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Fertilome Tree and Shrub Systemic Insect Drench 16 fl. oz. Imidacloprid
This is for a 16 fl. oz. Bottle of liquid systemic insecticide. The active ingredient is imidacloprid listed at 1.47%. The listed use of this product is for insects that attack trees and shrubs. It is diluted and poured into the soil around the affected trees and/or shrubs.
Many African violet hobby growers find that if they dilute this product even more than the label specifies that it can be successfully used on their houseplants as a foliage spray and as a soil drench. Success is reported against foliar mealybug, soft scale, aphids, white flies, fungus gnats, and blossom thrips using the dilution as a spray. As a drench growers report good results against springtails, fungus gnat larvae, and soil (Pritchard) mealybug. The product kills and contact and is absorbed into the plants system and continues to protect for up to 30 days. Pesticides are assigned a class designation ranging from 1 to 4 with 1 being more dangerous and 4 being safer. Imidacloprid has a class 3 designation. It has little, if any, odor. It is toxic to honeybees and to fish. If you have pet birds they should be moved out of the room where it will be used until after the sprayed dilution has completely dried on the plant. Observe all precautions on the label.
Whether you wish to use this product as a spray or as a drench the dilution is the same. Per 8 oz of warm water use 3/8 teaspoons, per 16 oz. of warm water use 3/4 teaspoon. To 1 gallon of warm water add 6 teaspoons (2 Tablespoons).
Please see an informative article about the use of imidacloprid on African violets in the September – October 2011 African Violet Magazine pp. 12 - 13.
Tree + Shrub Systemic Insect Drench 16 fl. oz. Item #501, $9.98, 18 oz.
|African Violet Note Paper
16 different full color photos of blossom close ups. Laser printed on 24 lb. high quality paper. Matching envelope included. Each different bloom is identified with its variety name. Folded size 5.5" x 4.25". We will choose an assortment for you. Nice gift for a violet lover.
Item #253 each, $1.00, 1/2 oz
Item #253A per 6, $5.00, 4 oz.
If note paper is the only item you are ordering: $7.50 for six which includes postage and handling.
Below are some close out items which we offer on a "while they last" basis. Our usual shipping and handling charges apply. These items can be added to items you may order from our regular Growing Supplies catalog.
Lot of 100 used 4" pots.
These plastic 4 inch flowerpots are
perfect for a wide variety of horticultural purposes. They have been
gently used. Each pot measures 4 inches across the mouth, and is 3
inches tall. There are drainage holes in the bottom of each pot.
Although these pots are used they are not cracked or brittle and have been
hand washed, and disinfected in a mild bleach solution.
Used 4" pots per 100, item #809, $7.00, 1 lb. 8 oz.
Temporarily Sold Out
Lot of 100 used 2" pots. These brown, plastic 2 inch flowerpots are perfect for miniature African violets, cuttings, or seedlings. They have been gently used. The pots measure 2 inch across the mouth, and are 2 inches tall. There are 3 or more drainage holes in the bottom of each pot. Each pot will hold approximately 3 ½ Tablespoons of potting mix. Although these pots are used they are not cracked or brittle and have been hand washed, and disinfected in a mild bleach solution. The photo shows a miniature violet growing in one. For size reference that violet measures 3 inches across. Violet not included. Used 2" pots per 100, item #808, $6.00, 11 oz.
Temporarily Sold Out
Scrap pieces of egg crate diffuser - This styrene plastic grid-like material is called egg crate diffuser. Since it is rigid and waterproof it lends itself to several uses with houseplants: (1) You can use it to replace the pebbles in your pebble trays, lining your trays with them rather than with pebbles. The grid is easier to clean as you can safely put it through the dishwasher. (2) If you grow using capillary matting you can place these “grid” pieces under your capillary matting so that you increase the time interval between waterings. Use these pieces of grid to line your trays. Place your matting on top of the grid and wrap the matting around under the grid for an inch or two being sure the mat touches the bottom of your tray. Want more water under the plants so you don’t have to fill the trays as often? Just use a double or triple layer of the grid pieces. Fill to just below the upper surface of the upper most layer of grid so that your pots aren’t sitting in water. Great for increasing humidity. This is a set of 8 pieces of egg crate diffuser. Each piece is 3/8 inch thick and measures 5 ½ inches wide by 23 ½ inches long. It can be cut to fit your trays with a hand-held saber saw (electric jig saw) or by hand with long nose pliers snapping off the segments one by one. Wear eye protection when cutting it. Styrene plastic is sharp.
8 pieces scrap egg crate diffuser Item # 810, $3.00, 1 lb. 14 oz.
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