Backyard Tree

selecting a backyard tree

gray birch https://www.mortonarb.org/trees-plants/tree-plant-descriptions/gray-birch

shining willow
still a sparse foliage tree

white magnolia

 

 

Sassafras Tree

Height: 30.00 to 60.00 feet
Spread: 25.00 to 40.00 feet

https://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?kempercode=i820

fertilizer

Perhaps my last year as I’m switching to compost.

Nitrogen helps shoots (above ground)
Phosphorus helps roots (below ground)
Potassium is used by the whole plant (like a vitamin).

grass
OrganicFallLawn101

front flower garden
hydrangias
10-10-10 twice in summer
manure once/year
roses
https://www.heirloomroses.com/info/care/how-to/fertilize/

vegetable garden
tomatoes

hostas 10-10-10 spring
tulips 10-10-10 spring & fall
red-osier dogwood 10-10-10 spring&fall
moss – none
ferns – 10-10-10 susceptible to burning

honeysuckle bush- invasive fertilize with used car oil

2020 flower garden planning

Front Yard
create full sun garden in front of sidewalk
expand clematis, trellis over sidewalk

cilocia- native
snap dragon- not native

plants
milkweed
butterfly milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa)
butterfly milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa subsp. tuberosa)
clasping milkweed (Asclepias amplexicaulis)
common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)
fourleaf milkweed (Asclepias quadrifolia)
green comet milkweed (Asclepias viridiflora)
poke milkweed (Asclepias exaltata)
purple milkweed (Asclepias purpurascens)
red milkweed (Asclepias rubra)
redring milkweed (Asclepias variegata)
swamp milkweed (Asclepias incarnata)
swamp milkweed (Asclepias incarnata subsp. incarnata)
swamp milkweed (Asclepias incarnata subsp. pulchra)

bee balm
black eyed susans
butterfly weed
trumpet honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens)

white carpet lily

instead of honeysuckle
American beautyberry, American hazelnut, buttonbush, Carolina buckthorn,
elderberry or deciduous holly

Wild Geranium – native
forsyhia alternative: spicebush

2020 vegetable garden planning

Vegetable Garden
we’ll be downsizing this year, not as many peppers, squash or eggplant

order seeds
Black Cherry
Sunsweet
husky red cherry
German Pink Tomato
https://www.rareseeds.com/german-pink-tomato/
Portuguese tomato Joe???

Michael’s Portuguese Monster Tomato

jalopeno

buy plants
1 yellow squash
1 eggplant
1 zucchini

okra
sunflowers – exotic
pickles

beefsteak – buy big
Brandywine – buy big
early girl – buy big

hot cherry – my seeds
choch hab – my seeds
long red hot

italian long hot
jam hot choch
kung pao
thai hot
mad hatter
poblano
portugeuse

herbs
taraggon
mint
chocholate
pineapple
apple
peppermint
spearmint
strawberry
orange
rosemary
bbq rosemary
lilac
basil
lemon grass
oregano
chervil
dill
parsely

Clemaits

pdf

What are my clematis?

The 20 year old. might be ‘Jackmanii’
prune type 3 in spring removing all dead
blooms on new wood

The 3 month old. Montana rubens
prune type 1
first year cut back to 12″
blooms on old wood

native:
Clematis virginiana
Clematis pitcheri