Unlock the Secret to Nurturing Acid-Loving Plants with Holly-tone

Are you ready to uncover the hidden treasure that will transform your acid-loving plants into thriving beauties? Look no further than Espoma Holly-tone! This magical slow-release fertilizer, enriched with Espoma Organic’s Bio-tone microbes, is a must-have for any gardener seeking success. Let’s dive into the captivating world of Holly-tone and explore how it can create wonders in your garden.

What Makes Espoma Organic Hollytone Fertilizer Special?

Holly-tone is specifically designed to cater to the needs of acid-loving plants. Whether you have hollies, hydrangeas, blueberries, rhododendrons, azaleas, or more, Holly-tone is the secret weapon you need. This slow-release fertilizer provides continuous feeding, while the exclusive blend of Espoma Organic’s Bio-tone Microbes nurtures your soil, ultimately benefiting your beloved plants. By encouraging the growth of strong root systems and enhancing overall plant health, Holly-tone delivers vibrant colors and deeper green leaves. For those breathtaking hydrangea blooms that change color with the pH of the soil, Holly-tone ensures dazzling blue hues (for pink blooms, try Espoma Organic Plant-tone instead!).

Unleashing the Power of Holly-tone

Now that you’ve discovered this gardening gem, let’s explore how to unleash its full potential:

Applying Holly-tone

To feed your plants with Holly-tone, follow these simple steps:

  1. Apply Holly-tone twice a year – in the spring and late fall. In the fall, use half the amount recommended for spring application.
  2. Blooming evergreens like azaleas and rhododendrons should be fed at the first sign of bloom color.
  3. Berry crops benefit from feeding in early spring and late spring, with a gap of approximately 45-60 days between applications.
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How Much Holly-tone Should You Use?

The amount of Holly-tone to use depends on the type of plant:

  • Shrubs: Apply 1 cup of Holly-tone per foot of drip line diameter. Double the amount if the drip line is over 3 feet wide.
  • Trees: Use 1 lb. of Holly-tone per inch of trunk diameter. Triple the amount if the diameter exceeds 3 inches.
  • New potted plants: Mix 2 cups of Holly-tone per cubic foot of soil, or 1.5 tbsp per quart.
  • Established plants: Sprinkle 1 tsp of Holly-tone for every 3 inches of pot diameter around the outer edge of the pot.
  • Preparation of new bed: For new bed preparation, use 10 lbs. of Holly-tone per 100 square feet. Mix it into the top four or five inches of new soil. For established beds, 5 lbs. per 100 square feet is sufficient.

Holly-tone’s Fan Club – The Acid-Loving Plants

Holly-tone caters to a wide variety of acid-loving plants, including:

  • Amaryllis
  • Andromeda
  • Aster
  • Azalea
  • Bayberry
  • Bleeding heart
  • Blueberry
  • Camellia
  • Dogwood
  • Ferns
  • Fir
  • Gardenia
  • Heath
  • Heather
  • Hemlock
  • Holly
  • Huckleberry
  • Hydrangea
  • Inkberry
  • Juniper
  • Leucothoe
  • Lily-of-the-Valley
  • Lupine
  • Magnolia
  • Marigold
  • Mountain Ash
  • Mountain Laurel
  • Oak
  • Pachysandra
  • Phlox
  • Pieris
  • Pine
  • Raspberry
  • Rhododendron
  • Spruce
  • Strawberries
  • Wood-sorrel

Where to Find Hollytone

You can find Holly-tone at most garden centers or conveniently order it through Ames Farm Center. Don’t miss out on this incredible treasure for your garden!

Hollytone Beyond Acid-Loving Plants

While Holly-tone works wonders for acid-loving plants, it’s essential to note that it’s not recommended for vegetables. For your vegetable garden, Espoma Organic offers specialized fertilizers like Garden-tone or Tomato-tone, ensuring optimal growth and health.

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Unveiling the Mysteries of Holly-tone

Let’s address some common questions you may have about the enigmatic Holly-tone:

  • Can Holly-tone be used on roses? Using Holly-tone on roses is not recommended. For roses, Espoma Organic provides Rose-tone fertilizer, specifically designed for their needs.
  • What is Hollytone made of? Holly-tone is crafted from a blend of natural ingredients, including feather meal, poultry manure, bone meal, alfalfa meal, greensand, sulfate of potash, sulfate of potash magnesia, and elemental sulfur. It also contains active ingredients such as bacillus amyloliquefaciens, bacillus licheniformis, bacillus megaterium, bacillus pumilus, bacillus subtilis, and paenibacillus polymyxa.

Now that the secrets of Holly-tone have been revealed, it’s time to embark on a magnificent journey in your garden. Remember, if you have any further questions about Holly-tone or any Espoma Organic fertilizers, leave a comment below, and I’ll be your gardening guide. And don’t forget to check out my post on 25 ways to make plants grow bigger and faster!

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