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Q.How Do I Encourage Blooms On Otherwise Healthy Plants.

Zone 6a | hbarre added on August 28, 2020 | Answered

I have several plants that are healthy and green (Hydrangea, Trumpet Vine,some of my dalias, etc.) but have not bloomed in a couple years. I think the sun exposure is right and I tried to get them to bloom with a shot of bone meal instead of nitrogen last fall but no luck. Any suggestions to encourage blooms? Hank

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Answered on August 28, 2020

It sounds like there is still too much nitrogen in the soil. This article will help you to take a soil sample to know, for sure:


Here is an article for testing pH:


Here is an article that will help explain how to correct an excess of nitrogen in your soil:


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