2 edition of Directions for the planting and care of ornamental plants found in the catalog.
|Statement||Ashford Park Nurseries|
|Publishers||Ashford Park Nurseries|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xvi, 136 p. :|
|Number of Pages||73|
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Geo-textile landscape fabric can be used instead of plastic film under mulch. Newly-planted 1-gallon size plants will respond to 1 level teaspoon of a 12 to 16 percent nitrogen fertilizer or a level tablespoon of an 8 to 10 percent nitrogen fertilizer applied in March, May and July.
Check nurseries and seed catalogs to find the latest selections. Look up the sun requirements for your specific plant, and move them to a location that matches those requirements. Pruning Lemongrass plants that live for more than one season benefit from an annual haircut to tidy up plants and remove dead foliage.
Weeds can spring up overnight and ruin a perfectly lovely garden.
Some granular slow-release fertilizers last six to eight months after application. If you run them under water, just turn on warm water in your sink and carefully rinse each leaf with your hands or a clean dish rag. Do not be timid about inverting a few plants, removing their pots and examining their roots.
A dry root ball is difficult to rewet after transplanting. How to plant ornamental grasses Planting an ornamental grass Ornamental grasses can be planted all year round but ideally plant them in spring or autumn. Place them in the sink and let the water run through them. Fringetree: Prune by thinning in late winter to achieve desired shape. It blooms through the summer and into the fall.
When planting on poorly drained soils, remove the burlap completely. Early detection of a pest problem will provide adequate time for control measures to be taken before the plant is extensively damaged. Pinch new growth to keep your plant compact and encourage new growth.
Bedding sage has heart-shaped leaves. This is one of the most widely adaptable alliums and can even be grown well in partial shade• Leaf color and vigor are good guides to nitrogen requirements. For optimum growth of young shrubs, ground covers and trees, three to five applications are recommended at 6- to 10-week intervals from March to August.
Trees with a trunk diameter greater than 1 inch and a height exceeding 4 feet need staking or guy wires to hold them in place until they are established. Make major cuts when dormant even though you may sacrifice some blossoms. Scarlet or Texas Sage Salvia coccinea — Scarlet sage has bright red flowers on 10-inch spikes.
Water the plants when there is less than an inch 2.
When fertilizing trees, broadcast the fertilizer over an area extending two to three times the canopy spread if possible.
Plant disease can spread quickly through a garden, if not contained.