Mary's Bloomers Plant Care and How-To Pages
How To Care for Potted dwarf
and standard ornamentals, vines,
and fruit trees, and How To Make Your Own Stuff.
articles tell you what
the experts say is the proper care of particular plants
and also tell you how I take care of my trees, which are successfully grown in pots and
in elevated raised beds. Where the advice or experience differs, i will point that out.
My small-space urban orchard is young, and i'll update as i go along. I am squeezing in a surprisingly large number of edibles with my ornamentals. I use all parts of my landscape canvas - Tall verticals, ground-levels, middle ground raised beds, and understory. Almost all of my trees and vines are cold-hardy for my planting zone, but some favorite fruit trees are not, and they sleep it off all winter indoors. The challenge is to get all of it right at the right time - get the chill hours that some plants need to fruit next year, not to kill off trees that don't like the cold, but also don't like it indoors, keeping them dormant indoors, but keeping them alive long enough to come out of dormancy and go back outside in the spring without shocking and killing them. Good luck, right? These care sheets will eventually be available as .pdf downloads.
Potted Dwarf Japanese Maples
How To Espalier For 2D Backdrops and Orchards
Growing Veggies For Farmers Markets
Cut Flowers For Market
Make your own potting soil mix
Natural Pest Control
Citrus Trees in Pots
Honeysuckle Vines in Pots
How To Grow Hibiscus - Rose of Sharon and The Giant Hibiscus
Potted Dwarf Clumping (non-invasive)Bamboo
Potted Roses - Shrubs, Tree Form and Climbers