November 2014 Horticulture Tips

Tim Baker, MU Extension Horticulture Specialist
102 N. Main, Suite 1, Gallatin, MO 64640
660-663-3232, bakert@missouri.edu

Horticulture Tip for the week of November 2-8, 2014
Title: “Guy Wires”

Here’s a Horticulture Tip from University of Missouri Extension:

If you have newly-planted trees which are supported by guy wires, fall is a good time to check to make sure that the protective hose is still in place so that the tree won’t be damaged.  Winter winds can whip trees around a lot, and if the protection isn’t in place, the wire could cause severe damage.

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Horticulture Tip for the week of November 9-15, 2014
Title: “Watering Evergreens”

Here’s a Horticulture Tip from University of Missouri Extension:

Even though the leaves may be falling from your deciduous trees, and they’ll soon be entering their dormant phase, don’t forget that your evergreens are still actively growing and need water.  This is especially important if there are dry periods during fall or winter.  Keep an eye on them and add water as needed, being sure not to over-water.

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Horticulture Tip for the week of November 16-22, 2014
Title: “Fall Rose Care”

Here’s a Horticulture Tip from University of Missouri Extension:

During the fall it’s especially important to clean up your rose bed to remove disease organisms before the next growing season.  Remove and destroy all fallen, diseased leaves.  But don’t prune your roses just yet.  Late winter or early spring is the preferred time, just before new growth begins.

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Horticulture Tip for the week of November 23-29, 2014
Title: “Fall Soil Testing”

Here’s a Horticulture Tip from University of Missouri Extension:

Fall is a good time to have your soil tested.  If you need to adjust your pH, applying lime or sulfur now will give plenty of time for the soil to adjust to a balanced level.  The soil test will tell you exactly how much to add.  Bring a soil sample by any University of Missouri Extension office, and we’ll be happy to help you.

This has been Tim Baker, with a Horticulture Tip from University of Missouri Extension.