Sunday, November 16, 2014

November Gardening Calendar

November Gardening Calendar
Blow or rake fallen leaves from lawn areas. The leaves left on the lawn block the sunlight to your grass and will create bare spots. Don’t forget to compost the Cedar Compost Binleaves. Spray each layer with water. Need a composter? This month all Cedar Products are 30% off. Click To Order Your Handcrafted Cedar Composter.

Plant spring-flowering bulbs now and add bone meal to the planting hole. For more information on fall bulbs Click Here.

You can save your Elephant Ears, Dahlias, and Caladiums by digging them up now. Let the tubers dry out before storing for the winter. Store tubers in boxes layered with peat moss or vermiculite, then layer tubers on top of your choice of medium. Store boxes in a cool, dry place.

After the flowers have faded on Chrysanthemums and Asters prune to 4 inches.

Fill bird feeders with black oil sunflower seeds. Need a new bird feeder this fall season? Click To Order Your Bird Feeders.

Plant New Shrubs and Trees: Have you been thinking about replacing a few shrubs that just did not quite get established in the landscape, or planting a new shade or flowering tree that you just cannot live without in your landscape? Now, is the time to start thinking about making that purchase? The fall season is an excellent time to add new shrubs and trees to your landscape. This time of year will let your newly planted shrubs and trees get a head start by developing and establishing new root growth in the soil.

You still have time to plant your winter color such as: Chrysanthemums, Pansy, Viola, Snapdragons, Stock, Cyclamen, Dianthus, Sweet Alyssum, Flowering Cabbage and Kale provide winter color through the spring and should be still available at garden centers. For spring blooms plant Bluebonnet and Poppy seeds this fall. For more information on fall and winter annuals click here.

Holiday Plants that you kept last year need to be placed in a dark room during the evening hours for the plants to bloom this holiday season. I remember this gardening ritual when it is time to turn back our clocks; it is time to give my holiday plants total darkness until I see buds or bracts forming. Christmas Cactus and Poinsettias are night dependent plants for them to bloom; these plants need so many hours of darkness to bloom. The cooler weather also helps in the blooming process. If you purchased new holiday plants, try to place them in the coolest area of your home.
Have you ever tried forcing Paperwhites for the holidays and the stems and blooms became leggy? Here is a link to an article about what to do to prevent the legginess from occurring. Click Here To Read More:

House Plants that were brought indoors need a ¼ turn to prevent leaning towards the light. Turn your house plants weekly to prevent this. House plants do not need as much water during the winter months, water when the top one inch of the soil is dry. Hibiscus and More has a selection of plant stands. This month all plant stands and garden décor are 30% off. Click to order.

Cheryl Ann Meola
Certified Texas Nursery Professional #1282

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Lemon Grass Sale

Lemon Grass Sale

Lemon Grass – Cymbopogon citratus. Type: Perennial. Hardiness zones: 8 – 11. Height: To 6 feet. Spacing:
Lemon Grass
4 feet apart. Light Requirements: Full sun to partial shade. Additional Uses: Stems and leaves are used in Asian cuisine, teas, beverages, herbal medicines, soups. Brush the plant before quest arrive to release the wonderful lemon scent. Lemon Grass – Cymbopogon citratus will come in a 3.5-inch container and will be fully rooted. The plants are taller and bushier than the one pictured. While supply last. Click to Order.

Monday, July 28, 2014

August Gardening Calendar 2014

August Gardening Calendar

Prune Tropical Hibiscus you plan to bring indoors for the winter. Plan to place your plant in the sunniest window during the winter months. Trim back enough to fit your location indoors and bring your Hibiscus inside around December or before first frost. After pruning check your Hibiscus for insects and spray with appropriate insecticide. Now is a good time to fertilize your Hibiscus. Hibiscuses are heavy feeders and should be fertilized monthly. 

Remove faded blooms and seedpods on your Crepe Myrtles. You may be rewarded with more blooms before first frost. The recommended fertilizer formulation for Crepe Myrtles is 10-15-9 or a similar combination. Don’t forget to fertilize your Crepe Myrtles.

Roses prune out dead canes, and weak, bushy growth. Cut back tall, vigorous bushes by 1/3 the original plant height. Fertilize roses on a monthly basis until October. After pruning you should see new blooms coming in about 6 weeks.

Azaleas Lace bugs on your Azaleas increase rapidly in summer. Check your Azaleas for insects. The damaged caused by these sucking insects looks like tiny white dots and the entire leaf is almost completely white. Spray with appropriate insecticide labeled for Azalea Lace Bugs. 

Lawns check your grass for insects, especially for chinch bugs and white grubs. These insects are most active in the summer months. The signs for chinch bugs are irregular circles, and the grass is thin, and then dies. For white grubs, the signs are irregular circles, and the grass is loosely rooted. Check the soil underneath the loosely rooted grass by digging up the soil, the grubs should be about an inch down in the soil, if you have them. Apply the appropriate insecticide and follow the package directions carefully. 

Lawn Mower Blades should be sharpened once each summer. A sharpened lawn mower blade prevents shredding the grass, and giving your lawn a nice, clean cut.

Mulch check all shrub beds and trees for mulch thickness. We are experiencing extreme heat this summer and shrubs and trees that have 2 to 3 inches of mulch keeps the roots cool and helps the soil retain moisture.

Fruits and Vegetables Start planning your fall vegetable garden this August. Till the soil and add Gypsum and Composted Cottonseed hull. The additives lowers the alkalinity and helps the soil stay loose. Tomatoes, Peppers, and Beans should planted by August 1st. Starter plants usually are available by August 15th. Pick the varieties of tomatoes that mature in 65-70 days. Cool season vegetables, broccoli, carrots, lettuce, cabbage, cauliflower, swiss chard, collards, kale, and snow peas are planted in September. Blackberry and Raspberry plants at this time of year have a tendency to trail along the ground. Take the trailing canes or runners and tie them back to their arbor. For more information on planting fall vegetables click to read my blog post Here.

Seeds sow cool season seeds of snapdragons, dianthus, pansies, calendulas, and sweet alyssum to be planted in mid to late fall. Sow seeds of bluebonnets and other Georgia spring wildflowers this month to be planted in the garden. The wildflowers will establish a root system during the fall for spring blooms.

Tropical Foliage Plants Check plants that are spending the summer outdoors for insects. Use an insecticidal soap, if needed. Your houseplants can be fertilized biweekly with a water soluble plant food. Hibiscus and More has a wonderful selection of houseplants. 

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Certified Texas Nursery Professional #1282

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Friday, July 25, 2014

Plant Stands and Garden Décor Sale

Plant Stands and Garden Décor Sale

Save 25 percent off your order on Plant Stands and Garden Décor. Sale starts today July 25, 2014 to August 25, 2014. Pictured are just a few of the Plant Stands and Garden Décor on Sale. Visit Hibiscus and Your Online Garden Store to order.

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Mother's Day Gifts

Mother’s Day Gifts

Garden Flag with StandMother's Day is Sunday, May 11.  Let's make it special for your special mother! Coe Steinwart Garden Flag
Give her a garden flag by Coë ( approx, 11 x 15") to add a splash of color to her garden all summer long!  Or, maybe a large house flag (approx.28 x 40") to display on her porch, or gazebo!  She'll love it! Click to Order Coë’s Garden Flags.
We also offer hummingbird feeders, bird houses and bird baths to make your mother smile on her big day! 
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