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growing gardenias

Posted by royboy210 (My Page) on
Tue, May 18, 10 at 17:50

Can anyone give me advice for growing gardenias in Prattville, Al? I have tried different varities, different sun exposure, etc., all with the same results. They don't grow and the leaves turn yellow. I have tried Ironite and liquid iron and acid fertilizer. Any help, tips or tricks will be a great help as my wife loves gardenias but we cannot get them to grow.

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RE: growing gardenias

First step - get your soil tested - both for pH and for nutrients. Your county's Cooperative Extension office can provide you with the forms and a box. Send the sample with $7 to Auburn University, telling them you want to grow gardenias, and they can tell you what, if anything, can be done to improve the soil. Gardenias like an acid soil (5.5 to 6.0 should be OK) and moderate to light shade. I myself just had to move one that was getting to much sun.

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