Thursday, February 26, 2009

Guide Tips for Family to Grow Flowers in Winter II

3. Watering
Live plants that been transplanted at the beginning of the year are needn’t to be watering, unless the soil is very dry.

Plants been transplanted in spring and summer days which are still not survived fully, if the weather has no rain for a long time, which should be watered through spraying its tree crowns about every ten days.

Flowers, grass or shrubs transplanted in days of later autumn and former winter, whose watering should been paid more attention to, give them a watering once a week thus to ensure their successful survival.

Evergreen flowers and shrubs grow in the garden, could be given a spray watering to their crowns around midday in sunny days, so as to clean its dusts adhered to their leaves, and give them a better condition of photosynthesis.

4. Fertilization

Ground grow flowers and shrubs which had been trimmed, such as camellia, chimonanthus, jasminum nudiflorum, fuchsia, magnolia, purple magnolia, rose, lagerstroemia indica, redbud, begonia, edgeworthia chrysantha, sweet-scented osmanthus, banana shrub and so on, around their roots you could dig a external circular groove with a depth more than 15 centimeter, and lay in some composite fertilizer or fertilizer cakes, which to meet their demand of growing in the next year.


As for flowers and shrubs which been transplanted newly in days of later autumn and early winter, any forms of fertilization are unsuitable and should be stopped.

As to ground grow flowers and plants grow in north areas, such as carnation, hollyhock, collard, Verbena, Phlox, daisies, Calendula officinalis, pansy and so on, you can continue to nourish them with low-concentrated liquid fertilizer.


5. Pest Prevention and Control

For flowers and shrubs whose trunk diameters reach to 2-3cm or above, you could prepare white pigments yourself and whitewash their trunks, thus to reduce the incidence of pests in the coming year.

For plants with exposed trunks partly, you could also prepare or buy lime sulfur mixture (ESA) to daub their trunks, thus to prevent rotting or worm eaten on their wood parts. Before daubing, you should check their trunks, barks and roots, and cleaning up egg masses or insect pupaes once found.

For those deadwoods, defoliates and weeds grow in the garden, which should be cleaned up together and be burned.

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* Original address of this garden tools post: The Garden of Eden for Gardeners

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