Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Dying snapdragons?

So we planted snapdragons at the start of summer vacation. Unfortunately, that same night we got a hard rain, and most of our snapdragons seemed to limp and wilt (they can't even stand up straight), and they haven't gotten any better. Now the ones that kind of made it through the rain are losing their blooms, as well. I would really like them to be healthy again, but I don't know what to do! I've been watering them everyday. Does anyone know how to fix this? Thanks for your help.

Dying snapdragons?
first...stop watering. You said the heavy rainfall was the cause of their suffering. Why are you trying to drown them. they don't like soggy feet.
Reply:The only true maintenance needed with snapdragons would be cutting the plants back and watering deeply in the summer heat after flowers fade. Often this will cause another flush of blooms in the fall. Many gardeners, however, prefer to leave one or two flower stalks to ripen and self-sow seedlings for the next year.

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