I am new to this group, and a novice at gardening.
I live on Long Island, NY (not sure of what "zone" that is).
Anyway, my question is about the Butterfly Bush(buddleia). I bought a
small one at my local nursery as a colorful addition to my back yard.
The guy at the nursery wasn't too helpful about how to plant it, so I
sort of winged it.
Anyway, it's in the ground now, in a very sunny spot.. My questions
are, does it need watering regularly? Am I supposed to keep the soil
around it moist? What kind of routine care does it need?
Sorry if these are silly questions, but am very new to this. Any tips
would be greatly appreciated.
No basis for this info just what I did/do for awhile.
New plant any type water each day for a week.
Week 2 every other day
Week 3 twice a week.
week 4 once a week.
I don¹t kill off too many but I do kill some. I feel the best info for
growing plants in your area resides in your neighbors.
Sound advice and very much like what I do with the same results. Once
in a while you lose one and "It's sad, its so sad. It's a sad, sad
situation" (credit to Elton/ Bernie on the final words)
Charlie, listening to Joe Weed - "Waltz Of The Whippoorwill" from
album of same name
On Sat, 19 Jul 2008 20:49:15 -0400, "symplastless"
Drought? On Long Island? Interesting. Anyway, to answer properly,
Long Island has mostly sandy loam and drains very well. Plant
butterfly bush in full sun and water it occasionally when the soil is
dry. Once established this shrub is very drought tolerant up on Long
Island which ranges between USDA Zones 6a and 7a. Some of the most
beautiful butterfly bushes I've seen are on Long Island. Lake
Ronkonkoma in particular.
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