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!
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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Oh what fun it is to grow a bunch of oregano, basil and cilantro. The best part is picking what amount you need and knowing how fresh it is. We have a large stock of herbs, come and create your own herb garden today.
Note: pics are from last year.
Have you thought about plants that climb or trail and provide gorgeous flowers, well the Mandevillas comes to mind. The plant is recognized as a tropical plant and attracts birds to your garden area.
-beautiful blooms and fragrant flowers,
-requires trimming to encourage growth,
-tendency to attract mealy bugs and scales,
-beautiful in container gardens such as grown on patios, porches or along paths.
-The vines can grow on a trellis, wall or cascade out of a container and trail.