Posts tagged seasonal care
Preventing Blossom End Rot

Blossom-end rot is a serious disorder of tomato, pepper, and eggplant. Growers often are distressed to notice that a dry sunken decay has developed on the blossom end (opposite the stem) of many fruit, especially the first fruit of the season. This nonparasitic disorder can be very damaging, with losses of 50% or more in some years.

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Caring for Hippeastrum

Hippeastrum have large extravagant trumpet shaped blooms on tall thick stems. In general they will produce 2 stems with at least 4 large flowers per stem making an impressive display.  Popular around Christmas and New Year, they flower easily and their showy flowers are sure to brighten up any room or Christmas dining table.

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Overwintering Mums

Overwintering mums is possible. Because many people think that mums (formally called chrysanthemums) are at best a finicky perennial, many gardeners treat them as annuals. But, this does not have to be the case. With just a little winter care for mums, these fall beauties can come back year after year. Keep reading to learn more about how to winterize mums.

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Winter Gardening Series

If you haven’t been outside lately, you are lucky.  It’s bloomin’ cold!  This time of year is perhaps the most depressing to be a gardener because the days are short, cloudy, and cold.  However, there are still ways to keep your green thumb growing during the winter season.  Over the next few weeks we are going to take a look at a project that is so simple it is impossible to get wrong.  We are going to create vivariums!

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How-to Overwinter Elephant Ears

A native of the tropical climate of Polynesia and southeastern Asia, elephant ears are not equipped to survive the winter outdoors in our area.  However, there are two options for moving them indoors during the winter.  This makes elephant ears a landscape investment that you can enjoy for many years.  As a bonus, new tubers will sprout from old ones giving you more plants!

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