What's Coming Up 93: Shrubless foundation design, easy containers, cut spring bloomers, fertilize, mulch, move

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Fine, shrub-free design for the foundation, pp. 2-4
Keeping pots watered if you're away, pp. 4-6
Potting mix vs. soil: soilless mix is a knock-out, pg. 6
Tree planting flashback: No burlap or wire! Pg. 7
Buy annuals for no-clip roots, pg. 7
Cutting over-eager spring bloomers, pg. 7
Mulch enough to do weeds in, pp. 7-8
Aim fertilizer where leaves are pale, pg. 8
Why to memorize frost damage, pp. 8-9
Spring leaves that rival fall's color, pg. 10
Warm soil, strong transplant, pg. 10
Filling pots? No peanuts! Pg. 10

In this issue's first article  we begin a shrub free design at the foundation and carry it all the way out into the yard, including groundcover suggestions. Below, catmint (Nepeta mussinii) and paler-blooming pinks (Dianthus gratianopolitanus) are good low, weed-smothering fillers for low-traffic areas.

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Acer, maple
            Acer rubrum, red maple
                        spring foliage color WU93 Pg 10
Alchemilla, lady's mantle
            Alchemilla alpina, dwarf lady's mantle WU93 Pg 3
annual flowers
            choosing WU93 Pg 7
Bergenia, pigsqueak
            foundation planting WU93 Pg 3
Carex, sedge
            foundation planting WU93 Pg 3
Catmint, Nepeta
           
 foundation planting WU 93 pp. 2-4

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Clematis
            heavy feeder WU93 Pg 8
color
            spring foliage color WU93 Pg 10
containers, pots and planters
            absentee watering WU93 Pg 4-6
            self-watering pots WU93 Pg 4-6
            soilless potting mix better than soil WU93 Pg 6
containers, pots and planters
            no space fillers in pots WU93 Pg 10
            water absorbing polymers WU93 Pg 1, 5-6
Delphinium
            heavy feeder WU93 Pg 8
design
            choosing plants WU93 Pg 3
            determining height needed WU93 Pg 3
            foundation without shrubs WU93 Pg 2-4
            height, width, shape before plant name WU93 Pg 3
            making use of spring foliage color WU93 Pg 10
Dianthus, pinks
            foundation planting WU93 Pg 4
difficult site
            under eaves WU93 Pg 2
diseases
            canker WU93 Pg 9
            may enter frost damaged branch tips WU93 Pg 9
Euonymus
            Euonymus fortunei 'Gold Spot' WU93 Pg 3
fertilizer
            based on leaf color WU93 Pg 8
            liquid vs. solid WU93 Pg 8
Forsythia
            cut back after bloom WU93 Pg 7
frost
            subtle long-term effect WU93 Pg 9
            may affect upper leaves only WU93 Pg 8-9
            pattern of damage diagnostic WU93 Pg 8-9

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groundcover
            for foundation planting WU93 Pg 2-4
Juniperus
            Juniperus horizontalis, rug juniper
                        foundation planting WU93 Pg 3
leaves
            color as call for help or fertilizer WU93 Pg 8
            foliage as beautiful in spring as fall WU93 Pg 10
            leaf colors as base of foundation planting WU93 Pg 3
Lindera
            cut back after bloom WU93 Pg 7
Silene, catchfly WU93 Pg 6
mulch
            depth WU93 Pg 7
            materials compared WU93 Pg 8
Nepeta, catmint
            foundation planting WU93 Pg 4
perennials
            cut back spring bloomers WU93 Pg 7
            heavy feeders WU93 Pg 8
            year-round interest for foundation WU93 Pg 2-4
photos worth remembering
            waterfall with Joe Pye and fallen log WU93 Pg 11
planting
            trees WU93 Pg 7
            warm soil improves take WU93 Pg 2
polymers added to soil mix WU93 Pg 5-6
Populus, poplar
            spring foliage color WU93 Pg 10
problems
            diagnosis
                        recent weather history important WU93 Pg 8
            evaluating impact
                        30% leaf loss WU93 Pg 9
            symptoms
                        leaves with shot-hole damage WU93 Pg 8, 9
                        tip die-back WU93 Pg 8

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pruning
            spring blooming plants WU93 Pg 7
Prunus
            cut back after bloom WU93 Pg 7
            Prunus cerasifera, flowering almond WU93 Pg 7
Pyrus
            Pyrus calleryana, callery pear
                        frost damage WU93 Pg 8-9
Quercus, oak
            spring foliage color WU93 Pg 10
quotes
            Frederick, William Frederick, garden magic... into play WU93 Pg 4
            between... car and door of your house WU93 Pg 4
Rhododendron and azalea
            exotic needs nutrient supplements WU93 Pg 8
roots
            potbound not ideal WU93 Pg 7
Sedum
            Sedum kamschaticum, orange stonecrop
                        foundation planting WU93 Pg 3, 4
shrubs
            not necessary at foundation WU93 Pg 2
soil
            soilless potting mix WU93 Pg 6
            temperature for planting WU93 Pg 10
Spiraea
            Spiraea x bumalda 'Gold Mound' WU93 Pg 3
            Spiraea prunifolia, bridal wreath spirea WU93 Pg 7
temperature
            of soil, best for planting WU93 Pg 10
transplanting
            warm soil improves take WU93 Pg 10
trees
            planting WU93 Pg 7
Viburnum
            shot hole damage long after frost WU93 Pg 9
watering
            self-watering pots WU93 Pg 4-6
            when you're away WU93 Pg 4-6
weeds
            smother seedlings WU93 Pg 7
Weigela
            foundation planting WU93 Pg 3
Yucca
            Yucca variegata, for foundation planting WU93 Pg 3

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