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by fisher94
Mon Aug 10, 2009 11:38 am
Forum: Vegetable Gardening
Topic: Soil Prep for small raised bed with no plant rotation
Replies: 2
Views: 635

Re: Soil Prep for small raised bed with no plant rotation

Add compost each year to your raised beds (either in the spring or in the fall but at least 4 weeks before you plant your tomatoes). Good aerobic compost will contain lots of beneficial microbes that can help control some of the soil organisms that cause disease problems in tomatoes. Also be sure t...
by fisher94
Fri Jul 17, 2009 2:19 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Day Lily changing colors
Replies: 1
Views: 582

Re: Day Lily changing colors

Daylilies can't spontaneously change color or form. These must be seedlings that have come up among your other daylilies. The native species, Hemerocallis fulva is quick to seed as evidenced by their prevalence along roadsides. It is possible if the buds have been damaged by cold that the flowers co...
by fisher94
Fri Jul 17, 2009 1:49 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Camellia tree
Replies: 1
Views: 395

Re: Camellia tree

It could be scale insects or aphids. Try spraying your camellia with Bonide's All Seasons Oil or Bayer Advanced Dual Protection Azalea, Camellia, & Rhododendron Insect and Disease control. Either of these products will take care of these pests.
by fisher94
Tue May 19, 2009 10:39 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Best way to display cut hydrangea flowers
Replies: 2
Views: 747

Re: Best way to display cut hydrangea flowers

I've read that for fresh arrangements, the problem is that the sap is very thick and eventually blocks the uptake of water so the flowers wilt quickly. To get around this, some say to crush the ends to increase the surface area for water uptake. Another suggestion was to cut the ends off and immedia...
by fisher94
Mon May 18, 2009 12:35 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Tree Peony Tree
Replies: 1
Views: 457

Re: Tree Peony Tree

Here is a great link for the care of tree peonies: http://www.treepeony.com/treePeonyCare.htmll. It talks about fertilizing and also pruning. It was a hard winter and this may have caused some of the dead on your tree peony. You should carefully prune out the dead wood and fertilize the tree peony.
by fisher94
Mon May 18, 2009 12:34 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Peony Tree
Replies: 1
Views: 521

Re: Peony Tree

Here is a great link for the care of tree peonies: http://www.treepeony.com/treePeonyCare.html. It talks about fertilizing and also pruning. It was a hard winter and this may have caused some of the dead on your tree peony. You should carefully prune out the dead wood and fertilize the tree peony.
by fisher94
Sat May 02, 2009 9:25 am
Forum: Lawn Weeds
Topic: Quack Grass
Replies: 1
Views: 684

Re: Quack Grass

As far as I know, there is no weed killer that selectively kills quackgrass. Unfortunately, if you have quackgrass, there is not much you can do to control it other than to kill it using a product containing glyphosate (like Round-up or Bonide KleenUp). This will also kill everything else so you wou...
by fisher94
Mon Apr 20, 2009 10:17 am
Forum: Garden Maintenance
Topic: hostas
Replies: 1
Views: 541

Re: hostas

How old are these hosta? It sounds like they need to be divided. Depending on how much they are up, you may be able to do this now. If they are fully leafed out, it might be a little late. If they are just emerging and the leaves haven't unfurled yet, you can do it now without having to cut back the...
by fisher94
Wed Apr 15, 2009 3:44 pm
Forum: Tropicals & Houseplants
Topic: Orchids
Replies: 1
Views: 1089

Re: Orchids

Orchids are not as hard to grow as their reputation makes them out to be. They are normally not grown in typical potting soil. They derive their nutrition mostly from the aerial roots that they put out. They are mostly potted in a coarse bark mix just to hold them erect in the pot. I wouldn't do any...
by fisher94
Wed Apr 15, 2009 3:33 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: forsythia
Replies: 2
Views: 520

Re: forsythia

It sounds like you need to rejuvenate your Forsythia. You should do this right after they finish flowering. You can do it two different ways. 1)You can cut it back hard to 18" from the ground, or 2) you can thin out 20% of the oldest stems to allow more light to get in to the interior and tip back t...

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