Prune roses by mid-August no more than 1/3 to encourage fall
blooming. Do not remove all foliage when
cutting back as the rose canes will scald without the foliage protection. Clean pruning utensils often to stop disease
transfer from rose to rose. Roses also
need to be fertilized at this time to ready them for fall blooms. Rose
Tone by Espoma and Rose Glow Fertilizer by Maistro Grow are organic fertilizers.
Water is critical for
new and established plants and trees.
Mulch all beds, trees, plants for moisture and weed control. Root stimulator, Super Thrive, or Liquid
Seaweed will get you some extra root system to protect from shock.
Are you looking for a tough plant for your garden – one that
can face drought, hungry deer (check your neighborhood first, hungry deer can’t
read), blazing heat, and is blooming this time of year?? Try a Pride of Barbados, Poinciana Red Bird
of Paradise, Caesalpinia pulcherrima.
Whatever you want to call it; it is blooming all over town with those
beautiful exotic looking red-orange and yellow blooms This wonderful 6 foot shrub goes dormant to
the ground in winter and when the soil temp is warm, bursts out for full growth
each year. Red Barn has 2 gallon pots
and one gallon pots for you. While
Visit Red Barn for Great Gardner Specials and in-store
specials. You never know what you might
We can help you with from beginning to end with your
gardening needs. That is our job!!!!And
We Love It and Appreciate YOU!!!!!!
Finally, don’t forget your fall vegetable garden. Plant tomatoes, peppers, squash, corn, beans,
and cucumbers by mid-August. There is
still time to plant many different vegetable seeds and plants. Get your beds ready for fall veggies such as
broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, and Brussels sprouts, etc. Don’t forget to replenish any herbs that are
finished with fresh ones for the best taste.
We have a fall vegetable planting
guide for you and handouts to help you. Stop
by Red Barn Garden Center and let one of our nursery professionals help you
with your gardening needs.
Austin Proud/Texas Friendly!!!! Go Green with Red Barn Garden Center. Happy Gardening!!!!!