Gardening with Ginny: Steps to Filling a Flower Pot with the Right Plants


♪>>>HAVE YOU SEEN THE FORECAST FOR THE WEEK? IT SEEMS LIKE YOU MAY SHOWERS BRING JUNE FLOWERS IS FITTING. BUT ONCE OUR FLOWER GARDENS FINISH SOAKING UP THIS WET WEATHER, THEY WILL BE READY FOR SOME TLC. WHO BETTER TO HELP GUIDE US THROUGH THAT THAN GINNY ROSENKRANZ WITH UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND EXTENSION OFFICE!>>THANK YOU FOR LETTING ME COME WITH MY FRIENDS!>>YOU HAVE A LOT OF FRIENDS! NOW, THE PLANTS AND FLOWERS ARE REALLY LOVING THE BRAIN, AREN’T THEY?>>THEY ARE, ABSOLUTELY.>>SO WE ARE FOCUSING TODAY ON POTTED PLANTS?>>WELL, THE THING IS NOT EVERYBODY HAS A LARGE AREA. IF YOU JUST HAVE A CONDO, A WINDOW, YOU CAN PUT TOGETHER A NICE CONTAINER OF ANNUAL FLOWERS THAT WILL BLOOM TO GIVE YOU COLORS ALL SUMMER LONG.>>NOW, YOU HAVE ONE FOR SHADE AND ONE PERSON, SUN LOVING FLOWERS?>>RIGHT.>>AND YOU HAVE TWO DIFFERENT COLORED POTS?>>THE REASON WHY IS YOU CAN GET ALL KINDS OF COLORED OF POTS AT THE STORE. BLACK LOOKS VERY ELEGANT, BUT IN THE SON OF THIS IS IN FULL SUN, THE BLACK WILL HEAT UP IN THE ROOTS WILL COOK.>>OH!>>NOT GOOD FOR THE ROOTS AT ALL.>>SO I WILL HAVE THIS ONE IS A DETERMINED SHADE ONE. AND IT WILL LOOK ELEGANT, AND THE PLANTS WILL LOOK BRIGHT AND PRETTY AND THIS WILL BE A FRAME. WHEREAS, THE LIGHT ONE WILL NOT GET AS MUCH SON. HE WILL REFLECT AND ABSORB THE SUNLIGHT AND KEEP THE ROOTS A LOT COOLER.>>SO WE WILL START TO PLANT THE SHADE LOVING PLANTS.>>OKAY.>>SO WHICH ONES WILL WE PUT IN HERE?>>WE HAVE A CHOICE OF A COUPLE, AND I BROUGHT THIS COLEUS BECAUSE I THOUGHT, ISN’T THIS SPECTACULAR? AND YOU SEE THIS ONE? IT IS WAY TOO BIG. ONE PLANT PER THE SPOT. YOU DON’T WANT TO SHOVE TOO MUCH INCOME A SO WE COULD HAVE TWO THINGS, THESE ARE BOTH PALLADIUM’S. ONE IS KIND OF PINK, ONE IS KIND OF GREEN AND WHITE.>>I AM GOING FOR THE PINK ONE, WITHOUT A QUESTION. TAKE THE PLANT FROM YOUR POT. DID YOU SEE THESE PRETTY ROOTS, THEY ARE GOOD.>>THE LACK TO BREAK THEM UP?>>I LIKE TO DO THEM JUST LIKE THIS, NOT TOO MUCH.>>SO DIGGING?>>AND NOW POP IT IN THERE. OKAY, GOOD. EASY TO SAY WE NEED TO HAVE TWICE AS MUCH MORE. BUT FOR SOMETHING THAT WILL BECOME A IN THE MIDDLE, THIS IS A TUBEROUS BEGONIA. IT HAS A LOT OF HUMIDITY, AND BUT IT IS BETTER IN OCEAN CITY WHERE IT IS COOLER. AND IN SALISBURY CITY, MAYBE THE REX BEGONIA THAT IS VERY PRETTY. OR, WE COULD DO A POLKADOT PLANT THAT IS VERY PRETTY.>>WITH 21?>>LET’S GO WITH THE SILVER, SOME CONTRASTING OVER HERE.>>NOW, THESE ROOTS ARE MUCH SMALLER. GO AHEAD AND SET THAT RIGHT THERE. GOOD ENOUGH.>>NOW, WE NEED TO HAVE SOMETHING THAT WILL SPILL OVER FOR SOME COLOR AND CONTRAST. A SWEET POTATO VINE. THIS IS THE FIRST TIME I HAVE SEEN IT, AND THIS IS A LITTLE VINE CALLED GOLDILOCKS WHICH IS WHAT THEY CALLED CREEPING JENNY THAT WILL CASCADE OVER. THERE IS A LOT OF CHARTREUSE IN IT, TOO.>>NOW, I WAS ASSIGNED CAN WE DO BOTH? SO, YOU DO THIS AND I WILL DO THAT WHEN, AND THEN YOU HAVE TO SQUISH THE POTS A LITTLE BIT. JUST TELL THEM THAT YOU LOVE THEM. JUST PUT THIS ON THE SIDE RIGHT HERE. IT’S OKAY.>>AND ALL RIGHT, GOOD. OUT THERE WE GO.>>ISN’T THAT EASY?>>AND IT WILL FILL IN? CHRIST THIS IS SHADE LOVING. SO NOW WE WILL DO SON?>>YOU WANT TO KEEP IN MIND. SO, THIS IS ABALONE WHICH I THINK IS A COOL NAME. SO, YOU HAVE TO CHOOSE.>>I WILL GO WITH THE PINK.>>SAME THING?>>THE SAME THING.>>GORGEOUS ROOTS.>>AND IT DOES NOT HAVE TO BE IN THE MIDDLE?>>NO, YOU WANT THIS IN THE BACK. OR COULD BE IN THE MIDDLE IF IT IS A CONTAINER IN THE BACK.>>YOU GO AHEAD AND CHOOSE WHICHEVER COLOR YOU WANT.>>OH MY GOODNESS!>>CAN I PUT SOME WHITE IN THERE?>>THIS IS CALLED MEXICAN HEATHER.>>OKAY.>>IS DAYS BEAUTIFUL GREEN AND WHITE FLOWERS. THAT IS JUST WHAT YOU WANT.>>IT IS PERFECT.>>AND AGAIN, WE HAVE THIS THAT IS WHITE. [AUDIO LOST] >>>.>>>FERTILIZER, AND THEN I JUST STARTED WATERING IT. NOW EVERY TIME THAT YOU WATER IT, YOU ARE GIVEN A JUST A LITTLE BIT OF FERTILIZER. SO THAT IS EASY, ESPECIALLY IF

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