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by Fernie on May 10, 2005 04:09 AM
Just wondering what the difference is? I planted a rose of sharon last year and this year I had this stick there and nothing was happening. I heard they were slow to restart in the spring, so I waited. Now all of a sudden, it has a tiny green bud down near the soil level. Do I cut the stick once the new growth gets going or do I leave it entirely alone? Thanks.

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by weezie13 on May 10, 2005 05:37 AM
Hi Fernie,
Hibiscus's/Rose of Sharon's are extremely slow
in going to bud..*do you know what growing zone you are?* I'm a zone 5 and I'll have a DEAD STICK for quite some time now...

I'd give it a chance to "wake~up" a wee~bit
before I chopped it.. just to make sure???

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by Fernie on May 10, 2005 08:01 AM
I just meant cut the "stick" when the little bud was starting to show what it was doing...like be a couple inches long or so. I could wait longer if need be. I am in zone 6a....but the rose of Sharon is on the southwest side of my house and sort of protected from the wind and I mulched everything good with straw and sycamore leaves this past winter so as to protect things. I just pulled all that winter covering off about a month ago. The hollyhocks next to it are about 18 inches tall.

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by JV on May 10, 2005 02:25 PM
Fernie go ahead and cut the dead stick back it wont hurt the plant. I cut my Luna Blush and Luna Red even with the ground last fall they are about 8" tall now and very pretty. I also cut back two hardies last winter still waiting on them as well as one Texas Star Hibiscus which they come back late probably in mid June or July. [thumb]
Good Luck
Jimmy

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by njoynit on May 12, 2005 04:39 PM
my seedling that I grew last year has not quiet woke up yet and I'm way way way south of you in zone 8b,but my 2 ROS trees are full of leaves now& can see a few seedlings in amoung the iris.silly me traded some of my bluebird seedlings for what was suppose to be pink ROS& I swear looks alot like my bluebird,but can tell is different,but it sure didn't bloom pink.so hopefully one of my trades of seeds will actually bloom pink.

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by Fernie on May 12, 2005 04:51 PM
I trimmed my "stick" down to about 6 inches tall yesterday. It was hollow and easy to cut. The little bud has grown a bunch already!

I planted astilbe "bulbs" (?) about a month ago and the plants are now about 5 or 6 inches tall. The bleeding heart that I didn't know if it would make it? Getting up close to 10 inches. I planted one ( [Eek!] ) foxglove and it is going great guns itself.

Now if I can just get this camera figured out, I will show it to you all.

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by tkhooper on May 12, 2005 04:55 PM
[clappy] [clappy] [clappy]

Can't wait to see. It sounds great.

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