Master Gardener Tips June 2, 2023


By Jeanne Yeoman, Nebraska Extension Master Gardener

Read the Plant Tag. Plant tags are your key to success when choosing and growing plants. Tags vary but will have the most important growing information for that plant. You will see both the scientific and common names and sometimes a picture. The type of plant, hardiness zone, mature height, width, and recommended spacing will be listed, as well as sunlight, water, soil, and fertilizer preferences. Growth habits and best uses may also appear, as well as where to find more information about the plant. You can save your plant tags and store them for future reference after planting.