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by kmcc54
Sun Dec 09, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Shrubs including Evergreens
Topic: Holding a camellia japonica for planting later
Replies: 0
Views: 121

Holding a camellia japonica for planting later

I just bought a camellia japonica. I want to plant it in several weeks on the Eastern Shore of Virginia - zone 8a. What is the best way to hold this plant in Leesburg, VA - zone 6b. I recently bought it while visiting South Carolina. It has a lot of buds and several beautiful blooms. Would a garage ...
by kmcc54
Thu Jan 23, 2014 12:39 pm
Forum: Trees including Evergreens and Ornamentals
Topic: Brown Camellia Flowers
Replies: 1
Views: 428

Brown Camellia Flowers

I have a camellia (japonica) planted in a corner of my brick home on the north side of the house. It is full of buds and buds that are starting to unfurl. The problem is that most of them are brown on the ends. Once the flowers do open they are very brown and do not last very long on the shrub. The ...
by kmcc54
Fri Apr 05, 2013 2:34 pm
Forum: Trees including Evergreens and Ornamentals
Topic: gardenias with black mold
Replies: 1
Views: 455

gardenias with black mold

I have two gardenias that are approximately 3 feet high that have a thick black mold/soot on all of the leaves. It is hard to wash off. On the underside of the leaves it looks like whitefly or the remains of whitefly. Should I cut them down to the ground now? I also have a yew in another section of ...
by kmcc54
Mon Jan 30, 2012 3:39 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: feathermeal fertilizer
Replies: 1
Views: 197

feathermeal fertilizer

Can you tell me what to do with a fertilizer called "feathermeal"? I was given a bag of this and told it is a high source of nitrogen. What plants can I use this on? Which plants should I avoid ? Can I spread it in the garden or around shrubs? When is the best time of the year to use it? Many thanks...
by kmcc54
Sun Dec 18, 2011 9:44 am
Forum: Growing Perennials & Bulbs
Topic: How to overwinter a helleborus & hydrangea
Replies: 1
Views: 661

How to overwinter a helleborus & hydrangea

I recently bought a blooming helleborus (gold collection, HGC Jacob) and a small 'shooting star' hydrangea (lacecap) that is also blooming. I would like to plant these outside in the spring. How can I overwinter them? Many thanks for your help. Leesburg, Va
by kmcc54
Sun Sep 11, 2011 5:23 pm
Forum: Pruning Trees and Shrubs
Topic: pruning inkberries
Replies: 1
Views: 782

pruning inkberries

Can I prune a 15 year old inkberry that is very large and thin? If so, when is the best time to do this and how much can I prune? Thanks. kmcc54 leesburg, va
by kmcc54
Thu May 19, 2011 1:56 pm
Forum: Growing Perennials & Bulbs
Topic: non-blooming peonies
Replies: 1
Views: 465

non-blooming peonies

I planted, in the fall, 3 peonies that were all the same variety and in the same spot. Two have come up and bloomed with several stems. The third one is only half as tall and no buds or blooms. Should I dig it up and replant it higher or just wait? Also, should I cut off the first buds of the newly ...
by kmcc54
Mon Nov 15, 2010 4:47 pm
Forum: Fruit Flies, Whiteflies, & Gnats
Topic: Fruit Flies/Gnats
Replies: 5
Views: 2289

Re: Fruit Flies/Gnats

I also live part time on Occohannock Creek and experienced the same problem. They are miserable little things! After a party one night, we left an empty bottle of wine on the kitchen counter (it only have a little in the bottom). The next morning most of the flies were inside the bottle. I added wat...
by kmcc54
Sun Nov 14, 2010 3:08 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: boxwood leafminer
Replies: 2
Views: 411

boxwood leafminer

what can I use on boxwoods that have leafminer in November. All recommendations seems to be for the spring. Thanks. Leesburg, va
by kmcc54
Thu Jul 22, 2010 4:24 pm
Forum: Growing Perennials & Bulbs
Topic: light requirements for peonies and hydrangeas
Replies: 1
Views: 423

light requirements for peonies and hydrangeas

I would like to plant peonies and hydrangeas on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. I am not sure of the zone. Can I plant these in full sun in this zone? Also, once lime is added to the soil how long does it take for the flower color to change from blue to pink? How many applications are needed. Any hel...

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