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Good lord man and welcome our second hour of the Garden Show again we are talking gardening and this is a great opportunity to get some guarding information. That you may need make your answer growing well and doing what you want them to do. That phone number call once again that's 2601870. If you're up to the local New Orleans calling area. You can call and -- free and that's all free number is 866. 89. 0870. At some callers hang on over that long breaks up right back to the phones we got Curtis up first calling for months -- boarding Curtis thanks so much for calling it. Yeah. -- -- Curtis. Load. -- All right -- that we may have a technical problem with Curtis. So. In the event. Here yet. And I have a Blackberry bush do our audit back afterward book at the -- armed. Yes but only certain parts of Curtis. Blackberries. Produce. On the bike in meal that is playing -- that you natively one year makes these big believes it is not all conduct. -- -- -- -- all over the spam. Vegetative growth is -- in a balloon that next year and make the blackberries for -- and -- balloons that makes like theories in the eyes. And so hurts every year after he finished harvesting your blackberries. Down to the ground. Every mean produce like here and Blackberry on it. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Maybe 33 feet you could do that. But again aren't just leave them alone so -- only critical thing is to cut. That means that produced this year don't -- the whole plant back if you cut back the growth that's making this summer that's -- crop come next year. -- Yeah our right to think he's much for the call -- folks out there it's like theories which is a super. Home. Procter grow easy reliable model equipment sector. To be aware. Email me -- ever really great online publication. On growing blackberries on art teachers union. And they have lots of great information for you there. Right that's got. Up next calling from new war -- morning. I'm thrilled that actually. Look you've. -- question at. That she got up there aren't. -- your -- Tuesday a area where you don't soil. Into a home that's kind of a -- So what particular question might she. Now they eat and it's partly why the C and quietly chipped it create an interest. In the diet. Check it -- it chipped it. That's up to Eugene. I mean this is this is just gonna be like a dead area. So you have to decide do you want -- plant flowers. Or shrubs or -- -- small trees. Shrubs that grow holder provides screening for -- I mean it's not just a matter of what should plant in the you that you have to decide what the -- purpose and it is going to be. You need flowering plants -- looking for Colbert shrubs visual performance. Eat all growing plants -- looking for privacy since he once you treat the berm. And this is the shape the height of the berm that's all determined by you your landscape what seems appropriate how high the -- needs to be satisfy your needs and what you desire and the privacy that -- looking for. And then once you create that firm it's just a matter of deciding in the plants you're playing here with the purpose is plants are on the planet you -- use as far as you want bedding plants shrubs ground covers. Trees whatever you want that in there. And then -- it's what you wanna put in there. Again the next step is to decide what specific plants because I -- -- -- -- bedding plants. In what kind of -- went to me like you're putting shrubs that what kind of for a first kept inside the purpose of the -- You want and that firm and that will IG towards plants to be appropriate. All right so much for the call appreciate it. Alrighty moving on we've got you know next calling from -- Bill -- on good morning. -- -- -- -- are there -- a boat and -- and it has a lot of rain -- okay. Keep it on the east part of -- -- did -- upgraded accounts turn up for most of today. But. The color has for the most part dropped off even on the hammer out the new growth the little pink color on the air. Can you tell me aren't in promote. More ground. The little flower -- the hands whether I should protective. Of the extent they're -- that. I'm. So if the -- tickets and that -- Scrap it slow. But it's not corporate bank so it got you know the iPad but -- it. Okay. So you know. The potting mix and hanging basket probably drains pretty well so again the book and he has been dealing with the rain the waters draining through. I don't see real issue with the rain for a container -- -- at this -- Republican he has not ever looming. They -- cyclically or -- cycles on the balloon for awhile and they quit for a while and they -- for awhile. Generally speaking we expect to get a decent far off of our group in these in the spring and early summer. Very few if any flowers off of them all summer long and then we'll get another flush of flowers and the off all of the year. The old Republican that he is the longer you have that the envy of the -- tend to bloom. If you put it in the ground it's gonna take offerings -- not much -- -- more for you. I'm keeping it in container than it would putting in the round and -- goes -- too cold but in the ground anyway so I have. Have a great fact -- time with great information it tells you -- water fertilized pest problems for those problems I even have. But let him double -- on how you can withhold water slightly from -- via. To encourage it to balloon. So what should make sure you send an email -- -- -- out there has been can be as you look different from each month. Send an email us and that fact sheet that tells you everything you need to know about -- bogeys on. I wouldn't -- days. -- -- -- Just Google my name the end -- GI LL click on the first link that'll bring it by which election webpage and you can email me from there. On -- thank you for the call appreciate your round or a hoax but by our spokesman take a quick stay tuned does that -- -- show coming up right activists. -- and thanks for joining me on the -- at this morning. I'm -- do you live on this morning from the apple beyond expo. That's taking place here at the -- trying sooner it 4545. Williams boulevard just about Williamson were polite. When you get -- like you'll a you'll find the -- trying senator and that's going on eight from eight until five. A lot of amazing exhibitors and all kinds of great information for people here. I learned a lot of it's a lot of ice free -- of things that have a good time they got that entertainment stage. Where they have all kinds of entertainment going on this cooking stage with the cooking demonstrations throughout the day. On the lecture stage that we lectures on a wide variety of topics that you can find interesting and useful. I'll be lecturing from nine until -- 45. Finish our radio program. I'll be presenting programs in the Arctic combined. Join join me from 9945. I'll be lecturing and it's regarding questions. At that I'm so I don't forget come on out to the boomers and beyond expo at the -- training center. 4545. Williams boulevard in Kenner. -- it really wonderful experience to be outside anyway -- wander around the air conditioning in the comparable. Alrighty -- said that the phones don't forget if you got a gardening question. That's what I'm here for right now to 60. 187 the is the number to call and leave your thoughts on the local New Orleans calling area 8668890870. Is the toll free number that you can use -- we got Libya. I'm calling from Algiers -- at -- Good morning and how you. When he recently suggested an account Picayune and we treat our crepe myrtle for the product called -- I made. Clark hit -- Amid slow rate at this and insecticide applied it to trench at the pace of the tree. And the insecticide is absorbed into the trees -- expect them. It's into the trees at -- system and then that materially in the apply to the ground. That Mitchell moves inside the plant out into the foliage and so when -- myrtle and that's the main reason we're treating. With the medical -- -- for Kurt -- that in the insects that suck the -- and all of that. Ultimately -- mold. All of corporate myrtle trees and so if you've been having a problem with Sitting -- and promote it in the plants in this is a great way to control those statements. Well I have so that department just navigating to you know. I'm just getting. After receiving instructions if you -- waterlogged ground. With all -- rain we've been you know getting I would. Wondered if you get the chance. That I do it. Well -- the main reason for that of course is nothing technical. It's just that the ground is saturated with water when you were the solution it's not gonna go down into the soil. -- -- not a safety issue or anything else it just means it won't work as well because the ground -- full of water so when you -- popular sink into the really well. But just even a few days without rain coming out there right after rain but even a couple of days after all the ground. This drink enough we should get them to go into the ground. Okay so that's the only reason yeah. Just wanna make sure that that mature now you see soak into the soil. And the root system where -- the war. Okay. Okay been limited -- weekend. Good deal and in the future -- as you probably know could you relate relate. In the future do this around about April or may and even better control. I can -- that thank you so much. Lydia thank you so much for the call. Idea that is Matthew calling -- -- Matthew good morning. Morning. I have a question about. Plant teen -- out toward. We have a number. And -- debate going on mine now about what those -- rules altered zone and he actually. Retained the war of the plant can continued people you know. -- Weren't. As the so oil in the pot right now rule whether that just -- war disputed ingredient. Well it definitely holds water from mosquitoes to breed him. That's a given. It. Actually they're more likely to do harm being hood in here's the reason line. We have our our plants are in -- with drainage holes in those three holes are there to allow the water flow rate. Out during -- and indeed want. Speakers in excess of waters in the cancel it up -- to help the root systems in Brussels on -- plan when -- water. Water flowing freely away which is supposed to do it's now accumulated right underneath. And your markets back open this well. But what. But does that water now keeps muscles injury for an extended period and so plant. Are more prone or don't like century it's oils. Are often -- going to be an issue if you -- on -- and -- has water in Kabul on so it's a mosquito issue and that alone is the reason not to use officers but it also can be unhealthy for the and that's the reason. I'm not use officers don't put -- went on wouldn't acts of pots in Spain or even cause the raw. So it's your pilots boosted up on little -- -- on these boosters. Actual cursory. Use -- double breakers on the booster. So there's space between pot and he would of that and it'll keep it from all. What would injects a not so often not an issue at my house but that's that is measured. Home. Well that's what I want to know security place I go online to get more of probation about the elected point two and other regional. I'm sure there is Matthew just find your favorite search engine. And then type in saucers under container plants and see what kind of most of pops up. -- and I don't seem like an idea that was for like indoor plants and all that. -- you avoid the carpet getting what. Indy. Sometimes outside people -- it's. Well it's against the are. You haven't written for the UT thanks for the call. For Mississippi Europe and. I'd like I have a question concerning them all I've got several varieties that I haven't pot. And it seemed like I noticed a pattern where are we believe sprouts. It'll come up and get nice and green and then gradually it starts to dry. And kinda stayed away. So I don't know what -- so what you're saying is it and that's what kind of homes. Are right -- -- and maybe aren't artists -- know every every ball every time it's in the new group the new. -- -- -- -- So your palms have not been able to grow at all. Well I mean. Seems like one lethal kind of they mature and -- green and may be the other one died. Way okay so you're saying a new leaf comes out and the -- stays healthy but then an old leaf on its correct OK that's not full bird. It's perfectly natural. So the issue is. When you -- -- in containers like that the root systems limited and the roots can only support so many rounds so every time and in front comes out and cold -- has to be sacrificed for the new from because -- roots can't. Accommodate that many rounds if you want you all have more on plant them into the ground. Or plant in the large containers larger root system. And will be able to or more wrong. RK that it now thank you. Already -- thank you for the call. -- -- folks see by the clock -- my -- take our half hour news right now and that ketchup on the latest breaking news Don James is in the newsroom. To make sure you know what's going on around the area and around the world good morning -- -- about the it's it's thank you for joining me I'm not come -- that's level issue here and there. From the -- -- and snow was going on that kicked off at 8 o'clock lots of people here already. Mom. And its outstanding lots of great information. All kinds of exhibitors here. And vendors with the super -- it's at on useful goes -- till 5 o'clock this afternoon where the pot for senator. It 4545. Williams boulevard -- And right and then boomers -- Sponsored by Humana. And a lot of other rate sponsors. And then make this available I was mentioning earlier -- -- its triple. Well on music and lectures going on we got the chemistry on. All -- long and lectures going on all along as well I'll be on from nine until 945. Gardening so come on out yeah meet you shake your answer hard questions and speaking of answering gardening questions callers on the line so -- the columns. And first up is and good morning and that thanks I'll open. -- -- I play. You don't Kramer treat that and or a couple of here. And unfortunately. -- -- infected -- bad mom. So can you recommend something or actually it was a bad -- So are you seeing -- And asked out of made out of webbing like on the end of the branches. Not I don't even actually you know the one. This attack intimately attached to barrier and. And what kind of damage on the calls. Well. Well if they're not causing any damage than you were. Like. Multiple bullet when you see just pick it up and drop on the ground. Or room and -- for -- meet them all but there's -- and putting out pesticides. Insecticides. You know what we're not releasing its public caution to and worms it is not common problem on her marbles scholar at IDC. Is that the worms have been eating them were holes. Think crawling up -- on the -- attached themselves in the pew paid it eventually turn into -- ball. So that's probably all that's going on but if they if the -- of them are you just remove them. Are a great. Are right and good news there it's a moving along with her calling from -- aren't as good morning. Good morning and then today -- And I enjoyed shall. Look on what better way to get rid of Paula told people query. Well earnest it depends on the situation. So where is giving you'll. While in the right in the orbit there are selected ranks -- out there on the market. The lancet in the box of them -- vote. Com. Herbicides selectively kill -- but -- alone. -- France's. And you'll find -- like rats killer. Over the top. That have these materials in them. And you can use those to suppress. Some -- and is probably your best bet would beat -- like over the top and things like that. Re label carefully make sure that the clients in the are all on the label being tolerant -- achievements in the plant's name. That are in -- on the label that you can -- -- -- those points in the picture won't hurt them. And that's okay plants on labels. You can -- -- And the -- will selectively. -- Rants while. Ornament so stop by your -- owners free help and you're looking for select. -- -- A selective killer and then look at their products that will kill rats but not on -- -- looking for. Now to help you more killer but -- because torpedo. -- I agree that she discussed -- full and it's out of control long. I mean under every situation if you want to -- -- -- -- just emailed -- -- Google my name and -- the first when it comes -- And email from -- there and I'll -- All right there is a ball. Yet next up we have in this calling from home this morning. Good morning. -- wandering home. About seven blight Alec extending your involvement in the back and for a field day. And I found not motivated and -- Died because it doesn't like. I wanted to know. How long would be -- went up and you think -- Baylor. You can plant something else in the same place he could plant oak Brooke you -- launch point cucumbers you just. Plant tomatoes. It's a snap beans are prone to southern lights so but I'll focus on things like in the cucumber family the. Then there. Okay and not get it to the ground are anything that would get rid of -- -- or. There is a -- like -- That she can treat the soil with when you plan that your next. That's cold -- there are laureates -- yeah. Our RC. Local bar in the ingredient is PC in. And that's the only fungicide we have and that's applied as a drenched controls on the life. There again if you simply rotate. Those tomatoes and things out of that area -- something else then that's another way of dealing with. -- -- -- Well that's that's good news you know -- OK thank you so much. Sure thing Janice. Thank you very much all right okay now let's see we've got Jason Collins from the West Bank hey Jason good morning. A good point -- -- will break. There's an. -- vegetable ornament that many wondered. How much tomatoes at them and the issue here in the before -- -- -- -- them -- -- Where they connect the Internet it and also. And they -- random lottery you know spots on the book policy. Well the cracking or the splitting of the -- a person in the fruit experience faster. And the skin and accommodate. And it splits and those are called out but we'll split commonly right around that flower. Runner up this dam area where -- them a connects at the fruit. Once different cracks like that the issue is that those open wounds can become infected especially when it's real humid and hot like this and the fruit can raw. So when you see here for a split like that you may be inclined to harvest it even if it's green. Goodness knows we have a variety of green tomato recipes from him. Making relish -- seeking utilizes green tomatoes but again if you find they're splitting and rotting. -- then harvest in this in this but if there's nothing you can do about the splitting. And this is something that that tomato is will do on occasion what was your other issue Jason. There. Tomatoes. All that's what the yellow spots that's stink but damage. Jason a little odds and insects feeding on the tomatoes and where they stick their needle like mouth parts and you. At least behind -- yellow -- a mosquito bite on the estimates is he gonna. The tomatoes still edible. It it doesn't affect him humongous -- But it -- -- that all these quietly but let's think about damage but it doesn't affect the eating of the estimates. Thought it's something that the gators they. -- Look for something like 098. That -- from -- and then in spring about every five to seven days. -- -- Jason thanks for the call. All right folks this -- take a break but will be back with more the Garden Show. Right after this good morning thanks for joining me on the Garden Show this morning. We're talking -- -- that the program go by without getting. The information you need to that you that picture plane stolen in broad and just the way you want him to. And I don't forget that I mind out -- the boomers and beyond it spoke that's taking place today from eight to five this afternoon. At the puppet strings that are 4545. Williams boulevard. Lots of great stuff going on here on the orders bringing buying a plane Mitchell's don't forget I'll be lecturing -- -- -- come on buying. And I'll be happy to talk to you now let me go the phone lines here real quickly. Clara calling from New Orleans American -- Good morning -- you. Get how -- can now that I know that you line in the back -- -- and speak enough to mean that tree. What an American elm trees be OK typically an artist that -- like a trial in diameter. What do you. What would be a large front when our regret about what would be the issue with the size of the. I just wanted to know would it be like in -- hurricane season around me you know what that tree come tumbling down and -- Player in the tree. And come down in her. There is no there is no such thing that tree. That we never will blow over her no and that. This way tree susceptible blow over. No. Does not appear on the list of trees that -- choices when it comes to hurricanes. Tree. -- I'm I didn't bring it right out background concern because -- an issue here is that Dutch elm disease. Which is. -- the American -- Across much of the country. So the may issue we have with the question about your announces should we know that they're dying all over the place as we. Because that she does not exist out here are part of the country that we are still plant -- and even though the law. -- -- -- Parity thanks a lot got blanket thank god to -- the. OK okay so sweet thank god -- in line. Our -- folks we're gonna take your little business here comics like laugh a little early break here. And we're going to look at or break but stay tuned Jason hold on each of the first -- we come back and if you got -- question. 2601870. Is on the call -- back for an activist good morning I'm being -- with LSU accident. Angeles the Garden -- ago -- -- the phones have Jason. Calling from Farmington. And we still there's a -- euphoria. Big market to trees one -- one lineman -- pretty good sized pots of Adam a couple of years I guess there -- a couple feet tall and I got to. They ought to do their group last year. But unfortunately do a good job protecting -- over the winner and I thought they would ever all of these aloft and what have you and then kind of kind of middle spring has -- -- -- -- new branch is coming out right at the base. And now those branches like probably six or eight of them have grown to I don't know 34 feet tall. Only. You lost him and in your line. Okay. Froze and what's going with the sheets at the very base at the wrong is the roots. In the stock model and world lime. Chiseled but now for news on these -- simply Purdue's some commitment to provide the root system. In the works on the trees. Vigorously. But the -- in the lime tree those trees all. The roots. As the heart and replaced him in line. -- -- That the clean and beat them with. And trees. Are your next. Good morning Dan have two sky at temple plant a Japanese colleague I think their call. On -- reports Indian pots and one of them has developed some that I sort of looked up some sort of a scaled. And so I was -- bit are turning brown and -- to stick it together and it seems to spread throughout the whole plan. What aren't there and it is some com. Quark cultural auto lot think it is totally treated. Wants to league for a three weeks straight out. The dock weren't at all in the -- report shock comes not. It's sold based on your diagnosis that the problem. So that's what it's -- Ole -- we're hopeful this area. And so if you diagnosed. You're doing the right but I can't vouch for it she. And the ticket piece of the plane with two hours. To show so it -- -- in jail and -- with with certain that they were selling the rights. Actually went back a bit like I'm research note online that he ought to look a it to what might look. It's an adjustment to say it is it's always best and that's what we try to -- self diagnosis but you've never try to. That the self diagnose yourself generally speaking you wouldn't go to the doctor say. -- -- and haven't headaches for the last -- so I went online and it's a brain tumor so that operated on me. So GM you need to confirm whether or not it's actually scale. And I would recommend you take a sample -- -- to the under treatment and take a look at. Thank you so much in folks. I don't forget that we got boomers and beyond that's going on today. It last until 5 o'clock it's taken place here at the Pontchartrain center fortified -- by Williams boulevard. Come on out you'll find lots of great information. Great advice and lots of wonderful new products learn about. At the boomers and beyond expo at the -- kind sinner here at the air -- and Al Williams boulevard. -- take -- it's been a great time talking yell to them. And I'll see elegant it's Saturday right here on the Garden Show.

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