Larson’s Garden Center is planning to host a Pollinator Seminar June 22, 2019. WE believe it is time to celebrate pollinators and spread the word about what you can do to protect them. Pollinators positively affect all our lives, supporting wildlife, healthy watershed and more – let’s SAVE and CELEBRATE them!
As I was walking around my yard this am, I stopped and looked down on the grass. Oh what did I see? Are those buttercups flowers reaching their way to the sun? The bright yellow shiny saucer shaped petals. Did you know the flowers bloom from April to May, however, I recall seeing blooms in June. Oh I thought what a find so bright and happy way to start the day! The presence of them reminded me of my childhood. I then reflected back to the story about placing a buttercup under your chin…do you recall the story? I think there may be several versions…well here is my story…
I remember my friends holding the buttercup under each of our chins. If you saw yellow that meant you liked butter. Well I love butter!! hehe
I just google buttercup flower meanings and that revealed neatness, humility, childishness, etc. Then I read on google search that in latin buttercup means little frog.
I thought I share my walkabout with you this am. Have an amazing day – who knows what you will spot.
Please note – all our gorgeous hangers need to be well watered. We recommend not to rely on the rain to water them. When it’s hot and humid, they may need water twice a day.
It may be a good idea to cut back some of the growth mid summer and use fertilizer. Many of the varieties need to be “deadheaded” petunias, verbena, etc.
As you know, deadheading is snipping off the spent flowers (and stems on certain varieties).
Source: Meadow View 2019
Resources: winter injury on woody ornamentals, especially rhododendrons.
Figure 1: Winter Injury on Rhododendrons, Photo by L. Pundt
The most common wintery injury on rhododendron is excessive drying. As you can see in this photo, tip and marginal browning, rolling of the leaves along the mid-vein and dieback of twigs is very common. This injury occurs when water evaporates from the leaves on windy, warm sunny days in the winter, and roots cannot take up water from the frozen soil in the winter. Winter injury can be caused by sudden and rapid temperature fluctuations, and drying winds.
For More: Winter Injury and Drying of Rhododendron. CAES Fact Sheet
Winter Injury on Woody Ornamentals. CAES Fact Sheet
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