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Cutting back Impatiens flowers

June 14, 2014 – 02:34 pm
Cutting back Impatiens flowers

Where to Find Planting Supplies The following resources offer effective, healthy and/or well-rounded options. Click the links to go there now Sow your impatiens seeds in early spring. Fill a seed tray with your own sieved or a . Water lightly before sowing the seeds. Sprinkle seeds lightly on the compost then cover with another fine layer. Place in a or on a windowsill. Once true leaves emerge, prick out into modules to allow each plant to grow its …

Dwarf Impatiens flowers

June 13, 2014 – 02:30 pm
Dwarf Impatiens flowers

Season: Annual USDA Zones: 3 - 10 Height: 3 - 5 inches Bloom Season: Late spring through fall Bloom Color: Mix Environment: Partial shade to full shade Soil Type: Moist, well-drained, pH 6.1 - 7.8 Temperature: 72 - 76F Average Germ Time: 3 - 10 days Light Required: Yes Depth: Do not cover the seed but press into the soil Sowing Rate: 2 - 3 seeds per plant Moisture: Keep seed moist until germination Plant Spacing: 8 - 12 inches Impatiens (Impatiens …

Impatiens flowers toxic

June 8, 2014 – 02:00 pm
Impatiens flowers toxic

Impatiens capensis. Also common jewelweed, orange jewelweed, spotted jewelweed, spotted touch-me-not, orange balsam. I first noticed this weed about twenty years ago growing at the edge of a wetland not too far from a major freeway. I was taken with the plant’s showy flowers and motivated to discover its common name, jewelweed. I later remarked on it to a horticulturist friend who was quick to point out to me that, while some people use the flowers …

Impatiens flowers in Florida

May 30, 2014 – 12:59 pm
Impatiens flowers in Florida

As a Midwesterner by birth, I remember jewelweed ( Impatiens capensis ) as a common woodland wildflower. In Florida, it is at the extreme southern limit of its range and occurs only in 2 panhandle counties (Jackson and Liberty) and has been reported also from Volusia Coounty on the east coast. Though we can claim it as a native plant, it is certainly not a common occurrence in our woodlands like it is in states to our north. Jewelweed (or touch-me-not …

Impatiens flowers Losing color

May 29, 2014 – 12:37 pm
Impatiens flowers Losing color

If you’ve been wondering what hit your usually reliable impatiens last summer, keep reading. A new disease, impatiens downy mildew, was probably to blame. Impatiens downy mildew is a new disease for Connecticut gardens. It is caused by a fungus-like pathogen (Plasmopara obducens) and was first observed on garden impatiens (Impatiens walleriana) in the United Kingdom in 2002. Prior to that, it was identified as early as 1897 on wild impatiens (jewelweed) …

Impatiens Flowers in mass settings

May 27, 2014 – 12:28 pm
Impatiens Flowers in mass settings

Until a few years ago, if you wanted to grow annual flowers, your choices were limited to geraniums, impatiens, marigolds and red salvia. But today, most greenhouses offer an eyecatching array of choices. Whether you re planting a windowbox, lining your sidewalk, or spicing up your perennial garden, here s how to make the most of what s available. Strictly speaking, an annual plant is one that completes its growing cycle (grows from seed, flowers …

Impatiens flowers Fungus

May 23, 2014 – 11:41 am
Impatiens flowers Fungus

Q. Last summer, something wiped out our entire bed of impatiens. We started with flats of healthy-looking impatiens and wound up with nearly bare stems. What happened? —Christopher Jones, Lafayette, Indiana A. Pale or yellowing leaves with whitish fuzz on the undersides, curling and dropping foliage, spindly stems, and few or no flowers are symptoms of impatiens downy mildew ( Plasmopara obducens ), a fungus that infects common impatiens ( Impatiens …

Impatiens flowers black spots

May 19, 2014 – 10:57 am
Impatiens flowers black spots

Notes on our struggles and successes on our family farm in rural Michigan. I have had an interest in wild plants for most of my life. Throughout my late teen and college years, I spent countless hours (that I probably should have been studying!) wandering the fields and woods with identification guides in hand. I still have hundreds of pages of notes logging my finds from those days. Since then I have headed out any chance that I could to collect …

Impatiens flowers sun tolerant

May 17, 2014 – 10:26 am
Impatiens flowers sun tolerant

Plant breeders have been busy, and now is the newest member of the impatiens family, and as one would guess, it is a sun tolerant variety of the tried-and-true favorite annual. It also is advertised as blooming longer and being bushier than the impatiens that we all use in our shady spaces. It is also described as blooming earlier in the spring and keeping up its profuse bloom until frost. One of SunPatiens®’ parents is the New Guinea type, but unlike …

Impatiens flowers with mold

May 11, 2014 – 09:48 am
Impatiens flowers with mold

The disease that is killing impatiens is a mold called Plasmopara obducens, which thrives in cool, damp conditions. It first appears as a white, downy coating of spores under the leaves. Slowly the leaves fall off and the flowers begin to droop. So far this plague of downy mildew has swept through 33 states and the District of Columbia. It has even spread to Canada, with outbreaks reported in Quebec and British Columbia. The mold first showed up in …

Rose Impatiens flowers Pictures

May 9, 2014 – 09:43 am
Rose Impatiens flowers Pictures

Impatiens balsamina or Garden Balsam is an old garden flower, very showy in the landscape. Little children like to play with its ripe pods of seeds that explode when touched, hence its other nameTouch-Me-Not . Its beautiful blooms, single or in small clusters grow close to the thick-juicy stems and each of them have a columbine-like spur on the back. Garden Balsams, also called rose balsams, come in a wide variety of flower colors from white, pink …