a flair for clearly and often beautifully describing his observations and discoveries he can identify most if not All of the approximately spec ies of plants that grow in new England except he for some of the sedges and rushes he has also Botani Zed in Vene Paul m. Brown new England botanist Zuela West Germany. Canada and Israel Paul Brown seems to have an Affinity for uncommon says Al Bussewitz an educator naturalist and past president of the Thoreau society. Paul is a real detective where endangered plants Are he continues if you want to know where rare and unusual plants May be found he knows the exact spots i m Only Happy when i m working with plants More so the wild says Brown i be always wanted to find and observe them As they grow naturally growing up in Foxboro mass., Brown looked for plants while other kids played baseball. Once at an Outing at Wallum Lake in the state Forest on the Massachusetts Rhode Island Border he found Pink buttons identifying it from his Gray s manual of to much later an adult Bota nist wrote up the rediscovery of the Flower Brown did t know it was lost for he was Only 12 More recently Brown found a Dwarf Witch Hazel in connect Cut a mutant and not a new species. He watched it for some time before taking cuttings to Harvard University s Arnold arboretum where it was grafted to Standard Witch Hazel. The new form will be Small and Good for gardens he Hopes but it will take a few years of growing. If successful a scientific name pending publication might Well include the name of the finder mums the Flower Harry Jahn of Dresher picks out fall mums at a Roadside stand in Dresher. Staff photo by Cynthia Smith mulch 3 Hardwood mulch 3 Cut bag Reg s3" buy 3 get 1 free q Bulck Hardwood mulch Reg Sale cd. Only fall hayrides campfire Call for More information fall is for plan find bulbs for Spring color trn or a mixed colors 20 for free Plumridge Pride tulips with Purchase Trees shrubs Plumridge q Shade Trees free delivery within 5 i. Q 3 evergreens Spruce White Pine Reg. Q burning Bush red fall color 3 Ste Sale Imir Sery by Daniel associates Uci. . 9-6 Sun. 10-5 open Fri. The 7 routes 313 at 113, Dublin 249-1660 Hamameh virginian forma Brown. Brown is a fearless indomitable proponent of saving endangered plants. A dozen or More plants have disappeared from new England in the past 25 years most the re sult of building developments factories malls and Brown says. He constantly reminds Stu dents not to pick wild plants and to question the background of nurseries that sell wild plants to be sure they Haven t been taken from the wild indiscriminately. Students in Brown s classes saw breathtaking drifts of Grace Ful Pink Flowers Plymouth Gentian and Rose coreopsis on the Sandy Shore surrounding Mary Dunn Pond in Barnstable mass. But when Brown returned that afternoon Flowers had been destroyed and the area was Muddy and rutted from four wheel drive vehicles despite signs prohibit ing vehicle Access. Luxury Homes Are slated to be built on one Side of the Pond. In this Rich glacial Kettle Hole there Are 17 rare endangered plants and several endangered butterflies and dragon Brown says. Among the botanical rarities Here was the common pipework which looks like a tiny geodesic Globe on a Spiky Stem. This Plant literally goes up and Down with the water level the Stem gets twice As tall when the water rises with the head above water it shrinks when water recedes one of Brown s first encounters with endangered plants occurred when he was Young Hazel Bourne a childhood neigh Bor had one of the Best wildflower gardens around. He was for Bidden to go in her Yard but one Day he could t resist picking a few Vellow lady slippers for his Mother s birthday his Mother was pleased but made him take them Back and confess mrs Bourne then explained Why he should not disturb lady slippers and gave him other Flowers instead. It was an important event for Brown explains. If she had been angry it might have changed my attitude but inst Eoj it Only furthered my interest in rare and endangered he says nature lovers know that the Pink lady Slipper is a common Orchid few however know there Are some 50 species of wild Orchid growing in the Northeast. Of this elite group the rarest is the Small whorled Polonia. There Are 49 Sites where it is found in North America including eight Small populations along the Spaulding Turnpike in new Hampshire and a few in Short distance of route 128 in Massa Brown says. The spectacular Orange fringed Orchis is one of the most highly sought after wild orchids and is rapidly disappearing in new eng land. It was a rare treat for a Brown led Field trip to see a new eng land Field with about blooms of this rare exotic Plant m a natural and protected set Ting in South Central connect Cut. Rare Here it is also found in some parts of Southern United states and in the Carolinas. Armed with cameras binoculars and magnifying glasses to Day s naturalists capture their prize on film. That which is rare and Choice in new England of course May be common in the Carolinas and vice versa. Brown s stories of finding plants in hard to get to places from mountains to deserted is lands to marshy bogs Are end less. He adds Points of interest that help students identify Habi Tats and the plants on his enor Mous collection of about Plant slides. Garden Center landscape maintenance route 611 mile South of route 413 766-7145 decorative country mailboxes Reg 26 95 now styles include cardinals mallards ducks country House the general store mailboxes comes with a five year warranty Reg 5999 Post mount included bulbs from Holland ins daffodils ing Beautiful surroundings burning Bushes 24" Reg 24 99 Sale Nursery specials hemlocks 4 res 49 99 Sale a year end clearance to above Cost red Cedar furniture ado a touch of fall color Winter pansies flowering kale and cabbage pumpkins tips gourds mexican hats Indian Corn Ceramic Clay pumpkins much much More halloween Lawn decorations witches ghosts scarecrows 24-32" hot new item tables wishing Wells swings dog houses lowest Price Ever autumn essentials Lawn depot Lawn food so. It. Bag Lawn care Koi weeds pro Lawn Pristop so. It. 2acrecov. Other quantities available kill grubs no grub grub stopper mixes formulated for your Lawn. Bulbs choose from thousands for a colourful Spring. Bark 3 cd. It. Bag s2" each. Pines to 6 Reg. 4998-now of Quality plants for your landscape. Hours of sat. 10-3 Nursery and Garden Edison Furlong rd., Doylestown or mite emt of 611, sort to of Doyt town 348-5553

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