Digging out a black alder with the Root Slayer.
Gator Grabber in Action!
Got a mighty mess to pick up? Let the Gator grab it! From leaves to litter, its powerful tooth lined jaws chomp down and hold almost anything. No need to bend and strain – simply grab it, dump it, and you’re done! Makes easy work of the toughest yard & garden clean-up task. Great for stables too!
Cobra Head in Action
Wisconsin CobraHeaders began making videos and shot this video to demonstrate their use of the Cobra Head extracting a tap-rooted thistle.
WELCOME SPRING By: Ted Mills, ARS Master Rosarian and Judge Ah! The crocus and daffodil bulbs sprouting from the cool earth is the first sign of spring. The warble of the oriole, the chattering of the finch, mallards winging their way northward — all of these are signals that spring is with us at last. Although romantic individuals will argue that this is the time man’s fancy turns to love, to the dedicated rosarian, their love is enhanced when rose bushes produce their first bloom cycle. It seems to refresh the entire landscape. Viewing them is the perfect way to …
STIMULUS IN ROSE GROWING By Ted Mills, ARS Master Rosarian and Judge America has just witnessed the introduction of the word: stimulus. It is a bold attempt to resurrect a failing economy. Time will tell whether this novel experiment will enliven our sick economic situation. At least, an attempt to do something positive has been advanced. Of course, this method of relief is debatable between the political factions. For the sake of the nation let us hope that the application of stimulus money will bring healing. Parallel to the economy’s misfortune, many rosarians find that their rose growing success during …
October 2008 DEALING WITH HEAT STRESS IN ROSE BUSHES By: Ted Mills, ARS Master Rosarian and Judge The American flag in RoseDoc’s yard was fluttering in the chilly breeze as he arose on this October morning. Two squirrels were scurrying in search of food to be stored for the winter months ahead. Migrating butterflies were sapping nectar from the bluebell bush. Blue birds were driving away sparrows from their domain. All of this activity assured RoseDoc that fall is in the air and the work of a rosarian must not come to a halt. Just a few short days ago …
DEALING WITH HEAT STRESS IN ROSE BUSHES By: Ted W. Mills, Master Rosarian and Judge With Independence Day celebrations occurring all around, it is evident that summer has finally arrived. The sound of firecrackers and baseball bats cracking against speeding baseballs signals the arrival of hot weather in most areas of the ARS. To everyone whose hobby is rose growing, be ready for extra care during this time of year. July is here and August can’t be far behind. Unfortunately, far too many rosarians lighten up in their rose activities and head for the swimming pools. Believe the RoseDoc, a …
GREET THE COMING OF FALL WITH JOY By: Ted Mills, ARS Master Rosarian and Judge If there is ever a time when rosarians should greet cooler weather with jubilation, it is the arrival of fall, 2007. In all the years that RoseDoc has grown roses, no growing season can rival the disastrous months of woeful weather experienced this year. First, it was the Easter freeze that spelled doom to our precious bushes. Then came the prolonged drought that saw water levels reach all time severity. Even today, the dry season continues. Global warming must have at last become a reality …
WITHSTANDING WINTRY WINDS By: Ted Mills, Master Rosarian and Judge Unless you live in tropical-type areas of the Country and never experience snow or icy conditions, there will come a time when arctic-type winds will prevail. For all others I recommend that you not be lulled to sleep by a few balmy days occurring in winter. Just as surely as mallard ducks migrate southward each year, the wintry winds will visit most areas with wrath. Global warming advocates will try to dispel this belief, but history tells us that we have always had a measure of frigid conditions with which …
WELCOME FALL By: Ted Mills (RoseDoc), ARS Master Rosarian and Judge After enduring a summer of extreme heat, the arrival of fall, with its cool breezes, is most welcome. Rosarians have perspired greatly because of the sustained heat. Their roses have struggled mightily to overcome heat stress. Fall’s arrival on the scene brings with it an abundance of ideal weather to produce beautiful blooms. No longer do we have to witness the wilting of leaves and the balling of rose blossoms.
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