when to stop feeding?

dancingdachshunds(8b SC)September 5, 2004

Seems like I should stop feeding perennials at some point in late summer so as not to encourage bloom/growth late in the season. True? I'm thinking mainly of salvias and hardy hibiscus. Anyone have any thoughts? Guerry

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idixierose(z8b Coastal SC)

I fertilize some of my perennials in late summer. My thinking is that we've got about 2 more months of warm weather, which gives most new growth time to harden.
With roses, I continue fertilizing until the end of September.
We get our prettiest roses in the fall and I want them to be as big and beautiful as possible. I know that most gardening books advise not fertilizing this late in the year, but in our climate and with our sandy soil, roses seem to like the extra fertilizer.

    Bookmark   September 8, 2004 at 10:53PM
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