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Intelligencer (Newspaper) - September 29, 1989, Doylestown, Pennsylvania The Friday sep Tomb 29, 1989 Plant Hardy Lily bulbs this fall invest now in bulbs for lasting blooms by Walter Masson although Hardy Lily bulbs can be planted in the Spring fall is the Best planting time right up to ground freezing this is because the bulbs have been freshly dug m the Breeding Fields just after completing their growing cycles they Are full of vitality with Active roots that never go completely ready to adjust to your Garden soil be fore Winter when Hardy Lily bulbs Are planted properly they Are an investment that will Reward you for Many years you can Purchase them now at local Garden centers or order them from a Catalon in order to keep the bulbs viable for years they must be planted in Well drained Fertile soil ideally on the Sandy Side in soil that remains moist or soggy they will rot. Choose a planting area where the roots will be in Shade while the foliage and blossoms grow into the warm Sunshine. If this condition is not possible in your Garden you can grow annuals such As petunias or marigolds around the plants to keep the roots in Shade dig a generous Hole for each bulb deep enough so that after planting there will be a layer of so its height this deep Topping of soil allows stems of some types to grow extra roots into it giving the Plant More Energy. The extra roots will also Anchor the Plant firmly into the ground As Protection against Strong wind and beat ing ram pile the soil you remove from the Hole on plastic Sheet ing if your soil is heavy mix in some coarse Sand to improve the drainage also work in compost Leaf Mold or peat Moss plus a half cup of Bone meal to promote sturdy roots loosen the soil at the Bot Tom of the Hole for Good dram age drop some of the soil mixture into the Hole cover it with a 2 to 3 Inch layer of coarse Sand. Spread out the roots of a bulb and place it on the Sand some growers like to put More Sand around the bulb As they fill in the Hole with the soil mixture the Sand helps to keep the bulb from being surrounded by soggy soil roots will grow through the Sand into the Fertile soil mix Ture. As you work the soil around the bulb regulate the planting depth so that the neck will come to the soil depth recommended above when the planting is completed. Bound off the soil slightly on the surface so water will run off to the sides As extra Protection for the bulb against rot from soggy soil Mark each planting with a plastic Label or a Small stake As a reminder not to trample Over the area acc Dently in Early Spring when a shoot is 5 to 6 inches High Sprinkle a few Tablespoons of 5105 fertilizer around it keeping it 4 to 5 inches from the Stem Stratch it into the soil lightly and water to have a dramatic display of showy blossoms Plant three bulbs of the same variety in a triangular pattern spaced 8 to 10 inches apart Cut off the Flowers for sink ing indoor arrangements after flowering prune Back the Mam Stem remove one third of its height when the foliage Cut the Stem to ground level in aging the foliage Man fac Tares nutritious juices needed by the bulb to develop the next year s Plant healthy bulbs May become overcrowded after years of Vig Orous growth when the tops Wither m the fall they can be Cut Back and the bulbs can be dug up and separated. You can have your own summer Long Flower show by growing bulb varieties that blooms in june july and a gust most Are Hardy in zones 4 to 8. Hardy lilies Are easy plants for a beginner to grow Winter mulch a new Plant ing with 3 to 4 inches of Pine Needles Oak leaves or other material that won t mat Down when wet after the soil freezes hard. Masson writes a weekly Gar Den column attention homeowners wholesale contracting Nursery open to the Public no frills Homegrown materials 13 acres of plants for your selection 5 greenhouses rare unusual plants available new jobbers or contractors Welcome with proper . King s landscape i Ursery inc. Boumer Woric available hours 9-4 saturday sunday or by to ointment f dirty icons take w 202 to Norm make left Onro Newville re at new Britain twp building to dead Enck Curley Mil re left onto curly Mill King s is on the right at 84 Curley Mill re save 10% on plans with this and getting the facts straight on pollen by Duane Campbell a few years ago i got into a protracted Cor Respondence with a newspaper columnist the Type for whom conflicting views Are unthinkable and those who hold them unworthy of notice. One Spang he worried in Pant that his Sweet peppers would be hot because he had planted them too close to his Jalapenos. Somehow he made this out to be Nixon s fault i wrote not 10 Umeck my so much As to reassure him that his Sweet peppers were Safe from molestation. He replied instantly and scornfully that Cross pollination would indeed rum the Sweet peppers it was most certainly True he had read it in the new Virv Tim pc Boot of How Coila i Digue Wii ii tiie loin. But argue i did and we kicked it Back and Forth until the Middle of August when for some reason he suddenly dropped the matter. It s True that Sweet peppers and hot Pep pers can Cross pollinate but that would not have any effect on the eating Quality of this season s peppers their character was deter mined by the genetic code locked in the seeds that were planted in Spring if the seeds of one of those Sweet peppers Are planted the following season although watch out there s a lot of misinformation about pol Len on the Street i personally believe the subject should be taught in the schools although i know Many honest and sincere people think otherwise. But had this columnist had a Basic course on the bees and the Flowers he could have let his peppers get close without worry. Cucumbers Are often victims of similar vicious Gump. May of Tias clan which includes Squash pumpkins melons and gourds freely Cross pollinate like the peppers although that will not of feet the current crop. Bitter cakes result from poor varieties or of from pretty much like its Mother. You can save open pollinated seed from year to year. With plants that self pollinate like Tomato and Beans there Are Seldom problems but if you did Plant your hot Pep pers and Bell peppers together be careful when you take that first bite next summer Many of the Best modern varieties Are the product of arranged marriages and we Call them Al hybrids. The pollen from one Plant with Leit Iii to amiable 15 care fully transferred by hand to a slightly differ ent Plant with other desirable characteristics. The Bee Union objected at first but that s been worked out. With a lot of Luck the resulting progeny will have the Best traits of both Wente to Ai Oahu the seeds you Plant in your Garden whether vegetables or Flowers Are usually either open pollinated or Al hybrids the Way the seed s parents get together determines the Type open pollinated seed is produced the old fashioned Way. Plants Are fertilized by their own pollen or by pollen from a very similar Plant insects and breezes Are the matchmakers the seed will Grov into another Plant jioncai., trus Una Oij to Waii t Nappen but u happens often enough to have Plant breeders pollinating All Over the place because of a quirk of nature these hybrids develop chromosomes that give them special vigor. They Are often healthier and More productive than the open pollinated varieties that s Why hybrid dogs which we Call mutts Are often smarter and healthier than their purebred pampered cousins. Hybrids Are also very consistent All the planting Trees and shrubs insert Avion Grade 5-6 foot Ideal Fri i japanese Black Pine 4-5 of of specimens Reg Canadian Hemlock 3-4 foot Evergreen Reg 95 White Spruce conservation Grade 5-6foot, All junipers azaleas rhododendrons my Flo Pines Cotone Teters Euonymus hollies Ltd Cote i0 bulbs Iris tulips Kyd Cinius Kalb planter. My held Mode Shu soft knee Cushion. 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