Kolze's Corner Gardens

12717 IL Route 176, Woodstock, IL 60098

815.338.1475 | bob.kolze@gmail.com

Christmas Hours:

7 days a week 9am-5pm

Last day of the season will be Friday Dec 22nd.

For 2017, Kolze's has added new ideas and products  to make growing plants easier!

Patio Pot Care

 

Sunny Proven Winners, Red Fox Combinations, and Calibrachoa

 

Light: Sky exposure is critical and may take direct sun up to 9 hours.

 

Moisture: Early am watering on hot long days of June, July, and August

 

Fertilizer: June, July, August. Mir Acid Feeding 2tsp / gal 1-3 times a week

 

Specifics: Early cool spring days require less feed and water. Monitor basket's weight.

 

 

Light Sun or Shady Bounce Impatiens, Fuchsia, and

Non Stop Begonias

 

Light: North, East, or West side with partial sun during hot days above 85 degrees.

 

Moisture: Allowing the soil to dry between waterings forces flowering.

 

Fertilizer: Use Basic liquid feed 2tsp/gal 1x per week or increase as foliage yellows

 

Specifics: These varieties love stress free areas with some sun protection

 

 

Extreme Sun: Vacation Combinations

(Purslane, Mezoo, Scaevola)

 

Light: Semi Sun to Full Sun at higher temperatures. South, East, West location

 

Moisture: Prefers soil to dry between waterings. Wilting seldom causes injury.

 

Fertilizer: Miracle Grow  or MirAcid, 1 Tablespoon per gallon, 1-2x per week

 

Specifics: Succulents, flexible sun loving plants. Carefree, 1-2 weeks alone.

 

 

New Guinea Impatiens and Mixed Lobelia

 

Light: Partial Sun & Shade, or just sky exposure is best. North, East, or West side.

 

Moisture: Evenly moist, water in the mornings. Warm, windy days...make them heavy with the waterings!

 

Fertilizer: Liquid feed 2 tsp/gal 1x per week. Increase frequency gradually if "yellowing"

 

Specifics: New  Guinea Impatiens and Lobelia love water!! Avoid wilting!

 

 

Ivy Geranium and Calliope Geraniums

 

Light: Ivy's like 4-6 hours of direct sun or shade. Calliope Geraniums withstand

hot sun all day. Calliope and Rocky Mountain varieties (zonal) are super heat tolerant.

 

Moisture: Let soil dry between heavy waterings for better bloom power!

 

Fertilizer: MirAcid feeding is best!!! Use 1TBL/gal 1-2x per week as they grow

 

Specifics: Succulents, flexible sun loving plants. Carefree, 1-2 weeks alone.

 

 

 

***MONITOR THE "WEIGHT" OF THE BASKET/CONTAINER FOR MOISTURE EVALUATION****

 

 

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Important!

* Each watering/feeding should be enough to drip through the bottom in order to clean the roots (at least 1 gallon). Baskets struggle directly under overhangs; rather, position baskets on the edge of overhangs with a 18-36" hook or chain so the sky hits the top of the foliage. A BLOOMING shade plant's foliage does need some sky exposure to bloom.

 

* Over watering with plain water and heavy rain will leach out key nutrients from the basket. Feeding replaces those nutrients. The months of June, July, and August will require the most feeding due to the long, warm days. This makes plant growth rapid!