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Sunday
Dec182016

Feast or Famine

Horticulturists have finally realized that 16 different elements are crucial for good plant nutrition. Seven of these essential plant nutrients are micro nutrients.

Iron is one of them. Our plants require iron when they are manufacturing chlorophyll. The lack of iron is the reason we see the yellowing in leaves. The amount of iron needed is extremely small. That amount is slowly increasing thith our new flowering plants. We are starting to see increased iron use, because the lower leaves on many of our new plants can not move iron up the stem to feed the young upper leaves.

The plants that have problems moving iron up to the leaves are bacopa, brachycome, calibrachopa, diascia, pansies, petunias, scaevola, snapdragons, and vina.

The lesson is simple, if you see yellowing on any of the above plants, check the water quality, and the fertilizer ejector settings.

--- The best approach is read the info, on the fertilizer package!

Sunday
Dec182016

Begonia Belleconia Apricot Blush

Hey, check out this new Begonia release for the spring of 2017. This beasty is the result of some serious cross breading. There is a limited supply available at this point, but the breeder thinks that they will have an ample supply by the time our spring sales start.

They have several southern breeding houses helping to cover the anticipated high demand, including our potential orders.

 

Saturday
Dec172016

The Moonglows - Sincerely

Saturday
Dec172016

The Velvets - Tonight

 

Friday
Dec162016

The Drifters Up on the Roof (1964)