I apologize if this has been asked before, but I never saw the topic. Are
there any household potions I can add to my potted hydrangea to make the
blossoms blue? Or do I have to buy some commercial product, and if so what
is it? Thanks
Yes, I concur. One of my dogs is in the emergency hospital now on IVs and
feeding tubes, unable to stand, and we don't know why. I have spent most of
the last few days at the vet's office and across town at the animal
hospital. The death or sickness of a pet is far from a laughing matter. I
am sick with worry over this.
Thanks for your thoughts. It was very grim over the weekend. Things
started to turn the corner on Monday. She has regained the use of her front
limbs and has some use of her rear limbs. Her neurological status has
improved and her blood glucose has returned to normal. A lot of tests run
over the weekend could not be sent out for evaluation until Monday, and more
were run yesterday. We should have some results today. It is a case where
there is no good pattern that ties together all the symptoms and test
results. I think she will recover, although if I had taken the vet's
recommendation on Friday, she would have been euthanized. We may never know
what caused the problem. It looks like a total recovery may take some time,
barring any relapse.
I thought it was funny... of course I don't belong to the politically
correct - watch what you say - can't chance hurting someones feelings
crowd that so dominates American culture today.
Keep up the 'dry' humor!
On Mon, 21 Jun 2004 08:47:29 -0400, "Boston Grange" <e-mail> wrote:
What's funny about suffering? In addition, I think that playing the
"politically correct" card is a dishonest way to excuse stupidity and
rudeness. I must be a lot older than you. When I was young, being
considerate of others was called "manners" or "politeness." Apparently now
being considerate is a sign of weakness. Ironically, I think that there is
a large portion of the population who practice their own form of political
correctness, but PC means being rude. It is a way of conforming to the
norms of your social circle -- but it is still PC but dark and mean.
35 and very polite and considerate... I don't curse and I respect my
elders... I don't think I am 'weak' for it.
I just lost my 16 year old cat and I cried like a baby...
You may just take things far too personnally...
I picked this up here some time ago and never tried for (pH greater
than 7.0) red, but epsom salts (magnesium) gives a nice purple color.
Use the following to determine final bloom color (determination of
bloom color is set approx. late Aug-early Sept.):
pH >7.0 = red
6.5 - 7.0 = white
5.5 - 6.5 = pink
4.5 - 5.5 = blue
<4.5 = purple
pH control for plants: to raise pH, use hydrated powdered
lime at a rate of 1.1#/100sq.ft. to raise pH 1pt. for heavy soil.
To lower pH, use ironite or iron sulphate at a rate of 2.5#/100sq.ft.
to lower pH 1 point.
For 10sq.ft. (size of large hydrangea) area use 1/4 lb. of ironite,
which is 1/2 cup.
To acidify the soil, use aluminum sulfate, which provides aluminum as
well as lowers pH, mixed 1 pound to 7 gallons of water. Soak the
ground with it after the plant starts growing in spring and repeat
twice at two-week intervals as necessary to lower the pH 1/2 point. To
raise the pH 1/2 point, spread ground limestone in spring or fall at a
rate of 5 pounds per 100 square feet.
Most of the hydrangea's around here are very blue. The soil here is
acidic. But, the hydrangea flowers on mine are amazingly both pink
and blue with huge flower clusters--it looks "artificial." I'll post
a pic on the binary garden group when I get the film developed in a
week or two.
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