Plant Specifics - Library of Information SheetsThere’s always something blooming at Wingard’s!
Learn how to have a beautiful garden!
- Butterfly Garden
Butterflies are some of nature’s most beautiful and interesting creatures. Invite thesecaptivating insects into your landscape by establishing your own butterfly garden. Before youbegin, there are few things you need to know.
Growing citrus in the landscape has long been a challenge for gardeners in South Carolina due to winter temperatures dropping below freezing. Although the heat and humidity in the summer are similar to Florida, the winter is another story.
- Crape Myrtles
There are many species of Crape Myrtle and most are native to Asia. The common Crape Myrtle, Lagerstroemia, native to China and Korea, was introduced in 1747 and has been planted all over the South. Over the years there have been literally hundreds of selections named with variations of flower colors, growth habits and mature sizes.
- Fertilizing Trees & Shrubs, Annuals & Perennials
When to fertilize and which fertilizer to use can be confusing to the point of overwhelming. This handout gives you general guidelines to get you started. Once you select the fertilizer you plan to use, read the label and follow directions.
- Fruit Tree Care
DORMANT STAGE -Absence of growth. Fall & Early Spring
A simple definition of an herb is a plant or plant part valued for its medicinal, savory, or aromatic quality.Practically every culture around the world has a history of some type of herb use. Chinese herb booksdate from about 2700 B.C. and include extensive lists of medicinal plants. Italy, India, and Thailand arewell known for using herbs in cooking.
Hydrangeas are a favorite in southern landscapes. Plants are categorized as mopheads or lacecaps andare available in many colors and varieties. In some cases, the bloom color can be altered by changing thesoil pH. They are deciduous (drop leaves in fall) Some bloom on old wood; some bloom on new wood;some bloom on both old and new wood. It is important to know when to prune so that future blooms are notdestroyed.
- Pecan Tree Care
POLLINATION: Pecan trees are pollinated by the wind. Plant at least 2 varieties together for maximum pollination and production.
- Planting Trees & Shrubs
Match the tree or shrub with the site. Keep in mind the mature size of the plant, moisture in the soil, and sun requirements. Consider areas of your landscape that receive the afternoon sun to be “full sun” areas, even if they are shaded in the morning. “Shade plants” need afternoon shade in the summer.
Roses are wonderful landscape plants that are unmatched for the length of season in which they bloomand the amount of color they produce. With a variety of growth habits, sizes and fragrances, there ismost likely a rose that is perfect for any sunny spot in the garden. There is a general attitude thatgrowing roses is difficult; however, with proper planting, adequate light and correct watering practices,success can be achieved. There is nothing more rewarding than roses cut from the garden!
- Sun Annuals & Perennials
There are many plants that thrive in the sun and add beautiful color to your landscape throughout the warm season. That’s the good news! Because the temperatures here in South Carolina in July & August are significantly hotter than in April & May when you are beginning to plant your flower garden, it is important to choose the right plants for the amount of sun in each area of your landscape.
- Shade Annuals, Perennials, Shrubs & Trees
There are many plants that thrive in partial to complete shade. “Complete shade” means an area that receives no direct sunlight. “Partial shade” means an area that receives only morning sun or filtered sun. Because of the extreme heat in South Carolina in the summer, it is important to note that “partial shade” in this situation does not refer to morning shade with afternoon sun.