With a 3 to 3 1/2 month growing season here in northern Minnesota, I have to help my blooms with a little fertilizer. This is what has worked consistently for me.
4 days ago
May I suggest that instead of the blue chemical fertilizer, you try fish and/or kelp emulsion
instead? The blue stuff will work great at first but over time will kill off beneficial soil microbes -- each year your plants will begin to decline, have a harder time establishing new annual plantings, etc. My parents' half dead garden is a testimonial to the hazards of the chemical fertilizer methods.
Hometalk member and gardener extraordinaire Barb Rosen recently wrote of her nightmare experience with chameleon plant, Houttuynia cordata, and what may be her life-long project of getting rid of it. But Barb surely isn't alone in having planted something she regretted. For me, my biggest mistake was planting gooseneck loosestrife, Lysimachia clethroides. I'd heard how "rambunctious" the plant could be, but I had a dry,
on Jun 10, 2013
Zone 9,morning glories -- esp. the "Grandpa Ott's" variety. It has been 5 years since I last
allowed one to bloom in my back yard and still I am continually pulling up morning glory seedlings every day! Grandpa Ott made sure he'd be remembered, just not in a positive way...