|Baby the Crepe Myrtle and|
it will produce enormous flowers, which last a long time.
Dear Dr. Lenski (not his real name)
We are glad you enjoyed the fragrant roses we brought to my wife's appointment. They are Falling in Love, Fragrant Cloud, and Veterans Honor.
You brought up the alleged problem of so many oak leaves on your property. I see tree leaves as organic fertilizer and mulch, the best kind. I would mulch the grass you mow into the lawn, to build up the soil and suppress weeds, and I would also mulch and compost the weeds, depending on time and labor available.
Leaves provide a wealth of benefits for soil and plants.
- They block weed growth, hold in moisture, and decompose into the soil.
- They feed the soils creatures that the plants need to be fertile and healthy.
- Soil fungi plan an important role in taking carbon from plant roots and exchanging the nutrition and even the moisture needed by the plant.
- They decrease soil erosion.
- They harbor beneficial insects, which prey upon pests.
- By feeding earthworms they promote tunneling and the penetration of rain into the soil.
- One church member mulched his fruit tree with leaves for the winter and doubled his production.
|Mr. Lincoln produces flower better and faster|
than any other rose I have grown.
|Mr. Lincoln's tall bud leads to a large,|
potently fragrant flower.
|Pope Paul II is always producing snow-white flowers.|
After the first bloom is destroyed by aphids, almost all
the rest bloom without any damage at all.
|Fragrant Cloud is always one of my choices.|
|Double Delight is well named,|
so it must be ordered early.