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by lorijones
Tue Sep 20, 2016 3:36 pm
Forum: Planting and Transplanting
Topic: Relocating a Rose of Sharon
Replies: 1
Views: 1057

Re: Relocating a Rose of Sharon

It is so nice that you have this tree to remember your mom by. The best time to transplant Rose of Sharon is in the late fall after they become dormant. Unfortunately, you don't have this option. The best thing to do is to did as large a root ball as you can handle. Here are some tips: In general, t...
by lorijones
Tue Sep 20, 2016 1:20 pm
Forum: Trees including Evergreens and Ornamentals
Topic: fruit of paw paw trees & deer/squirrels
Replies: 3
Views: 2297

Re: fruit of paw paw trees & deer/squirrels

Deer don't normally eat the paw paw fruit and also tend to avoid eating the plants but squirrels and other animals like opossums and raccoons will eat the fruit. These small trees/shrubs tend to put up many suckers and thus form small colonies where they are growing. If you want to kill them, you sh...
by lorijones
Tue Sep 20, 2016 11:30 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Baby's breath
Replies: 1
Views: 490

Re: Baby's breath

If you plant annual Baby's Breath from seed and start them indoors, you may be able to get flowers by May. Choose a variety that is listed to bloom early and follow the planting instructions on the seed packet for best results. You should transplant the seedlings outdoors in a sunny spot after the r...
by lorijones
Fri Sep 16, 2016 4:55 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: canna lilies
Replies: 1
Views: 373

Re: canna lilies

Yes, canna's can grow from seed. However, the black seeds that you see have a very thick, hard seed coat which has to be worn down by moisture and abrasion before the seed can germinate. This can occur over time with seed that has dropped to the ground and new plants can eventually grow. Normally, i...
by lorijones
Fri Sep 16, 2016 4:18 pm
Forum: Pruning Trees and Shrubs
Topic: Pruning Magnolia Bush
Replies: 1
Views: 449

Re: Pruning Magnolia Bush

The first thing to do (if you haven't already) is to make clean cuts where the shrub was browsed by the deer. Cut them back to lateral buds or to another branch or the trunk; never leave stubs. Magnolias are very slow growing trees but hopefully you will get some bottom growth next year. If not, you...
by lorijones
Wed Aug 31, 2016 2:51 pm
Forum: Perennials and Bulbs
Topic: Hydrangea
Replies: 1
Views: 603

Re: Hydrangea

What variety of hydrangea do you have? The time to prune hydrangeas depends on the type you have - whether it blooms on old wood or new wood. If your hydrangea has large, round, white flowers in the summer, it is probably Hydrangea arborescens 'Annabelle'. This variety blooms on new wood. H. arbores...
by lorijones
Wed Aug 31, 2016 2:32 pm
Forum: Vegetable Gardening
Topic: Garlic
Replies: 1
Views: 393

Re: Garlic

Garlic grows best in well-drained soil that is rich in organic matter. It does like moist soil but not overly wet. The soil should be well worked with lots of quality compost or well-rotted manure mixed in so it is nice and loose. This will help promote the formation of larger heads. They do well in...
by lorijones
Mon Aug 29, 2016 1:25 pm
Forum: Insect Pests on Roses
Replies: 2
Views: 955


Don't waste your money on these seeds! Roses are difficult to grow from seed and, in addition, even if you could get the seeds to grow, you will never get a flower that looks like the multi-colored blooms that you see in these ads. The rainbow colored flowers in those ads and on Facebook are real bu...
by lorijones
Fri Aug 26, 2016 1:39 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Blue Spruce
Replies: 1
Views: 434

Re: Blue Spruce

These are bagworms. The name bagworm comes from the characteristic case or “bag” that these caterpillars construct around them as they feed. The bag is composed of silk and bits of plant material collected from whatever they happen to be feeding on. As the caterpillars grow in size over the summer, ...
by lorijones
Mon Aug 22, 2016 12:54 pm
Forum: Trees including Evergreens and Ornamentals
Topic: butterfly bush
Replies: 1
Views: 778

Re: butterfly bush

Did this dieback occur during the growing season or did the branches just not leaf out after the winter? This past winter had some very cold temperatures and many of the butterfly bushes had a lot of winter kill. We always recommend cutting butterfly bushes back to 12" to 18" from the ground each sp...

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