Garden Elements Bud and Bloom Plant Food is a water soluble fertilizer manufactured with the home gardener in mind. A handy measuring spoon in the 1.5 lbs container makes mixing with water a breeze. Mix one tbsp. with one gallon of water. Its unique formula dissolves instantly so you can soak the root area and apply to leaves as well. You can use a pail. watering can or hose-end sprayer to apply Bud and Bloom 10-52-8. Specially designed for roses. flowering annuals. perennials. vegetables. hanging baskets and container plants.