Topped Azaleas

8/1/2019 – The azaleas between the backyard and the barnyard have grown well since we cut them back here. By the end of the next bloom, they will be too high again and, besides, Mary said I would regret it if I did not trim them now. I am not stupid and did as told. […]

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Fed Hydrangeas

7/25/2019 – The Lime Light Hydrageas and the original mop head blue one at the patio is beginning to bloom but the leaves look lime green and the none of the plants are lush. Based on the quote below, mixed up a concoction of 1 tbsp Miracle Grow, a one count of liquid iron and […]

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Soil Samples Sent to Auburn

7/23/2019 – Prepared and mailed in three soil samples to the Soil Lab at Auburn University. “Big Garden, north end” – Collected about 6 samples with a hand trowel in the dirt that had been bush hogged then disked several times to begin incorporating the pea vines and bean bushes. Blended the bucket of dirt […]

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Sprayed Azaleas for Lace Bugs

7/22/2019 – Sprayings this spring with new Sevin has not deterred the lace bugs and the white stippling is showing up again. Mixed Martin’s Imidacloprid according to directions (at least 1.5 tsp/gallon) and sprayed all the foliage’s topside–where the white lace was evident and clear leaves. Add Dawn as a surfactant. Sprayed ALL the azaleas–the […]

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