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  • a  thriving in a relatively acidic environment (especially of plants requiring a pH well below 7)
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  • Don’t Bother with Nails
    Acid-loving plants need iron but rusting metal won’t help Dr. Francis Gouin A Bay Weekly reader told me he throws a handful of nails in the bottom of each planting hole whenever he plants trees or shrubs. The tradition has been handed down from grandpa to grandson. The purpose, he says, is “to provide an adequate supply of iron to the roots, of course.”     He could not tell me if nail size ...
    Oct. 3, 2013 - Bay Weekly
  • Get Ready to Start Digging
    Time to transplant azaleas and other acid-loving plants Dr. Francis Gouin Mid-August to early October is the time to transplant azaleas, rhododendrons, mountain laurel, andromeda, leucothoe and blueberries.     What do blueberries have to do with azaleas and these other landscaping plants?     By Aug­ust, all have stopped producing top growth and are now making root growth. Transplanting them at ...
    Oct. 3, 2013 - Bay Weekly

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