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Plant Identification Flow Chart


A comical plant identification flow chart from our columnist, Mike Nowak.

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What ratio and amounts of fertilizer would you use for a perennial bed and a vegetable garden? For growing annuals in a greenhouse, should the fertilizer be fast or slow-release, organic or inorganic?

I purchased some pre-chilled hyacinths and tulips for forcing but there were no directions with them. Does this mean I don’t have to chill them in the refrigerator, and will they just bloom in the house any time during the winter? The last batch of bulbs became moldy in the refrigerator.

What trends do you see in container plantings, such as type of pot, materials, sun or shade, foliage or flowers.

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