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by hcraig970 on July 01, 2006 08:37 AM
I have an outdoor planter that I got at a store already potted. It is still healthy and alive but has stopped flowering. What can I do? It gets some morning sun, not a ton, and I water it when it feels dry. Any tips????
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by RugbyHukr on July 01, 2006 01:46 PM
not enough light..

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by buzylady on July 02, 2006 01:41 PM
I agree. Give it some blooming fert. and more light. A lot of plants in one pot will dry out faster especialy when it gets more light. Mine need a lot of water every day.

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by Jodi13 on July 03, 2006 01:56 AM
I fertilize my containers once a week with a "bloom booster" fertilizer and be sure to deadhead when blooms die off.
by loz on July 03, 2006 04:50 AM
Yeh, probably not enough light, but also it can take a while for the new blooms to bud up.....
by Deborah L. on July 03, 2006 07:29 AM
Yep, use a good bloom food. I use Colorburst brand flowering plant food.
That's a beautiful planter by the way-I hope it gets blooming for you.

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by hcraig970 on July 03, 2006 02:21 PM
Thanks for all the imput!! I have moved it to a sunny spot and got some flowering fert. I guess time will tell now. Thanks again!

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by buzylady on July 07, 2006 10:33 AM
hey heraig, how's the planter doing?

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by hcraig970 on July 09, 2006 02:36 PM
There are some buds that I think will bloom soon and one of the little daisy like flowers has bloomed. Looks like it may be lovely again soon. Thanks for asking!

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by buzylady on July 09, 2006 04:40 PM
Oh Good! My husband talked me into buying 2 large hanging plants.(I looked at him like he was nuts. Haven't I been getting dirty looks every time I come home with a new plant? So I jumped at this quickly.) Filled with about 4 different plants. They are soo huge you can't see the pot or hanger. Now it's been a few weeks and they're not looking as good. They need a lot of water everyday. I have trimmed them hopeing to get some new blooms.

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by hcraig970 on July 10, 2006 05:25 AM
Sounds a lot like mine. I am not sure I will do the pre-potted thing next summer

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