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Old 06-22-2016, 05:29 AM
Status: "Cautiously optimistic" (set 14 days ago)
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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Do you use the same version of Osmocote find everything? Such as shrubs get the same stuff that you flowering items do?

Bayler makes some great products as well...love their liquid 3in1 Insect, Disease, and Mite.
No, I don't use Osmacoat around shrubs. I use HollyTone around my shrubs, which are mostly Japanese hollies and boxwood. I buy another granular high acid product specifically for azaleas, hydrangeas and blueberries. I really suspect that the plants would do fine if I just gave everything an all purpose fertilizer, but it feels good to give them a specialized one.
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Old 06-22-2016, 08:33 PM
 
Location: CO
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I remember explaining deadheading to a neighbor years ago. He thought I was making it up but was glad to find out what a difference it made to his plants!
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Old 06-23-2016, 06:05 PM
 
Location: Zone 6B ~ Northern VA
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You are SO right!

Just like most things....you can tell something to people until your blue in the face but until they experience it on their own can they truly understand it.

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I remember explaining deadheading to a neighbor years ago. He thought I was making it up but was glad to find out what a difference it made to his plants!
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Old 07-02-2016, 07:34 PM
 
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Thanks TwinbrookNine, which version are you using and curious how you decided on that compare to any of the others?
I'll have to look. I know it came in a blue/grey/black box and was blue granules. It wasn't the yellow powder which came in a small plastic jar, also called "bloom booster."
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Old 07-02-2016, 10:45 PM
 
Location: Out there somewhere...
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I would go with Miracle-Gro Bloom Booster, 10-52-10 Formula since I just found out today that the other brands I've been buying have been discontinued. You can't go wrong with the Miracle-gro brand as long as you follow the directions.
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Old 07-03-2016, 05:25 AM
 
Location: Zone 6B ~ Northern VA
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Hmmm, blue/grey/black box? not sure which one that is.
Not a green/pink/black?





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I'll have to look. I know it came in a blue/grey/black box and was blue granules. It wasn't the yellow powder which came in a small plastic jar, also called "bloom booster."

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Old 07-03-2016, 05:31 AM
 
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Compost is my choice.
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Old 07-03-2016, 05:39 AM
 
Location: Zone 6B ~ Northern VA
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Good idea!


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I would go with Miracle-Gro Bloom Booster, 10-52-10 Formula since I just found out today that the other brands I've been buying have been discontinued. You can't go wrong with the Miracle-gro brand as long as you follow the directions.
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Old 07-03-2016, 12:45 PM
 
Location: LI,NY zone 7a
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Compost is my choice.
As mine also. When is this person gonna get the boot? Every one of his/her original posts has to do with a particular product that we all should buy "cause" it works so well! Speaking of wells; That is what I have, and am not too keen on poisoning me, the family, or the critters that I brought in from my selective plantings.
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Old 07-03-2016, 11:11 PM
 
Location: Midwest, USA
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Looking for suggestions and recommendations on your favorite bloom booster for flowering periennals:

- Grangular Miracle-Gro Shake 'N Feed Rose And Bloom Continuous Release Plant Food
- Miracle-Gro Water Soluble Bloom Booster Flower Food, 10-52-10
- Scotts Super Bloom Water Soluble Plant Food 12-55-6

The above two have caught my eye.
Bat guano. No synthetic fertilizers needed.
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