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Issue Forty Two
New For 2015
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Bloom Pads

The new and fast way to plant bulbs.

Dig a hole, insert pad,
water in and watch go "bloom" in the spring.

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September 27th!
In the Garden With Abby
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Follow Abby this summer in the garden with new videos each week on our "You Tube" Page.

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Good Afternoon Great-Gardeners,

Thank you to the attendees, vendors, volunteers, and donors for a very successful Ladies' Nite Out. We hope you all had fun.

In this issue, how to plant trees and shrubs, watering newly planted trees and shrubs and fall favorites.

If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, hit reply. I would love to hear from you. As always, have a great-gardening day.

P.S. Now is the time to protect your trees with tree wrap.  Rutting season has started and young bucks are using the trees to remove the felt from their antlers. They can cause major damage if the tree is not protected.
New Shipment Of Trees & Shrubs Just Arrived!
Planting Trees & Shrubs
Planting Hole:
To plant your tree or shrub, dig the hole 2 times as wide as the diameter of the root ball, but shallow. Do not dig too deep - once the plant is placed in the hole, the top of the root ball should be 1 to 3 inches above grade level
Placing Your Plant in the Hole:

Remove all tags, wires or ropes from the stems or trunk and do the following:
Balled & Burlapped Plants:
Place the plant directly in the hole. Wire baskets do not need to be completely removed from large plants - simply leave the basket on the root ball and use wire-cutters to remove as much of the basket as possible once in the hole.

Remove the nylon strings, plastic liners, or synthetic burlap materials.

The top half of the biodegradable burlap can be removed once the plant is in the hole. Do not attempt to remove the burlap from under the plant; this could damage the root ball.

Pour diluted Root Master solution over the root ball, following the recommendations on the bottle.
Plastic Pots:
Water plants thoroughly while still in the container before planting. Ease the pot off without disturbing the root ball.

Cut any circling roots, loosen the remaining roots and place the root ball in the hole. If the roots are extremely dense, you may need to make a few shallow cuts through the roots on the side and bottom of the root ball.

Pour Diluted Root Master solution over the root ball following the instructions on the label.
Fiber Pots:
For best results, completely remove the container before planting. However, if the plant does not have a very established root system remove the pot bottoms, slit the sides, and tear off the rim of the pot to prevent drying out.

Any fiber sticking out of the hole acts as a wick and should be removed.

Pour diluted Root Master solution over the root ball following the instructions on the label.
Enriching Your Soil and Backfilling
To loosen the soil and allow for great root development add Bumper Crop and Master Start fertilizer and follow the label instructions. Pine Bark Soil Conditioner can be substituted for Bumper Crop if necessary.

Mix uniformly with the soil dug from the hole, then back fill your planting hole with this enriched mix.

When your hole is about half-filled, straighten and level the plant and tamp the soil down carefully. Then fill the hole with the enriched soil to its original level.

Use excess soil to build a ring a few inches away from the plant. Water will have the ability to collect in this saucer and move slowly down the root zone of the plant as well as minimize run-off.

With acid-loving plants like azaleas, rhododendrons, and hollies, add soil sulfur with the other ingredients for lush, healthy plants.
Watering Newly Planted Trees & Shrubs
Water slowly so as to attain deep water penetration that will settle the soil and prevent air pockets. You want the root ball to be completely saturated when finished watering.

Water thoroughly at least once or twice a week if the rainfall is less than one inch per week.

Use a rain gauge to properly monitor rainfall. If the weather is extremely hot, or if we are experiencing a dry period, you may need to water more often.

Do not water every day. Give your new plant a good soaking every couple of days, letting the soil dry out in between waterings.

The goal is to soak down below the root system to encourage deep rooting. Everyday watering at the surface can cut off the oxygen supply and suffocate roots.

Water your plants in the morning hours to prevent diseases and evaporation of moisture. Continue watering regularly throughout the growing season. You should check the plant's watering needs for at least the first two growing seasons.
Fall Favorites
Cercidiphyllum japonicum

Distinctive, blue-green, heart shaped leaves through out summer turn to beautiful shades of gold, orange and red in fall. Sometimes called Caramel tree for the light caramel smell it emits during leaf fall.

Height: 30-50 Feet
Width: 35 Feet

15 Gallon - $179
Tulip Poplar
Liriodendron tulipifera

One of the larges native trees of the Eastern United States. This stately tree is fast growing and great for large spaces.  In late spring flowers, resembling tulips appear followed in fall by captivating bright yellow foliage.

Height: 60-80 Feet
Width: 35 Feet

15 Gallon - $129
'Green Gable' Black Gum
Nyssa sylvatica 'Green Gable'

Also known as Black Tupelo or Sour Gum. It is another native known for its brilliant red fall color.

Height: 50-60 Feet
Width 20-30 Feet
15 gallon - $179
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