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Name: John M.
West Central Texas (Zone 8a)
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JohnM57
Mar 11, 2018 8:29 PM CST
I just planted a 3 in 1 butterfly bush in 3 spots ( 3 bushes total ) and Im wondering other than watering everyday , what do I need to do to make sure they get established well ?
The holes I dug were not so great soil but I think will be fine once they are established. I filled the holes with rich potting soil to give them a good start.
Anything else I need to do to make sure they get established ?
Here is a photo of the ones I got.

Thanks All !
John M.
(PS: Im new to the forum)
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Name: John M.
West Central Texas (Zone 8a)
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JohnM57
Mar 11, 2018 8:38 PM CST
These are what they look like at present :
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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
Not all who wander are lost
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DaisyI
Mar 11, 2018 9:47 PM CST
Welcome!

Unless your soil is so terrible that nothing grows in it, you should have skipped that rich potting soil diet. When you fortify a planting hole, trees and shrubs tend to have a difficult time growing beyond the hole.

Butterfly bushes are almost weeds. As long as you take decent care (and don't overwater), they will do fine.
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Name: Sally
central Maryland
Seriously addicted to kettle chips.
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sallyg
Mar 12, 2018 6:43 AM CST
agree with Daisy, they should be fine.
you may want to weed that grass back more, it will be growing in toward the bushes where you can't mow.
..come into the peace of wild things..-Wendell Berry
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Name: John M.
West Central Texas (Zone 8a)
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JohnM57
Mar 12, 2018 9:33 AM CST
Thank you so much for the advice Daisy and Sally !! Thank You!
(PS : I Like Kettle chips too - My fave's are Mesquite Bar B Q ) Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious!
Name: Sally
central Maryland
Seriously addicted to kettle chips.
Charter ATP Member Native Plants and Wildflowers Region: Mid-Atlantic Composter Region: Maryland Birds
Cat Lover Dog Lover Region: United States of America
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sallyg
Mar 12, 2018 9:52 AM CST
Thumbs up
..come into the peace of wild things..-Wendell Berry
Life is a buffet (anon)

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