Re: petunias

[ Follow Ups ] [ Post Followup ] [ BackyardGardener Annuals Board ]



 

Posted by Pat on August 06, 2002 at 04:37:50:

In Reply to: petunias posted by Barbara on July 21, 2002 at 11:20:11:

: I purchased beautiful petunias which, although they were watered every day, appeared to be drying up and ultimately died, one by one. I spoke to a local plant man who advised me not to water them in the evening but rather, to water them early in the morning. I complied with his advice, however, they all continued to die. Please advise me as to the best time to water petunias. Also, should I be pinching off each flower as it completes its blooming stage to make room for new flowers. Thanks for your help.

You have to cut the stem behind the flower so a seed pod does not form. The purpose of the flower is to be pollinated and to make a seed. Once the seeds are grown the plant dies. If you keep cutting off the dead flowers it will keep making new ones to make sure there are seeds. I water mine either in the morning or in the evening.

Follow Ups:



    Please post your questions on our new message boards.


    This message board will not be maintained and is available as an archive.
    Name    : 
    E-Mail  : 
    Subject : 
    Comments: Optional Link URL: Link Title: Optional Image URL:

    Special thanks to Jane and Bob Rosi for providing this information.

    YMCA Camp Loowit Alumni follow me


    [ Follow Ups ] [ Post Followup ] [ BackyardGardener Annuals Board ]
    WWWBoard © 2001, All Rights Reserved.
    Matt Wright and DBasics Software Company
    8.ppp.bar1.enoreo.on.ca at 216.26.99.8


    Popular Pages

    More Info