ODE TO THE ROSEBUSHWritten by Irvin L. Rozier
The rose flower has such a wonderful smell In this poem, a story I must tell Roses are red, yellow, pink and sometimes peach Many lessons of life rosebush can teach
Look at all those shiny green leaves Watch out for thorns, roll down your sleeves Spring, summer, fall and winter are seasons The Master grew rosebush for many reasons
He said rose can brighten my child's day When skies are gloomy during month of May A sweet fragrance I'll make rose exude The hummingbirds, bees, and butterflies I must include
They will enjoy roses as they blossum 'Neath rosebush, will be a bed for an opossum He must have a shelter from storms I send He can smell roses until storms end
Pruning Your Orchid PlantsWritten by Robert Roy
Pruning Your Orchid
The flowers have all died and when should you cut stalk back and how far?
Pruning an orchid stalk (spike) should cause no harm to plant. However, some orchids will produce new bloom shoots from nodes on old blossom stalk, or some plants will produce small baby plants (pups) from these nodes. The new plants may be removed and potted after they develop roots. Of course, some orchids do neither of these things. In either case, it doesn't hurt plant if you remove old bloom stalk; you may just miss some new blossoms or a baby plant.