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by Qui-Gon Grin
Sun Oct 26, 2014 8:26 pm
Forum: Perennials and Bulbs
Topic: Something is eating my Morning Glory flowers
Replies: 1
Views: 1724

Something is eating my Morning Glory flowers

I have been growing Morning Glories for the last few years, but over the last two weeks I have encountered a problem-something is eating the flowers. The Morning Glories are growing on a chain-link fence, that is about five feet tall with all the flowers at the top of the fence. I have both blue and...
by Qui-Gon Grin
Sat Aug 23, 2014 7:36 am
Forum: Growing Perennials & Bulbs
Topic: Blooming amaryllis
Replies: 2
Views: 1151

Re: Blooming amaryllis

Thank you Lori. This bulb I have had for several years, I'm guessing four maybe five years.
I'll follow your instructions and see what happens.
by Qui-Gon Grin
Sun Aug 17, 2014 3:29 pm
Forum: Growing Perennials & Bulbs
Topic: Blooming amaryllis
Replies: 2
Views: 1151

Blooming amaryllis

My amaryllis bloomed in mid- to late March this year. I then put it outside for the growing season. Everything is going well. It grew eight leaves. I thought a ninth was coming, but it turned out to be a flowerstalk. The amaryllis currently is in bloom with two flowers and two buds. How will this ef...
by Qui-Gon Grin
Sat Jul 13, 2013 8:14 pm
Forum: Perennials and Bulbs
Topic: Losing petals on a Heliopsis
Replies: 1
Views: 1071

Losing petals on a Heliopsis

I'm having a problem with my Heliopsis helianthoides 'Summer Sun". It appears that the petals are being "cut" off. For example this morning when I looked at the flowers I had two in full bloom. When I looked a few hours later, some petals were missing. Now when I looked at roughly 7:30 pm the one bl...
by Qui-Gon Grin
Sat Mar 16, 2013 3:35 pm
Forum: Growing Perennials & Bulbs
Topic: Withering Amaryllis buds
Replies: 2
Views: 1240

Re: Withering Amaryllis buds

Thanks Lori. The amaryllis is 4 or 5 years old. I seem to have done everthing right, with the exception of maybe not fertilizing enough. I had used Miracle-Gro. I will also now repot the bulb. Any suggestions on what type of soil should be used when repotting? The bulb is currently in permalite. I a...
by Qui-Gon Grin
Sun Mar 03, 2013 9:06 pm
Forum: Growing Perennials & Bulbs
Topic: Withering Amaryllis buds
Replies: 2
Views: 1240

Withering Amaryllis buds

My amaryllis was a bit slow to bloom this year, but eventually it developed a flower stalk with four buds. So I was quite pleased. One bud opened, though the flower wasn't as large as in previous years and only lasted about 3-4 days, which was ok. However as soon as this flower wilted the other thre...
by Qui-Gon Grin
Wed Nov 07, 2012 11:43 pm
Forum: Shrubs including Evergreens
Topic: Crushed rhododendron
Replies: 1
Views: 1063

Crushed rhododendron

I have a Rhododendron which I believe to be Rhododendron ponticum which was 40+ years old, was about 10-12 feet high and at least 10, maybe 12 feet in diameter. This rhododendron is now underneath a Norway Spruce which fell onto it during Hurricane Sandy. From what I can see at least two main branch...
by Qui-Gon Grin
Tue Aug 07, 2012 7:50 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Tree identification
Replies: 4
Views: 2429

Re: Tree identification

I have one correction to make. After posting the above I took a look at the tree/shrub. It has three trunks not the one as I stated. I don't know why I had't noticed that before.
by Qui-Gon Grin
Sun Aug 05, 2012 9:45 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Tree identification
Replies: 4
Views: 2429

Re: Tree identification

Hi Lori, I'm sorry for the lateness of this reply. I received a notification on another question but not this one. I see I checked "Add signature" rather then 'Notify me of a reply" :) It is not an evergreen tree. It is bare in winter. I have never noticed the fruit on it. Are the fruits small? Are ...
by Qui-Gon Grin
Sun Aug 05, 2012 9:00 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Rudbeckia question
Replies: 1
Views: 794

Rudbeckia question

For the past three years I have had a bed of rudbeckia, specifically Gloriosa Daisy. This year the bed is filled with a plant that is the same height (I'd estimate about 4-6 feet), and what looks like the same leaf, but has a flower that resembles a heath aster. The stems seem to be growing from the...

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