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Name: Terri Hamilton
Rockford, Illinois (Zone 5b)
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holity
May 31, 2014 11:11 AM CST
I have six plants coming by mail from a nursery not too far away. Any suggestions for getting them going in my yard once they arrive? How should I prepare the ground for them?
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Name: Dave
Dayton, TN (Zone 7a)
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TennesseeDave
May 31, 2014 2:32 PM CST
Make sure you have good drainage and lots of sun. They don't like to be crowded so give some room between them. Don't overwater but don't let them dry out until established. Kudos for plant the milkweed. Hurray!
Name: Terri Hamilton
Rockford, Illinois (Zone 5b)
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holity
May 31, 2014 3:28 PM CST
OK, thanks!
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Name: Terri Hamilton
Rockford, Illinois (Zone 5b)
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holity
Jun 3, 2014 10:18 AM CST
They're here and in the ground!



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Name: Terri Hamilton
Rockford, Illinois (Zone 5b)
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holity
Jun 27, 2014 5:10 AM CST
Ok, so they've been in place for almost a month. I planted six... Five have visibly grown. The sixth doesn't appear to have changed at all. It's still green, it just hasn't grown.

Any ideas?
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Name: Tara
NE, Florida (Zone 9a)
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terrafirma
Jun 27, 2014 5:50 AM CST
I planted a couple last fall that I'd gotten from Santa Rosa gardens. I was beginning to wonder if they'd survived. They were very slow to come up, and they still aren't very big, but I noticed yesterday that they are finally beginning to set some blooms...Finally! Seems like everything is later than usual this year. Shrug!
Name: Terri Hamilton
Rockford, Illinois (Zone 5b)
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holity
Jun 28, 2014 12:28 PM CST
True, Tara!

It occurred to me that the one plant didn't look like the recent rains had been hitting it. (It's kind of under the eave of the house) So I gave it a good deep watering, and the next day it was sending up some new growth. Smiling
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