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Old 03-19-2008, 01:59 PM   #21
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LOL! I love this thread!

Already got my gardening going and the
whole kit and caboodle - but of course
I live in the tropic zone so I start in
Dec & Jan ... months earlier than y'all.

If anyone's in the DEEP SOUTH - I can
HELP y'all down there - but I can't
answer any questions outside of that
zone though .... SORRY CHARLIE!
(oops - didn't mean to steal the line
from Starkist!)


Collard Greens Anyone??


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Old 03-19-2008, 02:04 PM   #22
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Um...how do I get my husband to send me flowers?

Only kidding, great thread guys!

<---- still waiting for a response!

Excellent question because I'm sure
10,000+ women are still waiting for
an answer!

I never could get my (ex) husband to
get me any flowers - I ended up buying
my OWN Rose Bushes! Geesh!

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Love this idea, I have tons of questions!

I have a Dwarf Magnolia and a Witchhazel (zone 7). When do I fertilize them, how often and how? Some people have told me to poke holes in the ground and put fertilizer there (with fertilizer made for that way) others have said the kind to sprinkle in the area is better.


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Old 03-19-2008, 04:48 PM   #24
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Oh sure, skip right over western PA! I don't just need a plan, I need an overhaul.
And once you leave Holly's maybe you could scamper on to central PA. I need a plan too! Although we'll probably just end up on my porch drinking and shootin' the breeze! LOL
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Although we'll probably just end up on my porch drinking and shootin' the breeze! LOL
That's a good plan


My next question, Can I grow Wisteria in a huge container? I'm trying to hide a wall but there is a french drain at the base so nothing will grow in the ground. Any other type of plant you recomend?
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Love this idea, I have tons of questions!

I have a Dwarf Magnolia and a Witchhazel (zone 7). When do I fertilize them, how often and how? Some people have told me to poke holes in the ground and put fertilizer there (with fertilizer made for that way) others have said the kind to sprinkle in the area is better.


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Fertilize them now with a fertilizer that is a bit higher in Phosphorus. Fertilizers have what they call an NPK ratio, 3 numbers. A balanced ratio of 8-8-8 or 10-10-10 is fine this time of year, but in a couple of months you will want to give it a fertilizer with a 5-10-5 ratio.

A broadcast, granular type fertilizer that waters in easily is just fine. Miracle Gro makes a good one and so does Scott. Whatever is easiest for you to use and convenient. Just watch the ratio on the bag.


General Purpose Fertilizer - designed to provide basic nutrients for any plant, best for trees and shrubs.
· Lawn Fertilizer - Tends to have more nitrogen which turfgrass needs
· Flower Garden Fertilizer - Tends to have a bit more phosphorous which is needed to help encourage blossoms.
· Vegetable Garden Fertilizer - Higher percentage of all major nutrients since closely planted vegetables need more food.
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That's a good plan


My next question, Can I grow Wisteria in a huge container? I'm trying to hide a wall but there is a french drain at the base so nothing will grow in the ground. Any other type of plant you recomend?
If you can containerize a Wisteria...more power to you!!!

I would suggest a Clematis. They are much easier to grow in a large container and you can put up a nice trellis for them. Wisteria are very vigorous and invasive and I don't think you could contain it in any type of container except maybe a dump truck! LOL!
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And once you leave Holly's maybe you could scamper on to central PA. I need a plan too! Although we'll probably just end up on my porch drinking and shootin' the breeze! LOL
Sure Jess...send me pictures!
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Awww, I kill everything I touch, LOL!!! Can you two help me with my house plants? I'm murdering my spider plants, the aloa vera, my prayer plant...... oh, and the boston fern has lost most of it's leaves. There's a few others that I haven't killed yet, but I can tell you they are not very happy. Maybe it's my singing to them that's doing it????

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Wow! What a fantastic thread!

I don't have a question at the moment, but I'm sure I'll have plenty when spring gets closer where I live, and we're ready to start putting the garden in order.

I'm wondering if there may be a way this could be made a sticky....if the Mods, Av8rgirl & Brain agree that is?
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