Hi Frequent Gardeners,
In our family, a birthday tradition is the honored person chooses the birthday dinner centerpiece. My sweet Mom always made my favorite arrangement; Shasta daisies, Pink Hybrid Tea Roses and curly mint (to overpower the daisy fragrance!) Let us help you pick plants to establish some of your own traditions. Come learn about Perennials for Cutting at the Free seminar on Sunday, June 9th instructed by Kathy, the assistant manager of our Centerville Store. After the seminar, pick out a couple of roses that are 25% off thru the weekend. You will then be set to make your own summertime table centerpieces.
Many problems are being seen in our yards this early summer. Read on for some advice .
With the cool wet spring we are having, rust has been seen on many roses. If you have small orange dots on the back of your rose leaves and notice a gradual yellowing of the leaves you might have rust. Spray with Fung-onil, Infuse or Neem Oil. This will prevent the new leaves from suffering from the problem. It wont repair the older leaves. (Prefer a picture of the remedy, check out our website.)
If you are seeing holes in the leaves of your roses, various insects are eating away at them. No need to specifically identify those insects to treat. Simply spray with Eight, Neem Oil or Insecticidal Soap. (Prefer a picture of the chemical, check out the website.)
Do your hostas have holes in their leaves? The slugs are out in big numbers (again, due to the cool, wet spring.) Treat the area with either Slug Magic or Diatomaceous Earth. (Check out the website for a picture of the treatment.)
Many Maple leaves are turning black. The cool wet spring is perfect weather for Anthracnose to develop. If you are seeing this problem on large trees, dont worry. On your small maples, spray with Copper next spring to prevent a reoccurrence.
Black stem is appearing on ground covers, like pachysandra & vinca. If you have patches of stems and leaves turning black and dying back, you may be struggling with Black Stem. Spray with infuse. (We have a picture of this remedy on our website.)
Last, but not least, leaf miners are munching away on birch tree leaves. Treat with the Bonide Systemic Drench.
It has been a gorgeous spring with great temperatures for working in the yard. This cool wet spring also has created some problems in the yard. Hopefully you arent fighting all the problems I mentioned. The cool sunny weather is supposed to continue so keep planting! The planting season sure isnt over yet!
Founded in 1870, The Siebenthaler Company has been beautifying homes and industries in the Miami Valley for six generations. The Siebenthaler Company was founded by John Siebenthaler with the help of his father Georg along what is now Siebenthaler Avenue in Dayton. In the early years, the company specialized in growing fruit trees and grape vines which sold for as little as three cents.
By 1920, ornamental trees and shrubs had largely replaced the fruit trees. In 1929, a Dayton Newspaper reported: “There is no need for any person to visit the Washington Botanical Gardens, for right here in Dayton, at the Siebenthaler Nursery, the study of indigenous ornamental shrubbery is complete.” The company grew throughout the depression, and as the need for professional landscaping developed, so did Siebenthaler’s landscape division. One of the first slogans was “Let’s make Dayton the city beautiful.” This vision remained true as The Siebenthaler Company landscaped for NCR, Sears, the Dayton Art Institute and the Dayton Public Library. the Ketterings and the Wright Brothers also had homes landscaped by the company.
Not satisfied with planting native or even imported trees, The Siebenthaler Company developed some of its own, notably the Moraine Locust, Moraine Ash, and the Wright Brothers Maple. Developed by cross pollination, the Moraine Locust was the first shade tree ever to be patented.
The company has continued to have a major impact on the Dayton community to present day, serving the community through two year round garden centers and a landscape and maintenance division. Two outstanding characteristics have remained true throughout the company’s history - high quality plant material and unmatched customer service. We continue to uphold our founding levels of quality with our Landscape Design Team.
|Siebenthaler's landscaping WPAFB above, and The Dayton Art Institute below|