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by lorijones
Fri May 26, 2017 7:44 am
Forum: Pruning Trees and Shrubs
Topic: Korean Lilac
Replies: 1
Views: 198

Re: Korean Lilac

Here is some information and tips on pruning lilacs. This should answer all of you questions: http://inthegardenradio.com/v.php?pg=726. They should bloom again beautifully for you!
by lorijones
Fri May 26, 2017 7:38 am
Forum: Annuals, Tropicals, and Houseplants
Topic: too much rain?
Replies: 1
Views: 167

Re: too much rain?

Plant-tone is not a quick feeder. I would feed your plants with a liquid fertilizer such as Miracle-Gro to give them a quick boost. Once they get some sunshine, they should green up quickly.
by lorijones
Fri May 12, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Red beets
Replies: 2
Views: 220

Re: Red beets

The beet Mark recommended was Winter Keeper or the Lutz Beet which is also known for its foliage that can be harvested. The latest planting fall fall is July or mid August.

The following seed companies list Lutz:
  • Cherry Gal

    Eden Brothers

    Jung

    Territorial

    Harris

    Pinetree

    Baker Creek Heirloom
by lorijones
Fri Apr 28, 2017 8:56 am
Forum: Pruning Trees and Shrubs
Topic: Can I prune a Weiglea shrub like this??
Replies: 1
Views: 172

Re: Can I prune a Weiglea shrub like this??

Yes you absolutely can rejuvenate this shrub by cutting it to the ground in late winter or early spring. It will put up lots of new stems but keep only the sturdiest ones and prune out the weak and spindly stems.
by lorijones
Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: Planting and Transplanting
Topic: Allium Bulbs - Spring planting
Replies: 4
Views: 735

Re: Allium Bulbs - Spring planting

Here are some general tips for planting bulbs: http://www.inthegardenradio.com/v.php?pg=637.
by lorijones
Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Sprouting acorns
Replies: 1
Views: 131

Re: Sprouting acorns

If you cut them off at ground level, they should not regrow.
by lorijones
Mon Mar 27, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: Trees including Evergreens and Ornamentals
Topic: Butterfly Tree
Replies: 4
Views: 1126

Re: Butterfly Tree

Buddleia can get pretty robust stems if they are not cut back each year but I've never seen one with a trunk that large. You are in Northern California so perhaps it is a different tree/shrub. If possible, would you upload a photo of the shrub as a whole, a closeup of its leaves, and a picture of it...
by lorijones
Sun Mar 26, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: Maintenance & Propagating
Topic: burned dayllily leaves
Replies: 3
Views: 923

Re: burned dayllily leaves

You don't necessarily need to cut the foliage back. It will put up new foliage later in the spring. The damaged foliage should eventually turn brown and can be pulled off later if you wish. Cutting the damaged foliage back just makes the garden look better.
by lorijones
Sun Mar 26, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: Trees including Evergreens and Ornamentals
Topic: Butterfly Tree
Replies: 4
Views: 1126

Re: Butterfly Tree

Assuming this is a butterfly bush ( Buddleia davidii ), it will bloom better if it is cut back in mid-April. Since these shrubs bloom on new wood, they should be cut back to 12"-18” each spring. Your shrub will respond by putting on vigorous new growth which will give you bigger and more abundant fl...
by lorijones
Mon Feb 27, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: mulch
Replies: 1
Views: 218

Re: mulch

Any of these mulches would work fine but pine needles would probably be the best and the most long-lasting.

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