Grow better plants!
Espoma Rose-tone is the fertilizer that we use in our own gardens at home, which gives us the confidence to offer it to you. We think it's the perfect all-purpose fertilizer for woody plants, and especially flowering shrubs. The stony, long-lasting grains are easy to apply evenly and provide sustained nutrients during the growing season.
In most cases, plants don't strictly require fertilizer, but you'll find that they grow more rapidly and bloom better if you apply a quality fertilizer according to the rate recommended on the package. Reblooming shrubs, like lilacs, azaleas, and hydrangeas, especially benefit from being fertilized in early spring, then again around their first bloom of the season.
Bonus: this fertilizer is made in the US using solar power! Espoma Rose-Tone is an organic granular fertilizer that is applied directly to, or incorporated in, the soil.
Plant spacing is based on the ultimate width of the plants. This figure is normally given as a range; for example, 3-5’. If you live in a cold climate and/or want plants to fill in more quickly, plan to space at the shorter end of the range. If you live in a warm climate, are on a limited budget, or are willing to wait longer for plants to touch, use the higher end of the range. Using the larger number is recommended when calculating distance from a building or structure. There’s really no such thing as "maximum spacing": if you don’t want your plants to touch, you can space them as far apart as you’d like. All plant spacing is calculated on center, or in other words, the centers of the plants are spaced one half of their eventual width apart:
Unless you are planting in a straight line, as you might for hedges or edging, space your plants in a staggered or zig-zag pattern for a more interesting and naturalistic look:
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I purchased a climbing rose for a hard spot to grow anything. My rose is taking off since I planted it and it’s growing really fast. So happy I will order more. Packaging was great.
Good condition, healthy plants
Also it's not stinky, which is a relief after using fish fertilizer.
I have not used it yet. We have experienced extremely hot, dry weather. I am waiting for it to cool down before I use it. I'm sure it is highly effective. Gardener Linda Vater uses it!