Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Flower Power

With the warmer temperatures and sunny weather, your winter seasonal color such as pansies, ornamental cabbages, kale, Swiss Chard, and others will need a little boost to get them in full color for the spring.  Go ahead and remove any dead flowers and leaves.  Now all you have to do is give them a good feeding of any all-purpose fertilizer.  I like using Premium Pansy Food by Fertiliome,  but honestly, any high phosphorusfertilizer will produce an abundance of flowers.  You may also want to spray your plants with any insecticide such as Triple Action Plus by Fertiliome.  This will prevent any infestation of aphids which usually occurs right about now.  These little bugs can zap all the nutrients right out of your plants resulting in minimal flowers or plant death.

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