Will busy lizzies do ok in a part of the garden that gets little or no sun?
Yes, they love the shade.
What animals will eat impatiens, and how do I prevent this from happening?
There are several animals that will, from deer to rodents. You may want to start with trying a repellent, like coyote urea or something similar. These will be sold at a local gardening store.
Just planted impatiens plants and they look stalky. Is this how they look before spreading, or can I do something like cutting the stalks down so they grow fuller?
You can give them a bit of a trim to keep them more compact. The less light they get, the leggier they will grow.
Something is snipping off stems of impatiens at the base. What would do this and how can I prevent it?
It may be slugs (who love impatiens) but it may also may be rodents. Treat for slugs first. If this does not fix the problem, try treating for rodents. These articles will help:
I have double impatiens and dahlias in pots that get a lot of blooms; however, the blooms die before they can open. Does anyone know why this happens and how I can correct the problem? Thanks, Marsha
This sounds like you may have thrips. This article will help with that:
Something is eating my impatiens plants. . . what can it be? I see no signs of insects on the plants.
I would suspect the culprit to be slugs or snails. Not only will they devour plants quickly, especially bedding plants like impatiens, but they only come out at night, making it more difficult to catch them. You may not even see signs of their ever having been there, with exception to 'snail trail', the slimey, silvery trail they leave behind. These articles will help deter these pests, especially if you decide to replant: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/organic-snail-control-how-to-control-garden-snails.htm
My impatiens are looking horrible . . . what should I do? I have always planted impatiens wherever I lived. Recently I moved and I planted them as usual, but they get a lot of morning sun where I live now. They look close to death. I know they are good growing in shady areas and I found out they do require a lot of water. If I water them every day with a good soaking, will they come back to life? Is there anything else I can do?
Yes they do require alot of water also you could try moving them to a shady spot. But if you want to keep them in the same spot keep up on watering them and maybe try some miracle grow, I know I had some of them for house plants and they thrived on that or the plant food spikes...good luck