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Heucheras and Friends: Burnt (?) Leaves?

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sissystars
Perkasie, PA
(Zone 6b)

June 28, 2012
4:13 PM

Post #9185247

Many of my more yellow/yellow-green heuchs are getting brown spots and edges. Some may be suffering from too much sun as we lost some big trees, but others appear unhappy where they have been for years. Any ideas?

I'll post pics later- after The Son tells me where the cable for the camera is. :-}
sissystars
Perkasie, PA
(Zone 6b)

June 28, 2012
5:55 PM

Post #9185416

So, 3 pics of 'burnt' heuchs and one of a burnt hosta just for... fun?

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springcolor
Lake Stevens, WA

June 28, 2012
9:57 PM

Post #9185671

Looks like too much sun to me. I put up a beach umbrella when my surbs got pruned and I lost my shade. If you have some of those folding beach chairs are good to.
sissystars
Perkasie, PA
(Zone 6b)

June 29, 2012
7:03 PM

Post #9186854

@Springcolor:

I actually did think about 'parasols' until my spouse and kids laughed at me. But, what do they know? I think some nice paper Chinese ones would be both pretty and effective.

Keeping up with - often suddenly - changing shade/sun conditions can be a challenge.
Carolyn22
Athens, PA
(Zone 5b)

June 30, 2012
6:48 PM

Post #9188139

Why don't you move them Sissy? I had lost quite a bit of shade when the tree out in front of our house had to come down and I moved everything in the front bed so I wouldn't lose them.

Besides, you will now have room where these plants were to put something that is a bit more sun tolerant... :-)
sissystars
Perkasie, PA
(Zone 6b)

June 30, 2012
7:04 PM

Post #9188160

@Carolyn:

Well, I suppose I already feel over-extended. Shoot, I've basically let a whole bed go to weeds this year while trying to keep others happy. Also, when the new trees start to spread out, the sun tolerant ones will have to be moved! Eeks.
Carolyn22
Athens, PA
(Zone 5b)

June 30, 2012
7:43 PM

Post #9188218

Sissy

you will get there - I know I used to feel overwhelmed a number of years ago. I have to tell you - mulching has gone a long way to taking care of feeling like that. Do you mulch? It does help. Now the only time I really feel overwhelmed is when I have all the things that have to be planted out in the Spring, because I have quite a few things that are lifted and overwintered in the house...
sissystars
Perkasie, PA
(Zone 6b)

July 1, 2012
11:23 AM

Post #9188763

I do mulch. I have a tendency to overdo, and as I get older I'm finding it harder to maintain all I've put in over the years. (The fact that our soil is horrid does not help.)

Ah well. Onwards and upwards! :-)
cathy166
Stamford, CT
(Zone 6b)

July 2, 2012
10:44 AM

Post #9189995

I keep most of the Heucheras in containers precisely to move if the sun gets too strong. When it does, I move them to the east side of the house so they get morning sun and dappled sunlight in the afternoon. I found that they did not do as well under the shade tree as the leaves were being eaten slightly. I do the same for coleus; their tender leaves always get to be dinner for some insects.
sissystars
Perkasie, PA
(Zone 6b)

July 2, 2012
7:18 PM

Post #9190644

@Cathy:

What do you do with them in the winter? (I do NOT have any more space for overwintering anything.)

@Springcolor: I tried to set out some parasols today, but even with the mild wind they just blew over. I'm thinking some light fabric across stakes: not pretty, but perhaps a temporary solution.
springcolor
Lake Stevens, WA

July 3, 2012
7:37 AM

Post #9191100

What about the folding lawn chairs?
cathy166
Stamford, CT
(Zone 6b)

July 3, 2012
9:29 AM

Post #9191284

Occasionally I bring one in for the winter, but I do move them closer to the house. It affords them a little protection, and we have fewer deer. Also should there be a storm, I can move them where they won't blow around.

Here is the only problem I've ever had with containers. When they announced the forecast of Hurricane Irene, I could not let all the pots blow around. Some I stuffed into the car, some in the house, and the rest on the porch where I could keep an eye on them. By the way, stuffing them into the car when it quickly got hot wasn't so good.

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sissystars
Perkasie, PA
(Zone 6b)

July 3, 2012
5:27 PM

Post #9191902

springcolor wrote:What about the folding lawn chairs?


Hey... that's an idea. Thank you!

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