Rose Rosette Disease (RRD), or witch’s broom, is a virus spread by a mite that has just made it to Birmingham, AL. Once a rose is infected with RRD, the rose and its entire root system need to be discarded immediately. The virus is systemic and there is no product to date that will cure the rose. If you try to treat it, you will simply be wasting time and money and increasing the likelihood that other roses will be infected.  The number one thing rose growers can do is be vigilant and learn how to identify the symptoms.

Symptoms of RRD:

A rose infected with RRD will show vigorous growth of its stem, resulting in twisted, gnarled foliage that give the virus the name “witch’s broom”. The new growth often will appear red with distorted or aborted blooms and an unusual number of thorns. Below are some pictures of infected rose plants.

Fire Light Hydrangea

Fire Light® is the standard to measure all panicle hydrangeas! Selected for its huge, full flower
heads and sturdy, strong stems. Blooms emerge creamy-white and age to a vivid red for lots of
summer color. It makes a great cut flower, fresh or dried, and can be used as a hedge, specimen,

or incorporated into flower gardens and foundation plantings.

Top three reasons to grow Fire Light® hydrangea:
  • Exceptionally hardy, growing and flowering well even in chilly zone 3
  • Large flowers age to red early in the summer for a colorful display
  • Low-maintenance and easy to grow – the perfect plant for “black thumbs.”

 

Zinfin Doll Hydrangea

A beautiful new hardy hydrangea with loads of bodacious blooms that emerge pure white and then turn bright pink from the bottom up. Flowers eventually age to a dark pink-red, and stay colorful for months. It looks a bit like classic Pinky Winky hydrangea, but with full, mophead flowers, and it blooms much earlier, too. Strong stems hold the flowers upright in the garden, and make it an excellent cut flower, too.

Top three reasons to grow Zinfin Doll panicle hydrangea:

  • Large, colorful mophead blooms appear earlier in summer than other varieties
  • Blooms every year, no matter how harsh winter was
  • Provides 3+ months of flowers

 

Incrediball Hydrangea

Super-sized flowers!

This stunning hydrangea is a bit of a prodigy.  We were looking for a hydrangea like the old favorite ‘Annabelle’, but one that wouldn’t flop over.  We found it…and it had supersized blooms, too!

This adaptable native plant produces huge flowers (as much as 12″ across) and is both reliable and beautiful. Flowers open green, then mature to white before turning green at the end of their life cycle. Very cold hardy Incrediball blooms on new growth so even very cold winters won’t keep it from blooming. The flowers are held upright on very sturdy stems, so they don’t flop like ‘Annabelle’ will.

 

Bobo Hydrangea

Loads of flowers on a tiny plant!

This dwarf panicle hydrangea will turn heads! Bobo® hydrangea is engulfed by large white flowers in summer. The flowers are held upright on strong stems, and continue to grow and lengthen as they bloom. No flopping, unlike some panicle hydrangeas! As blooms age, they turn pink.

It is compact and dwarf in habit, and the flowers cover every inch of the plant right down to the ground. This plant was developed by Johan Van Huylenbroeck, the same breeder that developed Pinky Winky® hydrangea.

 

Mini Penny Hydrangea

Large mophead flowers appear nearly continuously on this exceptional dwarf, compact shrub. Blossoms tend to be blue when planted in acidic soils, and pink in more alkaline soils. A wonderful container plant, low flowering hedge or highlight of a flowering border. Highly disease resistant foliage. Deciduous.

1. CISTERN Soil surfactant and humectant complex

CISTERN is a novel soil amendment containing multi-functional soil surfactants and humectants that have been carefully “tuned” so their components work together to enhance plant tolerance to water deficit and heat stress by correcting hydrophobic conditions in the subsurface layers of the soil profile as well as by improving moisture retention and reducing the loss of water due to evaporation and drainage.

The CISTERN blend of chemistries results in a multi-functional soil amendment with a range of chemical and physical properties that addresses the demand by turfgrass and production managers for a water management product that will:

  1. Overcome problems with water repellency on soil particles
  2. Increase infiltration rates and reduce runoff
  3. Improve wetting and promote uniform water movement into and throughout the soil profile
  4. Increase irrigation effectiveness and efficiency
  5. Reduce stress conditions and improve recovery from stress
  6. Will not burn target plants
  7. Reduce watering requirements
  8. Improve seed germination and minimize transplant loss

CISTERN takes advantage of break-thru surfactant technologies and humate chemistries to provide the golf course superintendent and turfgrass manager with a unique broad spectrum solution to address water repellency problems and strengthen the soil profile’s ability to acquire and retain water needed for plants and turfgrass to stand up to heat and water deficit stress.

“Tuned Surfactant Technologies”

“Tuned” surfactant formulations don’t involve just changing the rate or putting a different use label together for the same product. CISTERN offers the golf course superintendent a whole new set of optimized surfactant hydrantion and water movement performance characteristics that are needed to address highly problematic soil water repellency conditions.

Extended Performance Profile

The CISTERN formulation also contains a mixture of hydrophilic humectants and hygroscopic compounds that in combination with CISTERN’s blend of surfactants, will extend and enhance rootzone hydration characteristics and plant tolerance to water deficit stress and drought conditions. These humectants molecules attract water molecules from air spaces within the soil profile and when required by the plant, make these water molecules “available” for uptake by the plant root system.

Because plants are able to obtain water that was previously unavailable, golf course superintendents and production managers should experience improved rootzone moisture conditions and improved water conservation.

APPLICATION RATES:

Greens & Tees, Fairways, Bunker Faces, Collars, Sports Turf, Parks/ Recreations Areas, Commercial Property, Residential Lawns, and Landscapers

General Turf Granular: Apply Cistern G uniformly at the rate of 1 to 2 pounds per 1000 sq. ft. Apply every 2 to 4 weeks as required. A light watering-in is recommended after application to ensure Cistern G is moved into the soil profile. Cistern G is safe – NO BURN.

Sodding, Overseeding and Sprigging Granular: Apply Cistern G at the rate of 1 to 2 pounds per 1000 sq. ft… A light watering–in after application is recommended. To ensure Cistern G is moved into the soil profile. Do not apply to wet turf conditions.

2. Aqueduct L&G

Reduce Water Consumption.  Treats Up To 5,000 square feet.  Controls Localized Dry Spots.  Keeps Water Where You Want It.  Improves Water Penetration.

Beautiful grass, flowers and shrubs — Use less water – up to 50% less — Make fertilizers work better — Reduce run-off of water, fertilizer and other products — Easy to Apply – hose end bottle when you irrigate — Safe for plants, animals and kids — University tested — Save Money – Save Water

This problem stems from a calcium deficiency. Use these calcium additives to prevent the blossom end rot.

 Fertilome Yield Booster
 
Helps stop blossom end rot on Tomatoes and setting of fruit and correcting calcium deficiencies. Blossom end rot can be recognized by the dark grey/ black sunken area on the blossom end (bottom of Tomatoes). Blossom end rot can be small or can cover almost half of the fruit and will decrease Tomato yield. Application Rate: Mix 2 tablespoons with 1 gallon of water to stop blossom end rot. Apply as a thorough cover spray to foliage and fruit. Use at weekly intervals for at least 3 sprayings. To help set fruit: Mix 1 tablespoon with 1 gallon of water during bloom to help set fruit and increase yield.
 Calcium Nitrate
 
Contains two important nutrients that plants need: Calcium (Ca) and Nitrogen (N). Hi-Yield Calcium Nitrate is used primarily in vegetable gardens, particularly for Tomatoes and Peppers, in the prevention of Blossom End Rot. Blossom End Rot is a common problem with tomatoes.  It is a physiological disorder (not a disease) caused by a lack of calcium. When fruits are enlarging rapidly, sufficient amounts of calcium fail to reach the end of the fruit resulting in a deficiency of calcium in the developing fruit. Use as a Soil (Side Dress) Application or as a Foliar Spray

hornworms

Have you seen these hanging around your tomatoes??

 

Fertilome Dipel Dust
dipel dust
Biological. Low toxicity to human and pets. Used by commercial organic growers. Made from a bacteria that is toxic to certain pests.

Provides control of insects on vegetables, flowers, shrubs and lawns.   Controls Tomato Hornworms, Bagworms, Armyworms, Webworms, Gypsy Moth Larvae, Cankerworms, Loopers, Tent Caterpillar, Tomato Fruitworms, Sod Webworms, Variegated Cutworms, Imported Cabbage Worms, Rindworms, Melonworms and other listed worms.

Application Rate: Dust to thoroughly cover all plant surfaces. Apply when insects or their damage first appear and repeat as necessary.

 

Hi-Yield Thuricide Concentrate
 thuricide
Use on fruits, vegetables, shade trees, and ornamentals.

Controls leaf-feeding worms such as Bagworm, Elm Spanworm, Tent Caterpillar, Spring Cankerworm, Gypsy Moth, Fall Webworm, Cabbage Looper, Imported Cabbage Worms, Tomato Hornworm.

Application Rates: Fruits and Vegetables: Mix 1 1/2 fl. oz. per 3 gallons of water (1 Tbsp./Gallon).  Shade Trees and Ornamentals: Mix 2 fl. oz. per 3 gallons of water (4 tsp. per gallon).

Kill A Bug II Dust
 
Kills insects for up to 8 months. For indoor & outdoor use.

May be used on ornamental & vegetable gardens.

A dust with Many Purposes!

Controls Ants, Aphids, Bed Bugs, Cockroaches, Fleas, Termites, Ticks, Carpenter Ants,  Centipedes, Scorpions, Cutworms, Stink Bugs, and many more.

Please read and follow label directions.

 

 

Garden Pet & Livestock Dust
 
Low odor vegetable, ornamental, Rose, flower, fruit, pet and livestock insecticide. Provides both repelling and killing action of over 60 insects. May be applied until one day before harvest on listed vegetables.

  • Controls Colorado Potato Beetles and listed Loppers, Beetles and Borers on listed plants.
  • Controls Hornflies, Lice and Face Flies on beef and dairy Cattle and Horses.
  • Controls Feas, Ticks and Lice on dogs.
  • NOT FOR USE ON CATS

Always Read and Follow Label Directions.

 Franchetti Cotoneaster

Grows 6-8′ tall and wide
Pale pink blooms in spring
Orange/red fall berries

 

Julianne Barberry

Grows 6-8′ tall and wide
Fragrant yellow spring flowers
Stickers on leaves
2″ thorns on branches
Attract birds

 

Elaeagnus 

Grows 12′ tall and 10′ wide
Silver foliage
Fragrant fall blooms
Grows extremely fast

 

Wax Myrtle

Grows 12-15′ tall and wide
Fragrant foliage
Blue berries in winter

 

Liberty Holly

Grows to 16′ tall and 9′ wide
Pyramidal shape
Large serrated foliage
Red/orange berries in fall

Nellie R Stevens Holly

Grows to 20′ tall and 10′ wide
Dark green foliage
Heat and drought tolerant
Red berries in winter

 

Emerald Arborvitae

Grows to 12-15′ tall and 3′ wide
Deep green foliage
Narrow growth habit

 

Green Giant Arborvitae

Grows to 35′ tall and 15′ wide
Christmas Tree shape
Moderate grower

 

Radicans Cryptomeria

Grows to 35-40′ tall and 15′ wide
Deep green color
Fast growing
Disease resistant

 

 

 

Beautiful landscape plants created by Nature available at Classic Gardens.

 camellia leslie ann

Leslie Ann Camellia

Upright, evergreen shrub
Blooms fall to winter
Large, double pink flowers
Part sun in the morning only
Grows 12′ tall by 10′ wide

 

fothergilla

Fothergilla

Valuable plant used for hedges and borders
Attractive in 3 seasons; fragrant showy flowers in spring
 Green leaves in summer
Brilliant yellow, red, and orange fall color
Deciduous multi-season shrub
Attracts birds, deer resistant, easy care, native shrub
Prefers acidic soil and regular watering, especially in summer heat

azalea

Encore Azalea

Bloom 3 times a year
Varieties of color and sizes
Best time to plant is in the fall
Plant in full sun to part shade

hydrangea

Oakleaf Hydrangea

Deciduous Shrub
Long lasting white blooms in summer
Leaves turn purple, orangey-bronze or red in fall 
Best in afternoon shade area
Require little pruning

holly

Ilex Verticillata-“Afterglow” Holly

Deciduous Holly
Birds love it
Excellent for mass effect
Requires waterside and wet soils
Requires male to set fruit
Grows 6-10′ tall by 10′ wide

burning-bush

Burning Bush

Vase-like, upright form
Brilliant, red fall color
Grows 4-8’tall and 3-4′ wide
Great as a hedge or screen

jap-maple-red

Japanese Maples

Attractive foliage with red coloring turns brilliant scarlet in fall
Some varieties turn yellow or orange in the fall
Well suited for a small lawn or patio
Deciduous
Slow grower to 15 ft
Year round interest

obsession

Obsession Nandina

Upright, compact, dense form
Brilliant, red new foliage
Grows to 3′ tall and wide
Plant in full sun to part shade
Evergreen shrub

forsythia.

Forsythia

Deciduous shrub
Bright yellow flowers in spring
Fast growing with upright and arching form
Leaves turn red in fall

flirt

Flirt Nandina

Deep red new growth
Grows 1-2′ tall and wide
Plant in full sun to part shade
Great for accent, mass planting, or slopes

 

These are just a few of the products we carry that will solve your bug problems.

The Ferti-lome Tree & Shrub Systemic Insect Drench will protect your plants for a whole year from numerous insects. This liquid is applied by mixing the appropriate amount with water and pouring the solution around the base of the plant. The liquid is then soaked up by the roots and dispersed internally through the plant. The insects have to bite the plant to get the insecticide into their system.

 

This repellant will give your lawn a pleasant scent. Natural Guard Lawn Shield Insect Repellant is an all natural granular product. It creates an irritant scent barrier that repels ants, fleas, roaches, mosquitoes, and numerous other insects. However, the scent is very pleasant to humans and pets. Lawn Shield is perfect to use in flowerbeds, vegetable gardens, and in the lawn. Plus, it does not need to be watered in.

 

Hi-Yield Indoor/Outdoor Broad Use Insecticide is a must have. It will kill ants, fleas, ticks, aphids, lacebugs, roaches, mosquitos, and many other insects. This spray can be used on shrubs, vegetables, outer surfaces of buildings, inside the home, and even on dogs and other domestic animals. Indoor/Outdoor is a concentrate that has to be mixed with water and applied as a spray.

Always read and follow label directions.

 

Tomato Seminar

April 6 & 20 @ 10 am

Chris Keith will host a Tomato Seminar (step by step how to grow 300 lbs of tomatoes in a container)! If you can’t make it to a seminar, we can teach you one on one about the program at any time. 

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