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Finally - the first bloom on my variegated impatiens

bernieh

By Bernieh


Finally - the first bloom on my variegated impatiens (Impatiens walleriana (Busy Lizzie))

After months of little buds dropping off before breaking into bloom - there's a flower. Not sure why this bud actually opened - but let's hope more will follow.



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Lovely foliage and such a pretty flower too.

26 Aug, 2009

 

Bernieh:

These Impatiens are the easiest plants to grow here in CA.
They bloom all year here in San Diego and grow very quickly.

Are bugs eating the buds? That may be the reason why it's not blooming well.

27 Aug, 2009

 

No Delonix - I've been checking and have found nothing. Another bud opened today, so maybe everything's fine now and whatever was causing the problem has disappeared.

27 Aug, 2009

 

It was obviously building up it's strength to give you a grand display.

30 Aug, 2009

 

Aha - that was it. Thanks Homebird. It's now producing more and more - so it's obviously over whatever the problem was before!

30 Aug, 2009

 

Bernieh:

I'm glad to hear your Impatiens is blooming well!

1 Sep, 2009

 

Thanks Delonix.

1 Sep, 2009

 

my daughter has some of these in her front garden When we went to see her a few weeks ago I took a cutting as we left. I put it in my jacket pocket & of course when we got back home I'd forgotten all about it! The next morning I suddenly remembered it. I did put it in some water but it was too late, it just died on me. :(

2 Sep, 2009

 

That's a shame Balcony - maybe next time! They're a lovely thing.

2 Sep, 2009



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