Synopsis: In this Rutgers Home Gardeners School @Home one-hour online course, learn about the small flowering perennials, shrubs, ground covers, and even trees that thrive in acidic soil.
Start Time: Wednesday, September 23, 2020 1:00 PM
End Time: Wednesday, September 23, 2020 2:00 PM
Location: Off-Campus Location/S
Campus: Off Campus
Room: Online
City, State, Country: XX XX
Fee: See website
Sponsor: Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education
Category: Workshop, Course
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Contact Name: Olga Welsh
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Contact Phone: (732) 735-3121
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When referring to milk, the word "sour" is bad news, but it is not necessarily negative when discussing the earth in which you grow plants. If you have naturally acidic (under 7 pH) soil in your yard, you could spend a lot of time and effort trying to change the alkalinity level OR you could embrace the wide variety of lime-haters, otherwise known as ericaceous plants.

Rutgers adjunct professor and nursey owner Steven Kristoph will discuss the most common and some of the lesser known acid-loving plants that can fill your garden with flowers, foliage, and autumn splendor. Examples include: Rhododendrons, Azaleas, Camellias, Heathers, Pieris, Blueberry, Cassiope, Eucryphia, Enkianthus, Fothergilla, Gaultheria, Styrax, and more. You will learn how to care for each specific plant including soil, water, and light requirements.

Target Audience: Alumni,  General Public