New here and have questions

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Registered: 03-30-2007
New here and have questions
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Fri, 03-28-2008 - 9:06pm

Hello, I'm new hear and hope to get some helpful information and make some friends on this board. I've started a garden and am doing my best to have a green thumb. I planted a gardenia tree about 8 - 10

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Sat, 03-29-2008 - 8:42am

I put a few Peaches & Cream dahlia tubers in a pot about 3 weeks ago and they're about a foot and a half tall now.

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Registered: 08-07-2003
Sat, 03-29-2008 - 10:56am

Hi Alex and Welcome!


We are more than glad to have you be party of our gardening group! :)


Gardenias are such pretty plants - unfortunetly forme they will not grow here. :( I am stuck in Zone 5 which is half as warm as you in Zone 10! It sounds like your Gardenia is probably suffering from lack of water. I don't know how much it has warmed up over there already but chances are that's the problem.

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Registered: 03-30-2007
Sun, 03-30-2008 - 11:50pm

I'm starting to wonder if my tubers will come up. Its been over 1 month now. I planted them outside.


Hmmm ... : (

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Registered: 03-30-2007
Sun, 03-30-2008 - 11:57pm

Thank you for the informative reply. I sprayed my roses with soapy water. I hope that does the trick. I also gave it some bananas peels ; ) I have been throwing all of my vegetable / fruit

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Tue, 04-01-2008 - 9:42am

I don't know what part of the world you're in, but tubers are pretty delicate from what I understand... this is my first year with them.

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Registered: 08-30-2002
Tue, 04-01-2008 - 8:23pm

If your gardenia leaves are turning yellow but the veins w/in the leaves are green, they are suffering from chlorosis or iron deficiency. Also, gardenias are acid loving plants. If your soil ph is too alkaline they won't like it. Most nurseries have acid loving plant foods, treatments for iron deficiency



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Registered: 03-30-2007
Wed, 04-02-2008 - 12:43am

Wow, thank you for all of the info! I will have to look at the gardenia a bit closer to see if thats the problem. Regarding the tubers, I don't have gofers. I think its probably just too cold. Do you know if they will come up when it warms or am I out of luck for planting too soon?


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Registered: 08-30-2002
Wed, 04-02-2008 - 5:30pm

Depending on where you are they should still come up if you haven't had any hard freezes. They are just getting a slow start.



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Registered: 11-07-2007
Tue, 04-08-2008 - 6:29pm

You can prune them through out the year.