Grow 607: Mediterranean bay laurel, pot
Mediterranean bay tree is right at home in a
I have a Mediterranean bay laurel, now about ten years
old and five feet tall. Each summer I put the plant outside. I
water it when it seems dry but never fertilize it because I cannot
find information about the type of fertilizer to use. I would
appreciate any information ab......
Grow 608: Dahlia tubers, garlic clove sprout
Dahlias need warmth but garlic needs cool to grow
I haven't planted dahlias before. Am I better off
ordering tubers by mail or are there garden centers locally that
will have a good selection early enough to plant late this spring?
Any other advice?
Where you buy depends on if you want growing plants ......
Grow 609: African Violet, stall dahlia tubers
Flowerless African violet may need a new
I have a beautiful African violet and it blooms away.
Now it has stopped blooming, but continues to grow. Is my pot too
small and if I transplant it will it continue to grow? I hate to
try without knowing if that is right, to transplant it. I'd hate
for it to die.
Grow 640: Store tender plants, mulch, slugs, fertilizer, lawn, lights
Overwintering tender plants,
Fall leaves over mulch,
Dwarf Alberta spruce reverts,
Prune roots of trees you're keeping
Vertical mulching for tree roots'
Dahlia and Canna storage,
Fall lawn care,
Fertilizer, and sulfur for rhodies,
Nixing the heavy footed......
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The silver maples flowered, crocuses were as loud in color
as the spring peepers were in voice, the first daffodil opened, all
six weeks late but sooooo lovely. We almost put away our
Clean gloves, wet mulch
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to a clean pair of gloves to switch into after a break, or when
the gardening's been especially muddy. We spend a good sum on
gloves but it's money well spent, given the abrasives, irritants
and infectious agents our hands meet every day. (Love gloves as we
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Gloves in this week's ......
Cut back in two steps on two overweight yews:
Here's a look at handling two pyramidal yews that had
beefed up to a chubbiness unbecoming their station.
Yew number one is a simple case, with
marginally drastic cuts.
Yew number two is taking the rockier
road to regain its shape.
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Fast growers never quit
Weeping cherry: One of those problems with no final
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Whyizzit that fast growth comes only on plants ultimately too
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be done pruning this cute "little" w......
What's Up 192: Small tree bare circle, gifts, tools, cold jade poinsettia
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