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Pruning Impatiens

Posted by callinan Georgia (My Page) on
Sun, Jun 8, 08 at 7:42

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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RE: Pruning Impatiens

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.

RE: Pruning Impatiens

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

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