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by lorijones
Sat Oct 18, 2008 1:03 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Overwintering Endless Summer Hydrangea in Garage
Replies: 1
Views: 499

Re: Overwintering Endless Summer Hydrangea in Garage

Scott,

Your Hydrangea should be fine if you overwinter it in your garage. You want to keep it in a semi-dormant condition. Water it only once per month so you keep it on the dry side and in this semi-dormant condition. Plant it out in the spring.
by lorijones
Thu Oct 16, 2008 3:39 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Tree recommendation for problem spot
Replies: 2
Views: 672

Re: Tree recommendation for problem spot

One of the taller varieties of crape myrtle (20' to 30' tall) would be great for your area. Here is a link to a list of Andre's favorite crape myrtle varieties: http://www.inthegardenradio.com/v.php?pg=276 Other suggestions would be the Chinese dogwood, Cornus kousa, or one of the other new dogwood ...
by lorijones
Thu Oct 16, 2008 12:44 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: crepe myrtle trees
Replies: 4
Views: 619

Re: crepe myrtle trees

Crape Myrtles require full sun to bloom their best so make sure it will receive full afternoon sun if it is planted on the north side of your house. You should choose one of the hardier Crape Myrtle varieties. If you choose one of the taller varieties, you can easily prune it into a tree form by pru...
by lorijones
Thu Oct 16, 2008 12:10 pm
Forum: Annuals, Tropicals, and Houseplants
Topic: marigolds
Replies: 1
Views: 478

Re: marigolds

Trudy, Do you know what variety the ones that aren't doing well are? Are they in full sun? Marigolds require full sun and do best in well-drained, moderately fertile soil enriched with humus. Do your ceramic pots have a drain hole? If not, they may be too wet down near the roots which may lead to ro...
by lorijones
Mon Oct 06, 2008 4:47 pm
Forum: Deer
Topic: Use of Deer Barrier
Replies: 4
Views: 1961

Re: Use of Deer Barrier

Andre has had experience with a high quality deer fence, "Benner's Fence", which is virtually invisible and lets all light through. Many gardeners have used Benner's Fence and the company has much experience. Their website is http://www.bennersgardens.com/ . Repellents that have been successful are ...
by lorijones
Wed Oct 01, 2008 8:56 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Frost Dates for Maryland
Replies: 2
Views: 1170

Re: Frost Dates for Maryland

Most of central Maryland is considered hardiness Zone 6b, the same as we are here in Fishersville, VA. Although every year is different, we always consider May 15 to be our last frost free date in the spring and between October 1 and October 15 to be the time of first frost in the fall. Hope this he...
by lorijones
Wed Oct 01, 2008 7:28 pm
Forum: Perennials and Bulbs
Topic: Peony Problem
Replies: 2
Views: 1138

Re: Peony Problem

You can cut the peony foliage right to the ground now - as long as it is an herbaceous peony and not a tree peony. Never compost the cut peony foliage - put it in a bag and throw it out with your trash! If this seems to be a persistent problem during the season (rather than just at the end of the se...
by lorijones
Wed Oct 01, 2008 10:29 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Planting Leyland Cypress
Replies: 3
Views: 726

Re: Planting Leyland Cypress

Andre recommends a mixture of Plant-tone, rock phosphate, green sand, and peat moss or compost when planting trees and shrubs. Below are his specific instructions: 1. Dig a large planting hole about as deep as the root ball and 3 times as wide. 2. Spread a tarp out on the ground and as you dig your ...
by lorijones
Fri Sep 05, 2008 1:45 pm
Forum: Fruit Flies, Whiteflies, & Gnats
Topic: whiteflies
Replies: 2
Views: 1278

Re: whiteflies

Whiteflies are a "bear" to get rid of! A strict program of control is necessary. Whitefly adults and their eggs are mostly found on the undersides of the leaves so it is important when you treat the foliage to carefully spray the undersides of the leaves. Here is a great tip for controlling whitefli...
by lorijones
Fri Sep 05, 2008 1:35 pm
Forum: Fruit Flies, Whiteflies, & Gnats
Topic: whiteflies
Replies: 2
Views: 1278

whiteflies

I am having a terrible time with whiteflies in my garden and I haven't been able to get them under control. What can I do to get rid of them? I live in Waynesboro, VA.

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