VIDEO: Be a Barry, Not a Ben:
After British challenger Land Rover BAR crashed their America’s Cup Class boat, BanginTheCorners looks at the incident and provides their analysis of what occurred.
Barry – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qHdPhkSSNQ
Ben Ainslie – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zG1…
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – VIDEO: Be a Barry, Not a Ben, Editor
O’Pen Bic North American Championship 2017:
The 2017 O’Pen Bic North American Championship attracted 79 competitors for the 14 race series held March 17-19 in Sarasota, FL. Local Bryce Tone took the victory by three points over Gavin Ball who led a Hawaiian contingent that took five of the top seven positions. Results.
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – O’Pen Bic North American Championship 2017, Editor
For generations, rose tree gardens have been a showcase of beauty and sophistication for aristocrats and the wealthy. But these days, rose trees can be found adoring the garden of many rose garden enthusiast. However, starting a rose tree garden, unlike many other rose varieties gardens, may tend to be too demanding to venture into for a casual gardener as it requires time and careful attention. It is important to carry out comprehensive research on the subject not only to ensure being successful at establishing your rose tree garden but also to realize what is involved.
Rose trees, also known as rose standards, really are not trees at all but climbing or bush roses. They have been grafted to look like a tree by adding in an extra length of trunk which makes them resemble a miniature tree. Because a rose tree consists of 2 or more rose varieties they have some special care requirements. It would be wise to choose to plant only one rose tree, that alone will be a really wonderful addition to your garden, and then to decide whether you really want to plant more.
The basic planting procedure is much the same for a rose bush as for a rose tree except for the depth of the hole. To summarize; ensure the rose tree is thoroughly watered before starting. Prepare a large hole in the ground with that has good loose soil at the bottom and is plenty deep enough for the root ball of the rose tree, 19 inches deep, 2 feet wide should do it. The plant will benefit from the addition of good compost or composted manure so make sure to put some in the hole and around the roots. Plant the rose tree deep into the ground and water regularly giving the roots time to settle in.
As rose trees are very susceptible to being damaged by frost or sudden changes in the weather it is wise to employ mulching the whole area around the rose tree. A fairly thick layer is required and this will also keep the moisture in when the roots are establishing themselves. Beware that frost protection requires more than just mulch in temperatures below freezing.
Pruning to keep the top from getting too heavy is important next to the normal rose pruning that is common for all roses. And as the rose tree is so tall and only has a fairly slender stem it needs staking to withstand high winds.
Do not use wire to fasten it to the support as it will cut into the trunk, an old rubber inner tube works well.
If you are willing to put in the work and do the research having a rose tree garden is highly recommended as it is definitely a true rose grower’s specialty. For those gardeners who are not sure if it is for them, plant one just to have the experience and especially for the beauty. After all a rose tree is quite a sight to behold and will be a good addition to your garden.
Get more info on how to grow tree roses in your garden, plus interesting material on other rose care subjects such as rose transplanting, rosebush care, rose cuttings and more by visiting http://www.bushrosegarden.com where you may also subscribe to a free rose ecourse. Don’t forget to have a look at the beautiful rose photos and add yours too.