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Name: Lisa Olson
Washington DC (Zone 7a)
Jul 26, 2017 5:55 PM CST
These dianthus look hidebound to me. Thoughts? Maybe started in a peat pellet, graduated to a 4-pack to sell quickly. Healthy? Beats me.

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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
Not all who wander are lost
Garden Sages Plant Identifier
Jul 26, 2017 6:01 PM CST
The only way to save them is to tear the rootball almost to the soil surface (start at the bottm and pull them apart - don't damage the plant) into quarters and plant on a little mound of soil in your planting hole (visualize miniature bundt pan). Otherwise, they will never claw their way out of that mass of roots.
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and proclaiming...."WOW What a Ride!!" -Mark Frost


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