Watering Your Plants Too Much Will Drown Them!
During this incredible heat, we think that watering our plants more often is better for them. Since WE are so thirsty, it means that our plants must be… right?
When plants don’t look healthy it is tempting to give them more water and often this is a mistake. A mistake not easy to diagnose because in many instances too much water mimics the signs of too little water. Below are six signs you can easily recognize to determine if you are giving your plants too much water.
1. YOUR PLANT IS WILTING BUT IT LOOKS LIKE IT HAS PLENTY OF WATER
2. THE TIPS OF THE LEAVES TURN BROWN
3. LEAVES TURN BROWN AND WILT
4. EDEMA (yes, even plants get swollen)
5. YELLOW LEAVES
6. LEAF FALL
If you’re not sure, then bring in a sample to either location and let our gardening experts help!
RUSSIAN SAGE, MUMS, ORNAMENTAL GRASSES AND ROSE OF SHARON!
Varieties differ by location so stop by both stores for the best selection!
You can continue planting perennials this month as long as you do it in the cool of the day (early morning and late afternoon to early evening).
Divide and replant your spring-blooming perennials now, including your once-blooming bearded iris (you might want to wait till Spring to divide your re-blooming irises). Cut off any diseased or shriveled iris parts and put them into the garbage (not the compost heap). If you have been pinching your mums, stop so they can set buds for fall bloom. They should no longer be pinched, especially after Summer began.
I know, I know, with the temperatures in the 90s, you are not yet thinking of Fall flowers. We, however, have been busy growing a crop of garden mums. We carry many varieties and colors. The blooms last for weeks, and they are perennial.
Most mums are offered later in the season and sometimes the plant does not survive because the roots don’t have enough time to establish. Our small pots are ready to purchase and be planted in your garden. Find a nice sunny spot where they won’t be disturbed and next year they will reward you with even more blooms.
Last week the Garden Guru chatted about ornamental grasses and wildflowers. Lynn mentioned that ornamental grasses have become very popular as have their native counterparts in planting xeriscaped gardens. Once you get these grasses established they will reseed and come back bigger and better every year. If you live in the country or have a large yard you probably have some native grasses and wildflowers already present. If that’s the case, then Payne’s suggests that you just fertilize them. Lynn also mentioned that Payne’s has wonderful blends of wildflowers that are very fragrant and they also created a special blend just for hummingbirds. Listen to Lynn’s tip below on find out how to plant these grasses and wildflowers for a most successful xeriscaped garden.
Tune in every Friday on KHFM Radio (95.5 FM) between 4 and 5 pm you’ll hear Lynn Payne’s tip of the week. The “Garden Guru” himself provides information on different topics including gardening tips, fun facts about plants, how to plant and prepare your garden for each season and special announcements. CLICK below to listen.
Congratulations to RUBYANNE E. – the winner of this week’s Payne’s Photo Contest
and a $25 Gift certificate to Payne’s!
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