Thursday, March 5, 2009

Boxwood Healthy Plant Recipe - 5March2009


Found an interesting bit of news on keeping boxwood healthy, so I thought I would share it here:

http://www.learn2grow.com/gardeningguides/shrubs/caremaintenance/caringboxwoods.aspx

"Eve Danaway is a landscape architect in Atlanta who recommended the following recipe. I’ve found that it keeps boxwoods happy and well-nourished:

Eve’s Recipe

  • 8 cups organic cottonseed meal (6-2-1)
  • 8 cups composted cow manure
  • ½ cup of Epsom salt

Mix thoroughly together in a large tub or pot, depending on what you have on hand.

Feed the boxwoods in early March with organic cottonseed meal, using 1 cup for boxwoods up to 3 feet across and 2 cups for boxwoods measuring 5 feet across. You can adjust the amount based on the size of your boxwood. Six weeks later, sprinkle 2 cups of the Eve’s Recipe mixture around large boxwoods and 1 cup around small boxwoods."



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