Finally seeing very small new growth on one brug

lovetogrowflowers(8)April 13, 2011

I am very tickled to see it too. Thank goodness at least one of my three is showing signs of coming back. However, as usual I'm freaking out because the other two planted in the same section covered as the other with mulch I haven't seen anything yet.

My other reason for posting is again, my neighbors up the road already has like 12 big leaves and its already about 1/2 foot tall maybe a little more. She does nothing to them she says. Just put them in the ground she says year before last. No fertilizer at all, she uses slow release actually and hardly ever waters. I just don't get it. Hers sits in full sun and she has about 6 inches of black mulch around it.

Could the full sun and the black nature scapes mulch be helping to attract heat and heat the soil up faster causing it to wake up faster? She has two others in the shade that show no signs of new growth yet. Mine get full sun part of the day and shade the rest. If you remember mine from last year they did great except slow at blooming. Which I hope to remedy this year by giving the a little bloom booster. I just have to. ;)

I also planted some of my cuttings in full sun just to see the difference it makes. Any advice is always appreciated. Maybe I'm just being impatient. I do feel mine that gets partial shade looks better than my neighbors. Hers always seemed just stressed out from so much sun.

Okay, fire away. Am I just being impatient?

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Don't freak out and give the others some time. Your neighbor's dark mulch and full sun will help the soil retain heat and may very well contribute to her brugs growing faster but the brugs in other locations should eventually catch up. Some plants are going to grow faster then others, even clones can grow differently when planted in similar conditions. If by mid to late May you aren't seeing new growth then I'd be concerned. BTW they prefer to be in dryer conditions during winter dormancy. Make sure wherever they are planted is very well draining. Cold + wet can cause root rot.

    Bookmark   April 14, 2011 at 7:10AM
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chena(z8 Texas)

YUP!! What Karyn Said!! LOL.. It is still early.. Give them a chance.. You should be fine..


    Bookmark   April 14, 2011 at 7:01PM
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Thanks so much. I just panic very easily. I won't them to do well so bad. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

    Bookmark   April 16, 2011 at 9:51PM
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