Viburnum (or Burmese Vibrume) is one of the most common species in our gardens. It grows very well in many climates and soils. However, it does not tolerate extreme temperatures or high levels of moisture. Therefore, it requires special care during its growing season.
In fact, it is one of the most difficult plants to grow successfully in our climate. If you want to grow viburnum effectively, then you need to take proper care of it during its growing season. You must make sure that your plant receives enough sunlight and water while at the same time avoiding too much sun exposure or excessive watering.
It is always best to keep your viburnum under control during the winter months. During these cold weather months, you will have to provide extra light and water to your plant. This will ensure that it gets through the winter without freezing over completely. Your plant needs all the warmth it can get so that it doesn’t go into dormancy and die from lack of sunlight or frost damage.
If you do not keep your viburnum warm in the winter, then it may well turn brown and die. It will also stop growing completely during this time. As a result, you’ll need to prune your plant back severely during the early spring months. At this point, you can cut back on watering your plant quite a bit since it won’t be actively growing anymore.
However, you should always water it before any major freezes are expected. This way you’ll give it a fighting chance of not getting damaged from frost or freezing temperatures in the coming months. In the spring and summer months, your viburnum will still need quite a bit of water and sunlight in order to survive.
It is best to keep it outdoors as much as possible since viburnum does not do well in small containers for extended periods of time. You can also grow viburnum indoors so long as you have the right sized pot for it. Make sure that the soil has excellent drainage and that the pot itself has lots of holes to allow for extra moisture evaporation.
If you’re growing viburnum indoors, then it is very important that you do not overwater it. Too much water can lead to root rot or other fungal problems. It can also cause the roots to start rotting which will eventually kill your plant.
When you’re pruning your viburnum, it’s best to do it during the early spring months. At this time of the year, new buds are starting to sprout. These buds can easily be pruned off so that the viburnum plant does not become overgrown or unbalanced looking. If you wanted to, you could also remove the older and taller branches so that the viburnum plant has a more bush-like appearance rather than being shrub-like.
If you’re growing viburnum plants in your landscape, then it’s important that you prune this plant during the early spring or late fall months. At these times of the year, new buds and leaves are coming out. By pruning these off, you’re not damaging any of the new growth which keeps your viburnum plant smaller and more manageable.
If you just pruned your viburnum, wait about a week before you do it again. Viburnums tend to grow quite rapidly so it’s important that you keep them under control by trimming them back every now and again. You don’t have to do it too often, just whenever the plant starts to look a little out of control.
Viburnums are generally easy to care for as long as you keep them from getting too much water in their soil. Like most plants, viburnums prefer soil that drains well so that their roots do not rot. If the roots rot, then it’s only a matter of time before the whole plant dies.
If you have some viburnum shrubs and plants in your yard that have gone unpicked for years, then now is the time to do something about them. You can easily identify viburnums by their oval shaped leaves that have a texture similar to a rose. They also have white flowers that have five petals and are sometimes tinted pink or red.
If you’re looking for a unique plant to add to your landscape, then you may want to consider the viburnum shrub. There are several different types of viburnum shrubs so you’ll certainly be able to find the right one to fit in with your other plants.
While you can certainly eat your bayberries, in most cases it’s not really worth it because they’re so tart. If you have a lot of them on your property then you might try making some candles with them or maybe try making some herbal tea.
The berries grow in clumps and are oval to round shaped. They have a waxy coating and are blue when they first grow, but quickly turn red as they mature.
Bayberry plants are usually found growing in wetland areas or in swampy regions. They have a long stem with wide leaves that are somewhat lopsided and wrinkly. The flowers bloom from July to September and grow in green to light yellow clusters.
The bayberry plant, also known as the waxberry, grows wild in many parts of the United States. It is a type of shrub that has dark green leaves and red berries.
If you have some hemlock trees on your property, then you definitely need to be careful when pruning them. Even when they have fallen over and become somewhat dead, they are still very dangerous. Either have someone else cut the tree down for you or just don’t do it at all.
After the plant has turned a pale brown and started to dry out, you can then cut the stems and place them in a paper bag. Let the stems sit in the bag for about a month and you’ll then have some dried death camas flowers that you can use for whatever you want to use them for.
Once it’s dead and brown, you know it’s ready to harvest. Using a long stick (preferably not from your yard), push the plant over and cut off all of the stems and leaves. You can then place these into a paper bag or burlap sack to keep them together.
In the spring and summer months, the death camas plant has a greenish-white stem with a green leaf. In the fall, however, it turns brown and this is when it’s at its most dangerous, so you’ll need to be extra careful.
For those that have organic gardens or just like growing wild things in their lawn, death camas might be a plant that you’re interested in growing. While it’s certainly a beautiful wildflower, you might be wondering if it’s deadly or not. Well, the answer is: it depends.
If you have any viburnums or bayberry shrubs growing in your yard then make sure to keep an eye on them. You’ll likely notice some dieback over the course of a few months as the insects slowly eat away at the plant.
Once they hatch, they eat and chew away as quickly as they can. They’ll completely defoliate the shrub before moving on to another one.
Over the course of the spring and summer months, you’re likely to notice that your viburnum or bayberry shrubs are looking sickly and losing their leaves. If you look closely at the stems of the shrubs with a magnifying glass, you’re likely to see some small grey bumps. This is where lace bugs have hatched out of and are consuming the stem.
If you have viburnum shrubs on your property or bayberry bushes, then there’s a very good chance that there are lace bugs living on them during the spring and summer months.
It’s easy enough to make a paper bag lantern by folding a rectangular piece of paper into a triangle and then making a basic candle lantern out of it. These lanterns are great for emergencies as well.
For the younger kids, you can sit down with them and color some pretty fall colored leaves with crayons before cutting them out. Then you can glue the colorful foliage to the jar.
You can then place this jar on a table in your home or outside on one of your patio tables during a dinner party or on Halloween night.
The jars can be found at most any store during the fall months. You’ll want to get the biggest one that you can so that you have plenty of space for decorations.
For younger kids, you can do this as well. The lanterns are made by taking a sheet of paper and folding it together like an accordion then with a crayon or marker, decorate the piece of paper.
If you have kids, then this project is a must. All you need to do is take an ordinary empty spice jar, decorate it, and then place a tealight candle in it so that it can give off light.
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Make a Spiderweb Soup
To make this spider web soup you’ll need some very basic ingredients such as chicken stock, heavy cream, and some roughly chopped bacon.
First, you’ll want to make your chicken stock. You can either make this yourself or buy it at the store. If you decide to make it yourself, the internet has many recipes for chicken stock you can try.
Once you have your stock, add in the chopped bacon and heavy cream. Bring this all to a slow boil and then remove from heat once it gets up to temperature.
This next part is optional but highly recommended. Once you’ve removed the soup from the heat, allow it to cool to room temperature. Once cooled, take a whisk and whip it until it becomes light and bubbly.
You now have your spiderweb soup! Feel free to garnish it with some chopped parsley or chopped pieces of bacon for effect.
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For this Halloween, do something that doesn’t involve the internet or TV. Go out and pick out your own pumpkin.
Try to pick one that has a nice long stem, is relatively dry, and has a nice strong shape. You can also pick out a carving template if you like.
Once you get it carved, be sure to set it outside so that it can air out as much as possible. Place it on your front porch so that it welcomes all your guests.
Here are some carving templates to get you started:
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For this project, you can either buy a pumpkin or go out and pick your own. It’s recommended that you go out and pick your own so that you can ensure that you get the best pumpkin possible.
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Recovery of Viburnum dilatatum after a Die-off of Sika Deer on Kinkazan Island by S Takatsuki, K Saka – Ecological Review= Seitaigaku Kenyku, 1988 – search.proquest.com
Optimizing container production of American fly honeysuckle (Lonicera canadensis), beaked filbert (Corylus cornuta), and maple leaf viburnum (Viburnum acerifolium) by J Lubell, P Shrestha – Native Plants Journal, 2016 – npj.uwpress.org
Flurprimidol performance on ornamental species in relation to trimming time and method of application by HC Smith, JA Ferrell, TJ Koschnick – HortScience, 2014 – journals.ashs.org
Evolutionary history predicts plant defense against an invasive pest by GA Desurmont, MJ Donoghue… – Proceedings of the …, 2011 – National Acad Sciences
Uterine relaxant properties of Viburnum by CH Jarboe, CM Schmidt, JA Nicholson, KA Zirvi – Nature, 1966 – Springer
Response of evapotranspiration of Viburnum odoratissimum to canopy closure and the implications for water conservation during production and in … by PC Flanagan, WT Witte – Proc. SNA Research Conf, 1991