This is the coolest gardening site EVER! On the Gardeners Supply Company website you can design your own garden beds by clicking and dragging the plants you want, where you want them. Then you can print your planting map WITH very detailed planting directions.Cool!!
A small deck around a tree trunk... could make a pleasant retreat, would be easier to maintain than a bench or chairs which the lawn people always mess up... maybe with some planters/raised beds around it to soften the look? .....if we ever get a home wit
Orange Tree Care http://www.mastergardeners.org/picks/citrus.html Do not prune citrus trees until at least March 15, after new growth has appeared. http://mastergardeners.org/tips/march.html http://www.mastergardeners.org/http%3A/%252Fwww.mastergardeners.org/mercury/feb2012todo.html http://homeorchard.ucdavis.edu/The_Big_Picture/Pruning_&_Training/ http://www.ehow.com/prune-orange-trees/
How to Care for Orange Trees Weed the area around the orange trees but avoid mulch, because it can cause foot rot disease. Add mycorrhizal fungi when planting your tree or after, to help the roots develop. Provide 1 cup of ammonium sulfate split into three or four applications in the first year, watered thoroughly. Increase to 2 cups the second year and 3 the third. Bank up clean soil around the trunk to a height of about 15 inches freezing weather. This insulates and absorbs the…