Ask a Question forum: My Yuki Snowflake is droopy :(

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Toronto, Ontario CANADA
AMSM84
May 26, 2018 11:07 AM CST
Hello fellow-gardeners!

I'm wondering if you could help me out. I live in Toronto Canada. We are now into our late spring, early summer season. I planted a Yuki-Snowflake in a mainly sunny spot along a fence line last week. We turned the soil and added some fertilizer to it before we planted. We've been watering daily (or when necessary), and we've even tried skipping a day to see if it improves. Unfortunately, it seems very droopy and sad looking, and the green on the leaves is starting to discolour.

Any help or advice on care or ways to save this would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks!
Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
May 26, 2018 2:00 PM CST
Welcome!

Could you post a couple photos?
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Toronto, Ontario CANADA
AMSM84
May 26, 2018 2:10 PM CST
Thank You!

I've attached some photos here. Thanks for your help Smiling

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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
May 26, 2018 2:45 PM CST
How much fertilizer did you use? What kind? Did you mix it thoroughly with the soil? Was the soil wet when you planted?
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

President: Orchid Society of Northern Nevada
Webmaster: osnnv.org
Toronto, Ontario CANADA
AMSM84
May 26, 2018 2:48 PM CST
We did use fertilizer. (It was a general fertilizer that they recommended at the nursery. It was little balls...I can't remember what kind, sorry). We did mix with the soil, although we could have done more thoroughly probably? The sound was not wet before planting. We mixed with new soil, planted per the instructions and then watered right after planting.
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
May 26, 2018 2:51 PM CST
Did you mix garden soil in? Is that the new soil?
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

President: Orchid Society of Northern Nevada
Webmaster: osnnv.org
Toronto, Ontario CANADA
AMSM84
May 26, 2018 2:53 PM CST
Yes, we mixed in garden soil and a three-in-one soil that the nursery recommended. They recommended this for all of our perennials. But the Yuki seems to be the only one that is suffering.

Would you suggest re-planting differently?
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
May 26, 2018 2:58 PM CST
I think between the dry soil, garden soil, the 3-1 soil, and fertilizer, the roots of your plant have been burned. Too late to replant. Just keep watering and hope for the best.
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

President: Orchid Society of Northern Nevada
Webmaster: osnnv.org
Toronto, Ontario CANADA
AMSM84
May 26, 2018 3:05 PM CST
Hmm, okay. Thank you. So if this doesn't make it, could I plant something new in that spot?

Otherwise, Crossing Fingers! that is survives Smiling
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
May 26, 2018 4:40 PM CST
Yes, but I would replace about half the soil with your native soil.
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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