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Re: . H. Aphrodite 1998

Gordon Barringham wrote:
> Clyde: In a message 98 03 01 you write :
> What fertilizers do you use, how often? When do you stop fertilizing?
> This plant grows in rich humus-like soil immediately beside my
> patio.The patio has 20 - 30 pots including two half barrels brimming
> with H. Gold Edger (planted1997). The rest of the pots contain various
> hostas as well as ornamental grasses, cacti,several century plants and
> more.
> Due tothe hot sunny weather this year, the pots and half-barrels
> require watering/fertilizing daily.And I am sure some this leaches
> down to H. Aphrodite even though  I tend to give the plant some
> directly.
> Normally I like to alternate fertilizers as plants nutrient
> requirements are somewhat different ie: vegetative growth requires a
> higher nitrogen ratio. Point of flowering, less nitrogen, increased
> amounts potassium/ potash.
> This may be the reason why H. Aphrodite is about to bloom so well,as
> all the pots etc. on the patio etc. are recieving achemical fertilizer
> 10-30-20 ratio at approx. half strenght plus!
> By the way Clyde I have discovered one more infloresence new count is
> now six!!
> Yes, pix on the way soon.
> Gord Barringham z5b
> 291 Woodward Avenue
> Milton,ON
> L9T 1V1

Hi Gord!
No complaints on all your pots instead of having them planted in the
ground? I have a lot of pots too. Can I marry you? My hubbs is really
giving me a hassle on the pots. Obviously, He is NOT a plant person,
hosta or otherwise!  :-)

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