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  1. What do I do if a plant is not growing vigorously the first year the way I expected it to?

    What do I do if a plant is not growing vigorously the first year the way I expected it to?
    English: A screen planting of bamboo, used to hide a roadway (Photo credit: Wikipedia) First we have to determine why. Sometimes it is in the nature of the plant not to grow vigorously in the first year, such as Monkey Puzzle or Bamboo. More often the root system is not growing and establishing properly. There can be several reasons...
  2. Planting in Cold or Warm Spring Weather

    Planting in Cold or Warm Spring Weather
    PLANTING:  So long as the ground is not under water or water-logged, frozen, or covered with snow, and the weather is above freezing when you plant, you can plant dormant potted or bare root plants. For optimal results planting bare root plants, day time temperatures should be below the mid-60's for several weeks following planting (to give roots time to establish before...
  3. It's planting time for moderate winter climates!

    It's planting time for moderate winter climates!
    A test site with several fruit tree forms located at Gaasbeek Castle. (Wikicommons) Planting time has arrived for those in moderate winter climates including people living west of the Cascade Mountains in the Pacific Northwest. So long as the ground is not under water or water-logged, frozen or covered with snow, and the temperature is above freezing when you...
  4. Dig Up Potted Bulbs Now to Force Early Spring Color

    Dig Up Potted Bulbs Now to Force Early Spring Color
    English: Tulip, 2005 Floriade, Canberra (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Dig up potted bulbs you sunk in the ground last fall to force early spring color. Keep them in a cool greenhouse or basement and provide 12 hours a day of supplemental light. When flower buds start showing some color bring them inside to enjoy. The flowers will last longer if they...
  5. Planting tips for gardeners in warm and maritime climate areas

    Planting tips for gardeners in warm and maritime climate areas
    Planting of potted and bare root stock can begin in January in moderate winter climate locations. In some southern areas January is the best month for planting. West of the Cascade Mountains in the Pacific Northwest, so long as the ground is not under water or water-logged, frozen, or covered with snow, you can go ahead and plant. Planting at...

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