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#37118 July 16th, 2005 at 08:35 PM
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In spite of the heat and humidity around here this year most of my plants are making a comeback except my impatiens. When I got them (2) from the garden center they were full and beautiful but after the first round of blooms fell off they look sick.They produce lots of buds but the buds barely open (a very small flower) and die . No full blooms like when I first got them. I have been experimenting between sun and shade but so far is not good. Any suggestions????? Duh

#37119 July 16th, 2005 at 08:45 PM
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Definitely shade and I watered mine quite a bit. Other than that I'm way to new to know. It's good to see you on the forum again. Take care.

#37120 July 18th, 2005 at 06:20 AM
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I've moved my impatiens to almost total shade and am going to water daily to see what happens. What have I to lose? At present the buds are dying as soon as they open just a teensy.

#37121 July 19th, 2005 at 02:29 AM
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I've got my fingers crossed for you. I love the double bloom impatients. I think they look like little tiny cabbage roses lol.

#37122 July 19th, 2005 at 11:19 AM
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Just about everything I have on the table garden which gets full sun right up till around 1:00 pm, has been moved, at one time or another, to 'under' the table ledge at the north end of it.

I find that helps when a plant is limping.

Another thing I do is take pots of stuff that need a good spritz up by the fence where it gets the benefit of the neighbour's sprinkler.

I live in an apartment building where my husband is the super/manager. The owner does not like us using the water on a steady basis, i.e., sprinkling - can't blame her - we're not on a flat rate and utility bills are astronomical in the summer. What with air conditioning and water? Whew! A lot of consumption - a lot of people taking showers, sometimes two or three times a day.

What can you do? It's summer - and they say summers are going to get hotter and hotter, so humanity will have to adapt to it.

#37123 July 20th, 2005 at 08:53 PM
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Is there anywhere you could have some rain barrels? Maybe with something planted around them so the owner wouldn't mind? I know I've been trying to think of some way to have at least one in the weed patch. But I really have to watch it or they will charge my landlord extra for to many "trash" barrels.

#37124 July 27th, 2005 at 04:09 AM
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Hello~ I had the same problem with some I bought and my mom told me to have them in sun some of the day and sahde the rest and to water them every day if it is hot as theya re succulents.
Hoep that helped

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#37125 July 27th, 2005 at 09:38 AM
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My impatients are in full sun all day long and look wonderful. I was thinking of useing them more next year due to the fact that I am so pleased with their appearance. This is my first year with them.

#37126 July 31st, 2005 at 09:50 AM
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Just a thought, but have you checked for spider mites? I have found impatiens to be pretty susceptible to them. Good luck!


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