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Thuja Whipcord
Prices start at : 24.95 USD / 1 GAL

A 2 to 3 inch layer of mulch is sufficient but remember to take care not to cover any part of the stem of the plant with mulch. Plants such as Thuja Whipcord grow best if they are fertilized once in the spring and again in early summer.
United States, Maryland
Anna’s Magic Ball Arborvitae
Prices start at : 44.95 USD / 3 GAL

It is important to always use sharp tools when pruning Anna’s Magic Ball Arborvitae or any plant for that matter. Any type of mulch will do but cypress or hardwood mulch will be of a higher quality and provide better nutrition overall as they breakdown.
United States, Maryland
Pieris Flaming Silver
Prices start at : 29.95 USD / 1 GAL

The amount of chemical fertilizer used per plant will vary with the size of the plant and it’s root system. At the recommended rate this will give the plant a boost of nitrogen that will be needed for healthy abundant foliage.
United States, Maryland
Dwarf Globe Blue Spruce
Prices start at : 44.95 USD / 2 GAL

Pruning has been described as a “combination of art and science.” I personally find pruning to be one of the most relaxing yet rewarding chores in the garden. This is a very loose estimate, so please read the directions on the fertilizer before applying...
United States, Maryland
Gold Lace Juniper
Prices start at : 21.95 USD / 1 GAL

It creates a barrier between the roots of the plant and fungus and pathogens that can cause root rot. Many times, less expensive fertilizers are sold that contain only the major elements needed, but not the minor elements.
United States, Maryland
Grow A Kalanchoe
This favorite house plant appears in stores around the time of the Chinese New Year. Rot is probably the most persistent problem caused by over-zealous watering. A sunny south-facing window during the winter months ensures adequate light, but you might...
United States, California
Thuja Fire Chief
Prices start at : 24.95 USD / 1 GAL

Knives, hand cutters, saws, and shears should be sharpened if necessary before pruning any plants. Mulching helps to keep weeds away which will compete with your new investment for water and nutrients.
United States, Maryland
Distylium Blue Cascade
Prices start at : 48.95 USD / 3 GAL

Plants that are deficient in Nitrogen are usually not growing vigorously, and sometimes exhibit pale colored foliage. Removing the dead and dying limbs will minimize the possibility of diseases such as “die back” and will also allow the plant to re-concentrate...
United States, Maryland
Conserving Water in the garden with Rain Barrels
You also need ventilation incase the tool heats the plastic. A jump is a small hose that links barrels together in succession to fill one after the other from a single downspout. Get both the same size and only buy one bit.Units to make a PVC overflow:...
United States, California
Garden Styles: Xeriscape
Check all specifications for any plant you are considering for a clay-dominated area.Even drought-tolerant species must be watered to become established. Consider where the specimens originated; what are the conditions in their native habitat?
United States, California
A Visit to Southern California (and Lots of Cool Plants!)
Most of my articles reflect my west Kentucky location and have a southeastern North American themes. Our west Kentucky winters are considerably colder than theirs and succulent plants tend to rot when the temperatures are cold and damp.
United States, California
A Burning Question: Why Grow a Gas Plant?
Dictamnus, commonly known as a gas plant, is an interesting specimen to include in your perennial garden. Once I mention some of the unique characteristics of the plant, however, which gave it the common names "gas plant" and "burning bush," visitors...
United States, California
Sargent Green Juniper
Prices start at : 39.95 USD / 3 GAL

Pruning has been described as a “combination of art and science.” I personally find pruning to be one of the most relaxing yet rewarding chores in the garden. This is a very loose estimate, so please read the directions on the fertilizer before applying...
United States, Maryland
Little Giant Arborvitae
Prices start at : 24.95 USD / 1 GAL

It is important to always use sharp tools when pruning Little Giant Arborvitae or any plant for that matter. Any type of mulch will do but cypress or hardwood mulch will be of a higher quality and provide better nutrition overall as they breakdown.
United States, Maryland
Blue Rug Juniper
Prices start at : 17.95 USD / 1 GAL

In order for Blue Rug Juniper to give their maximum performance, certain fertilization requirements must be met. For example, a 4-8-8 fertilizer with minor elements included would be a good choice for a well established juniper.
United States, Maryland
Blue Tamarix Juniper
Prices start at : 17.95 USD / 1 GAL

Many gardeners apply a pruning sealant or paint to all cut surfaces after pruning, but that practice is generally not necessary. When pruning established junipers where no labeling is present on a variety to identify it, you need to look at the general...
United States, Maryland
Blue Pacific Juniper
Prices start at : 19.95 USD / 1 GAL

A sharp cut will heal quicker than a jagged cut, which will also minimize the likelihood of disease investing a cut during pruning. Pruning has been described as a “combination of art and science.” Pruning a specific plant to look a specific way,...
United States, Maryland
Sunflowers on the Beach
As plants become older, they become woody and exhausted. Most likely, once you have a good stand of this plant, you will never need to purchase plants or seeds again. Seeds of cultivars may not come back true to type, and since the plants hybridize readily,...
United States, California
Border Stonecrops from the Genus Hylotelephium
For the most part, they are fail-safe and plants are attractive all season. These are highly attractive to bees and butterflies, making the border stonecrops a must-have for the butterfly or wildlife garden.
United States, California
Texas Ranger, Leucophyllum frutescens
If space is an issue, it is better to grow one of the smaller cultivars than to repeatedly have to trim a larger plant.Below is a list of Texas ranger cultivars. This plant is widely used in the desert cities of the American southwest.
United States, California
Manzanita
Listing information for all of the species is beyond the scope of this article but much information can be found in Sunset'sIn nature, manzanitas are usually found in rocky or sandy areas and in the garden, they need excellent drainage.
United States, California
Pieris Valley Rose
Prices start at : 27.95 USD / 1 GAL

Never fertilize a plant with a chemical fertilizer if the plant looks sick or wilted. When you have selected your fertilizer and are ready to apply it, be sure to rake your mulch back to the drip line of each plant.
United States, Maryland
Pieris Mountain Fire (Japanese Andromeda)
Prices start at : 27.95 USD / 1 GAL

Be careful with products such as miracle-grow as these products can burn newly planted plants when not used at the recommended rates. When pruning established Pieris where no labeling is present on a variety to identify it, you need to look at the general...
United States, Maryland
Golden Pacific Juniper
Prices start at : 44.95 USD / 3 GAL

In general gardening terms, pruning is probably the most misunderstood gardening chore, and certainly, the chore that is most likely neglected. A deficiency of Phosphorus may affect the energy transfer in the plant, and result in stunted growth as well.
United States, Maryland
An introduction to Aloe Flowers, part 4 of 5: Aloes S-Z
It is a shame this is not a commonly available plantThe flowers are actually covered with a thin later of white fuzz giving the plant its obvious nameIt is a great tree aloe for those who want a fast, attractive species that makes great flowers- these...
United States, California
Salvia Blue Hill
Prices start at : 15.95 USD / 1 Gal

Blue Hill is easily grown in average, dry to medium, well-drained soils in full sun. Salvia Blue Hill has rough green foliage with numerous spikes of sky blue blooms rising a moderate 15″ from the compact plant.
United States, Maryland
High Chaparral: Salvia clevelandii
Reading the label (which didn't provide a specific cultivar name), I learned my plant was hardy, evergreen and a rather large native. Mid-April in Texas means plant sales, and I was delighted to come across this hardy sage at the recent Heard Museum spring...
United States, California
Salvia spathacea: Crimson Pitcher Sage
According to the belief, if the patient recovered, the sorcerer would then die. They also spread by creeping rhizomes. Plants prefer rich soil and partial shade. The trail grades from chaparral to woodland.
United States, California
Sunshine Ligustrum
Prices start at : 42.95 USD / 3 GAL

Try to cure the problem before adding fertilizer. Sunshine Ligustrum favors nutrient rich soil and ample fertilization. As mentioned one spring application of a balanced fertilizer should more than suffice.
United States, Maryland