What's Up 8: Prune wisteria, how much/how often to water, fertilizing with sludge

You can read the entire 8-page issue by downloading What's Coming Up 8, in pdf.

What's Coming Up 8, Table of Contents:

When to resume watering after it rains, pg. 1

Pruning wisteria to promote bloom, pp. 2-4

Fertilizing: Milorganite, sandy soils, fall applications, pg. 5

Fall color in the 45 mph garden: Virginia creeper vine, pg. 6

In Our Garden department: We check roots, dig tubers, wrap tomatoes, save seeds, and smell the cinnamon-y roses.Pp. 7-8

Japanese maple leaves that were  gorgeous in spring may be scorched by summer. This issue covers one rason it can happen.

Japanese maple leaves that were gorgeous in spring may be scorched by summer. This issue covers one rason it can happen.

The plumper buds on this wisteria contain a shoot that can do more than produce a leafy tendril -- they can bloom! We know them by their stoutness and because they are clustered on "spurs" -- short side branches off of wood which matured in a horizontal position in warm sun.

The plumper buds on this wisteria contain a shoot that can do more than produce a leafy tendril -- they can bloom! We know them by their stoutness and because they are clustered on "spurs" -- short side branches off of wood which matured in a horizontal position in warm sun.

The thinnest vine in this photo is an unbranched wisteria tendril. It's "juvenile wood" -- a plant part not ready to bloom. It sets pointed, thin buds that will produce only leaves the next spring

The thinnest vine in this photo is an unbranched wisteria tendril. It's "juvenile wood" -- a plant part not ready to bloom. It sets pointed, thin buds that will produce only leaves the next spring

Train and clip wisteria to bloom. If ou haven't taken this vine in hand until now, it's a two-year process to get it in line. Then, two clips per year, in March and July.

Train and clip wisteria to bloom. If ou haven't taken this vine in hand until now, it's a two-year process to get it in line. Then, two clips per year, in March and July.

Virginia creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia) does no harm to the trunk of a tree it climbs, but can be trouble if it overtops small or  weak trees, shading them out

Virginia creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia) does no harm to the trunk of a tree it climbs, but can be trouble if it overtops small or weak trees, shading them out

Count the leaves of a woodland vine from a distance, to distinguish benign species like this from that other native vine that can blaze red in fall -- poison ivy. Poison ivy has three leaflets, while Virginia creeper has five. This fact is featured in the "quinque' in Virginia creeper's scientific name.

Count the leaves of a woodland vine from a distance, to distinguish benign species like this from that other native vine that can blaze red in fall -- poison ivy. Poison ivy has three leaflets, while Virginia creeper has five. This fact is featured in the "quinque' in Virginia creeper's scientific name.