Messages posted to thread:

Michelle Weidema09-Sep-01 12:07 AM EST 5b   
wendy09-Sep-01 12:42 AM EST 3a   
Michelle13-Sep-01 09:41 AM EST 5b   
Susan13-Sep-01 09:48 AM EST 6a   
Linda15-Sep-01 06:09 PM EST 2a   

Subject: Watering plants
From: Michelle Weidema
Zone: 5b
Date: 09-Sep-01 12:07 AM EST

I'd like to know when you are supposed to actually stop watering the plants. Anyway to see this? I stopped watering a plant (lavatera) last year and this year it didn't come back and I don't want to loose it again.

Subject: RE: Watering plants
From: wendy
Zone: 3a
Date: 09-Sep-01 12:42 AM EST

Michelle, I do not stop watering periennals until the frost starts. They are still alive. And annuals I stop watering after the frost gets them and kills them. Hope this helps. Wendy

Subject: RE: Watering plants
From: Michelle
Zone: 5b
Date: 13-Sep-01 09:41 AM EST

Thanks for the tip.

Subject: RE: Watering plants
From: Susan
Zone: 6a
Date: 13-Sep-01 09:48 AM EST

Lavatera often acts as an annual, although it sometimes seeds itself too, so not watering might not be the reason it didn't come back. However, Wendy's advice is the best in any case...

Subject: RE: Watering plants
From: Linda
Zone: 2a
Date: 15-Sep-01 06:09 PM EST

If your area has been dry all season as has ours - water often until everything is frozen - or we get 6& inches of rain

In order to post the forum, you must register to the site.
To register, click here.

If you have already registered, you must log in.
  • New Eden
  • Kids Garden
  • Plant a Row Grow a Row