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PLANTS FOR WET SOIL SITES

Is your lawn prone to flooding? Or do you have a water feature and want to decorate it with flowers, shrubs and/or trees? Careful when selecting for your wet soil sites, plants that are not specifically adapted to wet soil conditions eventually fall victim to root rot and rarely survive, let alone thrive. Feel free to stop by Giordano’s with any questions or for additional recommendations. Enjoy this quick read and the beautiful photos!

PLANTS FOR WET SOIL SITES

The above PDF details many beautiful trees, shrubs & perennials that LOVE moist soil conditions. The Liatris pictured below is a prime example of a fragrant and visually pleasing flower that thrives in wet soils!

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Wet Soil Plants

Calla Lily

Sparaxis

We have an extensive inventory of plants for wet soil conditions at Giordano’s Gift & Garden (Click For Directions).

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Trees:

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Tree_Red mulberry
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Shrubs:

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Shrub_Dwarf Fothergilla
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Flowers:

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Pansy Flats. Get ready for Spring!

Modern horticulturists have developed a wide range of pansy flower colors and bicolors including yellow, gold, orange, purple, violet, red, white, and even near-black (very dark purple). Pansies typically display large showy face markings.

Plants grow well in sunny or partially sunny positions in well-draining soils. Pansies are perennial, but normally grown as biennials or annuals because of their leggy growth. The first year plant produces greenery, and bears flowers and seeds in its second year of growth. Afterwards, the plant dies like an annual. Because of selective human breeding, most garden pansies bloom the first year, some in as little as nine weeks after sowing.

Pansies are purchased as six-packs or “flats” (USA) of young plants from garden centers and planted directly into the garden soil. Plants will grow up to nine inches (23 cm) in height with flowers measuring two to three inches (about 6 cm) in diameter, though smaller and larger flowering cultivars are available.

Pansies are winter hardy in zones 4–8. They can survive light freezes and short periods of snow cover, but, in areas with prolonged snow cover, a covering of a dry winter mulch is recommended. In warmer climates, zones 9-11, pansies can bloom over the winter, and are often planted in the fall. In warmer zones, pansies may re-seed themselves and return the next year. They are not very heat-tolerant; warm temperatures inhibit blooming and hot muggy air causes rot and death. In colder zones, pansies may not survive without snow cover or protection (mulch) from extreme cold or periods of freezing and thawing. They perform best in zones with moderate temperatures, and equal amounts of mild rainfall and sunshine.

Pansies, for best growth, are watered thoroughly about once a week, depending on climate and rainfall. The plant should never be over-watered. To maximize blooming, plant foods are used about every other week, depending on the type of food used. Regular deadheading can extend the blooming period.

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GMO???

We Have Organic Seeds!!

We carry both “Botanical Interests Organic Seed” and “Livingston Seed” at Giordano’s. Come in and see our large selection of non-GMO seeds including a wide variety of organic vegetable seeds, flowering annuals, organic melon seeds and much more for your garden beds! We also carry starter kits for enthusiasts wanting to get a jump on the season by starting indoors.

Small indoor Greenhouses can be a great way to get your vegetables up to snuff before transplanting them into your garden beds. They are easy to maintain and require only to be set in a south facing window, or have a UV lamp concentrated on the kit to give the seedlings the proper amount of light they need to grow healthy and strong.


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How to properly store your Dahlias over winter…

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  • The Dahlia root should be dug up immediately after the frost has killed the foliage.
  • When digging, lift the tubers carefully from the ground so they do not break.
  • Carefully pull the soil away from the roots.
  • Allow the tubers to dry out in a garage or dry basement for a few days.
  • Then cut back the stems to about 4 inches
  • Place them in boxes
  • You can use peat moss or vermiculite as a storing medium for air circulation and separation.
  • Check tubers monthly to make sure there is no mold or rot (discard any infected tubers to prevent spread of disease)
  • If the roots look like they are shriveling you may need to add a little moisture (use a spray bottle)
  • Storing temperature should be between 40-50 degrees F.

We Carry Organic and Alternative Fertilizers and care products

Not only are they safer for you and your family, but organic fertilizers are also pet friendly and naturally increase the resilience of your garden/lawn/trees/shrubs

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