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July 2021
Issue 148
Hello Great Gardeners,
I hope you are having a great relaxing summer.

My daughter started band camp this week. She is learning Colorguard. I hope she has as much fun as I did in band camp. I miss those years of school.

On another note, in this issue, blossom end rot and deadheading. We have had many calls about both in the last month.
As always, if you have any questions, comments or suggestions, hit reply. I would love to hear from you. Have a great-gardening day.

'Limelight' Hydrangea Tree
'Limelight' Hydrangea Tree
Huge, football-shaped flowers open in an elegant celadon green that looks fresh and clean in summer's heat. The blooms age to an array of pink, red, and burgundy which persists through frost for months of irresistible flowers.

Grows: 6-8 Feet Tall & Wide
Light: Sun/ Pt Shade
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Blossom End Rot
Blossom end rot is caused by calcium deficiency, usually induced by fluctuations in the plant's water supply. To help prevent blossom end rot, follow the tips below:
  • Maintain consistent levels of moisture in the soil throughout the growing season by giving your plants adequate water. Water thoroughly at the root zone in the morning to prevent diseases. Tomato plants need about 1.5 inches of water per week during fruiting. Extreme fluctuations in soil moisture can result in a greater incidence of blossom end rot.
  • Mulch will help maintain even moisture.
  • Allow soil to warm before planting; cold soils limit nutrient uptake.
  • Avoid fertilizers high in nitrogen. Fertilize tomatoes with Tomato-Tone, which has additional calcium needed by tomatoes. It works excellent on peppers, as well! Master Nursery Bumper Crop Fertilizer is another fertilizer that works on both Tomatoes and Vegetables.
Blossom end rot is not just a tomato thing, it can happen to peppers, cucumbers, and eggplants as well.

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Deadheading Plants
Deadheading your perennials, shrubs, roses, and annuals is important to keep your plants healthy and looking their best.

Although it sounds threatening, deadheading is not harmful to plants. The term "Deadheading" means the removal of flowers that have already put on their show.

When blooms start to fade, brown, curl, or otherwise look unattractive, it's time to trim them off, allowing the other flowers to shine.

The longer you leave fading flowers, the longer the plant will waste energy on dying blooms instead of new growth and new buds.

The simplest method is to pinch off the faded blooms with finger and thumb. Aim to remove the flower with its stalk to ensure the plant looks tidy.

To deadhead plants with tough or stringy stems, use secateurs (pruners), scissors, or a knife.

Because deadheading, like other types of pruning, is so species-specific, it can be challenging to group plants into categories.

However, for most plants, all you need to remember is to prune spent flowers and stems back to a point where there's a new lateral flower or bud. If no new flower is apparent, prune the stem back to a lateral leaf.
Aechmea 'Del Mar'
Has bright light green leaves that are broad and leathery. The leaves are surrounded by small but very sharp spines. The most stunning characteristic of the Del Mar is its flower spike. The flower spike itself is hot pink rising above the foliage in the middle. On the end of the flower spikes are brilliant bluish-purple bracts. This cultivar grows to about a foot high and thrives in light shade.
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  • 3 Inch Sunpatiens
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  • 4 Inch Gray Pots
  • 4 Inch Terra Pots
  • 6 Inch Ruellia
  • 9 Inch Wave Petunias
  • 7.5 Inch Confetti Combos
The grasshoppers favorite foods are grasses, leaves and cereal crops.

Locusts are actually species of short-horned grasshoppers, they often gather in large swarms and can destroy entire fields of crops, because a single grasshopper can eat half its body weight in plants per day. In just the U.S. they cause about $1.5 billion in damage to grazing lands each year.

There are around 11,000 known species of grasshopper found around the world.

They are commonly eaten in African, Central and South American countries, the insect is a very good source of protein.

There are two main groups of grasshoppers: Long-horned and short-horned.

When a grasshopper is picked up, they ‘spit’ a brown liquid this liquid is believed to protect them from attacks by insects such as ants and other predators.

Several successive dry seasons can cause grasshopper populations to increase, especially if the intervening winters are mild so that large numbers of nymphs survive.

In Japan, they are considered a sign of good luck.

In February 2020, researchers from Washington University in St. Louis announced they had engineered "cyborg grasshoppers" capable of accurately detecting explosives.
Dill Spread
1 tbsp. lemon juice
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
2 tsp. dill weed
1/2 tsp. garlic powder

Combine all ingredients and chill at least 2 hours or more to blend flavors. Good served on crackers or bagels with smoked salmon.
Chipotle Garlic Marinade
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup red wine vinegar
2 tbsp. honey
1 tbsp. chopped fresh ginger
4 cloves garlic
1/2 tsp. chipotle pepper

In a medium bowl mix all ingredients. Coat desired meats before cooking.
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