Jim Whiting Nursery    Rochester, MN 507-289-3741     3430 19th Street Northwest

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Care Sheets


General Gardening Care Sheets

  • Fertilizing And Misc.

    • Acidifying Soil
    • Chemical Basics
    • Composting
    • Fertilizer Basics
    • Fungicides And Insecticides
    • Herbicide Basics
  • Lawn Care

    • Caring For Your New Lawn
    • Crabgrass Control
    • Establishing Your Home Lawn
    • Fertilizing Your Lawn
    • How To Apply Weed Killer To Your Lawn
    • Lawn Fertilization
    • Lawn Maintenance
    • Organic Lawn Fertilization
    • Planting Method For Seeding A New Lawn
    • Protect Against Snow And Spring Thaw Damage
    • Spring & Summer Lawn Care
  • Perennials

    • Basic Perennial Garden Care
    • Dividing Perennials
    • Perennials For Different Sun And Moisture Conditions
    • Perennials For Fall Interest
    • Perennials For Foliage
    • Perennials For Spring Interest
    • Perennials For Summer Interest
    • Perennials For The Shade
    • Preparing Your Perennial Garden For Winter
    • Success With Perennials
  • Plant Care And Installation

    • Bare Root Plants
    • Care Of Newly Planted Plants
    • Caring For Your New Lawn
    • Fall Planting Tips For Trees And Shrubs
    • Five Steps To Starting A Garden
    • Installation Of Container Grown Plants
    • Installing Balled And Burlapped Trees And Shrubs
    • New Tree Planting
    • Transplanting Trees And Shrubs
    • Tree Owner's Manual
  • Pruning And Maintenance

    • Landscape Mulch
    • Mulches And Weed Barriers
    • Pruning Basics
    • Pruning Clematis
    • Pruning Deciduous Trees And Shrubs
    • Pruning Evergreens
    • Pruning Trees And Shrubs
    • Quick Pruning Tips
    • Tree Care Basics- Pruning
    • Tree Wrapping
  • Rose

    • Preparing Tea Roses For Winter
    • Rose Care For Winter
    • Rose Care
    • Shrub Roses
  • Trees And Shrubs

    • Fitting Trees And Shrubs Into The Landscape
    • Less Commonly Grown Shade Trees
    • Planting Trees And Shrubs In Clay Or Sandy Soils
    • Salt Tolerant Trees And Shrubs
    • The Right Evergreen For The Right Site
    • Tree Care Basics- Fertilizing
    • Tree Care Basics- Selection
    • Tree Care Basics- Site Preparation And Planting
    • Tree Care Basics- Watering
    • Trees & Shrubs - Fall Planting Tips
  • Vegetables And Fruits

    • All About Tomatoes
    • Apple Varieties For Minnesota
    • Fruit Tree Care
    • Tips For Tomatoes
    • Vegetable Gardening
    • Vegetable Gardening Basics
  • Watering

    • All About Watering
    • Proper Watering Techniques For Garden Plants
    • Too Much Water
    • Watering Newly Planted Trees

Plant Specific Topics

  • Annuals

    • Begonias
    • Coleus
    • Geraniums
    • Petunias, Old And New
  • Bulbs

    • Bulbs In The Landscape
    • Flowering Schedule For Spring Bulbs
    • Spring Bulb Spacing And Depth
    • Daylilies - Hemerocallis
    • Ferns In The Landscape
    • Hosta
    • Ornamental Grasses
  • Trees And Shrubs

    • Barberry
    • Birch In The Urban Landscape
    • Blooming Trees
    • Crabapple Trees
    • Elm Replacements
    • Evergreen Shrubs
    • Evergreen Trees
    • Hydrangea Shrubs
    • Lilacs
    • Maples In Minnesota
    • Oaks In Minnesota
    • Viburnums
    • Weigelas
    • Yews
  • Vegetables Fruits

    • Blueberries
    • Currants And Gooseberries
    • Fruits For Minnesota
    • Growing Grapes
    • Growing Rhubarb
    • How To Plant Asparagus, Potatoes, Rhubarb
    • Strawberries
  • Vines

    • Climbing Vines
    • Enjoy A Fine Vine
    • Perennial Climbing Vines

Problems, Pests, Diseases

  • Animals

    • Challenging Locations
    • General
    • Insects
    • Plant Diseases
    • All About Deer
    • Dealing With Deer
    • Deer And Rabbit Resistant Plants
    • Deer Resistant Plants
    • Deer-Resistant-Evergreens-For-Sun
    • Deer-Resistant-Perennials
  • Challenging Locations

    • Plant For Clay Soils
    • Plants For Acid And Alkaline Soils
    • Plants For Dry Places
    • Plants For Heavy Clay Soil
    • Plants For Wet Conditions
  • General

    • Black Walnut Toxicity
    • Black Walnuts
    • Controlling Buckthorn
    • Needle Drop In Evergreens
    • Peony Problems
    • Plants For Under A Black Walnut
    • Plants That Will And Will Not Grow Near Black Walnut Trees
  • Insects

    • Annual Tree & Shrub Insect Control
    • Common Fruit Tree Insects
    • Common Insects & Diseases Of Trees & Shrubs
    • Emerald Ash Borer Copy
    • Emerald Ash Borer
    • Evergreen Problems Insects
    • Evergreen Problems- Cultural And Environmental
    • Insecticide Controls For Emerald Ash Borer
    • Slugs And Snails
    • Squash Vine Borer
    • The Multicolored Asian Lady Beetle The Multicolored Asian Lady Beetle
  • Plant Diseases

    • Anthracnose
    • Black Knot Of Cherry
    • Clematis Wilt
    • Common Fruit Tree Diseases
    • Cytospora Canker Of Spruce
    • Early Tomato Blight
    • Fire Blight
    • Leaf Spot
    • Maple Problems
    • Non-Parasitic Disorders Of Tomatoes
    • Oak Wilt
    • Parasitic Diseases Of Tomatoes
    • Powdery Mildews
    • Rhizosphaera Needle Cast

Specialty Gardening

  • All About Rain Gardens
  • Attracting Butterflies Garden
  • Borders In Landscape Design
  • Container Fruit & Vegetable Gardening
  • Establishing A Prairie
  • Growing Annuals In Containers
  • How To Edge Your Lawn
  • Planting To Attract Birds
  • Plants For Attracting Hummingbirds
  • Plants For Between Stepping Stones
  • Plants For Fragrance
  • Rain Garden Information
  • Shades Of Blue (And Purple) Gardens
  • Tips For Attracting Birds & Butterflies To Your Garden


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