Top Questions About Flower Gardening

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Questions About Flower Gardening

Asked by
gglotfelty on
July 28, 2019
19083 Philadelphia,pa

Q. I have a multiple color flowering plant and it stopped flowering. Why?????

My plant is about 4 yrs old, it stopped flowering about 1 yr ago.

Answered by
BushDoctor on
July 29, 2019
Certified Expert
A.

There are many reasons that a plant will stop flowering, but this can be plant specific, too. Without knowing the exact plant in question I will only be able to give you common reasons that a plant will stop flowering.

This article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/plant-not-blooming.htm

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Asked by
sldouglassdd on
August 1, 2019
No Syracuse NY zone 5b

Q. Do you dead-head or remove stems once they have lost their blooms?

It’s late July and I beginning to get pods. Is that normal? No photo available.

Answered by
BushDoctor on
August 1, 2019
Certified Expert
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It really depends on the plant in question, and if you would like to obtain seeds from it or not.

Usually deadheading a plant will keep it producing and healthy, but if you want seeds, then deadheading will prevent this.

This article will give you more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/fgen/deadheading-flowers.htm

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Answered by
GKH_Susan on
August 1, 2019
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Deadheading is a good practice to keep the garden tidy and to encourage another flush of blooms. If you have seed pods, your plants are going to seed and will not bloom much more. Many perennials and annuals benefit from deadheading. Here is how:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/fgen/deadheading-flowers.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
September 8, 2019

Q. I’d love to try to grow from seed (better able to control pesticides for my butterflies?) for zone 9b that has partial shade.

Can you recommend a book? Perhaps you sell one? The photo shows the wooden fence which is where I’d like to create my Butterfly Garden…photo was taken at 1:30 p.m. showing full sun. My biggest problem is ALL the tree creating partial shade during parts of the day. Also, as you may have detected, I am a novice at this. So, I have tons of questions. Biggest one is when to start prepping the garden area and germinating my flowers.
Thanks so much.
Cathy Cole

Answered by
GKH_Susan on
September 9, 2019
Certified Expert
A.

the University of Florida has you covered. They have several extension publications about attracting butterflies plus a link to a book.

http://gardeningsolutions.ifas.ufl.edu/design/types-of-gardens/butterfly-gardens.html

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/beneficial/attracting-butterflies.htm

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