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 live above 6200 ft, three weeks in everything is growing great even with having to cover several times due to hail! Hope they winter over! This goes for all the plants I received
Because of the extreme heat in Dallas and Texas so far this summer I have chosen to transplant the quart size plants into gallon containers with the intent to transplant them in early fall to allow them to establish their root systems before next summer. So far they have not put on any new growth, so I assume they are getting settled into their new pots and hopefully growing a strong root system.
I was a little disappointed with the size of the plants. I guess I thought they would be a little bigger. How many years before I get any blooms ??
It is difficult to say, because there are so many factors, however we say that you plants should be mature and producing an abundance of blooms within about three years. Following the theory of Steep. Creep, Leap; during year one you'll see foliage, but no blooms, since the plant is pulling lots of energy into a healthy, robust root system that will survive the winter dormancy period. However, once year two rolls around after winter dormancy, the plant will wake up in the garden and continue to grow. In the second season, you can expect to see blooms, though the plant hasn't quite reached its full size or full flowering potential. Finally, during year three the plant will take off and reach its full size. Flowers and foliage will be at their best and you can really see the full potential of your plant.
I ordered plants from several vendors this year, annuals, vegetables and perennials. Plants from Great Gardens were healthiest and packed better than the rest. You’re my go to in the future.
The bobo hydrangea was well packed and arrived in great shape. Very pleased with the size of the shrubs. He’s in the ground with 2 viburnum and he’s looking good. Hoping for flowers in the spring but I know he may need another year in place. Thanks.
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