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Mar 25, 2018 1:12 PM CST
Arkansas
When we bought our house 5 years ago there was a beautiful gardenia planted near the walkway. My mother in law cut it down thinking it would grow back but it hasn't. Where it was cut down, it showing green like it is trying to grow. How can i help it along? Thanks.
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Mar 25, 2018 1:24 PM CST
Name: Karen
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Darn, I bet you wish she wouldn't be so 'helpful'!
It looks like it will be coming back, but you just have to be patient. It might be bigger and better than ever, but it takes time.
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Mar 25, 2018 1:48 PM CST
Name: greene
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I don't know the right way to do this but I accidentally mowed down my daughter's Gardenia. It took a while but it did grow back. Don't give up hope. Thumbs up
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Mar 25, 2018 4:20 PM CST
Name: mikelzz
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buy another one to plant next to it
put a fence around the new one
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Mar 26, 2018 2:18 AM CST
Name: Yardenman
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swheeler613 said:When we bought our house 5 years ago there was a beautiful gardenia planted near the walkway. My mother in law cut it down thinking it would grow back but it hasn't. Where it was cut down, it showing green like it is trying to grow. How can i help it along? Thanks.
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First, send MIL off to the nursing home., LOL!
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Mar 26, 2018 8:55 AM CST
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
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The leaves forming on this stump do not look like Gardenia, unless some have serrated edges.
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Mar 26, 2018 8:58 AM CST
Name: Anne
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I'm with Tiffany - I don't know of any gardenia that has serrated edges! Do you by any chance have a picture of the flower? That said, just feed the bajeebers out of it .. don't use the time release stuff, use the 1 tablespoon per gallon stuff and feed it once a week. Until we know what kind of plant it is, use an all purpose food. Normally, gardenia love acid food.
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