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The Knock Out® Family of Roses are easy to grow and do not require special care. They are the most disease resistant rose on the market. They have stunning flower power with a generous bloom cycle (about every 5-6 weeks) that will continue until the first hard frost. All of the Knock Out® Roses are self-cleaning so there is no need to deadhead.
The Knock Out® Family of Roses are winter hardy to USDA Zone 5 and heat tolerant throughout the entire U.S.
If unpruned, The Knock Out® Family of Roses can easily grow to be more than 3-4′ wide x 3-4′ tall. Periodic trims will keep them maintained at a smaller size. A once a year cut (to about 12-18″ above the ground) in early spring (after the last hard frost) is also recommended for maximum performance.
The Knock Out® Family of Roses can fit into any landscape. Plant them individually among shrubs, annuals and perennials in mixed beds and borders. Plant them in large groups to create a colorful hedge. Plant them along a foundation to provide a bright border.
Information and Images: Willoway Nurseries, Inc.
- Produce from early spring to late autumn
- Each stem makes it own bouquet
- Fun to change the colors by adjusting the acid in your soil
- Can grow in pots or landscapes
- Hardy in our zone 5
- Flower heads look great dried
- And your favorite grenhouse, Mile Tree will have a variety available this season!
The full tutorial can be found at Living-Art-By-Designrevolver
Buddleia, better know as Butterfly Bush, has long, lilac-like clusters of blossoms that are a magnet for attracting butterflies, bees, and depending on the color, hummingbirds (but deer do not like). They are fragrant and easy to grow, blooming mid-summer until frost. Check out our dwarf varieties this spring at the greenhouse that grow no more than 2-3 ft tall and are seed sterile to prevent invasiveness. They need no deadheading, but do require some trimming in late winter, early spring.
Raspberry Shortcake ™ is the inaugural variety of the BrazelBerries Collection. It is a compact,
mounding plant, reaching 24″ to 36″. It’s ideally suited for large patio containers, requires no staking, no companion pollinator, and have upright canes..without a single thorn. And it rewards home gardeners with super sweet raspberries mid-summer.
These are perfect to incorporate right in with your existing shrubs or patio pots as part of an edible landscape. Kids love them and they are a healthy, natural snack they can pick fresh from your plants!
Mile Tree Greenhouse will have these in 3 gallon pots available around the first of April.
Cucumber Beetle is a common name given to members of two genera of beetles, Diabrotica and Acalymma, both in the family Chrysomelidae. The name stems from the tendency for adults of these beetles to be found on the leaves and flowers of cucurbits; which are plant species of the melon, cucumber and squash varieties.
The two most common pests in this family are the striped cucumber beetle and spotted cucumber beetle, which looks very much like a green ladybug. However, unlike the ladybug, cucumber beetles are not considered beneficial insects. They are sucking invaders which harm crops and ornamental plants.
At two stages of their approx. 8 week lifespan, these insects cause damage to plants. Adults will attack the tender young growth of stems and leaves, and the buds and petals on mature specimens. They also carry and spread the bacterial wilt organism, Erwinia tracheiphila and the cucumber mosaic virus. Eggs are laid in clusters on the underside of host leaves, and hatch into yellowish larvae (coloration varies) approx 1⁄2 inches (13 mm) long. The larvae then commence to feed on plant roots by tunneling into the ground. In some areas, the larvae is called the “corn rootworm”.
Cucumber beetles can attack and overwinter in corn and bean fields; in some areas they may hide out in compost or trash piles. Eradication consists of manual removal, keeping cultivated areas free of litter and debris from infested plants, and application of pyrethrin-containing insecticides applied directly to host plants, such as Cyfluthrin or a non-systemic organphosphate insectside like malathion.
Caution and strict adherence to safety instructions and directions-for-use are advised when using insecticides, especially on plants bearing produce for human or animal consumption.
Common problems you may be experiencing with your squash.
For information on identification, preventive measures, and control, check out the information in these links from OSU, University of KY and Gardening.About. Article from UK is a good one but note chemical regulations vary from state to state. Always read caution labels on any pesticides before use.
The melampodium is one of the most prolific of summer annuals, in more ways than one. First, it stays covered with small yellow, daisy-like flowers, about an inch in diameter, from an early age. Second, these flowers make seed like the tribes of man and cover the earth, seedlings coming up constantly all during the growing season, and even from one season to the next. Foliage is bright, not dark green; and the yellow, many-petaled flowers have a darker bronzy-orange center. They need good sun to bloom well, and must stay watered, though they are not fussy.
Most of the melampodium species come from the new world tropics in regions that include the Caribbean and from South America, through Central America to the southwestern United States.
Use by itself in large continous mounds or use a contrasting back drop of other sun loving plants such as celosia or gereniums.
Melampodium is an happy little plant that is very generous with its near continuous displays of yellow daisylike flowers. Butter daisy (a happier name) will prolifically reseed each season requiring no assistance from the gardener! It is a rugged plant that can stand up to summer’s heat and retain its fine flowers and fresh appearance.
Photo Credit: Taken In Our Greenhouse 6-8-12
Content: Portions Taken From Floridata.Com
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