Yesterday, "rain showers" actually meant someone opened up a fire hose in
the sky. My shasta daisies were almost 5 feet tall, and now they're
flattened. I don't see any broken stems. They're just laying down as if to
say "I'm not takin' any chances". If I cut them back maybe halfway, can I
expect them to flower again? Most of the buds are in the top 1/3rd of the
Once dry I would stack some upright. Right now just about every thing
has been knocked down big time. Violent storm winds and heavy rains
hope some I did not already support do so on their own. About a inch
and a half in 20 minutes with gust that almost looked like a fog with
lighting. Just put my Mac back online and wonder why my old cat early
warning system did not work ?
Bill S. Jersey USA zone 5 shade garden
What use one more wake up call?
On 7/25/2010 4:41 PM, JoeSpareBedroom wrote:
I add a refill bottle of fruit/veggies wash/surfactant to my solution
with each refill.
Had to after Tom stored turkey fryer oil in an empty ww solution bottle
and it ended up in my ww solution reservoir.
When mine finish blooming, I cut them short with just a few leaves
remaining below each cut. I did the same when something ate the white
petals and left the yellow centers. Then they get new shoots with new
flowers. I can get several bloom periods from late spring into mid-fall.
By the way, it's been 68 days today without measurable rain here. We
probably won't see any rain for another 100 days, in mid-November. East
of the Rocky Mountains, summer is the wet season with more moisture in
summer rains than in winter snows. I'm west of the Rockies, where
summer is our dry season and winter is our not-so-dry season.
David E. Ross
Climate: California Mediterranean
last year the same exact thing happened to my Shasta's.
smarter this year and when the plant was starting to grow, I
put a tomato plant support ring around the plant. Two
later and they're still standing tall.
Going to do the same thing with a few other plants next
Waiting until Spring/Summer stuff to go on sale.
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