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Bec_No_Va

Bec_No_Va
Huntsville, AL
(Zone 7b)

March 9, 2009
7:14 AM

Post #6241084

my hubby lovingly killed nearly all my passies and jasmines/gardenias when I went away on vacation last fall - but, I did manage to revive a few of them - been crossing fingers and seen a few green leaves and shoots - still not holding out too much hope that they would survive - they live in the basement under lights and I just recently managed to rearrange the light rack and get some order going...

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Bec_No_Va

Bec_No_Va
Huntsville, AL
(Zone 7b)

March 9, 2009
7:16 AM

Post #6241085

Still haven't been too optimistic cause not much was going on with new growth...

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Bec_No_Va

Bec_No_Va
Huntsville, AL
(Zone 7b)

March 9, 2009
7:17 AM

Post #6241089

but, I've been giving them some TLC and I saw some slight improvement...

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Bec_No_Va

Bec_No_Va
Huntsville, AL
(Zone 7b)

March 9, 2009
7:21 AM

Post #6241092

went to water & fertilize the rest of the plants the other day and decided, even if I know better, what the heck - give the passies some fertilizer as well - I use seaweed & fish emulsion, not the most pleasant smelling combination - but, it seems to work...came down in the basement tonite and look what I found...

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Bec_No_Va

Bec_No_Va
Huntsville, AL
(Zone 7b)

March 9, 2009
7:23 AM

Post #6241093

amazing what a little TLC, spraying & fertilizer can do...'Monica Fischer'

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Bec_No_Va

Bec_No_Va
Huntsville, AL
(Zone 7b)

March 9, 2009
7:28 AM

Post #6241099

Plant is still small, but, I do see more growth on all of them and this one has another bud :-)

So, I guess there is something to be said for persistence - I really thought I had lost all of them (hubby forgot to water, then overwatered...) - but, pruned them all down to nothing, left them in light rack for the winter and looks like I'll have at least 10 or so to bring outside

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ibartoo
Pawleys Island, SC

March 9, 2009
9:29 PM

Post #6243963

It is beautiful. Maybe I will feed mine too. Wake them up a little. Thanks.

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

March 21, 2009
11:09 PM

Post #6300921

Golllly Bec! Great news!
I'm trying to find out too the benefits of light, fert, water and warmth.

By the way, I got a 'hardy passion vine', blue flowers, from a swap. Do they make tuber-like things? I dug up the plant but also found surprising tubers in the spot. Sorry for hijacking, I'm just that rude.

Bec_No_Va

Bec_No_Va
Huntsville, AL
(Zone 7b)

March 21, 2009
11:26 PM

Post #6301021

LOL - Sally, you are one of the least rude people I know...on the tubers, I'm clueless - that must be answered by the experts - I only have a few passies in the ground, and I planted them, pot & all!
fernman23
HENDERSON, NV
(Zone 9a)

March 23, 2009
5:54 PM

Post #6308590

Fish emulsion may smell bad but the plants LOVE it...
:D

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