Glossary : Backdrop Backdrop is the term used to describe a plant or architectural element that is relatively neutral in appearance, that serves as a background for other plants. Floral preservatives, available from florists, contain sugars, acids and bacteriacides that can extend cut flower life. Conditions : Normal Watering for Outdoor Plants Normal watering means that soil should be kept evenly moist and watered regularly, as conditions require. To prevent this, change the vase water frequently and make a new cut in the stems every few days. Conditions : Erosion Control Plants that help to control erosion have fibrous root systems that help to keep soil intact. Glossary : Large Shrub A shrub is considered large when it is over 6 feet tall. Borders are different from hedges in that they are not clipped. For larger shrubs, build a water well. Borders are loose and billowy, often dotted with deciduous flowering shrubs. Easily forms a ball when squeezed and requires a firm tap with finger to crumble. These come in small packets and are generally available where cut flowers are sold. Dark gray to gray-brown in color. How cut flowers are treated when you first bring them home can significantly increase how long they last. 'Avalanche' is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a compact, upright, arching habit. By using only one specimen plant in a visual area, it can be showcased. * Consider water conservation methods such as drip irrigation, mulching, and xeriscaping. Out of stock More info about our plant sizes. 5.0 out of 5 stars 3. Carefully remove shrub from container and gently separate roots. 99. If soil is too sandy or too clayey, add organic matter. Insufficient water can result in wilting and short-lived flowers. The western side of a house may even be shady due to shadows cast by large trees or a structure from an adjacent property. to the vase water, this will help feed the flower stems and extend their vase life. Oval, 2- to 4 inches-long leaves (typically medium green in color) are arranged in pairs along the stems. Prevention and Control: Remove infected leaves when the plant is dry. Glossary : Fertilize Fertilize just before new growth begins with a complete fertilizer. Philadelphus Virginal. If synthetic burlap, remove if possible. Bent neck of roses, where the flower head droops, is the result of poor water uptake. Your email address will not be published. Scales can weaken a plant leading to yellow foliage and leaf drop. Finish by mulching and watering well. If you're looking for fragrance or large, showy flowers, click these boxes and possibilities that fit your cultural conditions will be shown. However, this is not always the case. You will get a more accurate feel for your site's true light conditions. Glossary : Mass Planting Mass is one of the elements of design and relates directly to balance. Finish by mulching and watering well. Philadelphus 'Avalanche', Mock Orange. Many of these plants will do fine with a little less sunlight, although they may not flower as heavily or their foliage as vibrant. Glossary : Pruning Now is the preferred time to prune this plant. Prune every year just after bloom, cutting out oldest wood and surplus shoots at base. * Try to water plants early in the day or later in the afternoon to conserve water and cut down on plant stress. Make sure that all burlap is buried so that it won't wick water away from rootball during hot, dry periods.