Helpful Gardening Tips
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We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.
Flowering Shrubs Enhances Landscaping
Flowering shrubs do indeed enhance the landscape. If they’re planted in the right soil, climate and light, they can give years of enjoyment. Besides all sizes and shapes of flowers in all manner of colors, many shrubs also have attractive foliage with different colors, mass, line, and texture. Some things a property owner needs to keep in mind before he or she buys a shrub for the landscape are:
Where the Plant is Going to Be Placed
If a bush is planted beside the house, the owner will need to take its mature growth into account. The hedge shouldn't touch the wall when it’s full grown, and the center of the shrub should be well beyond the edge of the eave. This will make sure that the plant gets plenty of water when it rains.
The owner should also take the ultimate size of the shrub into account when first planting them. If a particular type of bush is being planted as a hedge or a border, the spaces between the young plants can look empty till they fill out. In the meantime, the areas can be filled in by perennials or annuals.
The Health of the Shrub
Even if the plant produces gorgeous blooms, the owner should steer clear of shrubs notorious for diseases and insect problems. The owner should ask a master gardener at the local garden center which bushes are the most disease resistant.
Once the owner has decided on flowering shrubs for his or her landscape, he or she can have fun mixing in the different shrubs with other plants and flowers to create a beautiful and harmonious area in the garden. For example, hot pink azaleas would look good with an underplanting of bright, medium green ostrich ferns, feathery, cream-colored astilbe, and purple and white irises. White, red, pink and yellow peonies might look good with blue hydrangea and an underplanting of a prostrate purple phlox.