5-10 Phertilizer Phriday Photo Journal

It is once again Fertilizer Friday at Tootsie Time, where gardeners from all over the world get to flaunt a week’s worth of garden progress.  Clikkity Clikkity on the link, folks, for a look-see at some of the most beautiful gardens around the world!  Mine included!


8 thoughts on “5-10 Phertilizer Phriday Photo Journal

  1. Margaret Katranides says:

    Pawpaw likes wet ground and shade, right? What about the Carolina allspice? And where do I get them?

    • Sho'Nuff says:

      Both Paw Paw and Carolina Allspice are native understory trees and so do well in shade. The Paw Paw will not produce fruit abundantly in full shade… it does so in proportion to available sunlight. I have mine in full sun because I want them to produce maximum fruit. With careful watering they survived the drought and are now leafing out normally.

      Believe it or not (I can barely believe it) my Carolina Allspice are in full sun, as well, because the trees that shaded them were cut down six years ago. They burnt to a crisp that first year, but came back fine the following year and have bloomed reliably ever since. So apparently they can do well in full sun, although they are normally an understory tree.

      Neither Paw Paws nor Carolina Allspice are fussy about soil moisture, once they are well-established.

      I got my Paw Paws from the Raintree Nursery catalog. They have such fine quality stock, but the shipping costs are … dissuasive. If you google “Paw Paw Retail,” or “Paw Paw Bareroot Stock” you are liable to find something closer and therefore cheaper.

      I got my Carolina Allspice from the Rare Find Nursery catalog. If you are interested in a potted plant purchased from a local nursery (on my side of the river) try Naturescapes, between SIUE and Collinsville. She has lots of groovy stuff and her prices are very reasonable. Cheers!

  2. I love Carolina Allspice and didn’t realize how tough it was. What is the last shrub you pictured? I have a lot of shade and am always looking for garden candidates.

  3. Sho'Nuff says:

    That is Black Haw Viburnum… (Viburnum prunifolium). They can get pretty big… this one may be 8 – 10 feet, but then, I never prune them because they serve to screen the patio from the neighbor’s yard. I say giver ‘er a try!

  4. I love the close-up shot of the dandelion in seed. I sometimes forget to admire the ordinary. That was a nice reminder not to take things for granted.

  5. Sho'Nuff says:

    There are a lot of “weeds” that I enjoy and don’t take measures to get rid of. I suspect it drives my neighbors nuts… 🙂

  6. What a lovely display…so much that is beautiful!

  7. Sho'Nuff says:

    Thank you for the visit and for your very encouraging message!

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