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Antonyms for acid-loving

thriving in a relatively acidic environment (especially of plants requiring a pH well below 7)

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Bluecrop have done me proud, but they're acid-loving bushes that need to grow in pots of ericaceous compost.
Westcroft Farm would become Westcroft Gardens, a landscaping firm and nursery specializing in acid-loving plants such as rhododendrons, azaleas, and dogwoods.
Schou does not address this issue, though he does note that many acid-loving Brothers found orange sunshine different and off-putting.
You can acidify Valley soil by adding peat moss, iron sulfate or gypsum to it during planting, by using fertilizer that is formulated specifically for acid-loving plants, and by continual applications of compost.
It would be useful for azaleas, rhododendrons, and other acid-loving species too.
The product was specifically blended to satisfy the needs of acid-loving plants including hollies, rhododendrons, azaleas, and evergreens.
Fertilizing with aluminum sulfate twice a year, he says, is essential for acid-loving plants in his part of the state.
Then, every spring, feed it with a special fertiliser for acid-loving plants to keep it healthy.
The microbes, however, are acid-loving and can't survive in the alkaline pH of 9 to 11 (neutral is pH 7).
In mapping out the evolutionary family tree (or phylogeny) for the Rio Tinto, Amaral Zettler, Sogin, and their colleagues have detected a close relationship between the River's acid-loving eukaryotes and other species that prefer neutral environments.
Choose plant/mulch combinations that tend to work together in nature: Wood chips and pine needles nicely complement acid-loving plants such as rhododendrons, ferns and yews, which thrive in shady, woodsy settings.
When I am finished using alum to set color, I pour it on acid-loving plants such as blueberries or rhododendrons to nourish the plants.
Last year, Klinger reported that acid-loving mosses hasten the death of trees, in part by acidifying their immediate environment (SN: 4/30/88, p.
Select an area with good drainage, and since azaleas are acid-loving plants, having a soil sample tested is a good idea.
ACID-LOVING plants like rhodos and camellias will are full of flowering bulbs which will look great in pots and containers or fill bare gaps in the borders.