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Musica Pink Aroma Impatiens

Posted by donnas 7 (My Page) on
Fri, May 17, 13 at 13:22 daughter bought me a hanging basket of Impatiens for Mother's Day (Musica Pink Aroma). They are really pretty flowers, but I've always heard that they prefer shade (says part sun or shade on the little ID thingy). There is no shade in my yard to hang them anywhere. I took them outside yesterday for maybe an hour, and even watered them right when I took them out, but it wasn't long after that they started drooping (temps were in the upper 80's).I bought them back inside and they started to perk back up. I am now thinking that I will have to find a place to hang them in the house. My backyard gets some sun in the morning, which is where I had them sitting yesterday when they got droopy. My front yard really gets hot in the late afternoon, so I know I can't put them there. The house faces NNW. Any suggestions as to where to hang them? Thanks.

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RE: Musica Pink Aroma Impatiens

The reason why they are usually planted in shade is not because they burn easily but because they need a huge amount of water. It's probably too late to do this this year, but next year mix in a little Hydrogel or similar water-retentive particles with the compost, this will prevent them drying out and mean you can plant them in a sunnier position. Good luck. Ian

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