CRS will have a new HOME location for meetings next year: Plainville Congregational Church!!
Winter Protection: you are not trying to keep the plants from getting cold. You are trying to avoid wild cycles of temperature that can be ery challenging to roses.
Our New Meeting Location in Plainville is working out well! Y'all come!
Quick and Easy Composting
by Zachary Lau
Every year we look for less taxing ways of leaf removal. Last year we
ground up our leaves using a Flowtron electric leaf shredder--a grass
whip mounted in a large barrel. It works quite well if the leaves are
dry--reducing a large pile of leaves into a small mound that doesn't
blow all over the yard.
I realized that if I mixed grass clippings into the pile of shredded
leaves I could make compost! I put the mixture of grass and leaves into
leftover hardware cloth cylinders that were used last year to protect
roses from rabbits. I placed the cylinders on the ground--in the few
months it took to compost the mixture invasive tree roots weren't a
problem, even though the cylinders were right under a pine tree.