I already removed the wilting flowers and all that are left are numerous buds that wouldnt sprout or bloom. what can i do to make the buds open? they have been closed for days and i couldnt get them to open? can i put bloomionog fertilizers?
Originally Posted by Newt
is there a way by which i could prevent the plants from dying after a year??? will cuttings help in making new plants???
Gita, I would say to be patient. I think your plants are near the end of their lifespan. To get new plants you will have to plant seeds. You can collect them from the spent blooms once they begin to dry on the plant. You could leave just a few to do this while removing most of the spent ones.
I can't think of anything that will force them to keep blooming at this point.
I love perennials, myself. My favorites would be daylilies. Since I live in an apartment, I have to make do with just two small planters on my patio. Luckily, I work in a garden center, and can enjoy hundreds of them while they are blooming in Spring and Summer.
Re: Who really likes perennials
It would be disaster for me to work in a garden centre, all those lovely plants, just begging me to buy them. I live in Queensland, Australia and we enjoy a lovely climate here, just 20 minutes from the coast. I love my perennials and Australian native plants.
But then everybody is an individual which makes life interesting.
I too love perenials...They make the garden an ever changing haven as different perenials bloom at different times; whereas annuals just stay the same all summer.
I save the seed from many annuals, as I think Newt stated, they do have their place for adding color and filling in....(By the way, my maiden name was Newton.)