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Re: About abutilon

  • To: gardenchat@hort.net
  • Subject: Re: [CHAT] About abutilon
  • From: "Chapel Ridge Wal Mart National Hearing Center" 4042N15@nationalhearing.com
  • Date: Mon, 31 Oct 2005 15:53:50 -0600
  • References: <15895350.1130791247448.JavaMail.root@sniper2>

Personally, I'd work on the cuttings.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Johnson Cyndi D Civ 95 CG/SCSR" <cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Monday, October 31, 2005 2:39 PM
Subject: [CHAT] About abutilon

> We'll be having our first frost before too long so I got the greenhouse
> ready for winter occupation. And then I started moving plants. I guess I
> should have realized that during my summer preoccupation with the harvest
> that just like the rest of the ornamentals, the patio plants weren't
> any attention from me either. Their automatic watering though worked just
> fine.
> So I pulled this pot with a variegated abutilon out into the lawn, having
> major battle with the black sweet potato vine and the scented geranium in
> order to get it loose, knocked over the cannas as well, and discovered the
> thing was something like seven feet tall and had leaves only on the outer
> edges of many many tangled branches. Not incredibly attractive without all
> the other masking vegetation. So I took a number of cuttings just in case
> and then hacked it down, it is now a 4 foot tall collection of sticks with
> just a few bits of foliage left. And then the pot broke as I was moving it
> so I had to repot it, but it was pretty much the same size pot.
> I haven't done anything this radical to it before, do you think it will
> rebound? The remaining leaves looked perky this morning. Or should I put
> efforts into the cuttings?
> Cyndi
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