What's Coming Up 43: Path erosion, layering clematis, single leaders, weed control

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In this issue:

Path's mulch takes to downhill skiing, pp. 1-3

Landscape fabric value is whole cloth, page 2

Erosion control: Anti-gravity garden, pp. 3-5

Love that vine? Make more of it! Pp. 5-6

Evergreen tree tip of the year:
            One is best.   Page 7

As the wind blows, so the weeds go, pp. 8-9

More mentors speak -- and crawl, pp. 9-10

Deciding which pests to control, page 10

Doublefile viburnum at 45 mph, pp. 10-11

Old spireas and new gardeners garner
            grins and grow-ans, page 12

An index to topics in What's Coming Up 43:

Abies, fir
           
multiple leaders/tips not desirable Pg 7

Actinidia kolomikta, kiwi vine
            propagation Pg 5-6

beans
            plant seed when elm leaves are half formed Pg 9

birds
            shelter in Spiraea x vanhouttei Pg 12

bleeding heart vine, See Clerodendrum

Clematis
            propagation Pg 5-6

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In this issue: Why to watch for this when the tree's young...

In this issue: Why to watch for this when the tree's young...

...to avoid this disaster-waiting-to-happen later.

...to avoid this disaster-waiting-to-happen later.

Clerodendrum, bleeding heart vine
            propagation Pg 5-6

design
            planning paths to control erosion Pg 3, 4
            erosion control on sloping sites Pg 1-3
            over planting Pg 11

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doublefile Viburnum, See Viburnum tomentosum

erosion
            control on sloping site Pg 2-5

evergreens
            double tip makes a weak tree Pg 7

fabric, as mulch, See Mulch

Fothergilla gardenii, dwarf fothergilla Pg 12, 14

fragrance
            Fothergilla gardenii, Pg14

gardener's health and safety
            overdoing in spring Pg 11

gardening with kids
            garden crawl for a fresh perspective Pg 9

Hydrangea
            climbing Hydrangea anomala
                       
propagation Pg 5-6

landscape fabric, as mulch, See Mulch

Lonicera
            Lonicera, honeysuckle, vining species
                        propagation Pg 5-6

Mandevilla
            propagation Pg 5-6

mentors' advice
            plant seeds based on trees' development Pg 9

mulch
            geo-grid permeable stabilization system Pg 3
            landscape fabric Pg 1-2
            retained on slope Pg 1-3
            rocks and gravel Pg 3
           

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pests
            sawflies, gardener over-reacts Pg 11
            manage some, not all Pg 10
            tent caterpillars, gardener over-reacts Pg 11

Picea, spruce
           
multiple leaders/tips not desirable Pg 7

Pinus, pine
           
multiple leaders/tips not desirable Pg 7

planting
            too many plants Pg 11, 12

problems
            how to research Pg 10

propagation
            cuttings Pg 6
            layering a vine Pg 6

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pruning
            removing multiple leaders Pg 7

quotes
            grateful to... charming gardeners Pg 9
            Proust, Marcel Proust, make our souls blossom Pg 9
            swarm of bees is worth... Pg 9

retaining walls
            on sloping site Pg 4-5

roots
            rooting hormones Pg 6

seed
            plant bean seed when elm leaves are half formed Pg 9

Spiraea
            Spiraea x vanhouttei
, snowmound spirea
                        versatile hedge Pg 12

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Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
- Marcel Proust -

trees
            strength
                        compromised by multiple leaders Pg 7

Tsuga, hemlock
           
multiple leaders/tips not desirable Pg 7

Viburnum
            Viburnum plicatum
, doublefile Viburnum Pg 10-11

vines
            propagation Pg 5-6

wedding cake shrub, See Viburnum plicatum

weeds
            boiling water to control Pg 8
            mulch to control
            wind-blown sources Pg 8-9

windbreak
            as weed control Pg 9

winter damage
            doublefile Viburnum, V. plicatum Pg 10-11

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