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Summer hail storms can arrive quickly and sometimes without warning, leaving your garden vulnerable to hailstones, high winds, and heavy rain. Even small hail can tear or crush delicate plant leaves, leaving the plants with damage that can be difficult to recover from. Some young plants can be completely destroyed by hail storms, so protecting them before the storms arrive is critical. Common household items can be used to protect the plants from tears and breakage.
Before planting, keep the plant in a cool area and away from direct sunlight and water daily until planted. When moving the tree to the planting location, refrain from carrying the plant by the trunk or stem.
To prepare the hole: dig the hole twice as wide as the container size and 1-2” shallower. Add 1/3 Cotton Burr Compost or Soil Pep to the soil taken out of the hole and mix well. Be sure to bust up clay chunks!
To all our valued customers,
Since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak and stay-at-home orders that were issued in the Spring of 2020, there has been an unprecedented demand for plants nationwide. Coupled with that, there were very unusual weather events that caused the loss of crops in major plant-growing regions such as the Pacific Northwest and Texas with freezes this spring. All of this has combined to create a situation where the demand for plants is greater than ever and the national supply of plants is lower than ever.
Spider mites are common pest problems on many plants around yards and gardens in Colorado. Injury is caused as they feed, bruising the cells with their small, whiplike mouthparts and ingesting the sap.
Damaged areas typically appear marked with many small, light flecks, giving the plant a somewhat speckled appearance. Other symptoms of injury include flecking, discoloration (bronzing), and scorching of leaves. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for these pests because injury to your plant can lead to leaf loss and even plant death.
‘Spring Snow’ gets its name from the fragrant white blossoms that cover the small crabapple tree in spring. They contrast brilliantly with the bright green of the foliage. If you are looking for a fruitless crabapple, you might want to think about growing ‘Spring Snow’ crabapples. Read on for tips on how to grow a ‘Spring Snow’ crabapple (Malus ‘Spring Snow’) and other information!
Spring Snow Crabapple Information
If you have mugo pine in your yard make sure to pinch back the new growth to keep them from getting too big. Pinching them keeps them in a tight mound and allows them to live a long useful life span. If you don't have Mugo Pine... what are you doing!? Come and see us and pick up one of your own!
1. Dig a hole twice as wide as the ball and 1-2” shallower than the ball so that the ball protrudes above the soil line. The hole should not be too deep.
2. When moving the tree to the hole, please handle it by the ball only - not by the trunk. Leave the wire and burlap in place until you have the tree where you want it.
It is time to plant your bare root asparagus, rhubarb, and strawberries! Bareroot plants are inexpensive ways to start these garden plants. Asparagus is a plant that takes some patience so be sure to plant it with a lot of organic matter. It takes about three years before you will be able to harvest any of the sprouts, but it will be worth it!
This hardy, late-blooming lilac from Korea has purple buds that open to single, fragrant pale lilac flowers and wonderful burgundy-red fall foliage.
Scientific Name: Syringa Patyla 'Miss Kim'
USDA Hardiness Zone: 3
Habit: Upright Rounded
Fall Color: Burgundy Red
Flower Color: Lilac Purple
Foliage Color: Medium Green
Mature Height: 6'-8'
Bloom Time: Late Spring
Size Class: Medium
Exposure: Full Sun
Moisture Requirements: Moderate