Hello again! I need some further assistance.
What do you do when you have just leaves and no blooms? This is the second year I have had this issue. I don't know if these are just spent rhizomes and their time is done, the leaf fans look healthy, just short and individual leaves look thinner In their width then years past. We have also had late winters or a late snow into April the last two years in my area so I don't know if this causes issues too.
Should I be fertilizing more? Generally I work superphosphate into my soil each spring and use compost in the beds. The best luck I had with blooms was when I used bone meal, but then I had every stinking loose dog in town digging in my beds. (It'd be great if they could make that stuff odorless to every animal). I was told once that when the blooms that emerge are weak in color they are about done. I have never had that happen, just the continued lack of blooms.
Thanks for your help! I'm in the process of getting an order ready but if I need to order a few more (hey, any excuse
is ok) because the others are at the end of their lifespan, I'll do so.