Pruning Impatiens

callinanJune 8, 2008

I have impatiens in pots that are getting leggy. I know that I can cut them back (have done so in past years). However, I have a function at my house in two weeks and want them to be blooming for that. Will they have recovered and be blooming by then? I can't remember how long it takes them to recover. (Maybe if I give them liquid fertilizer everyday it will help speed up hte process?)

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I would not give them more than one dose of liquid fertilizer between now and then. You can do more harm than good with that rate.

I would certainly prune them a bit.

    Bookmark   June 8, 2008 at 4:12PM
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vicki7(z7 N.Ga.)

If all else fails, and they still don't look pretty you could always go to one of the "big box" stores the day before your function and pick up a lush-looking pot because SURELY they will start to reduce some prices soon. Just a thought. Vicki

    Bookmark   June 11, 2008 at 12:53PM
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