Cool week ahead! But we still have watering challenges. A few questions (about new plantings and fungus gnats) lead to several important discussions about:
- Proper planting techniques (why planting trees ONLY with native soil is so important);
- How roots grow (and get damaged), and how that shows up in a full-grown tree;
- Home remedies (which have no research done on them and are NOT labelled for pesticide or herbicide use).
The main portion of the show is a discussion of each of Don Shor's 20 Favorite Summer Herbaceous Perennials. An "herbaceous perennial" is a plant that blooms every year but dies down every winter (different from a shrub, bush, or tree). These twenty bloom from the late summer into the fall.