Re: Butterfly Bushes

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Posted by Jacqueline T. Karel on July 27, 2003 at 10:21:32:

In Reply to: Butterfly Bushes posted by Beverly Mason on June 28, 2003 at 10:53:24:

Just about 3 weeks ago I purchased a beautiful butterfly bush about 5 ft. high to put on my balcony that receives the southern sun.
I repotted with Miracle Gro potting soil, a few rocks on the bottom, a hole on the bottom of the look alike clay pot(feather light version), and witnessed the plant with a couple swallowtail butterflies on it.
Now I notice it's budding, but the leaves are turning brown and falling off. Have I over watered? I noticed some water sitting in the bottom of the catch dish of the huge pot? I don't want to lose my plant! Please tell me what I should do?
I live in the suburbs of Reston and our temperatures have been ranging from 82 to 98.

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