The Q&A Archives: Wilting Flowers

Question: I recently planted marigolds and dragonsnaps in the front of my house. I also purchased two hanging baskets. Now all of the flowers are wilting, especially the hanging baskets. I am not sure on what it is that I should do to save my flowers.

Answer: When the weather gets hot, or if the plants are in hot afternoon sunshine, they can dry out quickly. Hanging baskets need to be checked for water needs on a daily basis; plants in the ground should be watered deeply every 3-4 days. Aside from watering, there's really no insect or disease problem that would attack plants in the garden and in hanging baskets. Good luck with your new flowers.

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