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  • 1. Introduction to Horticulture Plant: Sedum Term: Soil-less mix
  • 2. Sedum “Autumn Joy” Stonecrop
    • Flowering perennial
    • USDA Hardiness Zone 4a – 9a
    • Full sun to part shade
    • 18 – 30” tall & wide
    • Blooms: Pink, rust, red – late summer to late fall
    • Winter interest, attracts birds & butterflies
    • Uses: Border, Foundation, Massing, Rock garden
    • Many types of sedum
      • This is the largest
  • 3. Soil-less Mix
    • A medium for growing plants in containers. It contains no actual soil but includes various combinations of ingredients such as peat moss, vermiculite
  • 4. Planting media mix
    • Advantages
      • Uniformity
      • Sterile
      • Lighter weight
      • Good moisture retention & drainage
    • Disadvantages
      • Light weight doesn’t anchor containers
      • Low mineral content
      • Plants get lazy roots
  • 5. Soilless Mixes
    • Perlite or Vermiculite – silica based rock. Heated to 1600 °F. Pops like popcorn. Improves porosity & retains water
  • 6. Sphagnum Moss
    • Dried remains of acidic bog plants
    • Huge Canadian export
    • Sterile, lightweight & acidic
    • Difficult to wet, but holds the moisture well
  • 7. Tree Bark
    • Used for containers
    • Like mulch but chopped much finer
    • Used after roots are established (in a soil-less mix like Pro-mix)
  • 8. Soil-less Mixes
    • Used predominantly for propagation
    • Can be added to soils but monitor pH
    • Don’t use soil for propagation due to bacterial and fungal infections (Dampening Off)
  • 9. Promix – Mycorise Pro
    • Has microscopic fungi (Glomus intraradices ) that colonize plant roots and develop a symbiotic relationship with the plants
    • They increase the uptake of water and nutrients
    • Has fertilizer to last for 7 days. Then need to begin regular fertilizer program
  • 10. Mycorrhizae
    • Fungus colonizes, but does not damage, plant roots
    • Yields better water and nutrient uptake for the plant
    • Provides a food source (sugars and starches) for the fungus.
  • 11. Plant ID
    • Sedum
    • Pansy
    • Geranium
    • Iris
  • 12. Plant ID
    • Hyacinth
    • Coreopsis
    • Butterfly Bush
    • Petunia
  • 13. Perennial Geranium
    • A
    B
  • 14. Plant ID
    • Dusty Miller
    • Coreopsis
    • Iris
    • Liriope
  • 15. Impatiens
    • A
    • B
  • 16. Plant ID
    • Petunia
    • Pansy
    • Crocus
    • Impatiens
  • 17. Plant ID
    • Hyacinth
    • Periwinkle
    • Crocus
    • Knock-out Rose
  • 18. Pansy
    • A
    B
  • 19. Plant ID
    • Liriope
    • Ajuga
    • Wintercreeper
    • Pansy
  • 20. Coreopsis
    • A
    • B
  • 21. Today
    • Take advantage of sunshine
    • Prepare the FFA garden for potatoes
    • pH test
    • Remove old plants
    • Turn soil
    • Crop rotation***