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  • Answered by
    Nikki on
    February 17, 2011
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    Your last frost date was this past week, so it should be safe. That being said, the weather has been crazy this year, so check your 10 day forecast to make sure that the weather is not predicted to turn.

    We recommend neem oil for spraying for pests and fungus. It is safe for humans, animals and beneficial bugs but works very well to control pests and fungus. Here is an article on it:
    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm

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    Heather on
    February 24, 2011
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    If you are putting them out as centerpieces, I doubt they will attract many Bees. Bees normally have to send out scouts to find a source of food (flowers) who report back and tell the other bees where they are. If the flowers will only be there for an afternoon, the scouts will not have much of a chance to tell anyone, even if they do find the flowers in that short period of time.

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    Nikki on
    March 24, 2011
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    It is a flower that originally comes from the rain forests, so I cannot see why you would not be able to grow them. It may be the salt, but if you grow them in containers, you should be able to control the salt.

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    Nikki on
    April 8, 2011
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    sarath on
    April 25, 2011
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    The leaves usually turn yellow when the plant lacks Nitrogen. Perhaps water stagnates and the roots get too much of water. See whether the pot is packed with roots, if so transfer the plant to a bigger pot. If the plant is in the ground add some compost around the root.

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    Heather on
    May 10, 2011
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    The screening may have made it too dark for many plants to bloom there. You will want to try shade flowers, although if you tried new guinea impatiens, it may be too dark for shade flowers even.

    You can also consider growing colorful foliage plants that like the shade, like caladium or coleus.

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    Heather on
    May 15, 2011
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    Oh, and use a balanced fertilizer, like 10-10-10.

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    Heather on
    May 15, 2011
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    Yes, you can prune them back by up to 1/3 without harming them.

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